Written answers

Monday, 31 January 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic impact of proposals made in the Integrated Rail Plan on (a) Leeds, (b) Bradford, (c) Hull, (d)...

    • Transport: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on mutual priorities for improving cross-border transport links following the publication of...

      Railways: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when direct rail services between London and Chester will be reinstated.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Highways Agency is working to support efforts to improve air quality on Britain's roads and highways.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on increasing the roll-out of rapid charging points for electric vehicles in Wales.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on supporting the roll-out of rapid charging points for electric vehicles in rural areas of Wales.

      Department for Transport: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Rapid Transit Systems: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who his Department consulted on the (a) viability and (b) cost of the proposed mass transit system for Yorkshire.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Whole Industry Strategic Plan call for evidence states that any responses that focus solely on request for new investments or...

      Railways: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what engagement he plans to undertake with trade unions as part of the creation of the Whole Industry Strategic Plan.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Whole Industry Strategic Plan call for evidence, through which processes his Department plans broader engagement with partners...

      Driving Licences: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the requirement for dual British and French citizens to surrender their original French driving licence when applying for a British...

      Road Traffic Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to increase the penalty for driving without insurance.

      Cars: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to limit severe car noise disturbance.

      Active Travel England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timetable is for Active Travel England being fully operational.

      Aviation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of a potential increase in empty or almost flights from UK airports.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £1.4 billion budget allocated for transformation in a letter received on 11 January 2021 from the Department for Transport to...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he publish the (a) operators, (b) services and (c) number of passengers affected in each local area that have served the Traffic Commissioner's...

      Motorcycles: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 65974 on Motor Vehicles: Delivery Services, whether officials in his Department have had...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total funding bids submitted by Local Transport Authorities to the Department for Transport for bus service improvement plans amounted to.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of fake companies that have obtained coronavirus Bounce Back Loans as part of...

    • Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of his Department’s proposal to amend or end the Energy...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Integrated Care Boards: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the agreed salary range is for chairs of integrated care systems.

    • Integrated Care Systems: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the agreed salary range for chief executives of integrated care systems.

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2022 to Question 96910 on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, how many oncology...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to research into treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (a) in each of the last and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 PCR tests were marked as missing in December 2021.

      Coronavirus: Probiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to a recent research paper entitled Probiotic improves symptomatic and viral clearance in covid-19 outpatients: a...

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a policy of pre-exposure protection using new and emerging...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the geographic variation in covid-19 vaccine uptake among 12-16 year olds.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of rapid covid-19 lateral flow device test results that have been registered with NHS...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many housebound patients are awaiting a covid-19 booster vaccination; and what steps he plans to take to help ensure that housebound...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's contract for covid-19 vaccines with Pfizer includes an Investor State Dispute Settlement clause.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2021 to Question 89686 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, when 16-17 year olds with chronic asthma in...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 lateral flow testing kits have been provided to pharmacies in (a) Lambeth and (b) Southwark; and what assessment he has...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is holding discussions with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) the Association of Directors of Public Health on the...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of deferring checks for the early warning signs of strokes, cancers, diabetes and...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental practices offering NHS orthodontic treatment to under 18s are there as of 25 January 2022; and what comparative...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for people who are under 18 years of age for orthodontic treatment following a referral as of 25 January...

      Health Promotion Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Health Promotion Taskforce will meet next.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the £100 million for parent and infant...

      PHE Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to publish a report into the effectiveness of the HIV Innovation Fund; and what the timetable for that publication is.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the rollout of fourth doses of the covid-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people will start; and whether people will be able to use...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the capacity of the booster vaccination programme in West Dorset.

      Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether some individuals are more susceptible to electromagnetic fields than others; and what...

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of any potential health risks arising from the roll-out of 5G; and if he will place a copy of the latest...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help increase the number of covid-19 walk-in centres in Bristol aimed at vaccinating 12 to 15 year olds.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of eligible adults have had the covid-19 booster vaccination in (a) England, (b) West Sussex and (c) Bognor...

      Mental Health Services: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the waiting times for adult mental health referrals through The Gateway within Berkshire.

      Care Workers: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of requiring care workers to receive the living wage.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in alcohol consumption during the covid-19 outbreak.

      PHE Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timetable is for making a decision on 2022-23 funding for the HIV Innovation Fund.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Education regarding the need for a national strategy to tackle foetal...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on alcohol consumption by children and young people.

      Veterans: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help roll out the Veteran Aware accreditation to healthcare providers in (a) Leicestershire and (b) Bosworth.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made progress on the (a) development and (b) implementation of a new alcohol strategy.

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing mental health research relating to the impact of social media on young...

      Health Promotion Taskforce: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the Health Promotion Taskforce will have in the development of the forthcoming strategy for dementia in England.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of care home visiting guidance in place at 25 January 2021; and whether he plans...

      Skin Diseases: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has a dedicated allocation of mental health funding for skin condition patients; and what steps his Department is...

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of hospital admissions of children with eating disorders.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of covid-19 on residents in care homes.

      Dementia: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve mental health services for dementia patients.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with NHS England to ensure patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions are...

      Coronavirus: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers have had with their Israeli counterparts on tackling covid-19.

      Migraines: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2021 to Question 69076, what assessment he has made of the level of uptake of the RightCare Headache...

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress the Government has made on making NHS services more accessible for veterans.

      Mental Health: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to provide support to communities for treating stress and anxiety in their local areas.

      Mental Health: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to local authority areas where there are high levels of personal anxiety and stress.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost is of setting up the eight Nightingale Hubs for covid-19 patients.

      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 23 September 2021, referenced RL26984.

      Radiotherapy: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of radiotherapy staff who have either (a) retired or (b) resigned within the last 12...

      Health Professions: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) doctor and (b) nurse retention rates in the NHS in each of the last three years.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on developing surgical hubs across England; and where each of those hubs will be based.

      Coronavirus: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of beds in NHS England hospitals are currently occupied by patients admitted for treatment of covid 19.

      Health Professions: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to retain healthcare professionals within the NHS.

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff have been employed to answer emergency calls to ambulance services (a) nationally (b) at each regional hub in each of the...

      Department of Health and Social Care and NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of whole time equivalent employees is, including payroll and non-payroll staff, in (a) the Department of Health and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with (a) companies and (b) trade associations from the 1 January 2021 to the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to tackle the refusal by some covid-19 testing companies to provide refunds in the event that problems...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Office for Product Safety and Standards is taking against producers, importers or distributors who sell unsafe or...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of sites where persons vaccinated for covid-19 outside of England can update their NHS...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds data on the number of people who have been infected by covid-19 more than once.

      Coronavirus: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to issue guidance for people who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed, and therefore vulnerable to...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what risk assessment his Department has undertaken to help ensure that women accessing abortion pills via telemedical services since...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to issue updated guidance following the lifting of covid-19 Plan B restrictions for people assessed as being...

      Dentistry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 vaccine requirements for staff in healthcare environments on levels of staffing in...

      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 79292, tabled by the hon. Member for Broxbourne on 22 November 2021, regarding coronavirus and vaccination.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of cancer specialist nurses.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the rollout of the international NHS COVID pass to 12-15 year olds before half term in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 12 November and 16 December on behalf of his...

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ambulance services are at Level 4 REAP in England as at 22 January 2022.

      Mechanical Thrombectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2021 to Question 81501 on Mechanical Thrombectomy, how many of the 24 centres offering thrombectomy...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of general practice appointments, excluding covid-19 vaccination appointments, that took place on...

      Strokes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme post-acute audit finding of December 2021, that waiting times for clinical...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) booster buses and (b) pop up clinics in providing hard to reach communities with...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will develop a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to public health teams to target areas of low covid-19 vaccine take up in areas of greatest...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the roll out of the covid-19 booster vaccine to people who are housebound (a)...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure equitable access to NHS dental care.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will instruct the companies that undertook trials for covid-19 vaccines that have been approved by the MHRA to publish the...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure recipients of Healthy Start vouchers are not excluded from the scheme once the vouchers have been...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that recipients of Healthy Start coupons can continue to redeem those coupons with retailers that do...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a pregnant woman who will be giving birth to a child in England is eligible for Healthy Start coupons before the child is born.

      IVF: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are no (a) practical and (b) financial barriers for LGBTQ+ people when accessing IVF treatments.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on (i) primary and (ii) secondary legislation in...

  • Department for Education

    • Employment Schemes: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve adult participation in access programmes for careers in the health and care professions.

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) affordability of early years education and childcare.

      Conversion Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will include safeguarding from sexual orientation and gender identity conversion therapy in his Department's guidance entitled Keeping children...

      Schools: Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that schools can offer all children access to speech and language therapy.

      Local Government Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of specialist services and support commissioned and provided by local authorities in...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps has his Department taken to support the teaching of religious education in schools.

      Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on children not in state-funded or registered independent schools that closed on...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to protect freedom of speech on university campuses.

      Lifelong Education and Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote lifelong learning and skills development.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contingency plans he has in place in the event that a higher education provider should financially fail.

      Department for Education: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of the use of non-disclosure agreements in his Department.

      Department for Education: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many non-disclosure agreements have been issued by his Department since February 2020.

      Department for Education: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on (i) primary and (ii) secondary...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings he has had with the Office for Students ahead of the publication of their consultation on the new student outcomes approach.

      Office for Students: Finance

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

      Students: Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of rising numbers of meningitis-B cases amongst the student population.

      Students: Social Class

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of socio-economic background on the drop-out rate of first-year undergraduate students.

      Educational Psychology: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of educational psychologist provision; and what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for...

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to rename the Adoption Support Fund, to make it clear that it is also available to special guardianship families.

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing the Funded Early Learning rate given to local authorities for nursery...

      Special Educational Needs: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to (a) set national standards in respect of SEND provision and to (b) ensure equitable provision throughout the...

      Disability: Children and Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Disabled Children's Partnership Count Disabled Children In polling results, released 17 January 2022, what assessment he has...

      Teachers: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many former teachers have signed up to return to teaching, by local authority; and how many of those former teachers have been placed in schools.

      Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the budgetary pressures on schools in Lancashire.

      Department for Education: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Steiner Schools Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Steiner school education system.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of cases in which a fraud conviction has been secured involving the coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme and in...

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many legal aid providers there were in (a) Gwent and (b) Wales in (i) 2019 (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021.

      Ministry of Justice: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation his Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Offences Against the Person Act 1861

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on potential revisions to the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861 to help ensure fitness for...

      Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of new prison officers left the service within two years of joining in each year since 2010.

      Prison Accommodation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to decommission prison places in the women's prison estate over the next five years.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Improving Outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System, what the projected costs and timeframe...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Improving Outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System, what assessment his Department has made...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Improving Outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System, what steps his Department is taking to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Republic of the Maldives; and if she will...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Development Aid: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Government's lack of financial contribution at the recent Tokyo...

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many people and their families were approved as special cases by (a) her Department, (b) the Home Office and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the number of covid-19 vaccine doses that the UK will donate to other...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress she has made with her international partners on ensuring a successful international covid-19...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many and what proportion of the (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by (i) their Department or...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10...

      China: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2021 to Question 88755 on Xinjiang: Export Controls, what progress the...

      China: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with its Chinese counterparts on the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information her Department holds on the number of covid-19 vaccine doses donated by the UK that have (a) been...

      China: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the safety of athletes during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

      Xinjiang: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the debate of 20 January 2022 on Judgment of the Uyghur Tribunal, whether the Government is...

      China: Lithuania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government has taken steps to offer support to the Lithuanian government following the imposition of...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on (i)...

      Libya: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she is taking steps with her international counterparts to encourage early elections in Libya.

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps together with international partners to encourage the disengagement of...

      Russia: Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the possibility of Russian (a) interference and (b) disinformation in...

      Yazidis: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking with its international counterparts to help trace missing Yazidi women.

      Iraq: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the accuracy of reports of an attack on Iraqi soldiers in the...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has plans to (a) monitor or observe the creation of a symposium of democrats in Tunisia,...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to highlight the allegations of human rights violations in Bahrain.

      Noureddine Bhiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made representations to the Tunisian Government on access to family and legal...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans she has to track progress towards achieving the two global targets on girls’ education endorsed...

      Burkina Faso: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the risk that, in the event that sanctions are imposed by regional or continental...

      Religious Freedom: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress she has made on sanctioning perpetrators of freedom of religion or belief abuses.

      Belarus: International Criminal Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will raise at the UN the reporting of the regime in Belarus to the International Criminal Court...

      Somaliland: 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 on (a) the status of Somaliland and (b)...

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she plans to respond to the Government of Argentina's November 2021 statement on reopening negotiations on...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what specific steps her Department has taken to advance the two global targets for girls’ education since...

      West Africa: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment has she made of the (a) security and (b) political stability in West Africa following...

      Tonga: Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps has she taken to support UK aid distribution to people impacted by the tsunami in Tonga.

      Burkina Faso: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the security and political stability of Burkina Faso following the recent coup in...

      Commonwealth: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans she has to take steps with the government of Rwanda to encourage each Commonwealth country to sign the...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans she has to track progress towards achieving the two global targets on girls’ education endorsed...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she plans to take to monitor progress towards the two global targets on girls’ education endorsed...

      Sahel: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2022 to Question 107529, whether her Department has plans for an appointment...

      Summit for Democracy: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which non-governmental organisations and individuals were formally consulted by the Government as part of...

      Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which team within her Department has responsibility for identifying early warning signs of atrocity crimes; and if...

      Belarus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what her policy is on (a) the legitimacy of the presidency of Mr Lukashenko and (b) UK recognition of any...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether previous mental health assessments undertaken while a veteran was serving in the armed forces are taken into account by Veterans UK medical...

    • Veterans: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mental health qualifications are required from Veterans UK medical assessors tasked with giving assessments on issues relating to veterans' mental...

      Nuclear Submarines: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2022 to Question 104310 on Nuclear Submarines: Deployment, whether at least one Royal Navy nuclear armed submarine...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will base the Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP) on the person's final salary at the end of service rather than their age.

      War Pensions: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his target is for the average amount of time it takes between an eligible individual applying to the war pension scheme and that applicant...

      War Pensions: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he will take to improve the timeliness of payments of the war pension scheme for armed forces veterans.

      War Pensions: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason there are delays in payments of the war pension scheme for all eligible claimants.

      Ministry of Defence: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Veterans UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what independent oversight Veterans UK is subject to.

      York: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) social and (b) economic effects of the closure of the (i) Queen Elizabeth Barracks, (ii) Towthorpe...

      Strategic Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role is of the Chief of Defence and Logistics Support within StratCom.

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support military personnel are providing to the covid-19 booster vaccination roll-out (a) domestically and (b) internationally.

      Animal Welfare: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he authorised the evacuation of animals within Pen Farthing's Nowzad Shelter in Afghanistan.

      HMS Argyll: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2022 to Question 106869 on HMS Argyll: Decommissioning, on what date HMS Argyll will be retired, incrementally as...

      HMS Valiant: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2022 to Question 107718 on Submarines: Decommissioning, on what date Valiant will be decommissioned.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support families who are not entitled to tax credits and whose wages have not risen to manage (a) energy costs and...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for customers calling the personal independence payment line.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people affected by administrative errors made by her Department which led to financial hardship...

      Food Poverty: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of disabled people living in food poverty in (a) Coventry North East constituency,...

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce waiting times on the personal independence payment helplines.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many deductions of earnings orders were issued by the Child Maintenance Service to employers other than the Ministry of Defence for the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many deductions of earnings requests were issued by the Child Maintenance Service to the Ministry of Defence's Defence Business Services...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has a timeframe for ending food poverty.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she will be able to provide hon. Members with sub-national data on people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after...

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy published 28 July 2021, what recent progress her Department has made towards...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy that claimants with verified progressive neurological conditions can be exempted from health-related...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of tribunals for employment and support allowance and personal independence payment...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of suspending the rule stopping personal independence payment, disability living...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Clean Air Zones: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide details of engagements he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with representatives of the Greater...

    • Veterinary Medicine: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2021 to Question 51897, what the timescale is for the Royal College of Veterinary...

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of nitrogen oxide levels on children’s health as at 26 January 2022.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the President of COP26's oral contribution of 1 December 2021, Official Report, column 907, if he will...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Property Development: Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to implement Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act to require the implementation of sustainable...

      Economic Partnership Agreements: Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for International Trade regarding the potential merits to the...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of large supermarkets on preventing rises in food inflation from...

      Hunting: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to bring forward a ban on trail hunting on Government land.

      Pesticides: Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of the authorisation process for pesticides and (b) the effect of that...

      Environmental Land Management Scheme: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the new environmental land management scheme will provide specific rewards for evidence of actions that contribute...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of supporting further investment in the development of...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason he has granted permission for the use of Cruiser SB.

      Schools: Food and Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to work with the Department for Education to ensure that the nutrition and quality of food...

      Neonicotinoids: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ban the use of products which contain thiamethoxam on areas used to grow crops.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the change in levels of nitrogen oxide in (a) England and (b) Liverpool since 2010.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that passport photos which are exempt from the passport photograph rules due to the applicant's...

    • Passports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that passport services are accessible for disabled people.

      Homicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) whether his Department has made an assessment of trends in the levels of murder of teenagers by stabbing and (b) what steps he is taking...

      Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a list of each regional call centre that handles emergency calls to police forces in England.

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department shares with the Department for Work and Pensions' Risk Review Team.

      Home Office: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on (i) primary and (ii) secondary...

      Coronavirus: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received fines for breaking restrictions related to covid-19 since their introduction in 2020; and how much revenue has...

      Police: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps is her Department taking, in conjunction with the Home Office, to ensure that police forces are meeting published service...

      Police: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the DBS Check - Police Performance Summary webpage will be updated to show figures since April 2021.

      Home Office: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Public Transport: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the enforcement of legislation on (a) up-skirting and (b) other sexual assaults...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help ensure that parents safeguard their children from the risks associated with drinking alcohol and violence...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what data his Department holds on the median energy efficiency score for house builds completed in 2021 in (a) Slough and...

    • Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to review the (a) extent and (b) implications of property managing agents' use of embedded...

      Private Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the impact on residents of living on an unadopted road.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Supported Housing: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what research (a) has been and (b) is being undertaken to help improve understanding of the supply and funding of...

      Social Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the Government target for all social homes to meet a minimum standard of EPC C is met.

      Judaism: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he will take to ensure that local authorities seek to celebrate and commemorate the history, recent and...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the construction of inappropriate developments in flood risk areas.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the Government is taking steps to create a task force to support the increased provision of new and better homes...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to local authorities of tackling backlogs in locally-delivered services.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what involvement Ministers and officials from his Department have had in the upcoming SEND Review and Green Paper.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Park Retail

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money has been paid out of the public purse to Park Retail Ltd. since it was first accredited as a...

    • Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what policies are in place with respect to sub-sea telecommunication cables; and what assessment his...

      Cabinet Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether another Minister in his Department has been allocated the responsibilities held by the former Minister...

      Cabinet Office: Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on...

      Cabinet Office: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2021 to Question 107597 on Government Departments: Coronavirus, if he...

  • Treasury

    • Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the funds paid out to dormant companies in relation to the coronavirus support schemes.

    • Electronic Cigarettes: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has made an assessment of the potential merits of levying an excise duty on vaping products.

      Environment Protection: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which provisions within the capital super-deduction allowance specifically incentivise investment in the green transition.

      Motor Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the existing tax regime in respect of electricity consumption for electric vehicle charging.

      Treasury: Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of the (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by (i) their Department or (ii) their predecessor Department has...

      Treasury: Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on (i) primary and (ii) secondary legislation in...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support the Government has put in place for beauty salons affected by Plan B covid-19 restrictions.

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the increase in the number of people using buy now, pay later services.

      Treasury: Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pieces of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation their Department has sponsored in each of the last 10 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hull East of 19 November 2021 on tonnage tax reform.

      Sustainable Development: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of (a) the implications for his policies of the Bank of International Settlement’s report, Sustainable finance: trends,...

      Inflation: Newport West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of inflation on living standards in Newport West constituency.

      Mortgages: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2022 to Question 103605 on Financial Services Authority, on what specific information and reports the decision not...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle fraud in the covid-19 business support schemes.

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the reduction in VAT for the hospitality sector beyond April 2022.

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish an impact assessment on the effect of ending the reduced rate of VAT on (a) jobs and (b) businesses in the hospitality sector.

      Economic Growth: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the National Insurance rise on economic growth; and if he will publish that assessment.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a ring-fenced fund to support the provision of local authority social care.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a ringfenced fund for specialist cancer nurses.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that new homes have access to gigabit broadband.

    • Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to amend the Electronic Communications Code to allow fixed line telecoms operators to install apparatus on...

      Football Governance Fan-led Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the merits of COPA90's recommendations on issues of fan behaviour and engagement as part of...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives her Department is planning to promote and encourage domestic tourism in 2022.

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the long-term financial sustainability of lower-league football clubs.

      Football Governance Fan-led Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress her Department has made on implementing the recommendations from the Fan Led Review of Football Governance.

      Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to publish the current membership of the Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel.

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her announcement on 17 January 2022 that BBC funding will be frozen for the next two years, whether she will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the Government plans to publish a response to the Independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report.

  • Prime Minister

    • Animal Welfare: Afghanistan

      To ask the Prime Minister, what (a) meetings were had and (b) electronic communications were sent between his Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the evacuation of...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Line: Bromford

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors affected their decision to authorise an application for a Transport and Works Act Order to extend Bromford Tunnel as part of Part 1 of HS2, given they...

    • Merchant Shipping: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the Merchant Navy other than those in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary service will be eligible for the Platinum Jubilee Medal.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects, if any, of the current reduction in rail services on those wishing to return to work in person.

      High Speed 2 Line: Leeds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what prior notice they gave to (1) Leeds City Council, its (2) councillors, and (3) officials, of their decision that HS2 would not run through the city as...

      Penrith (North Lakes) Station: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 19 January (HL5520), whether they intend to (1) sell, or (2) retain, the former station master's...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Blood: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new donors who identify as MSM (men who have sex with men) have (1) registered to donate, or (2) donated, blood since the introduction of the current...

    • Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that those harmed by sodium valproate in pregnancy are supported by adequate health services following the recommendations by...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Secretary of State for Health’s announcement of a ‘booster programme on steroids’ on 30 November, how long it took for the Joint...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not introduce COVID-19 testing at UK ports of entry in March 2020.

      DNACPR Decisions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) doctors, or (2) other medical staff, are able to impose a do not resuscitate notice without the consent of (1) a patient, or (2) the patient's family.

      Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) support, and (2) care for, those suffering from Fetal Valproate Spectrum Disorder.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 19 January (HL4883), why they are unable to identify losses on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their proposed timescale for the consultation on requiring calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks.

      Euthanasia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed or accredited any (1) information, or (2) guidance, to support clinicians to...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether, when the Clerk of the Parliaments announces the winner of the hereditary peers’ by-election on 9 February, he will also announce the number of...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Antarctica: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, as a signatory to the Antarctic Treaty, what assessment they have made of the practice of charter flights carrying tourists to the Antarctic.

    • China: Uyghurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will update their business risk advisory system regarding forced labour in the Uyghur region in China, in light of the conclusions of the Uyghur...

      Unaids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether continued close partnership with UNAIDS will play a role in their planned international development and global health strategies; and if so, how such a...

      India: Religious Freedom and Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India regarding (1) religious intolerance, and (2) violence, in that country; and what representations...

      Refugees: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have so far approved the UNHCR's Global Compact on Refugees; and what steps they are taking to encourage countries to do so.

      Refugees: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether countries adhering to the UNHCR's Global Compact on Refugees are required to give due priority to...

      Refugees: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the first high-level meeting of officials for the UNHCR's Global Compact of Refugees took place in 2021; and if not, when they expect that...

      International Organization for Migration and UN High Commissioner for Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the work of (1) the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and (2) the International Organization for Migration.

      Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they collect on genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; and how they process this evidence to assist with prosecutions.

      Amal Nakhleh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the administrative detention of Amal Nakhleh since November 2020.

      Omar Abdalmajeed As'ad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the death of 80-year-old Omar Abd al-Majid As’ad in Jiljilya on 12 January.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning reports of clashes in the Negev desert between Israeli police and Bedouin over...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning reports of the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land for military...

      Birzeit University

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the storming of Birzeit University by Israeli forces on 10 January and the arrests...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of weaponised unmanned aerial vehicles; and what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the use of...

      Humanitarian Aid: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their aid and humanitarian programmes are designed to encourage self-help by refugees; and if so, how.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have increased the number of Disability Employment Advisors at Job Centres in the last 12 months.

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has to meet with the group of bereaved families calling for an independent public inquiry into...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Coroners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases have been reported to the Department for Work and Pensions via the coroners focal point since February 2020.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Environment: North Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the cause of the mass loss of sea-life around the North Yorkshire coast, particularly in regards to Teesport and...

    • Animals: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to carry out checks at the border to ensure that (1) a pet animal is the same as the animal listed on the pet passport, (2) the animal is...

      Pets: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to shift the focus of enforcement of pet travel legislation from carriers to a qualified animal professional working for a government agency.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the number of asylum applications pending initial decision.

    • Visas: Uyghurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a bespoke humanitarian visa scheme for Uyghurs.

      Windrush Compensation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to expedite the processing of Windrush Compensation Scheme claims.

      Coronavirus: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were fined for breaking the rules during all of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen support for victims of domestic abuse.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the screening of illegal immigrants includes a comparison with biometric details held by the EU in order to detect the entry of terrorists into the UK.

      Refugees: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rooms have been offered to house refugees in each nation of the UK; and how many rooms have been taken up by refugees in each nation of the UK.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage discount was negotiated by the Home Office with hotels in London that accommodated Afghan refugees; and what consideration was given during...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will select those who are currently in Afghanistan to take part in the Afghans Citizens Resettlement Scheme.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether landlords are required to give tenants without fault the booklet How to Rent before seeking to evict them; and if so, whether they can do this at the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Coronavirus: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help support Scotland's recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Treasury

    • Cost of Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to postpone the health and social care levy to help with the expected increase to the cost of living in spring this year.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed alcohol duty system will impact on their ability to cover the costs of alcohol to (1) the NHS, and (2) on society.

      Wealth: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the letter from 102 millionaires and billionaires to attendees to the World Economic Forum in Davos, calling for the...

      Home Shopping: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an online sales tax; and, as part of any such plans, whether they intend to hold consultative forums with small businesses,...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to accelerate registration with the Financial Conduct Authority of companies involved in the crypto sector.

      Cost of Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what fiscal steps they will take to reduce the impact on households of the rise in the cost of living.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the September 2021 report of the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision, what plans, if any, they have to ensure that (1) the...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the size of the market for (a) cryptocurrencies, and (b) other digital assets, in the UK, and (2) the need for...

      Non-fungible Tokens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a regulatory framework for non-fungible tokens.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report HMRC responses to inaccurate claims, published on 12 January, what is the methodology for estimating the amount lost to fraud and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to engage directly with creative freelancers in a similar manner to their engagement with creative industries through regular...

    • Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take, alongside sporting bodies and associations, to tackle racism in cricket.

      Derby County Football Club: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about the future of Derby County Football Club; what assessment they have made, if any, of allegations of financial...

      Social Media: Harassment and Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide (1) support, and (2) advice, for those who experience (a) racial discrimination, (b) harassment, and (c) racial hatred, on...

      BBC: Local Press

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to the BBC of the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

      Publications: Retail Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to meet the Booksellers Association to discuss ways to support small creative businesses.

      Television Licences: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the tweet by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 16 January where she stated that “this licence fee announcement...

      Sports: Sex Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, alongside sporting bodies and associations, to combat sexism in sport.

      Television Licences: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the BBC licence fee with a subscription service.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban gambling adverts in the UK.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove the two-year grace period included in the Online Safety Bill before criminal sanctions can be imposed on named technology...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: Judges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sum the UK Supreme Court received from the government of Hong Kong in fees for UK judges sitting on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in (1) 2017, (2) 2018,...

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