Written answers

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has provided additional support to emergency control rooms to respond to changes in ambulance call volumes.

    • Hospitals: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take with local healthcare commissioners and providers to plan for the provision of new hospitals in areas which...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to update the reimbursement tariffs to incentivise modern forms of radiotherapy such as adaptive radiotherapy.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons his Department is publishing a major conditions strategy rather than a 10 year cancer plan.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve radiotherapy services to reduce cancer treatment waiting times.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what specific steps he is taking to increase access to radiotherapy cancer treatments.

      Essential Tremor: Magnetic Resonance Imagers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2022 to Question 96644, how his Department plans to support the national uptake of the NICE guidance...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional radiotherapy LINACS have been purchased to increase the overall fleet of LINACS used in the NHS in (a) 2020, (b) 2021...

      NHS: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the NHS can benefit for advances in artificial intelligence.

      Poisoning: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of offering patients routine NHS testing for poisoning from heavy metals and volatile...

      Life Insurance: Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Association of British Insurers about the genetic discrimination against...

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of virtual wards on bed capacity in NHS hospitals.

      National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the members are of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group.

      Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Major Health Conditions Strategy will take into account the (a) views and (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Further Education and Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to provide additional funding for schools and colleges to set up Mental Health Support Teams.

      Counselling: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of potential security risk for Hong Kong nationals who access counselling services in the UK in Cantonese.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for publishing new content on women’s health on the NHS website.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans for all Integrated Care Systems to have a women’s health hub.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2022 to Question 60148 on Health and Social Care, whether officials in his Department have had...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the transmission of airborne pathogens in enclosed public spaces.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the best practice resource produced by the Women’s Health Ambassador and other stakeholders on Integrated Care System’s...

      Long Covid: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a (a) compensation, (b) settlement and (c) pension scheme for key workers...

      Care Homes and Hospitals: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to give (a) care home residents and (b) hospital patients the right to have visitors.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated to an advertising campaign promoting the covid-19 vaccination programme for 2023.

      Long Covid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps to further research into (a) the nature of long covid and (b) the impact of long covid on...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle (a) a potential rise in the number of people who have type 2 diabetes and (b) its potential...

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to provide support with rising energy costs to people living with health conditions that require...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were seen within 14 days of requesting an appointment at (a) Abbey Medical Centre, (b) Aurora Medcare, (c) Barking...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how access needs for people with mental health needs are met when making claims for Personal Independence Payments.

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Social Care to the hon. member for Ellesmere Port and Neston of 21 December 2022, what the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Personal Independence Payment recipients who were given an ongoing award and have had their claims reassessed...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Personal Independent Payment appeals resulted in a decision that the claimant should receive an ongoing award in each of...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all claimants are made aware of permitted work and the PW1 form.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) claimants have a degenerative disease and have been awarded the highest rate of both PIP...

      Local Housing Allowance: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of freezing Local Housing Allowance on homelessness.

      Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of retaining the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of the Child Maintenance Service to carry out...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who will not meet the 35 qualifying years in order to receive the full new State...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure low-paid workers do not miss out on receiving the full new State Pension due to zero rate National insurance...

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people aged 18 to 25 claim Universal Credit.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of care-experienced people aged 18 to 25 claim Universal Credit.

      Older Workers: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 19 January 2023 to Question 120945 on Older Workers: Early Retirement, what forecasts his Department has commissioned of...

      Offshore Industry: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February to Question 135414 on Offshore Industry: Missing People, what guidance his Department provides on whether...

      Offshore Industry: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 2 February to Question 135414 on Offshore Industry: Missing People, what (a) sites and (b) installations are covered by...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to enable the Pension Protection Fund to...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to enable the Pension Protection Fund to...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in the context of recent increases in inflation, what recent assessment he has made of the impact on the value of pensions received by members...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in the context of proposed reductions in levies charged by the Pension Protection Fund, whether he has made an assessment of the potential...

      Cold Weather Payments: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing how postcodes are allocated to weather stations for the purpose of...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal state pension statements were provided between April and September 2000.

      Pensions: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of employees in Portsmouth South constituency who are (a) leaving pension schemes or (b) reducing...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are eligible for attendance allowance are not claiming that benefit.

      Pensioners: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to offer support to pensioners in Portsmouth South constituency who are in poverty and (a) disabled, (b) single...

      Cold Weather Payments: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cold weather payments have been issued in the SA13 postcode in each since 2019.

      Pension Credit: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the proportional uptake of Pension Credit in Portsmouth South constituency; and what steps he is...

  • Home Office

    • Road Traffic Offences: Driving Licences and Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22 did the police in England and Wales respond to incidents where serious...

    • Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hotels are currently being used as temporary accommodation for asylum seekers; and if she will provide a breakdown by local authority.

      Home Office: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) fossil fuel-, (b) electric- and (c) hybrid-powered road-legal vehicles their Department purchased in the last 24 months.

      Asylum: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to close any London hotels housing refugees from Afghanistan.

      Asylum: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum caseworkers her Department currently employ, broken down by number of years served.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last discussed the work of the Independent Office for Police Conduct with the Welsh Government.

      Embassies: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has put in place any measures to protect protestors at the Chinese Consulate in Manchester.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on its July 2019 objective of ensuring that the proportion of supported asylum seekers housed in each...

      Hillsborough Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the recent announcement by the National Police Chiefs...

      Police Custody: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) family members, (b) professionals working with children and (c) unknown volunteers who acted...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of ear cropping of dogs were (a) reported, (b) investigated and (c) charged in 2022.

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2022 to Question 110878 on Speed Limits: Fines, if she will make it her policy to allow people...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help ensure that perpetrators of abuse against retail workers are charged.

      Embassies: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help protect people from Hong Kong who want to protest near the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in the UK.

      Road Traffic Offences: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had recent discussions with Merseyside Police on preventing hit-and-run offences.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding for the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

      Home Office: Conditions of Employment

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

      Travellers: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of policing for the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is tacking to tackle gangs offering free e-cigarettes to groom vulnerable children into drug dealing.

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve standards in policing.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last met representatives of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

      Vans: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle the theft of tools from vans.

      Asylum: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what statutory basis she is transferring children into hotels in Brighton and Hove.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrant children have been reported missing from Home Office hotels in each of the last twelve months.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce new funding aimed at increasing access to support for victims of domestic abuse.

      British Nationality: British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the new British nationality route for people of Chagossian descent have been (a) received and (b) approved by her...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the International Rescue Committee report entitled...

      Asylum: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time was for asylum applications made by people from Hong Kong from the initial claim to the outcome in the...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has held with representatives of Kirklees Council on the resettlement of Afghan refugees in Huddersfield.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who are eligible for the five-year route to settlement introduced in 2022 under the...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits to providing a fee waiver for indefinite leave to remain applications for young people...

      Birth Certificates: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a list of the circumstances in which a person is required by law to produce or show their birth certificate.

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made for the British National Overseas visa route by independent 18–25-year-olds since that route was...

      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...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure (a) accessible and (b) culturally sensitive support is available...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 107146 on Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes, what progress her Department has...

      Domestic Abuse: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the proportion of (a) victims and (b) perpetrators of domestic abuse of people over the age of 65 by...

      British National (Overseas): Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the safety of people in the UK who hold British National (Overseas) status.

      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...

      British National (Overseas): Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people from Hong Kong living in Scotland who hold British National (Overseas)...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims on the basis of modern slavery were made by migrants (a) from Albania, (b) from Eritrea and (c) in total who crossed...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Regulator of Social Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2023 to Question 117424 on Social Rented Housing: Inspections, when routine...

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the written statement by the then-Minister of State for Equalities, Local Government, Faith and...

      Housing: Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to help ensure that Councils make appropriate checks on the capacity of...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure that data collected by his (a) Department and (b) Department’s associated...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Conditions of Employment

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

      Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish the report he commissioned from PriceWaterhouseCoopers on the public benefit value provided by...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to set out more detail on his Department’s proposals for supporting knowledge-intensive clusters...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many Large Panel System housing blocks in England over four storeys high have not had their gas systems removed.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of (a) private and (b) public sector orphan buildings have EWS1 forms in (i) Portsmouth and...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much his Department spent on recruitment consultants in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many companies have been fined for a breach of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 in each year since 2018.

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many companies have been the subject of private legal action for breach of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in each of the last five years.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many (a) fossil fuel-, (b) electric- and (c) hybrid-powered road-legal vehicles their Department purchased in the last 24 months.

      Long Covid: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had discussions with employers to encourage them to offer (a) part-time work and (b) flexible work to people with long covid.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that data collected by his (a) Department and (b) Department’s associated arms-length bodies records...

      Loneliness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact on levels of loneliness and social isolation among affected...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many employers were named under the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme each year between 2011 and 2022.

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an estimate of the number of (a) accounting, (b) architecture and (c) quantity surveying job vacancies as of 31 January...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on Northern Ireland.

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to mark the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders in the United States on promoting investment opportunities in Northern Ireland.

      Northern Ireland Office: Recruitment

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

  • Treasury

    • Veterans: Disability Aids

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential merits of providing a long-term funding...

    • Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) licences and (b) waivers to UK sanctions restrictions have been issued since February 2021 by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation.

      Capital Gains Tax: Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of aligning the rates of Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax.

      Belarus and Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any people designated under the UK’s sanctions regime for (a) Russia and (b) Belarus have been granted access to frozen assets.

      Financial Services: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department will publish the updated Green Finance Strategy.

      Sanctions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedures his Department uses to investigate the merits of applications made by individuals subject to sanctions for licenses which allow them to use...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library of the House the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation framework for delegated decisions on sanction waivers and...

      Belarus and Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) proceedings and (b) fines have been issued for breaches of the UK's sanctions regime on (i) Russia and (ii) Belarus in the period since 24...

      Taxation: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February to Question 135480 on Taxation: Fines, for what reason not all penalties charged by HMRC are required to be recorded...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to stimulate economic growth following the publication of the International Monetary Fund forecast on 31 January 2023.

      Sanctions: Russia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has granted licenses to (a) any members of the Wagner Group or (b) any individuals who are subject to sanctions because of their...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation: Licensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department's review of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation's sanctions licensing regime will include a full review of all licenses...

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the Energy Profits Levy in the context of profits announced by energy companies.

      Yevgeny Prigozhin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his Department decided to grant special licences to the law firm undertaking work on behalf of Yevgeny Prigozhin; and to what extent were...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to help improve the transparency of decisions of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation.

      Taxation: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February to Question 135480 on Taxation: Fines, what proportion of penalties charged by HMRC have not been recorded on the...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to HM Revenue and Customs' policy paper ‘Multinational top-up tax: UK adoption of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the policy paper entitled Multinational top-up tax: UK adoption of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Pillar 2...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Statement 2022, pg. 60, Line 33, what calculations his Department used to establish the figure of £2.11 billion of...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has held recent discussions with the IMF on the UK's projected rate of economic growth.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the IMF's growth forecast for the UK relative to other G7 economies.

      Treasury: Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) fossil fuel-, (b) electric- and (c) hybrid-powered road-legal vehicles their Department purchased in the last 24 months.

      Belarus and Russia: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what amount of frozen assets under the UK's sanctions regimes for (a) Russia and (b) Belarus have been released for maintenance of those assets including,...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the Plastic Packaging Tax on trends in the rates of recycling for (a) flexible plastics and (b) films.

      Childcare: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the £500 cap on payments received every three months under the Tax-Free...

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a review of mileage rates in the context of increases in the cost of living.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many youth centres have closed in England since 2010

    • Football Governance Fan-led Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of implementing the recommendation of the Fan-Led Review of Football...

      Football: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects the White Paper on football reform to be published; and whether it is her policy to support the introduction...

      Leisure and Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2022 to Question 132433 on Leisure and Swimming Pools, what steps the Government is...

      Cricket: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket on the publication date of its full report.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;...

      Cultural Heritage: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on the (a) ownership and (b) home of the Maqdala Crown and treasures; and if she will make a...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the proportion of invoices his Department paid to small and medium-sized enterprises...

    • Ordnance Survey: Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the process is for requesting that Ordnance Survey includes a lost public right of way in future map editions.

      Ordnance Survey: Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department holds data on the number of public rights of way footpaths that have been removed from Ordnance...

      Conditions of Employment: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to create a Single Enforcement Body for Employment Rights.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many employers were named under the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has taken recent steps to help increase involvement in peacebuilding work by young people...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of social media on (a) levels of inter-communal hate speech,...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) children and (b) other young people who were recruited into armed...

      Famine: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the High-Level Task Force on Preventing Famine...

      Somaliland: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote freedom of religion or belief in Somaliland, including for the...

      Africa: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to work with local NGOs in (a) Mozambique, (b) Kenya and (c) Ethiopia to help...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to increase UK foreign aid for least developed countries ahead of the 5th UN...

      Undocumented Migrants: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what ongoing discussions officials in his Department have with their counterparts in the Home Office on trends in...

      Afghanistan: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to launch a review of his Department's response to the evacuation of UK nationals...

      Africa: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help provide life-saving treatment to children living with HIV in Africa.

      Belarus and Russia: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the Government has not sanctioned cryptocurrency mixers in the context of the (a) Russia, (b)...

      Passports: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the safety of British...

      Belarus and Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times have officials from the (a) Department for Transport, (b) HM Treasury and (c) the Department for...

      Passports: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the safety of British National (Overseas) visa holders who are...

      Ethiopia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support inclusive democracy and transitional justice as part of the peace process in...

      Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish as part of the Integrated Review a UK defence and security strategy for (a) the Sahel and (b)...

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Myanmar.

      Haiti: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Jamaican police and soldiers being placed in...

      Haiti: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help alleviate the food insecurity situation in Haiti in the context of the...

      Cattle: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to work with the Brazilian Government on eradicating cattle-laundering on...

      Haiti: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the security situation in Haiti.

      Occupied Territories: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will clarify the UK’s position on the International Criminal Court’s investigation into alleged...

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2023 to Question 123927 on Roads: Accidents, whether his Department has made...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Harland and Wolff: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in reference to his letter to the Chair of the Defence Committee on 24 January 2023, whether the diligence conducted on Team Resolute included the...

    • Defence Equipment: Welding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment has he made of the level of the UK's reliance on foreign welders for the construction of defence infrastructure and resources.

      Military Bases: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February to Question 131390 on Disease Control: whether any (a) training and (b) reception rooms at his Department's bases...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February to Q132577 on Afghanistan: Refugees, for how many of the applicants awaiting decisions who (a) have had requests...

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Conditions of Employment

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

    • Economic Cooperation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department is seeking further state-level trade and economic memorandums of understanding with US states; and if she will make a...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Racial Discrimination: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the statement by the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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 Transport: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fossil fuel-, (b) electric and (c) hybrid-powered road-legal vehicles his Department has purchased in the last 24 months.

      Driving Licences: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 132588 on Driving Licences: Gender, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) driving licence...

      Shipping: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to work with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to facilitate the recycling of marine and leisure vessels as...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to allocate the next tranche of funding under the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area scheme; and whether his Department is considering...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Q417 of the oral evidence by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads, Buses and Places to the Transport Committee on 29...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timeline his Department is working towards for the 2023 Clean Maritime Plan.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2023 to Question 122440 on Buses: Exhaust Emissions, whether he plans to publish the results from his...

      Bus Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of bus stop bypasses on blind and partially-sighted people.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for how long each Rural Mobility Fund demand responsive transport pilot will last; when (a) interim and (b) final findings from these pilots will be...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to evidence given by the Campaign for Better Transport to the Transport Committee on the National Bus Strategy: one year on, published...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) train and (b) bus operators on restoring the acceptance of (i) the Key Card and (ii) other forms of...

      Shipping: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to consult on an extension to the existing North Sea Emission Control Area to cover the Irish Sea.

      Shipping: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to facilitate the recycling of marine and leisure vessels as...

      Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the achievements of the Acceleration Unit; and what the workplan is for that unit.

      Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) tourism in Brighton and (b) travel via Gatwick Airport of levels of reliability of the Gatwick...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the potential impact of increasing the level of the fine for not having a valid rail ticket from £20 to £100...

      Diesel Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many diesel cars were registered in (a) East Midlands, (b) East of England, (c) London, (d) North East, (e) North West, (f) South East, (g) South...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2021 to Question 10598 on Parking: Pedestrian Areas, when he plans to publish a response to the Department’s...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Birth Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a list of the circumstances in which a person is required by law to produce or show their birth certificate in an education setting.

    • Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the 2022 National Plan for Music Education and prescribed geographic areas for new Hub Lead Organisations, whether individual...

      Schools: Harrow West

      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 Harrow West constituency had at least one...

      Cantonese Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the relevance of Putonghua's grammar in GCSE Cantonese oral assessment on its marking scheme.

      Schools: Dover

      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 Dover constituency had at least one construction...

      Schools: Huddersfield

      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 Huddersfield constituency had at least one...

      Schools: Ealing Central and Acton

      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 Ealing Central and Acton constituency had at least...

      Engineering: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the (a) number of vacancies and (b) level of skill shortages in (i) aeronautical, (ii) chemical, (iii) civil, (iv)...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of teachers recruited into teacher training in the last (a) one, (b) two and (c) five years.

      Schools: Leeds West

      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 Leeds West constituency had at least one construction...

      Schools: Canterbury

      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 Canterbury constituency had at least one construction...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Education and Training Inspectorate's thematic evaluation of physical education provision in primary schools, published October...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in traineeships were in receipt of (a) Universal Credit and (b) Jobseeker's Allowance in each of the last 12 months for which data is...

      Pupil Exclusions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussion she has had with the Department for Education in Northern Ireland on suspensions in high schools.

      Teachers: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the reasons for teachers leaving that profession in the last (a) one, (b) two and (c) five years.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2023 to Question 119236 on Schools: Inspections, what recent estimate she has made of when Ofsted will publish...

      Teachers: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain teachers in (i) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Liverpool and (c) England.

      Construction: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what specific steps she has taken to increase the numbers of students studying (a) bricklaying, (b) joinery, (c) plastering, (d) civil engineering,...

      Schools: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his department has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for schools in Liverpool Walton.

      Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing a fully funded, above-inflation pay rise for all teachers and support staff.

      School Meals: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to maintain a high nutritional value of school food, in the context of rises in the cost of food.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many border posts her Department plans to erect in Northern Ireland as a result of the Official Controls (Northern...

    • Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of potential cost to the public purse of staffing border control posts as a result of the...

      Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of potential border control posts in Northern Ireland as a result of the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Conditions of Employment

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

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to take steps to (a) ensure dangerous dogs are safe for other dogs to be around and (b) control...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase access to green spaces.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of (a) 17 October 2022, (b) 14 November 2022, (c) 15 December 2022 and (d) 17...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) impact of the use of thiamethoxam on the UK’s bee population and (b) potential...

      Horticulture: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) number of vacancies and (b) level of skill shortages in the horticulture industry.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Semiconductors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, when the forthcoming UK Semiconductor Strategy will be published.

    • Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has had recent discussions with the Competition and Markets Authority on mid-contract price increases on (a)...

      Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment of the Brexit Freedoms Bill in accordance with the...

      British Steel: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the potential job losses at British Steel.

      Construction: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent estimate she has made of the (a) number of vacancies and (b) level of skill shortages in (i) bricklaying, (ii)...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Finance

      To ask the Attorney General, what the full operational budget for the Crown Prosecution Service was in each of the last five years.

    • Attorney General: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Attorney General, 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; and if...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Recruitment

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many care-experienced people were part of the prison population in 2022.

    • Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average (a) prison population and (b) cost per prisoner was in 2022.

      Office of the Public Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to reduce the current backlog of cases with the Office of the Public Guardian.

      Prisoners: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer from the Minister of State to the Question from the hon. Member for Bristol East on 22 November 2022, Official Report,...

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the length of time children are remanded in custody.

      Youth Justice: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the number of cases currently awaiting a hearing in the Youth Court on the effectiveness of the...

      Prisons: Expenditure

      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 publish a...

      Secure Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of when the secure school will open.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a breakdown of original crimes committed by people who were subsequently convicted of a Serious Further Offence in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what was the average time between a claimant receiving their employment tribunal claim and their first hearing each year from 2010 to 2022.

      Ministry of Justice: Conditions of Employment

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

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the current backlog of applications is at the Maintenance Enforcement Business Centre in Bury St Edmunds; and what the wait time is for each...

      Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

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

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) completed prosecutions and (b) convictions were there in England and Wales in (i) 2019-20, (ii) 2020-21 and (iii) 2021-22 for (A) using a...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Members' Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to reform the Register of Ministers' Interests to require Members to declare offshore holdings.

    • Ministers: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 136766 on Ministers: ICT, if he will publish the Security of Government Business Policy.

      Ministers: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 136766 on Ministers: ICT, what assessment he has made of levels of compliance with this guidance...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Digital Technology

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research by IAM RoadSmart Interacting with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay when driving: The effect on driver performance,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support (1) community energy, and (2) local energy development; and what funds they make available for such schemes.

    • Public Houses

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support to pubs deemed "at risk" by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), given increased energy costs, rising food prices,...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Hospices

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that replacing the Energy Bill Relief Scheme with the Energy Bill Discount Scheme will have on the hospice sector.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the planned fivefold increase in the target for offshore wind power production by 2030, what plans they have to amend the criteria for assessing the...

      Renewable Energy: Suffolk

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) tourism, (2) tourism-related jobs, and (3) the environment, by (a) the planned building of Sizewell C, (b)...

      National Grid: Public Appointments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what factors prevent the establishment of the National Grid Future Systems Operator by 2023.

      Electricity Generation: Offshore Industry

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the suitability of the use of Modular Offshore grids in the North Sea corridor to transport power closer to demand; and what...

      Wind Power: East Anglia

      To ask His Majesty's Government why, in contrast to other regions, the Holistic Network Design impact criteria are not being used to assess the suitability of sites for offshore wind power...

      Wind Power: Greater London

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the Offshore Transmission Network Review did not involve a comparative assessment of alternative brownfield sites closer to London for offshore wind power...

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support local authorities to de-risk net zero projects.

      Vacancies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address labour shortages in the (1) road haulage, (2) tourism, and (3) hospitality, sectors in the (a) short term, and (b) long term.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 30 January (HL4760), what assessment they have made of the case for restricting...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of on-site solar generation on reducing energy bills for households.

      Energy: Disconnections

      To ask His Majesty's Government what protections they have in place to prevent energy firms from leaving households without power in their homes; and what penalties are imposed on energy firms...

      Energy: Price Caps

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to reforming the way in which Ofgem manages the energy price cap.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask His Majesty's Government what instructions they have given to Ofgem on ensuring that the costs of failed energy firms do not fall more heavily on vulnerable customers and single person...

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing the retail customer energy standing charge; and what proportion of the increase in the standing charge...

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that individual healthcare recruits from India are being charged significant sums of money to obtain a work permit and...

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce new energy performance standards; and when they expect them to be introduced.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reduce the standing charge on domestic household bills, and (2) to charge this to the recent profits announced by electricity...

      Audit: Reform

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the draft Audit Reform Bill.

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Retail Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many liquified petroleum gas retailers there are in the UK; how many have closed in the past year; and what plans they have to ensure supplies continue for the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to paragraph 17 of Annex A of the New Decade, New Approach Deal, published in January 2020, how much additional resources they have allocated to the...

    • War Memorials Trust: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to paragraph 21 of Annex A of the New Decade, New Approach Deal, published in January 2020, how they have ensured that the work of the War Memorials Trust...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to paragraph 10 of Annex A of the New Decade, New Approach Deal, published in January 2020, what steps they have taken to secure Northern Ireland’s...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 April 2022 (HL7711), what the findings of the OCTAVE-DUO work were on providing evidence of immune...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of giving (1) children under five years old, and (2) adults under 50 years old, access to COVID-19 vaccines.

      Food: Surveys

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to expanding the sample size for the Food Standards Agency’s Food and You 2 survey to a minimum of 10,000 households.

      NHS and Social Services: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their emergency care plan announced on 30 January, how many extra staff will be required by (1) the NHS, and (2) social care, to staff the...

      Health services: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their emergency care plan announced on 30 January, how many extra staff will be required to staff the extra (1) hospital beds, and (2) ambulances.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the correlation between reductions in public health funding and increases in rates of (1) syphilis, and (2) gonorrhoea.

      Dental Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the number of registered mobile dentists in England.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government why, in advertisements distributed as part of NHS public health campaigns, the word "safe" has been used to promote the COVID-19 vaccines, given that the Medicines...

      Processed Food: Sugar

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the sugar content of processed food, following the finding by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities that targets for...

      Ambulance Services: Motor Vehicles

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their emergency care plan announced on 30 January, how many of the 800 new ambulances will be (1) replacing existing ambulances, or (2) extra vehicles...

      Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minster of State for the Department of Health and Social Care on 27 January (127906), what steps they will take to explore a...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that alcohol harm rates do not increase following the increase in relative affordability of alcohol compared to fruit juice and...

      Health Services and Social Services: Inspections

      To ask His Majesty's Government to what extent inspection reports by the Care Quality Commission examine claims made by sponsoring organisations regarding those organisations' recruitment,...

      Dental Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, what steps they are taking to ensure the resumption of mobile dental services for housebound patients...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rise in trauma deaths and sudden unexpected deaths in infancy and childhood (Sudic) in 2022; in particular, that four...

      Evusheld

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 28 November 2022 (HL3401), whether they can provide further information on (1) the additional expert advice...

      Huntington's Disease: Mental Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which people with Huntington’s disease who are displaying mental health symptoms are able to access community...

      NHS England: Data Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will raise with NHS England the concerns of the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data regarding the amount of time they had to comment on...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask His Majesty's Government where ministerial responsibility lies for NHS Wheelchair Services.

      Liothyronine: Prescriptions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the NHS costs incurred by sending thyroid patients to secondary care for liothyronine, given NHS England national guidance...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Integrated Care Boards adopt the Wheelchair Charter, as supported by NHS England.

      NHS: Brexit

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of the UK's departure from the EU on the National Health Service.

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 7 June 2022 (HL500), which advisory body reviewed the National Institute for Health and Care Research rapid study...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 lateral flow test kits they purchased since January 2020; what was the total cost of those tests; how many tests were distributed;...

      Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what the consultation process will be in the development of their Major Conditions Strategy.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government which retained EU laws the Department for Education is planning to reform or revoke in the event of a passage into law of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and...

    • Birkbeck, University of London: Mathematics

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of proposed budget cuts to Birkbeck University’s Mathematics and Statistics Department on opportunities for...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Tunisia: Elections

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Tunisia on (1) preserving the independence and constitutional authority of the Independent High...

    • Tunisia: Elections

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Tunisia for independent observers to be admitted to the forthcoming elections in that country.

      Development Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of UK development aid on local NGOs working in East Africa in 2021, and (2) whether the current model, which...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Kfor

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) personnel, and (2) financial, contribution they made to NATO’s (Kosovo Force) KFOR in (a) 2020/21, (b) 2021/22, and (c) the current financial year.

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: NATO

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) personnel, and (2) financial, contribution they made to NATO HQ in Bosnia and Herzegovina in (a) 2020/21, (b) 2021/22, and (c) the current financial year.

      Typhoon Aircraft

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to upgrade the Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft; and what are the numbers per annum projected to leave service in future.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 24 January (HL Deb cols 93–94), what plans they have, if any, (1) to publish regular data on...

    • Cost of Living Payments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide financial support to those most in need to assist with the increased cost of living.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their target in their Environmental Impact Plan to "restore or create more than 500,000 hectares of wildlife-rich habitat", whether they have...

    • African Swine Fever

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the EU, and (2) other pork export markets, regarding regionalisation in the event of an African swine fever outbreak in the UK.

      Pigmeat: Imports

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of new laws, introduced on 1 September 2022, to restrict the non-commercial importation of pork into the UK.

      Food: Waste

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to incorporate farm stage food waste into food waste reduction targets; and if so, when.

      Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards meeting their air quality improvement targets; and what assessment they have made of calls by members of the medical...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide independent guardians or advocates for all migrant children separated from their parents; if so, when they expect this to be offered...

    • Football: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle disorder at football matches, given the reported increase the number of arrests at matches, and increase in banning orders...

      Biometrics: Data Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any security threat posed by the collection of biometric data by direct-to-consumer DNA testing ancestry companies.

      Deportation: Albania

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 21 December 2022 (HL4067), what estimate they have made, if any, of (1) the expected costs of...

      Biometric Residence Permits: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 3 January (HL4343), on how many days on average it takes for an immigration decision...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 August 2022 (HL1923), whether they have now produced a forecast for 2023 of numbers of...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 19 December 2022 (HL4037), why the Full Dispersal Model only applies in England, Wales and Scotland.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask His Majesty's Government what processes they have put in place to allow people on Pathway 1 of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme to be joined by family members who were not...

      Metropolitan Police: Vetting

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Metropolitan Police Service adopted the Selection Entrance Assessment for Recruiting Candidates Holistically (SEARCH) vetting process; if not, why...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Voting Rights: Republic of Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether Irish citizens resident in Great Britain under the Common Travel Area have the right to vote in (1) general elections, (2) local elections, and (3)...

    • Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask His Majesty's Government why they are proposing that UK housebuilders pay for remedial work to buildings other than those they built, following the Grenfell fire.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Common Travel Area

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Common Travel Area, what is the estimated number of (1) UK citizens in the Republic of Ireland, and (2) Irish citizens in Great Britain.

  • Treasury

    • Duchy of Cornwall: Arbitration

      To ask His Majesty's Government on what occasions, and for what purposes, the Duchy of Cornwall has (1) sought, and (2) been given, approval to start arbitration proceedings under the Duchy...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband and Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) broadband, and (2) mobile phone, connectivity in rural areas.

    • 5G

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of (1) rural, and (2) non-rural, areas have 5G network coverage.

      A303: Stonehenge

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 20 December (HL4099 and HL4100), what assessment they have made of the proposed A303 road...

      National Heritage Memorial Fund: Stonehenge

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 20 December (HL4099 and HL4100), whether the grant from the National Heritage Memorial...

      National Heritage Memorial Fund: Stonehenge

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 2 November 2022 (HL2728), what was the basis of the advice to the National Heritage...

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