Written answers

Friday, 21 January 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Blue Badge Scheme: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy published 28 July 2021, what progress his Department has made towards improving the...

    • Transport: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy published on 28 July 2021, how many additional Changing Places toilets have been made...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy published on 28 July 2021, whether his Department consulted on an update to the Design...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy published on 28 July 2021 and his Department's invitation to submit innovative project...

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy published on 28 July 2021, what work his Department has carried out to date with...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of carbon emissions produced by the UK's aviation industry; and what steps he is taking with that...

      Regional Airports: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support regional airports that have lost a significant amount of income due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many flexi season tickets have been sold since the sale began on 21 July 2021; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has consulted commuter groups on the anticipated rise in the cost of rail fares.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has conducted an assessment of the potential impact of a rise in rail fares on the railway industry.

      Road Traffic Control: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to implement the recommendations of HMICFRS's July 2020 report, Roads Policing: Not optional - An inspection of roads policing...

      Rolling Stock: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains operating across all routes in Yorkshire each month are (a) fully electric, (b) hybrid and (c) diesel.

      Department for Transport: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which aspects of the National Space Strategy his Department is responsible for.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing England in line with the rest of the United Kingdom by introducing free...

      High Speed 2 Line: Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any bids were received from UK-based manufacturers for the HS2 station lift and escalator work to be carried out at (a) Birmingham Curzon...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Help to Grow Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have participated in the Help to Grow: Management and the Help to Grow: Digital schemes.

    • Night-time Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses in the night-time economy in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Drax Power Station: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what renewable subsidies for burning wood pellets were paid to Drax in each of the last 10 years under the (a)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what records his Department keeps relating to staff working times under Regulation 9 of the Working Time Regulations...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which aspects of the National Space Strategy his department is responsible for.

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the £58 million paid in damages to those effected by the Post Office Horizon scandal, will be paid for...

      Retail Trade: Job Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support retail jobs in the context of the increasing automation of services by...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake a review of the impact of fuel poverty.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that people on low incomes are prioritised for energy efficiency retrofits to help...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure homes in areas with poor mobile signal can access energy smart meters.

      Drax Power Station: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the wood burnt in the Drax power station is sourced from the (a) UK and (b) rest of the world.

      Drax Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make a statement on the decision of S&P Global Dow Jones to remove Drax from its Global Clean Energy Index.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many private wire networks supplying power there are in England as of 13 January 2022.

      Timber: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of trees felled in the US in 2021 to provide fuel for UK power stations and...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding he has allocated to domestic energy transition (a) in each of the last five years and (b) for each of...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people who pay for energy using a prepayment meter are not paying more for...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with energy companies on the potential merits of decarbonising the homes of people on low...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information is provided by the Department and NHS England to midwives on the use of sodium valproate in pregnancy in order to help...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is Government policy to the vaccine strategy before the summer parliamentary recess period.

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle health inequalities in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current average time is for registering the results of day 2 covid-19 PCR tests.

      Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at what stage in the process is the post-implementation review of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016; and when that review...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time required to upgrade covid-19 testing labs which do not have S gene...

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what specific support his Department is taking to help protect people who are immunocompromised and have at least one child attending...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he is making available to travellers wishing to come to the UK who have recently recovered from covid-19 and are deemed no...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of day two covid-19 PCR tests do not have results registered by the end of (a) day three and (b) day four in the latest...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to ensure that covid-19 vaccinators are fully trained during the booster campaign.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time is between referrals to the NHS vaccination data resolution service and successful contact with the patient.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the NHS has to introduce prescribers of third doses for the immunocompromised at all mass vaccination sites; and which sites...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is taking to ensure that (a) people with poorly controlled asthma are invited to receive their covid-19 booster jabs...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of variability in success-rate of testing across England’s seven...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the upper gestational limits on abortion are guided by the latest science on foetal...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that NHS staff have access to covid-19 lateral flow tests; and if he will make a statement.

      Contain Outbreak Management Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans for the continuation of the Contain Outbreak Management Fund beyond March 2022; and what his timetable is for making...

      Fertility: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timetable is for publishing the review into the variation in provision of NHS fertility services; and following that review,...

      Disability: Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2021 to Question 43668 on Disability: Finance, what steps his Department is taking with the...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to speed up the delivery of care packages for people waiting to be discharged from hospital in (a)...

      Hospitals: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure patients in hospitals in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England are allowed...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2022 to Question 103559 on Protective Clothing: Coronavirus, how many other suppliers awarded...

      Clandeboye Agencies: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 103562, on Clandeboye Agencies, whether the 22 million gowns held in storage (a)...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department will make a final decision on school exams going ahead in 2022.

    • GCE A-level and Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students will be required to sit (a) GCSE and (b) A-Level examinations in summer 2022.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the financial viability of Higher Education providers.

      Unemployment: Hounslow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are classified as not in education, employment or training in (a) Feltham and Heston...

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of classrooms in England that have no mechanical ventilation.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much schools have paid to supply agencies to bring retired and ex-teachers back to teaching to cover for covid-19-related absences in (a) November...

      Supply Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total amount of funding paid to supply agencies from schools was in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

      Supply Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many supply agencies did not furlough supply staff during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) teaching staff and (b) support staff have been infected with covid-19 compared to the rest of the population.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of academy trusts with financial reserves in excess of (a) 10%, (b) 20% and (c) 30% of their annual...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to increase the value of the Strategic Priorities Grant.

      Department for Education: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has additional plans to relocate civil service posts currently in central London to other parts of England.

      Higher Education: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of potential impact on Muslim students' participation in higher education of the absence of Sharia-compliant...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the public funding allocated for traineeships in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 was returned to the Treasury due to being unspent.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what amount of previously unspent apprenticeship levy funds has been allocated by levy-paying employers to (a) small and (b) medium sized companies as...

      Horticulture: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the training provision for careers in the ornamental horticulture, landscaping and arboricultural sectors.

      Skills Bootcamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what destination data his Department collates on employment outcomes for people who are (a) recently unemployed and (b) long-term unemployed who...

      Employment: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people undertook workplace training opportunities in (a) Level 2 and (b) Level 3 qualifications in (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2022 to Question 93857 on Students: Loans, what the financial value is of the 136 cases of full or partial loss to...

      Turing Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the financial value of the two bids submitted to his Department for the Turing Scheme.

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans are in place to charge Higher Education providers for access to the reserved stream of covid-19 testing kits intended for education providers.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the Disabled Children’s Partnership polling released in January 2022, what recent progress he has made on...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on supporting disabled children and families to recover from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department for Education: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what records his Department keeps relating to staff working times under Regulation 9 of the Working Time Regulations 1998; and how long those records...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help support local authorities to address backlogs in disabled children’s services.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his polices of the backlog in Education, Health and Care Plan assessments for disabled children.

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary pupils are receiving tutoring or academic mentoring from National Tutoring Programme tuition partners.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional plans are in place to support schools that have been impacted by teacher absences as a result of the Omicron variant of covid-19.

      Special Educational Needs: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of SEND children who are not in schools that adequately meet their needs; and what steps his Department...

      Adoption: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the £7 million made available in the 2021 Spending Review to improve adoption support will be spent; and what proportion will be allocated to...

      Initial Teacher Training Market Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many providers his Department plans to accredit as part of the proposed changes to the delivery of Initial Teacher Training in the Market Review.

      Teachers: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of teaching volunteers that are required to cover staff absences.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Victims: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2022 to Question 94498 on the Victim's Bill Consultation, if he will publish a list of all the organisations he has...

    • Prisons: Chess

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of promoting and supporting chess clubs throughout the prison estate.

      Prisons: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safety metrics are used in (a) private and (b) public prison key performance indicators; and what definition of serious assault is used for key...

      Prisons: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish information on the profits made by private prisons for the years 2010 - 2021.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether contingency plans for staffing in private prisons includes moving staff across different prisons to fill any gaps; and if he will publish his...

      Prison Officers: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish information on bonuses received by prison officer staff in the (a) private and (b) public sector in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2021.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether private sector prison staff will receive bonuses equivalent to the bonuses public sector prison staff have received throughout the covid-19 outbreak.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the proportion of the population eligible for the legal aid scheme in 2020-21 compared with 2010-11.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the average length of time between a person being charged with a crime and a verdict in court.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases have there been identified by the HMRC team looking into cases of false self-assessment filing to date.

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether SA1 registration forms for Self-Assessment are retained by HMRC after processing.

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the loss to the Exchequer of tax revenue through tax scams.

      Health and Social Care Levy: Scotland and Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 78496, whether his Department's engagement with the devolved Administrations included how the new...

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123106 and the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 60363, if he will provide further detail on what...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Money and Pensions Service over the decision on recommissioning of new contracts for local debt advice...

      Treasury: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) dates and (b) outbound destinations for each occasion (i) he and (ii) his predecessors made use of the VIP suites at Heathrow...

      Treasury: Diaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish in full his Ministerial diary for 20 May 2020.

      Wines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the review of excise duties on wine and subsequent price impacts on small businesses and independent...

      Beer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department is making available for brewery taprooms affected by reduced footfall caused by the spread of the omicron variant over the...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Staff

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the total number of people employed in full and part time diocesan roles across the UK was, excluding...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to eligible applicants to the Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy who are not in receipt of the travel...

    • Army: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2022 to Question 103509 on Ministry of Defence: Stonewall, if he will publish a detailed breakdown of the...

      Military Aid: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel will be embedded in public health services in York other than ambulance and vaccine delivery services.

      Ministry of Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which aspects of the National Space Strategy his Department is responsible for.

      York: Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to help ensure the presence of the Army in York after 2028.

      Afghanistan: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) paid and (b) supplemented the National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan over the last 10 years.

      Afghanistan: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which private providers were involved in the delivery of training for the National Directorate of Security.

      C17 Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the TDEL costs of the UK's lease agreement with Boeing for four C-17 Globemasters.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 18 January 2022 and 1 November 2021 to Questions 103509 and 61052 on Ministry of Defence: Stonewall, what steps he is taking...

      Military Aid: Grampian NHS Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of deploying armed forces personnel to support NHS Grampian in January 2022.

      Military Aid: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which ambulance services are receiving military support; and how many military personnel are deployed in each region and nation of the UK to support...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of cold weather payments.

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on the tendering process for health and disability assessments from 2023.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the evidence pack published alongside the Health and Disability Green Paper in July 2021, if she will place in the Library...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2021 to Question 65471 on the Health Transformation Programme, when she plans to begin recruitment of...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library details of the procurement process that resulted in Advanced Personnel Management Group (UK) Ltd being...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2021 to Question 65471 on the Health Transformation Programme, how many assessors are on secondment to...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to reduce the required application frequency by disabled people for support through the Access To Work...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Harrow West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity...

      Employment and Support Allowance: City of Westminster and Kensington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from Incapacity...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to strengthen regulations on the import of harmful chemicals and substances of very high concern in...

    • Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to expand its existing tree nursery production scheme.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to consult on the introduction of a statutory tree planting target.

      Cats: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when legislation requiring the compulsory microchipping of cats is planned to come into effect.

      Skips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to help ensure that skips are emptied at official recycling and landfill sites.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps he proposes to take to (a) mitigate the effect of coastal erosion and (b) assist those communities affected.

      Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the amount of (a) pork, (b) beef, (c) chicken and (d) lamb consumed in the UK is imported.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) allocating a share of publicly-owned fishery to recreational sea...

      Horticulture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the ornamental horticulture and landscaping industry’s potential to support...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what records his Department keeps relating to staff working times under Regulation 9 of the Working Time Regulations 1998;...

  • Home Office

    • Ansar Allah: Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the context of the drone attack on Abu Dhabi airport, if she will proscribe Ansar Allah, the Houthi Movement, as a terrorist organisation...

    • British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish data on the number of people deprived of citizenship status under section 40(2) of the British...

      Roads Policing Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to implement the recommendations of HMICFRS's July 2020 report, Roads Policing: Not optional - An inspection of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to add further exemptions to her Department's absence policy to include absence related to reactions and side effects...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, on what date he plans to open the next round of applications to the Levelling Up Fund.

    • INTERREG programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will list the UK-based organisations currently in receipt of Interreg Funding from the European Regional Development...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has plans to review the criteria for bids to the Levelling Up Fund.

      Public Bodies: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the Government plans to bring forward a Bill on boycotts, divestment and sanctions.

      Welcome Back Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much and what proportion of the Welcome Back Fund has been distributed to local authorities.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what records his Department keeps relating to staff working times under Regulation 9 of the Working Time Regulations 1998;...

      Private Rented Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure the accuracy of data on (a) the size and (b) other aspects of the private rented sector.

      Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to simplify the process through which local authorities are granted selective licensing powers.

      Housing First: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to allocate funding announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 to tackle homelessness to...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reinstating measures previously introduced during...

      Tree Preservation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2022 to Question 98458 on Trees: Biodiversity and Climate Change, what assessment his...

      Flats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether there are regulations in place to regulate the implementation of ventilation and other covid-19 safety measures in...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department provides powers for local authorities to prevent new properties from being used for the sole...

      Building Safety Fund: Ealing Central and Acton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of applications to the Building Safety Fund that remain outstanding in Ealing...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to speed up the processing of Building Safety Fund applications in response to reports that some...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his Department's policy is on the provision of additional local services after significant development takes place in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his Department's policy is on expanding planning consent beyond the area allocated for housing in the Local Plan.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether progress has been made on the national rollout of the Voluntary Right to Buy Scheme following the independent...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many applications for the Building Safety Fund are outstanding in (a) Slough, (b) the South East and (c) England.

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure council-owned homes meet an appropriate housing standard.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the findings of the Building Research Establishment that 2.6 million homes contain at least one category...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to take steps to revise down future housing projections in local plans in the context of the latest...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Planning for the Future consultation.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Republic of Ireland: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2022 to Question 97062 on Republic of Ireland: Foreign Relations, where that...

    • Crimes Against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take steps to empower Counter Terrorism Command SO15 to investigate suspects of crimes against...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to support the efforts of the Israeli government in respect of building...

      Abu Dhabi: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the large number of British citizens resident in the United Arab Emirates, what support the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will publish the (a) dates and (b) outbound destinations for each occasion on which (i) she and (ii) her...

      Nigeria: Orphans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has made assessment of the (a) treatment of Mercy, Destiny, Emmanuel, Martha and Esther Tarfa who were...

      Development Aid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of research funded by Overseas Development Assistance is carried out (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.

      HSBC: Xinjiang Tianye

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she has taken in response to reports that HSBC has invested in Xinjiang Tianye Ltd, a wholly owned...

      Faizullah Jalal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will publish a response to EDM 836 on Detention of Professor Faizulla Jalal.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help enable low-income countries to meet the Independent Allocation of...

      Diplomatic Service: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to increase the proportion of diplomats who speak foreign languages in Embassies and High...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Office for Veterans' Affairs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the budget for the Office for Veterans Affairs for each year from 2019-20 to 2024-25.

    • Cabinet Office: Diaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish in full his predecessor's Ministerial diary for 20 May 2020.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 90429, on 10 Downing Street, tabled by the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of her Department’s trade policies on growth for British businesses.

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent progress her Department has made on securing a free trade agreement with the United States.

      Trade: Mercosur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with relevant stakeholders on strengthening trade ties with the Mercosur countries.

      Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress her Department has made on trade negotiations with Canada.

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings have there been of the CPTPP UK Accession Working Group; how many of those meetings Ministers have (a) been invited to and...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department have taken to secure a free trade agreement with the United States.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will undertake an impact assessment of implications for the British horse racing industry of measures...

    • Social Media: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure social media platforms take a proactive approach to tackling online harm.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what records her Department keeps relating to staff working times under Regulation 9 of the Working Time Regulations 1998; and...

      Broadband: Optical Fibres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) cost, (b) environmental and (c) coverage implications of the duplication of...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Big Ben: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2022 to Question 96953 on Big Ben: Repairs and Maintenance, what the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether he plans to review the Equality Act 2010.

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