Written answers

Tuesday, 2 May 2023

  • Department for Education

    • Climate Change Convention: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the number of youth negotiators at the next COP conference.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to take steps to increase maintenance loans for university students in line with inflation.

      Childcare: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will bring forward plans to provide immediate financial support to help families in St Helens meet childcare costs.

      Young People: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that homeless 16 and 17 years are accommodated by their local authority under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989.

      Childcare: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will bring forward plans to provide immediate financial support to help families meet childcare costs.

      Speech and Language Therapy: Integrated Care Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Improvement Plan published on 2 March 2023,...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure local authorities fulfil their obligations to (a) existing legislation and (b) proposed National...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason her Department found that (a) national standards were required to underpin SEND provision and (b) that existing legislation including...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to ensure schools and local authorities receive adequate funding for delivering outcomes for children and young...

      Pre-school Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has undertaken a recent review of the early years practitioner (level 2): qualifications criteria.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that mainstream education settings (a) support learners with SEND and (b) spend adequate amounts of...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's reason was for the delay in finalising its SEND improvement plan in the context of the announcement of the SEND Review being...

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to tackle racism in schools.

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the SEND and alternative provision improvement plan, published on 2 March 2023, to...

      Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether staff who receive the Early Years Level 3 SENCo qualification as part of the SEND and Alternative Provision Plan will be expected to train...

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason her Department is proposing to replace the Level 7 NASENCo qualification with a new SENCo NPQ.

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the SEND and alternative provision improvement plan, published on 2 March 2023, to...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan, published on 2 March 2023, whether her Department plans to confirm the status...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to ensure that people identified as having a special educational need in the education system can access the...

      Holiday Activities and Food Programme: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children who receive free school meals have been able to access the Holiday Activities Fund (HAF) in each of the holidays since...

      School Meals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she made of the potential impact of the School Food Standards on (a) children’s health and childhood obesity and (b) the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the £600 million apprenticeship levy returned to his Department due to the decrease of apprenticeship starts has been allocated to...

      T-levels: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2022 to Question 59062 on T-levels: Expenditure, what the actual total spend was on the T Level Programme between...

      Secondary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to take steps to increase the confidence of non-subject specialist secondary teachers in teaching (a) music, (b) drama...

  • Treasury

    • Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 165453 on Taxation: Fines, how many penalties issued by HM Revenue and Customs which are recorded on...

    • Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 165453 on Taxation: Fines, how many penalties issued by HM Revenue and Customs recorded on the National...

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 165453 on Taxation: Fines, how many penalties issued by HM Revenue and Customs recorded on the National...

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reinstate VAT relief for the installation of energy saving materials in buildings intended for use solely for a relevant charitable purpose.

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 165453 on Taxation: Fines, how many penalties issued by HM Revenue and Customs recorded on the National...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, What steps his department is taking to support food banks, in the context of rises in the cost-of-living.

      National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent trends in the level of GDP.

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of complaints submitted to the Financial Ombudsman on (a) the length of and (b) buy-out clauses in leases for solar...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of rises in the cost of living on the affordability of mortgage payments.

      Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to recover public funds received improperly during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Mortgages: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of households in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London that...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with LINK on the numbers of free-to-use cash machines.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to allow trail hunting on public land during the next hunting season.

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has held recent discussions with trade union representatives on food security.

      Litter: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce litter in St Helens.

      Grouse Moors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a comparative assessment of the potential benefits of grouse moor management on the (a) abundance and (b)...

      Horticulture: Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the ban on the use of peat and peat-containing products in the...

      Forests and Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has taken recent steps to implement the recommendations of the report by the UN Office on Drugs and...

      Supermarkets: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an estimate of the quantity of food rejected each month by supermarkets on cosmetic grounds;...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the impact of disposable vapes on wildlife.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to reduce the importation of dogs with cropped ears.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Welsh Government on differences between compensation...

      Foxes: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of legislation to (a) prohibit the trapping and hunting of live foxes and (b)...

      Water Supply: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of households in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough...

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government Food Strategy policy paper, published on 13 June 2022 and the Answer of 30 January 2023 to...

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has appointed an industry expert on Controlled Environment Horticulture as announced on 11 October 2022.

      Bread: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of (a) the reasons for which bread prices have risen in the UK and (b) the implications...

      Bakery Products: Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to review the supply chain of the (a) bread and (b) other baked products sector.

      Bread: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with trade unions on (a) the reasons for which bread prices have risen in the UK and...

      Flood Control: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional steps her Department plans to take to reduce the risk of flooding in East Yorkshire.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Trade with EU: Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the expected cost to businesses in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland of requirements for (i) Export Health...

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2023 to Question 180997 on Refugees: Afghanistan, how many meetings the Minister for Veterans Affairs has held with...

      Cabinet Office: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on staff training related to diversity and inclusion in 2022.

      Emergencies: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which companies were contracted and sub-contracted to deliver the Emergency Alert System; and how much each of those companies were paid for their...

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on how many UK citizens under the age of 50 have emigrated to (a) Australia, (b) New Zealand, (c) USA and (d)...

      Cabinet Office: Diaries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish his ministerial diary for the period between January and March 2023.

      Alcoholism: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from alcoholism in (a) St Helens and (b) the North West in each year since 2018.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average bed occupancy was for the Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between 1 April 2022 and 31...

    • Jason Offshore Equipment Company: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contract with procurement reference CF-0036000D0O000000rwimUAA, awarded 6 June 2020 to Jason Offshore Equipment,...

      Jason Offshore Equipment Company: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contract with procurement reference CF-0036000D0O000000rwimUAA, awarded 6 June 2020 to Jason Offshore Equipment, by...

      Epidermolysis Bullosa: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with representatives of the charity DEBRA UK to discuss its campaign for £10 million of NHS funding for drug...

      Social Services: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure effective (a) research, (b) data gathering and (c) quality assurance in the social...

      Community Diagnostic Centres: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November to Question 67152 on Heart Diseases: Diagnosis, what proportion of additional diagnostic tests...

      Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Royal College of Psychiatrists report entitled Are we ready to deliver disease...

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact on the health of people who use medical equipment which impacts their energy usage...

      Home Care Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2023 to Question 181658 on Home Care Services: Pay, whether his Department plans to introduce an...

      Parkinson's Disease: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the mental health of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Stockport constituency.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has any further plans to make support available for care home providers with the rising cost of living.

      Prostate Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of care for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence sent by email from the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 14 March 2023 on St Joseph's...

      St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2023 to Question 179994 on Cancer: Halton, how many and what proportion of cancer patients of St...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with NHS England to revise the list of non-specific symptoms (NSS) that warrant referral to the NSS pathway to...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to help ensure that stroke survivors receive the recommended 3 hours of rehabilitation per day as set out by the...

      Kidney Diseases: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) Ellesmere Port and (b) NHS Cheshire and Merseyside ICB were (i) assessed as being at high risk of kidney disease...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the document entitled An improvement framework to reduce community musculoskeletal waits while delivering best outcomes...

      Sodium Valproate: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the Patient Safety Commissioner for Valproate producing the lifetime costings of caring for a disabled child...

      Social Services: Birmingham Erdington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to help (a) specialist disability providers and (b) other social care services in Birmingham...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 24 February 2023 from the hon. Member for Tooting on restraint in mental health settings.

      Parkinson's Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of waiting times for NHS Parkinson's care in England on people who provide unpaid...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that university students receive timely (a) referrals for assessment for and (b) diagnoses...

      Nurses: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on which dates he met the Royal College of Nursing to discuss strike action since his appointment.

      Disability: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant the Answer of 24 April 2023 to Question 181090 on Disability: Debt Collection, for what reason his Department has not made an...

      HIV Action Plan Implementation Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the HIV Action Plan Implementation Steering Group will meet next.

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on extending opt-out HIV testing in areas of high HIV prevalence outside of London.

      Prescriptions: Older People

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

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inspections the Care Quality Commission has carried out in each year since 2010.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps to encourage doctors to prescribe gluten-free (a) foodstuffs and (b) other products for...

      Chronic Illnesses: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2023 to Question 180335, if he will make an assessment of the impact of the increased prescription...

      Older People: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of appointing a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April to Question 176580 on Passports: Industrial Action, what estimate she made of the cost to the public...

    • Housing: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2023, whether she has made an...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the speed of processing asylum claims.

      Housing: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2023, whether her Department plans...

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is providing support to Sudanese citizens who are (a) visitors, (b) students and (c) other people with limited leave...

      Housing: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2023, what assessment her Department...

      Earthquakes: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made additional resources available for processing visa applications impacted by the earthquakes in Turkey.

      British National (Overseas): Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to allow people on British National (Overseas) visas to work as professional sportspersons.

      Asylum: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has undertaken any investigations into instances of drug dealing within asylum dispersal accommodation.

      Home Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 20 February 2023, Official Report, column 33, on what basis her...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether BNO passport holders can apply for their British born children to have a temporary travel document from her Department for the...

      Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions unexplained wealth orders have been used since the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 received...

      Sleeping Rough: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for his Department's policies of reports that 1,173 people have been arrested...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of the potential implications of his Department's Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan,...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mental health incidents were attended by police officers in each year since 2010.

      Police: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average police response time in (a) Stockport constituency and (b) each ward in Stockport constituency.

      Body Searches: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 April 2023 to Question 175703 on Body Searches: Children, for what reasons the collection of data on the stop...

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2023 to Question 176520 on Nitrous Oxide: Misuse, with reference to the Working Protocol between the Home...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times fire cover has been removed from Merseyside by the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority due to staffing shortfalls since 1...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with refence to her Department's Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan, published on 27 March 2023, whether the Government plans to issue...

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many road users have been (a) stopped and (b) investigated for (i) breaking the legal noise limits and (ii) using illegal modified...

      Sleeping Rough: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police forces in England on the use of the Vagrancy Act 1824 to arrest rough sleepers.

      Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made with the investigation of the Abdulrahimzai case; and when she plans to publish the report.

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has undertaken recent consultations with local communities near to the (a) Wethersfield (b) Scampton and (c) Bexhill...

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to use accommodation sites at (a) Scampton (b) Wethersfield and (c) Bexhill as immigration detention facilities.

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time for an application for a child's first passport to be processed is; and if she has made an assessment of the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of her amendments to the Illegal Migration Bill on the number of last-minute claims...

      Skilled Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of (a) the average length of time for a Skilled Worker visa application from outside the UK to be approved and...

      Housing: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2023, what assessment she has made...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made on concluding the application process for a family reunion visa with reference GWF062464506.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sanctions imposed in response to the situation in Myanmar.

    • Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 30 March 2023 entitled FCDO Programme Allocations, HCWS705, whether...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department was informed of the decision by the Home Office in 2021 to remove from the UK Nepalese and...

      Elizabeth Tang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the arrest of the former chairperson of the...

      Gibraltar: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to provide compensation to Gibraltar for the loss of EU structural funding.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support African leaders in responding to the conflict in Sudan.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support African leaders in responding to the conflict in Sudan.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Windsor Framework on peace and prosperity in Northern...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to help strengthen NATO unity.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for UK pensioners in Commonwealth countries.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs,what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to counter Chinese hostile state activity in the UK.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the political and human rights...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department spent on staff training related to diversity and inclusion in 2022.

      East Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will take steps to host a donor conference to help tackle drought in East Africa.

      Uganda: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the impact of the funding for the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda...

      Somaliland: Human Rights and Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Somaliland; and what humanitarian support his...

      Sudan: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many requests for consular support his Department has received from British nationals in Sudan since 15 April 2023.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he had with his international counterparts on securing the ceasefire in Sudan announced on 25...

      Sudan: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many officials from his Department are located in Sudan.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the total cost to the public purse was of answering written parliamentary questions submitted to his...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Bridges and Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the adequacy of the strength of (a) multi-story carparks and (b) bridges at safely bearing...

    • Motorways: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of (a) all-lane running and (b) dynamic hard shoulder smart motorways have an emergency refuge area at least every (i)...

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plan to carry out an equality impact assessment of proposals by the Support for Victims of Road Crashes Advisory Committee to...

      Electric Scooters and Motorcycles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data his Department holds on the number and proportion of traffic accidents involving (a) mopeds and (b) scooters; and whether he will make an...

      Traffic Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a smart traffic light system trialled in Spain and France in...

      High Speed 2 Line: Cost Benefit Analysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has conducted a benefit-cost ratio analysis of the remodelling of HS2.

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in installing tactile paving on all station platforms by 2025.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will end the toll on the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

      Department for Transport: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on staff training related to diversity and inclusion in 2022.

      Cycling: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to invest in cycling infrastructure in the next five years.

      Roads: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to provide support to Enfield Council to increase road safety in Enfield in the next (a) six and (b) 12 months.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a rail travelcard for NHS workers; and whether he has had recent discussions with...

      Railways: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of Northern Powerhouse Rail on (a) North Wales and (b) Anglesey.

      A38: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains his policy to allocate funding to the A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Project in Cornwall.

      Active Travel: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Sustrans report on Helping people through the cost of living crisis and growing our economy: The role of walking, wheeling and...

      Active Travel: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been provided for active travel schemes from (a) City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements, (b) the Levelling Up Fund, (c)...

      Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons Nottingham's Mobility Centre was not allocated funding to roll out a Hubs Mobility Service as announced on 29 March 2022; and if his...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2023 to Question 176546 on Military Bases: Solar Power, when he commissioned the development of the Defence Estate...

    • Russia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2022 to Question 105236 on Russia: Defence Equipment, how many potential breaches of UK export controls related to...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department provided for the operation of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in each year since 2019.

      USS Evans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing support to Halton Veterans Legion for a veterans reunion to mark the sinking of USS Evans.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will hold discussions with Cabinet Office colleagues on the impact of inflation on the earnings of civilian seafarer (a) Ratings and (b) Officers...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the (a) National Strategy for Maritime Security and (b) Integrated Review Refresh 2023 on the...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what processing targets his Department has for completing (a) injury and illness claims, (b) survivor claims and (c) reconsiderations under the Armed...

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2023 to Question 181353 on Ministry of Defence: Data Protection, what the nature was of each of the 142 personal data...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on appeals relating to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in each year since 2019.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on reconsiderations relating to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in each year since 2019.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on Armed Forces Compensation Scheme reconsiderations in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 and (d) 2022.

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2023 to Question 181353 on Ministry of Defence: Data Protection, how many of the personal data incidents occurred...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the impact of pay progression of civilian seafarer (a) Ratings and (b) Officers employed by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary...

      Gibraltar: Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment his Department has (a) permanently, and (b) temporarily stationed in (i) the Navy base, (ii) the RAF base and (iii) elsewhere in Gibraltar.

      Defence: Seas and Oceans and Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure that the UK’s wind farms and undersea cables are defended against sabotage.

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2023 to Question 180013 on Gibraltar: Armed Forces, what the nationalities are of the international military...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when round 2 of funding for the International Fund for Ukraine open; and how long will the bidding process for what fund will be open.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C-130 Hercules aircraft were involved in the operation to evacuate British military, diplomatic and civilian people from Sudan.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2023 to Question 158788 on Ukraine: Military Aid, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that there are no...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much each country has contributed to the International Fund for Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there will be a third round of bids for the International Fund for Ukraine.

      Ferries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has received an official request for military aid to the civil authorities for Scottish ferry routes; and what (a) assets and (b)...

      Ferries: Corran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has (a) received and (b) accepted a Military Aid to Civilian Authorities request from the Scottish Government to explore the...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of macroeconomic changes on the Type 31 programme.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the procurement of services for the Next Generation Operational Training Programme to commence from December 2024.

      Hercules Aircraft: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to take steps to dispose of the RAF's C-130 Hercules fleet.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the steel cut for Batch 2 Type 31 frigates is sourced from (a) the UK and (b) overseas.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has set any contractual requirements on Babcock for blocks and modules for the Type 31 programme to be produced in the UK.

      HMS Prince of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of when HMS Prince of Wales will be available to Commander UK Strike Force for operational tasking.

      Ministry of Defence: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sustainability officers are employed by his Department.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the most recent estimated initial operating capability is for the new Medium Support Helicopter programme.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of potential options for maintaining an air-to-air refuelling capability beyond 2035.

      Defence Equipment & Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2023 to Question 181899 on Defence Equipment and Support: Staff, what the average salary is of a Defence Equipment...

      Defence Equipment & Support: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2023 to Question 181899 on Defence Equipment and Support: Staff, how many contractors were employed at Defence...

      Turkey: Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Turkey on submarine production.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference paragraph 3.17 of the National Audit Office report publication entitled Optimising the Defence Estate, published 11 June 2022, what...

      Military Bases: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2023 to Question 176546 on Military Bases: Solar Power, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for the...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Government Planning Inspectorate's decision to...

    • Domestic Abuse: Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan, published on 27 March...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Right to Buy Scheme on the availability of council homes.

      Public Buildings: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department provides advice to local authorities on the use of public buildings known to have asbestos.

      Social Rented Housing: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to disapply the local connection tests for veterans seeking social housing who left service over...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the proposed pay increase for local...

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2023 to Question 181373 on A34: Oxfordshire, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Renewable Energy: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has issued guidance to local planning authorities on which policies are relevant for the purposes...

      Housing: Weaver Vale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, If he will he make an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional funding to Homes England to complete...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2023 to Question 147433 on Private Rented Housing: Evictions, in which month he...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit: Cost of Living Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason people in receipt of housing benefit only are not eligible for the Cost of Living Payments 2023 to 2024.

    • Public Lavatories: Men

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to take steps to amend the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 to include a provision on the provision of...

      Health and Safety: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has sought legal advice on the extent to which the Health and Safety Regulations fall under the scope of the Retained EU Law Bill.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of his Department's policies on food bank use in the UK.

      Social Security Benefits: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to increase take-up of broadband social tariffs among recipients of income-related benefits.

      Housing Benefit: Cost of Living Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households, (b) people and (c) children living in households in receipt of housing benefit are not eligible for the first of the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on staff training related to diversity and inclusion in 2022.

      State Retirement Pensions: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2022, published on 24 May 2022, and the Benefit expenditure and caseload tables...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average decision wait time was for new Personal Independence Payment applications over the last year; and how many applications were...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Personal Independence Payment tribunal hearings were attended by his Department in each of the last twelve months.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Twenty-Sixth Report of he Committee off Public Accounts of Session 2022-23, The Department for Work and Pensions’...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department are trained to provide evidence at First-tier Tribunal appeals.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) Child Maintenance hearings where his Department was...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to ban all gambling sponsorships in association football.

    • Civil Society: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish arrangements for disbursing the £100m of funding for third sector organisations announced in...

      Youth Services: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to increase funding for (a) youth clubs and (b) other youth services in Stockport (i)...

      BBC Radio: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Ofcom on the potential impact of the BBC's planned changes to local radio broadcasting on its...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the role of local radio services in addressing loneliness.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on staff training related to diversity and inclusion in 2022.

      Music Venues: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department is providing to grassroots music venues in Stockport constituency.

      Freeview Service: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with television providers on ensuring that Channel 7 and 8 on Freeview will be allocated to local TV...

      Digital Technology: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of people have access to digital media in (a) York and (b) North Yorkshire who are aged (i) between...

      BBC Radio: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the BBC Board on the impact of its changes to the BBC local radio; and if she will make a...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Openreach: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of response times to customer complaints on the installation of...

    • Telecommunications: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Cabinet Siting and Pole Siting Code of Practice.

      Broadband: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to help improve broadband infrastructure in Dartford constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will make an estimate of the number of households that are eligible for broadband and mobile phone social tariffs in...

      Broadband: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of the availability of broadband and mobile phone social tariffs...

      Broadband: Hornsey and Wood Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she plans to take steps to help improve broadband infrastructure in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.

      Copyright: Data Processing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department will proceed with its policy to introduce a new copyright and database exception which allows Text and...

      Research: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to support the (a) growth and (b) commercialisation of scientific research in the North East.

      Our Future Health: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of including kidney function testing in the Our Future Health research...

      Ministry of Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to Table 1f of the Office for National Statistics dataset entitled Research and development expenditure by the...

      Research: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to support the commercialisation of research and development in the science and technology sectors...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on making an assessment of the...

    • Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will review the TotalEnergies-commissioned assessment by Jean-Christophe Rufin of the humanitarian situation in the Cabo Delgado...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate she has made of when Totalenergies plans to lift the force majeure and restart work on the Mozambique LNG project.

      Inflation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with the US Government on securing exceptions for UK companies under the US Inflation Reduction Act.

      Iron and Steel: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of domestic scrap in UK steel production.

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact of rises in carbon costs on the competitiveness of the UK steel industry.

      Supply Chains: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the economic impact of potential disruption in the global supply chain...

      Small Businesses: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what non-educational funding is available to support small businesses in St Helens North constituency that wish to (a) exhibit and (b) export...

      Ethnic Groups: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she plans to publish the Government’s response to its consultation on ethnicity pay reporting, which closed in January 2019.

      Investment: Singapore

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department held a pre-negotiation consultations on the UK-Singapore bilateral investment treaty; and what are her Department's...

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of tariff liberalisation for palm oil imports on deforestation in palm oil...

      Business: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what incentives her Department plans to introduce to encourage businesses to offer flexible working arrangements that help enable jobseekers...

      Audit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, in the context of the proposed Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority, what assessment her Department has made of the potential...

      Audit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with the Leader of the House on when the draft Audit Reform Bill will be introduced to Parliament.

      Audit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, which Minster in her Department is responsible for audit reform; and what her timetable is for bringing forward the draft Audit Reform Bill.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Alternative Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department provided guidance to energy suppliers on the disbursement of first domestic alternative fuel payments to (a)...

    • Alternative Fuel Payments: Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2023 to Question 181618 on Alternative Fuel Payments: Second Homes, whether he has made an...

      Alternative Fuel Payments: Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what data he holds on the number and proportion of households that have not had an Alternative Fuel Payment applied by their energy...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of care home residents who have accessed the EBSS Alternative Funding as...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the guidance by Ofgem entitled Involuntary PPM: Supplier Code of Practice, published on 18 April 2023, whether...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the guidance by Ofgem entitled Involuntary PPM: Supplier Code of Practice, published on 18 April 2023, whether...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the guidance by Ofgem entitled Involuntary PPM: Supplier Code of Practice, published on 18 April 2023, whether...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the guidance by Ofgem entitled Involuntary PPM: Supplier Code of Practice, published on 18 April 2023, whether...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the guidance by Ofgem entitled Involuntary PPM: Supplier Code of Practice, published on 18 April 2023, what...

      Solar Power: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent estimate he has made of when the Aston Grange solar and energy storage project will be connected to the power grid.

      Alternative Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when his Department plans to pay the Energy Bill Support Scheme Alternative Funding payments for eligible claimants who applied...

      Offshore Industry: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that any changes to The Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and...

  • Wales Office

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what information his Department collects on how the Shared Prosperity Fund has been spent by local authorities; whether his Department has input into the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the number of people convicted of murdering a person under the age of 18 who have received life imprisonment without...

    • Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of offenders who have had employment on release in each of the last 12 years.

      Prisons: Education and Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of prisons that have been graded inadequate or requires improvement for education, skills and work in each...

      Prisoners: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to avoid overuse of Operation Safeguard.

      Ministry of Justice: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on staff training related to diversity and inclusion in 2022.

      Ministry of Justice: Bidfood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what items were procured by his Department from BFS Group on 1 January 2021.

      Court of Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled Mental capacity small payments scheme: Government response, published on 28 February 2023, whether his Department...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Personal Independence Payment claims are awaiting a hearing attached to each of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support)...

      Child Trust Fund: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications to the Court of Protection by parents or guardians of children with learning disabilities hoping to access their Child Trust Fund...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison cells were (a) built and (b) removed in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made on the total number of adjudications issued due to prisoners refusing to work in each year since 2010.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Voter Authority Certificates

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

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Hong Kong: Sanctions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to sanction officials of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region who are responsible for enforcing the Hong...

    • Hkalam Samson

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar regarding the six-year prison sentence imposed on the former President of the Kachin Baptist...

      Jimmy Lai

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China regarding the imprisonment of the British citizen Jimmy Lai.

      South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the outcome of the meeting on 19 April between the Minister for Development and Africa, and the Africa Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and...

      South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support is provided by UK Development Aid to the role of local churches in South Sudan and faith-based organisations in peacebuilding, resilience...

      South Sudan: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are their plans to reinstate aid funding to the Health Pooled Fund in support of hospitals and health care centres across South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask His Majesty's Government what financial contribution they made in (1) 2021 and (2) 2022, to the bodies which oversee the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of...

      Syria: Foreign Relations

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of current efforts to normalise relations between Syria and its Arab neighbours; and in particular, what is their assessment of the...

      Diplomatic Service: Political Impartiality

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 April (HL6671), what guidance is given to British diplomats on maintaining political...

      Turkish Peoples' Democratic Party

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations that imprisoned members of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey were not provided with full details of...

      Afghanistan: Journalism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to respond to the needs of vulnerable journalists, writers, and media workers in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Journalism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with the government of Pakistan to ensure that (1) Afghan journalists in Pakistan are protected from any acts that could endanger...

      Evan Gershkovich

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Russia regarding the detention of the journalist Evan Gershkovich; and what further action they propose.

      USA: Official Visits

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of the £7 million cost of policing the visit of President Biden to Northern Ireland will be paid by the Government.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to Sudanese leaders concerning the safety of leaders of civilian movements in that country; in particular, Yasir Arman.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Turkish judiciary has sufficient independence to conduct free and fair hearings of cases with political implications.

      India: G20

      To ask His Majesty's Government what specific proposals, if any, they have forwarded to the government of India for consideration at the forthcoming G20 meeting.

      Refugees: International Cooperation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of last year’s statement by the UN that more than 100 million people have abandoned their homes because of war, violence and...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Sudan to take steps (1) to protect civilians, (2) to ensure the availability of humanitarian aid,...

      Europe: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports from Médecins Sans Frontières that nearly 500 refugees suffered serious personal injury on the borders of...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Sudan (1) to call for a ceasefire in response to the conflicts in that country, and (2) to...

      Uebert Angel

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether British citizen Uebert Angel should retain diplomatic status as Zimbabwe’s Ambassador at Large.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask His Majesty's Government when Pathway 3 of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme will be re-opened for at-risk Afghans.

    • Travel Requirements: Pupils

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to deliver on their commitment in the UK–France Joint Leaders’ Declaration of 10 March to ease the travel of school groups...

      Windrush Compensation Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to grant victims of the Windrush scandal the right to have a hearing at the Home Office.

      Windrush Compensation Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist victims of the Windrush scandal who still face long waits; and what plans they have to review the levels of compensation...

      Police: Misconduct

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 22 February (HL5554) where he stated that “there are no provisions in legislation which entitle...

      Economic Crime: Southern Africa

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations against British citizens made in the Al Jazeera documentary, Gold Mafia; and what steps they will take, if any, to...

      Crime: Southern Africa

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take, if any, to address the allegations of criminal activity made against British citizens in the Al Jazeera documentary, Gold Mafia.

      Economic Crime: Southern Africa

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations of corruption and money laundering contained in the Al Jazeera documentary Gold Mafia, and what steps, if any, they...

      Offences against Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the statements that “Research has found that group-based CSE offenders are most commonly White” and “there is no factor which makes...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask His Majesty's Government what measures they intend to take to prevent the transmission of malaria to asylum seekers who are removed to Rwanda.

      Educational Visits: EU Nationals

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Tourism Alliance that there was an 83 per cent decline in EU student group visitors to the UK in 2022; what...

      Educational Visits: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to increase the amount of school pupils visiting the UK from EU countries, particularly France, by removing the passport requirement that...

      Windrush Compensation Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of findings by Human Rights Watch that human rights are being violated as a result of the failure to implement an effective...

      Uebert Angel

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take, if any, to investigate alleged discrepancies in the application that Uebert Angel, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador at Large, made for...

      Immigration: Interviews

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of shelter from rough weather for those awaiting immigration interviews at Lunar House in Croydon.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Breast Cancer: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had regarding the implementation of a secondary metastatic breast cancer clinical audit for Northern Ireland.

    • Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of (1) medicines, and (2) clinical interventions, for secondary metastatic breast cancer in England.

      Continuing Care: Liability

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether NHS continuing healthcare managers within a Clinical Commissioning Group have a duty of care to those whom they support; and if so, whether (1) the duty of...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a national access and waiting time standard for children and young people's mental health services, and if so, when; and what...

      National Food Crime Unit: Administration of Justice

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to grant the National Food Crime Unit of the Food Standards Agency powers to present its cases to the courts.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they still plan to replace amphibious shipping with Multi-role Support Ships.

    • Destroyers and Frigates

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether assessment they have made of their previous commitment not to reduce numbers of destroyers and frigates below 19.

      F-35 Aircraft: Crew

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many fully trained F35B pilots they expect to employ by 2030.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the RAF is solely responsible for training Royal Navy fast jet pilots; and what is their assessment of asking the US Marine Corps to help train...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the average length of time between trainee pilots completing armed forces-flying training and joining an operational conversion unit in relation to...

      Navy: Guided Weapons

      To ask His Majesty's Government by what date they plan to have equipped the Royal Navy surface fleet with adequate capabilities to defend itself from hypersonic missile attack.

      Ukraine: Apache AH-64 Helicopters

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to giving Ukraine Apache helicopters.

      China and Russia: Guided Weapons

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed by recent developments in (1) Russian, and (2) Chinese, hypersonic missile technology.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend for the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to be retained under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

    • Agriculture: Industrial Injuries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of workplace injuries, including fatalities, in the agricultural sector compared to all other sectors of the UK economy...

      Electrical Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to institute a programme of testing of domestic premises to measures the risks of neutral current diversion.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the issue of neutral current diversions leading to electricity flowing through gas meters following domestic gas explosions.

      Asbestos: Health and Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for reviewing the penalties for those found guilty of an offence under (1) the Control of Asbestos Regulations...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether there has been an increase or decrease in the rate of seizures of psychoactive substances, such as spice and black mamba, in prisons since 1 January 2020.

    • Prison Accommodation

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many prisoners in England and Wales are subject to 23 hours of confinement in cells each day; and what are the reasons for this.

      Prisoners' Release: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are considering day release for prisoners who need to attend health appointments on external premises as an alternative to the normal requirement of...

      Parole Board

      To ask His Majesty's Government, with regard to the Parole Board (Amendment) Rules 2022, to whom is the Chair of the Parole Board accountable in the effective discharge of his or her duties with...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Elections: Young People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adverse impact on the ability of young people to vote as a result of the voter identification provisions of the Elections Act...

    • Payments: Digital Technology

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of digital or app-only payment options for essential services such as parking in public spaces with the...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in relation to leasehold reform since the enactment of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the collection of data for the Electoral Commission by polling staff at this year's local elections will be publicly available; and if so, whether it will...

      Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the provisions of Part 2 of the Elections Act 2022 relating to overseas electors will be brought into force.

      Construction: Stone

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of stone as a relatively low-carbon building material; and what steps they are taking to promote research and...

      Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce a system of nationwide rent controls.

      Buildings: Electrical Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with relevant (1) professional, and (2) trade, bodies about improving the (a) quality, and (b) safety, of electrical...

      Local Government: East Riding

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Local Government (Levelling Up), during her visit to Hull on 28...

      Combined Authorities: East Midlands

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the proposals for a Combined Authority covering Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

      Scottish National Party: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much public funding was provided to the Scottish National Party for the last financial year for which figures are available.

      British National (Overseas): Visas

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much funding they have allocated for supporting access to English language provision for British National (Overseas) visa holders in (1) 2021/22, and (2)...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask His Majesty's Government to what extent the Environmental Outcome Reports provided for by the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill will cover site assessments undertaken as part of the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Cabotage: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve cabotage arrangements for UK musicians touring in the EU.

    • Travel: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to repeal or amend retained EU legislation that (1) enables passengers undertaking journeys of over 250 km to claim compensation in cases of...

      High Speed 2 Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 April (HL6905), how such rolling stock will be capable of operation on rail routes connected...

      High Speed 2 Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 April (HL6905), how many trains of what capacity are included in the contract scope; what is...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Workplace Pensions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any changes to employer contributions for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme on universities

    • Teachers: Workplace Pensions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any changes to employer contributions for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme on further education colleges.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what provisions under the Windsor Framework govern Northern Ireland fishing vessels landing catch from waters around England, Scotland and Wales.

    • Marine Environment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) protect, and (2) enhance, the marine environment through (a) no-take zones, and (b) marine protected areas.

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are reviewing the case for making the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras a designated point of entry and exit for items affected by the Convention on...

      Environmental Land Management Schemes: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what funds are available through the new Environmental Land Management schemes to support the establishment of local abattoirs and food processing hubs to improve...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Wind Power: Celtic Sea

      To ask His Majesty's Government when a decision will be made as to where the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind power line will come ashore and connect to the national electricity transmission...

    • Heat Pumps: Costs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address public concerns about the cost of replacing household gas or electric heating systems with air source heat pumps.

      Electricity Storage Health and Safety Governance Group

      To ask His Majesty's Government what organisations are members of the electricity Storage Health and Safety Governance Group; and when it last met.

      Solar Power: Fire Hazards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of fires arising from solar photovoltaic panels.

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