Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Bicycles and Electric Vehicles: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to control secure (a) e-bike and (b) e-scooter parking in identified parking areas; and if he will bring forward legislative...

    • Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to report by the East of England APPG and East of England Local Government Association entitled Levelling Up The East of England:...

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish his Department's spending per head of population broken down by each region in England for each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish the outcome of its consultation into policy design features for the car and van zero emission vehicle mandate;...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 in ensuring that disabled people...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the motorway speed limit to 80mph.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the policy paper entitled Inclusive Transport Strategy, published on 25 July 2018, what recent progress his Department has made on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Russia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential threat to the domestic security of NATO members of (a) the Russian Imperial Movement and (b) other...

    • Russia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will hold discussions with the NATO Secretary General on ending the export of defence equipment to Russia by NATO members.

      F-35 Aircraft: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pilots have been refused clearance to fly F-35 fast jets due to weight restrictions.

      F-35 Aircraft and Typhoon Aircraft: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) minimum and (b) maximum weight requirements for pilots is to be able to fly (i) Typhoons and (ii) F-35s.

      Ukraine: Civil Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government is providing (a) early warning systems for air and missile strikes and (b) other forms of civil defence to Ukraine.

      Airspace: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the threat posed to UK interests by spy balloons operated by adversaries in UK airspace.

      Airspace: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is taking steps to counter spy balloons in UK airspace.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Military Aid for Civilian Authority requests have been (a) received and (b) approved by his Department in January 2023.

      Airspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Russian and (b) Chinese spy balloons have been reported in the airspace of (i) the UK and (ii) NATO members in each year since 2019.

      Cabinet Office: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Minister or official authorised the 77th Brigade to collect data related to public statements, social media and internet activity as part of its work.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) purchase, (b) maintenance, (c) sustainment and (d) retrofitting of his Department's fleet of Airbus...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2022 to Question 80975, whether the findings in the 2015 report entitled Paramilitary Groups in Northern...

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, further to the Answer of 20 December to Question 109699, on Belfast Agreement, how much has been identified under the budgetary arrangements...

      Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Government has spent so far on defending the legal case on the lawfulness of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Birth Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of the circumstances in which a person is required by law to produce or show their birth certificate in a...

    • Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the research by the Centre for Health Economics at York, entitled Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure?...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the publication date for public health grant allocations for financial year 2023-24 is not aligned with the Local...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, following the letter from Councillor Joanne Green dated 16 January 2023, if he will consider meeting with Manchester City Council Health...

      Hospitals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the estimated cost of awaiting maintenance projects at (a) all NHS Hospitals, (b) hospitals within the management of York and...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on agencies in each year since 2012; and what proportion that spend is of the NHS budget in each of those years.

      Health services: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with NHS Property Services on taking steps to use former NHS facilities for step-down healthcare...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidelines and grounds for exclusion from bidding for public procurement contracts his Department has in place which relate to a...

      Allergies: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of referral waiting times for allergy tests.

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to work with international partners to prevent another pandemic.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2023 to Question 129765 on Electronic Cigarettes: Regulation, whether he has had discussions with...

      Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward changes to the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 to increase penalties on manufacturers found to be...

      Health Services: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the cost of providing healthcare to people who have crossed the English Channel in small boats in each of...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the potential link between weight gain and dementia in middle-aged...

      Insomnia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve health outcomes for people with insomnia.

      Integrated Care Boards: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to assess the adequacy of the support that the NHS provides to Integration Care Boards on dental service...

      Care Homes: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that residents in care homes can access a dentist.

      Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a national strategy on Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.

      Insomnia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating patients with insomnia.

      Sepsis: Death and Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of (a) diagnosis, (b) patient management, (c) requestion tests, (d) patient reviews and (e)...

      Prescription Drugs: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 August 2022 to Question 39893 on Prescription Drugs: Addictions, when NHS England plans to publish its...

      Hospitals: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of asking primary care services to operate step-down facilities to help increase...

      Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 105556 on Sickle Cell Diseases, if he will make an assessment of the potential...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support general practitioners to (a) provide the best care possible, (b) manage their workload and (c) cope...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to encourage more blood donations across the UK.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the role of walk-in centres in preventative healthcare.

      General Practitioners: Bradford East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of GP surgeries were rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Bradford East constituency as of 6...

      Ophthalmology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number of doctors entering ophthalmology specialist training.

      Visual Impairment: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of new technologies in reducing waiting times for patients living with...

      Dental Services

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

      Sepsis: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that every hospital employs a specialist in sepsis treatment.

      General Practitioners: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) GMS and (b) PMS contracts for GP services have been handed back in each year since 2018 up to 26 January 2023.

      Air Pollution: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the consequences for his policies of the long-term (a) health impact of air pollution and (b)...

      Sepsis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage research into the (a) diagnosis and (b) management of sepsis.

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with the (a) Welsh, (b) Scottish and (c) Northern Irish governments on taking steps to introduce a...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an HIV testing week.

      Sepsis: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that all healthcare professionals receive training on (a) diagnosing, (b) managing and (c) testing...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to capture data on delays in follow-up appointments for ophthalmology services.

      HIV Infection: Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on potential joint working to help reach zero HIV transmissions by 2030.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help community pharmacies increase their capacity.

      Primary Health Care: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Pharmacy First service for minor illnesses used in Scotland; and if he will make...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a Primary Care Recovery Plan.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of distance-selling pharmacies on the availability of face-to-face...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Auditory Verbal Therapy for deaf children.

      Hearing Impairment: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support deaf children.

      Diesel: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the health impact of air pollution caused by diesel-powered generators for (a) personal...

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure NHS commissioning for hospice care is consistent in all parts of the country; and if he...

      Integrated Care Boards: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to compare the effectiveness of the performance of integrated care boards.

      Surgery: Liverpool Wavertree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of operation waiting times in the Liverpool Wavertree constituency as of 6...

      NHS: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the effectiveness of the Welsh Government's approach to the NHS pay dispute in 2023.

      Intensive Care: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 132434 on Intensive Care: Health Professions, what data his Department holds staff...

      NHS: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the impact of rises in the cost of motoring on the rate of movement of NHS staff to the...

      Nurses: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on industrial action.

      Hospitals: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact his Department’s delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency care services will have on keeping vulnerable people...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Chinese National Petroleum Corp agreement...

    • Cameroon: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the level of press freedom in Cameroon, in the context of the murder of Martinez Zogo.

      Angola: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Angola on the potential impact of the Hunting Trophies...

      Nigeria: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of advocating for a visa ban for people undermining democracy...

      Maira Shahbaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Pakistan on the case of Maira Shahbaz.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his Pakistani counterpart on steps being taken to help ensure that the...

      Burkina Faso: 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...

      Tanzania: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Tanzania on the potential impact of the Hunting Trophies...

      Religious Freedom: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of freedom of religion or belief for Christians around the world.

      Nigeria: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps is he taking to help encourage free and fair elections in Nigeria.

      Namibia: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Namibian counterpart on the potential impact of the Hunting...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of Syrian refugees who have yet to return to Syria.

      Monserrat: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support economic development in Monserrat.

      Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support people in (a) Syria and (b) Turkey following the earthquake in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2023 to Question 114828 on Energy: Meters and to the Answer of 31 January 2023 to Question 130110 on Energy:...

    • Television Licences: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what was the estimated cost to the public purse of pursuing criminal charges against people for non payment of the TV license in the last year for which...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what role HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has in allocating court warrants to energy firms to individual magistrates courts; what factors...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department collects data on the number of domestic cases perpetrated by sons against mothers.

      Probation Service: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Divisional Sex Offender Units within the Probation Service on the management and...

      Hate Crime: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the level of parity in sentencing guidelines between hate crime based on disabilities and hate crime based on race.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of possession of a zombie knife under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 since the commencement...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for legal assistance were made by asylum applicants during the first instance procedure in 2022.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the HM Courts and Tribunals Service has provided recent guidance to magistrates on the bulk approval of requests for warrants of entry by energy...

      Powers of Attorney: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to help reduce the cost of obtaining lasting power of attorney for the families of people with dementia.

      Fraud: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trials for fraud offences were prosecuted in the (a) Crown and (b) Magistrates’ Court in each quarter since the end of September 2017.

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to reports of Russian attacks on civilians in Ukraine, what steps is his Department taking to collect eyewitness evidence from Ukrainians...

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

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

  • Treasury

    • Yevgeny Prigozhin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the decision to grant sanction waivers to licence Mr Prigozhin to pay legal costs was seen in reviewed by (a) Ministers and (b) specialist advisors...

    • Childcare: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families were eligible for tax-free childcare in each UK (a) nation and (b) region in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to support parish churches in holding events for (a) families and (b) other...

    • Church of England: Antisemitism

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether he has had recent discussions with the Church of England on tackling anti-Semitism in (a) theological...

      Church of England

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what meetings he has held in his capacity as Second Church Estates Commissioner with (a) evangelical groups...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Boxing: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to take steps to improve the safety of white collar boxing events.

    • Manchester City FC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she had made of the implications for her Department's policies on football governance of Manchester City FC being...

      Boxing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available to community boxing clubs in England.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many district level progression leads have been recruited.

    • Jobcentres: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of calls from benefit claimants to jobcentres were disconnected before being answered...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is that benefit claimants are on hold when contacting the Department to discuss their claim.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 110674 on Department for Work and Pensions: Flexible Working, if he will publish all...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Programme Business Case for the Workplace Transformation Programme, published in March 2022, included the cost of the temporary...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefits claimants see a work coach each week.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of risk of avian flu from the importation of game bird eggs.

    • Poultry Meat: Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to help improve resilience of the poultry meat industry’s supply chain.

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an estimate of the proportion of common land that is not used for (a) commoners' rights and (b) public access.

      Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the compatibility of the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill with her...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to restore nature and improve environmental quality as part of the Environmental...

      Environmental Land Management Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the Environmental Land Management scheme on targets set under the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Vehicles

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

      Environment Protection: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support the private sector to (a) invest in and (b) develop new technologies to help...

      Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has contacted the International Union for Conservation of Nature to request its view on the potential...

      Countryside: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to raise public awareness of the Countryside Code.

      Environment Protection: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she had discussions with (a) Natural England, (b) the Environment Agency and (c) the Office for Environmental...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims on which a final decision has not been made were lodged before 1 January 2010.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 132334 on Asylum: Children, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of collecting...

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September to Question 45641, tabled on 2 September 2022, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help improve the telephone service on the UK Visas and Immigration general enquiry line.

      Police: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding available to the police to tackle fraud.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the finding in the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of super priority visa applications were processed within five working days in 2022.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Regional Planning and Development: Palantir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has considered Palantir for any contracts involving a data-driven approach to levelling up.

    • Private Rented Housing

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

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the £500 support payment for Homes for Ukraine hosts will be provided to people in Northern Ireland.

      Electoral Register: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the white paper entitled Levelling Up the United Kingdom, published on 2 February 2022, whether he is...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the number and proportion of homes that have an energy efficiency rating of C or above.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will contact all households to inform them of the need for voter ID ahead of the 2023 local elections.

      Local Government Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the letter to him from the Local Government Association of 1 February, what plans he has to (a) adopt a...

      Care Homes: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department's consultation document Sprinklers in care homes, removal of national classes, and...

      Social Rented Housing: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many social rent council homes have been completed in the Warwick & Leamington constituency in each year since 2010.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to announce the application date for Round 3 of the Levelling Up Fund.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many bids have been submitted to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund economic inactivity competition in Northern Ireland;...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what was the total (a) value and (b) number of grants and funding awarded via competitive bidding processes by his...

      Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what criteria his Department plans to use to measure the success of freeports.

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps the Government is taking to revitalise high streets.

      Capital Investment: Ellesmere Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the status is of the Ellesmere Port investment zone.

      National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the cost of the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; what allowance this makes...

      Social Rented Housing: Mould

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps he has taken to help local authorities ensure social housing residents do have to live with mould.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she plans to take steps to work with the EU and the Horizon programme on research and innovation projects; and if she...

  • Department for Business and Trade

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Electricity: Aberconwy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of increases in electricity standing charges on (a) charities and (b)...

    • Verra: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether the REDD+ Early Movers Programme uses the company Verra to verify carbon emissions reductions from avoided deforestation.

      Alternative Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when he plans to launch the Alternative Funding scheme for people without a domestic electricity meter.

      Urban Areas: carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to help mitigate the carbon footprint of urban areas.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the tariffs that energy suppliers are required to offer...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2023 to Question 121001 on Energy: Disability, if he will work with disability organisations...

      Energy Company Obligation: Park Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of installers who are registered to undertake ECO4 measures accept...

      Housing: Energy and Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to help support homes without central heating with the cost of alternative heat and energy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the average cost of energy for people (a) using prepayment meters and (b) paying by direct debit in...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is planning to taking to steps to help ensure that those households switching from a prepayment meter to a...

      Electric Vehicles: Copper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January to Question 122084 on Electric Vehicles: Copper, what estimate he has made of how many tonnes...

      Alternative Fuel Payments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government on the delivery of the Alternative Fuel Payment.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether contacts between Palantir and (a) Cambridge Analytica and (b) foreign national security organisations will be considered in future procurement...

    • Overseas Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the total value to the British economy of (a) trade with and (b) tourism from Saudi Arabia.

      Dominic Raab

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Prime Minister was first made aware of the allegations of bullying made against the Rt hon. Member for Esher and Walton.

      Government Departments: Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to improve the energy efficiency of Government buildings.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's report Stable Homes, Built on Love: Implementation Strategy and Consultation published February 2023, what steps...

    • Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of statutory mental health assessments on children undertaking those...

      Department for Education: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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 last four...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to provide seed funding to local authorities towards the Stable Homes, Built on Love initiative.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's consultation entitled Guide for children and young people: Stable Homes, Built on Love published 2 February 2023,...

      Care Leavers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to support young care leavers who are more vulnerable to drug-use, mental illness and being forced into sex work; and if she...

      Apprentices and Vocational Education: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support (a) degree apprenticeships and (b) higher technical education in Solihull.

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the total annual cost of providing (a) 30 hours a week of universal childcare for 48 weeks a year for children aged...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what modifications, if any, they intend to make to the planned HS2 route.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of children currently have access to a mental health support team in school.

    • Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many young people were on waiting lists to access (1) mental health support, and (2) an inpatient mental health bed, on 1 October 2022.

      Tourette's Syndrome: Education and Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the provision of (1) health, and (2) education, services for children and young people with Tourette’s Syndrome.

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the differential rebate rates in the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access when compared to...

      General Practitioners: Home Visits

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of out of hours home visits were made by NHS GPs in each of the last three years.

      Hospices: Cost of Living

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the increased cost of living on the UK hospice sector.

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the financial sustainability of the hospice sector.

      Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to disseminate information on COVID-19 to at risk groups, given that the monthly updates provided by the Department of Health and Social...

      Gender Dysphoria: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce waiting lists for initial appointments at (1) Sheffield Gender Identity Clinic, and (2) other gender identity clinics in England.

      NHS England

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the board of NHS England will list the members of its Data, Digital and Technology committee; and publish agendas and minutes of that committee's meetings.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor and mitigate the impact of antimicrobial resistance on marginalised communities in the UK, including (1) people of migrant,...

      Growth Hormone Deficiency

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of diagnosing and treating Growth Hormone Deficiency patients versus the cost of not doing so, given the costs arising...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the patients discharged early through the North Tees discharge pilot described in the NHS England board papers for 2 February were readmitted inside 60...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of the software that would be required to introduce an automatic registration system for income-related free school meals.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Convictions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the courts service record the gender of a person convicted of a sexual assault as “male” if they possess male...

    • Administration of Justice: Translation Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the right to translation services for people engaged with the criminal justice system, under Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament, and...

      Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice on 18 October 2022 (59996), what issue resulted in undercounting convictions...

      Solicitors: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the regulatory regime for solicitors in England and Wales, which permits non-solicitors to invest in solicitors' firms,...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the status quo at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade (Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount).

    • Slavery

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they started to draft the public statement about their overall objectives and approach to using UK aid to tackle modern slavery internationally, which they...

      Russia: War Crimes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with other countries about establishing an international tribunal to try Russian (1) leaders, and (2) military officers, for...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with international partners regarding how the international development programme can help to support less developed...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Broadband: Prices

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) individuals, and (2) households, are eligible for the social broadband tariffs; and how many are receiving them.

    • Food Banks: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a funding programme for food banks to develop into alternative forms of initiative, such as food clubs or social...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what the average length of time taken to process claims under the Access to Work Scheme was from 1 January to 31 December 2022.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rivers: Sewage

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of raw sewage discharged into rivers (1) annually between 2010 and 2022, and (2) annually up to and including 2030.

    • Biodiversity: Hertfordshire

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support biodiversity in Hertfordshire.

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the average wait before an individual is returned following acceptance of a voluntary deportation from the UK.

    • Asylum: Iraq

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Iraqi refugees in Jordan that have (1) applied for, and (2) been granted, asylum in the UK since 2014.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of providing a fee waiver for indefinite leave to remain applications for people aged under 25 who can demonstrate...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government who is legally responsible for the welfare of child asylum seekers in the UK.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their policy for disposal of small boats used by asylum seekers crossing the English Channel.

      Asylum: Care Leavers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what analysis they have done to ascertain whether the rate paid to councils to support care leavers who were formerly unaccompanied-asylum seeking children is...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they had with Afghan refugees prior to their decision to move them from London to Yorkshire.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask His Majesty's Government what number and proportion of people aged under 25 making an application for limited leave to remain under the Immigration Rules Appendix Private Life were granted...

      British Nationality: Fees and Charges

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 4 January (HL4305), what assessment they have made of the differing fees for differing...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they carried out a risk assessment when deciding to place unaccompanied children seeking asylum in hotels; and if so, (1) whether any risks were identified...

      Immigration

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the total number of people who are currently eligible for the five-year route to settlement introduced in 2022 as Appendix...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • General Election: Candidates

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many days before a general election does an employee who has been selected as a parliamentary candidate have to resign from their job when they are working for...

    • Leisure and Swimming Pools: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the amount that local councils spend to fund (a) leisure centres, and (b) swimming pools, and (2) the extent to which...

      Homelessness

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support local authorities to help tackle homelessness.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Agriculture: Accidents

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) deaths, and (2) serious injuries, in the agricultural industry from 2015 up until the last year for which...

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many full-time equivalent employees work in the Propriety and Ethics department in the Cabinet Office.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many firms were invited to tender for the new front door at Peers Entrance.

    • House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 February (HL5048), what account was taken by the external experts of the proportionality...

      House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 February (HL5048), what account was taken of the further security works to be undertaken...

      Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 February (HL4851), who he consulted when preparing his answer; and what oversight mechanisms...

      House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether, in view of the disquiet over the cost and other aspects of the Peers' Entrance works, any way exists for the issue to be brought to the floor of the...

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