Written answers

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a failure to secure a long-term funding deal for Transport for London beyond 4 February 2022 on...

    • Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new roads have been built in each of the last ten years; and of those how many are unadopted by local authorities.

      A1: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has estimates for the amount of freight transported across the A1 each week.

      Private Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of unadopted roads on developments built in the last ten years do not have street lighting.

      Train Operating Companies: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many items of guidance have been issued by his Department to Train Operating Companies in each of the last 36 months.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the hierarchy of road users as outlined in the Highway Code is understood by road users.

      Private Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government holds statistics for accidents that have occurred on unadopted roads.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental assessments and estimates were made on the effect of carbon emissions as part of the decision to allow rail fares to increase by...

      Leamside Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to bring forward plans for a future city region settlement to include an assessment of the potential merits of re-opening...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occassions the Book With Confidence scheme has been used by passengers since its introduction.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to passengers of the 3.8 per cent increase in rail fares due in March 2022.

      Railways: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total cost of fuel to franchised train operators in each year from 2015 to date.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the decision of 14 December 2021 by the UK ETS Authority not to intervene in the UK Emissions Trading...

    • Energy Supply: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure consumers are protected from increases in consumer energy bills following supplier...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, dated 18 August 2021, transferred to...

      Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department held discussions with scientific bodies prior to the decision to sell the Vaccine Manufacturing...

      Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been spent to date on the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre at Harwell as of 4 January 2022,...

      Horizon Europe: Greater London and North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what percentage of the UK’s successful Horizon bids are based in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c)...

      Life Sciences: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the UK's regulatory framework on the number of life...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 13 October 2021, referenced RL27050.

      Utilities: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the number of customers whose energy supplier has closed since August 2021 in (a) each English...

      Utilities: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take under the Energy Retail Market Strategy to (a) ensure that consumers can always choose the...

      Energy Supply: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of OFGEM's final proposals for the Review of the...

      Firewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Digest of UK Energy Statistics for the UK in 2020, published in July 2021, for what reason the...

      Wind Power: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of UK-built service operations vessels that are operating to offshore windfarm...

      Offshore Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent communications he has received from the Scottish Government on offshore oil and gas developments other than...

      Aquind: Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has undertaken a national security assessment in relation to the proposed Aquind energy...

      Aquind: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what due diligence his Department has undertaken on the Aquind project company and its owners and directors.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help strengthen the automotive sector.

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the Government’s ambition to become a global science superpower.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the price cap increase on the level of demand for support...

      Postal Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Royal Mail’s current service standards for the delivery of...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to support the community energy sector as part of the Government's ambition to meet the net...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make a further assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Business, Energy and...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: South East

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service (a) on the Isle of Wight and (b) in the South East.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support will be provided to NHS trusts who are disproportionally impacted by NHS staff shortages as a result of compulsory covid-19...

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of lateral flow tests were procured through Government contracts with Innova.

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS guidance, Supporting pregnant women using maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: Actions for NHS...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of lateral flow tests in (a) Stockport constituency, (b) Greater Manchester and (c)...

      NHS Test and Trace: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) average call duration, (b) average waiting time and (c) total number of calls were to the NHS covid-19 testing help number...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the supply of covid-19 lateral flow testing kits; and what steps his...

      Health Services: Enfield Southgate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support is being provided for people in Enfield Southgate constituency who are on a waiting list for treatment at North...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on introducing charges for lateral flow tests for non-essential workers.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which businesses have been (a) accredited to supply lateral flow tests to the NHS and (b) accredited to supply those tests for use in the UK.

      Foetal Death: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on fulfilling section 3 of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Act 2019 regarding a...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the supply of covid-19 lateral flow tests is not disrupted for healthcare workers, school teachers...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of covid-19 lateral flow tests (a) ordered through the gov.uk website and (b) collected...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure that the NHS Covid-19 app can accommodate the covid-19 vaccination records of people who have had one...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which businesses are awaiting approval from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to (a) supply lateral flow tests to...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people need to test positive to define a covid-19 outbreak in a residential care setting.

      NHS: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of active users of the Test and Trace App as of 15 December 2021; and how that number compares...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) full time equivalent and (b) actual health visitors have been employed in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Maternity Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of women living in York who have been transferred to hospitals outside the City of York local...

      Xenotransplantation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any operations have taken place using animal organs specifically for transplants in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of covid-19 PCR testing site provision; and what plans he has to change...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2021 to Question 81017 on Coronavirus: Protective Clothing, on what grounds this information has been...

      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 65516, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Albans on 28 October 2021.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 11 November 2020,...

      Ambulance Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide additional support to NHS ambulance services in England during winter 2021-22.

      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 69200, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Albans on 03 November 2021.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent representations he has received from the Welsh Government on extending the temporary suspension under the Coronavirus Act...

      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 12 November 2021, referenced RL29609.

      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, referenced RL27492.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of NHS dental services in (a) Slough, (b) the South East, (c) England and (d) the UK.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2021 to Question 43518 on NHS: Negligence, how much NHS Resolution spent on medication errors in...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the NHS's performance in meeting the Access and Waiting Time Standard for Children...

      NHS and Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that all staff in the NHS and social care sector receive the Oliver McGowan mandatory training in autism...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether refugees under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy and Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme will be provided with mental...

      Midwives: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve working conditions in midwifery to deter people from leaving the profession.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend the mandatory vaccination deadline for NHS staff who need to postpone a vaccination appointment after...

      Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have reported a positive lateral flow test without taking a confirmatory PCR test, are still be able to access...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the number of (a) social workers and (b) social care staff that were off work due to covid-19 in the week...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish statistics on the number of residential care homes that cannot admit more residents on a temporary basis...

      Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2021 to Question 86579 on Chickenpox: Vaccination, what steps (a) he has taken and (b) plans to...

      Coronavirus: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many admissions to ICU with covid-19 were (a) fully vaccinated, (b) partially vaccinated and (c) unvaccinated in each of the last 10...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing free covid-19 testing kits for businesses as more people are expected...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who do not have access to technology needed to provide proof of a negative...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to increase hospital bed capacity in winter 2021-22 for all health pressures on hospitals.

      Medical Equipment and Protective Clothing: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to prevent imports of medical goods and personal protective equipment produced by forced labour.

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing health care workers to be exempt from mandatory covid-19...

      NHS 111: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many call handlers were employed by NHS 111 on the first day of each month in 2021.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of changes to the status of educational achievement (EA) points in the UK Foundation Programme...

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve ambulance waiting times in the (a) North West and (b) UK.

      Surgery: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in the Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group area have been waiting more than (a) 12 and (b) 24 months for...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Royal College for Midwives, what plans he has to tackle the reasons...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria will be applied to staff members who may have social contact with patients in relation to mandatory vaccines for NHS staff.

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on their (a) current and (b) future capacity to deliver final draft guidance on...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Competitions and Market Authority publication entitled Advice on PCR travel tests, published 10 September, what...

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that health and care staff who are unvaccinated are required to test daily for covid-19.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of taking steps to (a) reduce and (b) waive the costs of covid-19 tests...

      Malnutrition: 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 NHS statistics showing that the number of people treated for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the difference in risk of serious illness from covid-19 is of having a booster vaccination for someone who has previously had two...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of schools in York that have adequate ventilation to prevent the spread of covid-19.

    • Special Educational Needs: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will review the resources provided to local authorities in order to meet the service standards set out in the Special Educational...

      Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many air filtration units he has purchased for specialist settings and what brand were these.

      Mental Health Services: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will offer additional support and resources to local authorities' early intervention teams within their education departments.

      Schools: Inspections

      To the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has a timetable for the re-inspection by Ofsted of schools that were previously rated outstanding.

      Teachers: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers have been recruited from overseas in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have applied to be Behaviour Hubs in each month since that scheme's launch.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children and young people have been placed in pupil referral units in each year since 2016, by local education authority area and education...

      Schools: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of schools in Bristol have received carbon dioxide monitors.

      Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding his Department has allocated to projects aimed at supporting the teaching of (a) English, (b) mathematics, (c) music, (d) languages, (e)...

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made on the take-up of degree apprenticeships since their introduction.

      Turing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value of the bid put in by Capita to obtain the contract to run the Turing Scheme was.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to make it mandatory for every adopted child to have a long-term, costed and deliverable support plan in place at adoption.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has held discussions on introducing mandatory covid-19 vaccinations for school (a) teachers and (b) workers.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support will he provide schools to ensure that they can safely open in January.

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy that families that are (a) receiving and (b) in the process of applying for therapeutic support via the Adoption Support...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2021 to Question 94398 on Prisons: Drugs, whether he will publish data on the weights of drug finds by individual...

    • Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of court sitting days lost as a result of broken heating systems, lifts and disrepair in courts in each of the...

      Family Courts: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the level of the backlog of cases at Barnet Family Court as at 15 December 2021; and what steps he is taking to tackle...

  • Treasury

    • Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will discuss with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority whether they will review whether the Chair and Chief...

    • Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ask the Financial Conduct Authority to require Liverpool Victoria to publish how much they have spent on their efforts to demutualise and sell...

      Cooperatives and Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Economic Secretary to the Treasury of 14 December 2021, Official Report column 268WH, if he will publish the...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people subject to the Loan Charge have declared bankruptcy as of 15 December 2021.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing more flexibility to businesses in meeting their repayment requirements...

      Taxation: Greater London and Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax revenue was raised from the (a) Yorkshire and (b) London from (i) income earnings tax, (ii) tax on dividends, (iii) corporation tax and (iv)...

      Taxation: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to increase the mileage allowance permitted for volunteer activities in future tax years.

      Companies: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs liquidation claims to recover VAT from company directors were recovered in each of the last five...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to support people who are self-employed during the next stages of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people seeking refunds as a result of the changes made in response to the Morse Review have been refunded by HMRC as of 15 December 2021.

      Income Tax and Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received representations from the Welsh Government on the impact of receipt of the NHS and social care financial recognition scheme by...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional support to businesses effect by the new covid-19 restrictions.

      Fiscal Policy: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress his Department has made with the Scottish Government on the fiscal framework negotiations.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential difference between projections and actual Scottish income tax receipts from the fiscal framework...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 23 of Scotland’s Economic and Fiscal Forecasts, published by the Scottish Fiscal Commission in December 2021, what assessment...

      National Science and Technology Council: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) how much funding the Government provides to the National Science and Technology Council and (b) which budget it comes from.

      Taxation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to develop an associated tax strategy as part of his Department's net zero review.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the introduction of additional measures to...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding the introduction of additional measures to...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional support he will make available to businesses if further covid-19 lockdown restrictions are introduced.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether sectors that are financially affected by the most recent covid-19 outbreak require additional covid-19 grants and loans.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to provide additional support to the hospitality sector during the most recent covid-19 outbreak.

      Treasury: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who he met on his recent trip to California; and who accompanied him on that trip.

      Red Diesel: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of reforms to the tax treatment of red diesel on businesses.

      Biofuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential environmental implications of restricting the use of rebated Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil in certain...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the IAEA Director General stating that...

    • Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of reports that Iran has begun enriching...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies on Iran's nuclear activity of the statement by...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Indian Government on the continued detention of Jagtar Singh Johal ahead of...

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UK Government is taking with its international partners to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the ability of the International Atomic Energy Agency to effectively...

      Jamaica: Coronavirus

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

      Palestinians: British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the UK Government provides to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza through the British Council.

      United Arab Emirates: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to my letter of 22 December 2021, what discussions her Department has had with its counterparts in...

      Lebanon: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Lebanese Government on reports that labour restrictions on Palestinian...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of Iran’s support for (a) Hezbollah, (b) Hamas...

      Israel: Iran

      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 Tehran Times publishing a map of Israel...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department are taking to ensure that UK humanitarian aid in Gaza is not diverted to the Hamas...

      Turing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the financial impact on the British Council of losing the contract to run...

      Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Chad: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support (a) the African Union and (b) civil society groups in Chad in (i) ensuring...

      Wagner Group: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to UK and international partners' condemnation of the Wagner Group’s plan to deploy...

      Mali: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support (a) the Economic Community of West African States and (b) civil society groups...

      Guinea: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to help support (a) the Economic Community of West African States, (b) the African Union,...

      Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2021 to Question 91893 on Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations, following the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of requesting a meeting of the G20 to discuss a...

      Somaliland: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to engage with authorities in Somaliland on (a) freedoms of the press and expression and...

      Nepal: Sanitation and Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will provide details of the locations of water and sanitation projects in Nepal funded by his Department in...

      Nepal: Sanitation and Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the Department has allocated to water and sanitation projects in Nepal in each of the last five years.

      Sustainable Development: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of the World Bank’s International Development Association...

      Republic of Congo: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support the freedom of the press, of expression, and of association in the Republic of...

      Cameroon: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking with international counterparts to help (a) prevent attacks on (i) schools, (ii) school...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating funding to match charitable donations to...

      Madagascar: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the number people in southern Madagascar facing acute food insecurity and...

      Zimbabwe: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the literacy rate in Zimbabwe.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has plans to reduce the number of staff working in her Department.

      Kenya: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking assist the British Council with its inquiry into alleged racism in Kenya.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: 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 US Administration's decision to impose...

      Southern Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she has taken to help increase covid-19 vaccination rates in sub-Saharan Southern Africa.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2021 to Question 72439, on Afghanistan: Refugees, what constitutes fulfilment of the criteria terms of Category 4...

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of ARAP applications received by his Department in each month (a) have been processed with a final decision given and (b)...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) applications, (b) requests, (c) referrals and (d) recommendations to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy are pending as of 6...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Shaheen Regiment of the National Directorate of Security were evacuated under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy during Operation...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time taken is to reach a decision on an application to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the most recent forecast is of the whole life cost of the Crowsnest system; and what the original forecast whole life cost was.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Merlin airframes will be modified to accept the Crowsnest system.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) CDEL and (b) RDEL cost is of the Crowsnest system to date.

      Warships: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has targets for the proportion of UK steel used on the (a) Ajax, (b) Boxer, (c) Astute, (d) Dreadnought, (e) Type 26 Frigate and...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the CADMID costs for the UK's new medium utility helicopter.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the System Design Authority is for the P-8A.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) nations and (b) companies can see the maintenance data for the UK's P-8A.

      Military Exercises: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many 40mm cased telescoped ammunition rounds have been fired on trials.

      Stonehouse Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to sell Stonehouse Barracks.

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the build-up of Russian forces along the border of Ukraine.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many consolatory payments were made by her Department for poor service in each month from March 2020; and what the value of those payments was.

    • Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many armed forces champions are in post in each job centre district; and how many of those districts are without an armed forces champion.

      Universal Credit: Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the results of any impact assessment her Department has conducted on the reintroduction of the universal credit minimum...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sector based work academies have taken place in each (a) country and (b) region of the UK since that programme began.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to respond to the In-work Progression Commission's report entitled Supporting progression out of low pay: a call to...

      Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of managing the risk of covid-19 in the workplace on duty holders’ safety cases in the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 11 November 2021 regarding Dr Peter Harrison.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the 28 days self-certification for illness will be extended beyond 26 January 2022.

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2022 to Question 92626, how many planned maintenance shutdowns have been reported to the HSE by operators...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 80980 on Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf, what steps she is taking to ensure that...

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of raising the level of statutory sick pay.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect of increasing statutory sick pay on compliance with self-isolation measures.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to reform the Disability Confident Scheme to ensure that employers meet a minimum criteria and are independently assessed...

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of workers who are not eligible for statutory sick pay.

      Employment: Mothers and Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to establish a specialist advice service run by the Health and Safety Executive for the purposes of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of her Department’s progress on rectifying state pension underpayments to eligible married women in Newport...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new universal credit claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activities were previously included in their...

      Social Security Benefits: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of households in Newport West affected by the benefit cap.

      Social Security Benefits: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were claiming benefits in Solihull constituency in (a) November 2020 and (b) November 2021.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on raising the level of the Winter Fuel Allowance in 2022.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to amend universal credit regulations so that maternity allowance is treated as earned income.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claims were found to be inaccurate since April 2020; and in how many of those cases (a)...

  • Cop26

  • Home Office

    • Emergency Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has has discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of requiring (a) police officers and (b) firefighters to...

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner regarding (a) the Metropolitan Police presence at Number 10 on 18...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will recognise at-risk cultural heritage workers from Afghanistan who have been threatened for their work with international bodies...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme and (b) Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme participants have been...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the impact of the sixth-month limit on how long incoming exchange students can remain in...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with officials in the Department for Education on ensuring that refugees from Afghanistan with limited leave to...

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements, in terms of practice and contractual commitments, are in place at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre to ensure...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many digital devices have been provided to settled refugees on UK Resettlement Scheme to assist them with English for Speakers of Other...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work her Department has undertaken with the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that women presenting with injuries from...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with officials in his Department on the regulation of the managing agent sector prior to...

    • Property Development: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that brownfield development is prioritised ahead of greenfield developments.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will take steps to ensure that councils are provided with additional resources to support their...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of exempting or reducing council tax for people with...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the competitiveness on price of companies seeking to secure contracts for mandatory...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the Building Safety Fund will cover the cost of spandrel replacements; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Answer to the hon. Member for Putney on 29 November 2021, Official Report, column 658, what progress...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Alarms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether an alarm was triggered at Number 10 offices on the evening of 18 December 2020.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Written Statement of 8 December 2021, HCWS449, on Trade Policy Update, what assessment her Department has made of the...

    • Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Written Statement of 8 December, HCWS449 on Trade Policy Update, whether the Government held (a) formal and (b)...

      Agriculture: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department plans to take to support the growth of British agriculture (a) at home and (b) in the Australian market.

      Agriculture: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what specific measures she has secured in the trade agreement with Australia to protect British agricultural interests from unfair trading...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if her Department will agree to a temporary waiver of the TRIPS Agreement for the production of mRNA covid-19 vaccines; and if she will make...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her timetable is for brokering a deal to allow UK steel exports to be transported to the US without incurring tariffs.

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the government of Israel on a free trade agreement.

      Department for International Trade: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total floor area of her departmental estate was in each year from 2010-11 to 2020-21.

      Department for International Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many Departmental staff were stationed in each of the 28 states of India in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the total value of bilateral trade with Israel in the last five years, and what steps she is taking to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to tackle hate speech on (a) Twitter and (b) other social media platforms to ensure...

    • Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the (a) dates of and (b) subjects discussed at meetings held between (i) Ministers and/or officials in her...

      Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the meeting between the Secretary of State, Lord Brownlow and Royal Festival Hall about the Great Exhibition...

      Crime Prevention: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will increase the number of support workers available to support young people engaged in or at risk of...

      Cultural Heritage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential impact on the export of illicit cultural property from Northern Ireland to the...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the support required by the arts sector following the rise in the number of positive omicron...

      Festival UK* 2022: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's announcement of 16 November 2020 on 30 creative teams awarded up to £100,000 each for...

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many European nations have signed agreements to allow British musicians to tour, work and operate visa free.

      Mobile Phones: North West Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which locations in North West Norfolk constituency will experience improved mobile coverage under the Shared Rural Network.

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to further support the tourism industry (a) on the Isle of Wight and (b) in other coastal...

      Coronavirus: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the cross-Whitehall unit to counter disinformation on covid-19 is operating as of 6 January 2022; how many staff...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to carry out a Child Impact Assessment for the provisions of the draft Online Safety Bill.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Big Ben: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the latest estimate is of the cost of the Elizabeth Tower refurbishment.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to vaccinate domestic and captive bird populations against avian flu.

    • Avian Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the long-term efficacy of the current method of eradication of avian flu through...

      Avian Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of labour supplies in the poultry sector on that sector's efforts to...

      Birds: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ban woodcock shooting.

      Animal Welfare: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what impact the proposed Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill will have on the work of animal rescue charities.

      Animal Welfare: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing exemptions for animal rescue charities to the...

      Wood-burning Stoves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new Ecodesign regulations on reducing emissions from wood burning...

      Pets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ban the sale of animals online by unlicensed breeders and private individuals.

      Meat: Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to protect the practice of shechita.

      Pets: Sterilisation and Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce the mandatory neutering and microchipping of all pets.

      Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to to ban the import of pets other than those who have been rescued.

      Recreation Spaces: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote access to nature in cities.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enshrine in law sustainable development goal 12.3, on halving per capita...

  • Prime Minister

    • Employment

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his oral contribution of 5 January 2022, Official Report, column 11, if he will set out the evidential basis for his statement that there are now...

  • Department for Transport

    • Customs: Dover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, for the use of the remainder of the Government-controlled site adjacent to the Dover Inland Border Facility.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meaning they ascribe to the word 'gender' in the context of the Education (Information about Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the Equalities Impact Assessment relating to the reduction in Official Development Assistance in March.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations; and what plans they have to promote take-up of the vaccine.

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