Written answers

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of Exchequer on potential options for resolving the pay element of the rail industrial dispute.

    • Railways: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will involve ACAS in talks to agree terms for negotiations with the rail unions in the context of the industrial action.

      Railways: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking with FirstGroup to address disruption to TransPennine routes from Newcastle Central Station.

      Train Operating Companies: Investment Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a breakdown of how many dividend payments by rail companies have been authorised by his Department in each year since 2019; and the...

      West Coast Main Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what target for reducing cancellations has his Department set for Avanti West Coast as part of the deal for keeping that rail contract.

      Bus Services: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason bus companies are not obliged to give compensation for delayed and cancelled services in the same way as rail companies.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the length of funding application windows for Bus companies; and what...

      TransPennine Express: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to DfT payments to passenger rail operators under emergency agreements and National Rail contracts released on 15 December, for what...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's funding plans are for walking and cycling schemes in the next three years.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what date he will launch Active Travel Fund 4.

      Train Operating Companies: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government has compensated the train operators for lost revenue from strike action since 1 January 2022; and what estimate he has made of...

      West Coast Main Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any performance-related fees will be paid to Avanti West Coast for the six month period from April 2022.

      East Coast Main Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for extending the Single Leg Pricing fares trial to all other East Coast Main Line Long Distance High Speed rail journeys.

      East Coast Main Line: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with officials on the implementation of the East Coast Main Line timetable change.

      East Coast Main Line: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what (a) month and (b) year his Department planned to deliver the East Coast Main Line timetable change when funding was announced in July 2018 for...

      East Coast Main Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of his Department’s planned size for the East Coast Main Line Long Distance High Speed rail fleet operating to and...

      Pokesdown Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated for improvements to Pokesdown station in Bournemouth East constituency.

      Pokesdown Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to agree to the business case to upgrade Pokesdown station in Bournemouth East constituency.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • EU Law: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the capacity of Northern Ireland Departments and the Northern Ireland Assembly to update...

    • EU Law: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with officials from Northern Ireland Departments on the replacement of EU...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he will respond to the letter from the Federation of Small Business dated 8 November 2022.

      Electricity: Iron and Steel

      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 German government's decision to guarantee...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of fireworks on (a) animals and (b) vulnerable people; and if he will make an...

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the annual report of Labour Market Enforcement for 2020 to 2021.

      EU Law: Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the replacement of retained EU law with Article 2 of the Northern...

      3D Printing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether legislation regulates the (a) manufacture, (b) sale and (c) possession of 3D printing technology.

      Industry: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which industry in Stockport constituency receives the most Government funding as of 7 December 2022.

      Research: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department provided for research and development in Stockport constituency in the 2022-23...

      Business: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses are owned by black and ethnic minority people in Stockport constituency.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer 6 December 2022 to Question 97528 on Research: Finance and with reference to the Levelling Up White...

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of the freezing of tuition fees for domestic students on the funding...

      Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, what plans he has to (a) retain, (b) revoke or (c) replace the...

      Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects to publish the UK Measurement Strategy.

      Solar Power: Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential ecological impacts of the Space Based Solar Power...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring energy companies to pay the rest of the amount due...

      Job Creation: Kingston upon Hull North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the number of green jobs in Kingston upon Hull North constituency.

      Energy Bills Rebate: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the cold weather alert issued by UK Health Security Agency on 5 December 2022, whether his Department...

      Green Deal Scheme: Wirral South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many projects have been completed in Wirral South through the Green Deal as of 24 November 2022.

      Energy Company Obligation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the additional funding allocated to the Eco+ scheme announced on 28 November will be allocated to Wales.

      Energy Bills Rebate: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the proposed postal strikes on the delivery of...

      Palliative Care: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that households with children who need palliative care and who use pre-payment meters...

      Renewable Energy: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of changes to taxation for renewable energy companies...

      Energy Charter Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Energy Charter...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether a budget has been identified for actions to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement.

    • Irish Language: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding his Department has provided to An Ciste Infheistiochta Gaeilge since 2000.

      Irish Language: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether equality screening assessment was undertaken by his Department of An Ciste Infheistiochta Gaeilge prior to providing £4 million of...

      Ulster Scots Language: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Government will take steps to provide funding to help increase the level of understanding of Ulster-Scots language.

      Sinn Fein: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to remove the payment of allowances to hon. Members representing Sinn Fein in the context of those Members not taking...

      Politics and Government: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the New Decade, New Approach deal, published on 8 January 2022, what recent progress his Department has made on attracting a...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the data available on patients who have been prescribed sodium valproate,; and if he will...

    • Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2022 to Question 97699 on Coronavirus: Immunosuppression, what parameters his Department is...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support integrated care boards will receive from (a) NHSE and (b) his Department for taking responsibility for NHS dentistry.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the implementation of the pelvic floor registry as referenced in the Women’s Health Strategy.

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has been made of the potential effectiveness of the 91 community diagnostic centres on improving (a)...

      Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Education on the inclusion of menopause in RSHE curriculums in schools...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department paid a higher price for the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine for the booster campaign in winter 2021 than...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many community pharmacies were operating in 2022; and how many and what proportion of those pharmacies (a) were established (i)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rates of covid-19 (a) vaccination and (b) booster uptake are for people in all age groups as of 9 December 2022.

      Mental Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide an update on the work of the women’s mental health task force.

      Bipolar Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what specialist services are available for people with Bipolar disorder.

      Health: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of poor housing on health; and what recent discussions he has had with the...

      Infant Foods: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of Healthy Start vouchers for funding the cost of infant formula.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for people undergoing fertility treatment routinely to be offered treatment to...

      GP Surgeries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new General Practice surgeries offering NHS appointments have opened in each year since 2015.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he is taking steps to develop future strategies to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

      Endometriosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of endometriosis care in England; and what steps his Department plans to take to improve care...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve access to NHS dentistry services in (a) Barnsley East constituency and (b) the UK.

      Elective Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the findings and recommendations of the Elective Recovery Taskforce.

      General Practitioners: Kingston upon Hull North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of FTE fully-qualified GPs, excluding GPs in Training Grade, practicing in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Autumn Statement 2022, published on 17 November 2022, CP 751, in what areas the additional £3.3 billion of...

      HIV Infection: Kingston upon Hull North

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

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on early intervention measures to help safeguard the mental health and wellbeing...

      General Practitioners: Kingston upon Hull North

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

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to monitor the national availability of HRT.

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage healthy eating among children in Newcastle Central constituency.

      Social Services: Kingston upon Hull North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of social care capacity in Hull North constituency.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to provide funding for the assessment of toxic indoor air exposure by (a) a new environmental assessment clinic at...

      Dental Services: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make efficiency savings in NHS dental services; and if he will make a statement.

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the health consequences of the watering down of infant formula.

      Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of cold weather on people living with sickle cell disease; and whether...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of healthy start vouchers in the context of rising (a) food and (b) infant formula prices.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £50 million investment into breastfeeding support services has been allocated as of 9 December 2022.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to set out the amounts of public health grants to local authorities.

      Dental Services: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure the retention of NHS dentists in Romford.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of investing in measures to help people quit smoking in order to ease pressure...

      Malnutrition: Kingston upon Hull North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of malnutrition in Kingston upon Hull North constituency.

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve dental health in the UK.

      Glaucoma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2022 to Question 94748 on Glaucoma: Health Services, if he will make an assessment of potential...

      Ophthalmic Services: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to pause the rollout of the NHS England Special School Eye Care Service.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will conduct a review of medications which qualify for exemption for payment by patients.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the safety of the use of the Bristol Push Model in NHS hospitals.

      Dental Services: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) adults and (b) children in (i) Coventry North East constituency and...

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities has made an assessment of the level of compliance with the ban on the sale of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 13 December 2022,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2022 to Question 90728 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, for what reason claims under the Vaccine Damage...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2022 to Question 104415 on Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages, for what reason some serious...

      Menopause: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Page 85 of the Women’s Health Strategy following the analysis of the call for evidence written evidence...

      Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to replace sodium valproate therapy.

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of cases of long covid potentially attributable to covid-19 vaccines; for what reason...

      Estradot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the availability of Estradiol Sandrena gel sachets in each region.

      Maternity Services: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of pelvic physiotherapy in both ante natal care and post partum.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that women's (a) concerns and (b) healthcare are prioritised in the NHS.

      Ophthalmic Services: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his planned timetable is for the publication of the independent evaluation of the NHS England special schools eye care service.

      Menopause: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to encourage research on the potential impact of (a) covid-19 and (b) long covid on menopausal women.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to encourage research on the wider benefits of using hormone replacement therapy for (a) osteoporosis...

      Elective Recovery Taskforce: Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether ophthalmology was discussed at the first meeting of the Elective Recovery Taskforce on 7 December 2022.

      Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on updating the NICE guidelines on menopause.

      Elective Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library the terms of reference of the Elective Recovery Taskforce.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2022 to Question 98750 on NHS: Staff, which stakeholders NHS England has consulted on that plan;...

      Gynaecology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2022 to Question 104352 on gynaecology waiting times, how many patients are on the waiting list for...

      Mental Health: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are any urgent funding pools available for mental health charities facing imminent closure.

      Streptococcus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the devolved regions adequate resources to support health services in tackling (a) Strep A...

      Draft Mental Health Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward the Mental Health Bill; and whether that Bill will include measures on (a) early intervention, (b) family...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay dated (a) 23rd August, (b) 5th October, (c)...

      Dyslexia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help support adults who were diagnosed with dyslexia after they had left school.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the recommendations from the Organ Utilisation Group.

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of children who regularly eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day in (a)...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of commissioning an independent review into alcohol harms.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask the Independent NHS Pay Review Body to make an assessment of (a) the pay received by nurses and other grades on the Agenda...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has asked the NHS Pay Review Body to make an assessment of what the level of nurses' wages should be in the context of the...

      NHS: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the role of (a) inflation and (b) other factors in the decision by NHS staff to strike.

      Streptococcus: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has received any notifications from suppliers of antibiotics used to treat Strep A of any supply issues, as per their...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that cancer treatment will not be affected by the proposed nursing strikes in the UK.

      Antibiotics: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many facilities producing (a) generic and (b) speciality antibiotics there are in the UK.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government’s announcement of an NHS Workforce Plan will include specific actions to address the workforce challenges...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has recovered from fraudulent personal protective equipment contracts as of 12 December 2022.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of publicly-funded hospitals in England built in or before (a) 1948 and (b) 1939.

      Hospitals: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) subsidising the cost of travel and (b) removing car parking charges for...

      Hospitals: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the eradication of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete on the NHS estate will be funded; and what the expected timeframe is of the...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to incentivise nurses to undertake training within a primary care context.

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the Federated Data Platform on urgent and emergency care.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether additional top-up funding will be made available in 2023 to enable NHS England to afford the next pay reward recommendation.

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the proposed sites for the new hospital programme he has visited since 5 July 2022.

      NHS: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his red lines are in his negotiations with the unions on NHS pay; and whether he would be willing to increase his pay offer within...

      Streptococcus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he expects the Group B Strep trial to report before early 2025.

      Allergies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to publish guidance on fragrance free (a) health centres and (b) hospitals to help support people with (i)...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) the National Homecare Medicines Committee and (b) NHS England has taken steps to help ensure that homecare medicines services...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to establish an NHS bursary scheme to train doctors.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) Government officials and (b) officials in his Department are currently employed to oversee the storage of personal...

      Lung Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support research on a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment, with the Elective Recovery Taskforce, on the potential impact of medical technology on steps being taken...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of when the first medicine will be selected to enter the Innovative Medicines Fund.

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to make medical device manufactures declare payments made to them by (a) doctors, (b) teaching hospitals and...

      Health Professions: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been recruited by the NHS in Yorkshire in each of the last 5 years.

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with hospital trusts on taking steps to help ensure that people with Parkinson’s Disease get...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the quality assurance and governance processes set out in contracts for homecare medicines service in England include as key...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on which dates the 14 hospital sites participating in the Clinical Review of Standards pilot will be re-introduced into the national...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of all available world-wide source material on the effectiveness of Evusheld and within that list, to identify...

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to assess the welfare requirements of (a) NHS and (b) social care staff who have long Covid.

      Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2022 to Question 97699 on Coronavirus: Immunosuppression, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many to UK-based randomised clinical trials for cannabis-based medicinal products (a) have been completed since 2018 and (b) are...

      Ambulance Services: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of delays to category 1 and 2 ambulance responses in Shropshire, Telford and the Wrekin.

      Midwives: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of midwives working in the NHS in England were members of the NHS Pension Scheme (a) in December 2017 and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at what cost his Department procured the Pfizer-BionTech covid-19 vaccine as of 9 December.

      Valsartan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of supply of (a) 40mg and (b) 80g Valsartan tablets in the UK.

      Cancer: Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure NHS cancer services have supplies of the isotopes used in the detection and measurement of cancer...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the medicines regulatory system at supporting novel clinical trials for rare disease...

      Scarlet Fever: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on the availability of antibiotics for treating Scarlet Fever.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there was redacted specific contractual information concerning the (a) price of vaccine doses, (b) the use of doses,...

      Pfizer: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Government's contract with Pfizer specified that any contractual dispute would be determined by three private...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the NHS pay dispute.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a funding settlement to support the NHS workforce plan.

      Care Homes: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support his Department plans to make available for off-grid care homes on increased energy costs.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's announcement that it would invest £375 million in neurodegenerative disease research, published...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help unpaid carers access respite care in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the APPG report into osteoporosis published in...

      Hospitals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the maintenance backlog in hospitals on patient safety.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase radiotherapy capacity in the NHS.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

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

      Care Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the adequacy of the number of...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help tackle the increase in people with dementia.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to email correspondence dated 23 November 2022 from the hon. Member for Liverpool Walton.

      Lung Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a national lung screening programme as recommended by the UK National Screening Committee.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2022 to Question 42282 on Cancer: Radiotherapy, what the timeline is for publication of the NHS...

      Care Homes: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is planning to publish independent assessment of the trials by selected local authorities of the fair funding...

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to bring guidance for wearing face masks in care homes in line with (a) hospitals and (b) other health care...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press release published 14 December 2022 on global science partnership with Japan, whether it is still the...

      Adult Social Care Discharge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many integrated care boards received funding from the delayed discharge fund as of 14th December 2022; and how much was provided to...

      Memory Clinics: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 98800 on Memory Clinics: Waiting Lists, how many (a) memory assessment services and...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

  • Department for Education

    • Sign Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to fund free British Sign Language courses for parents or guardians of children who are deaf.

    • Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools applied unsuccessfully for capital funding for 2022-23; and if she will provide a list of those schools.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Sefton Central dated 11 November 2022 regarding schools funding.

      Students: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the financial effect of the cost of (a) accommodation and (b) living on students.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has a policy on the minimum temperature at which (a) nursery, (b) primary and (c) secondary school classrooms can be safely used.

      Holiday Activities and Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's guidance entitled Holiday activities and food programme 2022, published on 28 January 2022, how much and what...

      Pre-school Education: Bristol West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to address staffing gaps in nursery and childcare sectors in Bristol West constituency.

      Pupils and Students: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the study entitled Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time: A Meta-Analysis of Birth Cohort Differences From 1989 to...

      Pupils: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who can register a child for a school; and what effect a statement of special educational needs has on the rights of the parent.

      Educational Psychology: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of educational psychologist provision in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency and (b) England.

      Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government is taking steps to increase support for parents through (a) improvements in state funded childcare provision, (b) expanding and...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) removing and (b) reducing the 97 per cent attendance requirement during...

      Academies: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Academies regulation and commissioning review advisory group, established by her Department on 29 June 2022, what steps she is...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of trends in the level of the cost of living on teachers' (a) pay and (b) disposable income.

      Department for Education: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department’s publication of electronic purchasing card spending over £500 for November 2021, what items were...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of inflation on student loan repayments.

      Birkbeck, University of London: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has taken steps to prevent job reductions at Birkbeck, University of London; and if she will meet with unions and management...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of levels of student maintenance loans.

      Students: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support students through the cost of living crisis.

      Department for Education: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which five teams in their Department have the highest number of staffing vacancies as a proportion of total staff as of 8 December 2022; and what...

      Department for Education: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day-to-day operations.

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has surveyed schools to find out how many pupils go to school without breakfast; and what steps she is taking to help tackle pupil hunger.

      Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to include Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education in future partnerships for ensuring (a)...

      Teachers: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) independent and (b) state schools have joined the Teachers' Pension Scheme in the last five years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation: Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of broken cell windows on the prisons estate.

    • Women's Centres: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Residential Women’s Centre in Swansea.

      Law Reporting: Disabilty Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using automatic speech recognition technology for courtroom transcriptions.

      Family Proceedings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects the recommendations of Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases report, published in June 2020, to...

      Ministry of Justice: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which energy provider supplies energy to their Department; how much carbon dioxide was emitted by their Department in the latest period for which...

      Criminal Proceedings: Royal Commissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to convene a Royal Commission on criminal justice before the next general election.

      Sentencing: Crown Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of televising sentencing remarks in Crown Courts.

      Ministry of Justice: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

      Courts: Law Reporting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the affordability of court transcription services.

      Prisons: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2022 to Question 88986 on Prisons, whether a Regime Management Plan is required by health and safety policies for...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for long service medals for prison staff in the private sector.

      Prisoners: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the recommendations of the Farmer Review, whether prisoners will be able to have a phone call with family members on Christmas Day .

      Prisoners' Release: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long prisoners will spend out of cells on Christmas Day.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of compensation to prison staff for assault injuries sustained in prison in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners' Release: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December to Question 101736 on Prisoners' Release: Christmas, what the offences were of the prisoners temporarily released...

      Prisons: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of firearms found in prisons in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners charged with attempted murder as a result of attacks on staff in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents in prisons in which weapons were involved in each year since 2012.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of increasing jail terms for repeat drug offenders.

  • Treasury

    • Deposit Return Schemes: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the VAT rates of deposit return schemes operated in non-UK countries.

    • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the impact of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the economy.

      VAT: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that traders in Northern Ireland do not pay double VAT on goods purchased in the UK.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on their ability to deliver successful policy outcomes.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing duty free shopping on arrival at ports in Great Britain.

      North Sea Oil: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Investment Allowance on the investment commitments made by industry in the North Sea Transition Deal.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the level of inflation in (a) the UK and (b) other comparable countries; and if he will make a statement.

      Weather: Damage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to local authorities of dealing with damage caused by the increased intensity and frequency of extreme...

      Public Sector: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help resolve public sector pay disputes.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to help support the financial services sector.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was collected by his Department in (a) October and (b) November in each of the last four years.

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to assist mortgage-holders on variable rates, whose mortgages have increased significantly since the September 2022 Growth...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to paragraph 46 on page 15 of the International Development Committee’s Fifth Report of...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what their Department spent in 2021 on purchasing goods and services with a value of less than £500 on a...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mandarin Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of employees in his Department who speak Mandarin.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russian Language and Ukrainian Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many officials in his Department speak (a) Russian and (b) Ukrainian.

      Dominic Raab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 98894, whether his Department holds any records of any further formal...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to issue a substantive written response to the correspondence of 9 November 2022 from the hon....

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ministerial Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many red ministerial (a) despatch boxes and (b) folders his Department has purchased from Barrow, Hepburn...

      Africa: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the amount of Chinese state financial aid administered to African countries in the...

      Myanmar: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with the UK P&I Club on their role in providing insurance for...

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Qatari counterpart on (a) the deaths of migrant workers building...

      Emergency Travel Documents: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his Department's objectives are for the timeframe in which to accept, investigate and come to a final...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions his Israeli counterpart on the withdrawal of residency rights from (a) Salah...

      Middle East: Fenethylline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of illegal smuggling of Captagon (fenethylline) in the Levant.

      Qatar: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to promote LGBTQ+ rights during the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar.

      Myanmar: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his US counterpart on the role of Chevron and ExxonMobil in supplying aviation...

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has taken recent steps to help reduce the ability of the Myanmar military to carry out...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his Department’s publication of government procurement card spending over £500 for...

      Cuba: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to work with the international community to address the impact of Hurricane...

      Russia: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to engage with Russian LGBTQ+ (a) activists and (b) civil society, in the context of...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the World Malaria Report 2022 published by the WHO on 8 December, what steps he is taking to...

      Somalia: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of sexual violence in the current military offensive in Somalia by (a)...

      South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) risks posed to the civilian population by intercommunal violence in...

      Burkina Faso: Private Military and Security Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential risk that Russian private military companies will be used...

      UK Trade with EU: Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterpart on the development of a bespoke UK-EU Veterinary Agreement.

      Africa: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level and flows of migration on the African continent.

      Iran: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that all children detained in Iran are released.

      Iran: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what role the Government is undertaking (a) within in the UN Security Council and (b) bilaterally to help (i) halt...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Australia and USA: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the cooperation between the UK, US and Australia on anti-hypersonic weaponry on future weapons...

    • Kuwait: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Kuwait has stationed in the UK.

      Oman: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Oman has stationed in the UK.

      Qatar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Qatar has stationed in the UK.

      United Arab Emirates: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel the United Arab Emirates have stationed in the UK.

      Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Saudi Arabia has stationed in the UK.

      Somalia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Somalia National Army soldiers were trained in the UK in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

      Kenya: Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any elephants broke out from the Lolldaiga Conservancy during Exercise Askari Storm in Kenya in November 2022.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average response time is for maintenance requests for military homes by repair staff from (a) Amey and (b) VIVO.

      Air Force: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost differential of powering RAF flights by sustainable fuel compared with traditional fuel.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many investigations of (a) damp and (b) mould issues in (i) Service Family and (ii) Single Living Accommodation have been investigated by a...

      Royal Military Academy: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to service families accommodation at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst without heating, what steps he is taking to improve the...

      Military Bases: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of Head Office's contingency budget he plans to spend on uplifting the defence estate.

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department will conclude reviewing the Land Fleet Requirement.

      Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Navy Command remains committed to the concept of a Type 32 Frigate.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Defence Equipment Plan 2022-2032 published on 29 November, what his Department's worst-case projection for the pound/dollar...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has any plans to reduce the current levels of autonomy for Top Level Budgets.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 6 of the NAO report on the Equipment Plan 2022-2032, published on 29 November, HC 907, which programmes he anticipates will be...

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what services are being provided through each contract procured by his Department for its digital transformation programme.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many calls related to (a) damp and (b) mould issues in Forces accommodation have been received by the National Service Centre since January 2022.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Service Family and (b) Single Living Accommodation properties have not been allocated by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation because of...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the tweet by his Procurement Adviser on 9 December, in which areas in the combat air sector he considers that the UK has weak...

      Iran and Russia: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has made an estimate as to the dates on which Iran supplied Russia with kamikaze drones.

      Israel: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Israel has stationed in the UK.

      Egypt: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Egypt has stationed in the UK.

      Turkey: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Turkey has stationed in the UK.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many migrants have been intercepted by the crew transfer vessels (a) Hurricane and (b) Typhoon while crossing the English Channel in small boats;...

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are assigned to the Russia and Ukraine Insights Hub.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release entitled UK signs Plan for Defence Cooperation with Saudi Arabia, published on 13 December 2022, what the scope of...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, If he will make it his policy to publish requests for Military Aid to Civilian Authority (MACA) within seven working days of its receipt; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Armed Forces personnel sold annual leave in the last financial year.

      Air Force: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the RAF diversity statistics.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 17 November, Official Report column 848, what estimate he has...

    • Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting people impacted by domestic abuse from (a) the benefit cap and (b) repaying...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of social security payments in the context of the increase in the costs of living.

      Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing access to Universal Credit support for (a) full time students and (b)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on their ability to deliver successful policy outcomes.

      Universal Credit: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of a policy of pausing deductions from Universal Credit for those people (a)...

      Chronic Illnesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support the Government offers people waiting for appointments for long-term medical problems if they are unable to work due to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of benefits for disabled people, including those who run medical devices from energy supplies.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2022 to Question 63290 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, how many appeals have been lodged following...

      Cost of Living Payments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he make an estimate of the number of people who are eligible for the Disability Cost of Living Payment by each qualifying benefit.

      Work Capability Assessment: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are waiting for a Work Capability Assessment in (a) Ilford North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Redbridge as of 14...

      Cost of Living Payments: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with stakeholders on the potential merits of extending the Cost of Living Payment to people on contribution-based...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Soil: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of progress towards all soil in England being managed sustainably by 2030, as set out in...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

      Soil: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an estimate of the potential cost of soil degradation to the economy.

      Water: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting the installation of water saving technology designed to...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether The Stay Club, 16-18 Charcot Road, Colindale, NW9 5WU has been designated as an officially sanctioned asylum hotel.

    • Vacancies: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of creating a Northern Ireland-specific Shortage Occupation List.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were awaiting an initial decision on their asylum application on 13 December 2022.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose asylum applications have been rejected were deported in the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with the Home Office Local Government Chief Executive Group on contingency accommodation for asylum...

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the use of (a) dashboard camera, (b) CCTV and (c) helmet camera footage for speeding penalties; and...

      Cybercrime and Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of (a) fraud and (b) cyber crime were reported to Action Fraud in each of the last five years; and in each of those years...

      Home Office: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department’s published procurement card spend over £500 for March 2021, what was purchased from Wildy on 2...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 5 on page 2 of the Government’s response of to the First Special Report of Session 2022–23 of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 5 October 2022 and 8 November 2022 on behalf...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's objectives are for the timeframe in which to accept, investigate and come to a final adjudication on spousal visas.

      Immigration Controls: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of concessions from the immigration rules on the domestic maritime skills base.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UKVI Visa applications have not been processed within the 3-week service standard since 1 January 2022; what proportion of UKVI...

      Visas: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Family Visa applications from outside the UK have not been processed within the 24-week standard processing...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of 2 December 2022 from the hon. Member for Exeter that enclosed a personal letter from his...

      Agriculture: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to amend the Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill to include all agricultural vehicles.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her Department's policy to ban animal testing where it causes animals severe suffering; and whether she is taking steps...

      Police: Kingston upon Hull North

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to improve standards in policing in Kingston upon Hull North constituency.

      Firearms: 3D Printing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licensing applications for 3D printed firearms have been received in England and Wales in each of the past ten years.

      Coronavirus: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the policy of her Department that fixed penalty notices should continue to be issued under coronavirus regulations in relation...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to ensure all police forces use Domestic Abuse Matters training programmes.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to undertake an equality impact assessment of the legislation on occupants of leasehold properties.

    • Planning Permission: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local newspapers in advertising planning applications.

      Solar Power: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the legal requirements are for including surface water flooding risks in solar farm applications.

      Levelling Up Parks Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to announce how the funding for the Levelling Up Parks Fund will be allocated in Scotland.

      Women's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to Women In Prison's report entitled the value of Women's Centres, published on 7th October 2022, what...

      Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will make an assessment of the feasibility of introducing a policy of limiting in-tenancy rent increases...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the thank you payment under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme...

      Letting Agents: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of existing licensing frameworks for letting and managing agents in England.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to his Department’s publication of electronic purchasing card spending for January 2022, for what purpose...

      Planning: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 73809 on Planning: Reform, whether his Department has agreed any...

      Planning: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 73809 on Planning: Reform, how much of the £477 million budget set...

      Local Government: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the length of time a person has to be assessed as being...

      Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to potentially (a) increase turnout and (b) reduce costs to the public purse by holding local...

      Kirklees Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has held discussions with the leader of Kirklees Council on funding for (a) adult and (b) children’s...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the electorate for whom a passport is the only valid form of...

      Housing Associations: Construction and Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of (a) the rate of increase of baseline rents and (b) changes...

      Independent Faith Engagement Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish the report from the Independent Faith Engagement Review.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which energy provider supplies energy to their Department; how much carbon dioxide was emitted by their Department in the latest period for which...

    • Scotland Office: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, by what date they expect their Department to be carbon neutral in its day to day operations.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans: Cost of Living

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what financial support the Government has made available to veterans to help with the cost of living.

    • Dominic Raab

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Answer of 29 November 2022 to Question 92230 on Dominic Raab, whether Adam Tolley KC has the power to investigate any informal...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what means of communication was used to inform of the existence of an expedited route for supplying personal protective equipment during the covid-19...

      Cabinet Office: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Department’s publication of government procurement card spending over £500 for March 2022, for which individuals was...

      MyCSP: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2022 to Question 78748 on MyCSP: Complaints, whether his Department is taking steps to improve the service...

      List of Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the List of Ministerial Responsibilities will be next updated.

      Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government will respond to Sir Robert Francis QC’s recommendations in the Interim Report on the Infected Blood Inquiry.

      Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date her Department last received an update from the Infected Blood Inquiry team in relation to the Government response to the report by Sir...

      Cabinet Office: Peters and Peters

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the contract with Peters and Peters in relation to the Privileges Committee.

      Cabinet Office: Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which energy provider supplies energy to their Department; how much carbon dioxide was emitted by their Department in the latest period for which...

      Government Departments: Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Office of Government Property's policy is on the disposal of surplus land following the withdrawal of that office's previous guidance on that...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to increase regulation of social media companies in order to manage security threats to users.

    • Holiday Accommodation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will commission a pilot short term holiday let licensing scheme.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications to de-list a listed building were (a) made and (b) successful in each year since 2010.

      Telecommunications: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the press release published 13 December 2022 on 5G and 6G technology, when the government expects the new...

      Music: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to create a music export office to (a) support creators and businesses looking to build their...

      Football Governance Fan-led Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the government will publish the Fan-led Review of Football Governance White Paper.

      Listed Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help the owners of listed buildings improve home energy efficiency.

      English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to The Taylor Review: Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals published on 20 December 2017, when she...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the gambling white paper.

      Online Safety Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Online Safety Bill on the availability of online content that is...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on their ability to deliver successful policy...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has had recent discussions with the Gambling Commission on the role of open banking technology in...

      Listed Events Regime: Digital Rights Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Department's publication, Listed Events: Digital Rights Review, published on 15 November 2022, whether...

      Broadband: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to promote social tariffs offline.

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Wireless Infrastructure Strategy will be published by 31 January 2022.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which energy provider supplies energy to their Department; how much carbon dioxide was emitted by their Department in the...

      Telecommunications: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will provide support to local authorities to help ensure those authorities have in-house telecoms expertise...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of households which have access to a gigabit connection but do...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what rights private landowners have to oppose the installation of 5G masts on their property.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Norman Shaw Buildings

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, when he expects Norman Shaw North to be reopened; and when Members of Parliament will be able to occupy their...

    • Richmond House

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, when he expects Richmond House no longer to be used for offices for Members of Parliament.

      Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the decision was made by the Commission to decant Members and other personnel from Norman Shaw North to...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of Northern Irish (1) airports, or (2) airlines, operating routes from Northern Ireland focused on increasing...

    • Emergency Services: Sirens

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to remind emergency services not to use their sirens at night when the road is empty of traffic.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to local authorities which are considering traffic restriction schemes of the changes in traffic patterns resulting from (1) the...

      Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 in regards to providing sufficiently...

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a right for local businesses to require a public inquiry in relation to traffic restrictions imposed under the...

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) necessity, and (2) sufficiency, of consultation of the public at the conclusion of a period of experimental traffic...

      Road Traffic Control: Urban Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) businesses, and (2) cultural activities, as a result of the installation of city traffic filters.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Special Advisers

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many special advisers were appointed to assist ministers on (1) 1 January 1997, (2) 1 January 1998, (3) 1 January 2010, (4) 1 January 2011, (5) 1 January 2016,...

    • Civil Service: Recruitment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what impact evaluation they have undertaken of the exclusion of disability from the eligibility criteria for entry and progress in the Civil Service Fast-Stream.

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to refer the case of Jagtar Singh Johal to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, under the provisions of the Justice and...

      Civil Service: Unpaid Work

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the impact of the change to the criteria for access to the Cabinet Office's Summer Diversity Internship Programme; and what...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rare Diseases: Education and Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2022, published on 28 February, whether the percentage of education frameworks that include sufficient rare...

    • HIV Infection: Discrimination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for the Equalities Office and Department of Health and Social Care to lead a cross-government effort to address the remaining areas of...

      Mental Health Services: Children in Care

      To ask His Majesty's Government what, if any, mandatory training is provided to frontline professionals who work with care-experienced children and young people to help them identify, understand...

      Respiratory System: Infectious Diseases

      To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to hospitals to conduct (1) PCR, and (2) Lateral Flow, testing for respiratory viruses this winter; and whether any such funding...

      Epilepsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of new therapies for the treatment of epilepsy.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve access to radiotherapy treatments for cancer patients.

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Public Consultation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what public engagement they carried out in 2022 for the NICE Listens programme; what topics NICE Listens will cover in 2023; and whether NICE Listens will include...

      Rare Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2022, published on 28 February, what progress has been made in testing new approaches to diagnosing...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2022, published on 28 February, what progress they have made to support rapid access to drugs for patients with...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to speed up referrals for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, given the pace at which the disease progresses and the need for...

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2022, published on 28 February, when they will publish the toolkit currently being developed for virtual...

      HIV Infection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand monitoring efforts to understand the reality of HIV as a life-long condition.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all possible alternatives are considered across England to tackle NHS waiting lists.

      Brain Cancer: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to roll out on the NHS the Minderoo Precision Brain Tumour Programme (MPBTP) introduced at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge to improve...

      Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the case for publishing an externally facing national strategy for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products to support...

      Brain Cancer: Research

      To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of the funding they provide for cancer research is spent on brain tumours.

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2022, published on 28 February, whether they will publish a list of services where inequitable access has...

      Carers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the progress of the Carers Action Plan 2018–20, published on 5 June 2018 and updated on 13 September...

      Radiotherapy: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the investment of resources in radiotherapy services in England.

      Brain Cancer: Research

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to increase research into the (1) causes of, and (2) treatments for, brain tumours.

      HIV Infection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the HIV Action Plan being used to monitor, assess and benchmark health-related quality of life, uses a measurement that is (1)...

      Cystic Fibrosis: Research

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of additional market incentive options to encourage industry and others to fund research and trials for new antibiotics, including...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards releasing the £50 million they pledged in November 2021 to fund Motor Neurone Disease; and what are the reasons for the delay.

      Dental Health: Health Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further the Local Government Association analysis identifying “dental deserts”, how (1) they, and (2) NHS England, work with dental charities to...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely number of products that will be eligible for inclusion in the Innovative Medicines Fund in 2022–23 and 2023–24.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the socio-economic impact of the NHS Backlog.

      Dental Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they and NHS England work with dental charities to deliver dental services in areas seen as ‘dental deserts’.

      NHS: Sick Leave

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the percentage of NHS staff on long term sick leave in NHS trusts in (1) 2020, (2) 2021, and (3) 2022; and for each year, what was the proportion of each...

      Sugar: Consumption

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish the fourth and final report from their Sugar Reduction Programme.

      Telemedicine: Digital Technology

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has had with the Department of Health and Social Care about ensuring that analogue...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sanitary Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to providing free period products to schools in England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many people received an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection in total; and of those, how many were sentenced under (1) the...

    • Prison and Probation Service: Equality

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bellamy on 7 December (HL3687) concerning guidance issued by a staff network in the HM Prison and Probation Service, whether...

      Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Bellamy on 29 November on humanist marriages (HL Deb col 1668), why they have committed to legislating for outdoor religious...

      Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will issue a full response to the Law Commission’s weddings law report Celebrating Marriage: A New Weddings Law, published on 19 July.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Columbia to ensure that indigenous people and other civil society organisations are able to participate in...

    • Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have provided any experts to assist the government of Columbia and civil society organisations that are part of the Columbian National Commission on...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their commitments in the Political Declaration of Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Conference 2022, what support they will...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with their partners in the Missile Technology Control Regime; what those discussions entailed; and when such discussions last...

      Hkalam Samson

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Myanmar regarding the release of the former President of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), Reverend Dr...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ukraine: Armed Forces

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many Ukrainian soldiers have been trained by His Majesty's Armed Forces (1) since 2014, and (2) since 24 February 2022; and how many of these soldiers have...

    • Navy: Defence Equipment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, additional to the purchase of the Naval Strike Missile, to increase the Royal Navy’s offensive firepower capacity.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Companies: Fines

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the announcement that water company fines will be re-invested in schemes that benefit the natural environment, what will be the operative date of...

  • Home Office

    • Migrants: Detainees

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many persons were held in immigration detention for (1) removal from the UK, and (2) assessment purposes, for the most recent date that data are available; and...

    • Visas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the administrative cost of processing each visa compared to its application fee.

      Home Office: Development Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much the Home Office has allocated to Official Development Assistance for (1) actual costs for refugee and asylum seekers for the first six months of the...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much they have spent each month since January 2019 on supporting asylum seekers in the UK who are waiting for their asylum applications to be processed.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask His Majesty's Government, with regard to the processing of asylum claims, what steps they are taking (1) to improve the quality of decision-making, (2) to prioritise the most vulnerable...

      Crimes of Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Home Office Introducing Public Health Measures Impact Assessment 2019, published on 4 July 2019, which found that the Cardiff Model for...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Listed Buildings: Solar Power

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with amenity societies in relation to the installation of solar panels on listed buildings.

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether a reduction in (1) the number of, and (2) the proportion of, children living in (a) relative poverty, and (b) absolute poverty, in (i) every local...

      Resettlement: Hong Kong

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many British National (Overseas) nationals from Hong Kong have accessed Welcome Programme support since April 2021; and what has been the cost of this...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much it has cost so far to defend the legal case brought against them that argue that the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland breaches the Acts of Union.

    • Independent Reporting Commission

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the latest report of the Independent Reporting Commission, published on 7 December.

      Northern Ireland: Domestic Visits

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many times the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has stayed overnight in Northern Ireland since his appointment.

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask His Majesty's Government in what circumstances they involve the government of Ireland in matters relating to Strand 1 (democratic institutions in Northern Ireland) of the Multi-Party...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Rents and Utilities

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help small charities with increases in (1) rent, and (2) utility, bills.

    • Russia: Propaganda

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of social media platforms accessible in the UK, such as Telegram, for disseminating Russian propaganda; and what plans...

      Bookmakers: Fines

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many fines were imposed against gambling companies by the Gambling Commission for failing to meet their social responsibility obligations in (1) 2016, (2)...

      Swimming Pools: Energy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what additional support they have provided to (1) local authority, and (2) private sector, swimming pools to help them manage energy bills.

      Stonehenge: A303

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of using a substantial part of Bow Tie field for road and tunnelling purposes with the (1) protection of...

      National Heritage Memorial Fund: Stonehenge

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 2 November (HL2760 and HL2728), whether the trustees of the National Heritage...

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