Written answers

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on head-hunters in each of the last three years.

    • Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on whether companies are required to provide notice to local authorities when...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish an independent review of aviation sector evidence on the barriers, opportunities and conditions required for a competitive UK...

      Public Transport: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to improve public transport in order to ensure a viable alternative means of transport to electric cars once petrol vehicles are...

      Department for Transport: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and if they will make a...

      Floods: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council on tackling flooding under the railway bridge on Crossley Road in Stockport.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HS2 Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner was (a) put out to tender and (b) whether it has been awarded.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether pre qualification for HS2 Phase 2a main civil engineering works contract has been approved.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether they will conduct an updated assessment of the benefit-cost ratio of HS2, including an assessment of changing land use.

      East Coast Main Line and West Coast Main Line: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to hold discussions with Network Rail on the potential merits of ensuring that maintenance closures on the east and west coast...

      Euston Station: High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of whether the HS2 Euston terminus will be delivered (a) within budget and (b) on time.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train carriages in use on the rail network do not meet the standards specified in the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Requirements.

      Euston Station: High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains his Department's policy for HS2 to terminate at London Euston station.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any heavy rail operators have a dispensation from compliance with the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Requirements.

      Euston Station: High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions has he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the planned London Euston terminus of the HS2 line.

      Shipping: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2023 to Question 133973 on Shipping: Liberia, if he will publish the Liberian Registry’s notification to...

      Driving Licences: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time was for processing a drivers medical check by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the latest period for which data is...

      Flybe: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Flybe being placed in administration.

      Flybe: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority on Flybe being placed in administration.

      Flybe: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chief Executive of Belfast City Airport on taking steps to support employees at the airport who are...

      Customs: Ashford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on fulfilling its commitments on environmental mitigations for the Sevington Inland Border Facility.

      Logistics: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the (a) number of vacancies and (b) level of skill shortages in each occupation within the logistics industry.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of the changes made to the Highway Code in January 2022.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish estimates of drink-drive collisions and casualties more frequently than once a year.

      Bus Service Operators Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to launch its consultation on reform of the Bus Service Operators Grant.

      Charging Points: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has held discussions with Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in the last 12 months on increasing the number of electrical vehicle...

      Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce a car scrappage scheme to support people switching to greener vehicles.

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to support local governments and combined authorities in holding bus companies to account for their service delivery.

      Shipping: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2023 to Question 133973 on Shipping: Liberia, what powers a Substantially Interested State has to make...

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 26 January 2023 to Question 129918 on Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure, if he will provide a list of Local Authorities...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Department has made of the (a) feasibility and (b) contribution to the national heritage of...

    • Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he is providing to businesses in the pharmaceutical sector to (a) expand their premises and (b)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing...

      Spaceflight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support future UK spaceflight launches.

      Satellites: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to help support the (a) establishment and (b) growth of the small satellite...

      Space Technology: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help support the space industry in Wales.

      Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many enforcement actions the Office for Product Safety and Standards took against (a) Amazon, (b) Ebay, (c)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average number of months' notice given for new tender opportunities through the BEIS Commercial Pipeline was...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of his Department's tenders were awarded by direct award in the financial year 2021-2022.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the policy paper entitled BEIS small and medium enterprises (SME) action plan: 2022 to 2025,...

      Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill 2022-23: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill on public workers in...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has a policy on the stockpiling of critical materials.

      Minerals: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the publication of the Critical Mineral Strategy, what steps is his Department taking to engage with...

      Small Businesses: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many SMEs in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough received Government financial support...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of the tracer dye used in PSMA PET scans; and if he will make an assessment of the...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on head-hunters in each of the last three years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS dentists there were in England in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Integrated Care Systems have women’s health hubs as of 31 January 2023.

      Unispace Global: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2023 to Question 120948 on Unispace Global: Contracts, whether the settlement reached in July 2021...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure (a) every parent has adequate access to a health visitor and (b) a safe ratio of health visitors...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to announce long term funding settlements for the NHS in order to allow investment in the future of the service.

      Learning Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the long-term viability of learning disability support providers who only receive funding from local...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the increase in the national living wage in April 2023 on the adequacy of...

      Liver Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the debate on Liver...

      Patients: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to help ensure that patients receive timely rehabilitation or reablement support when leaving...

      Better Care Fund: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the Better Care Fund will be spent on supporting unpaid family carers.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage uptake of breast cancer screening.

      Dental Services: Elmet and Rothwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental practices in the Elmet and Rothwell constituency have (a) become wholly private and (b) reduced their NHS commitment...

      Health Services: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the use of community pharmacies will be incorporated into implementation of the Delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients were in hospital waiting to be discharged in the first week of January 2023 in each NHS Trust in England.

      Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2023 to Question 119098, on Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy, when NICE will publish its decision on...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) NHS England and (b) the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee on the level of funding...

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the (a) average age, (b) gender breakdown and (c) ethnicity of the social care workforce.

      Life Insurance: Huntington's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on the premia for life insurance offered to people who have a family...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which health and care services will be included in the Primary Care Recovery Plan.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of changes in the number of health visitors since 2010.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many days' worth of respite care services have been received by family carers in each of the last 13 years.

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which health and care organisations were consulted as part of his development of the Primary Care Recovery Plan.

      Home Care Services: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average hourly cost of (a) local authority-funded and (b) self-funded home care was in each of the last 13 years.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the NHS Long Term Plan target to diagnose 75 per cent of cancers at stage 1 or 2...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to reduce the 62-day cancer waiting times from urgent referral to treatment.

      Stomach Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve survival rates for gastric cancer.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects the NHS to meet the 2 week wait cancer target of 93%.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that additional funding for hospital discharge will be allocated to registered care settings.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) condition of and (b) quality of care in care homes.

      Social Services: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out a long term recruitment and retention strategy for adult social care.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Help Us, Help You campaign at tackling the barriers that deter patients...

      Care Quality Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to the Care Quality Commission in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the average length of stay in hospital for patients who no longer met the criteria to reside in hospital and were waiting to be...

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to reform social care, and whether he plans to publish a social care strategy.

      Care Homes: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients with known respiratory infections were discharged from hospital to care homes in (a) November 2022, (b) December 2022...

      Community Diagnostic Centres: Royston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2023 to Question 126505 on Community Diagnosis Centres: Royston, whether the Cambridge and...

      Social Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of paid care workers have left the social care sector in each of the last 13 years.

      Carers: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will conduct an urgent review into carer’s assessments.

      Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS Trusts have a formal written policy on (a) digital rectal examination, (b) digital rectal stimulation and (c) the digital...

      Elective Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2023 to Question 128703 on Elective Recovery Taskforce, for what reason his Department does not plan...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to standardise access to fertility treatments in the next two years.

      Care Homes and Hospitals: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS trusts in England have continued restrictions on visitation rights for patients' families since the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pregnancy Loss Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Pregnancy Loss Review final report.

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the introduction of a pregnancy loss certificate.

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s work to reduce smoking since the dissolution of Public Health...

      NHS: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS in England of industrial action taken by NHS employees since 15 December 2022.

      IVF: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure the age at which women cease to be eligible for IVF on the NHS and the number of cycles before...

      HIV Infection: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has provided for public health campaigns on HIV for women in each year since 2018.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost was of severance packages paid to Ministers in his Department since June 2022; and to which Ministers payments were made.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a dental and oral health strategy.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many physiotherapists were employed by NHS England in each of the last five years.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure there are sufficient numbers of trained radiologists to deliver interventional...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the public have access to NHS prescription medicines in a timely manner.

      Radiotherapy: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of trained radiologists in (a) Slough constituency and (b) the south-east of England...

      Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to help ensure that every parent has access to free ante natal classes.

      Eyesight: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the (a) effectiveness and (b) potential impact on patient safety of (i) regulations and (ii) the...

      General Practitioners: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the level of retention was for GPs in the NHS in the latest period for which data is available; and if he will make an assessment of...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many senior managers in the NHS, including NHS Trusts and administrative bodies, earn over £100,000 a year.

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend opt-out HIV testing.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the long-term financial sustainability of community pharmacies.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 30 November and 28 December 2022 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on behalf...

      Health: Disadvantaged

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

      Health Services: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to develop a men’s health strategy.

      Preventive Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase funding for preventative healthcare.

  • Wales Office

    • Flybe: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had recent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential impact of Flybe being placed in administration on people in (a) Newport...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications there have been to date for places on the Higher Education Short Courses trial; how many and what proportion of those...

    • Schools: Kingston upon Hull East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2022 to Question 37614 on Schools: Buildings, which schools in Kingston upon Hull East constituency had at least one...

      Schools: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2022 to Question 37614 on Schools: Buildings, which schools had at least one construction element in condition grade...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe debate entitled Building the Open Council of Europe Academic Networks, held on...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has issued directions to the Office for Students on provider engagement in the period since 25 October 2022.

      Schools: Houghton and Sunderland South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2022 to Question 37614, on Schools: Buildings, which schools in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency had at...

      Teachers: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve teacher recruitment and retention rates in subjects including (a) Physics, (b) Maths, (c) Design and Technology,...

      Schools: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to help pupils affected by industrial action in schools catch up with missed learning and development that has been...

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the implications for her policies of the finding in the Centre for Financial...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the impact of permanently removing a child from the care of their birth parents on the mental health and wellbeing...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people began an apprenticeship in 2022 in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough and (c) Greater London.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has provided additional funding to (a) further and (b) higher education providers to help them prepare for the introduction of...

      Mature Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of removing the age restriction of 60 for Student Finance England funding for...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers of the deaf are employed in (a) England, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Stockport.

      Children's Commissioner for England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was allocated to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner in each of the last five years.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the recruitment and retention of teachers.

      Teachers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching staff in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were signed off with stress-related illnesses in England and Wales in each year since...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help improve the financial literacy of school children in Coventry North West constituency.

      Department for Education: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and if they will make a...

      Private Education: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department has carried out an economic assessment of the impact of changing the tax status of private and independent schools on the state...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Drugs: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken between drug possession cases being initially reported to being completed in court in each year...

    • Theft: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken between theft cases being initially reported to cases being completed in court in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of employment tribunal claims were disposed of in the period between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.

      Ministry of Justice: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and if they will make a...

      Administration of Justice: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Racial Bias and the Bench, published by the University of Manchester in November 2022, whether his Department has made an assessment...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment she has made of the trends in the level of the reoffending rate among (a) children and (b) adults.

      Youth Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were awaiting hearing in the Youth Court as of 30 January (a) in each of the last five years and (b) 2023.

      Crimes of Violence: Transgender People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many violent offences were committed against transgender women in each year since 2018.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken for rape cases to be completed in court in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she is taking steps to increase trade with Taiwan.

    • Trade Agreements: Gulf Cooperation Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether any chapters have been concluded during negotiations for a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Colombia: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will have discussions with his Colombian counterpart on making an assessment of UK-based company BHP and...

    • Colombia: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart on the impact on (a) the environment and (b) local...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the consequences for his policies of reports that the Colombian government has...

      Occupied Territories: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK supports the International Criminal Court’s inquiry into allegations of war crimes in the...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department will provide to the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund in 2023.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of attacks on Kherson in January 2023.

      COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Legal and human rights...

      Development Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government's commitment to restore aid funding for women and girls includes the restoration of the...

      Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Pakistani counterpart on the alleged persecution of Ahmadi Muslims...

      COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Recent tensions between...

      COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Addressing the...

      COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled The honouring of...

      COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the address by the Prime Minister of Iceland...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations...

      Jamaica: Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is providing support to Jamaica for its scheme to vaccinate schoolgirls against cervical cancer.

      Jovenel Moïse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the transfer to the United States of four.suspects in the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when...

      UK-Egypt Association Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to hold a meeting of the UK-Egyptian Association Council in 2023.

      Alaa Abdel Fattah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the government of Egypt's...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the document entitled Map of lands owned by the MOD UK establishments South Region, published on 17 December 2014, if he will publish...

    • Ministry of Defence Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of reductions in the Ministry of Defence Police budget on the number (a) of armed police and (b)...

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of reducing the budget of the Ministry of Defence Police and the number of officers it employs on...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what statutory powers the (a) Ministry of Defence Police and (b) other parts of the armed forces have to (i) detain suspects and (ii) police protests.

      Kenya: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK will participate in the US Africa Command Justified Accord 23 military exercise in Kenya in February 2023.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the updates to the (a) Integrated Review and (b) Defence Command Paper.

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on head-hunters in each of the last three years.

      Ministry of Defence: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the roll-out of Veterans ID cards to all UK veterans will be completed.

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2022 to Question 104132 on Veterans: Identity Cards, how many Veterans ID cards have been distributed by local...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure the effective (a) development and (b) roll out of the Challenger 3 fourth-generation main battle tank.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) developing and (b) constructing additional Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of the (a) non-military and (b) non-lethal aid provided by the Government to the Ukrainian government.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to increase the production of arms in the UK to help provide greater support to Ukraine.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish statistics on Pensions Credit uptake for the financial years (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and (c) 2022-23.

    • Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January to Question 126631 on Universal Credit: Young People, what proportion of Universal Credit claimants under...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2023 to Question 122461 on Jobcentres, if he will publish the same data for each of the last five years.

      Child Maintenance Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of response times to complaints about the Child Maintenance Service.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the flexibility of the eligibility requirement for Universal Credit for Ukrainian refugees...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she is taking steps to minimise the financial impact of a failure to pay child maintenance on the receiving parent in the context of...

      Child Maintenance Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding provided to the Child Maintenance Service's Financial Investigation Unit.

      Child Maintenance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of time is for a Child Maintenance Service case to be concluded once it has been referred to the Financial...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the enforcement powers of the Child Maintenance Service for ensuring...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's transparency data entitled Complaints about DWP: financial year 2021 to 2022, published on 17 May 2022, and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on head-hunters in each of the last three years.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on Pension Credit uptake by age.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of social security benefit rates.

      Workplace Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on existing case law relating to...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of those eligible for Pension Credit in each region were claiming it in the most recent period for which data are...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of people (a) eligible for and (b) claiming Pensions Credit as of 30 January 2023; and if...

      Workplace Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, what estimate his Department has made of the number of laws that will be...

      Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 5.12 of the Autumn Statement, published on 17 November 2022, when he plans to issue the (a) allocations to local...

      Shipping: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has had discussions with the Health and Safety Executive on the suspected fatality of a UK resident worker employed on the Liberian...

      Local Housing Allowance: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the level of Local Housing Allowance during the cost of living for recipients of that...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department's review on workforce participation will consider the role of unpaid carers.

      Labelling: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to include (a) endocrine disruptors, (b) persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) substances, (c) very persistent, very mobile...

      Universal Credit: Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Universal Credit claimants received childcare support in the latest year for which data is available.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and proportion of claimants who were placed in the Intensive Work Search group as a direct result of the changes made in the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what feedback his Department sought between 26 September 2022 and 29 January 2023 from Work Coaches on the practical impact of the Universal...

      Employment: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the capacity for the Employment Data Lab is to carry out evaluations on how many impact assessments are underway or planned.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the report by her Department entitled Risk Assessment...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to answer Questions 118879 and 118881 on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Electronic...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Rhinoceros: Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has discussed the poaching of rhinos in Namibia with her Namibian counterpart.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an estimate of the number of (a) sparrows, (b) robins, (c) blue tits, (d) gold finches and (e) green...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on delivering the 25 Year Environment Plan; and whether her Department plans to takes...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications of the relevant advice from the Expert Committee on Pesticides...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she made an assessment of the potential impact of the authorisation of the emergency use of neonicotinoids for a...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will set targets to end the use of hazardous pesticides and protect pollinators.

      Shellfish: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the independent report entitled Assessment of unusual crustacean mortality in the north-east of England in...

      Agriculture: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support restorative and regenerative farming and agriculture across the UK.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of increases to water bills in 2023 on household finances.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of inflation on £5.2 billion for flood defence measures announced...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the (a) Secretary of State for Education and (b) officials from local authorities in London on...

    • 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...

      Salah Asserha

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will urgently meet with the hon. Member for Darlington to discuss the case of his constituent Salah Asserha and her...

      Nick Timothy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts the Home Office currently has with Nick Timothy.

      Police Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the provision made by the Concordat on Children in Custody on the transfer of...

      Forensic Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on the Transforming Forensics Programme; and whether she plans to provide further funding to the programme.

      Forensic Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has provided to the Transforming Forensics programme in each year since 2019.

      Manston Asylum Processing Centre: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are held at Manston migrant processing centre.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the use of hotel accommodation for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children; and if she...

      Manston Asylum Processing Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to change how it uses the Manston Short-term Holding Facility.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of an inquiry into safeguarding measures in relation to asylum accommodation in...

      Immigration: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's news story entitled Immigration enforcement surge since pledge to tackle illegal working, published on 23...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been refused in each year since 2017; and how many asylum seekers who have had their applications refused...

      COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the debate entitled The Istanbul Convention, which took place at...

      Asylum: Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to recent reports of the abduction of unaccompanied children from a Home Office residence in Hove, what training was provided...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number of people who do not hold a valid photo ID to vote in elections requiring that...

    • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act...

      Housing: Mould

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of households that have mould.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department plans to provide feedback to local authorities who were unsuccessful in round two of the Levelling Up Fund.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of inflation on infrastructure projects funded through round one of the...

      Freeports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether it is his Department's policy that all approved freeport bids in Wales will receive £26 million of initial...

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department takes steps with Cabinet colleagues to help identify instances where local authorities have failed...

      Local Plans: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement entitled Update on the Levelling Up Bill, HCWS415, published on 6...

      High Rise Flats: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of high rise residential towers over 60 metres have gas pipes supplying all floors.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing Ukrainian refugees resident in England to vote in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to adopt housing estates from planning developers more...

  • Treasury

    • Corporation Tax: Reform

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 58 of the Autumn Statement 2022, published on 17 November 2022, what account has been taken of potential behaviour change in the...

    • Tax Avoidance: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many promoters and operators of schemes now subject to the Loan Charge have been prosecuted for promoting and operating those schemes.

      Tax Avoidance: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many promoters and operators of schemes now subject to the Loan Charge have been prosecuted for promoting and operating those schemes.

      Tax Avoidance: Suicide

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who were liable for the Loan Charge have taken their own lives.

      Employment Agencies: PAYE

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of HMRC's processes for collecting PAYE tax from agencies.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether international agreement on Pillar 1 of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s base erosion and profit shifting 2.0...

      Taxation: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.6 of the consultation on implementation of OECD Pillar 2 published on11 January 2022, whether his Department has made an...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will order an independent review of the loan charge.

      Belarus: Sanctions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tackle instances where businesses circumvent sanctions on Belarus; and if he will meet with the hon. Member for Mitcham and...

      Minimum Wage: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers were served with penalties for not paying their staff the national minimum wage between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether officials at his Department have had discussions with their counterparts at HMRC on the Department's policy for conducting compliance...

      Treasury: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January to Question 118869 on Treasury: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution, how many members of staff received training...

      Hospitals: Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on capital funding for the new hospitals programme.

      Freeports: Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of freeports on the economy.

      Economic Situation: Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent fiscal steps he has taken to help tackle regional economic inequalities.

      Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the UK Government Green Financing Framework, published on 30 June 2021, to allow the proceeds of green bonds to finance nuclear energy...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many permissions for legal costs have been issued to sanctioned individuals by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation.

      Hospices: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to provide further support towards energy costs for the hospice sector in addition to the Energy Bill Discount Scheme.

      Treasury: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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;...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential economic merits of (a) freezing and (b) reducing fuel duty.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take steps to cover the potential reduction in road tax receipts after the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles is banned...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support social media companies in tackling fake news on their platforms.

    • Football: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the (a) the Secretary of State for the Home Department and (b) professional footballing...

      Tourism: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2023 To Question 124155 on Tourism: India, whether her Department has a strategy to...

      Sports: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of inflation on sporting infrastructure projects.

      Voluntary Work: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of increasing the state pension age on the number of older people who...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an estimate of the (a) number of vacancies and (b) level of skill shortages in (i) broadcast and print media,...

      Broadcasting: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, (a) whether she is taking steps to make (i) scheduled and (ii) on-demand broadcast content more accessible via high quality...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Conditions of Employment

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

      Music Venues: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will hold discussions with representatives of large (a) arenas, (b) stadiums and (c) festivals on providing financial...

      Telephone Systems: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to telecommunication providers transitioning from analogue to digital landlines, whether her Department has...

      Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the economic benefits of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

      Voluntary Work: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of trends in the age profile of volunteers with civil society organisations in the period...

      Television Licences: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many black and white television licenses were issued in the Solihull constituency in 2022.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, when staffing budget proposals for 2023-24 were presented to the...

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: Foreign Nationals

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficiency savings that could be achieved from a DVLA database of registered non-GB driving licences which could be...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Insulation: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to providing financial assistance to encourage home insulation; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such...

    • Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the development of carbon capture technology.

      Drugs: Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership Fulfilling the potential identified in the Government's Life Sciences Vision, published...

      Tourism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support businesses in the outbound travel industry in rebuilding their customer base in 2023.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government which retained EU laws the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is planning to reform or revoke in the event of a passage into law of the...

      Minerals

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of critical minerals for the UK economy; and whether such a plan will be published.

      Minerals: Recycling

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of the UK's supply of critical minerals in the next 10 years that will be met by recycling.

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to Britishvolt entering into administration, what steps they are taking to ensure the secure and sustainable supply of electric vehicle batteries to...

      Heating: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support rural households in the transition to net zero heating.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that less survivable cancers, such as gastric cancer, are adequately represented in their proposed major conditions strategy.

    • Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they will (1) assess, and (2) report on, the effectiveness of COVID-19 Medicine Delivery Units (CMDUs) in providing treatments for COVID-19 to vulnerable...

      Integrated Care Boards: Pay

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have approved any individual pay and remuneration package for a Chief Executive of an Integrated Care Board (ICB), in line with public pay and terms...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of current winter pressures on the NHS; and what plans they have, if any, to implement early emergency protocols to prevent...

      Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that future new treatments for COVID-19 for clinically vulnerable people are (1) evaluated, and (2) delivered, along the same...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes to the rebate in the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, and to the accompanying...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the mechanisms for pricing schemes for innovative medicines in the UK, and those in comparative countries such as...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce levels of bowel cancer in England.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the impact assessment for the Statutory Scheme for controlling the costs of branded health service medicines, which states...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 7 November 2022 (HL2600), how they can assure accountability in decision-making in relation to the RAPID...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the overall vaccine coverage in the women giving birth data included in the COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report has not been updated since June...

      Life Sciences and Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask His Majesty's Government what evidence they have received from industry of the impending impact on UK Research and Development investment of rising payment rates under the voluntary and...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will inform local authorities of their provisional public health grant budgets for 2023–24.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many prescriptions were issued and filled by the NHS in each of the past five years; and what estimate they have made of the average gross profit margin for...

      Food: Nitrites

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to research by Queen's University Belfast ‘Dietary inclusion of nitrite-containing frankfurter exacerbates colorectal cancer pathology and alters...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the creation by NHS England of a national expert working group (EWG), why it has only met twice; and whether it still has an active role in supporting...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Dahua Technology and Hikvision

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the Chinese surveillance companies (1) Dahua, and (2) Hikvision; what assessment they have made of any links between those...

    • Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports of the kidnapping of 53 Christians in Kaduna State Nigeria on Christmas Day, (2) the murder of Fr Isaac Azekpili Achi...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Challenger Tanks: Exports

      To ask His Majesty's Government, when the Challenger 3 tank is in service, whether they will be free to export, sell, loan or transfer these tanks to any government they should choose without the...

    • Challenger Tanks

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the primary purpose of the Challenger II Main Battle Tank’s hull and automotive systems is to transport the Challenger II turret, its associated...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the (1) loss annually since 2010, and (2) expected loss by 2030, of (a) woodland, and (b) ancient woodland.

    • Otters: Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the otter population in England is increasing or decreasing; and what steps they intend to take (1) to protect otter habitats, and (2) to reduce otter...

      Agriculture: Innovation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support farms to be at the cutting edge of innovation and technology.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government which retained EU laws the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is planning to reform or revoke in the event of a passage into law of the Retained EU...

      Pigs: Livestock Industry

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their review into contractual practice in the UK pig sector.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on  22 December 2022 (HL4321), why the leadership training of senior police officers is delivered...

    • Police: Leadership

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of leadership in the police service, especially at senior ranks.

      Slavery

      To ask His Majesty's Government what protection, if any, is provided to persons receiving a Conclusive Grounds Decision from the National Referrals Mechanism.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Rented Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to support Build to Rent.

    • Property: Investment Trusts

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their policy on residential estate investment trusts as a means of encouraging further provision of new residential housing.

      Rented Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) equality impact assessment, and (2) business and regulatory impact assessment, they have conducted in relation to the build-to-rent sector.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government which (1) organisations, and (2) individuals, they consulted prior to making their departmental funding allocations as outlined in the Northern Ireland Budget Bill.

  • Treasury

    • Sheep Meat: Overseas Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much lamb was (1) exported, and (2) imported, in the years (a) 2022, (b) 2021, (c) 2020, and (d) 2019.

    • Pigmeat: Overseas Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much pork was (1) exported, and (2) imported, in the years (a) 2022, (b) 2021, (c) 2020, and (d) 2019.

      Beef: Overseas Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much beef was (1) exported, and (2) imported, in the years (a) 2022, (b) 2021, (c) 2020, and (d) 2019.

      Overseas Trade: Somalia

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the value of UK direct (1) imports, and (2) exports, to Somalia.

      Taxation: Reform

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to supporting tax system reforms to facilitate the development of additional care facilities for older people.

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