Written answers

Monday, 13 February 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Line: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has a target for the number of apprentices working on the HS2 project.

    • Aviation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on establishing common rules on...

      EU Working Groups: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Trade and Cooperation Agreement working group for the automotive industry will be established.

      British Transport Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the British Transport Police's target number of police officer employees for 2023; how many police officers were employed by the British...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support multi-modal interchanges at railway stations.

      Department for Transport: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what was the total (a) value and (b) number of grants and funding awarded via competitive bidding processes by his Department in each of the last four...

      Air Routes: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission an independent assessment of the potential economic benefits to (a) Greater Manchester and (b) the North West of the...

      Department for Transport: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s publication of government procurement spending over £500 for August 2022, for how many (a) individuals...

      Bicycles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take legislative steps to limit (a) the speed and (b) road access for e-bikes.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential merits of increasing Government investment in the (a) cycling and (b) e-bike...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident Submarines: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to support the (a) production and (b) development of the Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines; and whether he is...

    • Air Force: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans that the Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft will enter service with the RAF.

      Future Combat Air System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans that the concept and development phase for the Global Combat Air Programme will be completed.

      Air Force: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircrew were deemed negligent by reviewing officers despite contrary findings by the RAF Board of Inquiry between 1983 and 2011.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the armed forces spent on campaigns aimed at diversifying their recruitment in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what companies are contracted to deliver (a) food and (b) catering services for UK military personnel.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what companies are contracted to deliver food rations for UK military personnel.

      Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of producing further Type 26 and Type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of spending on defence procurement was placed with UK companies in the latest period for which data is available.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Leasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with allies on the leasing of a Fleet Solid Support Ship for the Royal Navy.

      RFA Fort Victoria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the service life of RFA Fort Victoria.

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed in the Crown Prosecution Service’s (i) Serious Economic, Organised Crime and International...

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) associate prosecutors, (b) crown prosecutors, (c) senior crown prosecutors, (d) Level 1-3 crown advocates, (e) Level 4 senior crown advocates and (f)...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2021 to Question 90844 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed by the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to develop a standardised universal test list for non-genomic molecular diagnostic tests.

    • NHS: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of his policy on pay negotiations for NHS staff on the morale of those staff.

      Side Effects: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of recording all patients to whom pharmaceutical products with a higher risk of...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions were issued for each drug categorised under the drug groups (a) clonazepam and other benzodiazepines, (b) z-drugs,...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of MS nurses in England.

      Integrated Care Boards: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take to steps to introduce a Care Quality Commission rating for Integrated Care Boards; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if it remains his Department's policy to have national diagnostic targets for illnesses including dementia.

      Breast Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average time in England between NHS patient referral for breast cancer radiotherapy...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the cervical cancer screening coverage in Slough.

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2023 to Question 125401 on Cancer: Mortality Rates, if he will make it his policy to ensure that...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the ONS data entitled Monthly mortality analysis, England and Wales: December 2022, published on 20 January 2023, what...

      Steroid Drugs: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Sanofi's report on the analysis of the relationship between the use of prednisolone for asthma and COPD and social...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of school nurses.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase the value of Healthy Start vouchers in 2023.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Maternity Exemption Certificates for prescription charges, how many (a) enquiry letters were issued to patients who...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS tax credit exemption certificates for prescription charges, how many (a) enquiry letters were issued to patients...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Medical Exemption Certificates for prescription charges, how many (a) enquiry letters were issued to patients who...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish the public health grant allocations for 2023-24.

      Primary Health Care: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proposals will be included in the primary care recovery plan on using community pharmacies to support the health service.

      Mental Health: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for roll out of the R;pple tool for mental health outcomes.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve mental health provision for (a) all and (b) secondary school aged children and young people.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support children and young people with their mental health.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of community provision of mental health services to under-18s.

      Mental Illness: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the scale of mental ill-health amongst the male population; and what plans his Department has...

      Allergies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that allergy clinics have the (a) resources and (b) capacity to carry out allergy...

      Brain: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 137735 on Brain: Diseases, if he will hold discussions with mental health trusts on...

      Health Services: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer 31 January 2023 to Question 133742 on Health Services, which mental health conditions will be included in the...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Major Conditions Strategy will include policies to (a) help tackle children's mental health needs and (b) support children's...

      Care Homes: Bradford East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of care homes were rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Bradford East constituency as of February...

      Capivasertib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for the use of the breast cancer treatment capivasertib in the NHS.

      Bowel Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to consult those affected by bowel cancer on its Major Conditions Strategy.

      Maternity Services: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to help ensure that NHS documentation and correspondence relating to maternity services refers to women...

  • Wales Office

    • Research: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of research funding for Welsh universities.

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Social Care Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the Government's response to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care.

    • Pupils: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the cost of providing education to people who crossed the English Channel in small boats and were found to be children...

      Department for Education: Vehicles

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

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's policy paper, Further education reclassification: government response, published on 29 November 2022, what plans...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Independent Review of Children's Social Care, published in May 2022, whether she plans to take steps to reform adoption processes.

      Religious Freedom: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has provided guidance to schools on the teaching of freedom of religion and belief.

      Special Educational Needs: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing an Education, Health and Care Plan for children who (a) are undergoing and (b) have...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of local authorities' capacity to place unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with foster carers.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of student loans in the context of the housing costs which students have to pay.

      Teachers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of schools requiring teachers who are unwell on days of industrial to seek a doctors note on the NHS.

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of school holiday hunger; and whether her Department has made an assessment of the...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of child mental health provision in (a) primary and (b) secondary school settings.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2023 to Question 126832 on Special Educational Needs: Greater London, what steps her Department is taking to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to help reduce the rate of reoffences per reoffender among children.

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on how many times an individual child was removed from association for periods (a) up to three days, (b) up to 14...

      Prison Accommodation: 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, how many Rapid Deployment...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Go-Centric

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's contract with Go-Centric Ltd., agreed on 30 June 2022 (reference CCST22A52), (a) how many calls were handled under the...

    • Yevgeny Prigozhin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he will publish the findings of his Department's review of the issuing of a special licence to Yevgeny Prigozhin by the Office of Financial Sanctions...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to amend the tax-free entitlements for individual savings accounts in the next two years.

      Payment Methods

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider the potential merits of taking steps to require providers of (a) goods and (b) services to accept cash payment.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on publishing a policy statement on free access to cash services for low-income...

      Pensions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of equalising taxation rules on inherited pension pots when a pension holder dies (a)...

      Help to Save Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have opened a Help to Save account in each year since its introduction.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Pakistan: Mosques

      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 attack on a mosque in...

    • Fariba Kamalabadi and Mahvash Sabet

      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 the re-imprisonment of Fariba...

      Yemen: Human Rights and War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in its role as penholder on Yemen at the UN Security Council to support the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) fossil fuel-, (b) electric- and (c) hybrid-powered road-legal vehicles their Department purchased in...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that (a) Newtownards Library and (b) other public libraries have sufficient funding to...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Vehicles

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

      Animal Welfare: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will hold discussions with the Advertising Standards Authority on the broadcasting of images of animal cruelty on TV adverts for...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Vehicles

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Highly Protected Marine Areas Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to implement the recommendations of the independent report entitled Benyon review Into Highly Protected...

    • Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to bring forward a Food and Feed Bill to bring existing food standards into UK law.

      Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many game bird eggs have been imported into the UK by country in each of the last five years.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a single co-ordinated unit involving (a) the National Crime Agency,...

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to reduce the use of hotels to house unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has taken steps to set up a dedicated team to investigate potential links between (a) organised crime, (b) trafficking and (c)...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to require Ofsted to regularly inspect hotels housing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of resources for the National Crime Agency to investigate the pattern of children going missing...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) unaccompanied and (b) accompanied asylum seeking children were detained in 2022.

      Afghanistan: Hazara

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from the Hazara community in Afghanistan have been granted asylum in the United Kingdom since August 2021.

      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 in the UK who hold British National (Overseas) status...

      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 in the UK who hold British National (Overseas) status...

      Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department will publish its response to the call for information on the effectiveness of the Computer Misuse Act 1990, which closed...

      Animal Breeding: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to ban the commercial breeding of animals for use in animal testing; whether she is taking steps to...

      Home Shopping: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of online internet shopping scams.

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her Department's guidance on Ministers' use of personal (a) devices, (b) emails or (c) communication apps for official...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decisions were made without substantive asylum interviews in 2022.

      Asylum: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials were responsible for (a) examining and (b) making decisions on asylum applications as of 31 December 2022.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has set up a cross-departmental ministerial taskforce with the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for...

      Visas: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will introduce a target for processing applications to extend a stay in the UK using a FLR(FP) form.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to publish regular data on (a) the length of time unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have been missing,...

      Biometric Residence Permits: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the nature of the IT issue reported in 2023 which led to delays to Biometric Residence Permit applications.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the correspondence of 21 December 2022 sent to the urgent queries inbox from the hon. Member for...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people crossing the English Channel in small boats were found to be children in each of the last three years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the number of people who have had an asylum application refused and are still in the UK.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of Syrian refugees in the UK.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Erasmus work experience programme remains on the list of authorised schemes for the Government Authorised Exchange Visa; and...

      Undocumented Migrants: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a comparative estimate of the number of Albanian nationals who (a) crossed the Channel in a small boat and (b) were...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that first responder organisations have adequate resources to support victims of...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of (a) ethnic, (b) gender and (c) religious diversity in the fire service.

      Drugs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken with (a) law enforcement agencies and (b) internet service providers to remove social media posts that...

      Crime Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of (a) multi-agency partnerships and (b) government-funded programmes on reducing...

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consideration she has given to using the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 to ban the misuse of nitrous oxide.

      Drugs: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of project ADDER in combating drug crime in Blackpool.

      Nitrous Oxide: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the level of misuse of nitrous oxide in the West Midlands.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what guidance her Department issues on fire safety in high-rise residential buildings; and whether that guidance includes instructions for...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total (a) value and (b) number of grants and funding awarded via competitive bidding processes by her Department in each of the...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 133692 on Grenfell Tower: Fires, whether (a) she or (b) her officials have held...

      Metropolitan Police: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Metropolitan Police Service recruits (a) failed to complete their training and (b) resigned in each of the last three years.

      Drugs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK-based websites have been closed down by (a) a law enforcement agency and (b) an internet service provider for (i) selling and...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much were fire and rescue service budgets in each year since 2015 broken down by (a) local authority, (b) region and (c) nation for...

      Police: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has held with chief police officers on lawful business monitoring within police forces to help improve the internal...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the email correspondence from the hon. Member for Glasgow East of (a) 18 November 2022, (b) 19 December 2022...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Ukraine: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much of the grant to local authorities under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme will be reported as ODA; and how he plans...

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the timetable is for the extension of the Right to Buy scheme.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure energy firms exhaust all other options before forcibly installing prepayment...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rules governing the forcible installation of prepayment metres in...

      Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2022 to Question 86656 on Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme, what...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people on pre-payment metres are receiving assistance with their energy bills.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many and what proportion of people with prepayment meters who are eligible for support for their energy costs have taken up...

      Natural Gas: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when he plans to take a decision on whether to allow blending of up to 20 per cent hydrogen by volume in gas distribution networks.

      Childcare: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) nurseries and (b) childcare providers with the rising cost of energy bills.

      Energy: Price Caps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the adequacy of the (a) Earnings Before Interest and Tax and (b) Headroom...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent utility companies from forcibly entering residential properties to...

      Shell: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the potential impact...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a compensation scheme for households who have had prepayment...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Consulting Hub: Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what were the (a) staffing costs and (b) other running costs for the Government Consulting Hub in financial years (i) 2019-20, (ii) 2020-21, (iii)...

    • Productivity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the comparative level of productivity between the UK and EU countries.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Transport

    • Flybe: Insolvency

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Flybe entering into administration on air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; and what steps they...

    • Bicycles: Theft

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reducing cycle theft, as set out in their policy paper Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking, published on 27...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish revised guidance on biologically male patients who identify as female being allocated places on wards intended solely for...

    • Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask His Majesty's Government which financial year or years the additional £250 million announced on 9 January 2023 to speed up hospital discharges relate to; whether this is additional...

      Social Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the latest information they have, by financial year, on (1) adult social care providers handing back contracts to local authorities, (2) the number of...

  • Department for Education

    • Young People: Vocational Guidance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the careers information, advice and guidance available to young people.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the funding for Priority Education Investment Areas will be announced.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of barriers for young white males from poorer backgrounds in securing places at university.

      Children in Care

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the charity Become Home for Christmas, published on 2 January; and in particular, the finding that, on average, 150...

      Schools: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effects of technology such as ChatGPT on school teaching and homework.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many people serving a life sentence have absconded from an open prison and have then been convicted of (1) a serious further offence, or (2) any further...

    • Law Commission

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to prepare and lay before Parliament the annual reports, required by section 3A of the Law Commissions Act 1965, on the extent to which...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Marines Reserve: Officers

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many Royal Marines Reserves commissioned officers there currently are on strength who are (1) aged under 30, and (2) aged 30 to 34.

    • Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government which schools have received some funding through the Continuity of Education Allowance programme in each of the last 10 years; in which years they received such...

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much money they have spent on the Continuity of Education Allowance programme in each of the last 10 years; and how many children of those families have...

      Ukraine: Challenger Tanks

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the decision to send Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, how many weeks have been allocated to training prospective Ukrainian commanders of those tanks.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the report by the Animal and Plant Health Agency Year End Descriptive Epidemiology Report: Bovine TV in the Edge Area of...

    • Rain: East of England

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the level of rainfall in eastern England, and (2) the challenge it poses for food production.

      Food: Supply Chains

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure supply chain fairness in the food sector from farm to supermarket.

      Water Companies: Directors

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to authorise OFWAT (1) to levy personal fines, and (2) to bring criminal prosecutions, against directors of water companies responsible for...

      Black-grass

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they are providing to (1) farmers, and (2) growers, to tackle the problem of blackgrass in England and the resultant loss of wheat yield.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Benyon on 9 January (HL4498), what consideration they have given to including swift bricks as a biodiversity net gain...

      Water Companies: Directors

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to give customers of water companies a statutory right to vote on remuneration paid to their directors.

      Food: Imports

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they intend to enforce their policy that food produced to lower environmental and welfare standards outside the UK will not be placed on the UK market,...

      Farms: Biodiversity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to support Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in farmland in England.

      Fertilisers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the use of Controlled Release Fertilisers (CRFs) to optimise crop yield.

  • Home Office

    • Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to proscribing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation.

    • Proscribed Organisations

      To ask His Majesty's Government which bodies are currently proscribed as terrorist organisations.

      East German Ministry for State Security: Informers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the names of all those in the UK who were listed as agents or informers of the former German Democratic Republic Ministry of State...

      Corruption

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the UK's drop to 18th place in the global rankings of Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index.

      Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to proscribe the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation; and if so, when.

      Bicycles: Theft

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) bicycles were reported as stolen, and (2) people were prosecuted for cycle theft, in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Offences: Gender

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that police forces record the gender of a suspected perpetrator of a sexual assault as “male” if they possess male...

      Hillsborough Families' Experiences Review

      To ask His Majesty's Government why they have not yet formally responded to the recommendations in the report by the Right Reverend James Jones The patronising disposition of unaccountable...

      Metropolitan Police: Corruption

      To ask His Majesty's Government why Home Office statistics on corruption in the Metropolitan Police are lower than those disclosed by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner; and what steps they are...

      Migrant Workers: Exploitation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to address, and (2) to prevent, cases in the UK of (a) forced labour, (b) people trafficking, and (c) exploitation of domestic...

  • Restoration and Renewal Client Board

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Marketing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote domestic holidays within the UK.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 30 January (HL4799), what training is given to the traffic marshals; how long is the duration of the...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Roads

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many road traffic accidents occurred on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last five calendar years resulting in an injury to a person; and for each...

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