Written answers

Monday, 16 October 2023

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coeliac Disease: Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had discussions with NHS England on improving incentives in primary care to adhere to NICE guidelines on...

    • Rare Diseases: Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which rare, actionable genetic conditions will be included in the planned Newborn Genomes Programme using whole genome sequencing.

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the implementation of the (a) UK Rare Diseases Framework and (b) England’s Rare...

      Opiates: Overdoses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many calls to the ambulance service in the most recent 12-month period for which data are available (a) nationally, (b) in Yorkshire...

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the levels of productivity in the NHS.

      Naloxone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Naloxone.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to reform the social care charging system.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds the data needed to contact families who are eligible for Healthy Start payments but are not accessing that...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department has provided to NHS trusts to help ensure that non-invasive cancer treatments take place before...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated for social care.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing NICE guidance to ensure that psychological therapies are integrated in...

      Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance on the use of out-of-date cancer treatment machinery to NHS bodies in (a) Enfield North...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to include all people with a learning disability on the GP learning disability register.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle youth vaping.

      First Aid: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department have made an assessment of the potential merits of implementing initiatives to raise awareness of the importance...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to reply to the correspondence from Doctors’ Association UK on the Climate and Ecology Bill.

      Kidney Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for kidney disease diagnosis.

      Coeliac Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the APPG on Coeliac Disease's report on...

      Care Workers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of social care workers.

      Coeliac Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has sought meetings with (a) professional societies and (b) charities on education and training on coeliac disease...

      Adrenoleukodystrophy and Thalassaemia: Gene Therapies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the withdrawal of Bluebird Bio from the (a) UK and (b) European market on access...

      Care Workers: Conditions of Employment and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to (a) increase pay and (b) improve conditions for social care workers; and if he will increase pay for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether laundry workers are eligible for the autumn Covid booster programme.

      Long Covid: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has received recent representations from (a) the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and (b) other experts on (i)...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2023 to Question 147423 on Heart Diseases: Screening, whether the National Screening Committee’s...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help tackle the backlog of cardiovascular care in the NHS.

      Surgery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on prioritising elective surgery and appointments for children on waiting lists.

      Diabetes: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase diabetes diagnosis rates in (a) Romford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Havering.

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help people living with chronic pain.

      Cancer: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the cancer diagnosis rate in (a) Romford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Havering.

      Mental Health: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce disparities in maternal health outcomes experienced by black women and women from Asian and...

      Pharmacy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on distance selling pharmacies that breach their NHS contract by not providing their service nationally.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the total value of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff working for his core Department as performance-related bonuses in 2022-23.

      Health: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle disparities in health outcomes for women in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London...

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the pass rate for the General Dental Council's overseas register exam.

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental therapists are on the General Dental Council's waiting list for an overseas register exam.

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2023 to Question 147423 on Heart Diseases: Screening, what the National Screening Committee's planned...

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental practices have returned to NHS dental contracts in the last 12 months.

      Diabetes: Tirzepatide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the NHS using Tirzepatide to treat patients with diabetes when Ozempic is...

      Department of Health and Social Care: General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Ministers in his Department have met with representatives of the General Dental Council in the last 12 months.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle regional disparities in pancreatic cancer survival rates.

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the needs of people affected by rare conditions will be considered in the development of the Major Conditions Strategy; and what...

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to undertake a review of guidance on the prescription of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists to patients with type...

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to use (a) schools and (b) nurseries to deliver health services in disadvantaged communities.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve cardiovascular care.

      Pharamcy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding on a real term basis his Department has provided to community pharmacies through a retained margin under the Community...

      Coeliac Disease: Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of assisting primary healthcare professionals to carry out clinical...

      Hospitals: Cleaning Services and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help NHS hospitals with trends in the level of inflation on (a) soft service and (b) security...

      Medial Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to reform the NHS pathway for procurement of innovative medical technology; and when he expects the pathway to deliver...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) outpatient and (b) inpatient appointments were carried out by the NHS in each year since 2010.

      Sodium Valproate: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the consultation entitled Original pack dispensing and supply of medicines containing sodium valproate, published in...

      Defibrillators: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2023 to Question 197773 on Defibrillators: Public Places, if he will provide breakdown of those...

      Health Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children whose NHS appointments have been delayed due to industrial action since December 2022.

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2023 to Question 183537 on Rare Diseases, for what reason the proposal to provide patients with alert...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of non-invasive cancer treatment technologies in the NHS.

      Cancer: East Antrim

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance to NHS bodies in East Antrim constituency on the use of out-of-date cancer treatment machinery.

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of creating the (a) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, (b) People and Culture and (c)...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many illegal vaping products were in Staffordshire in each of the last five years.

      Radiotherapy: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had recent discussions with (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Integrated Care Boards on commissioning duties for...

      Health Services and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Indian migrant workers in the health and social care sector are paid at least the...

      General Practitioners: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain more GPs.

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle disparities in health outcomes for women in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      NHS: Abuse and Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) verbal abuse and (b) physical attacks experienced by NHS staff in (i) Coventry,...

      Hospitals: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that NHS hospital staff responsible for (a) administering and (b) prescribing medications are...

      Antidepressants: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support NHS patients in Newcastle who are withdrawing from prescription anti-depressants.

      Coeliac Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to work with NHS England to provide pharmacists with (a) education and (b) support in the diagnosis of...

      Coeliac Disease: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the training available on coeliac disease for (a) primary care physicians and (b) other...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many beneficiaries in receipt of healthy start payments have no recourse to public funds but are eligible through having British...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities timescales are for publishing its response to the consultation entitled Youth vaping.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the impact of changes to NHS cancer waiting time targets; and if he will make a statement.

      Radiotherapy: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had recent discussions with (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Integrated Care Boards in Halton constituency on...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the Health and Social Care Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2022–23 on NHS dentistry, HC 964.

      General Practitioners: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP partners have retired in each of the last 10 years.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have accessed smoking cessation services in each of the last 10 years.

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Parkinson UK's UK Parkinson's Audit, published in 2022, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      General Practitioners: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish proposals for the 2024 GP Contract.

      NHS: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much revenue was received by the NHS from commercial clinical trial activity in each of the last five years.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on the development of the MyPlannedCare platform.

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on agency staff in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the level of capacity in the independent health sector which can be used to help reduce waiting times in the...

      Haemochromatosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle Haemochromatosis.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the proportion of male primary school teachers.

    • Further Education: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2023 to Question 195003 on Further Education: Regulation, for what reason colleges are required to produce an...

      T-levels: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of companies paid T-Level students who were undertaking a 45-day work placement with them in the 2022-23 academic year.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to take steps to (a) review School Food Standards to incorporate any developments in dietary guidance and (b) require...

      Free School Meals: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of extending the eligibility criteria for free school meals on the educational outcomes of...

      Schools: Transgender People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on her Department's planned guidance for schools on transgender issues.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to issue guidance to early years providers on (a) term planning and (b) staff resources in advance of changes to...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of trends in the number of students (a) starting and (b) completing their T-level...

      Department for Education: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by her Department was in each of the last five years; and whether she plans to introduce...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of capital funding for the removal of asbestos from the...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Transformation to children's social care to put families first, published 26 July 2023, what...

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the St John Ambulance paper entitled St John survey finds just 15%...

      Mathematics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to increase the number of maths teachers in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) sixth form colleges.

      Relationships and Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish draft guidance for public consultation on the teaching of relationship, health, and sex education in schools.

      Schools: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2023 to Question 197731 on Schools: Redundancy Pay, if she will take steps to ensure that all severance...

      Department for Education: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an estimate of the number of (a) pupils and (b) schools whose data was affected by the cyber attack on Capita in March 2023.

      T-levels: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was provided through the Employer Support Fund to companies offering T-Level work placements in the period between 1 April 2022 and...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the number of individuals applying for apprenticeships in each of the last five years.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students started T-Level courses in the (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24 academic year.

      Further Education: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the National Audit Office report on the Department's work on skills, entitled Developing workforce skills for a strong economy, published...

      Local Skills Improvement Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Local Skills Improvement Plans are based on the geography of Local Enterprise Partnerships.

      Educational Psychology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many educational psychologist training places were funded by her Department in (a) Slough and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she will set out the timeline for the security precautions put in place for schools in Leeds on 14 September 2023; what learnings her...

      New Penshaw Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has provided additional capital funding to New Penshaw Academy in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency to improve the...

      Stepney All Saints School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the adequacy of advice provided to Stepney All Saints School on 15 September 2023 in the context of information...

      Nurseries: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to assess maintained nurseries for risks associated with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

  • Home Office

    • al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to proscribe the (a) Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and (b) al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.

    • Searcys: Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Home Office procurement card spend over £500: May 2023, what was the purpose of...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 198599, if her Department will collect the data not held within the quarterly...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to expedite an application for leave to remain if an applicant is in receipt of local authority...

      Lancashire Constabulary: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police(a) officers and (b) staff have been dismissed from Lancashire constabulary in the last three years.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage people to report incidences of sexual assault and violence.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to use biometric data collection when processing asylum applications from Afghan nationals.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide a list split by gender of the number and proportion of biometric data exemptions that have been issued to Afghan asylum...

      Refugees: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to help ensure the safety of Eritrean refugees.

      Refugees: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to help ensure that the rights of Eritrean refugees in the UK to protest against acts of the Eritrean Government...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the dog attacks recorded by the police in each year since 2010.

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many attacks on shop workers have taken place in each year since 2010.

      Police: Cybersecurity and Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve (a) cyber security and (b) security of personal data in police forces.

      Immigration Removal Centres: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Minister for Immigration has visited an immigration detention centre since 20 July 2023.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Darfur: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UN arms embargo relating to Darfur; and if he will...

    • Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to support the establishment of an independent UN Human Rights Council mechanism to...

      Burundi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) FCO, (b) DFID and (c) FCDO personnel were posted in Burundi in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support civil society in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a) strengthen democratic...

      Botswana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) FCO, (b) DFID and (c) FCDO personnel were posted in Botswana in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Southern African Development Community

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to visit the Southern African Development Community.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) FCO, (b) DFID and (c) FCDO personnel were posted in the Central African Republic in each financial...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the (a) political and (b) fiscal relationships between the regional and...

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) FCO, (b) DFID and (c) FCDO personnel were posted in Angola in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Darfur: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the International Criminal Court's resources for (a)...

      Sudan: UN General Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what bilateral meetings at which Sudan will be discussed each Minister has planned for the UN General Assembly 2023.

      Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure Chevening scholarships remain accessible to people in Afghanistan.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with President Kagame and Foreign Minister Biruta in Rwanda on the human rights abuses...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) his Department and (b) the Commonwealth of...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to engage with (a) the Permanent Representatives to the UN of (i) Gabon, (ii) Ghana and...

      Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to expedite his Department’s (a) mapping and (b) sanctioning of international flows of...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage the African Union’s Expanded Mechanism for the Resolution of the...

      Commonwealth: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to permanently fly the Commonwealth flag on his Department's building on Whitehall.

      Colombia: Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has taken recent steps with international counterparts to help tackle gender-based violence...

      Colombia: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is providing support to Colombia's recently established Ministry of Equality and Equity.

      Canada: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held discussions with his counterpart in Canada on potential activity by agents of the Republic of...

      Hardeep Singh Nijjar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the statement of the Canadian Prime...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of extending sanctions on Russia to include...

      Colombia: Coca

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of coca substitution programmes in Colombia...

      Colombia: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with their counterparts in Colombia on the adoption of...

      Japan: Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held recent discussions with his Japanese counterpart on the discharge of treated water from the...

      Colombia: Armed Forces and Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has provided (a) financial and (b) technical assistance to the (i) police and (ii) military...

      Colombia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department (a) is providing and (b) plans to provide support to Colombia to help enable (i) structural...

      Eritrea: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support people in Eritrea following the recent violence in that country.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to increase official development assistance funding for (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c)...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had (a) with his counterparts in the (i) European Commission and (ii) European...

      Ethiopia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Ethiopia on killings of civilians in the Amhara...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to ask for the renewal of the remit for the Commission of Human Rights Experts on...

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implication for his policies of the joint statement of 15 September 2023 by the...

      Benin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) FCO, (b) DFID and (c) FCDO personnel were posted in Benin in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) material and (b) financial support his Department has offered to countries affected by (i) armed conflict...

      Albania: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he had with the Albanian Prime Minister on (a) Ukraine, (b) serious and organised crime and (c)...

      Eritrea: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held recent discussions with the Eritrean embassy in London on recent clashes between Eritrean...

      Nagorno Karabakh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK supports a UN fact-finding mission in Nagorno-Karabakh.

      Foreign Influence Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the Foreign Influence Registration Scheme.

      Energy Supply: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the signing of a trilateral...

      Russia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to respond to the travel restrictions on British diplomatic staff posted to Russia.

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the (a) Federal Government of Iraq and (b) Kurdistan Regional...

      Kurds: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK's bilateral relationship with the Kurdistan Regional...

      Green Without Borders: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the United States imposing...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to help encourage the resolution of disputes between the...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with international partners to help re-establish democratic institutions in Libya.

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his international counterparts on the (a) detention of political...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Pacific

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2022 to Question 102932 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:...

      UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of President Biden's proposals for expanding the United...

      Niger: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with EDF on the situation in Niger.

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue guidance to local authorities recommending a minimum proportion of accessible parking spaces (a) in local authority car parks and (b)...

    • Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the level of understanding among road users of the changes to the Highway Code introduced in January 2022.

      National Highways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average time taken by National Highways to administer a red claim for...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2023 to Question 196948 on Motorways: Speed Limits, whether the Chief Scientific Adviser gave advice to his...

      Aviation: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Habitats Directive on airfield planning applications.

      Active Travel: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to support active travel in (a) Leicestershire and (b) Bosworth during the (i) covid-19 pandemic and (ii)...

      High Speed 2 Line: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking in collaboration with Transport for London to ensure adequate public transport links between Old Oak Common station and...

      Railway Stations: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September to Question 198993 on Railway Stations: Parking, whether his Department has produced (a) an Equality Impact...

      Pedestrians: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a recent assessment of the safety of pedestrians on rural roads (a) with Transport for London in (i) Enfield North constituency...

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the dates on which he held meetings with the Traffic Commissioner for London and the south east since November 2022; and if he will...

      Railways: Ticket Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government issued guidance to Train Operating Companies to commence consulting on ticket offices.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the adequacy of the lower weight limits on greener volumetric mobile concrete plants.

      A12: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of when the construction of a dual carriageway for the A12 between Braintree and Marks Tey will be (a) approved, (b)...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to erect historic county boundary signs on roads maintained by National Highways.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the powers of the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain.

      Railways: Ticket Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2023 to Question 198887 on Railways: Ticket Offices, if he will publish the Equality Impact Assessment...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish data providing a breakdown of the number of rail journey cancellations in England and Wales for each year between 2010 and 2023.

      Railways: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) National Rail, (b) the Welsh Government and (c) Transport for Wales on the provision of relief lines...

      A12: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the A12 Chelmsford to A120 widening scheme for junctions 19 to 25 to be completed; and if he will make a statement.

      Rapid Charging Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's publication entitled UK Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, published 31 March 2022, whether he has had...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Taking charge: the electric vehicle infrastructure strategy, published by his Department in March 2022, what progress he has made on...

      Driving Licences: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2023 to Question 198296 on Driving Licences: USA, whether his Department has exchanged any other communication...

      Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken with (a) the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and (b) Transport for London to help reopen Hammersmith Bridge to...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the implementation of the forthcoming updated Clean Maritime Plan.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department holds data on the number of commercial flight cancellations made per calendar year.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to mitigate the financial impact of Universal Credit deductions on (a) families with children and (b) other recipients.

    • Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 198769 on Universal Credit: Disqualification, how many children were living in...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Flexible Support Fund was in financial year 2022-23, and what estimated expenditure on that fund is for financial...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the numbers of people living in food poverty in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry,...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for mandatory reconsideration of benefit decisions in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Human Rights: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Ministers did not attend the UN review of the Government's treatment of disabled people due to take place in Geneva on 28...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many participants in the National Citizen Service attended (a) a state-run or state-funded school, selective on academic, faith or...

    • National Citizen Service Trust: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed by the National Citizen Service.

      Theatres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish a list of the number of (a) theatres operating and (b) theatre closures in each year since 2010.

      Swimming Pools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the forthcoming National Vision for Facilities report will include a strategy for the long-term funding of community swimming pools.

      Football: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2023 to Question 198058 on Football: Afghanistan, whether she plans to hold discussions with...

      Digital Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact on Scottish viewers of the expiry of digital terrestrial television licenses...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the number of XL Bully dogs in the UK.

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what evidential basis her Department decided to ban the XL Bully breed of dog.

      Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of using electronic shock collars on (a) dogs...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an estimate of how many XL bully dogs there are in the UK; and what plans she has for such dogs once a...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 December 2022 to Question 97595, what was the total value of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July to Question 194204 on Air Pollution: Monitoring, what the locations are each of the...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) stop and (b) reverse nature degradation.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the cost to the public purse of her Department (a) installing and (b) maintaining air quality monitors in each year...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the UK REACH work programme for 2023-24.

      Air Pollution: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of air quality monitoring in Lancaster.

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department (a) conducts monitoring of and (b) has commissioned research on the (i) presence of (A) PFAS, (B)...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the completion status of each (a) key delivery objective and (b) activity in the UK REACH work programme for 2022-23.

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to restrict the use of perfluoroalkyl and plyfluoroalkyl substances.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her letter to the Chair of the Office for Environmental Protection of 25 July 2023, if she will publish...

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release entitled, Update on packaging reforms to help drive down inflation, published by her...

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release entitled, Update on packaging reforms to help drive down inflation, published by her...

      Climate Change: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has held with international counterparts on the (a) prevention and (b) mitigation of melting of...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to measure changes in the level of climate-related (a) loss of the coastline, (b) flooding, (c)...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has taken recent steps to help reduce the volume of food waste produced by businesses.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing mandatory food waste reporting.

      Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has she made of the potential merits of offering multi-year funding settlements for nature restoration and...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons her Department did not include an apex target in the 25 year environmental improvement plan.

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has she made of the potential merits of introducing a land use framework.

      Natural England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent employees worked at Natural England in each year since 2019.

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her department has spent on plastic (a) pens, (b) cups, and (c) bags for promotion and marketing in each of the...

      Pets: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ban electronic shock collars for pets.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to Question 198378 on Water Companies: Fines tabled on 7 September 2023 for answer on 12 September.

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to publish a response to the consultation entitled Review of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) budget and (b) planned completion date is of each of the schemes in her Department's Flood and coastal...

      Forests: Commodities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether statutory provisions are in place to prohibit legal deforestation where commodities have been produced legally in...

      Sportsgrounds: Rubber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2023 to Question 197683 on Sportsgrounds: Rubber, if she will instruct the evidence...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Tenants: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help support renters.

    • Housing: Planning

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

      Housing: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support leaseholders at The Mill in Ipswich with rectifying (a) cladding and (b)...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to take steps to support leaseholders that are paying increased insurance premiums whilst...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has (a) identified and (b) taken action in cases of freeholders preventing cladding remediation;...

      Regeneration: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking with Blackpool Council to deliver regeneration projects in Blackpool.

      Rented Housing: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has taken steps to reduce the cost of renting residential property.

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2023 to Question HL6937 on Property Development: Floods, and pursuant to the...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the (a) quality and (b) suitability of temporary accommodation offered to (i) families and...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support Afghan families currently living in temporary accommodation.

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many high rise residential buildings 18 meters tall or higher, or at least seven storeys tall with two or more...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of (a) private and (b) public sector orphan buildings have EWS1 forms in (a) Portsmouth and...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of short stop sites for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Community.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what help he is taking to support renters.

      Climate Change: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the inclusion...

      Renters (Reform) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will hold a discussion with the Leader of the House on securing a date for Second Reading of the Renters (Reform)...

      Office for Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure the independence of the Office of Local Government.

      Public Buildings: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish a list of all publicly owned buildings that (a) contain and (b) are suspected to contain reinforced...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support leaseholders with the costs of cladding removal.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Greenwich Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total value of assets owned by Greenwich Hospital naval charity.

    • Royal Hospital School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 195928 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, if he will make it his policy to modernise the formal...

      Navy: Greenwich Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 195928 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, whether he has plans to meet with the Director of Greenwich...

      Navy: Greenwich Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 195928 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, on how many occasions did his predecessor meet with the...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of surface fleet maintenance support contracts tendered under the Naval Support Integrated Global...

      Seismic Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when was the last occasion on which information from the Eskdalemuir Array was used to inform policy.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 198616 on Type 23 Frigates, whether that funding was used in the most recent refurbishments of...

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the rollout of the Veteran's ID Card.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Business: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of trends in the regional spread of business debt in (a) each of the...

    • USA: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's publication entitled BEIS: ministerial gifts, hospitality, travel, meetings, January to March 2023,...

      Public Houses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support pubs.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Wandsworth Prison: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the largest number of prisoners held in Wandsworth Prison was in each year since 2010.

    • Lancaster Farms Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of shift slots at HMP Lancaster Farms were unfilled in (a) June, (b) July and (c) August 2023.

      Probation Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many additional Probation Service staff he expects to recruit by 2024.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of legally recognising humanist marriages.

      Young Offenders: Neurodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support young people in the youth estate with clinical neurodiversity conditions.

      Young Offender Institutions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the level of presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in the youth estate.

      Young Offender Institutions: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress HM Prisons and Probation Service has made on reviewing its screening processes for learning difficulties and disabilities in the...

      Young Offender Institutions: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Special Educational Needs Coordinators were employed in the youth secure estate in each reporting year since 2010.

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has key performance indicators for senior management teams on levels of provision of prison education for young offenders.

      Ministry of Justice: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97592 on Ministry of Justice: Incentives, what the total value was of non-cash vouchers awarded to...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has held recent discussions with the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office on guidance for judges on handling cases involving...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Personal Independence Payment applicants are awaiting a tribunal hearing.

      Cremation: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Welsh language translation on (a) question five and (b) part four of the cremation form one used by...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average cost of obtaining a transcript of (a) court and (b) tribunal proceedings in each of the last three years.

      Young Offender Institutions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress he has made on recruiting for Heads of Education, Skills and Work roles within the youth secure estate; and whether these roles are...

      Prisons: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the volume of illegal drugs found in prisons between (a) 2013 and 2017 and (b) 2018 and 2022.

      Secure Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many secure schools for youth offenders have been opened since 2010.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of competition in the fibre broadband sector in Scotland.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Remote Working

      To ask the Attorney General, what their Departments policy is on Civil Servants in their Department working from home and receiving the London Weighting Allowance.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Electricity: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate her Department has made of the potential increase in (a) green levies, (b) market balancing and transmission costs...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she plans to respond to the recommendations on (a) a Strategic Spatial Energy Plan, (b) lump sum payments for individual...

      Hydroelectric Power: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of pumped hydro storage on base load requirements in (a)...

      Iron and Steel: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her predecessor had discussions with (a) his Indian counterpart and (b) other stakeholders on the production or procurement...

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when her Department plans to publish the outcomes of its consultation on Improving boiler standards and efficiency.

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Powering Up Britain policy paper, on what date that paper was finalised by her Department.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an estimate of the total number of breaches of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in each year since 2019.

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of trends in the level of standing charges in the last 12 months.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much her Department has spent on plastic (a) pens, (b) cups and (c) bags for promotion and marketing in each of the last five years.

      Nuclear Power: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the situation in Niger on levels of supply of uranium for civil nuclear power.

      Energy: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2023 to Question 198559 on Energy: Hospitality Industry, whether she has received...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has received the correspondence sent by the hon. Member for Halifax on 6 April 2023 with reference ZA35937.

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure the adequate provision of (a) larger 19kg canisters and (b) other gas products...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Ulster Scots Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he is taking steps to promote (a) the usage and (b) education of the Ulster Scots language.

    • Puffins: Rathlin Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government is taking steps to help Rathlin Island protect its native puffin population.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland visited a (i) Government Hub and (ii) ministerial office...

  • Wales Office

    • Mark Drakeford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he last met the First Minister of Wales.

  • Treasury

    • Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of increases in mortgage interest rates on homeowners in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough...

    • Financial Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to bring forward legislation to implement the sustainability disclosure requirements regime.

      Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives of the banking sector and (b) consumer bodies on the provision of guidance for ensuring people who...

      Mortgages: Newport West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of increases in mortgage interest rates on homeowners in Newport West.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage cryptocurrency companies to operate in the UK.

  • Leader of the House

    • Government Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House, how many Government Bills have been withdrawn in each year since 2010.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Infected Blood Inquiry, how many people were infected by contaminated blood; how many of those died as a consequence; and how many are now...

    • Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask His Majesty's Government what intensive care unit stockpiles are in existence which are available and suitable for use for a future respiratory pandemic; and what plans they have...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many individuals who are known to have been infected with contaminated blood have died without having received any compensation payment under the Infected...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether intensive care unit capacity is secure in the event of a future respiratory pandemic, given current UK...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what provisions they have made to support the surviving adult children of a parent who died as a result of contamination with infected blood.

      General Practitioners

      To ask His Majesty's Government, with reference to the article Practice under pressure: how can the exodus of GPs be reversed published on 31 August by Dr Imelda McDermott and Dr Sharon...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimates they have made, if any, of the cost savings that would result from increasing the minimum years of National Insurance contributions required for a...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the change in value of the full basic state pension weekly payment in 2023–24 if it had been linked only...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) humanitarian assistance, and (2) financial support, they are offering the government of Armenia to meet the needs of refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh.

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan to allow international observers into Nagorno-Karabakh to monitor the ceasefire agreement of 20...

      Cyprus: Roads

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 September (HL9844), what discussions if any they are holding with the government of the...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) address, and (2) advocate against, the incidence of female genital mutilation being performed by healthcare workers in countries...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether there are any UK armed forces in Kosovo; and if so, whether they are within a NATO or EU armed presence.

  • Home Office

    • Bibby Stockholm: Costs

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much they have paid for the Bibby Stockholm barge since it has been empty.

    • Youth Mobility Scheme: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to negotiate bilateral youth mobility schemes with countries across Europe to ensure UK travel businesses can hire UK citizens for...

      Visas: Young People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of introducing a new youth-group digital visa application process for those under the age of 18 wishing to visit...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fairness of staying time limits for UK visitors to the EU compared to those for EU visitors to the UK; and what plans they...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish statistics on the number of asylum applications that are reinstated after initially being withdrawn.

      Home Office: USA

      To ask His Majesty's Government which Ministers, MPs, special advisers and other officials accompanied the Secretary of State for the Home Department on her visit to Washington for her speech to...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to report on the circumstances regarding unaccompanied children who have gone missing from hotels, including (1) lessons learned, and (2)...

      Community Relations and Migration

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the speech to the American Enterprise Institute by the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 26 September was approved by the Prime Minister, and...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many people have been affected by the change to the move-on period for newly recognised refugees, which gives seven days' notice for them to leave their...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what funding is available to local authorities to support their responsibility for finding suitable and specialist placements for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with manufacturers about providing support for opening electric vehicle factories in Northern Ireland.

    • UK Trade with EU: Rules of Origin

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU’s decision not to pause the new rules of origin rules under the Trade and Co-operation Agreement, due to come into...

      Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for phasing cobalt out of electric car production and for supporting the manufacture of high purity spherical graphite in the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Speeches

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether Ministers may make personal statements that do not reflect Government policy.

    • Ministers

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 September (HL9981), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what has been the average...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Freeports

      To ask His Majesty's Government which locations in Great Britain have been selected as Freeports.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of cases of energy supply companies using (1) coercive techniques, and (2) untrue statements, to try to compel customers to...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Wales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in promoting the UK as a tourist destination, to ensure that appropriate prominence is given to the attractions of Wales.

    • Cricket: Public Participation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their strategy to increase and widen the opportunity for people to participate in playing cricket.

  • Department for Transport

    • Sustrans: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) value for money, and (2) benefit to the community, of the public funding granted to the charity Sustrans.

    • Electric Vehicles: Disinformation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter misinformation about the cost, environmental impact and features of electric vehicles.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Proceedings: Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to update the Implementation Plan which accompanied the report by the Ministry of Justice Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in...

    • Family Courts: Domestic Abuse

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a response to the report by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner The Family Court and domestic abuse: achieving cultural change, published...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Buildings

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 20 January (HL4717), when they first became aware of serious safety issues concerning the use of...

    • Schools: Buildings

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the minimum expected lifespan of new schools currently being constructed.

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