Written answers

Friday, 3 February 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of e-scooters on (a) driving licence and (b) insurance requirements.

    • Bus Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to make regulations under the Bus Services Act 2017 in the next year.

      East Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 26 January 2023 to Question 129879 on Railways: Midlands and North of England, what assessment the Department has made...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to increase the provision of audio-visual announcements on local bus services for blind and partially sighted people.

      Project Silverlight and Operation Blue Diamond

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the (a) scope, (b) workstreams and (c) objectives of (i) Project Silverlight and (ii) Operation Blue Diamond.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many FTE civil servants in his Department work on bus services.

      Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for enforceable disabled parking bays in...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of (a) potholes and (b) instances of other road damage; what estimate he has made of the additional...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 13189 on Disease Control, how many mobile UV irradiation units have...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent on headhunters in each of the last three years.

      Foreign Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of compliance with the Register of Overseas Entities; and what compliance...

      Energy Information Regulations 2011/1524

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

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the need for a ministerial portfolio for eradicating the...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 132590, whether households that do not have a traditional...

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to implement a national framework to incentivise and manage exploration and...

      Refuges: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 131224 on Refuges: Energy, what metrics his Department has used...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether alternative support is available for households which previously qualified for the Warm Home Discount but which...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many jobs the Green Homes Grant has supported in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what data his Department holds on the average timescales energy consumers wait for the repayment of debt owed to them...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of people who were eligible for the Warm Home Discount in 2022 and are not...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Park Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, by what date he expects the Energy Bill Relief Scheme payment to be made, in relation to residents of Park Homes.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy., what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for its policies of fluctuations in the rate of...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of domestic properties in (a) York local authority, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England are...

      Electricity Generation: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to increase the (a) grid and (b) local cable capacities in order to better facilitate...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that households unable to get energy smart meters are not (a) disadvantaged or (b)...

      Meters: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of rural households which are able to have an energy smart meter installed.

      Business: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of his proposed energy package from April 2023 on (a) hospitality,...

      UK Infrastructure Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2023 to Question 114600 on UK Infrastructure Bank, what recent discussions his...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to (a) prevent and (b) regulate energy companies from forcibly installing prepayment...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that people on pre-payment meters who have not yet redeemed their...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2023 to Question 114599 on Energy: Conservation, what his planned timetable is for...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to provide a budget framework for Contracts for Difference auctions over the next 5 years.

      Energy Company Obligation: Park Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of park home households who are eligible for grant support under the ECO4 scheme.

      Energy Company Obligation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households have been awarded funding for energy efficiency installations under the ECO4 scheme in (a)...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many ECO4 installations have been (a) approved for funding and (b) completed since June 2022.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes.

      Energy Efficiency Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Energy Efficiency Taskforce is operational; and if he will publish the membership of that taskforce.

      Leisure and Swimming Pools: Energy Bills Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of not including (a) swimming pools and (b) other leisure...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Park Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the letter sent by the Minister of State for Energy and Climate to all Members on 25 November 2022...

      Charities: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing ongoing support for energy costs to the charity...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects to issue guidance on the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding to local authorities to enable...

      Business: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure that businesses, including hospices, are supported with their...

      Energy: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the impact of increases in the cost of energy on hospices.

      Energy: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact of replacing the Energy Bill Relief Scheme...

      Energy: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to support hospices with their energy bills after March 2023.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of a potential fall in wholesale energy prices on...

      Energy: Newcastle upon Tyne Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent energy companies from breaching licence agreements by forcing customers...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much households in Northern Ireland will receive under the Energy Bills Support Scheme.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department will respond to the correspondence of 8 December 2022 from the hon. Member for Liverpool Walton on...

      Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will conduct a review of the adequacy of the regulatory system for the promotion and development of...

      Hydrogen: Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support and develop the hydrogen supply chain in the UK.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Renewable Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Contracts for Difference scheme to Northern Ireland; and if he will make...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ambulance Services: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for ambulance services in Stockport constituency in the latest period for which data is available.

    • Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on increasing the number of registered nurses in the NHS by 50,000 in England by the end of...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of changes to the median nurse’s salary in real terms since 2010.

      Prescriptions: Pre-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussion he has had with the NHS Business Services Authority on prescription prepayment certificate's being cancelled...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many requests for revenue cash support have been made by NHS trusts to NHS England in each of the last five years.

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) ambulance staff and (b) other medical staff who visit homes are provided personal alarm...

      HIV Infection: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much from the public purse the Government spent on HIV research and development in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020, (d) 2021 and (e) 2022.

      NHS Digital: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2022 to Question 84943 on NHS Digital: Cybersecurity, what steps he is taking to resolve the cyber...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of eligible people under the age of 30 who have received a third covid-19...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GPs (a) retiring and (b) leaving the profession in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will make a decision on future funding plans for NHS Wellbeing Hubs.

      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 17 November 2022 and 16 December 2022 on...

      Gender Dysphoria: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the results of the public consultation on interim service specification for specialist gender dysphoria services for children and...

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to end out of area placements for mental health patients.

      Restraint Techniques: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the quality of training on restrictive interventions delivered to providers of inpatient care for people...

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2022 to Question 96635 on Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds and with reference to the Answer of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November to Question 88800 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Tourette's Syndrome: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision for people with Tourette Syndrome in South Yorkshire.

      Carers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of support available to unpaid carers.

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the UK Commission on Bereavement’s findings that...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number clinical trials of new medicines taking place in the UK.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that Accident and Emergency departments in hospitals can meet waiting time targets.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing new HR policies for...

      Paediatrics: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are a sufficient number of (a) pediatric intensive care unit beds and (b) qualified...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was between referral and first assessment for autism at Stockport Child and Adolescent Mental Health...

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that England has enough mental health beds for (a) adults and (b) children and adolescents.

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the policy papers entitled (a) The national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026 and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of (a) people aged 50 to 64, (b) people aged 65 to 74, (c) people aged 75 and...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of (a) children aged two and three years on 31 August 2022, (b) primary...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which countries (a) requested covid-19 vaccines from the UK and (b) had this request granted and dispatched to them in 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to continue providing a covid-19 vaccination programme for (a) all people and (b) people classified as...

      Ovarian Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of covid-19 on access to ovarian cancer treatment.

      Social Services: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the annual spend of social care providers on agency care workers in 2022.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has a limit on the distance it would require someone to travel to receive (a) radiotherapy and (b) other types of...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the cancer care backlog in (a) Penrith and The Border and (b) Cumbria.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to provide a substantive reply to Question 125459 on Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence, tabled by the...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has a timetable for bringing forward commencement orders on powers for the Care Quality Commission to assess integrated care...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Department has made of the causes of the increase in the number of excess deaths; and what steps he is taking to...

      Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether he plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace The Blood Safety and Quality...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out a timetable for the publication of the refreshed NHS Long Term Plan.

  • Wales Office

    • Borderlands Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when his Department last met the Welsh Assembly Government to discuss the Wrexham to Bidston train line.

    • Railways: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on (a) upgrades to the South Wales relief line and (b) the rail-related...

  • Department for Education

    • Nurseries: Business Rates and Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that nurseries are supported with rising costs of energy; and what plans her Department have to support nurseries...

    • Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an assessment of the consequences for her policies of findings by the National Deaf Children's Society that (a) the...

      Pupils: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the 2018-2020 LRS Data Breach by Trustopia, whether pupils past and present will be informed that their personal data was used by...

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to tackle racism towards Gypsy, Roma, and Travellers in schools.

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed SEND and Alternative Provision Green Papers on support for children with speech and...

      Foster Care: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many foster carers there are in Stockport (a) constituency and (b) borough.

      Special Educational Needs: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there is a standardised procedure for ensuring that young offenders are assessed for an EHCP.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to review the level of funding provided for children with Education, Health and Care Plans in mainstream education settings.

      Young People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a list of all the data her Department collects and holds on assessing the needs of young carers; if she will publish links to that...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on identifying young people with special educational needs.

      Confucius Institutes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle the threat of Confucius Institutes to democracy and national security.

      Children: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to Family Hubs on identifying and supporting children with speech and language difficulties.

      Department for Education: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing new HR policies for their...

      Department for Education: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has notified staff to (a) tell or (b) remind them that they can sell annual leave in the last four months.

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to support schools and pupils in (a) Year 7, (b) Year 8, (c) Year 9, (d) Year 10 and (e) Year 11 with (i) examinations, (ii)...

      Schools: Physical Education and Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that schools have more notice of future rounds of PE and sport premium funding.

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in the context of rising energy costs, if she will take steps to (a) ensure schools have financial support to retrofit their buildings with energy...

      Qualifications: Newcastle upon Tyne Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to 30.5 percent of people with no qualifications in Benwell from 2021 ONS census data, what steps her Department is taking to increase...

      Religious Freedom: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that school curriculums include teaching on freedom of religion or belief.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people given a life sentence subsequently committed a serious further offence in each year since 2010.

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of employment tribunal claims were accepted between 1 January and 31 December December 2022.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 131105 on Energy: Meters, how many court orders were granted allowing energy companies to forcibly...

      Crimes of Violence: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of Serious Further Offence's committed by region in each year since 2010.

      Liverpool Prison: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Ministry of Justice: spend control data for April 2022 to June 2022 published on 30 September 2022, if he will provide a breakdown...

  • Treasury

    • Brexit: Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how his Department measures the potential impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the economy.

    • Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a limit on the number of times creditors can contact people in debt.

      Blackmore Bond: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on addressing the accountability of financial regulators after the collapse of Blackmore Bond plc.

      Cryptocurrencies: Antisemitism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report by the Antisemitism Policy Trust entitled Antisemitism and Cryptocurrency: A perfect Union, published in 2022, if he will make...

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the impact of below inflation pay rises on household disposable income.

      Small Businesses: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations or feedback he has received from (a) small business community, (b) the science community and (c) the investment community on the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Middle East: Fenethylline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has a strategy for countering the captagon trade in the Middle East.

    • Middle East: Fenethylline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the captagon trade in the Levant region.

      Middle East: Fenethylline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the impact of the captagon trade on the ability of States to...

      Palestinians: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Palestinian Authority on tackling corruption in that region.

      Salah Hammouri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the Israeli government's decision to (a)...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the legality of Israeli settlements under international law.

      China-Britain Business Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made for the implication of its policies of the Chinese-British Business...

      Mozambique: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of Cyclone Cheneso on (a) humanitarian need, (b) development and c) the...

      China-Britain Business Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Chinese-British Business...

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Government of India on (a) attacks against Christians in...

      Confucius Institutes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential relationship between Confucius Institutes in the UK and...

      Land Mines: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the clearance of (a) landmines and (b) other explosive...

      Middle East: Fenethylline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the involvement of Hezbollah in the captagon trade.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Afghan nationals in Pakistan at risk of being deported from...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of Afghan nationals in Pakistan after the conclusion of illegal...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Harland and Wolff: Welding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Harland and Wolff are contractually obliged to create a welding academy under the terms of the Fleet Solid Support Ship contract.

    • Hightown Barracks: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Service Family Accommodation and (b) Single Living Accommodation units there are at Hightown Barracks; and how many personnel are based at...

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many compliant final submission bids were received by his Department for the Fleet Solid Support Ship contract.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter to the right hon. Member for North Durham on legal costs incurred during the Armoured Cavalry programme, whether he expects the...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Statement of 20 December 2022 on Ukraine, Official Report column 160, when he plans to have a debate on the action plan for...

      Autonomous Weapons: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe of Friday 27...

      Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether he plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace The Defence and Security Public Contracts...

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether both tracked and wheeled solutions will be considered for the Mobile Fires Platform; and if he will take steps to ensure that all companies that...

      Claro Barracks: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Defence Estate Optimisation Portfolio published in November 2016, what the (a) original and (b) updated projected estimate was of...

      Hightown Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the (a) size in hectares and (b) Housing Unit Potential of Hightown Barracks.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he (a) received and (b) plans to publish the Reserves Forces' and Cadets' Association External Scrutiny Team 2022 Report.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money South Tyneside Council has returned to his Department from grants allocated in December 2022.

    • Employment: Specific Learning Difficulties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support people with learning difficulties in Nottingham East constituency who are seeking paid employment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing new HR policies for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 131311 on Department for Work and Pensions: Freedom of Information, on what day the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has notified staff to (a) tell or (b) remind them that they can sell annual leave in the last four months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children live in households in receipt of Universal Credit in each parliamentary constituency in the most recent month for which data...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a list of the triggers used by officials in his Department which would encourage claimants to migrate to Universal Credit.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of effectiveness of Universal Credit provisions on supporting young people under 25 on low incomes or out...

      Personal Independence Payment: Huntington's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to assist Personal Independence Payment assessors making decisions on a person with Huntington's disease; and if he...

      Personal Independence Payment: Huntington's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) in the last five years, how many people with Huntington's disease (i) made a claim for Personal Independence Payment, (ii) were refused...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit claimants were undertaking training or education that counted towards their work-related requirements in the 12 most...

      Universal Credit: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit claimants were employed as nurses for the 12 most recent assessment periods for which data is available.

      Menopause: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help support women experiencing the menopause in the workplace in (a) Coventry North East constituency,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has notified staff to (a) tell or (b) remind them that they can sell annual leave in the last four months.

    • Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to protect dogs from unregulated breeding clinics.

      Pet Travel Scheme: Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats were imported into the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme in each month in 2022.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were commercially imported into Great Britain in each month of 2022.

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of released gamebirds in captive bird operations are registered with the Animal and Plant...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many release sites for non-native gamebirds there are in the UK.

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing additional regulation on the (a) data collection, (b)...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of introducing a single social tariff for water.

      Internal Drainage Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to (a) mitigate the costs to (i) local councils and (ii) landowners of internal...

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of the proposed new extended producer responsibility scheme on...

      Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether she plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace the Water Supply...

      Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) Regulations 1994

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether she plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace The Urban Waste Water...

      Floods: Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to monitor storm overflows.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to announce the outcome of the review into asylum support rates.

    • Nawaz Sharif

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Nawaz Sharif, applied for leave to remain in the UK.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the response to the Urgent Question on 24 January 2023 on Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children, Official Report column...

      Asylum: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims have been open for longer than one year in (a) Ilford North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Redbridge.

      Visas: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the short-term visa scheme for poultry workers; and what steps her Department is taking...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Departments, how many Afghan citizens have been resettled in the UK since August 2021.

      Asylum: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 on Asylum, how many decision makers were in post as of 13 December 2022.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the response to the Urgent Question on 24 January 2023 on Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children, Official Report column...

      Migrant Help: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has instructed Migrant Help not to respond to enquiries from Rt hon. and hon. Members.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to appoint an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

      Cars: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the fraudulent and criminal behaviour of car-hire companies which operate in tandem with...

      Police Custody: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with (a) local authorities, (b) police forces and (c) Cabinet colleagues on the detention of looked...

      Fenethylline: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seizures of captagon tablets there have been in each of the last five years.

      M25: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent protests from disrupting traffic on the M25.

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on introducing additional legislative proposals to prevent the misuse of Nitrous Oxide.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2023 to Question 124017 on Grenfell Tower: Fires, if she will have discussions with the London Fire...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2023 to Question 124016 on Fire and Rescue Services: Injuries, whether individual fire and rescue...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of Section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 in preventing...

      Hillsborough Families' Experiences Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to respond to the report by the Right Reverend James Jones The Patronising Disposition of Unaccountable Power, HC 511,...

      Home Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on headhunters in each of the last three years.

      Police: DNA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2023 to Question 129799 on Police: DNA, whether biometric vetting with consent always includes DNA...

      West Midlands Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) Police Community Support Officers there were in the West Midlands Police Force in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2022.

      British Citizenship: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizenship certificate requests were on hold due to IT issues preventing mandatory checks being completed as of 30 January 2023.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the role of Selective Licensing Schemes in improving housing standards in privately rented...

    • Leisure: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the urban playground concept; and if he will make an assessment of...

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish the advice he has received from his officials on the coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria.

      Housing: Gravesham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many new-build properties in Gravesham were allocated to each of the Council Tax Bands for the last 12 months for...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on what use local authorities have made of the £10,500 per-person funding...

      Private Rented Housing: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the white paper entitled A fairer private rented sector, published on 16 June 2022, when he plans to...

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to end homelessness among veterans in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) nationally.

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to support tenants with rising rents in the context of the cost-of-living crisis;...

      Buildings: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many buildings in Battersea with interim safety measures in place were invited to take part in the Government’s...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the costs of administering the voter ID requirements for elections will be paid from council budgets or Government...

      Building Safety Fund: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many buildings in Battersea were eligible for the Building Safety Fund as of 25 January 2023; and how much of that...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities when he will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare dated 10th November and 14th December...

      Buildings: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Financial Conduct Authority's report entitled Report on insurance for multi‑occupancy...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department plans to publish the findings of the call for evidence for leaseholder-owned buildings.

      Environmental Health and Housing: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing adequate funding to local authorities to ensure the...

      Urban Areas: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of an audit of cities to determine how child and family friendly those...

      Regional Planning and Development: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to encourage levelling up across Scotland.

      Retail Trade: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of the cost of living on high street spending in (a) York and (b) England.

      Local Government: East Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent progress his Department has made on negotiations with Hull City and East Riding of Yorkshire Councils on a...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether local authorities that were successful in the first round of the Levelling Up Fund will be eligible to receive...

  • Scotland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing new HR policies for their...

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to strengthen national security through public procurement.

      Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of recorded knife crime incidents in the West Midlands Police force area in each year since 2015.

      Prime Minister: Railways

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the last time was the Prime Minister travelled for official business by train.

      Dengue Fever: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many British nationals have died due to Dengue fever in the last ten years.

      Civil Servants: Strikes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to reach a negotiated solution to the ongoing industrial dispute with members of the Public and Commercial Services Union.

      Ministers: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the level of compliance with Security of Government Business Policy that Ministers must not use personal (a)...

      Prime Minister: Aviation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the Prime Minister has travelled by non-scheduled flights since taking office.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to help support the UK food industry to export into the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January to Question 120898 on Internet: Males, if she will fund research online violence against...

    • Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many public libraries there were in England in each year since 2010.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the closing of the Libraries Taskforce in March 2020 on strategic...

      Loneliness: Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps is he taking to investigate the potential merits of social prescribing in combatting loneliness.

      Loneliness: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential correlation between ill mental health and loneliness.

      Loneliness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of loneliness in the workplace.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress she has made on the Government's loneliness strategy.

      Voluntary Work: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with (a) conservation and (b) other charities on (i) creating more volunteering...

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's policy paper up next - the government’s vision for the broadcasting sector published...

      BBC Mid-Term Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what is her planned timetable for the BBC Mid-Term Review.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support local newspapers.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Equality

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps they are taking to ensure that their Department complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code; and whether the monitoring data gathered...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the effects of (1) vehicle speeds, and (2) journey times, on emissions in urban areas; and if so, whether higher (a)...

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the effects of low emission zones in urban areas on (1) vehicle usage, (2) average vehicle speeds, (3) average vehicle...

      Biofuels: Vegetable Oils

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of future of biodiesel made from used cooking oil; and what support are they giving to the sector.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of access to innovative medicines by (1) region, and (2) socioeconomic status; and what steps they are taking to (a) ensure equity,...

    • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the (1) resources, and (2) capacity, of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Association (MHRA); and whether they have made an assessment of...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the decline in the number of clinical trials, and (2) its impact on patient outcomes.

      Clinical Trials

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the finding by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) that there has been a 41 per cent decline in clinical trial numbers since...

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether their new Major Conditions Strategy will include the content of their unpublished Health Disparities White Paper.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Peru: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Peru about reports of (1) the deaths of civilians in that country following recent protests against the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling

      To ask His Majesty's Government what were the recycling rates for each local authority in the last year for which figures are available; and what is the ranking of local authorities with regard...

    • Food: Waste

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce any adverse effects of food waste on climate change.

      Shellfish: North East

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish all the evidence (1) received by, and (2) considered by, the expert panel appointed to investigate the cause of mass marine deaths between...

      Shellfish: North East

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the expert panel appointed to investigate the cause of mass marine deaths between the River Tees and the River Esk did not undertake its own research...

      Shellfish: North East

      To ask His Majesty's Government what evidence they have to suggest that the cause of mass marine deaths between the River Tees and the River Esk was the result of a new pathogen, given the...

      Shellfish: North East

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the expert panel appointed to investigate the cause of mass marine deaths between the River Tees and the River Esk did not take evidence...

      Horses: Exports

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the requirements placed on the movement of horses between the UK and France; and what progress they have made on negotiating...

  • Home Office

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of bids submitted for the second round of the Levelling Up Fund were successful, broken down by region.

    • Freeports: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made to identify a free port site in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Holiday Accommodation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources available to local authorities to process short-term lets licensing and applications.

    • Cinemas: Edinburgh

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are having discussions with the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, and other partners regarding (1) cultural cinema programme activity in...

      Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of digital poverty on young people and their households.

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