Written answers

Monday, 13 December 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what effect the plans set out in the Integrated Rail Plan published on 18 November 2021 will have on transport connectivity within Wales.

    • Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the implementation of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, published on 18...

      Bus Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact on bus services caused by staff shortages; and what steps his Department is taking to address the impact of...

      Buses: Driving

      To the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage more people to become bus drivers.

      Buses: Driving

      To the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) scale and (b) potential impact of the shortage in bus drivers.

      Buses: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce injuries to passengers, staff and other road users caused by buses outside London.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of reductions in bus services operators are able to introduce and still be eligible for covid-19 recovery funding for bus services.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the maximum increase in fares is that bus operators can introduce and still be eligible for covid-19 recovery funding for bus services.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for passengers of covid recovery funding for (a) bus services outside London and (b) light rail...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what auditing arrangements there are for bus service recovery funding for operators; what proportion of claims from operators are audited; and whether...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what projections for patronage on a month-by-month basis is covid-19 recovery funding based on for (a) bus services outside London and (b) light rail...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with bus service operators regarding the wheelchair accessibility of fleet vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment the DVLA has made of the accuracy of the V5C database.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to offer incentives to support individuals and organisations to purchase hydrogen vehicles.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to reform the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to stimulate investment in hydrogen production.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of electric recharging stations across the road network.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total size in kilometres of bus routes in England outside of London in (a) January 2020 and (b) October 2021.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's press release of 26 February 2021, what progress he has made in improving facilities for disabled passengers at...

      Department for Transport: Litigation Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what services the Government Legal Department’s Litigation Group has provided to his Department since 1 January 2021.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to formally include maritime trade unions formally in the Operation Zero declaration on shipping and offshore wind at COP26.

      Shipping and Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list (a) government and (b) industry signatories to the Operation Zero declaration on (a) shipping and (b) offshore wind launched at COP26.

      Shipping and Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Operation Zero declaration on shipping and offshore wind at COP26, what assessment he has made of suitable port locations for...

      Shipping and Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the annual impact that the (a) Operation Zero declaration and (b) Clean Maritime Demonstration Programme will have on...

      Shipping and Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his officials have had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding seafarer employment...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescales for the sale of the Vaccine Manufacturing Innovation Centre; and whether that matter is subject to...

    • Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where his strategy for vaccine manufacturing and innovation is set out.

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the Working Time Regulations in response to the Court...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of placing all credible hydrogen production projects under Track-1...

      Boilers: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to launch a consultation on mandating hydrogen-ready boilers.

      Lithium: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that companies listed in the UK which are engaged in lithium mining in the UK do not...

      Wood-burning Stoves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether domestic wood burning counts towards either (a) low-carbon heat or (b) renewable energy targets.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of placing all credible hydrogen production projects under Track-1...

      Hydrogen: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of (a) electrolyser farms and (b) hydrogen pumps in the UK.

      Boilers: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to launch a public consultation on the potential impacts of mandating hydrogen-ready boilers.

      Heating: Hydrogen

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

      Aquind: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what due diligence his Department has carried out on the proposed Aquind Interconnector project and its owners, with...

      Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the extent of the practice whereby companies commission work from sub-contractors and...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the electric vehicles industry and (b) local authorities on provision for...

      Small Businesses: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to small and medium sized businesses facing increased electricity costs in...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward a green steel deal.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many day 2 PCR tests included on passenger locator forms have been completed to date.

    • General Practitioners: Ilford North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) financial and (b) other steps his Department is taking to support GP services to meet patient demand in Ilford North constituency.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that older people are able to access health checks on request.

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the emergence of the omicron covid-19 variant on rates of long covid.

      Macular Degeneration: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to reduce the average waiting time for patients with appointments in eye clinics in England for the treatment...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is the Government is taking to restore routine meningococcal immunisation programmes following disruption caused by the...

      Strokes: Anticoagulants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) other bodies on the use of blood thinners to reduce the...

      Macular Degeneration: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his plans are for reducing the average waiting times for patients with appointments for the treatment of (a) wet and (b) dry...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had discussions with relevant stakeholders on the potential merits of allowing...

      Dentistry: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent workforce planning he has undertaken for NHS dentistry; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the accessibility and affordability of dental treatment in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase hospital bed capacity over the winter months.

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in what way the 100 community diagnostic centres will focus on (a) diagnosing heart and circulatory diseases and (b) the risk factors for...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funding required to maintain current standards and thresholds within the social...

      NHS: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) support people with using digital NHS services and (b) protect the data of people who use those services.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential effective treatments for MND; and what assessment he has made of the impact of...

      Hyperactivity: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting time from diagnosis of ADHD to the patient receiving medication.

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to increase funding for mental health research.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to implement the policy of doubling dementia research funding.

      Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on guidance for the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018.

      Bereavement Counselling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding for bereavement support following the...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to local authorities on the provision of mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to charities on the provision of frontline mental health services.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date he estimates (a) 25, (b) 50 and (c) 75 per cent of people eligible for covid-19 booster vaccinations as at 18 October 2021...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the primary care networks in Dorset in delivering the booster vaccination programme.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 6 December 2021, Official Report, column 64, whether he has any further advice for UK citizens...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what urgent steps he is taking to ensure that 12 to 15 year old's can prove their covid-19 vaccination status for the purposes of...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide high quality rehabilitative care for people addicted to harmful substances and help ensure that deaths...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) GP surgeries, (b) NHS Trusts and (c) community settings have agreed to take part in the National Obesity Audit.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce incremental targets in the years up to 2030 for the purposes of trying to reach the objective of a smoke free...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the covid-19 infection rate was for each month following the removal of the requirement to wear face coverings in England on 19 July...

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November to Question 71299 on Smoking: Young People, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's policies on tackling obesity; what recent discussions he has had...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the 5.7 million people who have been tested as covid-19 positive in the UK in the last six months have tested positive...

      Air Pollution: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to update the Public Health Outcomes Framework indicator, D01 - Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air...

      Food Composition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to introduce further measures to encourage the reformulation of food and drink products to reduce the level...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason otherwise eligible people who received two vaccinations with an MHRA-approved vaccine in third countries are considered...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will undertake a new public information campaign on the difference between lateral flow tests and PCR tests for...

      Abortion: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to make access to telemedical abortions a permanent part of abortion care.

      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, for what reasons...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether background checks are being carried out on the (a) business and (b) associated people of providers listed on the gov.uk...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether criminal record checks are carried out on the (a) business and (b) associated people of companies listed as providers on the...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) collect and (b) analyse data on the impact in clinical settings of women requiring medical...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the context of testing for covid-19, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that PCR test providers for travel, such as...

      NHS Test and Trace: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the costs are of NHS Test and Trace each month.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to encourage uptake of the covid-19 vaccine among pregnant women.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to prioritise pregnant women for the covid-19 booster vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who in the NHS is responsible for advising patients who have a compromised immune system that they are eligible for a third dose of a...

      Tobacco: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to prevent online sales of products containing nicotine to under-18s.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish updated guidance on the symptoms of covid-19 experienced by people who are vaccinated.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on whether the Government would a) reimpose restrictions on the hospitality sector...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have received a positive PCR Covid-19 test in the last 90 days will still have to take a test on their return from...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what timeframe his Department has in place for issuing digital Covid recovery certificates; how many people were waiting for those...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the vaccination status of covid-19 vaccine trial participants is correctly displayed on their NHS...

      Abortion: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to introduce an advanced medical priority dispatch system code specifically for medical and ambulatory...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that NHS health checks are reinstated to enable health interventions such smoking...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average period has been from receipt of an application from a community pharmacy to provide...

      Dental Services: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of patients who are unable to register with an NHS dentist in (a) Oxfordshire, (b) Oxford...

      Dentistry: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of dentists in (a) Oxfordshire, (b) Oxford and (c) Abingdon.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding is available for research into brain tumours; and what research streams on brain tumours the Government is allocating funding to.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) protect and (b) support school staff from (i) abuse and (ii) aggression from parents and others in the school community.

    • Schools: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) support schools in Enfield North constituency and (b) tackle regional inequality in school outcomes...

      Department for Education: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department is currently spending on television advertising on E4.

      Medicine: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide additional support to universities seeking to increase the number of places for students who want to study medicine.

      Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures he is putting in place to facilitate the return of international student in January 2021 in response to increasing covid-19 related...

      Department for Education: Global Butterflies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funds have been paid by his Department to Global Butterflies in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds were allocated.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reason was for the time elapsed between 18 June 2021 and the termination of the contract with MTC to run Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre; and...

    • Prisons: Race Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people employed across the prison estate have race relations as the primary purpose of their role, as of 7 December 2021.

      Marriage: Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Law Commission on the time taken for publication of their consultation into marriage law in England and...

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 79500, which existing providers at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre have expressed an...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Equipment: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that British manufacturers are prohibited from selling equipment to Israeli distributors to be...

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol on the prospects of a trade deal with the US.

      Cotton: Xinjiang

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that cotton produced in Xinjiang province through the forced labour of Uyghur Muslims does not...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the timescale is for the UK's entry into the CPTPP.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of levels of hunger and malnutrition in Afghanistan; and if she will make a...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Global Butterflies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funds have been paid by her Department to Global Butterflies in each of the last five years; and to what...

      Diplomatic Service: Burns Night

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which British embassies and consulates plan to (a) host or (b) support Burns nights in 2022.

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to tackle deforestation in (a) Malaysia and (b) other countries that...

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with the Home Secretary on the potential for large numbers of refugees fleeing...

      Germany: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the incoming German Government’s...

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of the UK joining the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting educational opportunities for women and girls...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to identify people at risk in Afghanistan.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to restore the women and girls development budget to what it was prior to the reduction in Official...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, further to UK officials meeting with senior members of the Taliban on 5 October 2021, what recent discussions she...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Ethiopian counterpart on the observance of international laws and...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will publish the call logs for the (a) former Foreign Secretary and (b) Permanent Under-Secretary covering...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support will be given to developing countries reliant on deforestation to make products for export to help...

      Afghanistan: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support NGOs to provide and distribute food parcels in Afghanistan.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2021 to Question 68244, on Developing Countries: Nutrition, what additional...

      GCHQ: Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential positive impact of GCHQ’s cloud computing contract with Amazon...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2021 to Question 66206 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what price the Government...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Damen Group: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Government contracts have been awarded to Damen in the last ten years.

    • Shipbuilding: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent comparative assessment his Department has made of the efficiency of shipyards in (a) the UK and (b) Europe.

      Ukraine: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of the (a) sale of two Sandown-class minehunters, (b) sale of eight small missile warships and (c) UK involvement in the frigate...

      RFA Fort Victoria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to extend the service life of RFA Fort Victoria beyond 2028.

      Ministry of Defence: Litigation Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what services the Government Legal Department’s Litigation Group has provided to his Department since 1 January 2021.

      Army Foundation College: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the response to FOI2021/09403 on 21 September 2021, how many of the 41 complaints of rape and sexual assault made to the Service...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to assess whether the tender for the Special Purpose Ship is legally compliant.

      Ministry of Defence: Global Butterflies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funds have been paid by his Department to Global Butterflies in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds were allocated.

      Ministry of Defence: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to bring empty homes in Linton-on-Ouse into use for resettlement purposes.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the investigations into the concerns that headsets used by personnel in armoured fighting vehicles were causing hearing problems have concluded;...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the number of Astute submarines to be operated by the Royal Navy remains at seven.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Coronavirus: Scotland and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2021 to Question 82339, Coronavirus: Scotland: Wales, for which non-customer-facing roles in Jobcentres...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of the end of support under the Coronavirus Job retention Scheme on the level of demand for...

      Restart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to compel benefit claimants to participate in Restart placements.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2021 to Question 87677 on Kickstart Scheme, if she will publish the most up to date statistics as of 8...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of the end of support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on levels of child poverty.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Universal Credit Programme Board minutes, UCPB140519 Paper 1, deposited in the House of Commons Library on 28 October...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of Age UK's recommendation that in order to tackle fuel poverty, especially...

      Kickstart Scheme: Rutherglen and Hamilton West

      What estimate she has made of the number of jobs created by the Kickstart scheme in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency.

      Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      What steps she is taking to support British pensioners overseas during winter 2021-22.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • South West Water: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to extend the rebate for South West Water customers for a further year, in the context of pricing...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory duty for local authorities to...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the latest estimate of the tonnage of UK primary emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in 2019...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the latest estimate of the total tonnage of UK primary emissions of fine particulate matter, PM2.5, in 2020.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle surface water flooding.

      Nitrogen: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle nitrogen pollution.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made if the adequacy of the (a) capacity and (b) viability of England's sewage system.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Officers: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect Border Force and Immigration Enforcement officers from being targeted with legal action by...

    • National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish legislative proposals on countering state threats.

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government will ratify the Istanbul Convention.

      Door Supervisors and Security Guards: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that security officers and door staff have the right to wear protective clothing including...

      Security Industry Authority: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a fee waiver for Security Industry Authority licences...

      Domestic Violence: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that those who harm pets in the context of domestic abuse are prosecuted accordingly.

      Home Office: Global Butterflies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds have been paid by her Department to Global Butterflies in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds were...

      Home Office: Litigation Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what services the Government Legal Department’s Litigation Group has provided to her Department since 1 January 2021.

      Internet: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of cyberflashing images that were reported to law enforcement in England and Wales in the last five...

      International Corruption Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were in the National Crime Agency's International Corruption Unit in each of the last five years.

      Prevent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will publish the independent review of Prevent.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80330 on Animal Experiments: Scotland, what plans her Department has to (a) increase...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80331 on Animal Experiments, what plans her Department has to (a) record future deaths...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on trends in the (a) number of and (b) number of victims of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to correspondence from her Department to the hon. Member for Lichfield's office dated 7 December 2021 on a constituent's...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the Government is providing funding for leaseholders living in buildings that do not have combustible cladding but...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether an EWS1 form is required for a building below 18 metres.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent progress his Department has made on its re-evaluation of the loan scheme for building under 18 metres.

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the cost to the public purse of the proposed Building Safety Managers and...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the proposed role of Building Safety Manager.

      Temporary Accommodation: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities to help ensure that pets are not a barrier to...

      Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that people fleeing domestic abuse with a pet are given the support...

      Voting Rights: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to enable blind and partially sighted people to exercise their right to vote independently.

      Elections: Candidates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance is in place for (a) election returning officers and (b) local authorities on limiting the period when the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of former service personnel sleeping rough each year since 2010.

    • 10 Downing Street: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish full details of hospitality expenses in Number 10 Downing Street for each day of December 2020.

      10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Prime Minister attended an indoor gathering at No.10 Downing Street on 27 November 2020.

      Northern Ireland Protocol: Customs and Supply Chains

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on negotiations with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol; and what...

      Cabinet Office: Global Butterflies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what funds have been paid by his Department to Global Butterflies in each of the last five years; and to what...

  • Treasury

    • Cash Dispensing: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his planned timetable is for assessing the success of the Community Access to Cash Pilots.

    • Banks: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that all banks provide a gambling block to help prevent gambling harm.

      Electronic Funds Transfer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Treasury officials and (b) other individuals are engaged in work on the replacement for the Real Time Gross Settlement System.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that compensation is provided to Equitable Life Assurance Society policy holders.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority on increasing the frequency of reviews of the £85,000 limit in compensation for...

      Employment: Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the end of support under the Coronavirus Job retention Scheme on levels of in-work poverty.

      Solar Power: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the rate of VAT payable on solar panels and battery storage installation.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many promoters and operators of the Loan Charge 2019 have been prosecuted for promoting and operating those schemes.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the equity of HMRC pursuing employees and not employers on the use of the Loan Charge 2019.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will facilitate discussions between the gambling industry and financial services institutions to ensure gambling...

    • Gambling: Payment Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps in the forthcoming gambling White Paper to end online gambling via payment mechanisms other than direct...

      Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to undertake regular reviews of the gambling sector to ensure that policy, regulation, stakes...

      Broadband: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish a timeframe for the implementation of the £5.5 billion investment in broadband infrastructure...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has plans to create a domestic sovereign cloud capability similar to the European Gaia-X project.

      National Leisure Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of including leisure facilities run in-house by local authorities in the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Newark

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide grade separation of the railway at Newark.

    • Ferries: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 November (HL3917), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Options...

      Welwyn North Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce stops at Welwyn North station in order to increase capacity on the East Coast Main Line.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of unsold vocational driving test appointments in the last month.

      Railway Stations: Toton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to serve the train station at Toton with passenger trains.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the proposed Ely area capacity enhancement project will make adequate provision for any increase in demand for freight...

      Railways: Lincoln

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the Integrated Rail Plan for Lincoln.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Neusoft: University of Liverpool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the partnership between the University of Liverpool's Department of Computer Science and the Chinese company NeuSoft; and whether...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households are yet to receive smart meters; and when they anticipate the smart meter roll out will be completed.

      Research: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of findings of research connections between Chinese organisations responsible for committing genocide against the Uyghur people and...

      UK Research and Innovation: University of Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the granting of UK Research and Innovation money to an academic at the University of Birmingham researching the impact of UK...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the level of worldwide carbon emissions in 2021; and what estimate they have made of projected carbon emissions in (1)...

      UK Endorsement Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 22 November (HL3771), what assessment they have made of (1) the UK Endorsement Board's objectives for...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) retail, and (2) industrial energy, consumers will contribute via a Regulated Asset Base model to the building of a new nuclear power station in the UK;...

      Sizewell C Power Station: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) lowest, and (2) highest, expected cost of power per kWh from Sizewell C, based on the assumptions in their impact assessment.

      Copyright: Publications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of an international copyright exhaustion regime on the UK's book exports; and what plans they have, if any, to publish...

      Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Draft)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will introduce the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill to Parliament.

      Intellectual Property: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 1 November (HL3196), when they will make an announcement regarding the UK's future exhaustion of...

      Copyright: Writers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of an international copyright exhaustion regime on author incomes; and what plans they have, if any, to publish this...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Prescribing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Kamall on 22 November (HL Deb, col 586), what steps they are taking to integrate social prescribing into the core undergraduate...

    • Suicide: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to the NHS on contacting (1) a parent, (2) a family member, or (3) a carer, in cases of young people under the age of 18 who are...

      Suicide: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued for health professionals regarding patients who are at risk of suicide.

      Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for monitoring the provision of community pharmacy contractual services in England.

      Suicide: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what immediate NHS provision is available to those at risk of suicide.

      Suicide: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what NHS guidance exists for parents of children who are at risk of suicide.

      Ambulance Services: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that ambulance services in the south-west of England are working at full capacity; and what steps they are taking in that...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Public Policy Research Towards True Universal Care: Reforming the NHS Charging System, published...

      Newcastle University: IVF

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Kamall on 2 November (HL3362) and 1 December (HL4059), what steps the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

      Immunotherapy: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the NHS is monitoring (1) the health of patients who (a) have been denied access to immunoglobulin therapy or (b) are on sub-optimal care in relation to...

      Immunotherapy: Shortages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients in the last year have (1) been taken off therapy, (2) had to change immunoglobulin product, (3) been advised of treatment holidays, or (4)...

      Ronapreve

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Ronapreve will be available for (1) immunocompromised patients unlikely to mount a vaccine response, and (2) patients at higher risk of poorer COVID-19...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they will take to ensure that pensioners' homes will not be sold to fund social care costs.

      Pharmacy: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which pharmacies in England reported that they were closed for (1) all, or (2) part, of their contracted opening hours on dates between 1 January to 31 October;...

      Immunotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many newly-diagnosed patients with (1) primary or (2) secondary immunodeficiency in the UK, who fit the eligibility criteria for immunoglobulin use, have been...

      Immunotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency planning the NHS made to ensure continuity of supply for immunoglobin for patients at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in violent behaviour towards NHS workers in South West England; and what steps they are taking to counter this violence.

      Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote ventilation in buildings to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

  • Department for Education

    • T-levels: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) capital, and (2) revenue, expenditure on T levels in each of the last five years.

    • Pre-school Education: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to raise the profile, and (2) to improve the perceived status of, early years teaching jobs.

      Pre-school Education: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the salaries of early years teachers to match salaries for primary school teachers.

      Pre-school Education: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to develop, and (2) to retain, a workforce of highly qualified early years teachers, including by furthering access to...

      T-levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the fifth annual T level Action Plan.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to enable disadvantaged children to benefit from early education and childcare; and what plans they have, if any, to extend the 30...

      Neusoft: UWE Bristol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the partnership between the University of the West of England Bristol and the Chinese company NeuSoft, given the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Kuwait: British Airways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish a full list of the passengers on board British Airways Flight 149, which departed London on 1 August 1990.

    • China: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China regarding reports that 1,100 North Korean escapees are currently detained in China; when they last...

      Botswana: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of comments by President Masisi of Botswana on 2 December that (1) the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may have been brought into...

      Gaza: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that medical equipment intended for the care of cancer patients in Gaza is being held in Egypt; and what steps they are...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the state of governance in Afghanistan; and what is their assessment of the international implications of this governance.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken to implement the four steps to address modern day slavery, as announced by the then-Foreign Secretary in a statement to the House of...

      Egypt: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the freedom for Christians, including missionaries, to practise their religion in Egypt.

      Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the data published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs showing that in the first nine...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel regarding the (1) arrest, and (2) beating, of two Palestinians who had complained of settler...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last had discussions with the government of Israel regarding (1) violence by settlers in the West Bank, and (2) the action of Israel's military forces in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the UK’s vaccines they intend to donate to developing countries; and through what mechanism they will make such donations.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to remarks made by Baroness Goldie on 25 November (HL Deb, col 1057), what electromagnetic capabilities are being developed for use by the army; and...

    • Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel have been injured during testing of Challenger 3.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel have been injured by challenger tanks in each year from 2016 to 2021; and what injuries were sustained.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel have been injured by warrior vehicles in each year from 2016 to 2021; and what injuries were sustained.

      Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries have committed to acquiring the Type 26 frigate; how many frigates each country ordered; whether the expected level of acquisitions has led to a...

      Military Aid: NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel are currently deployed in the NHS.

      Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel are currently deployed in (1) the food industry, (2) the energy sector, and (3) as HGV drivers.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel are currently deployed in the UK; and of these, what sectors they are deployed in.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have either (1) alone, or (2) with allies, to create a hypersonic missile technology programme.

      Military Bases: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the security implications of allowing private flights to operate from Royal Air Force bases; and in what circumstances...

      China: Guided Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the (1) development, and (2) testing, of hypersonic missile technology by the government of China.

      Boxer Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what development issues have been found during the testing of Boxer armoured personnel carriers.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel have been injured during testing of Boxer armoured personnel carriers.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to remarks made by Baroness Goldie on 25 November (HL Deb, col 1057), how many regional hubs for army deployment and training are being created;...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what development issues have been found during the testing of Challenger 3.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many armed forces personnel have received a (1) forced, and (2) voluntary, redundancy package in each year from 2016 to 2021.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage done by single use plastics in terms of causing flooding; and what steps they intend to take to reduce such damage.

    • Land Drainage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will bring forward regulations under Schedule 3 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

      Coastal Areas and Rivers: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) which, measures they intend to take to reduce sewage discharges into rivers and coastal waters in the current price review.

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many statements have been made under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in each of the last three years; and what percentage of all companies falling...

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries the 27 migrants who drowned in the English Channel on 24 November were from.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugees from Afghanistan have been accepted into the UK for each of the past six months.

      Nationality and Borders Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to have discussions with (1) the Jesuit Refugee Service, (2) the Helen Bamber Foundation, (3) Refugee Action, (4) Care4Calais, and...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Mortgages and Rents: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional support for those unable to pay their (1) rent, or (2) mortgage, due to COVID-19.

    • Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers sit on the Safe and Integrated Communities Inter-Ministerial Group; and how many times has the Group met in the last 12 months.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are directly supporting intergovernmental relations; in which departments they are based; and in which locations in each part of the UK they...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lord Chancellor

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replace the role of the Lord Chancellor in the instance of absence and incapacity of the Sovereign with the Lord Speaker in the...

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which tax changes proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Statement on 27 October will not apply to Northern Ireland.

    • Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of how many Direct Debits are set up fraudulently each year through the Automated Direct Debit Instruction Service (AUDDIS); what assessment...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer tailored support for travel businesses whose recovery will be affected by new COVID-19 restrictions.

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