Written answers

Friday, 3 December 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had at the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee on zero emission shipping.

    • Shipping: Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on reducing the cost of container shipping prices; and if he...

      Electric Vehicles: Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the £1 billion of Government support for the electrification of vehicles and their supply chains includes...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of improving rail links between York and Hull.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with members of the Clean Maritime Council on the Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of new railway was built and in which regions (a) from 1997 to 2010 and (b) from 2010 to date.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government’s support for the (a) Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the first green shipping corridors from UK ports in response to the Government’s status as a signatory to the...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors, what process his Department will use to identify (a) ports and (b) operators...

      Shipping: Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to work with the shipping industry to reduce container shipping prices; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Transport: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and government agencies associated with...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of railway was electrification completed in each calendar year since 1997.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of declarations signed by the Government at COP26 on seafarer (a) employment and (b) training in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Information Commissioner’s Office’s Decision Notice of 16 September 2021, reference IC-76902-C8V1, what...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small businesses (a) applied for and (b) were awarded loans from the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme in...

    • Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) regulate the gig economy, (b) ensure that gig economy workers are receiving pay for all...

      Future Fund: Stocks and Shares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2021 to Question 68262 on Future Fund, what the criteria were for converting...

      Hospitality Industry: Recovery Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of hospitality businesses that applied for a loan under the Recovery Loan Scheme were successful in...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 57139, on Post Offices, how many of the applications...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 57139, on Post Offices, how many of the applications...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Irelend Office: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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 of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) private organisations that have received funding from NHS bodies to provide healthcare services in the...

    • Neurology: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Treasury on a multi-year funding envelope for training for neurology professionals.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing a medical exemption from prescription charges for...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase access to new medicines for people with progressive forms of MS.

      Department of Health and Social Care: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and government agencies...

      Prostate Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects to receive from the National Institute for Health Research the results of the high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of the German model of urgent stroke interventions.

      Maternity Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that local maternity units provide expectant mothers with the best possible care.

      Dental Services: Lancaster and Fleetwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help improve access to NHS dentists for people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency.

      Primodos: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to implement a compensation framework for people who have experienced harm as a result of Primodos.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will update the NHS App to enable children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old to provide evidence of their vaccination status...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the transmission of covid-19 in areas that have high levels of both vaccination and covid-19 infections.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many private providers of covid-19 testing have been removed from the Government’s list of accredited private testing providers.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2021 to Question 67098 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of drug-related deaths in the UK.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for knowing the transmissibility rate of the omicron variant of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether local authorities will be permitted to carryover remaining Contain Outbreak Management Fund allocations into 2022-23 to enable...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to allocate additional Contain Outbreak Management Funding to local authorities for carrying out contact tracing in 2022-23.

      Shellfish: Norovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the levels of norovirus in shellfish.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of 12- to 15-year-olds have had their covid-19 vaccination in (a) England, (b) West Sussex and (c) Bognor...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure UK citizens who have received their Covid-19 vaccinations in New Zealand are able to receive an NHS...

      NHS Test and Trace: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to reduce the costs of NHS Test and Trace.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people who are housebound who were eligible for a covid-19 vaccination received the vaccination in each month from...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of covid-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst women and girls of childbearing age due to concerns...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 76833, on Coronavirus: Vaccination, whether he plans to extend the system for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 76833 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, how patients who have received a vaccination...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the UK Nutrient Profiling Model 2018 review consultation, what plans his Department has to publish the outcomes of that...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the number of covid-19 hospitalisations among children aged 0 to 18 in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 to date.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 76833 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what guidance his Department has been provided...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will know the efficacy of vaccines against the omicron variant of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to help increase take up of the covid-19 booster vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 vaccines in Herefordshire.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that NICE guidelines on treating and caring for people with ME are implemented across the NHS...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children awaiting mental health treatment on the NHS.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will update the discharge to assess guidance for hospitals to ensure that the executive lead for hospital discharge has specific...

      Strokes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to institute mobile screening for stroke, to allow treatment to be provided in ambulances as occurs in Germany.

  • Department for Education

    • National Skills Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Hong Kongers aged 24 and over on the British National (Overseas) Visa have immediate access to the Government’s National Skills Fund,...

    • Children's Centres and Family Hubs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of early years practitioners working in (a) children's centres and (b) family hubs.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce future plans for primary PE and sport premium funding.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the size of backlog in Education, Health and Care Plan assessments.

      Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made in reducing the backlog in disabled children’s social care services.

      Hearing Impairment: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will increase the number of teachers of the deaf.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to (a) encourage more academies to adopt school uniforms and (b) make school uniforms more affordable.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle levels of covid-19 infection among children in primary schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners on Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prison population projections: 2021 to 2026, published on 25 November 2021, Table 3.1, what assessment he has made of the...

    • Prison and Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to HM Prison and Probation Service annual staff equalities report: 2020 to 2021, published on 25 November 2021, what comparative...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prison population projections: 2021 to 2026, published on 25 November 2021, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners...

      Prisoners: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support is provided to prisoners with a gambling disorder whilst serving custodial sentences.

      Prison and Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to HM Prison and Probation Service annual staff equalities report: 2020 to 2021, published on 25 November 2021, what assessment he has...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prison population projections: 2021 to 2026, published on 25 November 2021, whether those projections account for any projected...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prison population projections: 2021 to 2026, published on 25 November 2021, for what reason there is a fall in the projected Fine...

      Slavery: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of successful prosecutions made under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in each year since the Act came into place.

      Ministry of Justice: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and government agencies associated with his...

  • Treasury

    • Standard of Living: Newport West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of inflation on living standards of residents in Newport West.

    • Treasury: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and government agencies associated with his...

      Water Companies: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his planning assumption is on the amount the Exchequer will receive in fines from water companies in each of the next five years.

      Heat Batteries: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 76540 on Heating: VAT, for what reason heat batteries are not considered to be an Energy Saving Material.

      Non-domestic Rates: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) total rateable value and (b) number of (i) warehouse, (ii) industrial and factory, (iii) office, (iv) retail, (v) hospitality and (vi) leisure...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reverse his decision to reduce the Official Development Assistance budget from 7 per cent to 5 per cent of Gross National Income.

      Health: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring Government spending helps to improve the nation's health.

      Public Sector: Newport West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the provision of public services in Newport West constituency.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Question

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to support teachers and education.

    • Question

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church has made of where persecution of religion and belief is most concerning.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much raw sewage is discharged from sewage treatment facilities on the defence estate.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the future attrition rates of F-35 aircraft.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Question 76548, on Ministry of Defence: Stonewall, tabled by the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F-35B aircraft his Department has (a) taken receipt of and (b) on order as at 1 December 2021.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the initial operating capability is of the Martlet surface to air missile system.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has contracted a vessel to help recover the F-35B aircraft that was recently ditched in the Mediterranean Sea.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost incurred to the public purse, including support costs, has been of the recent ditching of the F-35B aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential economic impact of the New Medium Helicopter contract on (a) the South West, (b) Dorset and (c) West Dorset...

      Ministry of Defence: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2021 to Question 76759 on Ministry of Defence: Meetings, how decisions are taken on whether or not a meeting needs...

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 23 of the Future Soldier Guide, which body within his Department will lead the development of the Mercury procurement concept.

      Clive Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for the future of Clive Barracks.

      RAF Shawbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for the future of RAF Shawbury.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that staff conducting benefit assessments with people suffering from ME and long covid patients...

    • Poverty: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of disabled people living in poverty in the UK.

      Sick Pay: Devolved Matters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the devolved Administration on the adequacy of statutory sick pay.

      Offshore Industry: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the level of (a) safety critical and (b) environmental maintenance backlogs in the offshore oil and gas...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many internal process reviews her Department has (a) started and (b) completed on cases of death or serious harm since July 2019.

      Post Office Card Account: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of requiring people whose benefit payments are paid into a Post Office card account to...

      Coronavirus: Scotland: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to coordinate its policies on the covid-19 restrictions that are in operation in Scotland and Wales...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that departmental staff who have underlying health conditions can continue to work from...

      Department for Work and Pensions: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) her Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and government agencies...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that reducing parental conflict services forms a core element of the support being made...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of ending the £20 uplift to universal credit on levels of foodbank use in the UK.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Home Office: Amazon

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

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has requested consular support from countries near the Afghanistan border to enable people fleeing...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support and fund resettlement opportunities in third countries for people fleeing...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) girls and (b) girl-led groups are partners in initiatives on...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his counterpart in the US Administration on the decision to amend its list of...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ethiopia.

  • Home Office

    • Customs: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many physical inspections to check for contraband goods took place at each port between Bristol and Worthing inclusive (a) by each port...

    • Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many HMRC staff have been based at each coastal port between Bristol and Worthing, inclusive, (a) by each port and (b) in total in each...

      Muslim Council of Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has met with the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applicants have indefinite leave to remain.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding per Afghan resettled in the UK will be provided to local authorities for resettlement under the (a) Afghan Relocations and...

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 76646, what assessment she has made of the impact of Government policy on the...

      Home Office: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) her Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies or government agencies...

      Spiking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the outcomes of Devon and Cornwall Police's anti-drink spiking campaign.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether a calculation of cost of living affordability for (a) key workers, (b) people receiving the National Minimum Wage...

    • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and...

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) potential merits of a national landlord register and (b) impact such a...

      Rented Housing: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will bring forward the Renters Reform Bill.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16009 on Building Safety Fund, when the Building Safety Fund will...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what proportion, by rateable value, of )a) industrial and warehouse, (b) office and (c) retail properties benefitted from...

      Islam: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on his plans to tackle Islamophobia; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans: Education and Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made on supporting education and reskilling opportunities for former service...

    • Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to help improve provision of mental health services for former armed service personnel...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • New Palace Yard: Flags

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will ensure that the St Patrick's Cross flag will be flown in New Palace Yard on 17 March...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact on businesses in the tourism sector of the temporary measures in respect...

    • Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the live events that have successfully had their events covered through the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme...

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on the launch of the Online Advertising Programme.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: Northwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support representatives of Cheshire West and Chester Council in their investigations...

    • Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his departments consultation entitled Water industry: government’s strategic policy statement for...

      Water Companies: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Exchequer has received in fines from water companies since 2010.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in (a) the Department of Health and Social Care, (b) Cabinet Office, (c)...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish the Government's response to recommendations of the National Food Strategy.

      Carbon Emissions: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Departmental colleagues on the potential merits of introducing carbon labelling for...

      Rivers: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the financial impact on riverside SMEs of local sewage pollution.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of requirements under the Environment Act 2021 on the customers water bills.

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much raw sewage has been discharged into chalk streams in the last 12 months.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and government...

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what baseline his Department will use to determine progressive reductions in sewage discharges from combined sewer overflows.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its response to the National Food Strategy.

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has conducted or commissioned research on levels of public support for (a) action to stop raw sewage...

      Rivers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the potential number of rivers that will achieve good ecological status in each of the...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to hold a public consultation on the Government Food Strategy White Paper after its publication.

      Agriculture: Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage UK farmers to invest in on-farm methane reduction.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Night Clubs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the Government’s response to the recent increase in spiking injections of young women...

  • Department for Transport

    • West Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that Avanti West Coast Trains Ltd stop using diesel trains on lines which have been fully electrified.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 19 November of their decision to proscribe Hamas as a terrorist organisation, what diplomatic efforts (1) to further the Middle...

    • Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy to ensure that the security situation in the north east of Syria, including Raqqa, remains stable.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers have visited Iran to discuss the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with the government of that country since July 2019; and (1) who was the...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether (1) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and (2) Anoosheh Ashoori, is a hostage of the government of Iran; and whether there are...

      Iran: Hostage Taking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter the practice of hostage-taking by the government of Iran; and what assessment they have made of the value of the Declaration...

      Olympic Games: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held any discussions about a potential boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (1) within government, (2) with the government of the United...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the investigation into the F35 jet crash in the Mediterranean sea will be completed; and whether the results of the investigation will be published.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farms: Tenants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the requirement in farm tenancy agreements made under the (a) Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, or (b) Agricultural Tenancies...

    • Agriculture: Land

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to investigate the purchase of agricultural farmland by multinational companies for the purpose of planting trees to offset...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the evaluation of the 'Action Access' alternative detention pilot.

  • Treasury

    • Clothing: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving regarding carnets to those working in the fashion industry and who travel to Europe for work purposes, particularly in regard to...

    • Clothing: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help (1) reduce, or (2) remove, the costs of carnets for those working in the fashion industry who travel to Europe for work purposes.

      Clothing: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of a Duplicate List with regard to the transportation of samples in the fashion industry.

      Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prospect of recovering money claimed fraudulently from the (1) Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, (2) Self Employment Income...

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