Written answers

Monday, 16 January 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • A5: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost of delays on the A5 corridor; and what assessment he has made of the implications of those costs for his policies.

    • Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of applying regulations on the use of mopeds to e-scooters.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicle charging points there has been in each region of the UK in each of the last five years.

      Air Routes: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of Aer Lingus ceasing to provide a Belfast to London service on air connectivity between...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for vehicle details by private car parking companies were received by the DVLA in 2022.

      Railways: Lockerbie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data his Department holds on the average weekly level of cancellations and delays from Lockerbie railway station for (a) Transpennine Express...

      Electric Vehicles: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicles were purchased in London in each of the last five years; and what proportion of all electric vehicles purchased in that...

      Jet Zero Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Jet Zero Council includes representatives of trades unions.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of speed-related traffic accidents.

      Department for Transport: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s publication of government procurement card spending over £500 for December 2021, what was the (a) nature...

      Department for Transport: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 107064, how many purchases with a value less than £500 were made against his...

      Railways: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the High-Level Output Specification and Statement of Funds Available for the railways, published on 1 December 2022, on what date he...

      Department for Transport: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s publication of government procurement card spending over £500 for November 2021, for which team were...

      Department for Transport: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of their Department’s employees work from home at least one day a week.

      Buses and Pedestrians: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving both buses and pedestrians were recorded in England in the 12 months preceding (a) January 2023 and (b) each preceding...

      Speed Limits: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of 20mph zones on levels of traffic congestion.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of smart motorways on (a) levels of congestion and (b) driver safety.

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of the brightness of modern LED vehicle headlights on people who have vision difficulties...

      Trailers: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of drivers taking the trailer safety accreditation scheme.

      Removal Services and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of creating a single point of contact for the removals and storage sector.

      Railways: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if rail operating companies are indemnified and receive compensation when strikes occur among (a) train drivers and (b) signalmen.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of building new roads on climate targets.

      A1 (M): Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the southbound carriage of the A1M near junction 5 to be resurfaced and the potholes and current rough road surface to be addressed.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2023 to Question 113160 on Large Goods Vehicles: Dorset, whether it is the policy of Highways England to retain...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • New Businesses: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on improving accessibility to...

    • Wind Power: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has held with the Home Office on the offshore wind labour market following the...

      Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of homes that have been retrofitted through the Social Housing...

      District Heating: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that energy prices are affordable for residents affected by communal heating charges.

      District Heating: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of rising energy bills on residents affected by communal heating charges.

      Financial Services: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to implement the recommendations of the report by the Socio-Economic Diversity...

      Intellectual Property: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason it is his Department's policy that intellectual property practitioners who represent businesses before...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the planned transition to electric vehicles on the capacity of...

      Copyright: EU Law

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

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to assess the EU retained law it wishes to (a) keep, (b) amend and (c)...

      Alternative Fuel Payments: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2022 to Question 99945 on Alternative Fuel Payments: Biofuels, when the fixed...

      ECO+: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the allocated percentage of ECO+ funding was targeted at the low-income eligibility group; and if he...

      Carbon Emissions: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve (a) procurement and (b) delivery of Net Zero project investment.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of funds lost due to fraud and error in covid-19 loans schemes have been recovered; and what steps his...

      Social Rented Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to UK100's report entitled End the wait. Insulate. Social housing energy efficiency and the energy...

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of whether the transmission grid would be capable of handling the...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of the Hinkley Connection Project.

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that eligible households are aware of (a) how and (b) when to apply...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of (a) whether the Post Office is providing and (b) the potential impact of the temporary...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2022 to Question 106436, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2022 to Question 106439, if he will make an assessment of the reasons for the...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2022 to Question 106433, if he will estimate how many workers who have a...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2022 to Question 106432 on Zero Hours Contracts, if he will make an assessment of...

      Transport: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2022 to Question 106432 on Zero Hours Contracts, which stakeholders considered...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing people to choose whether to receive the Warm Home...

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help (a) tackle exploitation and (b) improve sustainability in the UK garment...

      Postal Services: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of letters bearing first class stamps were delivered by Royal Mail within three days in the LA postcode...

      Offshore Industry: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new gas and oil fields in the UK have received production licences in the last six months.

      Industry: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) engage with regulators on and (b) develop a market for investment in green industry.

      Heating: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of delivering the hydrogen village trial.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the numbers of consumers switched to prepayment meters without consultation in 2022.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve gas storage capacity in the UK.

      Insolvency: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he will review trends in the level of costs charged by insolvency practitioners.

      Coal: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2022 to Question 92266 on Climate Change Convention, if he will make an...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department has provided to each Local Enterprise Partnership to finance the development of local...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government has provided to Local Enterprise Partnerships in each financial year since 2011.

      Energy Company Obligation: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes have had Energy Company Obligation scheme measures installed in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency,...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of jobs supported by the Green Homes Grant support in Dulwich and West...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what was the average grant given to homeowners with successful applications under Green Homes Grant voucher scheme in...

      Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes have been retrofitted as a result of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator in Dulwich and...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes have been retrofitted as a result of the Local Authority Delivery Scheme in Dulwich and West Norwood...

      Green Deal Scheme: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many energy-saving home improvement projects have been completed through the Green Deal in Dulwich and West Norwood...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships submitted local economic plans; and how many and...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is his Department taking to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises Dulwich and West Norwood...

      Renewable Energy: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase funding to renewable energy sources in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the rate of energy efficiency measure installations in homes in Dulwich...

      Business: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with businesses in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency on the potential impacts of the...

      Small Businesses: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small and medium sized enterprises in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency have received Government funding...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to make further funding available to households who do not qualify for the Energy Bill Support Scheme,...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the total funding provided through the Energy Bill Support Scheme in Kingston upon Hull.

      Business: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of businesses are owned by women in Kingston upon Hull North constituency.

      Electricity Generation: Biofuels and Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what is the maximum electricity output from all coal and biomass generating plants in the UK that would be able to...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Leisure and Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason (a) sports and leisure centres and (b) swimming pools were not included in the list of sectors eligible...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to include public sector swimming pools within the scope of the energy and trade intensive...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Energy Bill Support Scheme Alternative Funding, when the online portal for applications for that...

      Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Retain EU Law Bill, whether he intends to (a) retain, (b) revoke or (c) replace the Consumer...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of changes to the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of declines in the amount of steel produced in the UK on the (a)...

      BGI Group: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made a recent assessment of whether there are potential national security implications of allowing...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on reducing national carbon emissions and tackling the...

      Geothermal Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has considered introducing a floor mechanism for the development of geothermal energy schemes as...

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from the steelworks in (a) Scunthorpe and (b) Port Talbot.

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding scheme will open.

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Leisure and Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the list of Energy and Trade Intensive Industries eligible for increased support under the Energy...

      Energy: Disconnections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 20 December 2022 to Question 114793 on Health: Energy, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on any actions they plan to take to prevent energy companies from...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of energy company compliance in instances when customers ask for a...

      Utilities: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure customer deposits with energy companies are protected in the event...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects to announce the outcome of the Government's review of electricity market arrangements (REMA).

      Technology: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more UK-based late-stage investment in (a) semiconductor manufacturing...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of strategic importance of the UK steel sector as a British sovereign...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 December 2022 on Energy Schemes Update, HCWS466, when he plans to (a)...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure energy companies notify customers before increasing direct debit payments.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Voluntary Organisations: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department is taking steps to help minimise the number of staff in voluntary organisations who have been given a protective notice...

    • Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the current status is of the outstanding (a) development proposals affecting integrated schools and (b) other Northern Ireland Department...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of funding the cost of medicines regulation undertaken by the...

    • NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December to Question 89697 on NHS: Productivity, in what way the publication of information about NHSE...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of those who attended the NHS Recovery Forum meeting at Downing Street on Saturday 7 January 2023.

      Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the review of NICE diagnostics guidance on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date he will publish a Tobacco Control Plan.

      Coronavirus and Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department plans to spend on promoting the uptake of free (a) seasonal flu and (b) covid-19 booster vaccinations to eligible...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what percentage by cohort of (a) children aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2022, (b) school-aged children including all primary school...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data sources his Department is using to monitor whether visits are taking place in line with the guidance on visiting in care settings.

      Defibrillators: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment has his department made of the adequacy of the (a) number and (b) accessibility of public access automated...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to support to patients affected by hormone replacement therapy shortages.

      Health Services: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients with severe mental illness have adequate access to physical health checks.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the diagnosis rate of cancer at stages one and two in adults aged between 18 and 50.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the vaccination rate for covid-19 for people who meet the eligibility criteria (a) was in 2021, (b) was in 2022 and (c) is so far in...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps to help increase awareness amongst GPs of cancer symptoms in patients aged between 18 and 50.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds any data on the ratio of NHS dentists to the population; and if he will make a statement.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve the (a) funding of, (b) research into and (c) waiting times for treatment of pancreatic cancer.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a national screening programme for prostate cancer.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has held recent discussions with (a) the British Dental Association and (b) similar representative organisations...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of (a) increasing funding for medical schools, (b) offering additional financial...

      HIV Infection: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that contracts awarded to HIV clinics require those clinics to conduct annual audits of (a) the number of...

      Naltrexone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has (a) included and (b) made an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Dentistry: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students have undertaken dental studies at (a) university or (b) medical colleges since 2021.

      Three Counties Medical School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he plans to allocate to fund places at the Three Counties Medical School in Worcester.

      Dentistry: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the contractual terms of dentists to incentivise them to work in areas having difficulty providing NHS dentistry...

      Dental Services: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of NHS dental care provision in Ipswich constituency.

      Heating: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on human respiratory health of (a) log burning stoves and (b) pellet boilers.

      Dental Services: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase access to NHS dentistry in Ipswich constituency.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to help agree a negotiation framework on NHS staff pay with trade union representatives.

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the National HIV action plan includes targeted work to ensure migrants and asylum seekers living with...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will expand HIV opt-out testing to local authority areas where there are between two and five per 1,000 people living with HIV.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of expanding the use of medical cannabis.

      UK Health Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to require the UK Health Security Agency to produce more granular data on (a) HIV, (b)...

      Medical Equipment: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had recent discussions with representatives of the medical technology industry on supporting that industry to...

      NHS: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve levels of staff (a) recruitment and (b) retention in the NHS.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact of a UK-India free trade agreement on the availability...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to reduce the (a) pressure on and (b) workload of NHS staff.

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of firms providing agency labour to the NHS on (a) the amount of profit generated...

      Medical Equipment: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and (c) the medical...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of NICE bringing forward proposals to support the introduction of next generation of...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's budget was derived from the public purse in...

      Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to prepare and implement an NHS workforce plan to ensure effective incontinence management for patients, including...

      Ambulance Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the NHS Staff Survey that ambulance staff have lower...

      Dental Services: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England will resume collecting Dental Commissioning data.

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurse apprentices are training in York as of 10 January 2023; and whether he is taking steps to increase the number of nursing...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to discuss solutions with armed forces planners to delays in NHS discharges.

      Accident and Emergency Departments and Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) ambulance handover times outside NHS hospitals and (b) A&E waiting times.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of incorporating education on female presentation of symptoms into the training of...

      NHS: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to help resolve pay disputes with NHS staff in relation to settlement for 2022/23.

      Ambulance Services: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the communication of information on levels of cover during strikes across NHS Ambulance Trusts.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for (a) GP appointments, (b) Accident and Emergency treatment and (c) delayed medical (i)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Edenred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December to Question 107082, for what reason he is concerned that the disclosure of the information...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS funding has increased in line with inflation in total since 2010.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help enable local authorities to provide more adult social care for patients in hospitals who cannot be...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement made by Daren Mochrie of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives in oral evidence to the Health and...

      Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to encourage NHS partner organisations including (a) businesses and (b) voluntary, community and social...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that specialist medical services are accessible in all regions of England.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of prostate cancer patients are asymptomatic when they are first diagnosed.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December to Question 99836, what penalties will be faced by companies that are not DTAC compliant as part of...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the UK-South Africa health partnership; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December to Question 99836, how many DTAC-required NHS contracts have been awarded to companies that are not...

      Elective Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the membership of the Elective Recovery Taskforce.

      NHS: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preventative health measures his Department is (a) taking and (b) planning in order to ease pressures on the NHS.

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of expanding access to the drug Liothyronine T3 for people with...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of changes to the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing Access rebate...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase staffing levels in A&E departments.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December to Question 99836, if he will publish the directory of products meeting DTAC standards.

      Catapult Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much public funds his Department has spent on the partnership with Moderna to produce a new Innovation and Technology Centre in the UK.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of classifying (a) drug and (b) alcohol addiction under the Mental Health Act 1983...

      Draft Mental Health Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including early intervention measures within the upcoming Mental Health Bill.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu vaccinations were given in England in (a) 2021, (b) 2022, and (c) 2023 as of 11 January; and if he will provide a breakdown...

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the reasons for his decision to require people providing social contact within a care setting to wear face masks as...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how regularly his Department is meeting with colleagues at NHS England to reduce the use of restrictive interventions in inpatient...

      Paediatrics: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of current waiting times for (a) paediatric assessments and (b) initial paediatric appointments...

      Carers: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support his Department provides to carers running medical equipment and devices.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) recruit staff to fill vacancies in the social care sector and (b) ensure high standards of care in that sector.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the CQC where visits have not been allowed into care settings.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on increasing social care capacity.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights' fourth report on Protecting Human Rights in Care...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on achieving the objectives of its 10-year cross-government mental health and wellbeing plan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 31 October 2022 and 2 December 2022 on...

      Pregnancy Loss Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide a timeline for the Pregnancy Loss Review; whether he expects the review to reflect the recommendations from...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral statement of 9 January 2023 on NHS winter pressures, what measures will be implemented to discharge mental...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Section 9 Conflicts of interest in the Policy paper entitled Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review:...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Oral Statement on NHS Winter Pressures of 9 January 2023, Official Report, column 285, how much and what proportion...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will respond to correspondence of 18 October 2022 from the hon. Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys on the impact of rising...

      Functional Neurological Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in England suffering from Functional Neurological Disorder; and how many...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his department plans to make the seasonal covid-19 booster vaccination available to people under the age of 50.

      HIV Infection: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the HIV Action plan includes steps to (a) monitor (b) evaluate and (c) benchmark health-related...

      HIV Infection: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to make mental health support part of the service specification for the treatment of young...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department provides to parents if NHS dental services are not available for their children locally.

      Dental Services: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) accessibility of NHS dental services in Newcastle for (i) adults and (ii)...

      Mental Health Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring providers of all mental health, learning disability and autism services...

      Vaccination: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle vaccine misinformation.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 88799 on Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus, for how many of the 755 claims...

      NHS: Industrial Disputes

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

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of his Department’s employees work from home at least one day a week.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reform children’s social care.

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help reduce the number of children in social care.

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support is available to help schools in (a) the North East and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency with rising energy costs;...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help improve the (a) recruitment, (b) retention and (c) morale of (i) teachers, (ii) teaching assistants and...

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of childcare providers in each region of England in each of the last five years.

      Foster Care: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to place child asylum seekers in need of foster care into homes rather than temporary accommodation; and what support her...

      Foster Care: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support local councils with the recruitment of foster carers.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to improve the quality of school buildings.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of foster care placements.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Departments guidance on Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete: estates published on 14 December 2022, if she will publish a...

      School Rebuilding Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce the (a) level and (b) purpose of the funding awarded to each school selected for funding through the school rebuilding...

      School Rebuilding Programme: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of her Department's School Rebuilding Programme for Solihull constituency.

      National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National School Breakfast Club Programme.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of pupil funding in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to reduce the attainment gap for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds at (a) Year 6, (b) GCSE and (c) A Level.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the impact of the apprenticeship levy on (a) opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas and (b) the...

      Pre-school Education: Bristol North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of staff in early years settings in Bristol North West constituency.

      Foster Care: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support children in foster care to attain a university education.

      Universities: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential role of universities in helping to grow (a) social enterprises, (b) community interest...

      Primary Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary schools in England employ a (a) play and (b) creative arts therapist; and how many and what proportion of...

      Teachers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 110853 on Religion: Secondary Education, if she will make an estimate of the number and...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of delays to Ofsted inspections of schools caused by the covid-19 pandemic; and what steps her...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria is for (a) registering for and (b) funding free school meals for children in non maintained but state funded schools.

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to provide funding for the repair of school buildings in addition to that provided through the Priority School...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the total subject hours for (i) history, (ii) geography, (iii) English and (iv) religious education in key stages (a) three, (b)...

      Multi-academy Trusts: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the impact of pay awards to (a) chief executives and (b) other leadership staff of multi academy trusts on school...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her planned timetable is for the publication of a Government response to the report by the Competition and Markets Authority entitled...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve early years teacher training.

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to improve the quality of apprenticeships.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse has been of prison maintenance in Wales in the latest 12 month period for which data is available.

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people serving sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection recalled to prison in (a) 2021 and (b) 2022 after being charged with a new...

      Criminal Proceedings: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many criminal cases were withdrawn due to (a) court delays and (b) case backlogs in Wales in the latest period for which data is available.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to reply to the letter dated 6 October 2022 from the Rt Hon Member for East Ham.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probate cases are under consideration in England; and what proportion of those cases have been waiting for a decision for six weeks or more.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time was for rape cases to be completed in court in the latest period for which data is available.

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of including (a) affray, (b) wounding, (c) actual bodily harm and (d) possession of an...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many rape trials were adjourned due to a defendant failing to attend court in each of the last twelve years.

      Victims' Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on victims of crime of the vacancy for the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales.

      Rape: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the number of rape victims who withdrew from their cases in each of the last 12 years.

      County Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the scale of backlogs at County Courts in Wales; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce delays to hearing...

      Criminal Legal Aid Advisory Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the membership of the Criminal Legal Aid Advisory Board.

      Judiciary: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help improve the diversity of the judiciary.

      Treatment of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2022 to Question 95928 on the Lammy Review, how many of the accepted recommendations of that review have been...

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) publicise and (b) promote the (i) role and (ii) importance of lasting power of attorney orders.

      Children: Separated People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government is taking steps to ensure that the legal framework adequately allows grandparents to maintain relationships with their...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the availability of qualified legal aid solicitors for asylum seekers.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court warrants have been granted for energy companies to switch customers to pre-payment meters in the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve prison safety for people from ethnic minorities.

      Prisoners: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the cost of living crisis on the prison population in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of mental health support provision in the Prisons Estate.

      Prison and Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether HM Prisons and Probation Service’s Pride in Prison and Probation staff network has (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff employed to...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of courts backlogs on trends in the level of reoffending.

      Victims' Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to announce the appointment of the new Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time spent on bail has been in each year since 2010.

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions in absence have there been in each of the last 12 years.

  • Treasury

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Goods Vehicle Management System was not operational in January 2023; and how much it cost to fix that system.

    • Solar Power: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of VAT is for battery upgrades to existing domestic solar installations.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of extending VAT relief for home disability adaptions to self-installed adaptions when a recognised...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of temporarily pausing VAT on (a)domestic and (b) non-domestic energy bills.

      Energy Bills Rebate: Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of instructing energy utilities to include energy support payments in bills before VAT is calculated.

      Goods Vehicle Movement Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many hours the Goods Vehicle Movement Service has not been operational in January 2023.

      Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 are within the scope of (a) Clause 1 or (b) any other section of the Retained EU Law...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many VAT de-registrations there were by VAT quarter between 2015 and 2022.

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has a target for the maximum timescale between an application being submitted for VAT registration and it being granted.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much median household income per person has changed in absolute terms since 2010; and if he will make a comparative estimate of the level of change...

      Orchestras and Theatre: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 12 December 2022 to Written Question 105279 on Orchestras and Theatre: Tax Allowances, what proportion of the 85 per cent...

      Orchestras and Theatre: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 12 December 2022 to Written Question 105279 on Orchestras and Theatre: Tax Allowances, what the average wait time was for...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the time taken to process businesses' applications for VAT registration.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for Levelling...

      National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much gross domestic product per hour of work has changed since 2010; and if he will make a comparative estimate of the level of change in other G7...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the £150 million additional energy support package for disabled people was calculated at the rate proposed.

      Beer: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, whether he plans to (a) revoke, (b) replace or (c) retain the Beer Regulations 1993.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the Crown Estate from offshore wind leases in the last year.

      Excise Duties (Deferred Payment) Regulations 1992

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether they intend to (a) retain, (b) revoke or (c) replace the Excise Duties (Deferred Payment) Regulations 1992.

      Electricity Generation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether organisations which generate energy for their own use will be included in the Electricity Generator Levy.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using new and innovative methods to generate economic growth and revenue, in particular in relation...

      Blockchain: Innovation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to support the growth of blockchain innovation in the UK.

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the decision by the Bank of England not to release gold deposited by the government of Venezuela...

      Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of Government borrowing in the last five years.

      Health Services: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on its policy of offering one-off payments to health service workers; and if he will make an...

      Private Equity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the review of the impact of private equity launched in July 2021 will conclude, and if he will place a copy of the findings of that review in the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 27 October 2022 and...

      India: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in India on access to justice for British nationals who...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any people invited to the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference were unable to...

      Japan: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK-based staff from his Department have been deployed to the (a) Embassy and (b) relevant consulates in...

      South Korea: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK-based staff from his Department have been deployed to the (a) Embassy and (b) relevant consulates in...

      Vietnam: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK-based staff from his Department have been deployed to the (a) Embassy and (b) relevant consulates in...

      China: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK-based staff from his Department have been deployed to the (a) Embassy and (b) relevant consulates in...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the implementation of the Preventing Sexual Violence in...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many people attended the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference; and how many and what...

      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 spending over £500 with a Government procurement card...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether participants at the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference will be able to provide...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Iran on its need to (a) respect the right to peaceful...

      West Bank: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Palestinian Authority on the potential smuggling of...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the number of social activists who have been...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the email letter of 16 December 2022 from the hon. Member for Wirral West.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of global food insecurity needs in 2023 compared to (a) 2019 and (b) 2022.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish data on the diversity of (a) staff who have joined his Department in each of the last five...

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Joint Submission by Human Rights Watch and Lawyers for Justice to the Committee Against...

      Baradine Berdei Targuio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to engage with authorities in Chad on the arrest of Baradine Berdei Targuio, president of...

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 105356, what representations he has made to (a) the UNFCCC...

      World Health Organization

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the parliamentary ratification of the World Health...

      Republika Srpska: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has received evidence of the Russian Federation offering (a) financial, (b) arms, (c)...

      Bulgaria: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether ministers in his Department plan to visit Bulgaria.

      European Parliament Members: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his European Union counterparts on the subject of alleged lobbying activity in...

      Central Asia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Tajikistan, (b) Uzbekistan and (c) Turkmenistan.

      War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to help ensure that international war crimes investigations are politically and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for East Londonderry of 15 November 2022 on a...

      Seán Rooney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Irish Government on the death of Pte Seán Rooney in Lebanon.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the provisional findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Ukraine on...

      Russia: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his European counterparts on the reasons for which the value of imports...

      East Africa: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of humanitarian aid to East Africa was spent on nutrition support in the 2021-22...

      Burkina Faso: Economic Situation and Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) political and (b) economic situation in Burkina Faso.

      Fiji: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Fijian Government on (a) bilateral relations and (b) regional stability.

      East Africa: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which UK-funded aid programmes in East Africa have had reduced levels of funding since 2020.

      Eswatini: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many full time equivalent staff his Department has in Eswatini.

      China: Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of Chinese investment in Nepalese infrastructure...

      China: Biotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for (a) Health and Social Care and (b) Business,...

      Eswatini: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the democracy movement in...

      The Gambia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the political situation in The Gambia; and if he will make a statement.

      Development Aid: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he will provide the Government's response to the First Report of the International Development Committee,...

      Horn of Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help provide resources to Somalia and Somaliland, in the context of...

      Somalia: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has taken recent steps to help support media freedom in Somalia.

      Somaliland: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Somalia and (b) Somaliland on the status of Somaliland.

      Transcaucasus: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Azerbaijani counterparts on the recent blockade in the Lachin corridor...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are deployed to NATO’s mission in Kosovo.

    • HMS Collingwood: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January to Question 113210 on HMS Collingwood: Repairs and Maintenance, how many of the 393 reported maintenance issues were...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of his Department's procurement spend was spent in each UK region in 2022; and what the per capita expenditure was for each...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation units have an energy efficiency rating of C or above.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution by the Minister for Defence Procurement on 20 December 2022, Official Report, column 150, how he is measuring...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the New Medium Helicopter programme.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of legal advice sought by his Department in relation to the Armoured Cavalry programme.

      Ajax Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the AJAX Lessons Learned Review will include reference to the role of contractual weaknesses which may have contributed to the delayed delivery...

      Watchkeeper WK450

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are training with the Watchkeeper platform.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flight hours have been made by the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft fleet in each year since its first delivery.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2022 to Question 111519 on Armed Forces: Housing, for what reason the Regional Accommodation Maintenance Service...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he is taking steps to enable small and medium UK based engineering businesses to bid for work to provide waste management systems, including...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December to Question 97447 on Armed Forces: Housing, whether Regional Accommodation Maintenance Service contractors met...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many temporary heaters have been provided to armed forces families living in (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation in...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces families living in (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation have been provided temporary accommodation...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 111526 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many urgent repairs were completed in each month since 1...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have moved into (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation with non-habitable failures, in each year since 2015.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2022 to Question 111520 on Armed Forces: Housing, what the average response time was for maintenance requests...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2022 to Question 97447 on Armed Forces: Housing, what proportion of properties were prepared to the required...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2022 to Question 97447 on Armed Forces: Housing, what the performance of the supplier in resolving stage 1...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2022 to Question 97447 on Armed Forces: Housing, what proportion of reactive maintenance tasks were completed to a...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2022 to Question 97447 on Armed Forces: Housing, what proportion of reactive maintenance tasks were subject to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on the operation of Work Capability Assessments in each of the last five financial years.

    • Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reduce barriers to older workers seeking to re-enter the workforce.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2022 to Question 74764, what data his Department holds on how many and what proportion of applicants for...

      Employment Schemes: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support employment support groups in the West Midlands region.

      Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions (a) with and (b) without children had (i) up to five per cent,...

      Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of applicants for (a) Universal Credit and (b) Employment and Support Allowance had their claims rejected following a Work...

      Universal Credit: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 September 2022 to Question 48353 on Universal Credit: Equality, if he will publish the equality analysis of the...

      Unemployment: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department are taking to help reduce the number of people who are out of work due to ill mental health.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on supporting disabled people into work.

      Unemployment: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of support it provides to people out of work due to health problems.

      Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is between an application being submitted for a Work Capability Assessment and decision being made for (a) Universal...

      Unemployment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department’s review into economic inactivity will take into account the (a) barriers to employment faced by disabled people...

      Jobcentres: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2022 to Question 67074 on Jobcentres: Pay, what recent estimate he has made of when holiday pay will be...

      Cost of Living Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will consider the potential merits of providing support with essential living costs for people who have no recourse to public funds; and...

      Pension Credit: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the level of take up of pension credit by women living in the London Borough of Hounslow; and if he will make a...

      Unemployment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a) work coaches and b) disability employment advisors understand the barriers to employment...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the treatment of 1950s born women affected by changes to the state pension age, what assessment he has made of the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the cost of living crisis, if he will make it his policy to review the decision on frozen overseas pensions.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2022 to Question 110773 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Unemployment: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the (a) level of employment and (b) number of people who are out of work due to health...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of decisions on the right to (a) Employment Support Allowance; (b) Universal Credit Limited...

      Access to Work Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce waiting times for Access to Work grants for disabled people.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people started employment following their participation in the Local Supported Employment programme in each of the last five years.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides for young people in supported housing when they earn enough to take them off Universal Credit and lose...

      Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, whether he has plans to (a) revoke, (b) replace or (c) retain the Confined...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Clean Air Zones: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had discussions with local government representatives on the impact of the Bristol Clean Air Zone.

    • Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that central government targets are adopted on air quality in line with the Environment...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to integrate clean air and Net Zero policy development.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to integrate clean air and Net Zero policy development.

      Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the (a) modelling reports produced by Imperial College London and the UK Centre for Ecology and...

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has taken steps to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration on tackling air pollution.

      Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve the monitoring and reporting of air pollution.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will respond to the recommendations of the report by UK100 Yes we CANZ! published in June 2022.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost of the (a) collection and (b) treatment of disposed vapes.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the value of payments made by importers and manufacturers of vapes per annum to finance the cost of collection and...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the proportion of (a) disposable and (b) all vapes which are recycled.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the full guidance on the Extended Producer Responsibility measures will be published.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of importers and manufacturers of vapes in the UK are registered with the Environment Agency; and if she...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to publish the analysis informing her proposed clean air targets.

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government on that government's announcement on single-use plastics in...

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress has been made by the panel investigating the mass die-offs of marine life on the North East coast.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to help communities to grow their own food.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce food prices.

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the reporting deadline will be for the panel investigating the mass die-offs of marine life on the North East coast.

      Marine Environment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the remit is of the panel investigating the mass die-offs of marine life on the North East coast.

      Eggs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to help tackle the increase in the cost of eggs.

      Food: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for International Trade on ensuring parity of (a) animal...

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help ensure that there will be an adequate supply of milk to meet consumer demand...

      Horticulture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release of 16 December entitled Government provides boost to horticulture industry with...

      Food: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with stakeholders in the supermarket sector on trends in the level of food inflation.

      Climate Change: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last had discussions with the US Climate Envoy.

      Foreign Relations: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last had discussions with her Australian counterpart.

      Foreign Relations: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last had discussions with her French counterpart.

      Poultry: Animal Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to phase out the caging of laying hens by 2027.

      Animal Welfare: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to introduce mandatory animal-welfare labelling on supermarket products.

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) improve standards of animal welfare in abattoirs and (b) help ensure that farm...

      World Trade Organization: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether officials from her Department attended courses on (a) SPS agreements, (b) trade and the environment and (c)...

      Fisheries: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps through the World Trade Organisation to help restrict the size of the Chinese distant water...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on alcohol in each of the last five years.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her department has spent on single use pens in each of the last five years.

      Marine Protected Areas: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ban industrial fishing vessels from Marine Protected Areas.

      Agriculture: Fertilisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help ensure the availability of (a) urea and (b) other fertilisers for domestic...

      Sustainable Farming Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Sustainable Farming Incentive.

      Avian Influenza: Eggs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to review rules on the labelling of free range (a) eggs and (b) poultry, in the context of...

      Food: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to promote food growing cooperatives.

      Total Allowable Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the advice from the International Council...

      Food: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to promote community food growing projects.

      Food: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential benefits of grants to encourage community food projects.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department have been allocated to deal with issues related to international trade in (a) each of the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 21 November 2022 to Questions 84814 and 84816 on Pigs: Slaughterhouses, when she plans to respond...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what independent reports have been commissioned by her Department since December 2019.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department will publish the analysis used to support the air quality targets developed for England under the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings (a) they and (b) other Ministers in their Department have had with the Department's Chief Scientific...

      Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of contribution of allotments to (a) wellbeing and (b) growing food within communities.

      Recycling: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what impact assessment has taken place on the requirements of the Extended Producer Responsibility measures on small retailers.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the impact on businesses of the decision to run Extended Producer Responsibility...

  • Home Office

    • Migrants: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants awaiting determination of status in the UK and subject to electronic tagging have broken the conditions of the tag in the...

    • Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy that internationally recruited nurses should not stay in the same hotels as refugees.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the performance of Action Fraud.

      Mears Group and Migrant Help: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 111599 on Mears Group and Migrant Help: Contracts, whether her Department has...

      Immigration Controls: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken (a) to conduct an audit of positive results from the Warnings Index and Border Crossings systems during...

      Visas: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the rules on graduate visas in instances where international students are unable to apply...

      Immigration Controls: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason Border Forces detain people with valid student visas on arrival in the UK; and if she will take steps to end this practice.

      Biometric Residence Permits: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency and (b) nationally Biometric Residence Permits have not been produced...

      Biometric Residence Permits: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the number of biometric residence permits that were issued with the incorrect type of permit conditions...

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish the results of its 2014 public consultation on the review of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding from the public purse has been provided to charities that specialise in providing support to the families of survivors of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2022 to Question 11027 on Slavery, in what way her Department's new guidance and policy on...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to prevent registered sex offenders changing their gender without the knowledge of the police.

      Domestic Abuse: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Domestic Homicides and Suspected Victim Suicides report 2021-2022, published 25 August 2021, what methods her...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Independent report entitled IICSA: report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published 14 December...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken to respond to (a) written parliamentary questions and (b) correspondence from...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral statement by the Prime Minister of 13 December 2022, Official Report, column 885, whether she plans to publish...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, whether she has plans to (a) revoke, (b) replace or (c) retain the...

      Wind Power: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 109533 on Wind Power: Migrant Workers, if it is her Department’s policy not to...

      Immigration and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the success rate is of visa and immigration applications when Members of Parliament intervene to help a constituent.

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to implement all the recommendations of the report by Wendy Williams entitled Windrush Lessons Learned Review,...

      Motor Vehicles: Glass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles were stopped by police on suspicion of being in breach of rules on tinted windows in England in the last 12 months.

      Refugees: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are housed in hotels in England.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an estimate of the number of bail expiries due to a defendant not being charged within 28 days.

      Horse Racing: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of illegal pony and trap racing were recorded by police forces in England in the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Northern Ireland (a) Executive Office, (b) Department for Communities and (c)...

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent employees are employed in equality, diversity and inclusions roles by police forces in England.

      Immigration and Visas: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the success rate is of visa and immigration appeal applications to the Home Office (a) with Members of Parliament intervening and (b)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to correspondence of (a) 10 November and (b) 12 December from the Hon. member for Weston-super-Mare on behalf of...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration entitled An inspection of the immigration system...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of reinstating the Community Housing Fund on levels of housing supply.

    • Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many expressions of interest his Department received for the establishment of Investment Zones.

      Empty Property: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an estimate of the number of unoccupied dwellings in (a) York and (b) York Central constituency.

      Holiday Accommodation: Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department's plans to consult on a change to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987...

      Housing: Hornsey and Wood Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has taken recent steps to increase the construction of (a) social housing and (b) affordable homes...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to launch the Task Force on Older People's Housing.

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent progress his Department has made on amending provisions within the Housing Act 1988 on the treatment of long...

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the average cost per annum of ground rent for all categories of property under leasehold...

      Leasehold: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of new homes sold between 17 December 2019 and the introduction of the Leasehold Reform...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on leaseholders.

      Leasehold Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Leasehold Advisory Service’s support for (a) leaseholders...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support he is providing to local planning authorities to help them facilitate increased levels of physical activity...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to increase the speed of planning decisions.

      Hinduism: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help protect Hindu communities from (a) religious- and (b) racially-motivated hate crime.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of instances of antisemitism towards the...

      Homelessness: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the financial allocation was to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council through his Department's Homelessness...

      Social Rented Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring The Regulator of Social Housing to conduct routine...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the oral contribution of 9 January 2023 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Levelling...

      Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of taking steps to ensure social housing providers adopt priority...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of Local Housing Allowance on the affordability of local...

      Domestic Violence: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance he has issued to providers of domestic violence refuges regarding the provision of single-sex facilities.

      Rents: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with the British Landlords Association on rent increases in London.

      Private Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the average increase in rent for private properties in London following the increase in the...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reasons the Government did not introduce legislative proposals to end Section 21 evictions in 2022.

      Domestic Abuse: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the financial allocation was to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as part of his Department's Local Authority...

      Night Shelter Transformation Fund: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department's Night Shelter Transformation Fund for the West...

      Landlords: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many landlords are registered on rogue landlords databases in England.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the he will respond to correspondence dated (a) 11 October 2022, (b) 31 October 2022, (c) 2 December 2022 regarding a...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of living crisis in trends of the level of homelessness.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2022 to Question 49746 on Buildings: Insulation, when he plans to publish further...

      Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November to Question 90729 on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, whether an...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of utilising the sight loss registers to ensure that all blind and...

      Council Tax: Shared Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with the Valuation Office Agency on changes to the liability for council tax of...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the financial allocation was to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council from his Department's Council Tax Support Fund.

      Local Government Finance: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the financial allocation was to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council from his Department's Services Grant.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps is he taking to reduce the inflationary pressures on local authority budgets.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prime Minister: Sign Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department provides on the sizes of the audience at (a) his and (b) other official media events that require British Sign Language...

    • Government Departments: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government Security Group’s recommendation to protect government’s systems, people and estate from Chinese surveillance...

      Infrastructure: Genomics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy that the genomics industry is critical national infrastructure; and whether that industry should be included within the UK...

      Imports: Russia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value of imports from Russia was in (a) 2021 and (b) 2022.

      Prime Minister: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of the Prime Minister's flight to and from Leeds on 9 January 2023.

      National Security: Genomics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of Genomic Surveillance on UK national security.

      Migration: Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Office for National Statistics plans to publish detailed migration data from the 2021 Census.

      Civil Servants: DNA

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he is taking steps to protect genetic data of civil servants from potential security threats posed by surveillance technology companies.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Gulf Cooperation Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to take steps to include international human rights safeguards in a Free Trade Agreement between the United...

    • Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she will take to enable parliamentary scrutiny of the proposed UK-India free trade agreement.

      Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, in reference to the answer to Question 454 in the oral evidence given to the International Trade Select Committee on 30 November 2022, if...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding has been allocated to (a) FareShare and (b) other food redistribution organisations from (i) the Dormant Assets...

    • Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether regulations exist that govern how close to existing residential properties telecommunication apparatus can be installed.

      Gaming: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage more investment in the emerging blockchain gaming industry.

      11 Downing Street: Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 110636 on Treasury: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution, if she will...

      Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans that the report of the in-depth review into the future of domestic women’s football will be delivered..

      Emergency Services: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential benefits of establishing a National Volunteer Corps to support emergency services.

      Football: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 22 January 2022 to Question 111571 on Football: Safety, what recent progress her Department...

      Hillsborough Stadium: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with (a) the FA, (b) Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and (c) the Football Supporters...

      Afghanistan: Cricket

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has had recent discussions with the International Cricket Council on the participation of Afghan women...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department's proposals for a new registration scheme for short term holiday lets will include a requirement for...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's proposals for a new registration scheme for short term holiday lets, what assessment she...

      ICT: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report by the Government Office for Science entitled Large-scale computing: the case for greater UK...

      Betting Shops: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of gambling shops on high streets in London in each the last 5 years.

      Semiconductors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department plans to provide to develop the UK's flexible semiconductor market; and whether that support will...

      Semiconductors: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the attractiveness of the UK for investment in semiconductor fabrication facilities...

      Channel Four Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much from the public purse her Department spent on its proposals to privatise Channel 4.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) desktops, (b) laptops, (c) mobile phones and (d) other devices are discarded by her Department in each of the...

      Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Ofcom on the upcoming 11.1 percent price increase of wholesale broadband in April 2023.

      Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of phone and broadband providers on potential in-contract price rises...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Richmond House

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answers of 20 November 2022 to Question 110565 on Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and...

    • Queen Elizabeth II: Death

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what was the total cost of Operation Marquee; from which sources that funding was obtained; whether any other...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships and Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to take steps to enable opposite-sex couples to convert a civil partnership to marriage.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they intend to report any money returned to public funds from suppliers of defective personal protective equipment

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