Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will respond to the consultation on the Harbours (Seafarers’ Remuneration) Bill which closed on 7 June 2022.

    • Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of rail strikes on the Greater Anglia line.

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on developing proposals for the Transport Bill announced in the Queen's Speech 2022; and what next steps...

      Electric Scooters: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve safety for pedestrians from collisions involving e-scooters.

      Airports: Stoma Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department provides additional guidance for people fitted with stoma bags on airport security checks.

      Airports: Stoma Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with airports to ensure that airport operators security staff receive training on searching passengers who are fitted with...

      Airports: Stoma Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking with airport operators to ensure the privacy and dignity of airline passengers fitted with stoma bags when...

      Travel: Stoma Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether security checks for passengers fitted with stoma bags is uniform across all forms of international travel form the UK via (a) planes (b) rail...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has held discussions with representatives of (a) trade unions and staff, (b) the aviation industry and (c) the Health and Safety Executive...

      Harbour Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many statutory harbour authorities in the UK are (a) private, (b) municipal or (c) trust ports.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what biometric checks are undertaken to ensure people applying for Veterans Railcards are veterans.

      Ferries: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2022 to Question 3624 on Ferries: minimum wage, when his Department will introduce legislation to ensure that...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that potholes are repaired by local highways authorities in a timely and suitable manner to ensure...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of sales of (a) new cars and (b) electric vehicles in each of the last five years.

      Restoring Your Railway Fund: Abbey Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 14 March 2022 to Question 136664, when he plans to make a decision on the Abbey Line bid to the Restoring Your Railway...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether someone with an Application Registration Card can apply for a provisional driving licence.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the DVLA has taken to prevent the booking of practical driving tests for re-sale by third parties.

      Road Traffic Control: Dover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ease congestion arising from lorry traffic departing Dover.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Harbours (Seafarers’ Remuneration) Bill will apply equally to statutory harbour authorities (a) within and (b) outside maritime...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Harbours (Seafarers’ Remuneration) Bill will apply equally to (a) private, (b) municipal and (c) trust ports.

      Railways: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on any potential changes to workers' (a) pay, (b) conditions and (c) pensions.

      Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, If he will list the (a) private, (b) municipal and (c) trust ports that are within the Freeport zones in England announced by the Government in March 2021.

      Harbour Authorities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are directly employed by Statutory Harbour Authorities in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time taken was for the DVLA to process a driving licence application in each of the last three years.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment on the impact of the proposed rail strikes on the tourism industry in each region of England.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of average waiting times for joint replacement surgery in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

    • Blood Tests: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to tackle delays in securing patient appointments for blood tests from GP referrals in Halton constituency.

      Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that specialist medical services for Tourettes Syndrome are accessible to people outside of London.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to restrict advertising for foods that are high in fat, sugar or salt to help reduce obesity.

      Public Health: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the total annual cost to public health expenditure of current air pollution levels in (a) England and (b)...

      Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Food Standards Agency has had recent meetings with representatives of international peer regulators in relation to novel foods.

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his planned timetable is for making a decision on the use of Evusheld following conclusion of UKHSA testing.

      Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Food Standards Agency approvals process for novel foods.

      Breast Cancer: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for free flap or autologous breast reconstruction has been since March 2020.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure regular testing and post-treatment follow-up of hepatitis C in (a) drug services, (b) pharmacies and...

      Breast Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) local and (b) national steps he is taking to help grow the oncoplastic workforce.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication of the report by the Hepatitis C Trust and HCV Action on Reframing Reinfection in March 2022, what...

      Monkeypox: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of cases of monkeypox.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the public's health from air pollution ahead of Clean Air Day 2022.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what were the average response times for ambulances (a) operated by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, (b) in York and (c) in England by...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the UK Health Security Agency plans to complete testing on Evusheld’s efficacy against the omicron variant of...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to publish data on the number of patients waiting in Emergency Departments for 12 hours or more from their time of...

      Breast Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) capacity of and (b) levels of service provision by the oncoplastic workforce.

      Health Professions: Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the endoscopy workforce.

      General Practitioners: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of GPs currently working in the NHS who will have retired by 2024.

      Pharmacy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with NHS England on staffing issues in community pharmacy.

      Dental Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) dental surgeries and (b) dentists are delivering units of dental activity in York.

      Dental Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Centres for Dental Development he plans to locate in York.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has commissioned research into variations in the effectiveness of Hormone Replacement Therapy on women from ethnic...

      Tourette's Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase funding for research into the (a) causes of and (b) treatments for Tourette’s syndrome.

      Diagnosis: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what long-term plans for investment in the domestic diagnostics industry he has made to help ensure that the necessary (a) relationships,...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to increase research funding for mental health.

      Breast Cancer: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many delayed breast reconstructions have taken place since March 2020; and what proportion of those delayed reconstructions have used...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) verbal abuse and (b) physical attacks experienced by NHS staff in (i) Coventry,...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to improve access to technology for diabetes patients.

      NHS: Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve access to NHS hearing aids and (b) reduce waiting times for those aids by working with...

      Hospitals: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost to NHS hospitals was of using (a) agency staff and (b) bank staff in (i) 2020-21 and (ii) 2021-2022.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated for dementia research in each of the (a) last and (b) next five years.

      Neurology: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase funding into the causes of and treatments for Tourette’s syndrome and other neurological...

      Food: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an industry-funded application process for specialist medical...

      NHS: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to ensure that there are adequate numbers of NHS staff in (a) Stockport and (b) Greater Manchester.

      Neurology: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness and role of the NICE guidance for Tourette’s Syndrome and other...

      Learning Disability: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to provide further (a) funding for training and (b) other resources to the NHS to help ensure that...

      Hay Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who are affected by hayfever each year.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) children and (b) adults with cystic fibrosis in England saw either a clinical psychologist or social...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of breastfeeding on a child's educational attainment.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of community diagnostic centres in England offer mammography services.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the published response of 20 April 2022 to the Rt hon Member for South West Surrey, Chair of the Health and Social Care...

      Dementia: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a National Patient and Carer Experience Survey for dementia on the...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a National Dementia Observatory as recommended by the...

      NHS: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the review by Professor Ben Goldacre entitled Better, broader, safer: using health data for research and analysis,...

      Free School Meals and Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will expand access to (a) availability of Healthy Start Vouchers and (b) the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals to include...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the email sent to his Department by the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton on 23 May 2022.

      Paediatrics: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate more funding for the employment of infant care nurses in Northern Ireland.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Units of Dental Activity have been delivered in each of the last five years in each NHS region in England.

      Medical Equipment: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the continuation of the MedTech funding mandate beyond the next cohort, which is expected to be authorised for use...

      Learning Disability: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help improve the mental wellbeing of people with learning disabilities who experienced...

      Meat: Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that regulatory approval is granted to safe, cultivated meat production in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is (a) for the inclusion of covid-19 vaccinations for children in the recommended list of NHS vaccinations, (b)...

      Breast Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients are diagnosed with breast cancer at stage 4 (a) in the Borough of Halton and (b) on average in England.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve awareness among NHS staff of the (a) symptoms and (b) treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an older people’s commissioner for England with statutory powers...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average breast screening uptake is in (a) the Borough of Halton and (b) England.

      Food: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the Nutrition Labelling Team to issue a notification letter following a new application of a Food for Special...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of unusable personal protective equipment acquired by his Department during the covid-19 pandemic was acquired via the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children and young people are on waiting lists for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in (a) the UK, (b) South...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for publishing the White Paper on Health Disparities in England.

      Females: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure alignment between the Women’s Health and Sexual and Reproductive Strategies.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in the UK have been treated by covid-19 medicines delivery units.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the cost of medication plays in the Government's decision to procure (a) Evusheld, (b) Beblitovimab and (c) other drugs.

      Mental Health Services: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to assess the (a) length of waiting times for women domestic abuse survivors needing to access specialist...

      Bebtelovimab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Whether the mAbs drug Beblitovimab is under consideration for purchase by his Department.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of covid-19 vaccines procured by the UK Government have reached their expiry date without being used as of...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the (a) application under the vaccine damage payments scheme with Reference VAD 7859 was received and (b) applicant's...

      Tobacco: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s Green Paper published on 22 July 2019, if he will recommit to...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2022 to Question 1109 on Evusheld, what his planned timetable is for (a) receiving advice from...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on ensuring the universal restart of spirometry and FeNO testing in primary care prior to the...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has put in place a monitoring system to test the effectiveness of covid-19 treatments currently available.

      Health Services: Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing Local Enterprise Partnerships to promote locally-tailored...

      Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Dr Ruth Watkinson and Dr Alex Turner’s research from the University of Manchester, whether routine monitoring of...

      Health Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Dr Luke Munford’s recommendations in The University of Manchester’s On Productivity publication, in what...

      Monkeypox: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is planning to take steps to provide support to local authority-commissioned sexual health services to (a)...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of people who are living with Parkinson's disease by (a) age and (b) gender as of 7 June 2022.

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether UK-based organisations can access the EDLSNet notification system following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding...

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish full details of the memorandum of understanding aimed to strengthen the collaboration between the European Centre for...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the new Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy will be published.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the US FDA's withdrawal of authorisation for the use of Sotrovimab for treatment of covid-19 on 5 April 2022, what...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2022 to Question 9876, on Food: Advertising, what recent assessment his Department has made of the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's reasoning is for its policy of annually vaccinating children aged between 2 and 10 years against flu; and if he...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on its stated commitment that no person needing care should be forced to sell their home to pay for it.

      Unispace Global: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the value for money of purchases of PPE from Unispace Global Ltd; and if he will make a statement.

      Monkeypox: Health Services and Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of accessibility of (a) testing and (b) healthcare for monkeypox for people at risk of infection from...

      Coronavirus: Death Certificates and Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral statement of the Minister for Vaccines and Public Health of January 26 2022, Official Report, column 390WH,...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what timeframe UKHSA are working to in order to assess the effectiveness of Evusheld against the Omicron variant of covid-19.

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many immunocompromised people have (a) been hospitalised with and (b) died from covid-19 since the MHRA authorised Evusheld for use...

  • Attorney General

    • Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Attorney General, how many employees of the Serious Fraud Office were deployed to combat money laundering created through waste crime as of 15 June 2022.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school places for children with Special Educational Needs his Department has made available in each of the (a) last and (b) next five years.

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating funding to the children's social care system in response to the...

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the (a) highest ten areas of programme expenditure under the exclusive control of her Department during the spending review period...

      Overseas Students: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support students from Hong Kong in the UK; and if he will extend home fees status to British National Overseas...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to change student loan eligibility for young people who do not obtain GCSEs in English and Maths.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of student maintenance loans; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department made available for school transport for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the...

      Arts: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to introduce an arts premium to fund enrichment activities in secondary schools.

      Pupils and Students: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that children are not absent from (a) school and (b) higher education.

      Pre-school Education: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the number of nursery school places that were available in (a) North Swindon, (b) South Swindon, (c) Bournemouth East,...

      Students: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure LGBT+ students are protected from bullying and discrimination within the education system.

      Children in Care: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps a (a) parent or (b) member of the public can take to ensure a further assessment of a young person's placement by a local authority when...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the National Implementation Board for children’s social care works with the proposed National...

      Classroom Assistants and Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department collects data on the number of (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants in each constituency who have undergone autism-related...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 82218 on Prisoners' Release: Wales, what was the accommodation status of people who had an...

    • Theft: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were held on remand awaiting trial for theft; and for what length of time those offenders were held on remand in each prison in...

      Sexual Offences: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish figures on the (a) number of offenders who were held on remand awaiting trial for sexual offences and (b) length of time those...

      Rape: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish figures on the (a) number of offenders who were held on remand awaiting trial for rape and (b) length of time those offenders were...

      Arson: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were held on remand awaiting trial for arson; and for how long those offenders were held on remand in each prison in England and...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of (a) the number and (b) the job roles of HM Prisons staff who took their own lives in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support victims of crime in Newport West constituency.

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time is for the Office of the Public Guardian to approve a lasting power of attorney.

      Prisoners' Release: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring offenders who are released from prison on parole to carry out maintenance within...

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children are subject to a special guardianship order in England as of 16 June 2022.

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many special guardianship orders were made in each of the last five years for which data is available.

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for how long HMRC's website has been unavailable for people reporting and paying Capital Gains Tax as of 13 June 2022; how many paper forms have been...

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2022 to Question 5669 on Child Benefit, if his Department will carry out an assessment of the impact of (a) inflation and...

      Lump Sum Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the upper limit of lump sum pension withdrawals to above the £30,000 limit set out...

      Shipping: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to attract new maritime businesses to base themselves in the UK.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he is making available for people who are mortgage prisoners and are subject to significant payment rises.

      Fossil Fuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the Government's decision to double tax relief for oil and gas companies investing in domestic fossil...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of temporarily limiting the ability of private creditors to sue for debt recovery for low-income...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Ukraine: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on support for Ukraine.

    • Russia: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will increase the resources the UK is providing to international investigations into Russian war crimes...

      Brazil: Election Observers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for democracy of reports that the Brazilian Armed Forces will act...

      Somaliland: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with authorities in Somaliland on the (a) schedule for free, fair and peaceful...

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the announcement in the recent International Development Strategy to...

      Libya: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when her Department first identified Islamic State as posing a significant threat in Libya.

      Kiribati: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with her Kiribati counterpart regarding past UK nuclear weapons testing in that...

      Pakistan: Missguided

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of reports that workers in Pakistan making...

      Pakistan: Missguided

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with her Pakistani counterpart on the impact on Pakistani garment workers of the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which criteria determine whether she refers to herself in official communications as the (a) Foreign Secretary or...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she respond to the correspondence of 18 March 2022 from the hon. Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys on...

      Question

      What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of discrimination faced by Palestinians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Question

      What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of discrimination faced by Palestinians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Department is responsible for coordinating the repatriation of bodies or remains of UK nationals killed in...

      Commonwealth: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support Commonwealth countries to achieve the Commonwealth’s target...

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Department is responsible for coordinating victim identification for any UK nationals killed in the Russian...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the British Consul General has made representations to the Israeli Government on halting proposals for...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she plans to raise the matter of forced transfers of Palestinian citizens in the South Hebron Hills at (a)...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to fulfil its commitment to making the humanitarian system as anticipatory as...

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Department is responsible for coordinating the collection of antemortem records of UK citizens who are (a)...

      Kenya: Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support the Kenyan Government with the global grain shortages caused by the...

      Developing Countries: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support more efficient use of fertilisers to manage the impact on food security in...

      Abdul Kolim

      On how many occasions she has raised the case of Abdul Kolim, who is imprisoned in Morocco, with the Moroccan authorities.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the ruling of the Israeli supreme...

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support the Overseas Territories during hurricane seasons.

      Qatar: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she raised (a) human rights and (b) the treatment of the Baha'i community with the Emir of Qatar on her...

      China and Hong Kong: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will undertake an audit of the UK assets owned by Hong Kong and Chinese officials who have been linked to...

      Development Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the aid funding required to help...

      Somalia: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the role of food insecurity in support for militant groups in Somalia; and what...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the British Counsel General has made representations on protecting (a) Jewish activists and (b) local...

      Developing Countries: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to provide finance to (a) low- and (b) middle-income countries.

      Palestinians: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the risks to the life and health presented by unexploded ordnance in Gaza...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the human rights situation in Cameroon.

      Baltic States

      What diplomatic steps her Department is taking to help strengthen the UK’s security and economic relationship with the Baltic states.

      Ukraine: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps she is taking to help support preparations for the rebuilding of Ukraine.

      Balkans: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she has taken to help support peace and stability in the Western Balkans.

      Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill on the UK’s...

      Ukraine: Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the prosecution of Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner...

      Ukraine: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of diplomatic British support for Ukraine.

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to secure the release of Jagtar Singh Johal.

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in India on the detention of Jagtar Singh Johal.

      Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what further steps she will take to increase pressure on the military in Sudan to address the (a) the continued...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take steps to support (a) dialogue between the Governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Typhoon aircraft in (a) service and (b) storage in the Royal Air Force's fleet, what is the (a) tail number, (b) remaining airframe...

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Typhoon aircraft are in (a) service and (b) storage by tranche as on 16 June 2022; and what are the planned end-of-service dates for each tranche.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for each Typhoon aircraft with a clearly defined out of service date, what is the (a) tail number, (b) expected end of service date and (c) expected...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Ukraine has the military weapons required to defend its territories.

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to the Royal Air Force in each year since 2017.

      Navy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to the Royal Navy in each year since 2017.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to the Army in each year since 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with representatives of the International Criminal Court on his Department's human rights obligations under the Overseas...

      Ministry of Defence: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil claims against his Department were rejected on the basis of Part 2 of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) infantry, (b) artillery, (c) armoured and (d) support battalions there were in the British Army as of 15 June 2022.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the present capacity of the British Army to fully equip and deploy its two divisions to an active kinetic...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether security staff who worked for private contractors at the UK Embassy in Kabul were deemed eligible for relocation to the UK via the Afghan...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total number of Separated Service days accrued by armed forces personnel who were assigned to Military Aid to the Civil Authorities tasks...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days of annual leave were cancelled by armed forces personnel assigned to Military Aid to the Civil Authorities tasks related to the covid-19...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to replenish UK stocks of (a) weapons and (b) equipment donated to Ukraine.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's spending projections are for (a) the armed forces, (b) pensions for military and civilian personnel, (c) peacekeeping, (d)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has plans to increase statutory maternity pay.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of classifying long covid as a condition eligible for Personal Independence Payments.

      Armed Forces: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of serving members of the armed forces are in receipt of Universal Credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department would allow (a) an Employment and Support Allowance, (b) Personal Independence Payment and (c) Universal Credit...

      Personal Independence Payment: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Tribunal Statistics Quarterly: January to March 2022, published on 9 June 2022, which showed 72 per cent of Personal...

      Industrial Diseases Benefits: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has for the future of the (a) Pneumoconiosis Workers' Compensation Scheme and (b) 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2022 to Question 103610, on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, if she will place the most...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the response from individual disabled people to the health and...

      Commonwealth: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to support UK pensioners who are living in Commonwealth countries.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department requires assessor companies to report on the number of disabled and seriously unwell people who have requested that...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the objective set out in the health and disability green paper on improving the quality of decision-making for Personal...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2022 to Question 128374, on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, if she will instruct officials...

      Employment: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to provide support into employment that is appropriate to skills and language capabilities for (a)...

      Employment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the employment rate among people within five years of the statutory retirement age.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Package Holidays: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a domestic ban on the (a) advertising and (b) offering...

    • Elephants: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent stop tourist companies promoting holidays that support...

      South West Water: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to cease the £50 Government contribution to water bills for South West Water customers in 2022-23.

      Floods: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Flood Re scheme, what his planned timetable is for members of the public being able to apply for Build...

      Food Supply: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the rise in the cost of living on food producers.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support farmers from rising input costs.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has removed the requirement to be an active farmer to claim funding from the Basic Payment Scheme.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce mandatory visual checks on (a) dogs and (b) other animals entering the country via...

      Deer and Sheep: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May to Question 1492 on Livestock and Wildlife: Dogs, whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on badger TB vaccination programmes in each of the last five years.

      Animal Feed: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government taking to tackle animal feed inflation.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications of neonicotinoid pesticides have been agreed for actual use in 2022 in the UK.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has finished reviewing the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive review of pesticide...

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2022 to Question 127313, on Marine Environment: North East, how many further mass...

      Animal Products and Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the loss of membership to the European Commission's trade...

      Construction: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to restrict noise pollution created by construction work.

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre's 2010 report into extremism in Manchester.

    • Armed Conflict: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy was on UK citizens travelling to fight in Libya during the war in that country which began in 2011, including...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan nationals have been relocated to the UK from Afghanistan via the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme in each month since...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her target date is for the completion of her full dispersal accommodation plan for asylum seekers.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to reduce the 24 week maximum standard service time for family visa applications.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce the amount of time it takes to process asylum visa applications.

      Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to tackle violence against women and girls.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of spousal visa applications that are awaiting determination; what plans she has...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is for UK Visas and Immigration to process a visa application.

      Migrant Workers: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the potential impact of visa application...

      North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the funding of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (a) in 2022-23 and (b) anticipated...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding levels for fire and rescue services (a) in 2022-23 and (b) anticipated over the next...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of visa applications initiated with UK Visas and Immigration were resolved within (a) two weeks, (b) four weeks, (c) eight...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of cases initiated with the Passport Office were resolved within (a) two weeks, (b) four weeks, (c) eight weeks, (d) 12...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of passport applications initiated with the Passport Office were resolved within (a) two weeks, (b) four weeks, (c) eight...

      HM Passport Office: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to passport application PEX3540953689, what steps she is taking to ensure Passport Office staff are aware of (a) BT's Relay...

      Birth Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department takes to support people with no birth record to receive a certification of their birth.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of passport applications submitted to HM Passport Office were processed in (a) less than four, (b) less than...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications are currently being processed by HM Passport Office; and how many passport applications are taking longer...

      Police: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many PIN notices have been issued by each constabulary in each of the last 5 years.

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of the charter flight to take asylum seekers to Rwanda on 14 June 2022; and whether that cost will be paid in full in the...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the deportation flight scheduled for Rwanda at 22:30 on 14 June 2022 from Stansted Airport, what the cost of that flight...

      Home Office: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2022 to Question 11691 on Home Office: Photographs and Video Recordings, (a) at what band-equivalent each...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cost to the public purse of the legal challenges faced by her Department relating to the flight which was scheduled to take...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people smugglers who aid migrants to illegally cross the English Channel have been (a) identified and (b) prosecuted by the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the email correspondence of 28 April from the hon. Member for Glasgow East, reference DL10729.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration plans to respond to the correspondence of 25 April 2022 from the hon. Member for Glasgow...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the email correspondence of 4 May 2022 from the hon. Member for Glasgow, reference DL11455.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the number of Afghan Citizen Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) cases that were formerly ARAP cases; when the oldest ACRS...

      Police Deaths on Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of a posthumous Elizabeth medal to recognise police officers who...

      Motor Vehicles: Recovery Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will publish the updated statutory fees guidance for recovery operators.

      Special Constables: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to encourage recruitment of special constables by using financial incentives.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of requiring each gun license in England to be reviewed once per annum.

      Special Constables: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables have been recruited by each constabulary in each of the last 5 years.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme for parents with vulnerable children.

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the contribution of police community support officers in tackling neighbourhood crime; what estimate...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what record her Department holds of applications for biometric residence cards received in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 that were issued...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children were accommodated by her Department without a local authority assuming responsibility for...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to urgently publish guidance for unaccompanied minors who have applied to travel to the UK under the Homes for...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for British passports have been (a) replacements for existing passports and (b) applications for first time...

      Migrant Workers: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to minimise delays and bureaucracy for short term working visa applications for academics involved in international...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the total cost incurred for the flight that was scheduled to take asylum seekers to Rwanda on 14 June 2022.

      Migrant Workers: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to take steps to provide language skills training for refugees who are (a) dentists and (b) in other medical professions...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring travel companies to align their policies on passport expiry dates...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to improve (a) transparency and (b) communication in the application system for spouse, fiancé,...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2022 to Question 6920, on Homes for Ukraine Scheme, how many applications to the Homes for Ukraine scheme...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications from unaccompanied minors to the Homes for Ukraine scheme her Department has fully processed.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for a biometric residence card as of 8 June 2022.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse is of supporting an asylum seeker in the UK for six months while waiting for an asylum application to be...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessments she has made of the potential merits of permitting asylum seekers to work while they await the outcome of an asylum application.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of asylum applications received by her Department since 1 January 2022 have been classified as straightforward as defined in...

      Seasonal Workers: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of foreign seasonal labour in the hospitality sector in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy for refugees from Ukraine who have arrived under the Ukraine Family Scheme to be entitled to free travel on...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish guidance for (a) applicants, (b) sponsors, (c) caseworkers and (d) UKVI staff on the process for when sponsors are...

      Asylum: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Ukrainian minors seeking asylum in the UK will be allowed to travel to the UK with individuals other than their legal parents or...

      HM Passport Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average telephone waiting time is for people phoning HM Passport Office.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of (a) 15 September 2021, (b) 24 February 2022 and (c) 16 May 2022 from the hon. Member for...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Affordable Housing and Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2022 to Question 2468 on Social Rented Housing: Construction, how many of the 180,000 new...

    • Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, in what timescale the verification of developer-led remediation of unsafe buildings to PAS9980 standards will take place...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent progress he has made on the creation of affordable homes in the (a) West Midlands and (b) UK.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the impact the Habitats Directive on local authorities' house building...

      Construction: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing requirements for residents to be made...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has plans to help protect high quality agricultural land from housing development.

      Energy: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what additional support his Department has made available to (a) Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and (b) local...

      Parking: Codes Of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he expects to reissue the Private Parking Code of Practice.

      Private Rented Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people within one year of the statutory retirement age who live in...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if it is his policy to extend the £350 payment to host families of Ukrainian refugees under the Homes for Ukraine...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to make the civil service recruitment process more dyslexia-friendly.

    • Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the average life expectancy in each region of England.

      Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to abolish the post of the Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade: Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has had recent discussions on potential aerospace trade with (a) the UK Aerospace Industry and (b) her international...

    • Food Supply: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on Russia’s role in the global food crisis.

      UK Export Finance: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what total cost to the public purse, inclusive of VAT, was incurred by UK Export Finance between May 2018 and May 2022 for media buying...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with the Home Secretary on the effect of rules for recruiting and hiring workers from the EU...

    • Arts: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she is taking steps to encourage performers, artists and creatives from Ukraine to travel to the UK.

      Video Games: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of parental controls in video games; and whether...

      Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the average cost to households in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the...

      Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to tackle digital exclusion.

  • Prime Minister

    • Lord Geidt

      To ask the Prime Minister, for what reasons he sought the advice of Lord Geidt in his former role as Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests on the matter relating to the Trade Remedies...

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times in the last 10 years the Secretary of State for Transport has been asked to decide whether a driver should be disqualified from driving; and in how...

    • Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the instances of number plate cloning.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) a progress report, and (2) a detailed assessment, of the progress made in implementing each of the 78 commitments set out in...

  • 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 20 May (HL127), why the UK Endorsement Board website at 1 June 2022 made no reference to Mr...

    • Mike Ashley and Seema Jamil-O'Neill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 20 May (HL127 and HL128), whether they asked Mike Ashley or Seema Jamil O’Neill for...

      Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 20 May (HL27) and 27 May (HL402), why the UK Endorsement Board has not interpreted its duties in SI...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 1 June (HL473), what assessment they made of the duties of auditors set out the decision in Caparo Vs...

      Companies: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require large corporations to report their anti-fraud procedures.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Anxiety: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in England were prescribed anti-anxiety medicine in each of the previous five years.

    • Anxiety: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in England are currently prescribed anti-anxiety medication.

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Royal College of Nursing Nursing Under Unsustainable Pressures: Staffing for Safe and Effective Care in the UK,...

      Ambulance Services: Gloucestershire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve ambulance response times in Gloucestershire.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they hold on the patients who are eligible to receive emergency COVID treatments; and if they do not hold any, how they plan to ensure this is...

      Evusheld

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether access to Evusheld will form part of their commitment to providing early access to (1) life-saving, and (2) cutting-edge, medicines through the...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to review the treatment options for immune-compromised individuals, and (2) to deploy Bebtelovimab as a treatment for such patients.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to introduce the Innovative Medicines Fund.

      Molnupiravir and Sotrovimab

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their strategy to protect immuno-compromised individuals is over reliant on (1) second line treatments using...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to schedule a date for the launch of the alcohol calorie labelling consultation.

      Food: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to decrease the levels of (1) salt, and (2) sugar, in food in England.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve outcomes for young people receiving social care; and how their plans fit within the levelling up agenda.

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer early learning and childcare spaces for children under the age of six.

      National Implementation Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the membership of the Care Review National Implementation Board will be decided.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Division and Judicial College

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times ministers have met (1) the President of the Family Division, and (2) the chair of the Judicial College, since 21 April 2021; and on how many of...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Myanmar’s courts to impose the death penalty on (1) Phyo Zeya Thaw, and (2) Ko Jimmy.

    • Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Myanmar.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support calls for Ukraine to be listed as ‘a situation of concern’ in the UN Secretary General’s Annual Report...

      Ukraine: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of lives threatened as a result of President Putin’s decision to cut off grain exports from Ukraine; and what...

      Ukraine: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group for Ukraine includes dedicated expertise in the investigation of (1) crimes of sexual violence in conflict, and (2)...

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the National Commission for Human Rights Pakistan Unequal citizens: ending systematic discrimination against...

      Pakistan: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, discussed the issue of Pakistan selling arms to...

      Myanmar: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Myanmar Humanitarian Update published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on 31 May, which...

      Royal Windsor Horse Show

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role, if any, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has with respect to providing advice, support or information regarding the attendance of...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take within the UN Security Council to encourage the government of Colombia to reactivate the National Commission for Security Guarantees.

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to cut the flow of (1) funds, and (2) arms, to the government of Myanmar.

      Myanmar: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to urge the government of Myanmar to reverse the death sentences for Phyo Zeya Thaw and Ko Jimmy.

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with the exiled National Unity Government of Myanmar; and what plans they have to recognise it as the legitimate representative of...

      Bahrain: Royal Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role, if any, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office had in facilitating the attendance of Bahrain's royal family at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

      Iraq: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of chemical attacks in Northern Iraq; and what plans they have to ask the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to assist the under 10 metre fishing sector in meeting its increased fuel costs.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes they plan to construct in the Oxford–Cambridge Arc (Ox–Cam Arc); in what years they will be built; and how many will be built each year.

    • Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities concerning the Oxford–Cambridge Arc (Ox–Cam Arc); and what matters each discussion covered.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the (1) numbers, and (2) total values, of public contracts entered into by public authorities with an estimated value of (a)...

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with public contracts entered into by (1) government departments, their executive agencies,...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the numbers and total values of public contracts covered by (1) the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and...

      Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the introduction to the latest edition of the Ministerial Code, they will amend the Prime Minister's reference to "my Ministers" to "Her Majesty's...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Royal Visits: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice, if any, they have provided to the Royal Household regarding the attendance of members of Bahrain's royal family at this year's Royal Windsor Horse...

    • BBC: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the BBC’s use of licence fee revenue to produce online news services, which compete with commercial...

      Cultural Heritage: Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to return to Nigeria historic artefacts from the Kingdom of Benin which are housed in public institutions and museums in the UK.

      BBC Board: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long there has been a vacancy on the BBC Board for a member from Northern Ireland; and when they expect this vacancy to be filled.

      Betting: Politicians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk assessment they carried out before parliamentarians were classified as politically exposed persons for the purpose of holding a betting account.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prohibit employers asking job applicants for their salary history.

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