Written answers

Friday, 17 December 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a financial support package for the aviation sector in the context of further...

    • Railways: Birmingham and Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic impact of the potential agglomeration of Nottingham and Birmingham, which will be made possible by the...

      Public Transport: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Integrated Rail Plan, whether the Midlands will receive the same amount of public transport funding per head as London and the...

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Integrated Rail Plan, if he will publish a delivery plan that contains (a) details of next steps, (b) a full list of schemes and...

      Travel Restrictions: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data informed his Department's decision to place Nigeria on the Government's travel red list.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made in negotiations with EU countries that have not yet confirmed recognition of the UK Blue Badge Scheme in their...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to increase the number of people earning the (a) National Minimum Wage and (b) National Living Wage who can access the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will consult on expanding the UK Emissions Trading Scheme to incorporate the 67 per cent of greenhouse gas...

    • Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral evidence by the then Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility to...

      Carbon Emissions: Environmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that carbon emissions produced by public and private entities are audited by...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how businesses that falsely use Energy Company Obligation 3 are penalised.

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the accessibility of information and advertisements on Energy Company...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits for consumer protection of requiring installers of Energy Company...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of nuclear energy in (a) improving the UK’s energy...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions and Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government’s long-term strategy is for incentivising owner-occupiers, that have means and access to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of business deaths during the first quarter of 2022.

    • Veterans: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans who have received (a) an interview and (b) a job through...

      Veterans: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that women who leave the armed forces are not subject to (a) abuse or (b)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Oxygen: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at what rate per unit of electricity the NHS reimburses patients who need daily air line oxygen provided by an electric generator; when...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 27 October 2021, reference RL29893.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for allocating additional funding for dementia research.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £20 million committed by his Department in 2018 to brain tumour research over a five year period is still to be...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support (a) research into Motor Neurone Disease and (b) funding for that research.

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making c-peptide testing available on the NHS for type one diabetics...

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if officials in his Department will hold discussions with their counterparts in the Scottish Government on the Scottish roll-out of...

      Antibiotics: Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) the Royal College of Nurses and (b) other relevant bodies on any connection between...

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the data provided in NHS Resolution's response to Freedom of Information request 5115 of August 2021 which showed that...

      Integrated Care Boards: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80412 on Integrated Care Boards: Conflict of Interests, what assessment he has made...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS mangers are paid over (a) £80,000, (b) £130,000, (c) £200,000 and (d) £250,000 a year.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 58509, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Albans on 18 October 2021.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to fill vacancies made available through people losing their jobs in the NHS as a result of refusing to have a...

      Menopause: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support women with the cost of medication relating to the menopause, who are unable to take HRT...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of (a) physiotherapists, (b) occupational therapists, (c) speech and language...

      Kidney Diseases: Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the variation in survival rates for patients receiving dialysis at home compared to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 13 October 2021, reference RL27492.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment he has undertaken of the potential effect of mandatory covid-19 vaccines on the retention of black and minority...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to support new training and development opportunities in cancer care within the NHS.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will re-evaluate the NHS Long Term plan to take into account the effect of the outbreak of covid-19.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether any social events took place between three or more people within his Departmental buildings between (a) 5 November 2020 and 1 December 2020 and...

    • Human Rights Act 1998: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998 on people in (a) Newport West and (b) Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary, (b) secondary schools in each lower tier local authority area in England are rated by Ofsted as (i) Outstanding, (ii) Good,...

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the number of trainee teachers is protected in the event that numerous teacher training providers fail the...

      Initial Teacher Training Market Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's Initial teacher training (ITT) market review, published on 5 July 2021, how many providers responding to that...

      Design and Technology: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the shortage of teachers in Design and Technology on the availability of that subject in...

      Languages: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the shortage of teachers in modern foreign languages on the availability of modern...

      Department for Education: Climate Change and Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in what ways (a) young people and (b) others in Bristol West constituency are able to engage with his Department on its Sustainability and Climate...

      Department for Education: Climate Change and Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, how his Department selected the user groups chosen to feedback on that...

      Children in Care: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in local authority care are EU citizens that were born in the UK; and what proportion have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of potential impact of reductions in local authority budgets on transport for students with special educational needs and...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for poorer pupils having missed more school days in autumn 2020 compared with their better off...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will commit to reviewing the Education and Health Care Plan to permit children with special educational needs and disabilities to apply for...

      Physical Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of hours spent teaching PE in state funded schools.

      Schools: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of school absences as a result of covid-19 on the assessments of students planned for summer 2022.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to increase the take-up of the covid-19 vaccine in schools in York.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will put a covid-19 testing plan in place for schools in the new year.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many serious case reviews in the last 20 years have resulted in all recommendations being implemented.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many serious case reviews there have been in each of the last 20 years.

      Social Workers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to help ensure that children's social workers have appropriate and manageable caseloads.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the open letter to the Government by the Disabled Children’s Partnership, dated 26 November 2021, seeking clarification on how...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to implement recommendations from serious case reviews at the earliest possible opportunity, including during the review...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to establish a cross-departmental working group to review multi-agency findings of serious case reviews to help ensure...

      Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that vulnerable parents are supported while child needs and risk assessments are being undertaken.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of parent and child foster placements; and what steps he plans to take to recruit and train more...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding levels for children services in local authorities.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the funding of the School Games Organiser network beyond March 2022.

  • Treasury

    • Infrastructure: Climate Change and Nature Conservation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department made of the Government funding needed to transform the UK's infrastructure in response to the climate and nature crises when...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount spent on childcare in England (a) from all sources and (b) from the public purse in each of the last five years.

      Treasury: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

      Fossil Fuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 74952 on Fossil Fuels: Subsidies, if he will make it his policy to include taxation policies in his...

      Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional support to the (a) hospitality, (b) tourism and (c) travel sectors with respect...

      Business and Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support his Department plans to provide to (a) businesses and (b) the self-employed in the event that they experience financial challenges...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Ghana: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of people at risk of displacement as a result of...

    • South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to support South Sudan with the implementation of (a) public finance and (b)...

      Burkina Faso: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to support the Government of Burkina Faso with security sector reform.

      West Africa: Gold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to help support the governments of (a) Senegal and (b) Mali in relation to the potential...

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that citizens in the British Overseas Territories receive booster...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Welsh Ambulance Service has (a) submitted and (b) been granted a MACA request for assistance from his Department in each of the last...

    • Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where RAF Recruit training will happen following the closure of RAF Halton.

      Indo-Pacific Region: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has defined the regular drumbeat of Carrier Strike Group operations in the Indo-Pacific.

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Royal Navy having two fewer frigates in 2025 than was envisaged in Joint Force 2025.

      Peacekeeping Operations: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that child protection is embedded in all UK peacekeeping and military training.

      Military Aid: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 December 2021, HCWS 461 on Deployment of UK military engineers to Poland, how many UK military engineers...

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a programme of exercises will be put in place as part of the trilateral security pact between Australia, the UK and the US.

      Indo-Pacific Region: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what fleet basing arrangements are in place for the Carrier Strike Group in the Pacific.

      China: Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the final report by the US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on National Security Commission on Artificial...

      14 Signal Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the14 Signals Regiment is deployed; and whether the Regiment has any armoured vehicles.

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last spoke to his counterparts in Russia and China on the NPT Review Conference taking place in January 2022.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department are working on issues of non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament as of 9 December 2021.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates he last met the Prime Minister to discuss the matter of the 2022 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 September 2021 to Question 903506, when he plans to publish an updated Equipment Plan document.

      Armed Forces: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Armed Forces personnel who have experienced symptoms and side effects typically associated with Long Covid...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to end the use of fur in uniforms issued to personnel in the armed forces.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his timescale is for publishing the National Shipbuilding Strategy refresh.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has she made of the impact of universal credit deductions on the risk of poverty among benefit claimants living and working in...

    • Universal Credit: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of removing the £20 uplift to the standard allowance of universal credit on household budgets...

      Cost of Living: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support benefit claimants in Newport West constituency to meet increased costs of living.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the (a) unemployment and (b) youth unemployment rates in Enfield North constituency; what comparative...

      State Retirement Pensions: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the State Pension in tackling pensioner poverty in Newport West constituency; and...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason she has no current plans to include options for receiving the State Pension weekly or bi-weekly on the State Pension claim form.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on protecting the health of HGV drivers from road air...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle benefits fraud.

      Universal Credit: Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims were issued with a negative decision on the grounds that the claimant failed the habitual residence test in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2021 to Question 84427 on Social Security Benefits: Disqualification, with reference to the 149,057 cases...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2021 to Question 84427, Social Security Benefits: Disqualification, with reference to the 149,057 cases...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken for responses to Access to Work applications.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Special Rules for Terminal Illness.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wood-burning Stoves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of (a) laboratory test standards and (b) real world conditions for...

    • Pets: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote responsible ownership of cats, dogs, and other pets.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that local authorities have the capacity to accurately monitor levels of air...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is he taking to enshrine World Health Organisation targets for air pollution levels into UK legislation.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers the Office of Environmental Protection will have to (a) monitor, (b) regulate and (c) mitigate harmful levels of...

      Exhaust Emissions: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on mitigating levels of air pollution emitted by vehicles.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on steps that can...

      Agriculture: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with relevant stakeholders on the concerns raised by...

      Game: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) shooting and (b) country sports groups on the potential merits of population...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help ensure that banks are not requesting EWS1 forms for buildings that are under 18 meters.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps to regulate EWS1 surveys to prevent erroneous assessment outcomes.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support his Department is putting in place for leaseholders that have an EWS1 assessment that is under 18 meters and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the legacy of the Troubles.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of UK exports to the EU.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make a statement on the Government’s ongoing position on the time limited waiver on covid-19 vaccine manufacture in the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care's Oral Statement on 6 December 2021 on Covid-19 Update, Official...

    • Defibrillators: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential merits of introducing a...

      Mobile Phones: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the disparity of earnings between areas with fast and reliable mobile...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) broadband infrastructure and (b) 5G infrastructure on the rural...

      4G: Dorset and Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of people have access to reliable 4G coverage in (a) London and (b) Dorset.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the charity sector on the effect of bank branch closures on charities’...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads Policing Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to respond to the responses to the call for evidence for the Roads Policing Review, published on 13 July 2020.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Question

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to the statistics in House of Lords Business on Thursday 16 December which show that the Department of Health and Social Care had 56 written parliamentary...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide greater (1) powers, and (2) funding, to (a) local, and (b) city, authorities to enable homes to be retrofitted more quickly.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have of the decision by the government of Switzerland to pass their contracted doses of the Moderna vaccine to the COVAX scheme; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to withdraw vaccines promised to the COVAX scheme to supply the UK’s vaccine booster programme; and what assessment they have...

      Hydrogen: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to create a Minister for Hydrogen.

      Hydrogen: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the development of a hydrogen export market in the UK.

      Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to finalise business models for hydrogen; and when any such business models will be published.

      Oil: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Callanan on 2 December (HL Deb, col 1458), how much oil from the proposed development at Cambo is predicted to be exported; and...

      Natural Gas and Oil: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries North Sea oil and gas are exported to; and what quantity is exported to each country.

      Natural Gas and Oil: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what quantity of oil and gas is (1) exported from, and (2) imported to, the UK annually, for each different classification of those substances.

      Electricity Generation: Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for claiming compensation for losses from power outages caused by Storm Arwen for (1) households, and (2) businesses.

      Electric Cables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the resilience of overhead power cables and the case for moving these wires underground.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to coordinate health restrictions on travel (1) within Europe, and (2) more widely.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new COVID-19 booster jabs every six to nine months to respond to new strains.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average level of subsidy per person they provide to hotels to quarantine travellers entering the UK from red list countries; and what steps they take...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk presented to UK citizens by low vaccine rates in low income countries.

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many community diagnostic hubs per million people they plan to create; and what steps are they taking to ensure that respiratory diagnostic tests will be...

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many community diagnostic hubs per million people they intend to introduce; and how they intend to ensure that respiratory diagnostic tests will be a core part...

      Disease Control: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response’s COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic,...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the consequences will be for frontline NHS staff who refuse to get vaccinated by 1 April 2022.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average bed occupancy in NHS hospitals in England per year for the last 30 years for which figures are available.

      Immunotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the NHS in England is monitoring the health outcomes of patients who no longer fit the new eligibility criteria for immunoglobulin use.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools Commissioner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of their time that each of the eight Regional Schools Commissioners spend supporting maintained schools.

    • Further Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ 2021 Annual Report on Education Spending in England, published on 30...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require universities to provide partial refunds of tuition fees to students who are affected by the disruptions caused by industrial action.

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they can offer families who are (1) currently receiving therapeutic support via the Adoption Support Fund; and (2) who are in the process of...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of schools in England do not offer swimming lessons to their pupils.

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been adopted from a care setting (1) in England, and (2) an equivalent form of care outside England, in each year from 2010 to 2020.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iraq: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ask participants at the 26th conference of State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to investigate reports of Turkish...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iraq: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British troops are serving in Iraq; and in what capacity such troops are serving.

    • 3rd (United Kingdom) Division: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to The Integrated Review 2021, published on 16 March, what will be the level of readiness of the 3rd (UK) Division; and how many days would it take for at...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Workplace Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage employers to calculate their gender pension contributions gap in order to compare this to their gender pay gap data.

    • Social Security Benefits and State Retirement Pensions: Christmas Bonus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many letters they are sending this year to the recipients of the state pension and other eligible benefits informing them of the annual £10 Christmas...

      Workplace Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish guidance directed at women on how to prepare for retirement in order to help reduce the pension gender pay gap.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the animal welfare implications of the shortage of workers in the processed meat sector; and what steps they are taking to...

    • Disposable Wipes: Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the link between sewage spills and the disposal of wet wipes containing plastic; and what advice they plan to give to companies...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all irregular migrants arriving in the UK are tested for COVID-19; what proportion of such migrants have had positive COVID-19 test results; and how many...

    • Immigration: Exploitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many grants of discretionary leave to remain have been made to victims of (1) human trafficking, and (2) modern slavery, with a positive conclusive grounds...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set up a body to monitor the impact of government policy on regional inequalities.

    • Council Tax: 10 Downing Street and 11 Downing Street

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the band for council tax payable for the apartments occupied by (1) the Prime Minister, and (2) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in Downing Street; and...

      Islam: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to appoint the second independent expert to consider the definition of Islamophobia.

      Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the commitments made in People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper, published on 1 December, what steps they will take to...

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether 3D printing represents the future of sustainable and affordable house building.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks made by Lord True on 6 December (HL Deb, col 1640), what was the case that was determined relating to the operation of the Ministerial...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to restart the furlough scheme in case more COVID-19 restrictions are implemented.

    • Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss a new debt relief programme at the G20 level, so that developing countries do not have to delay health and poverty reduction plans.

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of increasing levels of debt in low-income families; and what steps they are taking to help such families manage their debt.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Conversion Therapy: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposals set out in their consultation document Banning conversion therapy, published on 29 October, whether the ban will apply to attempts made...

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