Written answers

Monday, 27 February 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support consumers who want to buy electric vehicles.

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the average cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to Local Authorities to help them achieve their public transport objectives for bus services.

      Bus Services: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve bus services in Suffolk.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment with the Minister for Women and Equalities of the potential merits of requiring e-scooters to use a single generic sound...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he has made an assessment of the potential impact of e-scooter policies on people with sight loss and other disabilities.

      Bicycles and Electric Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential risks to safety of trends in the level of fires caused by e-bikes and e-scooters.

      Bicycles and Electric Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce legislative proposals which regulate the safety of (a) e-bikes and (b) e-scooters.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to approve the final business case for HS2 Phase 2a.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to appoint the design delivery partner for Phase 2a of HS2.

      High Speed 2 Line: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to assess the best species of trees to plant near the proposed HS2 line between London and Solihull.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2021 to Question 34069 on Bus Services: Disability Aids, what progress the Government has made on the commitment to...

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 February 2023 on Bus Funding Update, UIN HCWS567, what assessment he has made of the...

      Bus Services: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 February 2023, HCWS567, how much and what proportion of funding will be allocated to (a) bus...

      Speed Limits: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the speed limits for rural roads.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the number of road traffic collisions that are attributable to insomnia.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people can travel affordably on bus services.

      Ferries: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether seafarers working on ferry services between ports in the south of England and ports in (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey will be eligible for...

      A5: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Government’s commitment to improve transport infrastructure in the East Midlands, if he will take steps to ensure that...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons local authorities are unable to receive a multi-year funding settlement for Active Travel Fund 4; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2023 to Question 141634 on Wind Power: Seas and Oceans, whether the Government holds any information on non-UK...

      Motor Vehicles: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in the context of temporary importation of vehicles into the UK by Ukrainian refugees, if he will make it his policy that vehicle safety compliance is...

      Motor Vehicles: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in the context of temporary importation of vehicles into the UK, if he will make it his policy for Ukrainian refugees to be treated in the same way as...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the fixed penalty notice fine for idling car engines.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in the context of overseas nationals and UK driver’s licences, what his Department’s policy is for (a) Ukrainian refugees and (b) other...

      Department for Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps they have taken to operate a disability confident scheme for those seeking promotion in their Department; and how many and what proportion...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there are plans to adapt the Integrated Rail Plan forward programme to include consequential funding for Wales under the Barnett formula.

      TransPennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the future of the rail contract with TransPennine Express.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on recruitment consultants in each of the last three years.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the total number of units of dental activity conducted for NHS patients in England in each of the past five years.

    • Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department will provide for the suicide prevention strategy.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce baby loss.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle levels of obesity; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      NHS Trusts: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of NHS and NHS foundation trusts in financial deficit in 2021-2022.

      Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on delivery of patient care of the recent cyber incident affecting Birmingham Women's...

      Air Pollution: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to monitor air quality; and what assessments his Department makes of the effect of air quality on (a)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has contracted work to a business named in round 18 of the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme in the last three years.

      General Practitioners: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2023 to Question 133712 on General Practitioners: Contracts, in what format the data is held on the...

      Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of NHS workforce vacancies on the social care workforce.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing multiple year funding allocations for public health.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his role is in (a) suspending or (b) removing poorly performing NHS and NHS foundation trust board Chief Executives and Chairs.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on air quality.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to recent reports on e-cigarette manufacturers overfilling e-cigarette devices, if he will bring forward changes to the...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his plans are for the level of funding for public health in future years; and if he will make it his police to ensure that funding...

      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...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February to Question 147378 on Health Services: Finance, whether he plans to publish a breakdown of how this...

      Air Pollution: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve indoor air quality; and what assessment he has made of the main risks of poor indoor air quality to health.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GP appointments were for minor ailments in (a) England (b) each NHS England region and (c) in each former Clinical...

      General Practitioners: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs were registered and practising full time in Warwick and Leamington constituency in (a) May 2010 and (b) February 2023.

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to publish a replacement of the Health Disparities White Paper.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions were issued to treat patients with minor ailments in each year since 2013.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce care disparities for different cancer types.

      General Practitioners: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs in Warwick and Leamington constituency retired from their practices in (a) 2012 and (b) 2022.

      Dental Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing free dental check-ups in schools.

      Health Services: Men

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2023 to Question 125326 on Health Services: Males, if he will make an assessment of the implications...

      Earwax: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure every GP in England is able to offer an earwax removal service as a routine procedure.

      Pharmacy: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing 100-hour pharmacies increased flexibility in their opening hours.

      Pharmacy: Recruitment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure more pharmacists are (a) trained and (b) recruited.

      Lung Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) a list of all Targeted Lung Health Check sites operating in England and (b) the number of CT scans delivered at...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the target of achieving 75% of cancer diagnoses at stages 1 and 2 by 2028.

      Care Workers: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to decrease the time it takes for sponsorship licences to be issued to immigrant care workers.

      Carers: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that carers receive an assessment; if he will undertake a review of the (a) access to and (b) adequacy...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of making local authorities responsible for managing delayed discharge.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis of (a) lung, (b) pancreatic, (c) liver, (d) stomach, (e) brain, (f) oesophageal and (g)...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much it costs the NHS per day to maintain a patient ready for discharge in an acute clinical setting.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) respiratory, (b) cardiovascular and (b) cancer risks arising from vaping.

      Diabetes: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Major Conditions Strategy will (i) tackle social determinants of ill health and (ii) address the relationship between poverty...

      Addison's Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of treatment available for people with Addison’s disease.

      Arthritis and Osteoporosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women aged 50-69 are waiting for NHS treatment for (a)) Osteoarthritis, (b) Osteoporosis and (c) Arthritis; and how many of...

      Energy: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional support to hospices for energy costs further to...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing universal free prescriptions in England.

      St James' Hospital Portsmouth: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the transfer and sale of St James Hospital in Portsmouth was split into two phases; and what assessment he has made of...

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of successful delivery of the Hospitals Transformation Programme on the recruitment of a...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to help improve (a) awareness and (b) diagnosis of cancer in young adults; and with reference...

      Pharmacy: Huddersfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure the adequate supply of medication to pharmacies in Huddersfield.

      Carers: Car Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps with local authorities to help social care providers to increase the mileage allowance paid to care workers.

      Addison's Disease: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on steps to help improve educational outcomes for children...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of ambulance calls resulted in face-to-face responses in 2022.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help support people who are not eligible for free prescriptions but find it difficult to pay...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential financial savings for the NHS of not prescribing over-the-counter medication.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will make an assessment of the impact of the removal of healthcare products and devices from the market due to price increase...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the eligibility criteria are for HRT prepayment certificates.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of nursing care homes were rated as inadequate in (a) January 2023 and (b) each of the last 13 years.

      Arthritis: Health Services

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

      Social Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) number of people awaiting a care and support assessment and (b) the potential impact...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 135221, how much funding was provided for (a) short breaks and (b) respite services to...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the major conditions strategy will reduce waiting times for cancer diagnoses and treatment.

      Medical Equipment: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been prescribed a (a) nebuliser, (b) oxygen concentrator, (c) suction, (d) ventilator or non-invasive ventilation,...

      Better Care Fund: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 135221, how many (a) hours of respite care will be provided and (b) carers will benefit...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to change reimbursement tariffs to help incentivise (a) modern forms of radiotherapy and (b) adaptive radiotherapy.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the number of health visitors that are required to operate a safe and effective service for parents; and...

      Defibrillators: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to announce the details of the application process and criteria for the Community Automated External...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of residential care homes were rated as inadequate in (a) January 2023 and (b) in each of the last 13 years.

      Sunscreen: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the price of sunscreen on the rate of people wearing sunscreen and the risk of...

      Social Services: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 135225, if he will make an estimate of the annual spend of social care providers on...

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of rebate or refund schemes made available to patients for energy costs they incur running at...

      Health Incentives Scheme: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost has been to the Government up to 21 February 2023 of the Better Health: Reward app pilot in Wolverhampton announced...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of trends in the number of Health Visitors on (a) health and wellbeing outcomes...

      Carers: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a review of carer’s assessments.

      Frenchay Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Nightingale Hospital in Frenchay has been decommissioned; how much that facility cost to run; and whether his Department has...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that health visitors work with safe caseloads in the context of trends in the number of health visitors.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps to provide (a) additional funding for sexual health services and (b) sexual health risk...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help improve breast cancer screening rates in (a) the UK and (b) Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent staff are currently working on the Major Diseases Strategy.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make an estimate of the average hourly cost of funding an early years place for a child aged (a) three or four and (b) two.

    • Fathers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of (a) training and (b) guidance provided to (i) social workers and (ii) midwives to support young fathers.

      Special Educational Needs: Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to help ensure that all teachers receive training to support students with dyspraxia in the classroom; and what steps she is taking...

      Special Educational Needs: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to help young people with special educational needs and disabilities to enter the workplace; and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to allocate more support to (a) vulnerable and (b) disabled children in need of Educational Health Care Plans.

      Children: Addison's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with Addison’s disease are home-schooled.

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2023 to Question 140337 on Schools: Closures, if she will publish the (a) names and (b) local authority areas of...

      Reading: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will provide schools on the Isle of Wight with funding for systematic synthetic phonics programmes.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of information published by her Department on the condition and safety of school buildings.

      Academies: Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of supply teachers hired by academies in England each year since 2017.

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the Centre for Financial Capability’s finding that one-fifth of primary...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to help ensure that parents of students receive the full financial support to which they are entitled.

      Overseas Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating additional funding to support international students, in the context of the...

      Academies: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to publish further updates to the free school, university technical college and studio school capital costs for buying...

      Fathers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that young fathers are made aware of (a) family hubs and (b) other family support services that are...

      National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of expanding the number of schools enrolled in the National School Breakfast Programme.

      Training: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help provide skills training opportunities for adults with disabilities.

      Birkbeck, University of London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with representatives of Birkbeck, University of London, on potential cuts to its Department of Economics, Mathematics...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to deliver employability skills in schools.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the number of people who are home-schooled due to issues around administering medication during the school day.

      Further Education: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to address recruitment and retention in the further education workforce.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on improving funding for further education colleges.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to increase funding for schools.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2022 to Question 61298 on Schools: Slough, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps the Government has taken to (a) improve support for deaf children and (b) increase the number of specialist teachers for deaf children.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department holds data on what percentage of Child Protection cases have domestic abuse as the predominant issue.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of (a) linking student maintenance support to inflation, (b) changing eligibility criteria for...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to publish guidance for parents on the powers of her Department to intervene when schools do not comply with statutory guidance on...

      Digital Technology: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve digital skills in schools.

      Hearing Impairment: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an estimate of the number of teachers for people with hearing impairments in (a) Watford and (b) England.

      Pre-school Education: Coastal Areas and Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that children have access to high-quality early years (a) education and (b) childcare in (i) rural...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of child and family social workers have been trained in assessing risk in cases of domestic abuse.

      Fathers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the number and proportion of single young fathers who have not taken up the Government childcare support to which they...

      Pre-school Education: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help improve the recruitment and retention of early years practitioners in (a) Hull West and Hessle and (b) England.

      Social Work: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to help increase the retention of social work practice educators.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2022 to Question 61298 on Schools: Slough, whether her Department plans to publish the details of the Condition...

      Arts and Technology: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the impact of school accountability measures on the uptake of (a) creative and (b) technical subjects at GCSE-level.

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of childcare spaces in Britain; and how much additional funding her Department plans to...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help increase the number of (a) internship and (b) graduate scheme opportunities advertised to students by universities.

      Food: Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to introduce sensory food play in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of (a) pay rises for staff and (b) increases in energy costs without additional funding on the...

      Special Educational Needs: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what educational support is in place for visually impaired students in (a) Watford and (b) England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Parental Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of parenting orders issued in each year since 2010.

    • Secure Accommodation: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much public money was spent by his Department on the procurement of places in secure children’s homes in calendar year 2022; how many secure...

      Parole Board: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure Parole Board panellists have policing backgrounds.

      Prisoners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners were paid at least the minimum employed rate under prison service order 4460 for participating in (i)...

      Prisoners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to prison service order 4460, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners received (i) unemployment, (ii) employment, (iii) short-term...

      Powers of Attorney: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2023 to Question 140347 on Powers of Attorney: Dementia, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the...

      Criminal Proceedings: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the size of the backlog of criminal court cases in Portsmouth South constituency; and what steps he...

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the total value of court fines that have been written off in each year since 2010.

      Rape: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made on implementing the actions set out in the report entitled End-to-End Rape Review Report on Findings and...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of trends in the level of prosecutions for rape; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been transferred from the male estate to the female estate in each year since 2004.

      Rape: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners who have been convicted of rape are housed in the female estate; and how many and what proportion of those prisoners are in...

      Prisoners' Release: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he had made of the potential merits of requiring that health support workers are the first point of contact for prison leavers with...

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners were engaged in prison work (i) to produce goods and services to be sold on the (A) open and (B) public...

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the value of compensation paid to prisoners who have been held in prisons following court orders for their release in each...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of teachers who worked for the British Council and are...

    • Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the security situation for Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Institute for Strategic Dialogue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department has provided to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue for work to counter...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Open Information Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department has provided to the Open Information Partnership since 2019; whether this funding...

      Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department has spent on countering disinformation in each of the last four years.

      Kathleen Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if will make representations to the Swedish authorities on the potential deportation of Kathleen Poole from that...

      Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which (a) companies, (b) think tanks, (c) NGOs and (d) other organisations his Department has provided funding to...

      Iran: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that Iran is preparing to supply Russia with short-range ballistic...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2022 to Question 102994 on Bahrain: Political Prisoners, what progress has...

      Iran: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent reports that Iran is assisting Russia with building a factory in Russia...

      Hasan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held discussions with his counterparts in Bahrain on medical treatment for Mr Hasan Mushaima.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made on spending £11.6 billion of international climate finance...

      Ryan Cornelius

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its ninety-third session,...

      Hassan Al Rabea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made any representations to representatives of the Moroccan Government on the potential deportation...

      Qatar: Manchester United

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any officials, advisers or ministers from his Department have held discussions with representatives of (a)...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the legalisation of nine settlement outposts...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) recent steps and (b) funding his Department has provided to ensure that children across the world have...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has recently had with his counterpart in Rwanda on M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of...

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights and Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his polices of the Criminal Law (Codification and...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department will provide for the women and girls strategy in the 2023-24 financial year; and...

      Martha Chizuma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Malawi on the treatment and work of Martha Chizuma, Malawi's...

      Equatorial Guinea: Marburg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) trajectory and (b) potential risks of the Marburg virus outbreak in...

      Syria: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) civilians and (b) Syrian Democratic Forces who have been killed...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to work with his international counterparts to support work towards a lasting peace...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of when negotiations on the exercise of sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean...

      Iran: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that Iran Air is allegedly transporting armed drones from Iran to Russia.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether other countries have been represented (a) officially and (b) as observers in the negotiations with the...

      Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Polisario Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps allegedly supplied...

      Azerbaijan: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to (a) withdraw or (b) reduce the Government-funded investments in Azerbaijan.

      Chad: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment has the Department made of the potential impact of the establishment of the Chad embassy in Israel.

      Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the long term effect of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria on the economy of...

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the resumed fifth session of the intergovernmental conference on marine biodiversity of areas...

      Ilois: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the £40m Chagossian Support Package has been distributed to the Chagossian community (a) in the...

      Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Fenethylline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is involved in the...

      Cayman Islands: Wetlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) the Office of the Governor of the Cayman Islands or (b) his Department has (i) title to or (ii) direct...

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proposals his Department will be making for the proposed High Seas Biodiversity Treaty; and if she will make...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure the release and return to the UK of British dual nationals...

      Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support those affected by the recent earthquake in (a) Turkey and (b) Syria.

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to agree a global high seas treaty that includes a legally-binding...

      Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish guidance on how search and rescue groups in the UK can support efforts to rescue people trapped...

      Brazil: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Brazilian counterpart on the attack on the Brazilian Congress in...

      Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much the Government has committed to spend to support victims of the Kahramanmaras earthquake.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help improve the (a) transparency and (b) reporting of international...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has contracted work to a business named in round 18 of the National Minimum Wage Naming...

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help promote stability and prosperity in the Arctic region.

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to agree a global high seas treaty that includes a legally-binding...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many civil servants have been involved in the delegation conducting negotiations with the Mauritian government...

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to agree a global high seas treaty that includes a legally-binding...

      West Bank: Palestinian Islamic Jihad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the security threat presented by Palestinian...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has held discussions with (a) community groups and (b) other representatives of the...

      Israel: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the proposed peace treaty between Israel and Sudan.

      Ryan Cornelius

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates on the arbitrary detention...

      Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Polisario Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ supplied...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ukraine: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at the Munich Security Conference on 18 February 2023, what longer-range weapons the UK will be providing...

    • Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at the Munich Security Conference on 18 February 2023, what new charter the UK will be seeking to create...

      Ukraine: Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made when considering the case for sending Challenger 2 Tanks to Ukraine; for what reason 14 tanks were determined as the...

      National Grid: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the East Anglia GREEN proposals on operations at Wattisham Air Base.

      National Grid: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has had discussions with National Grid on the potential impact of the East Anglia GREEN proposals on Wattisham Air Base.

      Veterans: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding charities received under the Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans Scheme in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020, (d) 2021, (e) 2022...

      Veterans: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) very seriously injured and (b) brain injured veterans are currently supported through the Integrated Personal Care for Veterans System scheme.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December to Question 111518 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many of the 1,324 properties not allocated by the Defence...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2023 to Question 146784 on Armed Forces: Housing, if he will break the figures down by (a) military base and (b)...

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish the eligibility criteria for the Nuclear Test Veterans' commemorative medal.

      Veterans: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding has been provided to each element of the Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans scheme in the latest period for which data is...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many open work orders for repair have been reported to Regional Accommodation Maintenance Service contractors in the (a) Northern and Central and...

      Rivet Joint Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment has he made of the impact of the grounding of the United States Air Force (a) AC-135, (b) WC-135 and (c) KC-135 on the UK's Rivet...

      MV Topaz Tangaroa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons MV Topaz Tanaroa was purchased for conversion to a Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance ship.

      Ministry of Defence: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential role of his Department in helping to meet the Government's nature restoration targets.

      Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many track miles the AS90 travelled in 2022.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2023 to Question 118824 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many (a) damp and (b) mould reports have been made since 1...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December to Question 111518 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many properties were not allocated by the Defence Infrastructure...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many temporary heaters have been provided to Service Family Accommodation properties in each month since December 2022.

      Pinnacle Service Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the performance of Pinnacle at improving the service provided to families in Service Family Accommodation via the...

      Leonardo: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department’s contract with Leonardo Aerospace to deliver MBDA Sea Venom and Thales Lightweight Multirole missile systems is due to expire.

      RNAS Yeovilton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional (a) capability and (b) training capacities his Department has secured for Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton.

      Ministry of Defence: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has contracted work to a business named in round 18 of the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme in the last 3 years.

      Type 32 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 15 of the report by his Department entitled Defence in Numbers 2022, published on 22 February 2023, how much and what proportion...

      HMS Agamemnon and HMS Agincourt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of when the Royal Navy will take delivery of (a) HMS Agamemnon and (b) HMS Agincourt.

      Future Combat Air System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has provided to UK companies involved in the Global Combat Air Programme.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to inform previously unsuccessful applicants to the Bereavement support payment scheme about the recent...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps they have taken to operate a disability confident scheme for those seeking promotion in their Department; and how many and what...

      Bereavement Benefits: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help support cohabiting parents who need financial support following bereavement apply for bereavement...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has contracted work to a business named in round 18 of the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme in the last three years.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled Child maintenance, published in March 2022, whether his Department has taken...

      Universal Credit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of social housing tenants whose Universal Credit payments cover all of their rent costs.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of benefit claimants with work search requirements who have been out of work for at least 13 weeks in the four...

      Social Security Benefits: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to increase social security payments available to parents under 25 years old, in line with payments available to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's publication Benefit sanctions statistics to October 2022, how many full time equivalent (a) payroll and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to end the policy of limiting the payment of additional child elements of universal credit to the first two...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total budget allocated for the Flexible Support Fund was in each of the five financial years up to 2022-23.

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2023 to Question 142712 on the Flexible Support Fund, what information his Department holds on funding...

      Personal Independence Payment: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants for Personal Independence Payments were initially turned down and were successful on appeal in...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions during in year 2021-22 were points award recommended in the assessor’s report for a Personal Independence Payment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Personal Independence Payment claims assessed (a) face-to-face, (b) on paper, (c) by telephone and (d) by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households claiming childcare cost payments in Universal Credit have requested a Universal Credit advance to...

      Universal Credit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of a seven per cent rise in social rents on the finances of social housing tenants in receipt of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of freezing the maximum amount of support for childcare costs in...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the (a) financial and (b) mental health impacts on families of the removal of the spare room...

      Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Universal Credit Work Capability Assessments conducted (a) face-to-face, (b) on paper, (c) by telephone and (d) by video...

      Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions in the 2021-22 was the points award after Mandatory Reconsideration for a Universal Credit Work Capability Assessment...

      Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions in 2021-22 was the points award recommended in the assessor’s report for a Universal Credit Work Capability...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many overpayments of Carer’s Allowance there have been in relation to the earnings conditions in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making dementia patients eligible to claim benefits under the special rules for end...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of disability payments; and what the annual cost to the public purse is of these payments.

      Carer's Allowance and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many carers (a) have earnings and are eligible for Carer’s Allowance but do not receive Universal Credit and (b) receive...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many FTE staff in his Department have been working on overpayments in respect of Carer’s Allowance and its earnings conditions in...

      State Retirement Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help increase the number of reciprocal agreements on state pensions with other countries.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cats: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making cat abduction a criminal offence in the Kept Animals Bill.

    • Flood Control: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to provide additional support on anti-flooding measures for homes which frequently flood.

      Clean Air Zones: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Class B Clean Air Zone in Portsmouth at reducing NO2...

      Garlic: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward the upcoming announcement on Tariff-Rate Quotas...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on (a) buying and (b) maintaining air pollution monitoring equipment in each of the...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department plans to spend on (a) buying and (b) maintaining air pollution monitoring equipment in (a) 2022-23...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many air quality monitoring stations there are in England as of 21 February 2023.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new air quality monitoring stations have been delivered in each of the last five years.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new air quality monitoring stations her Department plans to deliver in (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24.

      Rhinoceros: Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Botswanan counterpart on the levels of rhino poaching in that country.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Waste prevention programme for England 2021.

      Flood Re: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take in conducting the quinquennial review of Flood RE; and what the scope of that review is.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding redirected from the Basic Payment Scheme to Agricultural Transition Plan schemes has been disbursed to farmers.

      Flood Re

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will review the 25-year period for Flood Re.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the contribution of the Environment Minister to the Westminster Hall debate on Bee-Killing Pesticides on 1...

      Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to abide by the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to organise a summit on food security.

      Food: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to invest in local food infrastructure.

      Crops: Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential economic impact of pollination to crop production in the UK; and if...

      Supply Chains: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made on creating a timetable for the publication of new supply chain fair dealing codes for each sector.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she made of the potential impact of the UK's use of grain as biofuel on global food security.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to help encourage the use of alternatives to neonicotinoid pesticides which do not harm pollinators.

      Environment Protection: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the UN General Assembly resolution of...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department will make an assessment of the impact of the increase in cost of food on (a) low income households,...

      Shellfish: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the economic impact of crustacean die-offs in the North East on (a) businesses and (b) the...

      Fisheries: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the number of fishing business in the North East that have ceased trading since October 2021.

      Fisheries: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish a yearly breakdown of the number of fishers operating in the North East in each year since 2010.

      Fisheries: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish a yearly breakdown of number of fishers working in the North East in each year since 2010.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the compliance of companies selling disposable e-cigarettes with the waste...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2023 to Question 137918, when the technical issue was first detected; how long it took to resolve the...

    • Overseas Students: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing licensed student sponsors who are not eligible to register with the Office...

      Visas: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to increase the 20-hour-a-week limit on work for Tier 4 students.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to correct the IT issue which impacted the production of Biometric Residence Permits.

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to significantly reduce the cost of (a) an initial and (b) a renewal application for a child's passport.

      UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days HM Cutter (a) Seeker, (b) Searcher, (c) Vigilant, (d) Valiant and (e) Sentinel spent (i) on patrol and (ii) out of service for...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum-seeking children who had recently arrived in the UK without parents or carers were missing from Home Office accommodation in...

      UK Border Force: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to replace the present fleet of Border Force cutters; and whether her Department has made a recent estimate of the cost of...

      Birth Certificates: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 29 June 2021 to Question 20434 on Birth Certificates: LGBT+ People, what assessment she has made of the...

      Naturalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of naturalisation applications were completed within six months in each of the last 12 months.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many potential scheme operators were in place to run the agricultural seasonal worker visa scheme; on what date were the most recent...

      Visas: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a 12 month Tier 5 (Temporary worker - Charity workers) visa can be extended where the original visa was approved substantially after...

      Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to help tackle (a) anti-social behaviour and (b) youth crime.

      Prisoners: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police forces have made changes to their procedures following Operation Safeguard in the last six months.

      Home Office: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has contracted work to a business named in round 18 of the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme in the last three years.

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answers of 14 July 2022, 26 September 2022 and 9 February 2023 to Questions 32512, 53359 and 138399 on Derwentside...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2023 to Question 137785 and the Answer of 31 January 2023 to Question 132555 on Asylum: Hove, what the...

      UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on its plans to procure (a) five new cutters and (b) six new coastal patrol vessels.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what progress has been made on (a) the review of Education Oversight bodies and (b) appointing new Education Oversight partners for English...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are accommodated by her Department in the Suites Hotel in Knowsley; and how many of those are (a) women and (b) children.

      Visas: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals were made to law enforcement bodies following her Department's recent review of the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route.

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Government has spent on tackling money laundering in its first Economic Crime Plan; and to which programmes that funding was...

      Crime: Broadcasting Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission research into the potential impact of taking part in broadcast television crime documentaries on the operational...

      Joint Combating Drugs Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how often the Joint Combating Drugs Unit has met since its establishment; and whether she plans to publish the outcomes of those meetings.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the letter of 9 February 2023 from the hon. Member for Liverpool Walton on engagement with...

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has approved a 2 per cent pay award for the Independent Office of Police Conduct staff.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the consultation on the White Paper on Reforming Our Fire and Rescue Service, which closed on 26 July 2022.

      Gender Based Violence: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of funding through the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Fund was allocated to...

      Visas: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of relaxing the salary requirements for visa applicants.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a National Integration Strategy to help improve refugee integration outcomes.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to set a new target for refugee resettlement under the UK Resettlement Scheme.

      UK Border Force: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the impact of the recent industrial strike action by the Border Force staff on operations...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police informed her Department that asylum-seeking children who had recently arrived in the UK without parents or carers and who...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to take steps to create safe and legal routes for migrants travelling across the channel in small boats.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress has been made in developing secondary legislation on overseas voting.

    • Urban Areas: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has taken steps to help increase the diversity of local high streets to encourage more people to...

      Regional Planning and Development: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department provided capability and capacity funding to local authorities bidding to the (a) Levelling Up Fund,...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the oral answer from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Levelling Up) to the Question of 20 February...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 17 November 2022 and 19...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to help improve the (a) suitability and (b) affordability of private rental...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his planned timetable is for the abolition of Section 21.

      Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that voting is more accessible for blind and partially sighted...

      Electoral Register: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help increase voter registration amongst people with disabilities before the next...

      Elections: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people on the electoral register in Canterbury who will be affected...

      Buildings: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent progress he has made on cladding and non-cladding remediation for residential buildings in Portsmouth South...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps to record the number of people unable to vote at polling places due to not having a valid ID.

      Business Rates: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the law in relation to business rates to...

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that (a) local councils and (b) housing associations develop plans for...

      Social Rented Housing: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to increase the provision of social rented housing in Portsmouth South constituency.

      Housing: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of changes in the National Planning Policy Framework on the supply of new...

      Planning Permission: Events Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of planning regulations that allow temporary events that...

      Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of people over 65 years old live in housing with care developments in England.

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department plans to take to provide housing providers with support to meet the standards set out in the...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what percentage of social housing tenants were in rent arrears (a) in 2023 and (b) in 2010.

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure social landlords are treating damp and mould issues in properties promptly.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Information Commissioner's Office: Data Protection

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring the Information Commissioner’s Office to (a) maintain a...

    • Data Protection

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will take steps to require that statutory disclosures under articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation...

      Coronavirus: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of potential sources of covid-19 disinformation.

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the provisions of the Electronic Communications Code (Conditions and Restrictions) 2003 and The Town and...

      Clinical Trials: Reviews

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the press release entitled Lord O'Shaughnessy to lead independent review into UK clinical trials, published on...

      Employment: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to help protect employees from (a) tracking surveillance and (b) covert monitoring.

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to help improve access to full-fibre broadband for households.

      Digital Technology: Older People

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps the Government is taking to develop the digital skills of older people, particularly those who may be at risk of...

      Technology: Employment

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to help create jobs in high-tech sectors.

      Counter Disinformation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether the Counter Disinformation Unit has collected information on (a) sitting Members, (b) former Members, (c) political...

      Counter Disinformation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the report by Big Brother Watch entitled Ministry of...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department has taken to progress (a) economic development and (b) trade initiatives at the Uttar Pradesh Global...

    • Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of creating a garment trade adjudicator to monitor trading practices on (a) pay and...

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of appointing a garment trade adjudicator.

      Cammell Laird: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many former employees from Cammell Laird are still in receipt of British Shipbuilders pensions; and if she will make a statement.

      Delivery Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if her Department will take steps to help improve service delivery standards of parcel delivery companies.

      Ombudsman: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what penalties the Office for Product Safety and Standards can impose on a regulator for repeated breaches of the regulators code.

      Future Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the data by the British Business Bank on Companies in which the Future Fund has an equity stake, what the total value is of...

      Future Fund: Ceredigion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many companies registered in Ceredigion received financial support under the Future Fund.

      Small Businesses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps the Government is taking to support small businesses in trading overseas and overcoming barriers to competing in international markets.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2023 to Question 134004 on Trade Promotion, when she will publish the findings of the Export Client...

      Trade Missions: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what is the most recent date on which one or more representatives of the English language teaching (ELT) sector were (a) invited on and (b)...

      Department for Business and Trade: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the cost to the public purse of spending on external consultants by (a) Companies House, (b) the Insolvency Service, (c) the...

      Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels at local weights and measures authorities.

      UK Trade With EU: Rules of Origin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the Rules of Origin agreement with the European Union until 2027; and if...

      Youth Mobility Scheme: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether the Government plans to develop bilateral youth mobility schemes with EU member states; and if she will take steps to help secure...

      Motor vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of the Honda car production plant in Swindon on the UK automotive industry.

      Manchester United: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether any officials, advisers or ministers from her Department have held discussions with representatives of (a) the Qatari government, (b)...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many and what proportion of cars produced in the UK were electric vehicles in (a) 2010, (b) 2015, (c) 2019, (d) 2021 and (e) 2022.

      Motor vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the reasons for the trend in the level of car production in the UK.

      Trade Union Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to require every employer to have a recognised trade union in the workplace.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2023 to Question 135303 on Medical Equipment: Energy, when the Government plans to announce...

    • Bulb Energy: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what comparative assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate by (a) Octopus Energy and (b) the Office for Budget...

      National Grid: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether National Grid has consulted Wattisham Air Base on the East Anglia GREEN project.

      Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, for what reasons the manufacture of spirits was not included in the Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

      Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make it his policy to include the manufacture of spirits in the Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

      Energy Bills Discount Scheme and Energy Bill Relief Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of the impact of the (a) Energy Bills Discount Scheme and (b) Energy Bill...

      Aquind: Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which Minister is responsible for the Aquind Interconnector.

      Energy Charter Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of a potential joint EU exit from the Energy Charter Treaty.

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps he plans to take to help tackle the impact of increases in energy costs on disabled people when developing his...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent steps his Department has taken to protect vulnerable consumers from forcible connection to pre-payment energy meters.

      Lighting: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact on energy supplies of the permanent lighting of (a) advertising boards, (b)...

      Energy: Payment Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of tasking Ofgem to consider the issue of higher costs that...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the number of people claiming Employment Support Allowance who are no longer eligible for the Warm...

      Microgeneration: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme on creating and...

      Energy: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what support his Department is providing to families of children with life-limiting illnesses for energy costs.

      Energy: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will hold discussions with representatives of the hospice sector on the impact of rising energy bills on UK hospices.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many households experienced forced installations of prepayment meters by (a) warrant and (b) remote switching in 2022; and if...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many homes had energy efficiency measures installed in (a) 2010 and (b) 2022.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many onshore wind farms have been developed in England since 2015.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the rise in the Energy Price Guarantee in April 2023 on levels of fuel poverty.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps he is taking to help increase the rate of installation of home insulation measures.

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the role of local government in contributing towards meeting the Government's net zero targets.

      Energy Charter Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of proposals for a coordinated withdrawal from the...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that energy standing charges do not increase.

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of trends in the level of supply through the Mossmorran plant on energy (a)...

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) Liquid Gas UK and (b) producers on the level of supply of liquid petroleum gas...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the original Energy Bill Relief Scheme for hospices.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Royal Mail Group: Vesa Equity Investment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department allowed Vesa Equity to increase its stake in Royal Mail group.

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to increase the proportion of public procurement spending that goes to small and medium enterprises; and what assessment he has...

      Public Duty Costs Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require that (a) former Prime Ministers must have...

      Local Resilience Forums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of placing Local Resilience Forums on a statutory footing.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate has he made of the number of people who have died as a result of reactions to the covid-19 vaccine in each month since December 2020.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of increasing the pay of civil servants.

      Members and Ministers: Conflict of Interests

      To ask Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent steps the Government is taking to prevent potential conflicts of interest that may result from Ministers and MPs being on the boards of...

      List of Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to update the list of Ministerial responsibilities following recent machinery of government changes.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish an impact assessment setting out the potential impact of the creation of a single buyer agreement for the public sector on the...

      Public Sector: Food

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the creation of a single buyer agreement for...

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February to Question 135480 on Taxation: Fines, how many penalties issued by HM Revenue and Customs recorded on the National...

    • Energy Bills Discount Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will keep the Energy Business Discount Scheme under regular review to ensure it provides (a) support for businesses and (b) medium to long-term...

      Treasury: Photography

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many photographers were employed by the Treasury to accompany the Prime Minister while he was in post as Chancellor of the Exchequer; and what was the...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a comparative assessment of the potential merits of providing payments through the Energy Bills Support Scheme (a) after and (b) before the...

      Health: Products

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to (a) remove and (b) reduce VAT on essential healthcare products.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of non-UK passport holder seasonal workers employed in fruit picking in the UK in (a) 2019, (b) 2020,...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment on the potential merits of reducing the rate of VAT paid by hospitality businesses.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether hotels that have an agreement with the Home Office to provide accommodation to asylum seekers are (a) exempt from business rates and (b) entitled...

      Arts: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report entitled Creative Industry Tax Reliefs Evaluation, published on 17 November 2022, whether his Department plans to commission a...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to subpostmasters who have received compensation following the failure of the Post Office Horizon IT system, if he will make an estimate of...

      Banks: Charities and Parish Councils

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Financial Services and Markets Bill on (a) the quality of services provided by banks to parish...

      Blackmore Bond: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a judge-led inquiry on the Financial Conduct Authority's handling of Blackmore Bonds plc.

      Public Houses: Cost of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support (a) pubs and (b) breweries with increases in the cost of living.

      Cost of Living: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the cost of living on ethnic minorities in the UK.

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2022 to Question 82307 on Car Allowances, if his Department will publish the findings of the most recent quarterly...

      Car Allowances: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase mileage rates for public sector workers using their own vehicles for work.

      Immigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to encourage high net worth individuals to immigrate.

      Children: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what targeted support his Department is providing to families with a child with a vision impairment.

      EURATOM and Horizon Europe: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reallocate the £1.6bn of funding allocated to Horizon and Euratom association for the financial year 2022-2023.

      Post Office: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Post Office banking deposit limits for business customers.

      Financial Inclusion Commission

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) membership, (b) terms of reference and (c) minutes of meetings of the Financial Inclusion Policy Committee.

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with insurance providers on taking steps to ensure that they meet the requirements set out in the Financial Conduct...

      Credit Unions: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Consultation Paper, CP7/22, entitled Credit Unions: Changes to the Regulatory Regime,...

      Companies: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of trends in the level of corporate (a) borrowing and (b) saving in each...

      Banks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the bank corporation tax surcharge to 35 per cent.

      Apprentices: Family Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to allow the families of young apprentices to continue to access (a) child benefit, (b) child tax credits and (c) child...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • VisitBritain: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many VisitBritain staff are based in India.

    • Video Games: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what grants and schemes exist to help video games developers train their staff.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Recruitment

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

  • Attorney General

  • Home Office

    • Migrants: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the measures they would need to implement to ensure the UK is compliant with international human rights obligations to migrants...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to support victims of the earthquake in Turkey and northern Syria.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Parliamentary Questions

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether, given the absence of a sitting Assembly in Northern Ireland, they will answer parliamentary questions on the governance of matters in Northern Ireland for...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether legacy practitioners applying on behalf of a family member of a victim to the proposed Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much legal aid has been paid in respect of legacy claims in Northern Ireland in the last five years; and what proportion this represents of the total spending...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government when antibody testing in the UK to determine the cohort most at risk from COVID-19 will be introduced; and what assessment they have made of the testing level...

    • NHS: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether NHS England's Data promise 4, as updated on 31 January, is compatible with the Written Answer by Lord Markham on the same day (HL4714).

      Huntington's Disease: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many integrated care systems have established services for Huntington’s disease patients in their local areas.

      Gender Identity Development Service

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to set up a public inquiry into the Gender Identity Development Service for Children (GIDS) at the Tavistock Clinic to establish whether the...

      NHS Digital: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government which secure data environment is used by NHS England’s Cohorting as a Service system; and whether this is used by all current cohorting service projects.

      NHS England

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 14 February (HL5455), whether they will direct NHS England to publish the agenda and minutes of its Data,...

      Life Sciences: Research

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to deliver on the commitment made in the Life Sciences Vision, published in July 2021, to introduce new treatment possibilities such as...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with water companies to mitigate the risks of antimicrobial resistance.

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