Written answers

Monday, 22 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Air Pollution: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to provide adequate resources to help Enfield Council tackle air pollution by (a) delivering clean air zones, (b)...

    • Trailers: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Statutory Instrument on Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021, what discussions he has had with...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of updating the traffic sign regulations and general directions to authorise the use of side road...

      Ports: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what lessons his Department has learnt from the delays at ports in December 2020.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the principal duties and role is of a Port Authority.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to bring forward an independent review on the (a) economic, (b) safety, (c) privacy and (d) environmental impacts of the...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of high speed track north of Birmingham there (a) are as of 17 November 2021 and (b) will be in 2031 under his Department's plans.

      Cycleways: Southport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council on their recent consultation on cycle lanes in...

      Airports: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to help ensure that airport staff are able to commute to work via bicycle.

      Public Transport: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of anti-social behaviour incidents on public transport in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has had discussions with supermarket representatives on (a) strategies to encourage the use of rail freight over road freight...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department's release timeline has changed for the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve road safety for cyclists; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the priority given by his Department to rail electrification has changed as a result of the Autumn 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to convert more motorways to smart motorways.

  • Treasury

    • Imports: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC has taken to help improve the rate at which checks are performed on goods imported into the UK in each of the last twelve months.

    • Imports: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what lessons have been learned by HMRC as a result of the time taken for imported good to pass through ports in December 2020.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department made of the comparative potential merits of (a) introducing the Health and Social Care Levy and (b) maintaining or...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) policies or (b) practices of the Valuation Office have changed in relation to (i) houses in multiple occupation and (ii) for bedsitting rooms.

      Public Sector and Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government is taking steps to make it easier for (a) charities, (b) local governments, (c) universities and (d) other service providers to...

      Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance the Government has issued to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero on adopting an agreed definition of net zero.

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the tax reliefs offered to carbon intensive industries, including those companies drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals to reduce Air Passenger Duty on domestic flights on the Government's ability to meet its...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual change in Government revenue resulting from the (a) reduction in Air Passenger Duty on domestic flights from April...

      Heating: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce the VAT on heat batteries to five per cent as part of the transition to a net zero energy system.

      Evergrande Group: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the economy from the potential economic impact of initiation of bankruptcy proceedings against...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate of the number of migrants entering the UK illegally he used when developing budgets for 2021-22.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 12 August 2021, referenced RL25657.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2021 to Question 32460 on Tax-Free Childcare, if he will publish any expenditure forecasts for the tax-free childcare...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Streaming: Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reform copyright laws to ensure that (a) performers, (b) musicians and (c) other...

    • Innovate UK: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the increase in annual core funding for Innovate UK will help support...

      Life Sciences and Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure equitable distribution of funds between the (a) National Centre for the...

      Technology: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to contribute to the (a) development and (b) validation of human-on-a-chip and...

      Fireworks: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of fireworks and bonfires on the level of CO2 emissions in England around 5...

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of steel (a) procured and (b) ordered as of 9 November 2021 is UK-made for (i) Crossrail, (ii) Thames...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Government plans to account for future potential losses from Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the cost of converting (a) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and (b) Bounce...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recommendations of the Good Work Plan published in December 2018, how many of those...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has for the future funding of Local Enterprise Partnerships.

      Baglan Energy Park: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on helping to minimise disruption to the power supply on the...

      Biofuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of wood-burning for electricity on the UK’s carbon emissions; and what...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the assessment of options to shift or rebalance energy levies, such as the Renewables Obligation and...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 60444, on Carbon Capture and Storage: Grants, if he will publish...

      Small Businesses: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support small businesses affected by rising energy prices.

      Hydroelectric Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much public funding has his Department allocated to the development of pumped storage hydro projects in each year...

      Hydroelectric Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much public funding has his Department allocated to the development of hydro power projects in each year since 2010.

      Oil and Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with oil companies on establishing a review of oil and gas prices.

      Manufacturing Industries: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with manufacturers in Newport West constituency on the rise in energy prices.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that lenders and insurance companies do not unfairly penalise homeowners...

      Baglan Energy Park: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to support businesses located in the Baglan Energy Park with their energy supply.

      Baglan Energy Park: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the monthly cost of maintaining the energy supply to Baglan Energy Park after 30 November 2021.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many installers (a) have been and (b) are waiting to be paid for completed work under the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Motorcycles: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to remove unsafe or non-compliant motorcycle rider protective equipment from sale.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Written Statement of 22 July 2021, HCWS238, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the (a) workforce...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference the Written Statement of 22 July 2021, HCWS238, what progress has been made on the commissioning of abortion services in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Technologies Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) role and (b) responsibilities the Medical Technologies Directorate will have in supporting the (i) uptake and (ii) use of...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who received their covid-19 vaccination outside of the UK are able to receive a third vaccination in the UK; and if he...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received from relevant stakeholders on the potential merits of including a record of the covid-19 booster...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September to Question 47056, what assessment he has made of the number of UK residents, who have received...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on the requirement for people who have been vaccinated against covid-19 outside the UK with a MHRA...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to support care homes that risk losing losing staff due to the proposed mandatory covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the referrals of (a) Excalibur Healthcare, (b) JD.com, (c) Monarch Acoustics Ltd and (d) Nine United Ltd to the high priority...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s process is for (a) recording and (b) keeping minutes of all meetings relating to Government business.

      Social Services: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the social care needs of working-age disabled adults in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency and...

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of learning disability services.

      Autism and Learning Disability: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2021 to Question 53847 on Autism and Learning Disability, when he plans to publish the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what further steps his Department is taking to ensure that care home (a) staff and (b) residents are protected from covid-19 infection...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the referrals of (a) Uniserve Ltd and (b) Worldlink to the high priority lane for PPE supply during the covid-19 outbreak were...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to set out a timetable for the delivery of dementia moonshot funding.

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish details of how his Department is giving organisations the opportunity to influence the development of the White Paper...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made towards (a) 10 per cent of stroke patients receiving a mechanical thrombectomy by 2022 and (b) delivering...

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the number of people working in learning disability services compared to the need for those services.

      Strokes: Mechanical Thrombectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure progress against the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to modernise the stroke workforce to support...

      Mental Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to ensure that human rights of people with learning disabilities and the needs of their carers are taken into...

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of learning disability services in York.

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to end out of area placements for people with learning disabilities.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what records his Department holds on the referral of Global United Trading by Dominic Cummings to the high priority lane for supply of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have received an MHRA approved covid-19 vaccination outside of the UK are able to receive a third vaccination in the UK.

      Loneliness: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of loneliness and social isolation amongst (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people in (i)...

      Medical Technologies Directorate: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) operational and (b) total cost is of the Medical Technologies Directorate.

      Medical Technologies Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of (a) members, (b) roles and (c) other responsibilities of the Medical Technologies Directorate.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2021 to Question 47056, what progress he has made on enabling UK residents who have received one...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that elderly and clinically vulnerable hospital inpatients are provided with the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) GPs and (b) hospitals on which type of covid-19 vaccine should be given as a (i) third...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to require unvaccinated UK citizens returning from abroad to take two PCR tests as an alternative to the...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) the availability of the HIV prevention drug PrEP, (b) levels of uptake across the UK and (c) equity of...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an exemption from pre-hospital admission covid-19 isolation for...

      Dementia: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants has conducted research on the potential link between air pollution and...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce the number of people who leave sexual health services without being offered or taking up a HIV test.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to recognise covid-19 vaccines administered to British citizens residing in Mexico.

      Coronavirus: Ivermectin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2021 to Question 21839 on Coronavirus: Ivermectin, what further assessment he has made of the efficacy...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has included provision for extenuating circumstances in the implementation of compulsory covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff.

      Thromboembolism: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the clot-tracking technology developed by the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at...

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential changes needed for the NHS to meet its cardiovascular disease ambitions as outlined...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there are delays in the administration of the covid-19 vaccine through the schools programme; and what steps he is taking...

      General Practitioners: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of in person appointments with GPs available for patients in (a) the North...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on health inequalities in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many equines were slaughtered in UK abattoirs in 2020; and how many of those equines held horse passports issued by Weatherbys...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide under-16s with an NHS Covid Pass for travel overseas.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women seeking abortion in England and Wales who had a consultation decided not to proceed with the termination since 1 April...

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) Minister in his Department and (b) senior official in NHS England have specific responsibility for policy relating to people...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the estimated number of covid-19 lateral flow tests being taken compared to the number of lateral flow...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness and ease of use of the Government’s covid-19 lateral flow test reporting platform.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permanently expanding eligibility for the seasonal flu vaccine to all people aged...

      Gambling: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what public health approaches he is taking to prevent gambling and gambling addiction.

      Gambling: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the public health aspects of gambling as...

      Smoking: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2021 to question 61122 on WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and with reference to the 2017...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the uptake of the third covid-19 vaccine dose among people who are severely immunosuppressed.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the explanation that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation gave him for changing their advice on...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason a healthy start card can only be used for the purchase of milk, fruit, vegetables, pulses and infant formula as outlined...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor on the potential merits of increasing funding for the social care sector during the...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government plans to take to help ensure that additional funding for social care can be accessed by people with complex...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of mental health service provision in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 58327 tabled by the hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Question 58525 tabled on 18 October 2021, when his Department plans to respond to hon. Member for Twickenham regarding 111.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to provide a substantive response to Question 56714, on the inclusion of the vaccination status of victims of the covid-19...

      Global Health Insurance Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Global Health Insurance Card applications (a) are in progress, (b) are awaiting processing and (c) have been received in each...

      NHS and Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the additional funding announced for health and social care over the next three years in paragraph 8 of the policy...

      Mechanical Thrombectomy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the allocation of £5.9 billion capital investment in the NHS included in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available for (a) young carers and (b) people who have become carers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure patients can access their GP.

      Pharmacy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the sustainability of (a) pharmacists and (b) the wider community pharmacy workforce.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the increase in GP waiting times since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Osteoporosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to exclude all medication for osteoporosis exempt from prescription charges.

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on building strong links with global regulators...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) planned and (b) estimated percentage reduction is to (i) staff at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency...

      Medicine: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Royal College of Physicians’ 2020 census which found 44 per cent of advertised consultant posts were unfilled...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the context of the reduction of Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) licensing assessors, what role the (a)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Hikvision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Hikvision CCTV or other surveillance software or equipment from Hikvision, is used on any property owned or administered by his...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department collects on the number of NHS Trusts that are having to cancel priority two elective procedures because...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government will update its covid-19 vaccine delivery plan, published on 13 January 2021.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that Afghans who are (a) not eligible under the Afghan...

    • Iran: Political Prisoners

      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 matters raised in EDM 615 on Recognising...

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      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 recommendations made by the UN Special...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will recognise the National Unity Government of Myanmar.

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      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 warning from the UN Special Rapporteur on...

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in response to the military escalation in Myanmar.

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2021 to Question 68468 on Landmine Clearance Funding, if she will make it her...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on increasing financial support to the...

      India: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Indian counterparts on the eligibility of UK citizens for an e-visa...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much the Government has (a) pledged to UNRWA in the financial year 2021-22 and (b) dispersed to UNRWA as of 17...

      Harold Ordoñez Botero

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) detention of the former FARC combatant and signatory to the peace...

      Cyprus: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking with her international counterparts to help resume peace talks between the informal 5 +1...

      Moldova: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her Russian counterpart on that country's recent interference in gas supplies...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Safe to Be Me Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which sub-Saharan countries have (a) been invited to and (b) agreed to attend the Safe to be Me Global Equality...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many former (a) Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (b) Department for International Development staff were in...

      Sudan: Teachers

      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 arrest of teachers in that country.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Proceedings: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to build trust in the criminal justice system among young people.

    • Prisoners: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women known to be pregnant from July 2020 to March 2021, as reported in the HMPPS Annual Digest 2020/21, were under Assessment, Care in Custody...

      Ministry of Justice: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answers of 1 November 2021 and 16 November 2020 to Questions 61053 and 72346, for what reason the figures for the amount his...

      Ministry of Justice: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2021 to Question 72346 on Stonewall: Ministry of Justice, for what reason the amounts given in that Answer for MoJ...

      Magistrates' Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the closure of magistrates' courts on the court backlog.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Manufacturing Industries: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that British manufacturers that make products for Israeli distributors are not being used to...

    • Department for International Trade: Telephone Services

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

      Department for International Trade: Telephone Services

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

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to increase awareness of the role of Trade Envoys and business opportunities in new and emerging markets.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Department’s export plan published on 17 November 2021, what 10 UK (a) goods and (b) services referred to in that...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Baptism: Asylum

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how many services the Church of England has conducted specifically for the purposes of Baptising people...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2021 to Question 69017 on Unmanned Air Vehicles: Costs, what the (a) whole life cost, (b) in year RDEL costs, (c)...

    • Ministry of Defence: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2021 to Question 61052 on Ministry of Defence: Stonewall, if he will publish a detailed breakdown of funding given...

      Armed Forces: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of levels of direct emissions from the operations of the armed forces.

      Royal Yacht: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the £250 million Royal Yacht contract that will be reserved for payments for the interior design of...

      Defence Equipment: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the greenhouse gas emissions emitted by UK military equipment manufacturers in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK emissions emitted by armed forces operations.

      Merlin Helicopters: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 172 of his Department's Annual Reports and Accounts 2014-15, how an incorrect recording of Merlin aircraft component lives...

      Ministry of Defence: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on charter air transport from private companies since January 2021.

      Veterans: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to resolve the matter of frozen overseas pensions for veterans; and...

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time (a) regular, (b) civilian and (c) full-time reservist personnel are stationed permanently at each of his Department's facilities in...

      Armed Forces: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which other Government departments were consulted before the publication of the Defence Smoke-free Working Environment Directive by his Department.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Written Ministerial Statement on 15 November 2021, HCWS389 on Afghan Relocations Assistance Policy Data Breach Investigation -...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghans nationals have been relocated to the UK under the ARAP scheme since the end of Operation Pitting on 28 August 2021.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applicants to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy programme are still in Afghanistan.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Welfare State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle stigmatisation of welfare claimants.

    • Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government provides (a) financial and (b) other support to people who have been dismissed from their employment as a result of...

      Kickstart Scheme: Newcastle Upon Tyne Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many referrals from Job Centre work coaches have been made to the Kickstart scheme in Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency, by sector type.

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents have been granted payments through the Flexible Support Fund to pay for (a) the full upfront cost of childcare or (b) part of...

      Unemployment: Coventry North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the (a) unemployment and (b) youth unemployment rates in Coventry North East constituency; what...

      Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what formula her Department used to determine the funding given to each local authority from the Household Support Fund.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2021 to Question 69664 on State Retirement Pensions: Females, what specific actions have been taken in...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the survey published by the End Frozen Pensions campaign...

      Universal Credit: Harrogate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her oral contribution of 8 November 2021, Official Report, column 8, if she will publish the learnings from the pilot work...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people affected by administrative errors made by her Department which led to the overpayment of...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle levels of food poverty in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      Food Banks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on foodbank use in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will have discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on the planned destruction of ancient woodlands to...

    • Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department made of the size of the UK’s pollinator species populations.

      Floods: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department (a) have had and (b) plan to have with OFWAT on the performance of water...

      Deposit Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timetable is for the Government’s planned Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to begin operation; whether that DRS...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of banning the caging of farmed animals by 2027, following...

      Hemp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the potential for British grown hemp to expand...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential harm to animal welfare as a result of the export of live...

  • Home Office

    • Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will publish the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation's annual report, Terrorism Acts in 2020.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for an initial decision on an asylum case made by an unaccompanied minor in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019,...

      Imports: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of HMRC staffing at UK ports to ensure efficient throughput of goods in the weeks leading up to...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is between the submission of an application seeking asylum and her Department's initial decision.

      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: Wind Power, when her Department plans to reach a decision on...

      Crimes of Violence: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of violent crimes that involved the use of a (i) firearm and (ii)...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2021 on Drugs: Misuse, if she will provide details of the (a) key partners and (b) external experts in...

      Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent from the public purse on law enforcement services in England and Wales as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio is of members of the public to the number of police officers in England and Wales as at 12 November 2021.

      Interpol: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations her Department has received in support of the candidacy of Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi for the presidency of Interpol.

      Nationality and Borders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when will she publish results of the public consultation that took place prior to the introduction of the Nationality and Borders Bill.

      Human Trafficking: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her French counterpart on tackling human trafficking gangs that operate across the English Channel.

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's planned timescale is for Derwentside immigration removal centre (IRC) to start holding women who are detained under...

      Health Services: Migrant Workers

      What progress her Department has made on the reimbursement of the Immigration Health Surcharge for foreign healthcare workers in the UK.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether meetings have been held between (a) the Anti-Social Behaviour Strategic Board and (b) HM Courts and Tribunal Service since...

      Probation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the resource impact for (a) police services and (b) Home Office Immigration Enforcement of...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to facilitate the deportation of foreign criminals.

      Visas: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason there is not a service standard for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit and Travel Permit; and if she will make it her policy...

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Afghan family members of British nationals who have fled Afghanistan to neighbouring countries, if she will make it her...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the expected increase in passport applications and renewals in 2022 as travel reopens.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made in clearing the backlog of passport applications and renewals; and what proportion of applications are taking...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of abolishing ground rents on the effectiveness of the Building Safety...

    • Council Tax: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, on what date he was informed of the change in (a) policy or (b) practice of the Valuation Office relating to council tax...

      Elections: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a citizen’s assembly to discuss electoral reform.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the announcement in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, how much and what proportion of the...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November to Question 62870 on NHS: Pay, whether principal local authorities in England have...

      Elections: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers from Senedd Cymru on provisions in the Elections Bill that apply to...

      Council Tax: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of households in (a) Coventry North East...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an announcement on the local government finance settlement to ensure that councils are notified of that...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire dated 8 September 2021 regarding local...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting up a national just transition commission to facilitate...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 58318, what his Department's definition is of marriage value.

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the professional building owner sector on proposals to abolish ground rents.

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which initiatives his Department will prioritise for the £640 million homelessness funding outlined in the...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of households in (a) Coventry North East...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of buy-to-let policy changes on the effectiveness of that sector since 2010.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make it his policy to ensure that assessments of the areas to be tackled by the Government's levelling up...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when awards made in the first tranche of the Levelling Up Fund must be spent by.

      UK Community Renewal Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many applications have been received from Northern Ireland for the UK Community Renewal Fund; and how many of those...

      Shops: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent estimate he has made of the number of vacant shops on high streets in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      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 introducing measures to (a) make compliance with...

    • Ports: Finance

      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 providing further funding in port infrastructure...

      Supply Chains

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to tackle delays in the UK supply chain of (a) raw materials and (b) goods.

      Cabinet Office: Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings have been held of the Supply Chain Advisory Group announced on the 8 October 2021; what the...

      Members' Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to implement Recommendation 9 of the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on...

      Travel: Civil Servants and Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of domestic flights taken by (a) Ministers and (b) civil services for...

      Cabinet Office: Hikvision

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Hikvision CCTV or other surveillance software or equipment from Hikvision, is used on any property...

      Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      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 introducing measures to make the membership of Advisory...

      Lobbying

      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 bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the...

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether procurement will be included in the scope of the public inquiry into the Government's response to the...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will publish the average wait times for SEN school places as at 17 November 2021.

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to make changes to the required child to staff ratios in early years settings.

      Civic University Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support the Civic University Network.

      EqualiTeach: Finance

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

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 1 November 2021, Official Report column 615, if he will publish the data source which lists the 3,000...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the financial effect of lowering the student loan repayment threshold on graduates (a) low, (b) middle and (c) high...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle rising levels of anti-Semitic abuse on university campuses.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of interest rate changes on student loans on graduate income.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support the Government is providing to students with visa applications for studying within the UK; and what recent progress has been...

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of school leavers have participated in higher education in (i) Coventry North East constituency, (ii) Coventry, (iii) the...

      Department for Education: Hikvision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Hikvision CCTV or other surveillance software or equipment from Hikvision, is used on any property owned or administered by his Department.

      Summer Schools: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of secondary school pupils who attended a face-to-face summer school in summer 2021.

      Special Educational Needs: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason Leeds local authority received £20.8 million less for High Needs between 2018-19 and 2021-22 than indicated by the National...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will set out the process by which data covering the outcomes of placements of looked after children from England in (a) other nations of the UK...

      Childminding and Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) childminders and (b) group-based early years settings (i) in total, (ii) rated good and (iii) rated outstanding by Ofsted have left the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether funding from the expanded Youth Offer can be spent on...

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the levels of loneliness and social isolation in (a) Coventry North East...

      Charities: Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to increase the charity lottery annual sales limit from £50 million to £100 million.

  • Cop26

  • Women and Equalities

    • Disability: Candidates

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she plans to reintroduce a fund to help disabled people seek elected office.

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement of a £48 million award to the Council of the Isles of Scilly for passenger and freight vessels, who will own the vessels; how...

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) what criteria will be used to assess bids for funds available in the Bus Strategy for England, (2) whether those criteria will include the relief of...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 10 November (HL3612), what additional schemes they are establishing to support rail freight to...

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 1 November (HL3360), which Historic Railways Estate structures have had infilling and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sizewell C Power Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest cost assessments for the building of Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk.

    • Fossil Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Callanan on 3 November (HL Deb col 1215), what estimate they have made of the amount of (1) oil, (2) gas, and (3) coal,...

      Sizewell C Power Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the building of Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk, (1) what is the basis for the claim that using a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) financing...

      Fossil Fuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Callanan on 3 November (HL Deb, col 1215), what estimate they have made of the amount of (1) oil, (2), gas, and (3)...

      Sizewell C Power Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the building of Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk, what plans they have, if any, to publish (1) details of the (a) process, and (b)...

      Sizewell C Power Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Final Investment Decision in relation to the building of Sizewell C nuclear power station to be taken.

      Sizewell C Power Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of any cost overruns in the construction of Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk would be passed on to (1) consumers, and (2) taxpayers,...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Aarhus Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their obligations under Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention 1998 are discharged regarding Local Enterprise Partnership (1) plans, and (2) programs.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the deficiencies in insurance company accounting that were identified by the Penrose Inquiry into Equitable Life have been dealt with by the...

      Financial Reporting Council: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish a list showing fines collected from auditors admonished for misconduct by the Financial Reporting Council.

      Interserve: Audit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the fines levied by the Financial Reporting Council on Grant Thornton and its partner for audit failures at Interserve will be retained by...

      Summertime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remaining on British Summer Time all year round; and what plans they have, if any, to make such a change.

      UK Endorsement Board: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 28 October (HL3092, HL3093, HL3094 and HL3095) whether (1) the UK Endorsement Board Limited, and (2) the...

      Minimum Wage: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase financial penalties for employers violating the minimum wage law.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reached an agreement with the Electoral Commission for Northern Ireland on a funding package for the next three years; and if so, what sums have...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • National Problem Gambling Clinic: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged between 13 and 25 have received treatment from the National Problem Gambling Clinic since 2019.

    • Lung Diseases: Oxygen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to build a resilient supply of oxygen for patients with (1) serious respiratory conditions, and (2) asthma, in (a) hospitals, (b) their...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to facilitate travel for (1) school groups, and (2) families, to countries where vaccine passports for children aged 12 to 17 are a...

  • Department for Education

    • Family Hubs: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much new funding for family hubs they have set aside in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review for each financial year to 2024–25; and how local...

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 9 November (HL3490), what assessment they have made of (1) the effects on children in care of waiting for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Post-mortems: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce an automatic test for carbon monoxide poisoning in post-mortems in line with the automatic test for drugs and alcohol.

    • Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been held in prisons where pelargonic acid vanillylamide (PAVA) incapacitant spray has been issued, broken down by (1) ethnicity, (2)...

      Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions pelargonic acid vanillylamide (PAVA) incapacitant spray has been (1) drawn, or (2) drawn and deployed, in prisons since 1 April 2019, broken...

      Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions pelargonic acid vanillylamide (PAVA) incapacitant spray has been (1) drawn, or (2) drawn and deployed, in prisons since 1 April 2019, broken...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in their funding of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees for 2021 compared to 2020.

    • Israel: Jordan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel concerning (1) the demolition of tents, livestock pens, and water tanks, and (2) the...

      Palestinians: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the allegations that the secret evidence used against four NGOs—Defense for...

      Hebron: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about the closure of the village of Sussia by the Israeli army.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the reports of the killing of 13-year old Palestinian Mohammed Daadas by Israeli forces in the West Bank, and (2) the riot...

      Freedom of Religion or Belief Ministerial Conference

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what progress they have made in organising a Ministerial Conference on freedom of religion or belief in July 2022, and (2) what steps they have taken, if any,...

      Palestinians: Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the designation, on 22 October, of six Palestinian civil society groups as terrorist...

      Afghanistan: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to help alleviate the risk of a winter famine in Afghanistan.

      World Food Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with international partners to financially support the World Food Programme; and what plans they have to address the (1) poverty,...

      Commonwealth: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the level of spending of Overseas Development Assistance in strengthening health care systems in (1) Ghana, (2) Nigeria, and...

      Belarus: Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) aid, and (2) assistance, they are providing to help ease the migrant crisis in Belarus.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing via NATO to Operation Althea (the European Union Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina); and whether any military contingent will be of equal...

      Israel and Russia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to UN member states that have annexed parts of neighbouring states, in particular, in respect of (1) Russia's annexation of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 1 November (HL3172), (1) whether the decision not to publish the report commissioned from NatCen...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Methane

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce agricultural methane emissions.

    • Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Benyon on 27 May (HL Deb, col 1097), when they will publish details of how new Environmental Land Management schemes will...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific sites have been identified to provide rented housing for (1) Afghan refugees coming to the UK under the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS),...

    • Insulate Britain: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government the total cost of policing the Insulate Britain protest in Westminster on 3 November.

      Insulate Britain: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Metropolitan Police officers were injured, and (2) protesters were arrested, during the Insulate Britain protest in Westminster on 3 November.

      Human Trafficking and Smuggling: Balkans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the illegal traffic into the UK of (1) drugs, (2) firearms, and (3) people, originating in or going via the Western Balkans.

      Deportation: Jamaica

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken following the remarks by the High Commissioner for Jamaica on 4 November: “from a human rights perspective I am deeply concerned...

      Children's Rights: Impact Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a Children's Rights Impact Assessment has been conducted for the provisions in the Nationality and Borders Bill.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether family reunion rights will be restricted for all group 2 refugees as a result of the proposed changes to the law in the Nationality and Borders Bill.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they sought planning permission from Shepway District Council for the continued use of Napier Barracks to house people seeking asylum; and if not, why not.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing Act 1985

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to repeal section 618 of the Housing Act 1985.

    • Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to the further technical consultation on private parking charges, discount rates, debt collection fees and appeals charter, published...

      Borrowing: Sheffield City Region

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further information they need in order to confirm (1) Sheffield City Region’s borrowing plans announced in March 2021, and (2) the debt cap agreed by...

      Freeports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 2 November (HL3296), what legal obligations apply to the Freeports model in Northern Ireland which did...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Office for Environmental Protection: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will add the Chair of the Office for Environmental Protection to the list of significant public appointments it agrees with the Commissioner for...

    • Northern Ireland Protocol: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to unilaterally stop checks on some goods sent across the Irish Sea as an alternative to triggering Article 16 to suspend the Protocol on...

  • Treasury

    • Business Banking Resolution Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers they have to examine the operations of the Business Banking Resolution Service.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed reform of alcohol duty announced in the Autumn Budget Statement on alcohol consumption.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times (1) ministers, and (2) officials, from HM Treasury have met representatives of the gambling industry since June 2020; and what was the nature...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Peers: Correspondence

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Touhig on 15 November (HL3572), what financial assistance is available to backbench members to employ the three...

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of delivering each of the seven hereditary peer by-elections this year in respect of (1) outside contractors, and (2) the time of House staff.

      House of Lords: Times of Sittings

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 9 November (HL3511), whether he will ask the appropriate committee of the House to make this...

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