Written answers

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3), which local authorities with large numbers of...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) regions and (b) constituencies have the highest number of electric vehicle charging ports installed.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicle charging points were installed in (a) 2010, (b) 2015, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, (e) 2020, (f) 2021 and (g) 2022.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of road safety in England.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the hon. Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what discussions the Committee has had with the Commission on the guidance...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Surgery: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of longer waiting times for elective surgery on health inequalities.

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) destinations of all domestic flights taken by officials in his Department in each of the last 5...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of visits to accident and emergency departments were for Type 3 services in (a) England, (b) each NHS...

      Vaccination: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what budget provision his Department has made for costs associated with vaccine harms in the next five years.

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to individuals at increased risk from covid-19, when the definition of clinically extremely vulnerable was last reviewed.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been made to the vaccine damage payments scheme in respect of covid-19 vaccines as of 23 February 2023; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2023 to Question 147058 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, whether a full response was made within 56...

      Hospital Beds: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the unit cost per day for an NHS bed is.

      Surgery: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of operations carried out in private practice for which the NHS paid in each of the last 5 years.

      NHS England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of full-time equivalent staff employed by the NHS in England was in (a) 2022 and (b) each of the last 13 years.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to trusts on the promotion of private healthcare to NHS patients.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131162, on Sexual Offences: Essex, what progress his Department has made since...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many foreign nationals received treatment on the NHS via the visitors charging regime in each of the last five years.

      Radiology: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of, patient scans conducted by NHS England were sent to external teleradiology companies for analysis in...

      Somerset NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much capital funding has been allocated to Somerset NHS Foundation Trust since 2019.

      Hormones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the role of testosterone in maintaining (a) normal metabolic functioning, (b) cognitive...

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has engaged with disabled people on the cost of running medical equipment in the home.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age profile was of pregnant women in (a) England and (b) each region of England in the (i) most recent period for which data is...

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the body mass index of pregnant women in (a) England and (b) each region of England in the (i) most...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to stockpile disease testing for a future pandemic.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the updates to the NICE manual on patient access to medicines in the Cancer Drugs...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to adult social care in (a) Romford constituency, (b) the London Borough of Havering and (c) the UK.

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it his Department's policy to reduce the use of oral corticosteroids as a maintenance treatment for asthma in the context of the...

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve bowel care for people with spinal cord injuries.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make a comparative assessment of the potential benefits of providing discharge funding for people with a delayed discharge to...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of defibrillator (a) access and (b) use.

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on research into arthritis treatment in each of the last five years.

      Personal Health Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on increasing the number of people who receive a Personal Health Budget.

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 136680 on Smoking: Health education, for what reason (a) the Office for Health...

      Telemedicine: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Patients to carry out health checks in comfort of own home to ease...

      Telemedicine: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Patients to carry out health checks in comfort of own home to ease...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the consultation on Aligning the upper age for NHS prescription charge exemptions with the State Pension age.

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS dental provision for elderly people; and what steps he is taking to ensure adequate...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Major Conditions Strategy, whether his Department still plans to publish a separate Tobacco Control Plan.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to recommendation 3, page 90 of the National Food Strategy, published in July 2021, if she will make it her policy to fund...

      Dental Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS England on the potential merits of establishing NHS dental services in schools.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to introduce training bonds for dentists who train at English universities to require them to work in the NHS for a...

      Children: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the debate on 17 January 2023, Official Report, column 100WH on Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, whether the...

      Bevacizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to fund the use of the medication Avastin on the NHS for the treatment of bowel cancer when alternate...

      Somerset NHS Foundation Trust: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many elective operations were cancelled in the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in each quarter of (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and (c)...

      Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many successful applications for healthcare were approved under the S2 funding route in 2022.

      Health Services: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the start and proposed end dates are of the obligations incurred by the West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust under the...

      Health Services: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on potential benefits and costs (a) realised and (b) expected to be realised by the West...

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance from the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative, whether his Department is taking steps to minimise the use...

      Knee Replacements: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average stay in hospital was for patients undergoing elective knee surgery in England in (a) 2010 and (b) the year for which the...

      Rhabdomyolysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to produce clinical guidance for the treatment of rhabdomyolysis.

      Antibiotics: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle (a) domestic and (b) global antibiotics shortages.

      Somerset NHS Foundation Trust: Hip Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were waiting 18 weeks or more for (a) hip and (b) hip replacement surgery in the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in each...

      Musgrove Park Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for treatment was at A&E at Musgrove Park Hospital in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December 2022 to Question 104233 on NHS: Protective Clothing, what percentage of the 176 personal protective...

      Migrant Workers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate her Department has made of the number of non-UK passport holders employed in social care in the UK in (a) 2019, (b) 2020,...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Written Statement of 24 January on Government Action on Major Conditions and Diseases, HCWS514, how the Major...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help increase the level of early cancer diagnosis.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Children's Hospice Grant will be renewed beyond financial year 2023-24.

  • Wales Office

    • Wind Power: Wales

      What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support offshore wind in Wales.

    • Freeports: Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the delivery of freeports in Wales.

      Infrastructure: Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on funding for green infrastructure in Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help (a) tackle transphobic bullying in schools.

    • Pupils: Anxiety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the number of pupils who are unable to go to school because of anxiety caused by the school culture.

      Pupils: Anxiety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of (a) the potential impact of school attendance on levels of anxiety in children and (b) the potential impact of the...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she expects to publish the full response to the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) green paper...

      Hearing Impairment: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Department is taking to help improve the number of Teachers of the Deaf.

      Hearing Impairment: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of deaf teachers.

      Children: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of the adequacy of the regulatory framework applying to hotels providing accommodation to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of 10 February 2023 from the hon. Member for Lewisham East, reference JD32674.

      Teachers: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of employing teachers supplied by recruitment agencies between 2010 and 2017.

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce the gap in educational attainment between (a) deaf and (b) other children.

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on improving ventilation in classrooms in England.

      Teachers: Men

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) state-funded special and (b) pupil referral unit schools in England did not have any male teachers in each of the last five school...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the funding received through the Apprenticeship Levy has been re-invested in training and apprenticeships in the past five years.

      Further Education: Finance

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

      Further Education: Borrowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether further education colleges are allowed access to borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure greater (a) recruitment and (b) retention in the further education sector.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

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

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact on funding for colleges of the decision announced on 29 November by the Office for National...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Housing: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications of his policies of access to a local legal aid provided for housing advice in (a) Liverpool, Walton...

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing a temporary increase in funding for the civil legal aid system while...

      Homelessness: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the uptake of Housing Loss Prevention Advice Scheme contracts in Liverpool.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the operational capacity of prisons in July (a) 2023, (b) 2024 and (c) 2025.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Food Banks

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will hold discussions with the Church of England on taking steps to help increase foodbank donations.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Liz Truss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many photographers were employed by his Department to work with the Rt hon. Member for South West Norfolk when...

    • Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Bahraini counterpart on the proposed executions of Mohamed Ramadhan...

      Cabinet Office: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how days has the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan worked since his appointment in May 2021.

      Zimbabwe: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of Zimbabwe on UK support for preparations...

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between the UK and China.

      Thailand: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Thailand on the (a) humanitarian and (b) health situation...

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is his policy to agree a global high seas treaty that includes increased powers for the Conference of...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the appointment process was of bodies to the Domestic Advisory Group under the EU–UK Trade and...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which bodies are represented on the Domestic Advisory Group under the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Ticketmaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2022 to Question 61995 on Ticketmaster, whether her Department plans to take steps to help protect...

    • Holiday Accommodation: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's consultation entitled Developing a tourist accommodation registration scheme in England, published...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in how many Child Maintenance Service cases a parent is in arrears of above (a) £1,000, (b) £5,000 (c) £10,000 as of 21...

    • Child Maintenance Service and Department for Work and Pensions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was from receipt of a complaint about (a) his Department and (b) the Child Maintenance Service to the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions the Child Maintenance Service has successfully applied to the courts to disqualify a parent from holding or obtaining a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions the Child Maintenance Service has instructed enforcement agents to seize property to enforce the collection of child...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings in benefits payments that will be made because of the restriction on social housing rents increasing...

      Electrical Goods: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to help low-income households afford essential appliances; and if he will make an assessment of the potential...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Action for Children’s latest report entitled, All worked out, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions the Child Maintenance Service has successfully applied for a parent's bank or building society account to be frozen as...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions the Child Maintenance Service has successfully applied to register details of a parent's debt on the Register of...

      Child Tax Credit: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people in receipt of child tax credit who are requested to migrate to Universal Credit but are ineligible to make such a claim are...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish his Department's internal evaluation of the effectiveness of sanctions.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times his Department's Internal Process Review Group has met in the last two years; when it is next due to meet; and whether the...

      Social Security Benefits: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will authorise a proposed study by the University of Glasgow on the health impacts of customer interactions with his Department.

      Employment Data Lab: Costs and Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual costs are of the Employment Data Lab; and how many people work in that lab.

      Employment: Chronic Illnesses and Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) disabled people and (b) people with health conditions are fully consulted as part of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the outcome of its testing of the Severe Disability Group.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans UK: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer by the Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families to the Question from the hon. Member for Barnsley East at...

    • Ministry of Defence: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) destinations of all domestic flights taken by officials in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Cawdor Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) size in hectares and (b) Housing Unit Potential of Cawdor Barracks is.

      Cawdor Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation units there are at Cawdor Barracks; and how many personnel are based at that site.

      Hightown Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Service Family and (b) Single Living Accommodation units there are at Hightown Barracks; and how...

      Thiepval Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation units there are at Thiepval Barracks; and how many personnel are based at that site.

      Palace Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation units there are at Palace Barracks; and how many personnel are based at...

      RAF Aldergrove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Service Family Accommodation and (b) Single Living Accommodation units there are at Aldergrove Barracks; and how many personnel are based...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2023 to Question 141352 on Military Aircraft: Helicopters, when the decision was made that the H135 helicopters...

  • Home Office

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent scam calls.

    • Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to help prevent hate crime against disabled people.

      Youth Endowment Fund: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a list of projects funded by the Youth Endowment Fund in (a) Blackpool and (b) Lancashire.

      Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans for the measures in the Strategic Policing Requirement 2023 on violence against women and girls to apply to violence...

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British National Overseas visa applications from Hong Kong nationals were processed in each of the last three years.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for community trigger anti-social behaviour case reviews were (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in each year...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that all police forces hold data on the number of privately owned e-scooters that they have (a) stopped and...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help ensure (a) consistency and (b) effectiveness of police enforcement of regulations on the use of private...

      Electric Scooters: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many riders of privately owned e-scooters have been stopped by police in Portsmouth since March 2021.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 20 January 2023 from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on the Disclosure and Barring Service.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to ensure that people who (a) have a history of and (b) are under investigation for domestic violence are not...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Lewisham East of 9 February 2023, reference JD32674.

      Visas: Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether financial exemptions are in place for British nationals in receipt of carers allowance when applying for a visa for (a) their spouse...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the number and proportion of asylum-seekers from (a) Afghanistan, (b) Eritrea, (c) Libya, (d) Syria and (e)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will publish a response to each of the five recommendations in the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Report A...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2023 to Question 137918, what assessment she has made of the impact of the absence of 2022 data on...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to help prevent migrants crossing the channel in small boats.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an independent inquiry into the disappearance of children from...

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of processing times for visas under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of asylum seekers housed in temporary accommodation in (a) Tamworth district, (b) Lichfield district, (c)...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the impact of IT issues in her Department on (a) the production of Biometric Resident Permits since 1 March...

      Visas: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications for (a) tier five and (b) other temporary worker visas were accepted after the requested start...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish new police guidance on locating missing asylum-seeking children.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Absent Voting: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Answer of 12 April 2021 to Question 179209 on Absent Voting: Proof of Identity, whether it is his...

    • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January to Question 119880 on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, whether he will...

      Letting Agents: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the independent report entitled Regulation of Property Agents: working group report, published on 18...

      Derelict Land: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department will take to prioritise development on brownfield land instead of on Green Belt and greenfield land.

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Citizen's Advice report entitled Damp, cold and full of mould: the reality of housing in the private...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will issue guidance on the extent of the powers of National Development Management Policies..

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when projects due to receive Shared Prosperity funding in October 2022 will receive that funding.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Innovation and Research: Expenditure

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to Table 8 of the Office for National Statistics dataset entitled Business enterprise research and development UK:...

    • Innovation and Research: Expenditure

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the Office for National Statistics dataset entitled Business enterprise research and development UK, published...

      Innovation and Research: Expenditure

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the Office for National Statistics dataset entitled Business enterprise research and development UK, published...

      Innovation and Research: Expenditure

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the Office for National Statistics dataset entitled Business enterprise research and development UK, published...

      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...

      Innovation and Research

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 132389 on Innovation and Research, what discussions she has held with (a)...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of the US Inflation Reduction Act on the (a) competitiveness, (b) investment...

    • Business: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the findings of the recent Four Day Week pilot involving 61 UK businesses.

      British Shipbuilders Corporation: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many pension claims from former employees the of British Shipbuilders Corporation there were in each year since 2010; and if she will...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has made an assessment of the impact on customers of the potential closure of Royal Mail customer service points.

      British Steel: Scunthorpe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had discussions with British Steel on the closure of the coking plant in Scunthorpe.

      Royal Mail: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent discussions she has had with Ofcom on the full resumption of Royal Mail's international delivery service.

      Royal Mail: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department offered support to Royal Mail to help resolve the ransomware attack on 10 January 2023; and whether her Department had...

      Britishvolt: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact of Britishvolt entering administration on the (a) competitiveness and (b) decarbonisation of the...

      Agricultural Products: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate he has made of the value of the plant-based food market to the UK; and whether his Department has made an estimate of the...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to Table 17 of the EMP17: People in employment on zero hours contracts data released on 14 February 2023, what assessment she...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what criteria must be met in order for an individual to be eligible to receive the Warm Home Discount.

    • Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether there is a minimum floor size for a property to be eligible to receive the Warm Home Discounts.

      Energy Bills Rebate: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the value of unclaimed Energy Bill Support Scheme prepayment meter vouchers in (a) England, (b) the...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the reasons why some prepayment meter customers have not redeemed their entitlement of vouchers...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring energy suppliers to credit prepayment meter...

      Third Sector: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department takes to support charitable and third sector organisations to source capital funding for energy...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the Energy Bill Discount Scheme on the charitable and third sector's...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a framework whereby energy suppliers directly credit the energy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department has taken to support households which require further assistance in understanding the process to redeem...

      Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when the (a) guidance on, (b) timeline for and (c) selection criteria for track 2 of the CCUS Cluster Sequencing Programme will be...

      Ofgem: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2023 to Question 141723 on Ofgem: Standards, how the effectiveness of these reforms will be...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2023 to Question 142820 on Energy: Meters, what steps his Department will take against...

      Utilities: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2023 to Question 142817 on Utilities: Licensing, what plans the Government has to assess the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what plans he has to incentivise accredited generating stations for the eligible renewable electricity they produce following the...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of offering further support to the waste wood biomass sector to protect the...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has plans to take steps to support disabled people with the cost of energy after 2024.

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when a plan to develop building retrofit skills will be published; and how that plan will integrate with the aims and objectives of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on headhunters in each of the last three years.

    • Cabinet Manual

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Prime Minister next plans to update the Cabinet Manual.

  • Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2023 to Question 147156 on Tax Avoidance: how many (a) open enquiries and (b) active assessments relating to...

    • Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2022 to Question 142738 on Stamp Duty Land Tax, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of applying the...

      Leisure and Swimming Pools: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish (a) the percentile figure for (i) energy intensity and (ii) trade intensity for swimming pools and leisure centres the Government...

      Treasury: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps they have taken in their Department to operate the Disability Confident employer scheme for those seeking a lateral transfer; and how many and...

      Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to update the UK Government Green Financing Framework, published in June 2021, to allow the proceeds of green gilts to be used for nuclear...

      Treasury: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has a Ministerial disability champion.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of paper tax returns submitted before the 31 October deadline had (a) been processed and (b) had any arising demands for...

      Help to Save Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department holds ethnicity-disaggregated data on the use of the Help to Save scheme.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste Disposal: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of when a mandatory digital waste tracking system will be operational in England.

    • Waste Disposal: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the (a) Scottish Government, (b) Welsh Government and (c) Department of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the procedure for a medical professional to contact the DVLA if an individual is considered unfit to drive, following a medical diagnosis.

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 21 February regarding new electric vehicle charging points to be installed across England, how many will be accessible for...

      Stonehenge: Land Use

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the National Trust applied for, and when National Highways agreed to provide, £3 million from the environment and wellbeing designated funds to support a...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Party Wall etc Act 1996

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to reform the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of Israel to prohibit Palestinians under the age of 22 from entering Israel to participate in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS England: Data Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data only received draft guidance on NHS England’s protection of patient data on 18 January for comment...

    • Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that immunocompromised people for whom vaccination is not suitable are protected against COVID-19.

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