Written answers

Thursday, 13 October 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of potential hazards involved in the roadside recovery of electric and hybrid electric...

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the Growth Plan 2022 on the delivery of road upgrades.

      Aviation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) leasing by airlines on the rights of...

      Bus Services: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional support her Department will provide to bus services in Darlington.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure the adequate provision of roadside facilities for hauliers in the North East of England.

      Shipping: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Lloyd’s Register Decarbonisation Hub’s Zero Carbon Fuel Monitor, what steps his Department has taken to help...

      Trains: Batteries and Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the first (a) hydrogen, and (b) battery train will be in commercial operation on the rail network.

      Armed Forces and Veterans: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) former and (b) current Armed Forces personnel have claimed free allowances for free train travel for Remembrance in each year since his...

      Southeastern Trains: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Southeastern Rail sought her Department's permission to reduce train services on the Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines prior to publishing its...

      Southeastern Trains: Railway Stations and Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date Southeastern Rail informed her Department of its proposals to reduce trains from the Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines and remove destinations...

      Southeastern Trains: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether her Department has had recent discussions with Southeastern Rail on that operator's planned timetable changes.

      Southeastern Trains: Railway Stations and Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make it her policy to urge Southeastern Rail to reverse its decision on the reduction of train services and removal of destinations on...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Bus Service Improvement Plan funding will be delivered to Transport North East.

      Bus Services: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the creation of municipal bus companies in the upcoming Transport Bill.

      Railways: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions she had with rail operators on recruitment of train drivers.

      Avanti West Coast: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps her Department has taken to help improve the (a) reliability and (b) frequency of Avanti West Coast train services.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make it her policy to implement Transport for the North’s preferred option for Northern Powerhouse Rail.

      High Speed 2 Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that there is adequate monitoring and oversight of the construction of HS2.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to consumer surveys that indicate a significant number of drivers inadvertently forget to arrange an annual test of vehicle safety for...

      Jet Skis: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Government has made on the consultation launched September 2021 on strengthening the enforcement of safety laws for recreational and...

      Speed Limits: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of reducing speed limits on road safety for all users.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans she has to open a fourth round of applications for the Active Travel Fund.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether she plans to open a fourth round of applications for the Active Travel Fund.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme and the Energy Price Guarantee, for what reasons...

    • Heat Pumps: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the levels of ancillary costs associated with installing heat-pumps in homes...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to decouple the cost to the consumer of renewable energy from fossil fuel energy sources on...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential financial impact of changes to the eligibility criteria for...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the recent reduction in wholesale petrol and diesel costs is passed onto...

      Drax Power Station: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report by Panorama, aired on 3 October 2022 on...

      Energy: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution to the UK's net zero target of burning imported wood pellets in...

      Fuel Oil: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant of the Answer on 31 March 2022 to Question 14830 on Fuel Oil, if he will publish the methodology for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make it his policy to guarantee the equity of provision of abortion services for women and girls in Northern Ireland with the rest...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on making an assessment of the adequacy of funding for the...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had recent discussions with the Minister of Health in the Northern Ireland Executive on that Department's responsibility for the...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2022 to Question 47608 on Females: Discrimination, what recent discussions has he had with relevant...

  • Attorney General

    • Civil Disorder: Leicester

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the prosecution of people responsible for the public disorder in Leicester around on 20 September 2022.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many mainstream schools have an (a) unit and (b) resource base attached to them to support children with speech and language development.

    • T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the destinations of students that received a T level statement of achievement.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the destinations of students that started, but did not complete, a T level.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) A level, (b) Applied General, and (c) T level students that began their course in the academic year 2020-21 (i) applied for and (ii)...

      Computers: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to provide funding for computer programming courses in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne East constituency and (b) England.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he had with (a) employers and (b) universities on the value of the T level statement.

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students commenced (a) A level, (b) Applied General and (c) T level qualifications in the academic year 2020-21; and what proportion of each...

  • Prime Minister

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Annual Report 2019–2021, published on 10 December 2021, HC 877, whether she plans to...

    • Egypt: Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she plans to attend the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Summit in Sharm el Sheikh.

  • Treasury

    • Double Taxation: Malawi

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with his counterpart in Malawi on reform of the 1955 UK-Malawi Double Taxation Agreement and associated protocols.

    • Taxation: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will publish HMRC assessments for all of the new tax measures he set out on 23 September 2022, including those which will take effect in future...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the distributional impact on household budgets of his decision to reduce the basic rate of Income Tax in his oral statement...

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential amount of excess profit to be made by oil and gas companies in this financial year which will...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department undertook an assessment of the potential impact on alcohol harm of the measures on alcohol duty announced in the Chancellor's...

      Gift Aid: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of recent tax changes on the income charities receive through Gift Aid.

      Banks and Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will benefit over the course of the present Parliament from the measures announced in his statement...

      Banks: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the distributional impact on household budgets of his proposal to remove the cap on bankers bonuses made in his oral...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Mahsa Amini

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the death of Mahsa Amini.

    • India: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Government of Indian on the reinstatement of E Visa applications...

      Development Aid: Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the Overseas Development Aid budget was allocated to ending the preventable deaths...

      Palestinians: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in the level of Official Development...

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he expects to announce the UK's contribution to the 7th Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...

      Pakistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of humanitarian support pledged by the Government to Pakistan following flooding in that country has been...

      Occupied Territories: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what services for refugees in the Occupied Palestinian Territories were commissioned using UK Official Development...

      Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) international partners and (b) the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)...

      Israel and Occupied Territories: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to promote women’s human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Ukraine: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps are being taken to provide Ukrainian prosecutors with forensic support following the exhumation of mass...

      Belarus: Civil Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support civil society groups in Belarus.

      Ukraine: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in what unit of Ukraine's armed forces (a) Andrew Hill and (b) John Harding were serving when captured by Russian...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with international counterparts to help ensure peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

      Export Control Joint Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many officials in his Department worked in the Export Control Joint Unit in each year between 2018 and 2022...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total number of excessive hours worked by Army personnel in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22.

    • Kosovo: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the security situation in Kosovo in the context of recent tensions between the governments of Kosovo and Serbia.

      Kfor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK has offered additional support to the NATO KOFOR mission in Kosovo in the past six months to help ensure peace is maintained in the country.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2022 to Question 49066 on Ukraine: Military Aid, how many Ukrainian armed forces personnel have trained in the UK as...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which vehicles currently perform Armoured Reconnaissance roles in the British Army; and in what year each of those vehicle types first entered...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has sought external legal advice on the potential merits of taking legal action against General Dynamics for delays in the...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has been instructed by the Cabinet Office to find efficiency savings to its departmental budget.

      Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the officials from his Department who will attend the Distinguished Visitors Day for the E-7 Wedgetail on 6 October 2022.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2022 to Question 48229, what the total change in costs related to exchange rate fluctuation was; and what...

      Military Bases: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department outsources the security of UK military bases and facilities to any private contractors.

      Military Bases: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met with the Crown Commercial Services to discuss the impact of the energy crisis on the defence estate.

      Multi Role Ocean Surveillance Ship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which commercial vessel will be converted to the UK's first Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance Ship.

      HMS Prince of Wales: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Prince of Wales will be able to rejoin the operational fleet.

      Military Bases: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with Stagecoach on the frequency of bus routes to garrison towns remaining at acceptable levels.

      Ministry of Defence Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were employed by the Ministry of Defence Police in each year since 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when will he reply to the latter of 21 July 2022 from the hon. Member for Wentworth and Deane on the Fleet Solid Support Ships contract.

      Export Control Joint Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in his Department worked in the Export Control Joint Unit in each year between 2018 and 2022 inclusive.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make a comparative assessment of the potential impact of (a) freezing social security for 2023-24 and (b) uprate social security...

    • Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make a comparative assessment of the potential impact of uprating social security by the (a) July rate of earnings growth and (b)...

      Cost of Living Payments: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of qualifying persons have received a Pensioner Cost of Living Payment to date; and when is rollout expected to...

      Cost of Living Payments: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department is making a cost of living payment to people living in a residential care home settings.

      Food Banks: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent advice she has issued to staff in her Department on issuing foodbank vouchers.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of the Youth Offer on reducing unemployment for young people aged 16 to 24, in particular...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to address rising economic inactivity among young people aged 16 to 24.

      Cost of Living Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of qualifying persons have received a Cost of Living Payment to date; and when is rollout expected to be complete.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the number of its staff who are in receipt of Universal Credit.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Growth Plan on 23 September...

      Cost of Living Payments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of qualifying persons have received a Disability Cost of Living Payment to date; and when is rollout expected to...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people eligible for pension credit claim (a) nationally and (b) in York and (c) in York Central.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions has she had on the potential merits of the pensions triple lock.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to help prevent people from living in poverty in later life.

      Pay: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential implications of differential increases in (a) wages and (b) private rent for her...

      Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when changes to the eligibility criteria for Bereavement Support Payments for cohabiting couples will take effect.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reducing the taper rate of Universal Credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2022 to Question 27677 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, on what grounds her Department decides to allow...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to impose a moratorium on new build incinerators and withhold any increase in capacity...

    • Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to take steps to bring into force section 83 of the Environment Act 2021.

      Algae: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect marine environments in the UK from harmful algae bloom.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of rising costs of Packaging Recovery Notes on businesses, and if he will...

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of the ban placed on the import of rescue animals from (a)...

      All Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason his Department's second report on rural proofing made no reference to the work undertaken by the APPG on...

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Section 4 of the report of the Joint agency investigation into Teesside and Yorkshire Coast Crab and...

      CF Industries: Billingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the British agricultural sector of the decision of CF Fertilisers to...

      Floods: Bolton South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an urgent assessment on the repeated flooding to Riverside Drive, in Bolton South East constituency.

      Solar Power: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Grade (a) 4 and (b) 5 land would be suitable for building of solar farms.

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report of the Joint agency investigation into Teesside and Yorkshire Coast Crab and Lobster...

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report of the Joint agency investigation into Teesside and Yorkshire Coast Crab and Lobster...

      PD Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in the context of the Joint agency investigation into Teesside and Yorkshire Coast Crab and Lobster mortalities published on...

      River Tees: Pyridine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the levels of pyridine in marine species fished in the River Tees estuary, and (b)...

      Agriculture: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in the context of rising prices for feed, fertiliser and fuel, if he will take steps to provide extra support with energy...

      Livestock Industry: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help address skills shortages in the red meat industry.

      Agricultural Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the change in agri-food exports from Northern Ireland to Japan between 2019 and 2021.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with section 3C leave are currently waiting for a decision on an outstanding application for leave to remain.

    • Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the adequacy of the Skilled Worker visa for increasing the level of labour in key...

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sponsors of refugees from Ukraine arriving in the UK been found to have had criminal convictions.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the impact points-based immigration system on availability of labour in (a) manufacturing, (b) transport...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many substantive interviews for asylum applications her Department has carried out in the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many payments were made to the Government of Rwanda in addition to the initial funding pledged as part of the Economic Transformation...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce dedicated entry channels for UK nationals only at UK airports.

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,for how many of her Department's procurement contracts have interested parties signed a non-disclosure agreement.

      Notting Hill Carnival: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost was of policing the 2022 Notting Hill Carnival; and whether any contributions towards that cost were received from (a)...

      Police: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much additional funding, including through Project ADDER, has been provided to (a) combat drug crime and (b) support general policing in...

      Motor Vehicles: Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Section 59 of the Police Reform Act as a deterrent for the use of off road bikes and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will respond to the query from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton sent to the Urgent Queries box on 23 August 2022 on Hawzheen...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department intends to reply to correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated (a) 25 May 2022, (b) 5 July 2022...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many asylum decision-makers are currently working in her Department and (b) how this number compares to the number of asylum...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) her Department's target is for processing and (b) the average processing time was in the latest period for which data is available...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average monthly cost of accommodation for an asylum seeker was in (a) the UK and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne in the last 12 months.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what specific steps her Department is taking to support people with Section 3C leave who are required to provide documentary proof of their...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU Settlement Scheme applications are awaiting a decision.

      Motor Vehicles: Recovery Orders

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

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Metropolitan Police on preventing hit-and-run offences.

      Public Order: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent incidents similar to the public disorder that occurred in Leicester on 20 September 2022.

      Migrant Workers: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2022 to Question 24576 on Migrant Workers: Wind Power, how many employers that used the Offshore wind...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2022 to Question 49740 on Members: Correspondence, what assessment she has made of the efficiency of...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of inflation on local authority budgets for the next 12 months.

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to review local government funding; and what the timetable is for that review.

      Local Government: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps to provide additional financial support to local authorities in the current financial year in...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many new homes with an energy efficiency rating of D to G have been built in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 and (d) 2022.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department plans to publish final developer remediation contracts.

      Local Government Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will provide additional financial support to local authorities in the financial year 2023-24 to support pay rises in...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent estimate he has made of the number of professionals who are qualified to undertake fire risk appraisals of...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the fund to mitigate against life safety fire risks associated with cladding on mid-rise residential buildings that...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number of home owners in each constituency.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2022 to Questions 47651 on Refugees: Ukraine, whether he plans to provide a...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to help tackle youth homelessness.

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September to Question 48294 on 10 Downing Street, (a) who paid for the lectern to be (i) transported to the governing...

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to remove conflicts of interest in the government procurement process.

      Emergencies: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the National Risk Register.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of public procurement contracts were issued by private enterprise companies with Government framework agreements to...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what percentage of public procurement is contracted directly from suppliers by public bodies.

      Government Departments: SThree

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish all correspondence on the granting of government contracts to SThree.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if will make it his policy to apply a minimum liquidity threshold to companies applying to tender for Government contracts.

      Mark Fullbrook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what basis Mark Fullbrook, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, is employed.

      Mark Fullbrook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Office's Propriety and Ethics team was informed that the FBI had asked the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, Mark Fullbrook, to...

      List of Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish an updated List of Ministerial Responsibilities.

      Ministers: Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 8 November 2021 to Question 68322 and 19 January 2022 to Question 105589 on Ministers: Leave, and with reference to the...

      Local Resilience Forums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to support local resilience forums.

      Cabinet Office: Annual Reports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the 2021-22 Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts will be published.

      Cabinet Office: Bullying and Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to tackle (a) bullying and (b) discrimination within his Department.

      Government Departments: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 September to Question 45769 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Aramco, what criteria are used to...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the national resilience strategy.

      Government Departments: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether individuals working for the Government on secondment are governed by the Civil Service Code of Conduct.

      Ministers: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent on severance pay for Ministers who were appointed on 8 July 2022 and who left office on or shortly after 6 September 2022.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish how democratic oversight of government decisions will operate in the event of a nuclear attack on the UK.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 9 March 2022 to Question 133933 on Trade Agreements: Japan, whether the first batch of 38 new UK...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy to ensure that protections for people with epilepsy from malicious posts designed to cause seizures...

    • Churches: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking with the Church of England to help support the preservation of the Parish Church of the...

      Queen Elizabeth II: Public Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with the Mayor of London on the potential merits of permitting the empty plinth of...

      UK School Games: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to provide funding for the School Games beyond the 2022-23 financial year.

      Older People: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with voluntary and community sector organisations on the provision of warm banks for the elderly...

      Football Governance Fan-led Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government response to the Fan-Led Review of Football Governance, published on 25 April 2022, CP 658,...

      Football Governance Fan-led Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will renew its commitment to introducing (a) an independent football regulator and (b) the other...

  • Cop26

    • Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the President of COP26, if he will hold discussions with the President of COP27 on the potential climate impact of increased gas (a) exploration and (b) extraction in the North Sea.

    • Climate Change: Caribbean

      To ask the President of COP26, whether he has had recent discussions with his Caribbean counterparts on their call for a loss and damage funding facility to help tackle the impact of the climate...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the gender pay gap was by ethnicity in the most recent period for which data is available.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Copyright

      To ask His Majesty's Government what provisions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 protect performers from the unauthorised reproduction of their performance using artificial...

    • Copyright

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are their proposed safeguards for rights holders to protect their content in respect of the proposed expansion of the text and data mining copyright...

      Copyright

      To ask His Majesty's Government what impact assessment they have carried out regarding the implications of the proposed expansion of the text and data mining copyright exception on rights holders...

      Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the implementation of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

      Offshore Structures: Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government who is responsible for coordinating protection of (1) oil and gas installations, (2) pipelines, (3) offshore windfarms, (4) undersea electrical cables and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dengue Fever

      To ask His Majesty's Government what data they hold on the (1) incidence, and (2) impact, of dengue fever on different demographic groups in the UK.

    • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are still (1) engaged with, and (2) submitting reports to, the memorandum of understanding on communicable diseases agreed with the European...

      Primodos

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are supporting the pharmaceutical company Bayer in seeking to strike down an attempt by victims of Primodos to have their case heard; if so, why; and...

      Fish: Contamination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, the Food Standards Agency are taking to ensure there is no public health risk arising from eating fish caught in UK waters which have been...

      Primodos

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish all the documents they hold relating to victims of Primodos.

      Primodos

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their issuing of an apology to Primodos victims in 2017, what plans they have to support those victims to seek justice through the courts.

      Strokes: Mechanical Thrombectomy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to meet the target of 10 per cent of eligible stroke patients receiving thrombectomy by 2022 as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

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