Written answers

Wednesday, 7 June 2023

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to bring forward legislation to make it illegal for landlords and agents to have blanket bans on renting to...

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department expects all local authorities to have an empty homes strategy in place.

      Renters (Reform) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on the parliamentary timetable for Second Reading of the...

      Accommodation Centres: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many times a Special Development Order has been used in each year since 2020.

      Buidings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department collects on the remediation of buildings that have non-Aluminium Composite Material...

      Business Premises: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on average commercial rents per square metre in (a) Putney, (b) Wandsworth and (c)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Children: Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to continue the NHS England Children's Hospice grant beyond the 2023-24 financial year.

    • General Practitioners: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of Primary Care Support England's funding of pension contributions of general practice GPs.

      General Practitioners: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with Primary Care Support England on the funding provided to general practices to support employer...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the adequacy of the (a) treatment and (b) support available for NHS staff experiencing the menopause.

      Vaccination: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken steps to establish a UK-wide vaccinology research network.

      Patients: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients who require (a) medication information and (b) patient information booklets in an...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS England has made on developing a neuropsychiatry service specification.

      Defibrillators: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2023 to Questions 184828 and 184829 on Defibrillators, when he plans to open the application process for...

      Eating Disorders: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of palliative care for eating disorder patients.

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) implantation failures, (b) spontaneous miscarriages, (c) terminations of pregnancies and (d) live births have been recorded...

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues about support for people who run medical equipment in the home.

      Aortic Stenosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase (a) awareness among and (b) training for primary healthcare professionals of the...

      Medical Detection Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of medical detection and bio detection dogs.

      Dialysis Machines: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is offering to patients on home dialysis who face higher energy bills as the result of their treatment.

      Skin Moles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of widening the criteria for mole removal in the National Health Service.

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to reduce the processing time of business case approvals for New Hospitals Programme bids.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help maintain the supply of hormone replacement therapy medicines.

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as eligible for mitochondrial donation treatment...

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority holds on children born as a result of mitochondrial donation with (a) a...

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a rolling system for automatically replacing linear accelerator...

      Xailin: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the availability of Xailin for prescriptions in Birmingham.

      Infectious Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2023 to Question 186242 on Infectious Diseases: Screening, if he will set out a timeline for (a)...

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish additional information on the allocation of funding for Women’s Health Hubs.

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the women’s health clinical lead in NHS England will be appointed.

      Faricimab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of giving Faricimab to people at risk of blindness.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken at the Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to lead that...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent vendors being able to give free samples of vapes to consumers under the age of 18.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process is in place for dispatching visas to people who have been successful in applying for Entry Clearance who were in Sudan but have...

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in the UK are suspected of being victims of trafficking gangs.

      Visas: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to contact visa applicants living in Sudan whose documents are in the Visa Application Centre in Khartoum.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the High Court decision in R(Roehrig) v SSHD EWHC 31 (Admin) of January 2023, whether she plans to bring forward...

      English Channel: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what aircraft her Department uses for the purposes of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations over the English Channel as...

      Surveillance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the total budget allocated by her Department for the provision of a fixed-wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance service...

      English Channel: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations over the English Channel in each of the last...

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the adoption by police forces of the Right Care, Right Person...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications and further submissions for (a) indefinite leave to remain, (b) family reunion, (c) EU Settlement Scheme, (d) family...

      Denis Kapustin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Denis Kapustin has been banned from entering the UK.

      Citizenship and Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications for (a) asylum, (b) indefinite leave to remain and (c) citizenship were submitted more than 12...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Deep Sea Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for a moratorium on deep-sea mining.

    • Marine Animals: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the UK’s role in protecting hitherto undiscovered marine species.

      Deposit Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of excluding products that sell fewer than 5,000...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans that the Responsible Dog Ownership working group will report on its progress.

      Biodiversity: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to Solihull Council for the mandatory biodiversity net gain protections for (a) 2023-24...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of banning the (a) sale and (b) breeding of...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Leader of the House of Commons on the timescales for introducing legislative proposals...

      Barbecues: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2022 to Question 25935 on Barbecues: Environment Protection, when the research on the...

      Landfill: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level of potential risk of toxins from landfill sites leaking into public waterways.

      Deposit Return Schemes: Glass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to include glass in the planned Deposit Return Scheme.

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House, which bills the Government (a) has and (b) has not withdrawn that it will not be proceeding with that were included in the 2022 Queen’s Speech.

    • Members: Employment

      To ask the Leader of the House, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of Members of Parliament holding second jobs on the service they are able to provide to their constituents.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Private Companies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has powers to review substantial transfers of assets between private companies when the proposed transaction may (a) be over...

    • Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many pork export licences to China were voluntarily surrendered by UK abattoirs in 2020; and how many and what proportion of these...

      Deep Sea Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the economic impact of deep sea mining in the period since 2015.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when the most recent meetings of her Department's (a) thematic working groups and (b) strategic trade advisory group took place; and when the...

      Deep Sea Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent discussions she has had on the potential merits of imposing a moratorium on deep sea mining with her counterparts in (a) France,...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much the Government spent on subsidies to high energy using industries last year.

      Trade Agreements: Switzerland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make it her policy to discuss the facilitation of (a) travel and (b) cultural exchanges between the UK and Switzerland during...

      Trade Agreements: Switzerland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what her expected timescale is for signing a free-trade agreement with Switzerland.

      Minerals: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make a comparative assessment of the (a) availability and (b) extraction cost for (i) land-based and (ii) sea bed critical minerals.

      Trade: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate she has made of the UK's trade finance gap; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she plans to reply to the email of 21 February 2023 from the right hon. Member for Leeds Central to the Department for Work and Pensions...

      Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when her department plans to publish its Product Safety Review.

      Overseas Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to support businesses applying for visas for staff who need to stay in European countries...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on the 10 percent top-up of apprenticeship levy funds in employer accounts in each of the last five years.

    • Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many mental health support teams (a) are in place and (b) will be in place in the next 12 months.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the new geographies for music hubs will be published.

      Department for Education: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people were employed by her Department to work on matters relating to equality, diversity and inclusivity in (a) 2021 and (b) 2022.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to collect data on the number of parents who have had children removed from their care on multiple occasions.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure secondary school students are supported with their mental health.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Dasher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will support the search for grave sites of those lost in HMS Dasher in 1943.

    • Armed Forces: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will provide support for the vehicle import tax liabilities of a member of the armed forces who has purchased a vehicle under the...

      Nuclear Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Integrated Review Refresh 2023: Responding to a more contested and volatile world, published on 13 March 2023, when his Department...

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the infrastructure needed to deliver the SSN-AUKUS submarine class by the early 2030s.

      Veterans: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans contacted the Veterans Gateway via email in each year since 2019.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2023 to Question 174212 on on Afghanistan: Refugees, if he will publish the data for (a) April 2023 (b) May 2023.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many ARAP-eligible (a) principals and (b) family members have arrived in the UK in each of the last six months.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme Pathway one principals resettled in the UK came through the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme.

      Nuclear Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the whole-life cost of the UK Replacement Warhead Programme.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings of reducing the armed forces by 10,000 personnel in each year until 2030-31.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Women: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to help support women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs.

    • Guide Dogs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that users of guide dogs are not refused entry to public establishments.

      Disability: Cost of Living

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps the Government has taken to support people with disabilities with increases in the cost of living.

      Women: Poverty

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of trends in poverty levels for women under 25.

      British Sign Language Act 2022

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress she has made on implementing the British Sign Language Act 2022.

      Transgender People: Hate Crime and Transphobia

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's policies on tackling hate crime and discrimination against transgender...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate his Department has made of the number of households identified as being in fuel poverty under the Low Income Low...

    • UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the value of carbon allowances issued to businesses that ceased operations in 2022.

      Great British Insulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when his Department plans to launch the Great British Insulation Scheme.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps he is taking (a) domestically and (b) in collaboration with international partners to achieve the World Bank’s...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many and what proportion of eligible households applied for Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding before 31 May 2023.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit claimants had the minimum income floor applied during the qualifying period for the Cost of Living Payment with the...

    • Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what qualifications are required for the role of work coach within job centres.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of benefits that were fraudulently claimed in each of the last ten...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase participation by disabled people in the Access to Work programme.

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average response time was for answering calls to the personal independence payment new claims phone line in each year since 2015.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for a Personal Independence Payment assessment in the latest period for which data is available.

      Personal Independence Payment: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2023 to Question 186109 on Personal Independence Payment: Disability Aids, if he will make an assessment of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2023 to Question 125421 on Personal Independence Payment, in what ways elements of the Personal...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the rate of statutory sick pay on the numbers of disabled employees leaving...

      State Retirement Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many investigations his Department's serious fraud team carried out into cases relating to the state pension in each financial year since...

      Personal Independence Payment: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the new online application service for Personal Independence Payments will include a facility to update a current claim with (a) new...

      Jobcentres: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has commissioned a survey to identify buildings within the Jobcentre estate which may have been constructed with...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will respond to the letter sent by the hon. Member for Glasgow North East to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Nigerian counterparts on (a) religious freedom and (b) violence...

    • Bilateral Aid: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of bilateral programme funding had a gender equality policy marker in the last two years for which...

      Climate Change: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of his Department's international climate finance was gender marked using the OECD gender...

      Kashmir: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to facilitate a peaceful resolution in Jammu and Kashmir acceptable to the population of...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department made an assessment of the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir before agreeing to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2023 on Question 185770 on Driving Licences: Ukraine, whether the term at pace means Ukrainian refugees can continue...

    • Motor Vehicles: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing funding for a vehicle scrappage scheme in (a) Greater London and (b) neighbouring...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people with London addresses have booked driving tests outside London for each of the last five years.

      Driving Tests: North Lincolnshire Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of working with North Lincolnshire Council to use its buildings as driving...

      Buses: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department held with devolved administrations on the rollout of zero-emission buses before 11 February 2020.

      Driving Tests: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the average wait for a driving test from booking was in each of the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential incentive to decarbonise homes of extension of the Value Added Tax (Installation of Energy-Saving Materials)...

    • Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of fuel duty rates in light of changes in the levels of electric car ownership.

      Cryptocurrencies: Electronic Funds Transfer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is taking steps to help ensure that bank customers can freely transfer their money to cryptocurrency exchanges.

      Central Bank Digital Currencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April to Question 181066 on Cryptocurrencies, whether he plans to publish a response to the consultation on the digital pound.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to reply to the correspondence dated 16 January 2023 from the Rt Hon Member for Chingford and Woodford Green and others on the...

      Sunscreens: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reclassifying sunscreen products as essential healthcare items for VAT purposes.

      Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his comments on returning to offices at the British Chamber of Commerce Conference on 17 May 2023, what assessment he has made of the...

      Freezing of Assets: Russia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reforming the trust fund system to help ensure they cannot be used by people to evade...

      Wines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the changes to the rates of Alcohol Duty on the wine industry.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of Exchequer, with reference to the National Semiconductor Strategy, published 19 May 2023, whether it is his policy to fully restore R&D tax credits that were reduced...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the funding for the 20,000 additional prison places is from his Department's baseline budget.

    • Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2023 to Question 185401 on Prisons: Pepper Spray, if his Department will publish the full evaluation of the roll out of...

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2023 to Question 185406 on Prisons: Restraint Techniques, if he will set a target date for publication of national use...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what sites new prison places are scheduled to be built from 30 May 2023.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made how much of the budget allocated to build 20,000 additional prison places (a) has been spent and (b) remains.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how many of the 20,000 additional prison places by 2025 have been built.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2023 to Question 183237 on Prison Accommodation, what guidance his Department issues on the appropriate amount of time...

      Sexual Offences: Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of the impact of the use of (a) section 28 pre-recorded evidence and (b) live evidence on...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the length of waiting lists for counselling for victims of sexual violence.

      Legal Aid: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) solicitors and (b) not for profit organisations provided legal aid work on civil law cases in Wales in each year from 2012 to 2022.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to help ensure the retention of Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January to Question 133539 on Copyright, whether her Department has concluded its stakeholder...

    • Semiconductors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the National Semiconductor Strategy, published 19 May 2023, whether she plans to increase the availability...

      Semiconductors: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the National Semiconductor Strategy, published 19 May 2023, what plans she has to clarify inward investment...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the (1) entities, and (2) individuals, they identified as complicit or collaborating in the military coup in Burma have been sanctioned; and how...

    • China: Tibet

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by UN Special Rapporteurs on 27 April that suggested that vocational training programmes in the Tibet Autonomous...

      Afghanistan and Iran: Environment Protection and Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (1) the government of Pakistan, and (2) the government of Turkey, with regard to the operations of businesses in those...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will support the proposal at the special session of the UN Human Rights Council on Sudan from civil society representatives for the establishment of a...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made a joint analysis of conflict and stability assessment with international partners of the situation in Sudan; and if so, how they are acting...

      South Sudan: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they assess the international response to the needs of the displaced and returnees entering South Sudan; and which (1) UN agencies, and (2) NGOs, are now...

      Sudan: Churches

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding any attacks on churches in Sudan, and especially on the churches and people of the Coptic...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Nigeria about the large-scale killing of Christians in that country; and what has been...

      South Sudan and Sudan: World Food Programme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what contribution they have made to the World Food Programme in Sudan so far in relation to other donors; and whether these figures take account of aid to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government what ships the Royal Navy currently have on order.

    • Air Force: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether RAF fast jet pilots are now being trained in Italy.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many retired Tornado aircraft remain in the possession of the RAF.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Wetlands: Urban Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the total monetary value of the benefits delivered by urban wetlands.

    • Government Departments: Public Expenditure

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, Use of evaluation and modelling in government, Session...

      Civil Service: Disclosure of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many cases of whistleblowing were (1) reported, and (2) investigated, by the Civil Service in (a) 2020 (b) 2021, (c) 2022, and (d) 2023.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) encourage, and (2) normalise, racial equality by the end of 2023.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Companies: London Stock Exchange

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following reports that Oxford PV is more likely to seek listing on the New York or Hong Kong stock exchanges, what steps they are taking to strengthen UK energy...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drinking Water: Fluoride

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their plan for publishing an update on the progress being made on initiating new water fluoridation schemes.

    • NHS: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 11 May (HL7210), whether they will place copies of the “internal toolkit” and the...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in each of the nine English regions, how many patients medically fit to be discharged from hospital are unable to leave because of delays due to lack of capacity...

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 11 May (HL7533), when the next highly specialised services annual report will be published; whether it will...

      Prescriptions: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what has been the increase in each year since 2000 in the number of UK regulated independent online providers offering (1) Care Quality Commission regulated...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Progress Education Trust into the variation in policy amongst NHS commissioners in eligibility criteria for NHS...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions ministers have had with the Department for Education in Northern Ireland regarding the shortfall in school places for children with special...

    • Confucius Institutes: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove all government funding from Confucius Institutes in the UK; and what estimate they have made of the number of such...

      Schools: Christianity

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they encourage Christian teaching in schools.

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect students from the risks of artificial intelligence.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they will use the underspend of the apprenticeship levy.

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address instances of child hunger during school holidays for those children who are entitled to free school meals.

      Sure Start Programme: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the budget for Sure Start in England in each of the past three years; and to detail (1) the budget for this year, and (2) any projected funding for future...

      Confucius Institutes: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made, if any, in reducing the number of Confucius Institutes that are in receipt of government funding.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Seating

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether (1) they, (2) the airlines, or (3) any authorities responsible for standards on passenger aircraft, have set a minimum amount of leg room to accommodate...

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that some rail ticket offices are no longer allowed to sell the cheaper advanced tickets and that they can now only be...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask His Majesty's Government what advice they have provided to train operators regarding the withdrawal of Wi-Fi services; what assessment they have made of the potential impact of withdrawing...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of Support for Mortgage Interest in the light of rising interest rates.

    • Food Poverty

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the data published by the Trussell Trust on 26 April which showed an increase in its emergency food parcel distribution over the...

      Prevention of Accidents to Children in Agriculture Regulations 1998

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the effectiveness of the Prevention of Accidents to Children in Agriculture Regulations 1998.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • North Sea Transition Authority: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to amend the Energy Bill to give further powers to the North Sea Transition Authority in relation to carbon capture and storage.

    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of proposed changes to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol on the usage of biomethane by logistics operators.

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