Written answers

Thursday, 23 December 2021

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2021 to Question 81078 on the revised policy on overseas fee waivers, whether any urgent applications...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the trend in the level of bed capacity in NHS England over the last two years; and whether there...

    • Hospitals: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has funding for the building of a new hospital in Shropshire.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to work with NICE to ensure that NICE committees (a) are accountable and (b) adequately consider...

      Joint Replacements: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the backlog on joint replacement surgery resulting from the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the November 2021 Royal College of Emergency Medicine Acute Insight Series, Crowding and its Consequences, what...

      London Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase funding to London Ambulance Service to help improve the performance of ambulance response times.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of prescription charges for people with asthma on their health outcomes.

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the number of patients with heart and circulatory disease who have...

      Medical Equipment: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths that could be attributed to racial bias in medical equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Ambulance Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of vacancies there are (a) in total, (b) for qualified paramedics and (c) for trained...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support his Department is providing to hospitals in the winter months to assist with additional pressures in (a) Slough,...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of NHS staff who have received parking fines while attending their place of work.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what risks to (a) patients and (b) NHS staff his Department has identified as a result of the additional pressures on hospitals during...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the context of Spain’s change in vaccination status requirements for incoming travellers of 1 December 2021, what steps his...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2021 to Question 79399 on Coronavirus: Protective Clothing, which four contracts for personal...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Meller Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what Freedom of Information requests his Department has received in respect of correspondence and records of meetings between the former...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of analysis by the Alzheimer's Society that the adult social care sector...

      Carers: West Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of unpaid carers living in West Dorset.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Dementia Strategy in the People at the heart of care: adult social care reform White Paper, what budget will be...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the drugs the NHS can use to treat covid-19 patients.

      Hospitals: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent Care Quality Commission inspection of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, what assessment he has...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s process is for (a) recording and (b) keeping minutes of all meetings relating to Government business.

      Members' Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 25 November 2021 to the Right Honourable Member for Ashton under Lyne, whether the National Audit Office...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GPs who have refused to receive a covid-19 vaccination.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to ensure that at least one official from his Department is present during all (a) meetings and (b) phone...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the number of covid-19 (a) tests delivered and (b) patients referred to each genomic laboratory hub in the 12...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Meller Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds a minute of the meeting held on 6 April 2020 between the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's process is for (a) recording and (b) keeping minutes of phone calls relating to Government business made by...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of adding medications related to (a) asthma, (b) depression, (c) heart...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2021 to Question 80405 on Work Capability Assessment, whether her Department has plans to start capturing...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 and 11 Downing Street: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many air filtration systems have been installed in Number 10 and Number 11 Downing Street since March...

    • 10 Downing Street: Catering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what catering or hospitality services are available for social events in 10 Downing Street; and what the total...

      10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Answers of 8 December 2021 to the Rt hon. Member for Holborn and St...

      Cabinet Office: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any social events took place between three or more people within his Departmental buildings between...

      10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the entry and exit logs for No. 10 Downing Street on the 18 and 19 December 2020.

      Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department’s guidance to Ministers requires the retention of correspondence from the Prime...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Endorsement Board: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 7 December (HL4413), what were the legal expenses to date of (1) the UK Accounting Standards Endorsement Board...

    • Accountancy: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 7 December (HL4416), whether they consider 17 years a reasonable timescale to produce an accounting standard.

      UK Endorsement Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 7 December (HL4418), for each member of the UK Endorsement Board what (1) relevant experience, or (2)...

      Kids Company

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much public money was spent by the Official Receiver on the High Court case against Kids Company.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove any barriers to employment by the NHS of health care professionals arriving from Hong Kong under the British National...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of female genital mutilation in England.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) governments in Europe, and (2) governments in other countries, regarding the compatibility of COVID-19 vaccination records...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to review the COVID-19 travel red list; and what factors they will take into account when conducting that review.

  • Attorney General

    • Euro 2020: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases have been brought to court relating to charges made at England Euro 2020 matches played at Wembley.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Life Imprisonment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the minimum term served in custody for people given (1) a mandatory life sentence, (2) an automatic life sentence, and (3) a discretionary life...

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the minimum period served in custody for people given (1) extended determinate sentences, (2) an extended sentence of detention, and (3) a sentence...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with (1) the government of the (a) United States, and (b) Canada, and (2) the EU, to secure Magnitsky sanctions against those...

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected budget for the global summit to promote freedom of religion or belief in London on 5–6 July 2022; and how many staff are expected to...

      Uzbekistan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the relationship with the government of Uzbekistan given the unfolding humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, (1) finance, (2) equipment, (3) training, and (4) other support, they have provided to the Libyan (a) coast guard, (b) intelligence service, (c)...

      Libya: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much overseas development funding they provide to the government of Libya; and whether any such funding finances migrant detention centres.

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the international community, specifically the UN Security Council, to secure justice for the Rohingyas subjected to human...

      Chen Quanguo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to initiate an investigation into Chen Quanguo, an official of the government of China, under the Global Human Rights Sanctions...

      Libya: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of abuse, particularly sexual violence, of migrants detained in Libya.

      Philippines: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of the Philippines since June following reports by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that...

      Myanmar: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent sexual violence being used as a weapon of war against the Rohingya population, and others, in Myanmar; and what steps they...

      Japan: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of the British Embassy in Tokyo.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports from 11 December, what plans they have to reduce staff numbers at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office by 20 per cent by 2025; and...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with (1) the government of Israel, and (2) Palestinian representatives, about the Middle East peace process.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the targeting of Palestinian medics by Israeli border police.

      Libya: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of reports that Frontex has worked with the Libyan authorities to secure the return of migrants from outside of Libya’s...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, (1) to strengthen the Abraham Accords, and (2) to expand those accords to additional nations.

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used when deciding to donate 131,000 doses of Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine bilaterally to the government of Nepal; and what were the reasons...

      Xinjiang: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 December (HL4447), what caused the delay in publishing the review of export controls to the...

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the use of chemical weapons in Northern Iraq by the government of Turkey.

      Economic Situation: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the policies of (1) Thailand, (2) Cambodia, and (3) South Korea, towards reducing economic inequalities; and what steps they plan...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to uphold religious freedom in other countries; and what representations they are making to the governments of countries with...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK humanitarian aid is accessible to all (1) religious, and (2) faith, communities, in particular while the COVID-19...

      Israel: Defence and Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how goods produced in the Israeli settlements should be treated in negotiations on trade and defence with the government of Israel.

      China: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to ban investment in the Chinese surveillance company SenseTime, and (2) to respond to the call by the government of the USA for such...

      Xinjiang: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 December (HL4447), when they expect their review of export controls to be completed; and what plans...

      South China Sea: Disputed Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help Vietnam and other claimant states (1) to resolve their disputes in relation to the South China Sea, and (2) to conclude a...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial contact they have had with the new President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, since he was sworn into office in August.

      Xinjiang: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the Uyghur Tribunal that a genocide is underway against Uyghurs in Xinjiang; and what steps they intend...

      Israel: Golan Heights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 22 November (HL3795) detailing the steps they are taking regarding Russia's occupation of...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU to seek an increase in the size of EUFOR's current mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to achieve enough soldiers...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to maintain peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region; and what plans they have to work with Council of Europe member...

      France: Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of France regarding steps to counter levels of antisemitism in the UK and France.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, how they will evaluate the requirements on water companies in the Environment Act 2021 to make progressive reductions in sewage dumping.

  • Home Office

    • Metropolitan Police: Stephen Port

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s report on police failures in investigating the...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

December 2021
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031