Written answers

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Chesterfield Canal: Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of how best Highways England could implement Dr Geraint Coles’ proposals to reinstate the Chesterfield Canal route...

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2022 to Question 13214 on Roads: Safety, whether she plans to undertake a consultation prior to publishing the...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department plans to integrate Transport for London's single ticketing infrastructure with that of Great British Railways.

      Housing: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all new homes are required to be built with charging facilities for (a) electric cars, (b) e-bikes and (c) e-scooters.

      EasyJet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of EasyJet on flight cancellations caused by IT failures at that company.

      Department for Transport: MG OMD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce emissions from transport across the UK.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to help ensure that foreign flagged vessels serving UK ports maximise employment of UK seafarers.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that pay for UK seafarers is protected.

      Air Traffic Control: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential merits of funding the training of air traffic controllers to prevent redundancy during the...

      Travel Agents: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of online travel agents on levels of competition for consumers in terms of (a) price, (b) protection,...

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the future of freight; and if he will establish hubs for final mile deliveries on the edge of all major conurbations and cities.

      Airlines: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of competition amongst airlines in the low-cost carrier sector.

      Department for Transport: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer given on 6 June 2022 to Question 13211 on Department for Transport: Expenditure, how many inspections were carried out under...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of new clinical trial starts in the UK for Advanced Therapy...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by his Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for ECO 4 before the summer recess; and if he will make a statement.

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what data his Department collects on PhD students who fail (a) to complete their projects or (b) at the viva stage,...

      Research Collaboration Advice Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many requests for support the Research Collaboration Advice Team has received from universities since its inception.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the role of the UK’s net zero targets in meeting...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 21 of his Department’s publication entitled British energy security strategy, published 7...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will commission an independent assessment of the adequacy of his Department’s plans to meet his ambition...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2022 to Question 759 on Nuclear Power, on what basis will the assessments of (a) value...

      Chronic Illnesses: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to provide relief payments on energy costs to people suffering from cold-related...

      Special Guardianship Orders: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing paid leave for people who have undertaken special...

      Construction: Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to support roofers experiencing liquidity challenges in the context of inflation...

      Electrical Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward regulations to require new portable electronic devices to use a USB Type-C charger.

      Electronic Equipment: Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of standardising charging cables for portable electronic devices.

  • Attorney General

    • Treasury Counsel

      To ask the Attorney General, if she will publish the (a) description of responsibilities and (b) terms of reference under which the First Treasury Counsel is currently employed by her Department.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s announcement of 14 May 2022, Government delays restrictions on multibuy deals and advertising on...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the NHS Core20PLUS5 programme supports increasing the number of disease management reviews for COPD patients who...

      Dental Services: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce dentistry waiting lists in Hull.

      Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of NHS nurse vacancies on care for patients with long covid.

      Dental Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people registered with a NHS dentist in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire in each year...

      Females: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve women's health services.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the diversity of the UK cancer research workforce and (b) ensure that it has the (i) capability...

      Clinical Trials: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase patient recruitment numbers in non-covid clinical trials to pre-pandemic levels.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which the NHSE guidelines on improving multidisciplinary meetings for cancer...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of timely dementia diagnosis on patient outcomes; and if he will make a statement.

      Carers: Kingston upon Hull

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

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report by Logex and IVM, commissioned by NHS...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve services for people living with dementia.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the current length of waiting lists for mental health (a) consultations and (b) treatments in England.

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of using its experience of the Vaccines Taskforce during the covid-19...

      Mental Health Services: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what resources his Department is providing for mental health provision in (a) North West Durham and (b) County Durham; and what steps his...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 May 2022, HCWS23 on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Announcements,...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of reasons for the fall in dementia diagnosis rates in St Albans; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Professions: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to healthcare professionals on wearing facial coverings in the presence of clinically vulnerable...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help improve access to GPs.

      Heart Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the diagnosis rate of cardiac conditions in people aged 14 to 35.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of research into early detection and diagnostics for cancer; and how much his...

      Gender Recognition: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter from Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to the hon. Member for Hemsworth stating that waiting times for...

      Cancer: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2022 to Question 998, on Cancer: Stockport, what the rate of cancer diagnoses in (a) Stockport...

      NHS: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what dates he has met with NHS leaders in (a) Devon and (b) the South West of England since 26 June 2021.

      Hospitals: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential demand for a new district hospital in York.

      Wound Dressings: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made by NHS Supply Chain in introducing value-based procurement into the provision of wound care products; and...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the suitability of the current 3.5 percent discount rate applied...

      Wound Dressings: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of NHS Supply Chain's decision to reduce the number of wound care products and...

      Heart Diseases and Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's ambition of delivering five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, what steps his...

      Cancer: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in (a) Barnsley East constituency and (b) Barnsley who are awaiting a...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by his Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying services provided...

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of raising undergraduate student maintenance loan amounts in line with inflation.

      Department for Education: MG OMD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure equity in the initial teacher education accreditation process for students.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Adult Education Budget business case processes.

      Work Experience: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to help increase the number of work experience opportunities targeted at people with a disability.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to close potential pay differentials between school teachers and further education lecturers.

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that there are adequate numbers of early years teachers and practitioners.

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies of the report by the Early Years Workforce Commission entitled A Workforce in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing health workers to refer young people for Special Educational Needs and...

      Schools: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of encouraging schools to use their powers to alter term dates in order to spread the demand for...

      National Implementation Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the new National Implementation Board will take into account the views of children in local authority care...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, he he will make an assessment of the impact of rail strikes on the ability of school pupils taking GCSE and A level examinations to travel to their...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will take steps to ensure victims of abuse are informed when an offender is released from prison on early parole.

    • Domestic Abuse: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of convictions for domestic abuse in England and Wales.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether bereaved families are still entitled to claim compensation under the rules of Directive 2004/80/EC following the UK's departure from the EU.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) continues to facilitate bereaved families applying to the state where the crime occurred;...

      Ministry of Justice: MG OMD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Ministry of Justice: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by his Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying services provided...

  • Treasury

    • Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the revenue that will accrue to the Exchequer from the loan charge.

    • Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of promoters and operators of schemes now subject to the Loan Charge who have been prosecuted.

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the obligations of employment agencies and umbrella companies under schedule 44, section 2 of The Income Tax (Earnings and...

      Tax Allowances: Health Professions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 31 May 2022 to Question 8221 on Tax Allowances: Health Professions, what assessment he has made of the potential for...

      Treasury: Media

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs between May 2018 and May 2022 for...

      Fuels: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward further fiscal measures to help tackle recent increases in fuel costs.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that global food and nutrition is prioritised at the upcoming G7...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by her Department and the former Department...

      Rwanda: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of forgiving Rwanda’s international debt.

      Rwanda: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK’s humanitarian aid to Rwanda was reduced following the reduction in Overseas Development Aid...

      Developing Countries: Famine and Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will re-commit to enacting and financing the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Compact 2021.

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps her Department is taking to protect the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.

      Bruno Araújo Pereira and Dom Phillips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) she or (b) her officials have made representations to her Brazilian counterpart on scaling up the...

      Tropical Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) steps her Department plans to take and (b) investment her Department has committed in relation to helping...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many places on the Afghan Citizen Resettlement Scheme were offered to (a) British Council and GardaWorld...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hikvision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2022 to Question 9828 and with reference to Answer of 23 February to Question...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answers of 19 January 2022 to Question 101688 and 28 February 2022 to Question 125081 on...

      Shavendra Silva

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of imposing sanctions on General Shavendra Silva; and whether...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: MG OMD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the (a) procurement reference, (b) start date, (c) end date and (d) maximum value, inclusive of VAT, is of...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in other countries on progress towards universal access...

      China: Academic Technology Approval Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many applications for Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificates have been made by citizens of the...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential implications for its policies of the organiser of the...

      International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential implications for its policies of reports that the Hong...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by his Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying services provided...

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 April 2022 to Question 156378 on Afghanistan: Refugees, how many and what proportion of applications under the Afghan...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on the recruitment systems for the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2022 to Question 136647 on Armed Forces: HIV Infection, on which date the Government plans to announce the...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2022 to Question 1522 on Armed Forces: Violent and Sex Offender Register, whether (a) all service personnel convicted of a sexual...

      Ministry of Defence: MG OMD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much service personnel and families have paid in disputed charges for serving family accommodation in each year since 2010.

      China: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) European and (b) US counterparts on tackling Chinese military aggression.

      LE TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2022 to Question 5335 on LE TacCIS Programme, how many months late is the first element of the Morpheus capability.

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what total saving will result from the retirement of a third of the Challenger tank fleet as set out in the 2021 Defence Command Paper.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, the average length of time it has taken to process an application to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy since 1 May 2022.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications to the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy have been rejected since 1 January 2022.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support UK armed forces provided to the Tripoli Revolutionary Brigade in advance of its takeover of the Libyan capital in August 2011.

      Civil Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of re-establishing the Civil Defence Corps.

      Ministry of Defence: Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applications have not yet been concluded due to an (a) initial decision not being made and (b) appeal...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy, how many cases are outstanding (a) in total and (b) for female judges as of 8 June 2022;...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 27 May 2022 to Question 156377 on Afghanistan: Refugees, how many Afghans with confirmed eligibility for relocation to...

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK (a) personnel and (b) platforms will be involved in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose, which will begin on 13 June 2022.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the three M270 multiple rocket launch systems provided to Ukraine will be replaced to ensure the same number of available launchers for use...

      Armed Forces: Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are planned to support the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

      Qatar: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to deploy UK military planes for Government travel to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

      RAF Lakenheath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2022 to Question 7960, what the purpose is of the infrastructure programmes and projects his Department has agreed to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has in place to reduce the use of foodbanks.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by her Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying services...

      Councillors: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether financial allowances received by elected local councillors count towards the Universal Credit work allowance.

      Social Security Benefits: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in the context of the increase in the cost of living, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a £20 a...

      Universal Credit: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it his policy to reinstate the £20 a week uplift in the Universal Credit standard allowance in the context of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to help ensure the hon. Member for West Lancashire receives a response from the Chief Executive of the Child...

      Department for Work and Pensions: MG OMD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) procurement reference, (b) start date, (c) end date and (d) maximum value, inclusive of VAT, is of the contract that her...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which countries the UK has (a) bilateral or (b) reciprocal agreements on provision of the State Pension; when each of those agreements was...

      Pensions: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an estimate of the number of people who have accessed their pension pots to repay debt in each of the last three...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to list for each overseas country when resident UK pensioners do not receive yearly increases what the lowest current payment to a pensioner...

  • Cop26

    • Question

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for the UK's decarbonisation targets of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report...

    • Question

      To ask the President of COP26, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) international counterparts on the development of a loss and damage fund.

      Question

      To ask the President of COP26, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on facilitating the UK’s climate objectives and COP26 commitments through trade deals.

      Question

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the role of nature in delivering agreements made at COP26.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of applications to her Department under the Homes for Ukraine scheme on the number of...

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were waiting to be processed on 7 June 2022; and if she will make an estimate of the average time it took to...

      Children: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to minimise the time taken for Ukrainian children to travel to the UK with a legal guardian.

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to minimise the time taken to process visas for teenagers in Ukraine who plan to travel with a legal guardian.

      Home Office: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by her Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying...

      Migrant Workers: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to ensure that migrant women who are victims of domestic abuse can be granted residence in the UK which is...

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any women detained in Derwentside immigration removal centre have been given a notice of intent for planned removal to Rwanda.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors are on the waiting list for (a) the Ukraine Family Scheme and (b) the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme; and how many...

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that Ukrainian refugees who have applied under the Ukraine Family Scheme from within the UK are not...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2019 to Question 245815, when British National (Overseas) Passport Holders from Hong Kong will be...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long applicants for a British passport (a) renewal and (b) replacement must wait before requesting their application is upgraded by Her...

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received under the Ukraine Extension Scheme; how many of those applications (a) are from people in the UK on...

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Ukrainians fighting in the war who have been given 10 days' leave, whether she plans to take steps to ensure that they can...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's working definitions are of the level of service provision for a (a) super priority, (b) priority and (c) standard...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the email of 3 May 2022 sent to the urgent queries inbox from the hon. Member for Liverpool Walton...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants have paid for fast-track passports in each month between May 2021 and May 2022.

      Passports: Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the Port of Dover are no longer accepting collective passports.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of sponsors under the Homes for Ukraine scheme require additional security checks.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is her Department's policy on awarding visas to minors travelling with non-parental relatives who are their legal guardians under the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2022 to Question 8017 on Asylum, how long is the Foundation Programme and Mentoring Period for newly...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the change in service standard for spouse visa applications from 12 to 24 weeks will be applied to applicants in the system when the...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to the Question from the Rt hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras at Prime Minister's Questions on 25 May...

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time is it takes to issue a visa for Ukrainian families after the point they are approved.

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will issue guidance to people seeking to naturalise who have been informed that their application may be withdrawn despite being told...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of 4 February, 8 March, 11 April and 12 May 2022 from the hon. Member for Basildon and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the correspondence of 27 October 2021, 10 November 2021, 7 December 2021, 12 January 2022 and 17 February 2022 from the...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the average processing time for a passport in each month since May 2021.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has carried out an assessment of the (a) coverage and (b) accessibility of Passport Offices for people (i) in rural...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to provide (a) guidance and (b) support to Ukrainian refugees seeking new...

    • Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether Ukrainian refugees that become homeless will be classed as out of area if they turn up within the boundaries of...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department collects data on the number of (a) subsidence payments made to refugees under the Homes for Ukraine...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has plans to abolish leasehold as a form of property ownership.

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the provisions of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022, if her will make an assessment of the...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will take steps to ensure that there are more available affordable rental properties in response to the...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to leasehold reform, what steps the Government is taking to establish a (a) Redress Reform Working Group...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by his Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Right to Buy scheme announced by the Prime Minister in his speech on the 9...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department issues guidance to companies that deliver public-facing services on behalf of the Government on establishing routes where MPs...

    • National Cyber Security Centre: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2022 to Question 11692 on National Cyber Security Centre: Staff, whether there has been an increase in the number of...

      Cabinet Office: MG OMD

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Cabinet Office: Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by his Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying services provided...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Environment Protection: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to increase foreign direct investment in the UK’s green industries.

    • Overseas Trade: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of UK sanctions against Russia on reducing trade with that country.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • BetIndex: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to provide redress to the people affected by the collapse of BetIndex Ltd, the operators of...

    • Football Index: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of the (a) Gambling Commission and (b) Financial...

      Digital Technology: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of action taken by large technology companies to ban third...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by her Department between May 2018 and May 2022 for media...

      Channel 4 Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the privatisation of Channel 4 on its annual levels of investment in...

      Channel 4 Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's valuation is of Channel 4 as of 9 June 2022; and on what assumptions that valuation has been made.

      Channel 4 Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in what way her Department intends to treat the revenue from any sale of Channel 4.

      Channel 4 Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the projected (a) economic and (b) social returns from the privatisation of Channel...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Glass: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2022 to Question 478, what assessment he has made of the compatibility between the claims...

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much food waste was generated by UK households by (a) tonnage and (b) amount of greenhouse gas emission in each year...

      Aviation: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on the impact of aviation induced...

      Avian Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to (a) strengthen surveillance, testing and carcass collection and (b) put in place (i) disturbance...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that people on the seasonal worker visa scheme are not subject to labour...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he made of the number of waste exemptions that were renewed in England in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Vetting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to temporarily reduce the length of the employment history which is subject to background checks for potential new employees in the aviation...

    • East West Rail Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when work on the proposed rail link between Bedford and Cambridge will (1) start, and (2) be completed.

      Driving Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the time taken to issue dates for driving tests.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Applications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies they have outsourced immigration processes to; and in which country each of those companies is registered.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Endorsement Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 27 May (HL402), whether the Secretary of State or the UK Endorsement Board have been endorsing...

    • UK Endorsement Board: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 May (HL245), why the post of Chair to the UK Endorsement Board was not regulated by the Commissioner for...

      Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 May (HL404), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, whether the result of companies...

      Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 May (HL404), what assessment they have made of whether directors and auditors should be making...

      Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 27 May (HL403), what “other criteria” must be assessed under Part 23 of the Companies Act 2006,...

      Accountancy: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 May (HL294), whether (1) the International Accounting Standards Board’s Framework extant in 2001,...

      Directors: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a quota ensuring that women have at least 40 per cent of the seats on corporate boards.

      Heat Pumps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how collaborative training can be developed between manufacturers, colleges, and other training providers to (1) develop, and (2)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that material used in training programmes for civil servants is in accordance with the law.

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