Written answers

Monday, 27 June 2022

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Chronic Illnesses: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his planned timetable is for publishing the white paper on health disparities; and whether that white paper will include a focus on...

    • Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of trends in the take-up of vaping products since 2015.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to support local councils to implement the upcoming sexual and reproductive health strategy.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's press release, Government delays restrictions on multibuy deals and advertising on TV and online,...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2022 to Question 13074, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the local government...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the list of benefits and risks of vaccination against covid-19 published on the NHS website was last (a) reviewed and (b) updated;...

      Telephone Systems: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential health impact of the PSTN switch-off on people suffering from...

      Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using single use endoscopes in cases (a) of increased infection...

      In-FACT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to have a further meeting with INFACT.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount fraudulently claimed in refunds by people who stayed in the managed quarantine service.

      Learning Disability: Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to tackle loneliness and isolation experienced by people with learning disabilities.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many claims for payments under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme were (a) assessed and (b) concluded by the Government contractor...

      Disability: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has guidance in place for families whose disabled relatives require a negative lateral flow test to access respite...

      Suicide: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's suicide prevention strategy considers the needs of the gypsy, Roma and traveller communities.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to help ensure women experiencing menopausal symptoms do not have to change HRT products due to supply issues.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of unpaid carers.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason Estradot HRT patches are available through private providers but not on NHS prescriptions.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to reimburse women who are eligible for free prescriptions and who purchase hormone replacement therapy...

      Care Workers: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to (a) publish guidance and (b) bring forward legislative proposals to help tackle the rising costs for...

      Care Workers: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of rising fuel prices on carers who are required to attend home appointments.

      General Practitioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the highest ten incomes for GP practices were in each of the last 5 years for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of school age children in Huddersfield constituency who are awaiting a Child and adolescent...

      Autism and Hyperactivity: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce the waiting list for individuals seeking to obtain a diagnosis for (a) autism and (b) ADHD.

      Domestic Abuse: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to capture the lived experiences of Black and minority survivors of domestic abuse to inform health...

      Pharmacy: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role he is planning for community pharmacies in delivering the Government’s levelling up commitments.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure both parents are equally consulted when a disabled child's care is considered.

      Health Professions: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that medical professionals are adequately trained on supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to increase provision of mental health services for young people.

      NHS: Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many registered NHS dentists there were in (a) 2010 and (b) 2022.

      Pharmacy: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential impact of community pharmacies on equality of healthcare outcomes in...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase cancer treatment capacity and (b) reduce waiting times for that treatment.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a retrospective audit of mesh implants to everyone who had one implanted in 2010...

      Primary Health Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking steps to (a) ensure that there is a sufficient workforce in primary care and (b) promote the...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to create a database for people who have permanently implanted medical devices, including details on the...

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase radiotherapy cancer treatment (a) capacity and (b) access; what assessment he has made of the...

      Breast Cancer: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has provided to help tackle waiting lists for breast reconstruction services since the start of the...

      Liver Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing fibroscans in primary care to improve early diagnosis of liver disease.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to help reduce stigma in respect of liver disease.

      Cholesterol: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of (a) prevention, (b) diagnosis and (c) treatment of cholesterol; and...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment together with NHS England and Health Education England of the potential merits of instigating...

      Health Services: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the availability of steel on the health infrastructure plan; and what steps he is...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation entitled Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public; and whether...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who will be responsible for implementing the recommendations of General Sir Gordon Messenger’s health and social care review...

      Physician Associates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that access to accredited European Trauma Courses is available to practising physician associates for free.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 31 January 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL32316.

      NHS Trusts: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS Trusts on waiting lists; and what support the Government has made available to help reduce...

      NHS: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of NHS services in (a) Cornwall and (b) Scilly to recruit staff; and if he will...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the five highest health gain categories are in respect of the Voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access, published...

      Paramedical Staff: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of enabling paramedics with prescription training, including paramedic...

      Hospitals: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to visit (a) Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, (b) Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, (c) North Devon District Hospital...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of teaching on eating disorders in medical schools; and what steps his Department...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2022 to Question 151279, on Evusheld, whether the UKHSA has reviewed studies published by the US...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has a target for the proportion of children aged 5-15 years whom it wishes to be vaccinated against covid-19; and...

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department will provide to support the proposed Centres of Dental Development.

      Long Covid: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of children who suffer from long covid who are regarded as clinically vulnerable.

      Food: Advertising

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

      Travel: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a set of performance measures to track the effectiveness of the specific measures deployed to manage cross border...

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2022 to Question 6877 on Monkeypox: Vaccination, how many doses of (a) Imvanex and (b) other vaccines...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to extend covid-19 vaccinations to children under five.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2022 to Question 15172, how many doses of the Astra Zeneca covid-19 vaccine were administered to...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to conduct pre-implementation consultation with relevant stakeholders on the (a) Health Disparities White...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make it his policy to recommend vaping as a substitute for smoking in the (a) Health Disparities White Paper or (b)...

      Health Professions: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that refugees who have suitable medical qualifications are provided with the opportunity to apply...

      Breast Cancer: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting times to see a breast cancer specialist in (a) Luton South constituency, (b)...

      Blood Tests: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the waiting time for patients requiring a blood test following a GP referral in Halton constituency in the...

      Eating Disorders: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inpatient beds for patients with eating disorders were commissioned by the NHS in (a) NHS hospitals and (b) the independent...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that training received by psychologists and NHS staff is (a) relevant to mental health...

      Females: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the strategy paper for the Women's Strategy for Health will be published.

      NHS: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of frontline NHS workers who have been diagnosed with long covid.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the (a) upcoming 10-year cancer plan for England and (b) long-term NHS workforce strategy, will include specific steps to support...

  • Prime Minister

    • Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 to Question 19605 on Lord Geidt, what criteria he uses for deciding when to request the advice of the Independent Adviser on...

    • Prime Minister: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the minutes of the meeting detailed in his transparency publication on 7 June 2022 entitled Financial Services Roundtable to discuss global...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department collects via the Universal Credit journal on claimants' skill (a) levels and (b) needs; and whether data collected is...

    • Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Social Security (Additional Payments) Bill would give an entitlement to cost of living payments to self-employed Universal Credit...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

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

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average backdated payment is for a Personal Independence claimant once they have gone through the full application, assessment and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is between prospective claimants applying for Personal Independent Payments and being assessed.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken in this Parliament to help disabled people get into work and close the disability employment gap.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has taken steps to reduce the number of assessments a disabled person is required to go through in order to access support when a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for an assessment for Personal Independence Payment from the point of the initial claim.

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she will make a decision on the potential classification of long covid as an occupational disease.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) pension and (b) pension credit entitlements are pension-age refugees from Ukraine able to access in the UK.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that a means test on the income of both parties is taken into account when determining the levels of child...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a statutory basis for the Child Support Agency to write off debt; and whether that Agency can reinstate debts it has written off.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new enquiries her Department's MP Urgent Enquiries inbox handled in each month in from January 2021 to May 2022; what steps her...

      Unemployment: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the unemployment rates in (a) Bolton South East constituency and (b) the Borough of Bolton.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department is providing to job centres on the difficulty of obtaining job references for Ukrainian refugees.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Ukrainian refugees are required to attend the job centre weekly; what assessment she has made of the impact of the frequency...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of children living in households subject to Universal Credit sanctions by parliamentary...

      State Retirement Pensions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she is having with her Canadian counterpart on uprating British State Pensions paid to people living in Canada.

      Way to Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have found employment as a result of the Way to Work campaign as of June 21 2022.

  • Home Office

    • Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take towards students affected by the TOEIC fraud cases in light of the judgement handed down from the Upper...

    • Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to provide visas to Afghan journalists who have worked for the BBC.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will respond to the correspondences from the hon. Member for Bristol North West on Wednesday 18 May 2022.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many attempted deportations by her Department of foreign national offenders have been successfully challenged in each year over the last...

      HM Passport Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Civil Service staff have been seconded to the Passport Office to resolve application backlogs; and how much those secondments have...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make a scheme similar to the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) available to Afghan refugees.

      Body Searches: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking in response to the finding by BBC Radio 4's File on 4 programme that an estimated 13,000 children have been...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to help increase the response times for Visa application enquiries.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support people fleeing war in Ukraine.

      HM Passport Office: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 to Question 19609 on HM Passport Office: Disability Aids, if she will investigate (a) case reference...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 to Question 15764 and with reference to reports of a data loss in the Home Office IT systems, whether...

      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.

      Ismail Abedi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason police allowed Ismail Abedi to leave the country and not give evidence to the Manchester Arena inquiry in October 2021.

      Ramadan Abedi and Salman Abedi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of Ramadan and Salman Abedi's relationship to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

      Salman Abedi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Salman Abedi was present at port stops conducted by police on members of the Abedi family from 2010 to 2017.

      Sexual Harassment: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to make public sexual harassment a criminal offence.

      UK Border Force: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of recognising Border Force officers through awards of the Platinum Jubilee Medal.

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average waiting time at UK airport border control in each of the last twelve months.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for (a) Skilled Worker visas, (b) study visas, (c) family visas, and (d) visitor visas.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Bournemouth East constituency.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 18 May and 30 May on behalf of his constituent, Ms...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on recruiting new police officers; and what the breakdown of operational officer numbers was for each of the past...

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost was of the Independent Office for Police Conduct investigation into South Yorkshire Police response to child sexual...

      Seasonal Workers: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason Ukrainian nationals entering the UK on seasonal worker visas after 18 March 2022 are not eligible to have their visa...

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new enquiries her Department's MP Urgent Enquiries inbox handled in each month in from January 2021 to May 2022; what steps her...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the correspondence of 25 April 2022, sent again by email on 31 May 2022, from the hon. Member for...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Protocol on the Law Commission, for what reason she has not published a response to the Law Commission report entitled...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for British citizenship by naturalisation applications.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the report commissioned by her Department entitled, The Historical Roots of the Windrush Scandal; and if she will make a...

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in foreign governments on allowing UK visa applications for Afghan nationals to be...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is undertaking to ensure that Border Force staff provide airlines with accurate information when they are...

      Asylum: Beaconside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will reconsider the Government's proposal to relocate approximately 500 single male asylum seekers to Beaconside in Stafford.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether Kingspan Greenguard polystyrene insulation has been certified as safe to use in the construction of buildings.

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to support commercial tenants for the purposes of transforming town centres.

      Pest Control: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will review legislation on netting on buildings to deter birds.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, under what circumstances vendors need an EWS1 certificate; and whether those circumstances have been accepted by mortgage...

      Regional Planning and Development: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment has he made of the potential effect of clauses 82 to 91 and schedule 7 of the Levelling Up and...

      Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the levelling up agenda on the cost of living.

      Community Ownership Fund and Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on local communities of the projects funded through the latest tranche...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to support first-time buyers onto the housing ladder.

      Beach Huts: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2022 to Question 16828 on Beach Huts: Property Transfer, if he will publish the (a)...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to support the creation of new (a) pocket parks and (b) other recreational spaces.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how long a Ukrainian national in resident in the UK under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme can return to Ukraine for before...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 Question 5468 on Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Children, what assessment the Government...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many £350 optional thank you payments have been made under the Homes for Ukraine scheme; and what the average...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what legislative steps he is taking to progress leasehold reform.

      Planning: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress he has made on reforming the planning system.

      Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress his Department has made on supporting garden communities.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits and Social Services: Cost of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral statement of 26 May 2022 on Economy Update, Official report, column 451, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of state...

    • Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce regulation on (a) cryptocurrencies and (b) other decentralised financial assets in the UK.

      Infrastructure: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of the Institution of Civil Engineer’s recommendation that the National...

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the national debt; and what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the economy of the size...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to mitigate the impact of a potential rise in inflation to 11 per cent, as forecast by the Bank of England.

      Financial Services: Competition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support the financial services sector to increase its competitiveness.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made towards making the UK an attractive place for cryptocurrency companies to operate.

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help ensure that banks are passing on the interest rate increase to their customers.

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference Draft legislation: Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Bill published on 21 June 2022 by his Department, what his timescale is for publishing...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of properties are in Council Tax bands A to D in each (a) local authority and (b) constituency as of 21 June 2022.

      Charging Points: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 19 May 2022 to Question 1304 on Electric Vehicles: Charging Points and the Answer of 16 May 2022 to Question 2301 on...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) potential merits and (b) impact of a 15p reduction in fuel duty.

      Economic Growth: West Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to drive economic growth in the Black Country.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that illicit cigarettes do not make their way into the UK.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to provide financial incentives for the use of hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of further support for (a) care staff and (b) other people who rely on their car for work in the form...

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2022 to Question 15313 on Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR), what assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing the AFR more...

      Cars: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the evidential basis is for his fiscal policy on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cars; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce fuel costs for essential services and industries; and if he will bring forward a fuel duty rebate for essential services...

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing the levels of Approved Mileage Allowance Payments at more regular intervals in light of...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Cost of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the withdrawal cost on Lifetime ISAs to 20 per cent in response to cost of living...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will set out a long-term funding strategy for youth services in England.

    • Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of rises in the cost of energy and chemicals on the viability of public leisure...

      Gambling: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report by Public Health England entitled Gambling-related harms evidence review: the economic and social...

      Parthenon Sculptures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on the (a) ownership and (b) home of the Elgin Marbles; and if she will make a statement.

      Chelsea Football Club: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the sale of Chelsea Football Club; and whether the Government will consult on that sale with...

      Voluntary Work: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with representatives of the voluntary sector on the potential opportunities that exist for...

      Football: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on taking a position, either positive or negative, in relation to private individuals...

      Fundraising: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will provide advice to Ukrainian refugees who want to fund raise for causes in their communities in Ukraine on the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2022 to Question 808 on Gambling, when she will publish the Gambling Review White Paper.

      Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of whether changes to gambling regulations are required in response to the Report of the...

      Football: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many football clubs in the premier league have gambling sponsors.

      BBC: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with representatives of the BBC on provision for staff to continue working past State Pension age.

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 18050 on Channel Four Television, how many times she has met the Chief...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Qualifications: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help UK professional bodies recognise Ukrainian professional qualifications.

    • Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the British energy security strategy published in April 2022, what plans he has to publish a...

      Adoption Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he has made of the potential merits of introducing paid adoptive leave for parents of adopted children.

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to maintain two jubilee bank holidays every year.

      Wave Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans has has to bring forward new policy proposals to increase the use of wave energy generation; with reference...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will launch an independent inquiry into the British non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the total lifetime payments to participants under the British Renewable Heat...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that energy suppliers' environmental and social obligation costs are distributed...

      Hydrogen: National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a dedicated hydrogen transmission network to move excess...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the cost of curtailment to consumers in the event that the 2030 50GW target for offshore...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake a comparative assessment of the cost of moving excess renewable energy between Scotland and other...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of reports of breaches by directors of the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006 were investigated...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) increasing the value of penalties that Companies House...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 20 June to Question 18928, whether Government has secured any purchase options, subject to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help protect women and girls from the use of rape and sexual violence in...

    • Eastern Europe: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps her Department is taking to strengthen the UK’s (a) security and (b) economic...

      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.

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential steps that can be taken in order to ensure that people who are not...

      Sri Lanka: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what aid programmes have been designated to increase food production in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that those responsible for human rights violations against the...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with international counterparts regarding North Korea and that country's...

      Development Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will publish details of the position of the Climate Finance Delivery Plan as of 21 June 2022; what estimate...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many new enquiries her Department's MP Urgent Enquiries inbox handled in each month in from January 2021 to...

      Ecuador: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Ecuadorian counterpart on the indigenous-led protests against the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings he has had with the Prime Minister on the replenishment of UK stockpiles following military assistance provided to Ukraine.

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of engineers recruited by (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force in each year...

      Air Force: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel left the Royal Air Force in each year from 2017 to date.

      Navy: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel left the Royal Navy in each year from 2017 to date.

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, until what date HIV positive status was a bar to military service; on what evidence was that bar to military service based; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many HIV positive service people were dismissed from the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Air force in the latest period for which figures are available.

      War Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is (a) taking steps and (b) plans to take steps to make it easier for people to apply for a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement.

      War Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement claims were (a) submitted, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in the last year for which data is available.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to replenish stocks of equipment gifted to Ukraine to support them in their war against Russia.

      Army: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has assessed the potential impact of drone warfare on the Army doctrine.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to levels of peer to peer conflict in Europe, if his Department will recommit to a strategic review of the Army doctrine.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference oral contribution by the Minister for the Armed Forces on 13 June 2022, Official Report, columns 12-14 on the Afghan Relocations and...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the effect of implementation of Military Aid to Civil Authorities on the ability of the armed forces to defend the UK.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Chinooks are in operational service and deployable across the three service arms.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference the Prime Minister's offer to train 10,000 Ukrainian troops every 120 days, 20 June 2022, Official Report column 555, where those troops...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether NATO allied countries have agreed to help meet the Prime Minister's commitment to train 10,000 Ukrainian troops every 120 days.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Ukrainian Government has accepted the Prime Minister’s offer for the UK to train up to 10,000 Ukrainian troops every 120 days.

      Ministry of Defence: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fuel leaks were reported on his Department's estate between 2010 and 2022.

      Antitank Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) the British Army has in stores as of 20 June 2022.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of type 23 Frigates are (a) fit for operational use, (b) in long term maintenance and (c) being retired and sold.

      Reserve Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists are currently able to be deployed should the reserve be mobilised.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the three services will see kit specifically tailored to women readily available for servicewomen.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has considered returning medals to those who were dishonourably discharged from the armed forces due to their sexual orientation.

      Army: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage employers to provide a minimum two weeks additional leave for all British Army reservists.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 18777 on Military Aircraft, what was the total number of (a) real and (b) simulated flight hours for...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 18777 on Military Aircraft, what the total number of (a) real and (b) simulated flight hours was for...

  • Cop26

    • Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the impact of the war in Ukraine on the global delivery of the Glasgow Climate Pact.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on external consultants in each of the last five years.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Endometriosis

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on (a) the impact on women of waiting times for the diagnosis of...

    • Government Departments: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she is having with her Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that ethnic minority communities are able to choose the terminology used by...

      Equality: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to make a commencement order under s 1 of the Equality Act 2010 on the public sector duty on socio-economic inequalities.

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on external consultants in each of the last five years.

    • Travel: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to help simplify the process for claiming compensation for (a) flight cancellations and (b) the cost of alternative...

      Aviation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that airline customers receive (a) fair and (b) considered compensation for cancelled flights.

      Aircraft and Ships: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs to sanction and detain Russian aircraft and sea...

      Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on consultancy fees in each year since 2017.

      Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much it cost to operate the Acceleration Unit in each year since 2020.

      Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many projects the Acceleration Unit has advised on since it was established; and if he will make an estimate of the (a) time and (b) monetary...

      Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide Parliament with a report on the work of his Department's Acceleration Unit.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the aviation sector is (a) innovative and (b) sustainable.

      Spaceflight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to support the launch of rockets and satellites from the UK.

      Hydrogen Fuelling Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to take steps to encourage the building of publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling stations.

      Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support UK supply chains.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to include a Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham connectivity project in the forthcoming Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline.

      Electric Vehicles: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve electric vehicle infrastructure in the North West.

      Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve electric vehicle infrastructure in the UK.

      Railways: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the average salary of (a) train guards, (b) train drivers and (c) signalling staff as of 21 June 2022.

      Railways: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential impact of the rail strikes on the economy.

      Atol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the consultation on reform of ATOL.

      Department for Transport: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June to Question 13678 on Department for Transport: Media, whether all payments over £25,0000 made by his Department...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of reinstating direct services on the Coventry-Leicester-Nottingham rail corridor on the...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of proposed improvements to rail connectivity between Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham on rail...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help reduce journey times by rail between Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the average cost of charging an electric vehicle through a (a) public and (b) private electric vehicle charging point.

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase tactile paving at railway stations to improve safety for visually impaired passengers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Psychology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Green Paper entitled SEND Review: Right support Right place Right time, published on 29 March 2022, when the next cohort of...

    • Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Ofsted research review series: religious education, published on 12 May 2021, what plans his Department has to ensure access to...

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance the Government has issued on racial justice work and workshops in schools.

      Turing Scheme: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Turing Scheme will commit the same proportion of investment to industrial symbiosis as the Erasmus scheme did previously.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) there are in each constituency; and what the cost of funding those plans is, broken down by...

      Romanian Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a GCSE qualification in the Romanian language.

      Schools: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations made in Ofsted's review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges.

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of establishing a...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to encourage businesses to run new apprenticeship schemes.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus and Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to special schools on making adjustments and improvements to (a) improve ventilation and (b) reduce the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to issue guidance to nurseries, childminders and other early years education and childcare settings on making adjustments and...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) value and (b) potential merits of the operating freedoms available to academy schools.

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of (a) SATs and (b) statutory testing on pupil mental health and wellbeing; and if he will make it...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal and Plant Health Agency: Weybridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Improving the UK’s science capability for managing animal diseases, published by...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the research by Thomas E.S....

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review his policy on badger culling prior to the issuing of any new cull licences; and if he will make a statement.

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to take steps to help prevent excessive water abstraction in areas with high water stress.

      Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will bring forward legislation to implement the Landscapes Review’s recommendations to reform the...

      Lighting: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to implement the 25-Year Environment Plan's commitment to ensure that light pollution management...

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of The Royal College of Veterinary...

      Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) Devolved Governments and (c) Local Government on the...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department holds data on the impact of food price inflation on food insecurity for people (a) with protected...

      Agriculture: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of recent measures the EU has taken to support its...

      Grasslands: Fertilisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to GrassCheck GB data for the week of 13 June 2022, what recent assessment he has made of the potential need...

  • Attorney General

    • Health Professions: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance on the Full Code Test within the document entitled The Code for Crown Prosecutors, published on 26...

    • Charity Tribunal

      To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions the Charity Commission asked her Department for a reference to the Charity Tribunal in each year since 2010; and how many and what proportion of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for covid-19 related offences in England and Wales in 2021.

    • Crown Court: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of crown courts in (a) each of the 14 Crown Prosecution Service areas and (b) England and Wales as a whole have full...

      Robbery: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how may robbery cases were (a) received and (b) disposed of at every (i) magistrates court and (ii) crown court in England and Wales in each of the last...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken for a person charged with knife possession to have their first appearance before a magistrate is; and what that average...

      Law Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of his Department's compliance with the Protocol between the Lord Chancellor (on behalf of the Government) and the Law...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the timeliness of processing criminal court cases.

      Courts: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on the policy details of the Problem Solving Court pilot.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the fast-track adjudications process does not have disproportionate impacts on protected groups.

      Prisons: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will increase the current entitlement of prisoners to make video calls.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of community sentences at reducing reoffending rates.

      Prisoners' Release: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will take steps to ensure that new temporary accommodation to support prison leavers at risk of homelessness will be situated in...

      Prisoners: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve outcomes for prisoners from ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on the policy details for the new deal for prison governors set out in the Prisons Strategy white paper.

      Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to stop women being sent to prison for non-violent crimes.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the daily regime of prison in reducing reoffending.

      Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the viability of prisons that are over 100 years old to (a) provide a safe place for staff and prisoners, (b) adapt for...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve conditions for those living and working in prisons.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to deliver drug treatment to prisoners.

      Prisons: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's timeline is for the work to improve digital access across the prison estate.

      Prisons: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to provide a safer and more secure custodial environment, as described in the Prisons Strategy White Paper – Response...

      Crimes of Violence and Sexual Offences: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the court backlog on the wellbeing of victims of (a) sexual offences and (b) violent offences.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prisons Strategy White Paper–Response to Consultation Questions, published in June 2022, what funding his Department plans...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how the £25 million for disrupting the supply of drugs to prison will be allocated; and what the evidential basis is for that policy.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the terms of reference are for the National Stakeholder Advisory Forum to improve support for pregnant women and young mothers.

      Crime: Victims

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

  • Members Estimate Committee

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the Members Estimate Committee, if he will publish the amount of (a) short money and (b) other additional parliamentary support...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Property Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what equalities impact assessment his Department has undertaken in respect of the Government Property Agency's decision to retender their Facilities...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the (a) creation and (b) updating of the Retained EU law dashboard since its inception.

      Coronavirus: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Audit Office report published in April 2022, Managing cross-border travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, if he will take...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many plastic straws Parliament has bought for use in catering outlets in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorways: Kent

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of delays in the last year on motorways in Kent have had on the economy of that county; and what has been the total...

    • Dover Port: Motorways and Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide full details of the traffic flows and delays affecting motorways within 30 miles of Dover over the last 12 months, broken down by month;...

      Customs: Dover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reported alternative plans for the Dover Inland Border Facility site; and when they expect to apply for planning permission for these alternative plans.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a local authority that funds Active Travel investment from sources other than central government funding must carry out the work to the standards laid out...

      Electric Vehicles: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of grants for purchases of electric vehicles in each of the last three years.

      Electric Vehicles: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook with the automotive sector prior to their announcement that they will cease to provide grants for purchases of some...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of (1) grants, and (2) other incentives, for the provision of public electric vehicle charging points in each of the last three years.

      Driving Tests: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect average driving test waiting times to return to the average in February 2020.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Irish Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop wind farms in the Irish Sea.

    • Tidal Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop a tidal lagoon to help meet energy needs.

      Companies: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for UK businesses of the EU's proposed Directive on Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence.

      Companies: Accountability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take (1) to introduce a new UK corporate accountability law, and (2) to ensure it is effective.

      Companies: Accountability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to (1) introduce, and (2) implement, legislation regarding (a) corporate accountability, (b) human rights, and (c) environmental,...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Evusheld

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of immunocompromised individuals who would benefit from access to Evusheld if it became available.

    • Medical Records: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what systems are in place to avoid confusion about the biological sex of a patient when NHS bodies change that patient’s gender as recorded on medical...

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Royal College of Nursing Nursing Under Unsustainable Pressures: Staffing for Safe and Effective...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many nurses were hired in England from countries graded as red by the World Health Organisation for each of the past 10 years.

  • Department for Education

    • Prisoners: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow businesses to direct the apprenticeship levy towards prison rehabilitation schemes.

    • Educational Exchanges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reinstate the Erasmus scheme for developing international educational opportunities in all schools in England.

      Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a branded adult education centre in every town which supports adults into learning and throughout their education journey.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office immigration decisions have been overturned on appeal in the past five years.

    • Disability: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response on 29 November 2021 to the Liaison Committee report The Equality Act 2010: the impact on disabled people Follow-up report,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Commonwealth and USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider entering into negotiations with the United States and Commonwealth countries to establish a single free trade agreement involving...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Iran's reported removal of surveillance cameras from the nuclear sites in that country; and what assessment...

    • Treaties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions since 1992 they have broken international treaties to which the UK was a signatory.

      Turkey: F16 Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Turkey and (2) the governments of other NATO members regarding the government of Turkey’s possible...

      Turkey: NATO

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they will have with NATO members regarding the warning given by the President of Turkey about a planned military offensive in the Syrian...

      Qatar: World Cup

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that members of the Welsh football support team will not attend the World Cup in Qatar because of that country’s treatment of gay people,...

      Kiribati: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are willing to engage on the (1) victim assistance, and (2) environmental remediation, elements of the Treaty on the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel over continuing reports of the killing of Palestinians, including children, by Israeli military personnel.

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider their decision not to attend the meeting on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in June.

      Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Lord Skidelsky Economic Sanctions: A Weapon out of Control, published in April.

      Syria: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of, and freedom of religion for, Christians in Syria.

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of, and freedom of religion for, Christians in Iraq.

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reinstate the overseas aid budget to 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income.

      Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in advance of the third anniversary of the publication of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the UK Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office accounts due to be published at the end of July will include the detailed spending allocations for the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a signed hard copy of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office annual accounts will be sent to Members of the House of Lords; and if not, whether...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of willingness of the government of Canada to enter discussions for a reciprocal social security agreement.

    • Commonwealth: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support UK pensioners in Commonwealth countries.

      Universal Credit: Harrogate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 28 April (HL7970) and the subsequent correspondence on 11 May, out of the six people who missed...

      Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the National Disability Strategy 2022 update.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Pollution Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Environment Agency has yet to issue a fine or prosecution under the Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution (England) Regulations 2018,...

    • Avian Influenza: Shetland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the effects of bird flu in Shetland.

      Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the food industry in Northern Ireland in relation to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

      River Chelt: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent the discharge of raw sewage into the River Chelt (1) near Charlton Kings, (2) at St Peter’s Park, and (3) at...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the circumstances in which refugees who arrive in the UK after passing through an EU country can still, under certain...

    • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Secretary has met the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI), David Neal, since he was appointed; whether they have...

      Asylum: Age

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office decisions on the age of migrant asylum seekers have been (1) disputed, and (2) needed to be reassessed, in the past five years.

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have now set up the independent Monitoring Committee under the Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Rwanda concerning the asylum...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that they should set minimum standards for...

      Asylum: Offshoring

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 14 April that they "remain firmly opposed to...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers will be on board the deportation flight to Rwanda on 14 June; and what was the cost per head.

      Slavery: Car Washes and Personal Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise awareness of the signs of modern slavery, particularly in businesses such as (1) car washes, and (2) nail bars.

      Windrush Generation: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that members of the Windrush generation are supported in their retirement.

      Slavery: Car Washes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Safe Car Wash App by the Clewer Initiative; and how many instances of modern slavery have been linked to car washes in...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the number of high rise buildings in the (1) public, and (2) private, sector that still have dangerous and unsuitable...

    • Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the future of the high street towns in England outside of London.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ukraine: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the Prime Minister's flight to Ukraine on 17 June.

  • Treasury

    • Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) safety, and (2) security, of cryptocurrencies.

    • Food: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use a sugar and salt tax to fund healthy food options for those living in poverty.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • UEFA Euro 2020 Final Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether all the recommendations of Baroness Casey of Blackstock's review of events surrounding the UEFA Euro 2020 Final have been...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what discussions the House of Lords had with the landlord of the QEII conference centre about the relocation of the House as part of the Restoration and Renewal...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made regarding a public consultation on the implementation of section 36 of the Equality Act 2010 (reasonable adjustments to the...

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