Written answers

Friday, 28 October 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when her Department plans to publish its National Rail Accessibility strategy.

    • TransPennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the rail contract between the Department for Transport and First Trans Pennine Express Limited, how many train drivers were required...

      TransPennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the rail contract between the Secretary of State and First Trans Pennine Express Limited, how many train drivers were estimated to...

      TransPennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the rail contract between the Secretary of State and First Trans Pennine Express Limited, how many drivers have (a) been recruited...

      Avanti West Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train drivers have been (a) recruited and (b) left the West Coast Partnership in each year since the start of the West Coast Partnership...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps her Department plans to take to improve road safety near schools.

      Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings Ministers in her Department have held with Rt hon. and hon. Members to discuss the potential closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

      Avanti West Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in Avanti West Coast services on the economies of Lancaster and Fleetwood.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will require local highway authorities to conduct an annual review the effect of the introduction of 20 mile per hour speed limit zones on (a)...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make an assessment of the impact of 20mph speed limits on the number of road accidents occurring in those areas since the introduction of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the regional spread of business debt in (a) each of the last five years, (b)...

    • Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies have been struck off the Companies House register for instances of fraud identified by Companies House.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve measurement and reporting of (a) home energy efficiency ratings by EPC bands and (b)...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of setting targets for the number of existing homes improved...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households have moved from below EPC band C to EPC band C or above, in each of the last five years.

      Environmental Land Management Schemes: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what level of carbon savings the Government expects through the (a) sustainable farming incentive, (b) local nature...

      Hydrogen: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made in developing the UK’s production capacity of low carbon hydrogen...

      Hydrogen: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of hydrogen in the UK is generated by electrolysis.

      Buildings: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to increase the use of hydrogen in buildings.

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to The ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, how many heat pumps have been installed in...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on finalising the UK’s hydrogen business model.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of rising electricity costs on the price of gas.

      Energy Bills Rebate: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether energy suppliers are permitted to take funds paid through the Energy Bills Support Scheme to settle domestic...

      Employment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of jobs that are linked to insulating properties in the West Midlands.

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the answer of 24 October to question 59611 on Energy Bills Rebate, if he will take steps to ensure that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many ministers have been entitled to severance pay under the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 from 1 July to 25 October.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Perinatal Mortality: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of recent trends in rates of perinatal mortality in Slough constituency.

    • Hospitals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether proposed new NHS guidelines and standards for ultraviolet air cleaners will test and validate their use of UVC technology using...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she will answer Question 61785 from the hon. Member for Hammersmith constituency as previously requested.

      Dental Services: Birmingham Selly Oak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the NHS dentist provision in Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency..

      General Practitioners: Bolton South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Bolton South East constituency..

      General Practitioners: Exeter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of GPs in Exeter constituency.

      General Practitioners: Stretford and Urmston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of GPs in Stretford and Urmston constituency.

      Diabetes: Wirral South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with diabetes in Wirral South constituency in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners: Wirral South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Walsall South constituency.

      General Practitioners: Worsley and Eccles South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Worsley and Eccles South constituency.

      General Practitioners: Putney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Putney constituency.

      General Practitioners: Nottingham South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Nottingham South constituency.

      Diabetes: Worsley and Eccles South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with diabetes in Worsley and Eccles South constituency in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with diabetes in Warrington North constituency in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Washington and Sunderland West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with diabetes in Washington and Sunderland West constituency in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Exeter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with diabetes in Exeter constituency in each of the last five years.

      Department of Health and Social Care: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many officials in her Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation, as (a) headcount and (b) Full Time Equivalent.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to respond to the letters of (a) 13 May, (b) 7 September, (c) 29 September and (d) 17 October from the hon. Member for St...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will review her department’s decision not to permit the use of Evusheld for patient groups vulnerable to covid-19 this winter.

      Surgery: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce waiting times for elective surgeries in Garston and Halewood.

      Surgery: Liverpool Wavertree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her department is taking to help reduce waiting times for elective surgeries in Liverpool Wavertree constituency.

      Midwives: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Garston and Halewood constituency.

      Midwives: Worsley and Eccles South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Worsley and Eccles South...

      Midwives: Streatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Streatham constituency.

      Midwives: Wirral South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Wirral South constituency.

      Midwives: Leeds North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Leeds North West constituency.

      Midwives: Exeter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Exeter constituency.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS employees are required to go through the NHS recruitment process when moving NHS Trusts to support their spouses’...

      Midwives: Liverpool Wavertree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Liverpool Wavertree constituency.

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many treatments were scheduled for review by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group in the last review round in May 2022; how many of...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the (a) transparency and (b) inclusivity of processes for...

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure that potential increases in professional registration fees for NHS staff are reflected in NHS pay...

      Midwives: Tooting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of midwives in Tooting constituency.

      General Practitioners: Walsall South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate her Department has made of the number of GP appointments in Walsall South constituency in the past 12 months; and what that...

      Breast Cancer: Luton North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help increase the uptake of breast cancer screening in Luton North constituency.

      North East London Health and Care Partnership: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department collects on the provision of local retention initiatives in the North East London ICS area.

      General Practitioners: Washington and Sunderland West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of GP practices open in Washington and Sunderland West constituency; and what...

      NHS: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number of medical practitioners who leave the NHS after their foundation years to work in other...

      Lung Diseases: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact on (a) health inequality and (b) life expectancy of the decision by the North East...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS employees have moved jobs within the health service to support their spouses’ transfer within the armed forces in the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Annual Report on Major Projects 2021-22, published on 20 July 2022, what the...

      Podiatry: Blackpool North and Cleveleys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate she has made of the level of podiatry vacancy rates in the NHS in Blackpool North and Cleveleys; and what assessment...

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the effect on health staff of trends in the level of professional registration fees.

      General Practitioners: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of GPs in Warrington North constituency.

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the funding allocation from NHS England for the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group was in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22.

      Surgery: Tooting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce waiting times for elective surgeries in Tooting constituency.

      Surgery: Ealing North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce waiting times for elective surgeries in Ealing North constituency.

      Diabetes: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with diabetes in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners: Ealing North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional (a) financial and (b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      General Practitioners: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional a) financial and b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      General Practitioners: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional (a) financial and (b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      General Practitioners: Bury South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional (a) financial and (b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      General Practitioners: Bury South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Bury South constituency.

      General Practitioners: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of GP surgeries were rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Slough as of September 2022.

      General Practitioners: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional (a) financial and (b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      General Practitioners: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional (a) financial and (b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      General Practitioners: Streatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided additional (a) financial and (b) other support to help tackle (i) patient backlogs and (ii) increased...

      Dental Services: Walsall South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of dental practices were rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Walsall South constituency in each...

      Dental Services: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of dental practices were rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Slough as of September 2022.

      General Practitioners: Washington and Sunderland West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Washington and Sunderland West constituency.

      Podiatry: City of Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of (a) podiatry vacancy rates in the NHS in City of Durham constituency and (b) the impact these vacancies...

      Dental Services: Luton South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of dental practices were rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Luton South constituency as of 20...

      General Practitioners: Walsall South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of GP practices open in Walsall South constituency; and what that number was...

      General Practitioners: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of GP practices open in Garston and Halewood constituency as of 25 October...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2022 to Question 45824 on the pilot of Specialist Sexual Violence Support in the Crown Court, what the budgets...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Emergencies: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the Education Cannot Wait's case for...

    • Italy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Italian counterpart on the (a) financial support and (b) legal protections...

      Developing Countries: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of developing a global teacher strategy that provides...

      Development Aid: Malnutrition

      To ask the Minister for International Development, what plans she has to join the USAID, European donors, and private philanthropies in supporting the provision of child wasting treatments as...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of protesters a) injured and b) killed during anti-coup...

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Government is committed to publishing a China strategy

      Kenya: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the £19.9m settlement has been paid to Mau Mau veterans since the announcement of the scheme in 2013?

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Government is committed to the Integrated Review refresh by the end of the year.

      India: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the availability of visa interview appointments at the...

      Horn of Africa: Malnutrition

      To ask the Minister for International Development, with reference to Save the Children’s press release entitled new figures reveal more than half of children in Somalia now facing...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to help ensure the immediate and unconditional release of political prisoners in Bahrain.

      East Africa: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential long-term impact of ongoing hunger crises in East Africa on levels of...

      India: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the means of redress for survivors of the...

      Democracy and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the Human Rights and Democracy: 2021 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on holding independent investigations into the reported...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the killing of 21 Palestinian children by Israeli forces and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter of 8th of September 2022 from the hon. Member for Stirling on the location...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what payments were made to civil servants in his Department for relocation costs to government offices outside London in 2021.

    • Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps hen has taken to help tackle the capability gap in the early warning and command and control (AEW&C) capability.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 19 October to Question 61778 on Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement, what his definition is of sensitive systems.

      Ukraine: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his written statement Military Support to Ukraine HCWS259 of 21 July, whether the Government established a contract to re-stock Mally...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Government's target is for defence spending by 2030.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the average timeframe for User Validation Trials for armoured vehicles to be completed.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support farmers with rewilding projects; and if he will make an assessment of the...

    • Agriculture: Nitrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current capacity of the European nitrogen production industry to meet the needs of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if they will publish the payments made to officials in their Department for relocation to government offices outside London...

      Environmental Land Management Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is committed to the continuation of environmental land management schemes.

      Environment Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of (a) revoking or (b) amending his Department’s pieces of...

      Fishing Gear: Regulation

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

      Air Pollution: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) slide presentations and (b) minutes of the Task Force meeting on transboundary challenges of air...

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential cost to UK musicians of placing Pernambuco wood on Appendix 1 of the CITES...

      Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has modelled scenarios to inform air quality target setting and PM2.5 concentrations in 2030.

  • Home Office

    • Independent Custody Visiting Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has provided via grants to the Independent Custody Visiting Association in each financial year since 2019-20...

    • Police Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to encourage police forces who have not published data on the number of children detained in police custody ahead of the...

      Police Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure Custody Officers receive sufficient training on the detention of children in police custody.

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2022 to Question 62757 on Members: Correspondence, for what reason the percentage of hon. Members...

      Deportation: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the modern slavery variant of the ILLEN or RED form was completed for any of the Albanian nationals removed from the UK on 12 October?

      Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visa extensions from people with limited leave to remain in the UK were pending on 25 October (a) 2021 and (b) 2022.

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what responsibility her Department has towards children who go missing from accommodation provided by her Department; and if she will make...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2022 to Question 59599 on Ethnic Groups: Afghanistan, if he will make it his policy to provide a...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2022 to Question 60996, whether a letter from the Chief Social Work Officer confirming the identity of...

      Detention Centres: Manston

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential health and safety implications of overcrowding at the former Ministry of...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2022 to Question 59602 on Refugees: Afghanistan, what provision his Department has made for...

      Undocumented Migrants: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will publish the guidance on its proposed policy to reclassify modern slavery as an illegal immigration issue.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reduce the service standard for visas from 24 weeks back to 12 weeks.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to exempt female Afghans who remain inside Afghanistan and who are family members of British nationals or...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many graduate student visa holders are accompanied by five or six dependents.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Skilled Worker visas were live as of 20 October 2022.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the risk posed to Afghan climate activists still in Afghanistan; and for what reason those at risk have not...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many graduate student visa holders are accompanied by five or six dependents.

      Deportation: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Albanian nationals were originally considered for removal from the UK on 12 October 2022 through the accelerated removals...

      Immigration: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2022 to Question 66008 on Overseas Students, what assessment the Government has made of the...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Pensions: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the present economic situation on the...

    • Parking: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the guidance entitled Private Parking Code of Practice, published on 7 February 2022 and withdrawn on 7...

      Affordable Housing: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that public sector workers who are key workers have access to affordable...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps the Government is taking to increase the supply of new social housing units.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if it remains his policy to help ensure 300,000 new homes are built year by 2025; and how many new homes a year will be...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments were made to civil servants in his Department for relocation costs to government offices outside London in 2021.

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

    • Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to make the Gift Aid system more (a) streamlined, (b) efficient, (c) effective and (d) simple for charities.

      Revenue and Customs: Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that all complaints of racism and discriminatory behaviour by HMRC officers are investigated; and if he...

      Revenue and Customs: Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long it takes to be trained as an authorised officer of HMRC with the power of arrest.

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reform the Energy Profits Levy to increase the tax on excess profits of oil and gas companies.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of abolishing the non-domicile tax regime.

      Capital Gains Tax: Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has he made of the potential merits of aligning Capital Gains Tax rates with Income Tax.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to (a) scrap or (b) reform Business Relief and Agricultural Property Relief on Inheritance Tax.

      Debts: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of household debt in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry in each of the last...

      National Insurance: Investment Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending National Insurance to investment income.

      Revenue and Customs: Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average (a) level of experience and (b) salary is of a Grade 7 HMRC officer; and whether a trainee would be ranked as Grade 7.

      Fiscal Policy: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what equalities impact assessment he has made of the Growth Plan 2022 on (a) women, (b) Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, (c) disabled people and...

      Food: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of permanently reducing the rate of VAT for (a) food and (b) beverages on (i) pubs and (ii) the wider...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries: Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the diversity of artists exhibited in art galleries in receipt of funding from her Department.

    • Project Gigabit: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the funding for Project Gigabit has been spent as of 25 October 2022.

      Project Gigabit: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2022 to Question 63206 on Project Gigabit: Voucher Schemes, what the value of vouchers...

      Commemorative Plaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with English Heritage on the potential merits of expanding the blue plaque scheme...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what her timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals to ban conversion therapy.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Transport

    • Great British Railways

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much they have spent on preparing the legislation that would establish Great British Railways, broken down by (1) consultant costs, and (2) the cost of the...

    • Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide the Office of Rail Regulation with a High Level Output Specification of what they want from the railway in Control Period 7,...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek to progress the High Speed Rail (Crewe–Manchester) Bill through Parliament.

      Stansted Express Railway Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to restore the Stansted Express to four trains per hour in line with increasing passenger numbers at Stansted Airport.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Spain

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 18 July (HL1670), what alternatives they are considering to mutual recognition of disabled...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve mental health (1) services, and (2) access, across England.

    • Public Health: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new regulations on public health that cover England if all retained EU regulations on public health are removed from UK law.

      Sugar: Consumption

      To ask His Majesty's Government what additional steps they will take to reduce sugar consumption in England, including limiting advertising targeted at children.

      Food: Sugar

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish the fourth report of the sugar reduction programme, Sugar reduction: progress report, 2015 to 2020.

      Health Promotion Taskforce

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Health Promotion Taskforce is planning to meet before the end of the year.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what data they have, if any, to show the proportion of people who tested positive for COVID-19 and were eligible for treatments through the Covid Medicines...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of enabling local or regional authorities to influence or control the allocation of School Fruit and...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 3 October (HL2056), which new studies relating to the impact on children born from...

      Public Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s public health standards as a result of the measures proposed in the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 2022.

      HIV Infection: Prisoners

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 5 October (HL2070), who is responsible for collating information and...

      Organs: Transplant Surgery

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish a list of English hospitals and medical schools that have partnered in any capacity with organisations and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total cost to the taxpayer of controlling bovine tuberculosis since 2012; and what analysis they have made of these costs.

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