Written answers

Monday, 29 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether contracts have been issued for smart motorway projects on the (a) M62, (b) M40 and (c) M42 as of 24 November 2021; and what his planned...

    • Biofuels: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support rural production of (a) biogas and (b) biomethane on farms for use as a vehicle fuel to replace red diesel.

      Biomethane: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the use of biomethane to replace diesel in the rural haulage sector.

      Biomethane and Hydrogen: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the use of biomethane and hydrogen in rural areas...

      Roads: Japanese Knotweed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help prevent the growth of invasive Japanese knotweed alongside highways.

      A46

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department has received from Highways England on plans for the A46 between Teddington Hands roundabout and Evesham; and what...

      Transport for London: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to the Mayor of London on the potential increase in the number of employees receiving salaries in excess of...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the motor insurance industry on encouraging the shared use of cars by increasing the availability...

      Driving Tests: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including more language options for UK driving theory tests.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of driver's address records held by the DVLA.

      Department for Transport: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what records relating to staff working times are kept by his Department under Regulation 9 of the Working Time Regulations 1998; and how long those...

      Department for Transport: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the compliance of his Department's staff working from home with the Working Time Regulations 1998.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeline is for the completion of the Whole Industry Strategic Plan.

      Department for Transport: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that at least one official from his Department is present during all (a) meetings and (b) phone calls...

      Department for Transport: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many senior civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020,...

      Department for Transport: Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform relevant to his...

      Department for Transport: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 75126 on UN Climate Conference 2021: Government, how many Ministers in his Department travelled...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2021 Question 31379, Road Traffic Offences, for what reason a review was announced by the Government in 2014 in the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries occurred on roads in (i) Hendon constituency, (ii) London and (iii) England in each of the last three years.

      Babcock International: CHC Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the offshore helicopter market, following CHC’s takeover of Babcock International’s...

      Babcock International: CHC Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment the Civil Aviation Authority has made of the impact of CHC’s takeover of Babcock International’s offshore oil and...

      Electric Scooters: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether electric scooters are required to have lights.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his rail enhancement plans include the expansion of HS2to York via the East Coast Main Line.

      London Underground: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average financial package received by drivers on the London Underground.

      Transport for London: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that Transport for London does not pay bonuses to senior management for the next two years as part of a bailout plan.

      Driving Tests: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what date his Department estimates the backlog of driving practical tests at DVSA Middlewood test centre, Sheffield, will be cleared.

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his Department's policy that (a) electric bikes require licencing and (b) bicycles that have been modified with electric motors require...

      Ports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who regulates and sets the charging fees for Scottish ports.

      Railways: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will published the proposed journey times between York and (a) Newcastle and (b) Edinburgh after the Integrated Rail Plan. plan is delivered

      Railways: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his proposals for (a) HS2 and (b) Northern Powerhouse Rail on journey duration from York to (i)...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to tackle rail disruption during his proposed improvement works on existing rail routes.

      Railways: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish (a) his plans on establishing a rail operation centre in York, (b) the role of that centre in the delivery of the Integrated Rail...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to ensure the Integrated Rail Plan ensures equality of economic effects to Yorkshire and the North East.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, published on 18 November 2021, what consultation his Department carried out...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Integrated Rail Plan sets out (a) capacity improvements on the Transpennine Route and (b) the potential effect of his proposals on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many offshore oil and gas workers were employed on installations on the UK Continental Shelf in (a) January 2020,...

    • Wind Power: Celtic Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2021 to Question 74871, what assessment he has made of the merits of developing...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he was first made aware of the concerns about the pricing of wholesale gas.

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the (a) UK’s...

      Oil: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to end Government support for Oil Drilling in Horse Hill, Surrey in the context of the...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to end UK Government support for Liquid Natural Gas in Mozambique in the context of the...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to end Government support for the new Cambo oil field in the context of the UK’s...

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to end Government support for Whitehaven Coal Mine in the context of the UK’s...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that consumers are protected from scams and rogue traders as they make...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of strengthening employees' rights to flexible working from the...

      Conditions of Employment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that labour rights are respected for employees from BAME communities.

      Immigration: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure labour rights are enforced for all workers regardless of immigration...

      Help to Grow Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 56300, on Help to Grow Scheme, what plans the Government has to...

      Clarks: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the mediations between Clarks and its employees.

      Postal Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Royal Mail services in south London; and what steps he is...

      Postal Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he is holding with the CEO of Royal Mail regarding current service standards for the delivery of...

      Royal Mail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of Royal Mail’s (a) recent investment in mail delivery...

      Paternity Leave and Paternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to increase the amount of (a) pay and (b) leave granted of paternity leave.

      Migrant Workers: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in the context of no eligible prize holders having applied for the Home Office's fast-track Global Talent visa in the...

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to encourage the installation of heat pumps by owners of off-gas grid homes.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to alter the Grade E Energy Performance Certificate minimum requirement to Grade C under...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what parameters his Department are monitoring to determine the rate of climate change.

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when Post Office Horizon IT inquiry 2020 plans to interview the former Managing Director of the Post office; and if he...

      Heat Batteries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of heat batteries for the decarbonisation of off grid homes in the UK.

      Components: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of worldwide component shortages on small businesses in the UK.

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to restrict firework...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many quarterly updates on progress have been published under the New Decade, New Approach Agreement, Annex F.

    • Freight: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he last met representatives of the haulage industry in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he plans to invite leaders from the Northern Ireland Executive to the Multiparty Talks on Legacy.

      Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the legal text of the UK's proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol has been shared with the Northern Ireland Executive.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what records his Department holds on the referral of PPE Medpro by Baroness Mone to the high priority lane for personal protective...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer the letter from the hon. Member for Halton of 30 April 2021 in respect of Laura Higginson.

      Borderline Substances Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances to facilitate product innovation and...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the size of the cancer backlog in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England; and what...

      Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2021 to Question 58780, on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Research, if he will provide...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase funding for (a) research into and (b) treatment of endometriosis.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many school children received a (a) first and (b) second dose of the human papillomavirus vaccination in each month from April 2019...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) financial and (b) other steps his Department is taking to increase access to NHS dentistry in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs there were in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in each of the last...

      Mental Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisoners are residing in jail awaiting admission to mental health units in England as of 15 November 2021.

      Surgery

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

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the role of community pharmacy in alleviating pressure on GPs and hospitals this winter and beyond.

      Wound Dressings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has carried out any research on the effect on (a) patient outcomes, (b) healing rates and (c) quality of life of...

      Osteoporosis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Government spent on osteoporosis research in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

      NHS and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2021 to Question 70322 on NHS and Social Services: Migrant Workers, if he will publish in any...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) treatments, (b) diagnostic tests and (c) operations undertaken by the NHS in each year...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2021 to Question 66237 on Catheters: Urinary Tract Infections, what his timelines is for the...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Health and Care Bill on NHS employment contracts.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what dates did the Minister for Efficiency and Transformation refer (a) Uniserve Ltd and (b) Worldlink Resource to the high priority...

      Neurology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who are currently waiting for specialist neurology appointments.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to help ensure that medical interventions for stroke are not de-prioritised in favour of elective surgery...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has he made of the impact of the additional funding for the NHS will have on hospital waiting times by (a)...

      Social Services: South East

      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) Bracknell and (b) the South East.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to further improve communications between (a) CCGs, (b) GPs, and (c) care homes to raise awareness...

      Solitary Confinement: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisoners are being held in solitary conditions awaiting admission to a mental health bed in England as of 15 November 2021.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the length of time for adults over the age of 25 without an Education and Health Care Plan...

      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 length of waiting times for children to access treatment from CAHMS; and what criteria...

      Spinal Injuries: Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will instruct NHS England to ensure that Continuing Healthcare assessments for spinal cord injured individuals are transferable...

      Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the job vacancy rates in social care in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for children and adolescent mental health services in (a) Coventry, (b) the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure fully covid-19 vaccinated children aged 12 and over can demonstrate their vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's rational is for requesting vaccination status from someone when registering their covid-19 lateral flow test results.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to allow people who have a religious objection to being vaccinated against covid-19 to obtain a Covid pass;...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from what date a covid-19 booster vaccination will become a mandatory part of being considered fully vaccinated.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing evidence of third booster vaccinations within the NHS Covid Pass; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2021 to Question 73966 on Travel: Coronavirus, what his timescale is for ensuring that a NHS COVID...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue on how children aged 12 to 17 years old are able to verify their covid-19...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 17 September 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, reference ZA57710.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the NHS 111 service on trends in the level of patient numbers attending A&E...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the effectiveness of personal protective equipment used by front line health workers in...

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of effectiveness of the NHS 111 service at (a) identifying and (b) recommending patients who can be treated...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take in the event that patients are unable to access the healthcare they need.

      General Practitioners: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chancellor on the Exchequer of the adequacy of the level of taxation on GPs pensions.

      Hospitals: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent guidance his Department has provided to NHS Trusts on allowing more than one visitor to visit patients; and what steps he is...

      Bridlington and District Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 17694, on Bridlington and District Hospital, what recent progress has been made on the...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to require all companies in receipt of NHS contracts to be based in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for lower take-up of the covid-19 booster vaccination across all age groups compared to the...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential risk to patients life at (a) the South Central Ambulance Service and (b)...

      Hepatitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce new hepatitis C virus infections and (b) support local authorities' efforts to tackle...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the UK Health Security Agency plans to release data on the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus in (a) London and (b) England.

      Coronavirus and Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help increase the predictability of the timetable of deliveries of (a) covid-19 and (b) flu vaccines to local...

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of covid-19 infections among the over 60s population.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to take steps with the Secretary of State for Education to develop guidance for health, education and children’s...

      Meat: Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to investigate the potential (a) acceptance of and (b) need for regulation on cultured meat as a...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to provide post-lockdown support to families affected by substance abuse.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support those with severe trypanophobia accessing the covid-19 vaccine; and what steps he is...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for PCR covid-19 test results for children in childcare settings; and what steps his Department is...

      Asthma: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help protect asthmatics from covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will review the decision not to use the free flu jab list as the basis for determining the eligibility of asthmatics...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have received their covid-19 booster jab, and who are not travelling abroad, will be able to display their vaccination...

      General Practitioners: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the number of General Practitioners in (a) West Sussex and (b) Bognor...

      General Practitioners: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support GP practices in the most deprived areas.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance the Government has issued to healthcare providers on seeing patients face-to-face.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients can access adequate healthcare services from (a) GPs and (b) local authorities.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of NHS dentists in (a) England, (b) West Sussex, (c) Bognor Regis and (d) Littlehampton.

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor long covid.

      Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce diagnosis times for people (a) with polycystic ovaries and (b) with endometriosis.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to improve data collection for metastatic breast cancer ahead of the audit of metastatic breast...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will to publish a timeline for releasing funds for the detailed design and enabling works required from West Hertfordshire...

  • Wales Office

    • RSPCA Cymru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he last met representatives of RSPCA Cymru.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on steps to tackle drink spiking in Wales.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the impact on Welsh commuters of the Government's decision not to proceed with the HS2 rail extension to Leeds.

      Freight: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he last met with representatives of the haulage industry in Wales.

      Wales Office: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 75126 on UN Climate Conference 2021: Government, how many Ministers in his Department travelled to...

      Wales Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many senior civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020, (c)...

      Wales Office: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department takes to ensure that at least one official from his Department is present during all (a) meetings and (b) phone calls relating...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a comprehensive national measurement of children’s well-being in the UK.

    • Department for Education: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to WPQ 75126, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 75126 on UN Climate Conference 2021: Government, how many...

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of the £560 million for the Multiply programme announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 he plans to...

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the full response to Sir Philip Augar's review of Post-18 Education and Funding.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department is using to determine whether proposals for a Sharia-compliant alternative student finance system will be included in the...

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the Government has spent on campaigns to encourage better ventilation in schools to tackle covid 19 in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the per pupil funding is for schools in Hitchin and Harpenden constituency for the academic year (a) 2021-22, (b) 2022-23 and (c) 2023-24.

      Cryptocurrencies: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of teaching children about the risks of (a) cryptocurrency speculation and (b) scams involving...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary schools with (a) fewer than 210, (b) 120 to 210, (c) 60 to 120, (d) fewer than 60 and (e) fewer than 30 pupils on roll there are, by...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department is having with the Department of Work and Pensions on the forthcoming trial of Access to Work adjustment passports...

      Special Educational Needs: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, subject to the successful piloting of Access to Work adjustment passports, whether he plans to embed passports for children with special educational...

      School Leaving: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to encourage (a) awareness and (b) uptake of apprenticeships, supported internships and traineeships among young...

      Digital Technology: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on embedding digital skills within the (a) Further Education and (b) Higher Education curriculum.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probation: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Review of Unpaid Work under the Target Operating Model for the reunified national probation service will (a) commence and (b) complete.

    • Work Experience: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the health and safety implications of using shipping containers as site accommodation for unpaid work staff.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on the (a) hire or purchase, (b) installation, (c) maintenance and and (d) replacement of shipping containers for use...

      Probation: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation regions are using shipping containers as site accommodation for unpaid work staff; and at how many sites such containers are being used.

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency arrangements for legal advice provision will be put in place in response to the cancellation of the Detained Duty Advice Scheme...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation red sites there were in the week commencing 15 November 2021, for each probation region in England and Wales.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1...

      Ex Gratia Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Court of Appeal judgement, [2021] EWCA Crim 956, if he will make an ex gratia payment to the appellant in accordance with...

      Probation: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly statistics, Probation Officer Recruitment Annex, September 2021,...

      Probation: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly statistics, Probation Officer Recruitment Annex, September 2021,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to increase exports.

    • Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to (a) reduce bureaucracy and (b) increase opportunities for British businesses internationally.

      Financial Services: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to increase exports of financial services.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to increase services and digital trade.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress she has made on Government plans to bring Afghan political refugees with family in the UK to the UK.

    • Autonomous Weapons

      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 development of Lethal Autonomous Weapons...

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the strength of relations between Hamas and Qatar and (b) the potential effect of...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March...

      Mozambique: Liquefied Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the (a)...

      Peng Shuai

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions officials in her Department have had with their Chinese counterparts on the wellbeing of...

      Democracy: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which members of the Government will participate in the Summit for Democracy hosted by the President of the United...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has raised the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with the Secretary General of the United Nations.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to her Israeli counterpart on plans for settlement expansion or...

      British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 76782, on British Council: Closures, if she will publish...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the reduction in Government funding to the UN Relief and Works...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent meetings she has had with her Iranian counterpart on the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that engagement with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan is gender balanced.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, by what date she expects the UK to have donated to developing countries half of the 100 million doses of covid-19...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning and Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans she has to ensure that aid funding allocated to support women and girls in the developing world will...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Sub-saharan Africa: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential security implications of climate change on the sub-Saharan region of Africa.

    • Arctic: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the UK's icebreaker ship strength to protect UK interests in the Arctic.

      Arctic: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions has he had with counterparts in (a) NATO and (b) the Arctic Council in the last 12 months on the security implications of climate...

      Trident Submarines: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the forecast total cost is of the Vanguard class submarine Life Extension Programme.

      Ministry of Defence: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish his Department's annual report and accounts for 2020-21.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking in response to concerns raised by Gurkha pension campaigners.

      Capita Fire and Rescue: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of vacant positions there were at Capita Fire and Rescue as at 24 November 2021; and what comparative assessment he has...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the accumulative flying hours undertaken by Watchkeeper are since it entered service with the British Army.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of the Watchkeeper fleet are operational as of 24 November 2021.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any Watchkeeper WK450's have been exported since 2018.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been undertaken by Watchkeeper in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 as of 24 November 2021.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date Watchkeeper received release to service certification.

      Ministry of Defence: Amazon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessment was undertaken before awarding the cloud contract for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 to Amazon.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the results of the Health Transformation Programme pilot, including information provided by disabled people on whether...

    • Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive’s Energy Division on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on...

      Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 76056 on Coronavirus: Government Assistance, for what reason that Answer did not...

      Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure elderly residents are able to keep warm during winter 2021-22; and what assessment her Department has made...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets are in place for the Marine Management Organisation to determine applications from marine enterprises for major...

    • Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what metrics his Department uses to measure the efficiency of the Marine Management Organisation; and what recent assessment...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to accelerate the implementation of a badger vaccination strategy alongside improved cattle testing,...

      Travel: Civil Servants and Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) financial costs and (b) environmental impacts of the use of domestic flights...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to stop trail hunting on Government-owned land.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1...

      Marine Management Organisation: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) staff were working from home in response to the...

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were employed during (a) 2021 and (b) 2019 in Border force.

    • NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2021 to Question 78504, how many people have received refunds of the immigration health surcharge in...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the context of no eligible prize holders having applied for her Department's fast-track Global Talent visa in the first six months of...

      Asylum: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to make additional funding available for (a) schooling and (b) healthcare for local authorities with higher...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police recorded cases of human trafficking there were in (a) 2021, (b) 2020, (c) 2019 and (c) 2018.

      Schools: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-vaccination protestors have been arrested for harassment and intimidation outside school gates since September 2021.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to lodge a complaint against the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

      Home Office: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department are operating in Scotland; and on which administrative sites those staff are based.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the issue of spiking in nightclubs, bars and pubs.

      Exploitation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total number of children being criminally exploited in England and Wales.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Social Rented Housing: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of social housing provision in County Durham.

    • Devolved Matters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the impact of the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 on...

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make it his policy to end Government support for Oil Drilling in Horse Hill, Surrey in the context of the...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 77410 on Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities:...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number of new homes.

      Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help communities protect their local assets.

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make it his policy to end Government support for the Whitehaven Coal Mine in the context of the UK’s...

      Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of leaseholders that are facing remediation costs for (a) non-compliant cladding...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the time taken to process applications to the Building Safety Fund.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many FTE officials in his Department are responsible for processing applications to the Building Safety Fund.

      Housing: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress he has made on establishing a Housing Complaints Resolution Service.

      Temporary Accommodation: Children and Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of families with children living in temporary accommodation in (a) Coventry North...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if she will commission independent research to estimate the (a) number of tenants in rent arrears as a result of the...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of tenants in rent arrears as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and (b) total...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b)...

      Tribunals: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities,, what procedure is available for investigating conduct of court appointed managing agents.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Meetings

      To ask the Attorney General, what her Department’s process is for (a) recording and (b) keeping minutes of all meetings relating to Government business.

    • Attorney General: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Press Conferences: Sign Language

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the benefits of offering all press conferences in British Sign Language.

    • Committee on Standards in Public Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy to implement any of the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants in his Department work on cross-government procurement, broken down by unit.

      Cybercrime: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) status and (b) composition is of the Ministerial Cyber Steering Group.

      Good Law Project: Legal Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what legal costs his Department incurred in the case of The Good Law Project versus Minister of State for the...

      Cabinet Office: Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth...

      Public Sector: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has issued any guidance, internally or to other Departments on the risks or benefits of...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1...

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls made to the HMRC self-assessment helpline were (i) answered and (ii) not answered within five minutes in each of the last 36 months.

    • Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of HMRC on the challenges faced by businesses in the payment of their tax as a result of the covid-19...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason VAT is payable on domestic cavity wall insulation and other energy efficiency measures; and if he will make a statement.

      Health and Social Care Levy: Scotland and Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the (a) Welsh and (b) Scottish Governments on the use of payroll messaging facilities and the new Health and Social Care...

      Agricultural Shows: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether agricultural shows and agricultural show grounds will qualify for the 50 per cent discount for Business Rates announced in the Budget 2021 for...

      Amazon Web Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on the revenues of Amazon Web Services of the changes to research and development tax credits to include cloud...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

      Treasury: Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department had with the hon. Member for Milton Keynes North between 1 May...

      Agricultural Shows: Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allow agricultural shows and agricultural showgrounds to continue to use red diesel given their classification by his Department and animal...

      Government Departments: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of (a) 10 November 2021 to Question 68120 on Ministry of Defence: Fines and (b) 19 November 2021 to Question 75808 on Government...

      Post Office Card Account: Ceredigion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Ceredigion in receipt of (a) tax credits, (b) child benefit and(c) guardian’s allowance payments hold only a Post Office card account.

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on assessing the (a) impact and (b) value for money of the Multiply programme...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling Act 2005 Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Review of the Gambling Act 2005 Terms of Reference and Call for Evidence, published in December 2020,...

    • Sports: Religious Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of Islamophobia in organised sport.

      Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the recommendation of the North East LEP report, entitled Digital...

      Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of digital exclusion on the ability of individuals to access (a) online training, (b) job...

      Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with local authorities in the North East on how to provide targeted support to...

      Television: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether there are restrictions on the (a) length or (b) nature of advertising ITV shows on ITV hub.

  • Prime Minister

    • Brexit: France

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the operation of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement.

    • David Cameron

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met David Cameron.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bridges: Barcombe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 1 November (HL3360), how long the pause referred to is intended to be; what the financial...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their target is for the number of electric car charging points to be installed; and by when.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Phase One HS2 enabling works covering (1) gas, (2) water, (3) telecommunications, and (4) electricity, have been (a) approved in principle, (b) approved...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of electric car charging points in each local authority, and (2) any geographical differences in levels of...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of practical challenges of increasing the number of electric car charging points.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the results of the internal review on road traffic offences; and why there was not a public phase to the review.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when in 2022 they expect to publish their hydrogen production strategy.

    • Small Businesses: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide help for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to become more environmentally sustainable.

      Heating: Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward their decision on the role of hydrogen in heating buildings from the current date of 2026.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme have been (1) received, and (2) approved, since they were introduced.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many companies have defaulted on the instalment repayments Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) so far; what is the value of loan repayments...

      UK Endorsement Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when (1) the UK Endorsement Board, and (2) the UK Accounting Standards Endorsement Board Limited, commenced outreach activities on the endorsement of accounting...

      UK Endorsement Board: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when (1) the UK Endorsement Board, and (2) the UK Accounting Standards Endorsement Board Limited, were required to register with the Information Commissioner for...

      UK Endorsement Board: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when (1) the UK Endorsement Board, and (2) the UK Accounting Standards Endorsement Board Limited, registered with the Information Commissioner for the purposes of...

      Heat Pumps: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of their target set out in the Heat and Buildings Strategy for heat pumps to cost the same (1) to buy, and (2) to...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they removed combined heat and power from the second phase of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund combined heat and power projects for public bodies, such as the NHS; and whether any such funds would be made available via...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison aged 18 to 20 share a cell with a woman aged over 20 years old.

    • Young Offenders: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what age-specific training prison staff receive for working with female prisoners aged 18 to 24.

      Children in Care: Mental Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Deprivation of Liberty orders were issued each month since July to individuals in care who were under 16 years old.

      Youth Custody: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women aged 18 to 24 have been received into prison in each year of the past 10 years, by establishment.

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison aged (1) 18 to 24, and (2) 25 years or older, were pregnant while in custody in each of the last 10 years.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 3 November (HL3348), what further steps they have taken to "coordinate with international...

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise Nagorno-Karabakh as being part of the Republic of Azerbaijan; and whether they are aware of any Armenian Armed Forces located in...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to follow the lead of the government of the USA by blacklisting Pegasus spyware.

      Raed Jadallah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports of the killing of Raed Jadallah by Israeli snipers.

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the likelihood of a future conflict in Turkish-occupied Syria, and (2) the steps that need to be taken to prevent such a conflict.

      Xinjiang: Cotton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reported remarks by the Foreign Secretary relating to genocide in Xinjiang; what plans they have (1) to ban cotton imports from Xinjiang, or (2) to...

      Uighurs: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reported comments by the Foreign Secretary relating to genocide in Xinjiang, what discussions they intend to have with UNESCO about the destruction...

      China: Olympic Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reported remarks by the Foreign Secretary relating to genocide in Xinjiang, what plans they have, if any, for boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics...

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that increased military attacks against civilians in the Burmese province of Chin State are approaching the...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UN Security Council's decision on 29 October to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara until 31 October...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to avert a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan this winter; and what plans they have to send urgent assistance to the civilian population...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reinstate the full UK contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

      Mohammed Daadas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel about the killing of Mohammed Daadas.

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of reports that the United Nations Relief and Work agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is close to collapse following a...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reduced aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA); if so, (1) by how much, and (2) for what reasons; and...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of British Iranian dual nationals detained by the government of Iran; and what support they are providing (1) the...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe; and what assessment they have made about the...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports of overnight raids on homes in the West Bank village of Fahma by Israeli forces.

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 September (HL2695), what progress they have made on their engagement "with state governments,...

      Cameroon: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the Cameroon military occupying a hospital in Shisong; and what discussions they have had with the government of that...

      Sudan: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to section 40 of the Glasgow Climate Pact, what steps they will take to provide emergency assistance for necessary mitigation and adaptation to climate...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office quoted in the Financial Times on 4 November that clean energy equities in emerging and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Tanks: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the £400 million debt owed to the government of Iran for the non-delivery of Chieftain tanks in 1979; and what steps they are taking to...

    • Warships: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the carrier strike group will return to the UK.

      Army: Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 14 October (HL2832), whether they can confirm that, of the posts listed, only the Director Reserves, Army...

      Ministry of Defence: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total area of any Ministry of Defence (1) land, and (2) buildings, sold off in each of the last five years; and what was the value of each sale.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Household Support Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the £500 million Household Support Fund will be made available; and what amount has been allocated for each of the financial years for which the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce confusion regarding recycling in England; what plans they have to require companies to simplify recycling instructions on...

    • Bats: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out a cost-benefit analysis of bat surveys in planning applications; and, if so, what value they placed on the life of a bat,...

      Hydroelectric Power: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have increased hydropower licence fees for run-of-river schemes by 895 per cent since 2016; and how this aligns with their ambition to generate more...

      Fishing Catches: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they have on the catch taken by the EU Fisheries fleet in UK waters this year.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the government of France to provide safe access to asylum procedures on both sides of the English Channel.

    • Undocumented Migrants: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many mobile phones have been issued (1) to individuals in immigration removal centres, and (2) to asylum seekers arriving in the UK after crossing the English...

      Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why a detainee at Colnbrook Immigration Centre was denied HIV medication.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Building Research Establishment report The Cost of Poor Housing in England, published 11 November, that...

    • Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to create a single appeals process for motorists if they are unfairly fined.

      Homelessness: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of EU nationals living in England who have become homeless since the UK formally withdrew from the EU.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the triggering of Article 16 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, they would provide an opportunity for that action to be debated in...

    • Foreign Relations: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last spoke to the President of Russia.

      Ministerial and Other Maternity Allowances Act 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to remarks by Lord True on 25 February (HL Deb, col. 961) that they would review their approach to drafting legislation following concerns expressed...

      Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to trigger Article 16 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

      Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed have died due to COVID-19 in England since 2 September.

      Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the review into the language used in drafting legislation.

      Northern Ireland Protocol: UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to apply the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; and what assessment they have made of the implications of this application for the...

  • Treasury

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce VAT on (1) home renovation, and (2) retrofit work, in order to support households to invest in energy efficiency measures.

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 18 November (HL3652), who assessed all permanent and temporary venues at COP26 as fully...

    • Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to sign the Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action by Unicef; and if not, for what reasons.

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