Written answers

Monday, 13 June 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his appearance on the Sunday Morning BBC television programme on 5 June 2022, what further steps his Department is taking on airport...

    • Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to reduce the budget for Network Rail.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with aviation industry representatives between 8 April and 27 May 2022.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the press release entitled Transport Secretary meets with aviation industry following disruption at UK airports, published on 1 June...

      Buses: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department maintains a central record of all bus fires in England.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to encourage people to transition from the use of road and air travel to rail.

      Buses: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of bus fires in England.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle noise pollution from vehicles.

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Greater Manchester Police has a role in advising passengers about flight cancellations at Manchester Airport over the half term...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to publish the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy before the summer recess.

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorists have been convicted for being under the influence of illegal drugs whilst driving since 2015.

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals requiring motorists convicted of being under the influence of illegal drugs to complete a mandatory...

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the evidence received by the consultation entitled Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders, once it has concluded.

      Tyres: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the particulate pollution produced by (a) tyre wear and (b) exhaust fumes; and whether his Department...

      Tyres: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to introduce regulations on (a) the wear rate of and (b) chemicals contained within tyres.

      Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2022 to Written Question 5695, on Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes, whether the Government plans to publish its final...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing fines for car idling.

      Buses: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to require all bus operators in England to report any vehicle fires to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in levels of rail use by (a) business and (b) leisure users; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Leamside Line: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits of re-opening the Leamside Line for Washington and the Coalfields within Sunderland City.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will reduce the cost of rail travel for families and make it competitive with road use.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his letter to all hon. Members on Rail Industrial Action, dated 30 May 2022, and a fair deal for staff, passengers and taxpayers,...

      Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2022 to Question 2636 on Shipping: Apprentices, if he will take steps to review P&O Ferries' membership of the...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2022 to Question 2634 on Shipping: Crew, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the amendments to the...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require commercial vessels to continuously maintain the operation of an automatic identification...

      Department for Transport: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) polling services in 2021.

      Department for Transport: Photographs and Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) photographers and (b) video producers were employed by his Department in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021.

      Department for Transport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent in total on external recruitment consultants in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021; how many full time equivalent posts...

      Department for Transport: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were employed by his Department to work on internal communications in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Department for Transport: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on external management consultants in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021; and what ten projects or work areas in each of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take legislative steps to ensure that people who pay for their energy by (a) a pre-payment meter and (b)...

    • Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce a price cap on heating oil.

      Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what resources were allocated under Round 8A of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, by gender of the recipients.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure the five pence reduction in fuel duty announced in the Spring Statement is passed...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to take steps to (a) maintain and (b) strengthen the rights of employees of umbrella companies.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of the 50 per cent reduction in funding for business support teams in Local...

      Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to publish a cost-benefit analysis of the reintroduction of imperial measurements.

      Streaming: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of taking steps to ensure that streaming services that...

      Missguided: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to help support (a) suppliers and (b) small businesses affected by the clothing...

      Missguided: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with suppliers of the fashion brand Missguided on the potential impact of that...

      Insolvency Service: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the (a) Bristol Chamber of Commerce and (b) Federation of Small Businesses were consulted on the decision to...

      Insolvency Service: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the planned closure of the Insolvency Service Office in Bristol, where will interviews for...

      Recovery Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish data for the Covid Loan Recovery scheme on all companies that been successful.

      Recovery Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the criteria are for the Covid Recovery Loan Scheme.

      Recovery Loan Scheme: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Covid Recovery Loans have been awarded in Swansea since 1 January 2022.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that payments made under the Smart Export Guarantee Scheme reflect the increase in...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that petrol wholesalers and/or retailers pass on the 5p reduction to fuel...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Park Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether people who pay their energy bills indirectly via a (a) landlord and (b) park home site owner will receive all...

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government is planning to introduce a cap on the price per litre of heating oil for domestic heating.

      Fuel Oil: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support people in rural areas who use heating oil as their primary heating...

      Energy Charter Treaty: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has she made of the adequacy of the energy charter treaty in relation to the UK's net zero policy; and...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has taken steps to ensure that households that are reliant on (a) oil heating and (b) solid fuel...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of financial support offered under the Energy Company...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to de-risk innovative, high tech spinouts from universities for investors.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Green Deal cases have received a decision since his Department received the preliminary outcome of a lead...

      Nuclear Fuels: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the energy security implications of the potential withdrawal of VVR fuel by...

      Nuclear Fuels: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is providing support to countries seeking to diversify their reactor fuel requirements from...

      Bulb Energy: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many customers Bulb Energy had (a) on 7 June 2022 and (b) before the Government entered it into the Special...

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional funding his Department is making available to local authorities to help enable them to meet...

      Energy: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to exempt secondary residences from eligibility for the £400 energy payment grants;...

      BioYorkshire: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department expects to allocate funding to the BioYorkshire programme; and what the reason is for the length of...

      Electricity and Natural Gas: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of increases in gas and electricity standing charges on...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce potential bureaucratic barriers for scientists wishing to access the...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to remove green levies for the short term to help consumers with energy bills.

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of modular nuclear reactors.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) polling services in 2021.

      Fringe Benefits: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a scheme to allow companies to offer employees...

      Drax Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential maximum annual amount of CO2 that captured in the UK (a) bioenergy with...

      Drax Power Station: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will consult Parliament on whether to extend Government funding for the burning of pellets for fresh wood at Drax...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to encourage cooperation between the Department for Transport and relevant stakeholders on the...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that funding through Industry Initiatives to provide a safeguard for disabled...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to remove the requirement to pay back the £200 payment for energy costs through the...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will amend the changes to the eligibility criteria for the Warm Home Discount to retain support for disabled...

      Hydrogen: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of hydrogen transport in delivering the increased...

      Heat Pumps: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Electrification of Heat Demonstration project, what is the (a) mean average, (b) lower quartile...

      Heat Pumps: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) air source and (b) ground source heat pumps sold in the UK in 2021.

      Heat Pumps: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of air source heat pumps sold in the UK in the last year that were imported...

      Hydrogen: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what analysis his Department has conducted of the role hydrogen transport can play in delivering the increased hydrogen...

      Energy: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to review the potential merits of creating a single National Policy Statement for Energy.

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what accreditation processes are in place for contractors installing heatpumps under the Domestic Renewable Heat...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Long Covid: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have attended a long-covid clinic; and how many of those patients have been attended to by phone appointment only.

    • Ear Wax: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to GP services in England about the treatment of excessive ear wax which has led to deafness.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to notify immunocompromised people who are eligible for a covid-19 spring booster vaccination; and...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the capacity to deliver the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme to ensure there are no delays...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing the capacity to register covid-19 lateral flow tests.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the World Health Organisation's goal to end STIs as a public health concern by 2030.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to establish a new implementation group to oversee the delivery of the new sexual and reproductive health strategy.

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if it will publish a list of all current flexible commissioning arrangements which are in place for UDA contracts in England in the...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for dementia appointments.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines published in August 2016, what steps he...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of people who were admitted to A&E due to (a) drink driving, (b) alcohol poisoning, (c)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the ending of free covid-19 testing on sickness related absences of staff in the public sector.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the capacity of private sector covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure adequate scrutiny of potential side effects of covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of measures to protect people who are most vulnerable from...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to (a) improve awareness of the association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer development...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June to Question 2325 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what account was taken of Coroners' verdicts in producing...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long the average claim to the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme takes to be (a) investigated and (b) processed.

      General Practitioners: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing senior academic General Practitioners to access clinical excellence awards.

      Defibrillators and First Aid: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage members of the public to undertake CPR and first aid training.

      Sepsis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals follow the sepsis six care pathway approach; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentists delivered NHS care in each of the last five years in each region of England.

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the 10-Year Cancer Plan includes specific targets on less survivable cancers, including brain cancer, to ensure...

      Long Covid: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what specialist medical care is offered to people with long covid.

      Brain Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve survival rates for children with (a) medulloblastoma and (b) relapsed medulloblastoma.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the 10 Year Cancer Plan will include a strategy to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates; and what steps his Department is...

      Dental Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) provision and (b) capacity of NHS dentists in (i) Newcastle and (ii) the North East.

      Dentistry: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentists who qualified outside the UK were given a performer number in each NHS region of England in each of the last five...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentist practices are not accepting NHS patients, broken down by each CCG area.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the accessibility for patients of NHS funded dentistry care.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide mental health provision for the civilians fleeing conflict in Ukraine.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Randox Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to response to the Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons on 17 November 2021, for specified minutes,...

      Health and Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 22 March 2022 to Question 109233 on Health and Care Bill, if he will place a copy of the minute of the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: JBS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to reports of JBS SA's involvement in illegal deforestation of the Amazon and allegations of practices of modern day...

      Emergency Services and First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including First Responder and Emergency Medical Technicians amongst...

      Unispace Global: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from which companies Unispace Global Ltd purchased personal protective equipment in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021.

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answet of 31 May 2022 to Question 6744 on dementia diagnosis, what assessment he has made of the impact the £17...

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the £500 million of funding over the next three years to support the development of social care staff...

      Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) diagnosis, (b) treatment and (c) support for (I) children with Tourette's Syndrome...

      Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to (a) address the absence of NICE guidance on Tourette’s Syndrome and (b) ensure that any new...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of novel methods for the early diagnosis of dementia; and if he will make...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people diagnosed with dementia have a sub-type specified; and if he will make a statement.

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of publishing diagnosis rates of dementia subtypes as part of the Recorded Dementia...

      Carers: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a recovery and respite plan for unpaid carers.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's forthcoming reform of the Mental Health Act, if he will make it his policy to (a) ensure that...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a funding plan for the 15 year NHS workforce plan.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the length of time taken by ambulances services to answer 999 calls in each month of the last...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of randomised covid-19 testing for international travellers...

      Health Professions: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to support refugees from Ukraine who are (a) dentists and (b) other health professionals to acquire (i) language skills...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the (a) training and (b) recruitment of cancer nurse specialists meets projected...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the pay of NHS staff in line with the rate of inflation.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish any modelling his Department has (a) conducted or (b) received for the 2022 pay review round on the impact on staff...

      Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2022 to Question UIN 7943 on Health Professions: Regulation, whether anaesthesia associates will be...

      University Hospital of North Durham: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of bed capacity at University Hospital North Durham in relation to the local population.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been paid under the Vaccine Damage Payment scheme in (a) the UK, (b) the London Borough of Havering and (c) Romford.

      National Child Measurement Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether parents and carers can choose to prevent their children from engaging in the National Child Measurement Programme.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the long-term effectiveness of covid-19 booster vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the rollout of a fourth covid-19 vaccine to the general population.

      NHS Covid Pass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for a Covid Pass.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to include pancreatic cancer in the 10-Year Cancer Plan for England.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to correspondence from the Minister of State for Care and Mental Health to the Chair of the Health and Social Care...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of funding for clinical cancer research has been spent in each region of the UK in the latest period for...

  • Leader of the House

    • All Party Parliamentary Groups: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make an assessment of the compatibility of the level of funding for all party parliamentary groups (APPGs) received from the private sector since 2018...

  • Department for Education

    • School Meals Coalition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he (a) has made and (b) plans to make a further assessment of the potential merits of joining the School Meals Coalition.

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing pupils who are eligible for free school meals with food vouchers...

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of (a) levels of reliance of UK universities on (i) international student fees from students who come from...

      Schools: Platinum Jubilee 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May to Question 6839, what steps he is taking to ensure Platinum Jubilee commemorations in schools are inclusive of...

      Schools: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what targets his Department maintains for the proportion of eligible schools in England that are covered by the Risk Protection Arrangement; and if he...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what was the cost to the public purse of teacher training for the relationship and sex education curriculum since September 2020.

      Schools: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 1 April 2022 to Question 148351 on Schools: Agency Workers, if he will publish the (a) terms of reference and (b)...

      British Students Abroad: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to facilitate British national students studying medicine and other degrees in Ukraine, who have had to leave their...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will offer an income guarantee for colleges where student numbers were impacted by the grade inflation in last summer’s exams...

      British Students Abroad: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to inform young people about opportunities to study abroad.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what were the cost to the public purse of (a) heating and (b) electricity for prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

    • Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what modelling his Department has undertaken on possible reductions to the number of officials working at (a) his Department and (b) associated public...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) number and (b) cost of agency staff working in HM Courts and Tribunals Service was in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to publish a strategy on his Department's role in the delivery of net zero by 2050.

      Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a timeline for his Department's implementation of the recommendations of Sir Christopher Bellamy's Independent Review of Criminal...

      Courts: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) potential merits and (b) risks of introducing unique identifiers for people in the justice system.

      Ministry of Justice: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been allocated to improvements in his Department's data infrastructure in 2022-23.

      Courts: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans HMCTS has to further update on progress against recommendations from Dr Natalie Byrom's 2019 report on data and academic engagement.

      Courts: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to standardise listing data across courts in England and Wales.

      Vagrancy Act 1824: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) prosecuted under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in each police force area in Wales each year since 2012.

      Magistrates' Courts: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard at Wakefield Magistrates' Court in each of the five years before its closure.

      Cremation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to remove doctor's fees for cremations.

      Community Orders: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the number of offenders with community sentences that were permitted to complete unpaid work from home in each of the...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a system for sealing criminal records as employed in many US states.

      Offenders: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has commissioned a study on the costs of unemployment among ex-offenders.

      Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have established a forum for officers and prisoners to review the fairness and effectiveness of their incentives and earned privileges regime.

      Independent Monitoring Boards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding his Department has made available to the independent monitoring board in 2022-23; and how does that figure compare to the funding for 2021-22.

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress Her Majesty's Prisons and Probation Service has made on developing performance indicators for prisons on equality of (a) treatment and (b)...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide details of the ethnicity of prison staff, broken down by each (a) prison and (b) ethnic group.

      Prisons: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisons that have adopted a problem-solving approach to tackling complaints; and whether...

      Prisoners: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide details of the members of use of force committees in each prison, broken down by ethnicity.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of interest charged to people whose self-assessment tax accounts have been queried and who face delays in receiving...

    • Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the investment allowance announced in his Economy Update on 26 May 2022.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of individuals affected by the Loan Charge have been (a) contacted by an Enquiry Officer when their case is placed on hold for...

      Tourism: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a tourist tax.

      Cost of Living: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the additional cost of living support he announced on 26 May 2022 will apply to (a) second homes and (b) holiday lets.

      Treasury: MG OMD

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) procurement reference, (b) start date, (c) end date and (d) maximum value, inclusive of VAT, is of the contract that his Department has agreed...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures his Department has in place to help ensure unregulated financial advisors cannot provide financial advice on pensions.

      Women Against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when any Minister in his Department last held a meeting with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign; and when they next...

      Voluntary Work: Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2022 to Question 2690, on Voluntary Work: Car Allowances, whether his Department plans to extend the tax free limit on...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of changes to the entitlement of the metal recycling sector to use red diesel since April 2022,...

      Pay: Cost of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that working people’s pay aligns with the rising cost of living.

      Financial Conduct Authority: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees, excluding third-party contractors, (a) began employment with and (b) ceased employment with the Financial Conduct Authority in each...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the impact on economic growth of the measures for households announced in his Economy Update on 26 May 2022; and...

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a windfall tax on energy companies.

      Military Aid: Ukraine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take account of inflation when calculating the funds to be provided to the Ministry of Defence for replacing the stockpiles...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a further cut in fuel duty to support consumers.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the new draught duty rate to include kegs and casks holding 20 and 30 litres.

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the (a) windfall tax on oil and gas producer profits and (b) planned increase in corporation tax on...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what modelling his Department has undertaken on the economic stimulus effect of the measures for households announced in his Economy Update on 26 May 2022;...

      Fuels: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the difference in tax taken from (a) VAT on fuel, (b) North Sea oil production and profits taxes and (c) all taxes on...

      Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allow UK FCA regulated firms, such as brokers, to be exempt from the FCA Cryptoasset Register as they already have equivalent approved processes...

      Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the FCA’s decision to classify cryptoassets as a restricted mass market investment.

      Government Securities: Bank of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the Bank of England's loss on bonds held in the Asset Purchase Facility guaranteed by his Department.

      Digital Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to (a) foster digital innovation and (b) maintain London as a key global capital market and fintech centre.

      Business: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce tax credits for businesses that invest in research and development.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • India: Forced Marriage and Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Indian counterpart on (a) abductions, (b) forced conversions and (c) forced...

    • Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic approaches the Government supports in relation to the war in Ukraine; and what steps her...

      Bruno Araújo Pereira and Dom Phillips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Brazilian counterpart on the disappearance of Dom Phillips and Bruno...

      Ukraine: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the arrest of Pastor Glushko of the Mariupol Evangelical Church by Russian forces, what recent...

      Jim Fitton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made recent progress on ensuring the safe return of Jim Fitton from detention in Iraq.

      Hong Kong: Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Chinese counterpart on the rule of law in Hong Kong.

      Development Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the IPCC's report entitled Climate Change...

      Climate Change: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for his policies of the IPCC's report entitled Climate Change...

      Climate Change: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding the UK (a) has provided and (b) plans to provide to support more resilient crops through the Santiago...

      Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the independent review of the Truro Review will be (a) undertaken and (b) published.

      Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department has taken on implementing recommendation 21B of the Bishop of Truro’s Review into...

      Sri Lanka: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the review commissioned by the British High Commission in Colombo into the impact of UK support to the Sri...

      Development Aid: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with her G7 counterparts on jointly contributing US$600 million annually for...

      Developing Countries Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what human rights safeguards her Department plans to include in its proposed Developing Countries Trading Scheme.

      Development Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) invest in global health systems and (b) maintain access to critical...

      Developing Countries Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that the proposed Developing Countries Trading Scheme does not...

      Yemen: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will (a) support a peace dividend for Yemen, (b) allocate funding to that county to restore...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many calls the independent bullying, harassment and discrimination helpline has received each quarter since launch.

    • Armed Forces: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces have been subject to an Employment Suitability Risk Assessment each year since 2010.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the daily cost is of housing those who have arrived in the UK under the (a) Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy Scheme and (b) Afghan...

      Armed Forces: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many formal investigations relating to allegations of initiation ceremonies in the Armed Forces took place in the last year.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the UK is taking to provide medium-term military assistance to Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to train the Ukrainian army in the use of heavy artillery.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to the Ukrainian navy.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Ukrainian Government requested more than the three M270 multiple rocket launch systems his Department will provide to that country.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the M270 multiple rocket launch systems provided to Ukraine to reach frontline forces in that country.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it will take to train Ukrainian forces to use the M270 multiple rocket launch systems his Department has provide to Ukraine.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2022 to Question 46 on National Cyber Force: Samlesbury, when his Department plans to respond to the correspondence of...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to tackle sexual harassment in the Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Armed Forces Families Strategy.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve the recruitment process for people who wish to join the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received the Armed Forces Pay Review Body's recommendation for Forces Pay for 2022-23.

      JBS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in the context of allegations of environmental violations by JBS SA, including the systematic destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the systematic...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Military Aid to Civil Authority tasks relating to covid-19 have been completed since January 2020, by region; and how many forces personnel...

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 May 2022, HCWS42, on Ajax Update, how many forces personnel are involved in the trials for the Ajax...

      Antitank Missiles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to introduce a new variant of Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon.

      Antitank Missiles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether recent contracts have been signed for the purchase of new Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon stocks.

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether contracts have been signed by his Department for new multiple-launch rocket systems stocks.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Cost of Living: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make the £650 one-off cost of living payment for people on means tested benefits also available to those claiming (a)...

    • Car Allowances: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether reimbursed fuel expenses from visiting clients in their home during the course of employment is counted as income in Universal Credit...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the number of people downsizing as a result of the bedroom tax.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households and (b) children are affected by the two-child rule as of 1 June 2022.

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children of (a) infant school age, (b) primary school age inclusive of infant years, (c) primary school age excluding infant years...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information is given to claimants on deductions from their benefits (a) when completing an online calculation to move to Universal Credit...

      Job Centres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the ending of the temporary contracts of temporary work coaches on 30 June 2022 on the...

      New Enterprise Allowance: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of ending the New Enterprise Allowance programme on the number of women in receipt of benefits...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the employment opportunities available to disabled school leavers.

      Carer's Allowance: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of paying National Insurance contributions for people who receive carers allowance.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the enquiry of 12 April 2022 from the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, reference POSCMP2022/29080.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the correspondence dated 9 March 2022 from the hon. Member for Glenrothes and Central Fife regarding delays with...

      Women Against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when any Minister in her Department last held a meeting with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign; and when...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of changing fiduciary rules for pension fund managers to prioritise de-risking...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which department authorised the four most recent agreements for overseas British pensioners to receive state pension increases; and what dates...

      Extra Costs Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals have been approached to join the Extra Costs Taskforce; and if she will prioritise organisations...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported under the Balai Directive in each month of (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022 as of 6 June 2022;...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide details of his Department's expenditure on all agricultural support schemes in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c)...

      Clean Air Zones: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place a copy of all correspondence between the Government and Bradford Council relating to the introduction of a...

      Horticulture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's plans to publish new official statistics for seasonal labour in horticulture for England.

      Agriculture: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the pilot incubator projects.

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of conducting a review of (a) Breed-Specific Legislation and (b) the...

      Animal Feed: Soya Beans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the estimated amount of soya cultivated each year for use in animal feed in the UK.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses expected to receive over (a) £100,000 (b) £200,000 (c)...

      Clean Air Zones: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has taken steps to ensure road users are fairly and clearly notified of the implementation of Clean...

      Insects: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase the speed and (b) reduce the administrative costs of border checks to...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the areas in the (a) England and (b) Liverpool where air pollution has been...

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of an (a) earned recognition and (b) trusted trader imports system for...

      Animal Feed: Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of insect farming as a potentially sustainable source of protein for use...

      Dogs: Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist UK citizens who seek to adopt dogs from Romania.

      Zoos: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans for a further consultation on proposed updates to the Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, having had...

      Zoos: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that changes being proposed to the Standards of Modern Zoo Practice are (a) proportionate...

      Zoos Expert Committee: Aquariums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) re-naming the UK Zoos Expert Committee as the UK Zoos and...

      Tree Felling: Subsidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he made of the number of trees removed by local councils each year as a result of insurance companies claiming...

      Fishing Gear: Seabed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent the siting of seabed fishing equipment in...

      Fishing Gear: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to standardise the marking of creels across the UK and up to 12 nautical miles by following...

      Clean Air Zones: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to establish a national standard notification framework to ensure that Clean Air Zones are (a)...

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what equalities impact assessment his department has made of Clean Air Zones; and if he will make an assessment of the...

      Disposable Wipes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the research by the...

      Horticulture: Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's consultation on Ending the retail sale of peat in horticulture in England and Wales, what...

      Clean Air Zones: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of national publicity of Clean Air Zones to all road...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the financial impact for relevant industries of delays by the Environment Agency in issuing...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on her Department's involvement in applications for non-departmental public body appointments.

    • Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the length of time it takes police service to answer 999 calls.

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the British Retail Consortium 2022 Crime Survey.

      Noise: Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2022 to Question 157275 on Noise: Nuisance, which specific powers that are available to the police...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the weekly Home Office targets for the number of (a) asylum claims to be processed, (b) Principal Stage decisions to be...

      Visas: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of delays in providing short term visas to visiting academics who are on...

      Home Office: Photographs and Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many photographers and video producers were employed by her Department in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Home Office: Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to contract reference CF-0248900D58000000L5A4EAK1, published on 31 May 2022, on what issues the external adviser recruited...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking asylum are residing in Northern Ireland and have an asylum claim that has been ongoing for 36 months or longer as of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the emails of 6 April and 25 May 2022 from the office of the hon. Member for Brentford and Isleworth...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of UK passport (a) applications and (b) renewals submitted in the week beginning 28 March 2022 were processed within 10...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) adjustments, (b) translation services and (c) other support her Department (i) has in place and (ii) plans to put in place for...

      Asylum: RAF Linton-on-Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to impose entry and exit restrictions on people housed at the new asylum accommodation centre at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2022 to Question 6921 on Homes for Ukraine Scheme, notwithstanding the availability of the MPs Urgent...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2022 to Question 9065 on Passports: applications, how many and what proportion of passport applications...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications processed by her Department missed the 10-week processing target in each year since 2015.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for (a) a child's and (b) an adult's (i) first passport and (ii) passport renewal as of 12 May 2022.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce delays in processing passport renewal applications.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of current passport applications are not processed within 10 weeks.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Help to Buy Scheme: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent estimate he has made of the number homes for sale in (a) Liverpool Walton constituency and (b) the Liverpool...

    • Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make it his policy to extend the Community Housing Fund for a further three years.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many appeals HM Planning Inspectorate received in 2021.

      Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing financial support to not-for-profit social housing...

      Regional Planning and Development: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the City of York Council's investment strategy for the York Central...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the letters of 4 April and 3 May 2022 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Homes for Ukraine Scheme to enable Afghan refugees in...

      Homes For Ukraine Scheme: Leeds North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many applications to sponsor refugees have been made via the Homes For Ukraine Scheme by households in Leeds North...

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing (a) free and (b) subsidised bus travel to Ukrainian...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is reviewing the adequacy of local authority funding settlements as of 8 June 2022.

      Gazprom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to enable local councils to avoid contracts with Gazprom.

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what data his Department holds on the percentage of Councils that have issued all their energy rebate payments to people...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the potential gap between local authority funding requirements and budget allocations in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has plans to review local authority funding.

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reason non-direct debit applications for the council tax energy rebate are required to be verified via a credit...

      National Trust: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the Government plans to respond to the Law Commission’s recommendations relating to National Trust leaseholders...

      Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to introduce (a) mitigations for and (b) controls on increases in rents for...

      Oxford-cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to develop areas within Oxfordshire as part of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc initiative.

      Urban Areas: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the role of technology in levelling up British high streets and the independent...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that private car park operators adhere to the Code of Practice published by...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of May 17 2022 to Question 3611, on Oxford-Cambridge Arc, when the findings of the 12-week public...

      Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to publish the framework and guidance provided by his Department to the UK’s new freeports on compliance with the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what opportunities the Government plans to make available for university graduates to join the civil service in the context of the civil service fast...

    • Suicide: Travellers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) women and (b) men have taken their own lives in the latest year-end statistics who were from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller ethnic group.

      UK Trade with EU: Devon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in the county of Devon, what the total value of goods exports to the EU was in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

      Civil Servants: Dyslexia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had recent discussions with the (a) British Dyslexia Association and (b) other relevant organisations on steps the Government can take...

      Civil Servants: North East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the proposed reduction of civil servants on employment in the North East.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Infected Blood Inquiry on (a) ongoing funding for the support scheme payments and (b) financial...

      Investigation into Alleged Gatherings on Government Premises during Covid Restrictions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2022 to Question 9843 on Investigation into Alleged Gatherings on Government Premises, on what date and at what time...

      Aviation: Vetting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many priority passes for National Security Vetting for prospective employees have been issued to (a) airports and (b) airlines.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Switzerland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of amending the UK’s trading relationship with Switzerland.

    • Foreign Investment in UK and Overseas Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with her Indian counterpart on increasing (a) trade with and (b) foreign direct investment from India.

      Overseas Trade: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to increase trade with the UK Overseas Territories.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Unboxed: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the procurement reference BIP694971327 published on the Contract Finder website on 1 June, if she will...

    • Platinum Jubilee 2022: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether volunteers from St John Ambulance are eligible for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish any risk assessment undertaken on the loss or revocation of the Adequacy Agreement with the European...

      Arts: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on the creative industries of the ending of the Adequacy Agreement with the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on the Gambling Act Review; and when she plans to publish the Gambling Review white paper.

      Arts: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made regarding the impact of artificial intelligence developments on employment opportunities...

      Retail Trade: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment her Department has made of the role of technology in creating a more accessible retail experience for...

      Horse Racing: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of a ban on gambling advertising and sponsorship on the international...

      Gambling Commission: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many visits the Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission has made since his appointment to (a) casinos, (b) betting...

      Data Protection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she had discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice, prior to publication of that Department's proposals in...

      Hikvision: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has asked the National Cyber Security Centre to investigate the security of the HIKVISION surveillance cameras;...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how will she ensure that places that are successful with their bid submission for the Tentative List for World Heritage Sites...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the committee assessing World Heritage Site bids will place equal value on the social, architectural and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to reduce disparity in pay by gender.

    • Period Poverty

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she has taken to (a) end period poverty and shame in the UK by 2025 and (b) invest £250,000 on new period poverty programmes; and if...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Office for Nuclear Regulation: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons behind the rise in notifications of security incidents to the Office for Nuclear Regulation in 2021, to more than...

    • Energy: Generators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure energy consumers benefit from low carbon energy generators paying back the difference between market price and strike...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the overall limit on the capacity of renewable energy generation at auctions.

      Transport: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that energy infrastructure is sufficient in all regions to support the uptake of electrified transport.

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate the creation of net-zero transition plans from councils.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Members: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will table a motion to propose amendments to the Code of Conduct to allow Members of the House who are found by the Commissioners for Standards to have...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nuclear Disarmament and Proliferation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, both in the UN and with bilateral partners, to assess the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on support for the global...

    • Lebanon: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the national elections in Lebanon on 15 May, what steps they are taking to help to support the formation of a new government in that country in order...

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current political situation in Pakistan; and  what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to help...

      Afghanistan: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to tackle acute child malnutrition across the world, and particularly in Afghanistan; and what...

      UN Commission on Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the report Unequal Citizens - Ending Systematic Discrimination Against Minorities,...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Yemen to persuade them (1) to resolve their conflict, and (2) to not resume fighting on 1 June.

      South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the escalation of conflict in the Abyei Administrative Area since March.

      Dame Rosalind Marsden

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan about its decision not to renew a visa for Dame Rosalind Marsden, a former British Ambassador and EU...

      China: Solomon Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands, what steps they will take in conjunction with the governments of (1) Australia, and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Scots Guards: Uniforms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the London Scottish Hodden Grey tartan was replaced when the London Scottish regiment adopted the dress of the Scots Guards; and whether this was consistent...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Poverty: Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a Food Poverty Minister.

    • Agriculture: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce tax incentives for farmers that redistribute food.

      Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in (1) costs, and (2) checks, of transporting livestock from Northern Ireland to Great Britain and back since the...

      Northern Ireland: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the requirement for animals transported from Great Britain to Northern Ireland (1) to go to an approved export centre prior...

      Assistance Animals: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to negotiate, under the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the removal of the bureaucratic barriers and costs facing the...

      Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental advantages that could be attained by the introduction to England of regulations similar to the Waste (Scotland)...

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of other visa routes in addition to the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route which might also be vulnerable to (1) national security,...

    • Detention Centres: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many in-person legal visits took place under the Detained Duty Advice Scheme (DDAS) between 1 January and 31 March at (1) Brook House, (2) Tinsley House, (3)...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any detention capacity for women is currently available at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre; if not, whether they plan to make such...

      Refugees: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so how, they are assessing the numbers of refugees with disabilities arriving in the UK.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Ukrainians who have left Ukraine since the start of Russia's invasion of that country; and how many have settled in...

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they can provide regarding the delay in granting a Permission to Travel Letter to Ukrainian refugee Reference: GWF064289249, given that the two...

      Biometric Residence Permits: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average delay time in issuing Biometric Residence Permit cards to refugees from Afghanistan.

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases there are in which Ukrainian family members have not been dealt with by UKVI as one group, resulting in children being granted visas but not their...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the disparity between the numbers of visas granted to Ukrainian refugees on the Homes for Ukraine scheme...

    • Devolution: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are proposing to ensure that those living in the north of England in locations where there is no devolution deal do not lose out compared to those in...

      Freeports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making to identify a freeport in Northern Ireland; and whether they still plan to identify one.

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