Written answers

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she intends to publish the December 2022 spending data over £25,000 for the Department for International Trade.

    • P&O Ferries: Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will take action against P&O Ferries Ltd for failing to submit company accounts on time.

      Department for International Trade: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to Government transparency data entitled DIT: spending over £25,000 for September 2022, for what purpose her Department...

      Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of potential effect of the EU’s proposed General Product Safety Regulation on creating a divergence in...

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Federation of Small Business report entitled Time Is Money: The Case...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2023 to Question 146834 on Tobacco, whether his Department plans to publish a Tobacco Control Plan...

    • Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress the Government has made on achieving its objective of England to be smokefree by 2030.

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many out-of-hours shifts were worked by GPs in each of the past eight years.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients who contacted out-of-hours GP services successfully met a GP for a face-to-face appointment in 2022.

      Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what specific steps he is taking to support the health and wellbeing of people aged over 70 in the UK.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure patients nominated pharmacies are not altered without the patient’s permission.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to discontinue the covid-19 dashboard.

      Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of women who (a) have reached menopause and (b) are in perimenopause as of 9 March 2023.

      Endometriosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the time between a woman first presenting with symptoms of endometriosis to (a) being diagnosed and (b)...

      Maternity Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Final report of the Ockenden review, published on 30 March 2022, when the Government plans to increase maternity...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department will make a decision on the application under the vaccine damage payment scheme with reference VAD7272; and for what...

      Maternity Disparities Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how often the Maternity Disparities Taskforce meets.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to integrate the ambitions set out in the Mental Health Plan with the Major Conditions Strategy.

      Health Professions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the policies are of healthcare regulations on the publication of (a) fitness to practice decisions, (b) sanctions and (c) warnings...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department is taking to help improve access to mental health services.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he, or any of his Ministers last met with a leading ADHD charity.

      Neurology: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to improve the quality of care for patients with (a) Huntington's disease and (b) other neurological conditions.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons community Covid-19 vaccination clinics, including the Tuebrook Hope Centre, have been closed with a short notice period.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to improve the provision of tests to screen for pancreatic cancer (a) in general and (b) for patients...

      Social Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the white paper entitled People at the Heart of Care, published on 1 December 2021, how much and what proportion of the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fully-qualified GPs were working in General Practice in England in (a) 2019 and (b) the most recent period for which data is...

  • Department for Education

    • Energy Bills Support Scheme: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that university students in private rental accommodation (a) are receiving or (b) have received payment from the...

    • Higher Education: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of suicides committed by persons in full-time Higher Education in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of flu on pupils’ attendance over winter 2022-23.

      Educational Institutions: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many universities have twinned with Ukrainian universities and institutions; and which universities have twinned with which Ukrainian institutions.

      Teachers: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recent industrial action by teachers.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason HM Passport Office requires applicants to submit birth, marriage and death certificates; and if she will make an assessment...

    • Asylum: Harassment and Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent the intimidation and harassment of asylum seekers; and if she will make a statement.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people with criminal records only have a conviction related to drug offences.

      Undocumented Migrants: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether pregnant women will be exempt from immediate detainment and removal under the Illegal Immigration Bill.

      Asylum: Questionnaires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources are being provided to support asylum seekers required to fill in the 11 page questionnaire in English and return it within 20...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in ensuring the (a) reliable and accurate reporting of...

      Asylum Dispersal Grants: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2023 to Question 141595 on Asylum Dispersal Grants: Northern Ireland, how much funding he plans to...

      Undocumented Migrants: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Illegal Immigration Bill, what steps she plans to take to ensure that children are not separated from their parents.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to (a) identify eligible applicants of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme still within Afghanistan who meet...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) identify eligible applicants of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme who remain within...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Tunisia: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the statement by the President of Tunisia on 21 February on immigration, whether he plans to...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking diplomatic steps to support the creation of mechanisms for (a) reporting and (b) addressing...

      West Bank: Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) humanitarian and (b) human rights situation in the occupied West Bank.

      Afghanistan: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to reinstate the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund; and what adjustments have been...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to allocate the £286 million of humanitarian assistance committed to...

      Cyprus: Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of the UK in helping to preserve peace in Cyprus.

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to (a) accelerate payment of the £286m of humanitarian assistance...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to take steps to help prevent the male-only delivery of humanitarian assistance in...

      Pakistan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart on the operation of free and fair elections in that country.

      Georgia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of the proposed foreign agent law in Georgia on NGO...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the safeguarding implications of humanitarian actors distributing aid through...

      Windsor Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to paragraph 8 of The Windsor Framework: a new way forward, CP806, what the more than 1,700 pages...

      Embassies: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to hold Pride receptions in June in embassies and posts to celebrate LGBTQ+ people.

      Embassies: World AIDS Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has plans to hold World AIDS Day receptions in embassies and posts on 1 December.

      Developing Countries: Children and Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help increase (a) access to safe and affordable drinking water and (b) the...

      Development Aid: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to ringfence official development assistance spending on projects for women and girls...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Covid-19 Inquiry: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Department is taking to ensure that the Covid-19 inquiry hears views from people with protected characteristics including (a) ethnicity,...

    • Leader of the House of Commons: Recruitment

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

      Dominic Raab

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2022 to Question 92230 on Dominic Raab, whether his Department has received any further formal complaints...

      Senior Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on his Department's target to train senior civil servants as Wellbeing Confident Leaders.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Green Belt: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent correspondence his Department has received from Hertfordshire County Council on whether there have been any...

    • Private Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department's policy on changing legislation to protect tenants who are students from no fault evictions has...

      Land: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade on the use of the land and property...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has plans to publish a draft bill on leasehold reform.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of how much and proportion of the funding budgeted for the Shared Prosperity Fund in the...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to support (a) charities and (b) community groups in accessing the Shared...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support the growth of artificial intelligence technology companies of...

    • T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many specialist spaces she expects to be constructed for T Level students with the £50 million funding allocated in...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to protect landscapes while delivering Project Gigabit.

      Innovation and Research: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the Government’s 2022 Research and...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many private suppliers were not included in the initial energy rebate programme.

    • NHS: Energy Bill Relief Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much support has been provided to (a) the NHS and (b) NHS trusts under the Energy Bills Relief Scheme in 2023.

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme: West Dunbartonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many businesses in West Dunbartonshire constituency (a) applied for, (b) received support from and (c) did not receive support...

      Energy Bill Relief Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether a review mechanism is in place to ensure that energy companies calculating subsidies for their customers as part of the...

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the impact of importing coking coal by ship on carbon emissions.

      Small Modular Reactors: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what plans he has for small modular reactors to contribute to (a) net zero and (b) energy security; and whether he has discussed...

      Electricity Generation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether project developers will be able to bid for Contracts for Difference contracts in future auctions given that consent is...

      Pre-payment: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure energy companies remove prepayment meters that have been installed in...

      Energy: Care Homes and Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what support is available for (a) hospices and (b) care homes to meet their energy costs.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will meet with a delegation of tidal range developers to discuss support for the advancement of tidal power.

      Renewable Energy: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he has made an estimate of the additional grid capacity the UK will need in 10 years' time to meet the increased demand for...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate his Department has made of retirement dates for existing nuclear power stations.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of how long it will take to place contracts to build new smaller nuclear power stations.

      Offshore Industry: Natural Gas and Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent estimate he has made of the level of (a) oil and (b) gas production in the UK in the next two years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities on improving indoor air quality;...

    • Sewage: Tourist Attractions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of the impact of beach closures due to sewage release on the tourism...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of spending on external consultants by (a) the Environment Agency, (b) Natural England...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of plans by HS2 Ltd to put back the development of Phase 1 of the route on communities where...

    • High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 9 March on Transport Update, whether the construction of HS2 between Birmingham and the point...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains his Department's policy to have targets on (a) half of all journeys being walked or cycled by 2030, (b) 55 per cent of primary...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement entitled Transport Update published on 9 March, what assessment his Department has made on the potential impact of...

      Transport: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support scientific innovation in sustainable transport research.

      Great British Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what responsibilities Great British Railways will have for ensuring train reliability; and what steps his Department will take to provide oversight of...

      Liverpool Port: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 9 March 2023 on Transport Update, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the amount paid out by each rail operator as part of delay repay in each of the last 12 months for which data is available.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the reliability of the train network.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Wittering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the (a) size in hectares and (b) housing unit potential of RAF Wittering.

    • Germany: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK-German joint military exercises took place each year since 2010.

      France: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK-French joint military exercises took place each year since 2010.

      Gibraltar: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received recent reports on territorial infringements in Gibraltarian waters; and if he will make a statement.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the security situation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

      Japan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen defence relationships with Japan.

      Army: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it remains his policy to reduce the size of the full time British Army to 73,000 soldiers.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy cases were awaiting processing on 10 March 2023.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fulltime staff worked on the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme in each month since April 2021.

      Agnes Wanjiru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made in assisting Kenyan authorities with the investigation into the murder of Agnes Wanjiru.

      Military Bases: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a breakdown of the usage of Defence Estate training areas by each area, for each year from 2010 to 2023.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 11 of his Department's report entitled A better defence estate, published in November 2016, what was the housing unit potential...

      Vauxhall Barracks

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

      Brompton Barracks

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

      Royal Artillery Barracks

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

      Regent's Park Barracks

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

      Victoria Barracks Windsor

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

      Military Bases: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much income was generated by estate disposals between November 2016 and March 2023.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many special payments were considered by his Department for decisions relating to the award of a (a) personal independence payment, (b)...

    • Carer's Allowance: Earnings Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of raising the earnings limit for people receiving carers allowance to £200 a week.

      State Retirement Pensions: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) extending the transitional arrangements for buying missing national insurance...

      State Retirement Pensions: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, as of 10 March 2023, how many people identified as having been underpaid with respect to their State Pension have died before repayments were made.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the average cost associated with overturning an ESA decision.

      Cost of Living: Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including sickle cell patients in the support package for households to deal with the...

      Access to Work Programme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the average waiting times, including to assessment and outcome, of the Access to Work programme.

      State Retirement Pensions: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people his Department estimates will be eligible for payments due to an underpayment of the State Pension as of 10 March 2023; and...

      State Retirement Pensions: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to identified cases of State Pension underpayment, what is the total amount to be repaid outstanding as of 10 March 2023.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals have applied for support with mortgage interest payments and are waiting for a decision.

      Local Housing Allowance: Hastings and Rye

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the Local Housing Allowance to cover at least the cheapest third of rents...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probate: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the length of time it takes for HM Courts and Tribunals Service to complete a grant of probate application.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications to the first-tier tribunal have been made for remedial contributions orders since the introduction of the Building Safety Act...

      Family Courts: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help improve mental health support for parents during and after family court proceedings.

  • Treasury

    • Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Agriculture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Energy and Trade Intensive Industry scheme to include primary agricultural production.

    • Coking Coal: Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much coking coal has been imported since 2018; and what the value was of the imports by country of origin.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask His Majesty's Government why they have not answered a Question for Written Answer (HL4285) which was tabled in December 2022.

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to require written asylum applications to be submitted in English.

      Elections: Christianity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to provide protection for Christians who are running for public office.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Sahel: Security

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security situation in the Sahel, including activities by organisations such as the Wagner Group; and what steps they are...

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the status of grace periods granted under the Northern Ireland Protocol.

      EU Law: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government which laws, if any, as listed in Annex 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland have been disapplied to Northern Ireland by the Windsor Framework.

      Windsor Framework

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the enhanced economic value to Northern Ireland of "privileged access” to (1) the UK homes market, and (2) the EU single...

      EU Law: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what would happen in Northern Ireland under the Windsor Framework if the UK diverged and changed its regulations from those in the EU.

      EU Law: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Stormont Assembly Brake in the Windsor Framework can block the application of new EU laws in Northern Ireland in practice.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the parts of Article VI of the Acts of Union 1800 that were suspended or modified by the effect of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland will cease...

      Windsor Framework

      To ask His Majesty's Government which parts of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland have been superseded by the Windsor Framework; and to what extent in each case.

      Fisheries: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether fishing boats that leave harbours in Northern Ireland can land their catches back in those harbours under the Windsor Framework.

      European Court of Justice: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, whether the European Court of Justice will have a role in Northern Ireland under the Windsor Framework.

      China: Cybercrime

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many cyber attacks against UK state entities or parliamentarians have been attributed to China with medium or high confidence in each of the past three years.

      Nigeria: Foreign Relations

      To ask His Majesty's Government (1) what steps they are taking to strengthen bilateral relations with Nigeria, particularly through security and trade initiatives, and (2) what meetings they...

      Transcaucasus: Roads

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the ruling of the International Court of Justice on 22 February, what discussions they have had with the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan regarding...

      Sanctions

      To ask His Majesty's Government, what red lines led them to impose Magnitsky-style sanctions; whether these red lines include responsibility for military coups; and what consideration they have...

      East Africa: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to support (1) an international pledging conference to encourage humanitarian assistance to the East Africa region, and (2) negotiations for the...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Assessments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what resources they are providing to students to ensure equitable access to revision support prior to them taking exams.

  • Treasury

    • Duty Free Allowances: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Windsor Framework on duty free purchases when flying from airports in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Hydrogen: Heating

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of consumers who (1) will participate in the Hydrogen Heating Village Trial, (2) will decline to participate in the...

    • Hydrogen: Heating

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Energy Bill [HL] Impact Assessment on a hydrogen heating village grid conversion trial which states that “we expect Gas Distribution Network...

      Fuel Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to propose changes to the electricity levy schemes in order to address fuel poverty for people living in rural areas.

  • Department for Transport

    • Trams

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to switch public spending from buses with rubber tyres to lightweight trams in urban areas to reduce the toxic effects from particulates...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Income

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Bright Blue Building up: The future of social security, published in January; and what steps they will take to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government how next of kin are kept informed about the (1) physical, and (2) mental, health of prisoners.

    • Prisoners: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the (1) physical, and (2) mental, health for all prisoners, given that COVID-19 is no longer a major threat.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the conclusion of the Northern Ireland Department of Justice that legislative protections should be established to ensure...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Monarchy: Ceremonies

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether there is a reason why the meeting of the Accession Council on the death of the Sovereign needs to be held in St James’ Palace.

    • King Charles III: Ceremonies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps were taken to inform members of the Privy Council that they had been unsuccessful in the ballot to attend the meeting of the Accession Council on the...

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