Written answers

Monday, 6 December 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with local authority leaders in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham on the potential restoration of a rail link...

    • Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for (a) housing supply and (b) the Government's levelling up agenda of introducing a Coventry,...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with local leaders on the (a) contribution to the economy of building the Midlands Rail Hub and (b) the impact of...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of Midlands Rail Hub on (a) levelling up towns and cities in the Midlands and (b) the...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits for communities and housing supply of delivering Midlands Rail Hub improvements.

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the extent to which Midland Main Line services will speed up journey times for travellers in Leicester and the East...

      Leicester Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposed improvements to Leicester station and the accompanying benefits of urban agglomeration.

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of speeding up the Midland Main Line service for travellers in Leicester and the East Midlands, as pledged in...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated cost is of decarbonising the Midland Main Line service, including through Leicester, as pledged in the Integrated Rail Plan; and...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's timescale is for electrifying the Midland Main Line service, including Leicester, as pledged in the Integrated Rail Plan.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's timescale is for decarbonising the Midland Main Line service, including Leicester, as pledged in the Integrated Rail Plan.

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £10 billion investment in the Midlands within the Integrated Rail Plan is reallocated funding from prior commitments.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has targets for the use of UK steel on the HS2 projects throughout the project’s lifetime.

      Cyprus: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will commit to reviewing the UK’s current policy committing travellers to (a) disembarkation and (b) additional screening in Turkey...

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to help ensure the stability of Transport for London funding following the economic impact of the covid-19...

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing direct Government funding to Transport for London to levels similar to...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department plans to produce an Integrated Plan for Rail for the South West.

      Driving Licences: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on negotiations for UK drivers resident in Spain to continue to use their existing licences after 31 December 2021; and if...

      Travel: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will announce the next round of successful bids to the Active Travel Fund.

      West of England Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of train services on the Salisbury to Exeter line.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 80915 on Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases, how many drivers have been fined for...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to strengthen the powers of the Civil Aviation Authority in order that it can effectively and efficiently protect...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) Askham Bar and (b) other rail stations on the periphery of York at diverting car drivers...

      Transport: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing investment in road transport infrastructure and increasing investment in improving...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the environmental impact of the Department's road building programme across Pennine routes...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the comparative economic impact on York's economy of the Integrated Rail Plan compared to HS2...

      Mexico: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his Mexican counterpart on reports that citizens of Mexico are unable to have their covid-19 vaccination...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Space Debris

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the volume of debris and space junk including obsolete satellites that are orbiting the...

    • Carbon Emissions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the £5.2 billion research and development funding announced at the Autumn Budget and Spending...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what further steps he is taking to expedite the UK's contribution to (a) COVAX and (b) other global vaccine initiatives...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to move civil servant jobs in (a) his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of covid-19 vaccine doses that his Department will have donated to COVAX by the...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the new Advanced Research and Invention Agency will provide dedicated funding for research that uses and seeks...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taskforce On Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and...

      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 applications were made to...

      Help to Grow Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to allocate the number of places on Help to Grow Management courses by (a) region in England...

      Renewable Energy: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage growth of community energy projects.

      Renewable Energy: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential barriers to community energy projects; and what steps he is taking to...

      Business: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of progress being made by businesses in the (a) hospitality, (b) retail...

      SME Climate Hub

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2021 to Question 78413, on SME Climate Hub, how many and what proportion of small...

      Small Businesses: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to inform SME businesses of how to reduce their carbon emissions.

      Bulb Energy: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the taxpayer of the collapse of Bulb Energy Ltd.

      Telecommunications: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to climate proof basic infrastructure, such as utility cabling, from extreme weather conditions...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether there is a threshold for the number of customers a company must have to be entered into the Special...

      Alexander Temerko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place copies of correspondence (a) to Ministers in his Department from Alexander Temerko of 8 February 2021...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy of reports that burning all 800 million barrels of oil in the new Cambo...

      Energy Company Obligation: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether energy customers will be able to refuse any particular measure or installation at their property required under...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Energy Company Obligation 4 scheme for 2022-26 on other...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the vouchers issued to homeowners under the Green Homes Grant scheme have been extended...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small businesses awarded loans from the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme were in arrears with re-payments...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and industrial Strategy, how many small businesses awarded loans from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme are in arrears with...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ambulance Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has carried out on the potential impact of the closure of community ambulance stations in rural areas.

    • Dental Services: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of NHS dentists in (a) Slough and (b) the South East.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much each NHS trust spent on the purchase of healthcare from non-NHS bodies in financial year 2020-21.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question HL3390 on Obesity: Surgery, what specific metrics will be recorded in the proposed...

      Mechanical Thrombectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of thrombectomy services in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) northwest England and (c) the UK.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of dental practices and dentists.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2021 to Question 56581 on Travel: Coronavirus, when he plans to allow fully vaccinated children aged...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when 16 and 17 year olds will be able to book their second covid-19 vaccine; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to recognise covid-19 vaccinations administered outside the UK for use with the NHS Covid Pass.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to help ensure that under 16 year olds are able to access their vaccine records; and what assessment he has made of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people (a) in total and (b) with blood cancer have received a third dose of their primary course of the covid-19 vaccination;...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle antibiotic resistance.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress he has made on negotiations with the EMA to license the AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine 4120Z002.

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been treated with Ronapreve for covid-19 (a) in each week and (b) in each clinical commissioning group area since...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure UK residents who have taken part in trials of the Valneva covid-19 vaccine are able to demonstrate to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what facility is available to allow under 16 year olds to demonstrate their covid-19 vaccination status.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of street homeless people have received (a) one dose, (b) two doses, (c) three doses and (d) two doses plus a booster of...

      Coronavirus: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the reason for the surge in covid-19 cases in Gibraltar which has a high vaccination rate.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the recommended time is between patients with compromised immune systems receiving a third dose of covid-19 vaccine and receiving a...

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with the food industry on ending the use of cartoon and children's book characters on the packaging of high...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for North East London Health and Care Partnership to be allocated an adequate supply of covid-19 vaccine booster...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is holding with local authorities on the use of discretionary funds to support people to isolate at home in the event...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the latest guidance is on the wearing of face-coverings in non-legally required settings; and if he will provide clarity for people...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS Covid Travel pass on the NHS App in England will be adapted to show the date of the third and any subsequent booster shots.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of the Com-COV study on the immune response from mixing covid19 vaccines, whether his Department has made...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on enabling access to NHS Covid Recovery Certificates for children under 16, who have recovered from covid-19...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what warning systems are in place for hospitals that are at risk of experiencing rising levels of covid-19 infection admissions.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to accelerate the booster programme for covid-19 vaccinations; and what plans he has to extend eligibility for...

      Midwives: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to recruit additional midwives in England.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer to Question 75821 on Hospitals: Waiting Lists, for what reason no formal assessment has been made of the impact of...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the backlog in (a) neurology and (b) MS services.

      Neurology: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the number of consultant neurologists in England in comparison to other European nations.

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of student nurses who are studying full time for a nursing qualification who have early...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to student nurses to cover childcare costs while training for a nursing qualification.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Towards True Universal Care: Reforming the NHS Charging System, published by the Institute for...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Workforce Capacity Fund.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he made an assessment of the future additional annual costs to the public purse in the event that the judgment in the Supreme...

      Social Services: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing a retention bonus to people employed within the social care...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of GP appointments.

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the (a) Royal College of Nursing and (b) other relevant stakeholders on emerging drugs to treat diabetes.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce GP waiting times for (a) telephone and (b) in-person appointments.

      Dental Services: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of workers providing NHS dental services in Dorset in (a) 2021, (b) 2020 and (c) 2019.

      Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of ambulance waiting times in (a) Yorkshire, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) York in each of the last 12 months.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether contracts between his Department and suppliers make specifications about sub-contracting arrangements.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 31 August, 27 September and 2 November...

      Ophthalmic Services: National Clinical Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 17 November to Question 73745 on Ophthalmic Services: National Clinical Directors, what his timetable is for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 8 September, 6 October and 9 November...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of conditional test tubes for cancer labs; and if the NHS has now restarted all...

      Perinatal Mortality: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s...

      Heart Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase funding for research on coronary heart disease.

      Strokes: Mechanical Thrombectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding mechanical thrombectomy for stroke patients.

      Infant Mortality: Asians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish an inquiry into the difference in the average incidence of deaths of Asian and Asian British babies each year.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to introduce a statutory requirement to have a trained mental health professional or counsellor in every school in England.

    • Schools: Exercise and Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to encourage uptake in school sports and physical activities.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion of Education and Health Care Plans that have been issued within 20 weeks nationally.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the impact on wellbeing of disabled children and families as result of the taken for those children to receive respite...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will provide additional support to local authorities to meet increased demands for statutory assessments for Education and Health...

      Pre-school Education: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the inclusion of sustainability in The National Standard for early years learning and childcare providers in Scotland, what...

      Families: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to require local authorities to record and publish the number of families they support through Section 17 of the...

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's announcement of 21 August 2021 that all school settings would be provided with CO2 monitors during the autumn term,...

      National Vocational Qualifications: National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s publication Build Back Better: Our Plan for Growth, if he will publish the (a) number of people aged between...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Court: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of crown court backlogs on (a) custody time limits and (b) the number of violent offenders at risk of being...

    • Crown Court: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the backlog of crown court cases in London; and whether his Department plans to provide funding for additional...

      Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much of the £477 million announced in the Autumn Budget 2021 to help reduce the court backlog will be allocated to Nightingale court provision...

      Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funds are currently allocated by his Department to the Nightingale courts at Monument and Aldersgate after March 2022.

      Detainees: Duty Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 23(b) the Joint Interim Interview Protocol Version 4, how many detainees have agreed to be advised by a duty solicitor...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) total and (b) per application cost to the public purse of processing exceptional case funding applications across all areas of law that are...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prison population projections: 2021 to 2026, published on 25 November 2021, page 12, if he will make an assessment of the reasons,...

      Prisoners: Females

      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 the adult female prison population...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Political Prisoners: Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the Government will stipulate the release of political prisoners held in Indonesia, such as Victor Yeimo, being a condition for...

    • Religious Freedom: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October to Question 52516 on Human Rights: India, what representations her Department has made to the...

      Metals: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterparts on removing US tariffs on UK steel and aluminium.

      Department for International Trade: York

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

      Agriculture: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will introduce a rolling review process for future Free Trade Agreements to protect the interests of UK agriculture.

      Shipping: Containers

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

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2021 to Question 71375 on Western Sahara: Human Rights; what discussions she...

    • Sultana Khaya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 19 February 2021 to Question 155443 on Sultana Khaya, if she will instruct HM...

      Religious Freedom: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department plans to take to work with global social media companies on ensuring that those...

      Papua: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Indonesian counterpart on authorising a visit to West Papua by the UN High...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take steps with vaccine manufacturers to enable countries in the Global South to manufacture vaccines...

      Chile: Minority Groups and Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she (a) has had or (b) is scheduled to have with the Government of Chile on the protection of the...

      Botswana: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the covid-19 vaccination rate in Botswana.

      Qatar: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will support an investigation into how many migrant workers have died as a result of the construction of...

      Belarus: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the tensions at the Poland-Belarus border, what recent discussions she has had with her EU...

      Gaza: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Statutory Instrument The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3)...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is working with (a) NGOs based in Afghanistan and (b) the UN to deliver food and humanitarian aid in...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Qatar, (b) Uzbekistan, (c) Tajikistan and (d) the...

      Abdul Jalil al-Singace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Bahraini counterpart on the case of Dr Abduljalil AlSingace.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 23 of the Future Soldier Guide, when he plans to publish the Land Industrial Strategy.

    • Army: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where in York he plans to base the new 19th Reserve Batallion dealing with civil resilience.

      Army: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel will be located in York to support the new 19th Battalion of the Reservists planned to be based in York.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of all bonuses paid to the current head of Defence Equipment and Support, broken down by (a) year, (b) amount and (c) reason...

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the future possibilities for British defence manufacture under the Future Soldier plan for the Army.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the disparity in funding between the Gurkha Pension Scheme and pensions for UK members of the armed...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of providing Gurkhas on the Gurkha Pension Scheme a retrospective pension equivalent to their UK counterparts.

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish the Armed Forces Family Strategy by the end of 2021.

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 10 of the Future Soldier Guide, when he expects the Force Mental Health team to be established within the Field Army.

      Defence Digital and Submarine Delivery Authority: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether bonus payments have been made to the (a) Head of Defence Digital and (b) Head of the Submarine Delivery Authority during their current terms of...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the recent ditching of the F-35B aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea, for what reason the pilot so ejected from that aircraft.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Job Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the trends in levels of funding for individual job centres since 2019.

    • Job Centres: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that job centres run efficiently.

      Job Centres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure adequate staffing of job centres.

      Social Security Benefits: Separated People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on receipt of benefits for people with joint custody of their children but who...

      Social Security Benefits: Guardianship and Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of parents or guardians with joint custody of their children were not considered the primary care giver in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of reductions in universal credit entitlement for working claimants who are paid by their employers...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of not being considered the primary caregiver, where a shared custody agreement is in...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure vulnerable older residents in (a) Manchester Gorton constituency and (b) the North West are able...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will carry out further consultations with farmers and the NFU, as well as the waste industry, before introducing Rule...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what records his Department holds on (a) meetings and (b) correspondence with the hon. Member for Rugby since March 2020.

      Walley's Quarry Landfill: Odour Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to tackle the toxic fumes at Walley's Quarry.

      Walley's Quarry Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last discussed Walley's Quarry with the Prime Minister.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he will take to (a) make epidemiological assessments and (b) measure bTB levels before the Government decides...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increased covid-19 restrictions abroad on people's access to food in...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government’s response to the National Food Strategy will consider the significant pressures that the food and...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to require supertrawlers operating within UK waters to (a) publish catch records, including species...

      Farming Investment Fund: West Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farmers who will benefit from the Farming Investment Fund in West Dorset.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Royal Society for the Protection of...

      Compost: Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his consultation on banning the use of peat in amateur horticulture.

      Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban glue traps in England.

      Sewage: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report by Surfers Against Sewage, 2021 Water Quality Report, published on 25 November 2021, what...

      Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring water companies to review their business plans in the...

      Deposit Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that forthcoming deposit return schemes in the devolved nations are (a)...

      Albatrosses: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of climate change on the albatross population.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Building a robust response to perpetrators: recommendations for the new Domestic Abuse Strategy, published by the Drive...

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Afghan refugee arrivals will be assigned to councils for permanent settlement.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the resettlement status of Afghan people who have been housed by local authorities will be communicated to local authorities for the...

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to (a) maintain and (b) enforce the ban on animal testing of cosmetics.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2021 to Question 76763 on Animal Experiments, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects her Department to complete the validation of data on the number of refunds to NHS and social care workers of the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of allowing people in the process of regularising their immigration status...

      Fisheries: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support businesses in the fish processing industry to employ staff on short-term contracts from outside the UK.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much the Government spent on supporting Islamophobia Awareness Week 2021.

    • Faith New Deal Pilot Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when applicants to the Faith New Deal Pilot Fund will find out if their application has been successful.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on tackling the recent rise in hate crimes, particularly...

      Wholesale Trade: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to ensure that wholesalers have access to the future Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund; and if he will...

      Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the impact on existing leaseholders in apartment blocks of the (a) level of disturbance...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when feedback will be made available to hon. Members and local authorities on unsuccessful Levelling Up fund bids.

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the Levelling Up fund will open to applications for the next round of funding.

      Planning Authorities: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local planning authorities in promoting energy from renewable and low...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Commission on Covid Commemoration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to announce the (a) membership and (b) terms of reference of the commission on covid-19...

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government contracts there have been where Departments have sought and (a) received and (b) not...

      Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to eliminate conflicts of interest in Government business.

  • Treasury

    • Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has been made on the implementation of the net zero review; and if he will publish a timeline for the completion of the...

    • Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff by (a) full time equivalent and (b) headcount work in each directorate in HMRC.

      Valuation Office Agency: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of staffing of the Valuation Office Agency.

      Revenue and Customs: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date HMRC's policy on staff working from home was last substantially updated.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of staffing of HMRC.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2021 Question 10353, on Business: Taxation, if he will publish that information for the 2020-2021 financial year.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2021 to Question 10352, on Business: Taxation, if he will publish that information for the 2020-2021 financial year.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2021 to Question 10347, on Corporation Tax, if he will publish that information for the 2020-2021 financial year.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff by (a) full time equivalent and (b) headcount work in each directorate in his Department.

      Employment: Bullying

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department's internal policy on dealing with workplace bullying was last substantially updated.

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Social Investment Tax Relief was claimed by investors of Social Impact Bonds in each successive tax year since that relief was introduced.

      Food: Supply Chains

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help support the food and drink supply chain.

      Help to Grow Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 20, table 2.1, of the March Budget 2021, what level of funding has been allocated to each (a) region of England and (b) devolved...

      Help to Grow Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether it is his policy to provide funding for Help to Grow Management to each region and...

      Treasury: Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has issued to Ministers in his Department on the timeliness and fullness of the publication of their Ministerial meetings and activities.

      Treasury: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department's policy on staff working from home was last substantially updated.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2021 to Question 79347, on Treasury: Staff, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of information provided...

      Coronavirus: Government Asssitance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has contingency plans in place to provide financial support to Devolved Administrations for assistance to businesses in...

      Fintech Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in response to the recommendations of the Kalifa Review of UK Fintech.

      National Savings Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the launch of Green Savings Bonds by National Savings & Investments.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Dormant Assets Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been distributed through the Dormant Assets scheme to each region in England.

    • Internet: Harrassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to tackle online abuse of school staff.

      Broadband: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the roll out of full fibre to the premises ultrafast broadband in Stockport.

      Cinemas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government can take to protect the exclusivity window that cinemas have for new film releases.

      Streaming and Television: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 80988, for what reason advertising on online services and broadcast...

      Broadband: Brigg and Goole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of properties have access to superfast broadband in Brigg and Goole constituency.

      Live Events Reinsurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications have been received for the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme since its opening.

      Sports Competitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure professional athletes can train visa free for more than 180 days outside the UK.

      Social Media: Eating Disorders and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to hold social media platforms accountable for content promoting eating disorders and...

  • Prime Minister

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, what his priorities are for the remainder of his presidency of COP26.

    • Coal: Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of achieving a new global deal on coal by COP27.

      Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he plans to take help encourage signatories of the Glasgow Pact to implement domestic climate change mitigation policies.

      UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the actions agreed at COP26 on the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 celsius.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Based Violence: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps she has taken with the Secretary of State for Defence to tackle gender-based harassment, assault and bullying in the armed forces.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Financial Times article Bus operators say £5bn funding gap threatens England’s transport plan, published on 25 November, how much...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the just-in-time nature of the fashion creative business model.

    • Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to signing up to the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance at COP26; what were the reasons for not signing; and what plans they have to consider...

      Fuel Poverty: Disabled and Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the number of (1) disabled people, and (2) elderly people, who will be unable to heat their homes this winter.

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 30 January 2019 (HL12948), when the accounting framework for the purposes of sections 92, 498 (1) and (2),...

  • Department for Education

    • Mathematics: Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total annual investment at Higher Education level in the pure mathematical sciences; and how, as a share of GDP, this compares with that of countries...

    • Students: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a voucher subsidy scheme alongside maintenance grants to enable students to upgrade their devices if they are becoming outdated.

      Free School Meals: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which schools in England had more than 40 per cent of pupils who (1) identified as White British, and (2) were in receipt of Free School Meals, in the summer...

      Free School Meals: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which 50 schools had the highest average Progress 8 scores for (1) boys, and (2) girls, in the summer of 2019; and for those schools, what were the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average number of miles that a (1) woman, or (2) man, in prison is held from their home address.

    • Prisoners: Mothers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison aged (1) 18 to 24, or (2) 25 years or older, have dependent children.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • China: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the five-year extension of Xi Jinping's tenure as president of China on their policies.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the concern expressed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East on 19 November about...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding (1) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, (2) Anoosheh Ashoori, and (3) other British nationals...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they plan to make to the government of Israel concerning the Israeli Defence Force lining up children at night to photograph them...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about the use of skunk water to disperse gatherings of Palestinians at the Damascus Gate in East...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States of America regarding countries attempting to acquire nuclear weapons ahead of the Nuclear...

      Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reinstate 0.7 per cent of Gross Domestic Product for Overseas Development Assistance to address migrant displacement.

      Bosnia: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reinstate a military contribution alongside the EU-led stabilisation force in Bosnia.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Serbia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported threats from Serb separatists in Republika Srpska in Bosnia-Herzegovina to join Serbia; what steps, if any, they...

      Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to liaise with (1) charities, and (2) local organisations, in order to speed up the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to frontline countries in Africa.

      Ethiopia: Repatriation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the UN is evacuating families of international staff from Addis Ababa.

      Olympic Games: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to represent the UK (1) politically, and (2) diplomatically, at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to tackle the inequality of COVID-19 vaccines available in low income countries.

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Ethiopia regarding the safety of the Tigrayan population living outside of the Tigray region.

      Armenia: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 17 November (HL3864), what steps they have taken to either (1) institute proceedings in...

      Tigray: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that no school students in Tigray have been able to register for exams to enter university, and (2) the impact this...

      Transcaucasus: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make representations to the government of Armenia to (1) provide maps of landmines in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to the government of...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made about whether the discussions between the President of Kenya and the Secretary of State for the United States have made progress...

      Somalia: Food and Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by Somalia’s United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on 19 November, that in...

      Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with partners on the UN Security Council about the extension of the mandate for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) beyond...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Foreign Secretary on 16 November that funding will be restored for women and girls to its former level before the Overseas...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Armenia on sharing information with the government of Azerbaijan about Azerbaijanis who went missing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the wreckage of the F35 jet that crashed in the Mediterranean sea has been found.

    • Helicopters: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to ensure any replacement for the Puma helicopter is built in the UK.

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British Navy vessels have been sent to the Black Sea in response to the build-up of Russian forces on the Ukraine border; and what type of vessels have...

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British armed forces personnel have been sent to (1) Poland, (2) Lithuania, (3) Latvia, and (4) Estonia, in response to the build-up of Russian forces on...

      Helicopters: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will issue a tender for a new medium helicopter to replace the Puma.

      Military Aid: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK Armed Forces are deployed in response to Military Aid to the Civil Authorities requests; and in what capacity any such forces are deployed.

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many briefings the Secretary of State for Defence has received on the build-up of Russian forces on the Ukraine border.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide a table showing (1) each of the benefits that individuals reaching the state pension age are entitled to claim, (2) the number of...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 11 November (HL3461), what assessment they have made of the number of disabled households living...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the median state pension for (1) men, and (2) women.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, in receipt of a state pension receive less than £100 a week.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Afghan refugees aged 16 to 24 who have arrived since January will be eligible for the Kickstart Scheme.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Women’s State Pension age: our findings on the Department...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations, if any, they plan to hold on measures to control air pollution from (1) small combustion plants, and (2) non-road mobile machinery.

    • Fish Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which public body is responsible for ensuring the welfare of farmed fish at processing sites.

      Sea Level

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sea-level rise that will result from decisions at COP26; and whether any modifications will be required for the Thames...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the consultation that closed in February 2020 on trophy hunting imports; and what plans they have to introduce the Animals...

      Food: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a legal duty for large food businesses to provide annual data on their sales of High in Fat, Salt or Sugar (HFSS)...

      Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 to include similar provisions to those set out in section 19A of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Calais

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the government of France regarding the treatment of asylum seekers in the Calais area.

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reinstate the scheme protecting unaccompanied refugee children to provide a safe route for unaccompanied migrant children.

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 June (HL709), whether further funding for Operation Grange into the disappearance of...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of how the number of people applying for refugee status in the UK compares to the figures for (1) Greece, (2) Italy, (3)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any countries, other than Iran, to which the UK owes money for contracts agreed, and for which money was received, but for which goods were not...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to widen the representation of the fashion industry on the DCMS-led working group on touring.

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