Written answers

Friday, 10 December 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) assessment his Department has made of the potential impact that the reintroduction of compulsory PCR covid-19 testing for overseas arrivals...

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the latest covid-19 travel restrictions on the aviation industry.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the DVLA laboratory for urine samples to reopen; how many cases are currently outstanding at that laboratory; when he expects that...

      Buses: Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of processing times for PSV-specific provisional licenses at the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency.

      A31: Ringwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that there is a safe, alternative pedestrian access provided between St Leonards and St Ives Parish and Ringwood...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to support local bus networks to maintain service levels beyond April 2022 in the event that a Bus Service Improvement Plan has not...

      Buses: Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will remove the requirement for a PSV-specific provisional license for trainee bus drivers to tackle the shortfall of bus drivers in Britain.

      Buses: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the shortfall of bus and coach drivers in Britain on that industry.

      Buses: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on promoting careers in the bus and coach industry via (a) job...

      Electric Vehicles: Buses and Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of heavy goods vehicles that are electric (a) lorries and (b) buses.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed by his Department to work on the Managing pavement parking consultation that closed in November 2020.

      Buses: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to prioritise funding bids that propose to purchase buses from UK-based manufacturers under the Zero Emission Buses Regional Areas scheme.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement to include £20 million of ring-fenced in the fourth allocation round of the...

    • Home Shopping: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the likelihood that shoppers will undertake their Christmas shopping...

      Iron and Steel: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support trials of manufacturing steel with hydrogen.

      Directors: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many company directors have been struck off for (a) wrongful trading, (b) fraudulent trading and (c) unfit conduct...

      Postal Services: Weaver Vale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that people in the Weaver Vale constituency are receiving their post...

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the level of disruption to postal services as a result of covid-19 related absences.

      Ofgem: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a dedicated hydrogen department within Ofgem.

      Heating: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of conducting a hydrogen village trial by 2025 in Wales to better...

      Ofgem: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a dedicated hydrogen department within Ofgem.

      Hydrogen: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to finalise the development of comprehensive regulatory frameworks for hydrogen; and what his...

      Hydrogen: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his timetable is for publishing the Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard.

      Natural Gas: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that a decision on blending 20 per cent hydrogen into the gas grid is delivered...

      Natural Gas: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of blending 20 per cent hydrogen into the grid by 2023.

      Natural Gas: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that a decision on blending 20 per cent hydrogen into the gas grid is delivered in...

      Hydrogen: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard to be published.

      Hydrogen: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to finalise the development of comprehensive regulatory frameworks for hydrogen; and when those will...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to finalise hydrogen business models; and when those models will be published.

      Heating: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of conducting multiple hydrogen village trials by 2025 to inform a...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what programmes are available to support homeowners to insulate their homes; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Emissions: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Climate Change Committee on its UK Health Expert Advisory Group report entitled...

      Tidal Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the £20 million of ring-fenced funding for tidal marine energy as...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote awareness on how to gain competitive fuel prices from providers.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's consultation on improving the energy performance of privately rented homes in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of instituting the regular central collection of data in respect of early medical...

    • Carers: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available to unpaid carers.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of (a) trends in the level of the workload facing NHS nursing staff and (b) the adequacy of the size...

      NHS England: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask the Chief Executive of NHS England to respond to the letter dated 1 October 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire,...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there is no policy lead for stroke within his Department; and if he will appoint that role.

      Hepatitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were vaccinated against the hepatitis D virus in the last three years.

      Long Covid: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what further steps he will take to ensure long covid clinics can deal effectively with caseloads.

      Ophthalmic Services: National Clinical Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when a clinical director for eye care will be appointed by the NHS.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of offering smear tests to patients who request them following a GP or nurse's approval.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the minutes of the Joint Committee on Immunisation and Vaccinations (JCVI) meeting on 22 June 2021, what assessment his...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the minutes of the Joint Committee on Immunisation and Vaccinations meeting on 22 June 2021, what assessment his...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 December 2021, Official Report, column 70, when the review of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the minutes of the Joint Committee on Immunisation and Vaccinations meeting on 22 June 2021, what assessment his...

      Chickenpox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee on Immunisation and Vaccinations (JCVI) on 22 June 2021, what the...

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the shortage of public service vehicle drivers on the ability of schools to arrange...

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to replace Local Authority Monitoring and Brokerage Grant funding by increasing the money allocated to schools directly...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that Ofsted inspections of initial teacher training are consistent with previous inspections in (a) rigour and (b)...

      Medicine: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support medical students during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of No Recourse to Public Funds on children's ability to access (a) the internet and (b) a computer to...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase awareness in schools of (a) British Sign Language, (b) Welsh, (c) Ulster Scots, (d) Irish, (e) Shelta, (f)...

      Special Educational Needs: Buckingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many requests for education, health and care plans were (a) requested by parents and (b) signed off by Buckinghamshire Council for students in the...

      Special Educational Needs: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government provides for parents who wish to pursue complaints with academy schools about their provision of support for children with...

      T-levels: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many further education colleges were advertising (a) T Levels and (b) an entry requirement for T Levels that included a need for GCSE Maths and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to make non-local authority maintained schools accountable for providing support for children with Education and Health Care...

      Adoption: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to allow (a) adoption above the age of 18 and (b) people to change who their parents are in law above the age of 18.

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that new Family Hubs are located in areas of the country affected by closures of Sure Start Centres.

      Special Educational Needs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support he has made available to local authorities following the increased age range eligible for support from 19 to 25 brought in...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that family hubs are explained to professional groups working around the interests of the child, including on...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of people who works for family hubs.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crimes against the Person and Harassment: Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the number of defendants who are accused of (a) harassment or (b) assault on an emergency worker are unrepresented at...

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what equality impact assessments HM Courts and Tribunal Service has made of the Common Platform case management system.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what organisational risk assessments HM Courts and Tribunal Service has made of the Common Platform.

      Magistrates: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in the context of magistrate recruitment for 2022, whether the (a) recruitment application form, (b) assessment framework, (c) situational judgment test...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support prison leavers into permanent safe and secure housing beyond the twelve weeks of accommodation provided by his...

  • Treasury

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to question 58753 on Corporation Tax, if he will make available on a private basis to hon. Members and Members of...

    • Culture Recovery Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his planned timetable is for passing on the remaining £31 million allocated to the Scottish Government as a consequential of the £300...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many investigations have been opened by Israeli authorities into potential serious violations of international...

    • Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the human rights situation of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many written parliamentary questions her Department has answered on Israel/Palestine since 1 January 2021; and...

      Kurds: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for UK Government obligations to the people of Kurdistan...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government’s updated approach to conflict.

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the Colombian government’s progress in investigating alleged police killings...

      France: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his French counterpart on reversing the French authorities' decision announced...

      Poland: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Polish counterpart on legislation which will enable the Polish...

      Xinjiang: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral statement of her predecessor on 12 January 2021 on Xinjiang: Forced Labour, what...

      Gaza: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 57198 on Gaza: Demonstrations, what recent assessment her...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which company he has placed the contract for headsets used by army personnel on the (a) Ajax, (b) Warrior and (c) CVRT family of armoured fighting...

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to add an offensive ballistic missile capability to the Type 45 destroyer.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to continue to use the terminology in the water as a milestone in capability for naval vessels.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Crowsnest AEW systems are on order from Lockheed Martin; and what the total value is of those contracts.

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel from each service have been discharged because of their HIV status in each of the last ten years.

      Army: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army personnel have been medically downgraded as a result of hearing loss in each year for the last 10 years.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 79285 on Ministry of Defence: Staff, what the average cost to his Department is of employing a...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is still a time restriction placed on personnel using the (a) Ajax, (b) Warrior and (c) CVRT family of armoured vehicles in response to...

      Weapons: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the level of need for international agreement on the limits on the development of AI weapons systems, including AI...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans for the UK to remain engaged with Operation Atlanta.

      USA: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any legal framework exists to support interchangeability within maritime operations with the US.

      Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the number of Royal Marines will drop below 6,200 by 2023.

      Canada: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what legal framework the Government will offer military assistance to Canada in the Arctic.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel were assigned to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy team as of 7 December 2021.

      Germany: Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much it has cost to remove the British Army footprint from Germany since 2010 to date.

      Agnes Wanjiru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many interviews have been conducted by Kenyan authorities with (a) current and (b) former UK armed forces personnel in relation to the death of...

      Arctic: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2021 to Question 83247, on what date did he last have discussions with counterparts in the countries that make up...

      Lockheed Martin: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the total number of contracts his Department holds with Lockheed Martin by (a) programme, (b) date of contract award and (c) individual...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Government Departments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the delivery of the National Disability Strategy across Government...

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to (a) identify and (b) reduce fraud within the benefits system.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2021 to Question 34458 on Kickstart Scheme, when he expects the evaluation process of Kickstart...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the universal credit taper rate reduction on household budgets.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to prevent families falling into poverty as a result of rising inflation above wage growth.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to progress the Departmental target of increasing employment of disabled people by a further million people in the...

      Child Maintenance Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to (a) tackle the backlog and (b) reduce resolution times in outstanding Child Maintenance Service complaints.

      Cold Weather Payments: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Cold Weather Payments have been issued by her Department to households in Inverclyde in each of the last five years.

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what communications strategy she has in place to try to ensure that unpaid carers, who are eligible for but not in receipt of Carer’s...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of snare traps; and if he will make a statement.

    • Community Orchards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support community orchards.

      Climate Change: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Climate Change Committee on its UK Health Expert Advisory Group report entitled...

      Solid Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the latest estimate of the proportion of the UK's primary emissions of fine particulate matter that came...

      Wood-burning Stoves: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research the Government has commissioned in the last five years to estimate the percentage domestic wood burning...

      Sheep Meat: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the UK lamb sector in preparation for January 2022 when exports to the US can resume.

      Large goods vehicle drivers: Migrant workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the 10,500 temporary visas the Government has offered to hauliers and food poultry workers.

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the practice of horse tethering.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many imports of hunting trophies from species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many imports of hunting trophies from (a) African Lion, Panthera leo, (b) Tiger, Panthera tigris, (c) African elephant,...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) R (ranched animal), (b) D (Captive-bred animal),(c) C (Bred in captivity) and (d) F (Born in captivity) hunting...

  • Home Office

    • Migrants: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of key workers with no recourse to public funds.

    • Asylum: Interpreters and Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if all refugees who seek asylum in England have access to (a) interpreters and (b) translators.

      Human Trafficking: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2021 to Question 76797 on Human Trafficking: English Channel, what recent assessment she has made of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to correspondence dated 8 September 2021 from the Rt Hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East.

      Asylum: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to reintroduce a service standard for processing asylum claims, following the Department's response to the Independent...

      Refugees: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that all women and children refugees are placed in appropriate accommodation; and whether...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many notices of intent have been issued to asylum claimants informing them that their cases are being considered for inadmissibility...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2021 to Question 81016 on Refugees: Afghanistan, what criteria her Department will use to identify...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan nationals who were evacuated under Operation Pitting will form part of the 5,000 target set for the first year of the Afghan...

      West Midlands Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) PCSOs West Midland Police Force had in each year since 2010.

      Prime Minister: Merseyside Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Section 90 Police Act 1996, who authorised the Prime Minister's possession and wearing of articles of police uniform when...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the use of GHB drugs in the UK.

      Undocumented Migrants: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of sending migrants that have entered the UK illegally to the...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • First Time Buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps the Government will take to help first time buyers following the end of the stamp duty holiday.

    • Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the average response time is for Building Safety Fund applications; and whether his Department has a target response...

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many new home builds have been (a) started and (b) completed in (i) Coventry North East constituency and (ii) Coventry...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure decisions on Building Safety Fund applications are communicated in a timely...

      Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department plans to take to increase the supply of specialist housing for older people, including...

      Social Rented Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on social housing of the finding by Shelter on...

      Community Ownership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the December 2021 round of the Community Ownership Fund will open for bids; and if he will make a statement.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made or commissioned an assessment of the mental health impact on leaseholders of remediation...

      Property Development: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what involvement the York community will have in the selection of a developer for the York Central development.

  • Scotland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to support veterans with mental health needs.

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of knife crime in (a) Coventry North East...

      Import Duties: Whisky

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what effect the continuation of the imposition of the 25 per cent tariff on US imported whiskies has had on...

      UK Domestic Advisory Group and UK-EU Civil Society Forum

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he will advise applicants for places on the (a) Domestic Advisory Group and (b) Civil Society Forum of...

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that disabled people are referenced in the Terms of Reference of the inquiry into the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Australia and New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has carried out an impact assessment on the potential effect of free trade agreements with (a) Australia and (b) New...

    • Agricultural Products: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK farmers' produce is protected in trade deals negotiated with other countries around the world.

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK's membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Northern Ireland protocol has been referenced in discussions between UK and US Government ministers and officials on the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government's contract for covid-19 vaccines with Pfizer includes an Investor State Dispute Settlement clause.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to tackle digital exclusion in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

    • Voluntary Organisations: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that voluntary sector organisations working with young people are adequately funded.

      Holiday Accommodation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to bring forward proposals for the licensing of Airbnb and other short term holiday let providers.

      Live Events Reinsurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the total value was of the cover provided to theatre events insured under the UK Live Events Reinsurance Scheme.

      Youth Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has established a ratio for youth worker to young people to deliver safe services.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what information her Department holds on the number of incidents of LGBT conversion therapy in each of the last three years; and if she will publish...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Peru: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Peru further to reports of attacks against indigenous communities and human rights defenders (1) in...

    • Peru: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat to the security of indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon, particularly the (1) Flor de Ucayali, and (2)...

      Peru: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by (1) indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon who are campaigning for their human rights, and (2)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the COVAX scheme; and whether they plan to propose any reforms to the scheme.

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 25 November (HL4243), what support they are providing to help document and investigate...

      Lesotho: Droughts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the droughts in Lesotho; and what steps will they take to ensure that those living there have enough water to maintain...

      Ethiopia: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of massacres and incitements to ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia; what plans they have, if any, to review the UK citizenship...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for an outbreak of civil violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Prerogative of Mercy: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 10 July 2014 (HL394), what was the outcome of the Northern Ireland Office’s investigation on the use...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Maritime Law: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 June (HL Deb, col 132) on human rights at sea, when they will write with further details on their...

    • Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the ability to transmit COVID-19 differs between someone who has been vaccinated and someone who has been infected with COVID-19.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in protection against COVID-19 provided by (1) vaccination, and (2) antibodies, following a COVID-19 infection.

      Food: Sales Promotions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce new regulations to limit the use of promotional techniques on unhealthy food and drink product packaging.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether 14 residents in a dormitory meets the UKHSA recommendations for a COVID-19 compliant environment; and if so, what guidance informed this recommendation.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the cost of alcohol on (1) the NHS, and on (2) society in general.

      Immunotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why patients dependent on immunoglobulin are experiencing (1) treatment "holidays", (2) longer waits between treatments, and (3) smaller doses; and what steps they...

      Magnetic Resonance Imagers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the number of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging scanners per capita in England compares to (1) France, (2) Germany,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farms: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals from the Tenant Farmers Association to amend the taxation framework within which landlords of farmland make...

    • Waste Disposal: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Environment Agency is taking to ensure that all waste carriers are recorded accurately on their official register.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of fly tipping were reported to the Environment Agency in each of the last five years; and how many of these cases resulted in a successful...

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