Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Low Emission Zones: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Mayor of London has access to DVLA records for the implementation and enforcement of the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone.

    • Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus journeys were charged to his Department under the £2 bus fare cap in January 2023; and what the cost to the public purse of those...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HS2 (a) phase 1; (b) phase 2a (c) phase 2b and (d) HS2 East will be completed.

      Railway Stations: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of railway stations have been equipped with defibrillators.

      High Speed Two and Network Rail: Handbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the joint Network Rail-HS2 On Network Works handbook; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take with train operators to ensure the safety of (a) women and (b) vulnerable customers aboard trains as systems and services...

      Great British Railways: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to identify the best location for the new headquarters of Great British Railways.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy that temporary blue badges should be issued by local authorities to people recovering from hip surgery when that affects...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 8 February 2023 to Question 139275 on Parking: Pedestrian Areas, what powers local authorities have to regulate pavement parking.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the £2 bus fare cap on (a) the number of people using a bus and (b) bus companies' income from fares.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to help incentivise bus operators to take on routes that other bus companies have withdrawn from.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the £2 bus fare cap to summer 2023.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tornado GR4s the Royal Air Forces owns.

    • Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of additional military aid that could be provided to Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of supplying more tanks to Ukraine other than those already committed to by the Government.

      Ukraine: Typhoon Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Ukrainian counterpart on the provision of Typhoon aircraft to the Ukrainian Air Force.

      USA: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government is informed of the number of US intelligence officers working for the (a) CIA and (b) NSA hosted at British military and...

      Ukraine: Civil Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is taking steps to provide air defences to Ukraine.

      Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 8 September 2021 to Question 41712 and the Answer of 31 January 2023 to Question 128603, how many round trip flights as part of...

      Airspace: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to (a) promptly detect, (b) continually track and (c) destroy high altitude spy balloons or similar...

      Ukraine: Typhoon Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his (a) German, (b) Italian and (c) Spanish counterparts on the provision of Typhoon aircraft to the Ukrainian Air Force.

      Ukraine: Typhoon Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the Typhoon Tranche One for requirements of the Ukrainian Air Force.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2023 to Question 129949 on Afghanistan: Refugees, whether it is his Department's policy that a Relocations and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry

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

    • Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry

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

      Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry

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

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish data on the number of people with mental health needs in long-stay inpatient hospitals.

      Care Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care workers lost their job because they declined the covid-19 vaccine.

      Gene Therapies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using gene therapy treatments to treat life-long conditions, including...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 5 December 2022 and 10 January 2023 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to arthritis patients in Huddersfield constituency awaiting orthopaedic surgery.

      Gender Identity Development Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Gender and Identity Development Service is planned to close in Spring 2023.

      Gender Dysphoria: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether patients under 17 years old seeking gender-related healthcare support at the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust Gender...

      Gender Dysphoria: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that there will be no gap between the closure of the Tavistock and Portman NHS...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS (a) physical and (b) virtual beds were opened in January 2023.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 17 January 2023 to Question 125433, and with reference to the Answer of 17 June 2021 to Question 11615, for what...

      Mental Health Services: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of CAMHS practitioners in the NHS.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for CAMHS in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.

      Meat (Official Controls Charges) (England) Regulations 2009

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

      Dental Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of making (a) dental nurses, (b) dental hygienists, (c) dental...

      Dental Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (i) Dental Nurses, (ii) Dental Hygienists, (iii) Dental Technicians, (iv) Clinical...

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) sought and (b) received advice from immunologists on the effectiveness of Evusheld.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2022 to Question 37614, Schools: Buildings, which schools in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency have at...

    • IGCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to help ensure that iGCSEs are assessed to the same standard as GCSEs.

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-funded schools have been (a) temporarily or (b) permanently closed since December 2019 because one or more school buildings was deemed...

      Natural History: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2022 to Question 105315 on Natural History: GCSE, if she will provide a timeline for her plans for consulting...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to meet annual teacher recruitment targets.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many temporary classrooms are in use in state-funded schools in each local authority area in England.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that children are not put under excessive pressure by tests in primary school.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report of the Independent Commission on Assessment in Primary Education entitled Assessment for Children’s Learning: A new...

      Students: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support students with the cost of living; and if she will make it her policy to implement the NUS’...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Drugs: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) ineffective, (b) cracked and (c) vacated trials there were for the (i) production, (ii) supply and (iii) possession with intent to supply...

    • Trials: Crown Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding cases there were over one year old in the Crown Courts in England and Wales as of 30 September 2022 for cases of (a) rape, (b)...

      Rape Crisis Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with rape crisis centres on (a) their capacity levels and (b) trends in the number of people seeking their support.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to provide support to victims of crime.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to enable the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to restore the full value of their grants in cases where a...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Colombia: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 138452, whether any penalties have been applied to those three...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ministerial Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much public money was spent by his Department in financial years (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22 on the...

      Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK nationals his Department has provided support to in Turkey and Syria following the recent earthquake.

      Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to ensure the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey...

      Russia: Banks

      To ask the Secretary for State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) seizing Russian Central Bank reserves and...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Theatres: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 132310 on Theatres: Energy, whether she plans to provide funding to theatres to...

    • Gambling: Coastal Areas and Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the land-based gambling sector on (a) coastal towns and (b) other high streets.

      Gambling: Payment Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing trials of the use of cashless payments for the land-based gambling...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Restart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals (a) were referred to, (b) participated in and (c) had a job outcome from Restart programme in each of the financial years...

    • Universal Credit: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of Universal Credit have a diagnosis of Parkinson's in (a) Liverpool Walton and (b) the UK.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will plans to answer Question 136620 on Universal Credit tabled by the hon. Member for South Shields on 30 January 2023.

      South Tyneside Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much grant money was returned to his Department by South Tyneside Council in 2021.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals (a) were referred to, (b) participated in and (c) had a job outcome from the Kickstart programme in each financial year...

      Health and Safety: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of retaining the (a) Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, (b) Manual...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for Disability Living Allowance, how many (a) applications were received, (b) awards were made and (c) mandatory reconsiderations were...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Personal Independence Payment claimants were identified as needing Additional Support and automatically progressed to the provider...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2023 to Question 140261 on Work Capability Assessments, what that data is for the sixth of each month...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to ensure it can correctly identify benefits claimants in need of additional support.

      Joint Work and Health Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what workstreams have been established by the Joint Work and Health Unit; and what progress he has made on the workstreams.

      Joint Work and Health Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent employees were employed in roles primarily aimed to deliver the work of the Joint Work and Health Unit in each...

      Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant the Answer of 06 February to Question 135441 on Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment, whether his Department...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Foie Gras and Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) quantity and (b) value of (i) foie gras and (ii) real fur imported into the UK in each...

    • Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of fireworks on (a) domestic animals, (b) wild animals and (c) vulnerable people.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to end animal testing in the UK.

      Olive Oil: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether she plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace Regulation 29/2012.

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the HM Passport Office will replace instances of the phrase Her Majesty to His Majesty on newly-printed UK passports.

    • Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of average time it takes to register a death.

      National Crime Agency: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 132324 on National Crime Agency: Asylum, whether the number of National Crime Agency...

      South Tyneside Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much grant money was returned to her Department by South Tyneside Council in the last two years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to correspondence from the Rt Hon. Member for East Ham dated 29 November 2022, reference ST101757.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications made by EU citizens to remain in the UK were refused by her Department in each of the last six months.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Vehicles

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

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of bringing in Voter ID for local elections...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether any residential buildings between 11 and 18 metres in height in Battersea constituency have been identified as...

      Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has provided ring-fenced funding for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods to Brighton and Hove City Council.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to paragraph 4.4 of his Department's guidance entitled Levelling Up Fund Round 2: explanatory note on the...

      Property: Succession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support the Government provides to assist people who have inherited a property from a deceased relative but face...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Research: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking help attract international (a) investment and (b) partnerships to research and...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the potential opportunities for increasing the (a) development and (b) uptake of non-animal...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to help ensure that the UK is a global leader in the use of non-animal technologies and approaches...

      BioYorkshire

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to support BioYorkshire; and what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding for that programme.

      Universities: Research

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on funding university research; and how that...

      Innovation and Technology: Business

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she plans to take with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade to help ensure that innovation and technology are...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how much grant money was returned to her Department by South Tyneside Council in the last two years.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Business: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many business deaths there were in each local authority in England in 2022.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that bill estimates from energy providers are as accurate as possible.

    • Leisure: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the energy support provided to the (a) sports and (b) leisure industries.

      Leisure: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the impact of the rise in energy costs on (a) cultural, (b) sports and (c) leisure facilities.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will hold discussions with Ofgem on including remote switching in the suspension of forced prepayment meter installations.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2023 to Question 138404 on Energy: Meters, whether any sanctions will apply to companies that...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2023 to Question 135450 on Energy: Meters, whether his Department has set a deadline for...

      Boilers: Ynys Mon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the proposed 2026 oil and LPG boiler ban on properties on Ynys Môn.

      Energy Intensive Industries: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made on the effectiveness of energy support available for industries with high energy intensity that do not...

      Energy Bills Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will publish his Department’s assessments of (a) energy intensity and (b) trade intensity for all sectors on the Energy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will ask Ofgem for an assurance that their Market Compliance Review into prepayment meters examines the outcomes for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Executive: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill (2023) and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill), what measures he...

    • Northern Ireland Executive: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill (2023) and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, what discussions...

  • Treasury

    • Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the report by Oxford Economics entitled Assessing the impact of...

    • Hospitals: Sutton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social care on the approval of the Full Business Case to build a new hospital in the...

      Banks: Russia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the level of Russian Central Bank reserves held in the UK; and in what form those reserves are held.

      Economic Advisory Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with the Economic Advisory Council; what was discussed at those meetings; and if he will publish the minutes of those meetings.

      David Buttress

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with the cost of living business tsar, David Buttress, since his appointment; what was discussed at those meetings; and if he...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help protect people who exclude themselves from gambling platforms.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Balfe and Lord Callanan on 6 February (HL Deb cols 1062–83), whether the Minister is now in a position to write in...

    • Railway Network

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce reforms to the railway network.

      Thirsk Station: Disability

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of disabled access to Thirsk Station; and what plans they have to make improvements to that access.

      Roads: Freight

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that any call for evidence they launch into road transport law would reference the substantial body of transport legislation...

      Transport: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Callanan on 6 February (HL Deb col 1082), when the Department for Transport industry engagement forum will next meet to...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the cost of long distance railway fares; and what assessment they have made of the possibility of tapering the cost per mile of...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many vintage vehicles are currently licenced free of road tax; and what is the cost to the taxpayer of that concession.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Evusheld

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 28 November 2022 (HL3368), whether they can (1) provide further information on the equalities and impact...

    • Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many meetings of the RAPID C-19 independent advisory group there have been since September 2022; and what plans they have to continue to review these...

      Food: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research paper An approach to conflicts of interest in UK food regulatory institutions, published in Nature Food on 30...

      Food: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care on 24 November 2022 (92381), why products...

  • Department for Education

    • Home Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is Ofsted's policy regarding its expectation of the duties and actions of Local Authority Elective Home Education Officers.

    • Secondary Education: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 19 January (HL Deb col 1920), what were the outcome of talks with Ofqual about the use of  AI in secondary...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Lotteries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold further consultations on charity lottery limits; and when they will be held.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Workplace Pensions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to automatically enrol workers who are (1) low paid, or (2) aged under 22, into a workplace pension scheme, given the increased cost...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wetlands: Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to prevent any further loss of wetlands, and (2) to restore wetlands to their natural state.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arrived in England in each month in 2022.

    • Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether any asylum seekers who are residing in Northern Ireland have criminal records in their countries of origin.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 9 February (HL5157), whether they have evidence of organised criminal gangs targeting any...

      Napier Barracks: Accommodation Centres

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 6 December 2022 (HL3643), why they did not produce a statement of community involvement when the...

      Asylum

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the asylum application waiting list of the requirement to reassess refugees with Group 2 status every 30 months.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish statistics on the number of days individuals have been held for on arrival before re-accommodation under the provisions of the Short-term...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 6 February (HL 5085), what steps they are taking to determine the details of any...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to end the use of hotels accommodating unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Electric Scooters: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to regulate the use of electric scooters in Northern Ireland in the absence of a Northern Ireland Assembly and Northern Ireland...

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