Written answers

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Sanitation and Water Supply

      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 damage to water and sanitation...

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his Department's guidance Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme Pathway 3: eligibility for British...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has separate qualifying criteria for entitlement to support for Afghan refugees who were...

      Afghanistan: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to provide support to Afghanistan following earthquakes in October 2023.

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Israeli counterpart on (a) ending Israeli restrictions on the supply of...

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of proposed changes to the judiciary in Israel on...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to counter the work of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      Blue Belt Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to amend the Blue Belt Programme to (a) increase protections...

      West Bank: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on...

      Gaza: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterparts on the welfare of people with disabilities in Gaza.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the treatment of Sri Lankan nationals in...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) provide funding and (b) other support to (i) the United Nations Relief and Works...

      Development Aid: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much official development assistance his Department has spent on disability-specific projects in each year...

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the explosion at the Al-Ahli Hospital on the capacity of health...

      Balkans: British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding was provided by the British Council to the DRAGOSLAVIA festival in June 2022.

      Guatemala: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his US counterpart on the outcome of the presidential election in Guatemala.

      Guatemala: Indigenous Peoples and Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the report by Independent Delegation of International Lawyers to Guatemala, entitled We are not...

      Balkans: British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the priority objectives are for the British Council in the Balkans.

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in the context of the UK's position as the penholder for Colombia’s 2016 peace agreement at the UN Security...

      British Nationals Abroad: Abduction and Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to use the new sanctions regime to help prevent attempts to (a) kill and (b) kidnap...

      Ukraine: Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help secure the export of grain from Ukraine.

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Hong Kong.

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the purported persecution of the Tamil...

      Hardeep Singh Nijjar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in India on the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to to help ensure the safety of humanitarian workers in Gaza.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help (a) promote self-determination for the Saharawi people in the Western Sahara and...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of Israeli military operations in Gaza on the ability of aid agencies to...

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Israeli authorities on lifting restrictions to (a) water, (b) food, (c)...

      Libya: IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to compensate victims of acts of terrorism perpetrated by the IRA using...

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on who was responsible for the explosion at the al-Ahli Arab Hospital on 17...

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to independently verify the origin of the explosion on the Al Ahli Arab...

      Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to establish a non-charitable interparliamentary organisation for the...

      Commonwealth: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of seeking a comprehensive trade agreement between...

      India: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to help tackle reported human rights abuses in Manipur.

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the increase in exports to Russia from (a) the...

      Xinjiang: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK (a) businesses and (b) other organisations (i) operating and (ii)...

      Jimmy Lai

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to secure the release of Jimmy Lai.

      China: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Chinese counterpart on China's responsibilities under the 1951...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issued to higher education providers on determining the presence of RAAC on their estates before 1 August 2023.

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of trainee teachers for (a) religious education, (b) English, (c) history and (d) geography were trained through (i) school-led...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the letter from Susan Acland-Hood to the Chair of the Education Select Committee on National Funding Formula Update, published on 6...

      Childminding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing childminders to claim childcare funding for the costs of caring for (a)...

      Schools: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve access for mobility impaired students in schools.

      Alternative Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with SEND are not in formal education in (a) Romford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Havering as of 13 October 2023.

      Students: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make and estimate of the number of domestic students commuting to university campuses in each of the last five years.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there has been a reduction in Education Health Care Plans at any of the Local Authorities in Tranche 1 and 2 of the Delivering Better Value in...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of providing early intervention services on the number of children that require EHCPs.

      Faith Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the findings of the research paper entitled Serving their communities? The...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2023 to Question 189672 on Special Educational Needs, when he plans to decide whether to issue additional guidance...

      Children in Care: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department takes to monitor the number of children with home addresses in England that are placed in residential care in Scotland.

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve rates of adult (a) literacy and (b) numeracy.

      Higher Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Higher Education leaders responded to the letter from the Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education to all Higher Education...

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support parents of primary-aged children with childcare outside of school hours.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many health visitors are employed by the NHS; and how many were employed on 1 September 2010.

    • Migraines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the (a) impact of migraines on levels of economic inactivity and (b) potential impact of...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2023 to Question 183773 on Autism and Learning Disability: Community Care, what analysis his Department...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many unique users accessed the My Planned Care platform in each of the last 12 months.

      NHS: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects the integration of the My Planned Care platform with the NHS app to be delivered.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to provide healthy alternatives to cows' milk under the Nursery Milk Scheme for children who cannot consume...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2023 to Question 197002 on Tobacco: support for stop smoking services, whether he plans to expand...

      NHS Trusts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide a list of NHS trusts that have indicated since May 2023 that they have possible reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete...

      Hospitals: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of whether any hospitals in South Yorkshire contain reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

      Health Services: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many diagnostic tests that had to be repeated in each of the last 12 months.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase NHS staff workforce resilience.

      Radiology: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what percentage of teleradiology companies used by the NHS are based outside the UK.

      Defibrillators: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking to steps to help increase public access to defibrillators in areas of deprivation with a high incidence...

      York Hospital: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the maintenance of York Hospital buildings and estate.

      Cervical Cancer: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with local health trusts in Northern Ireland on waiting lists for smear tests.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letters of (a) 21 August and (b) 19 September 2023 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on the...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of hospitals is which will have all reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete removed from their buildings under the...

      NHS Digital: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS Digital spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Health Education England: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Health Education England spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals outside of those included in the New Hospital Programme have been identified to have reinforced autoclaved aerated...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place a list of all NHS hospitals in England that require reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete mitigation in the House of...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the capital cost of (a) mitigating against the risks posed by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals were built using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve data reporting on the (a) outcomes and (b) experiences of young people with cancer.

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the Major Conditions Strategy reflects the (a) views and (b) needs of people with...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the APPG on Brain Tumours' report entitled Pathway to A Cure, whether his Department plans to implement a joint...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS staff are trained to provide high-quality care for people living with (a)...

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Acquired Brain Injury Strategy.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the APPG on Brain Tumours' report entitled Pathway to A Cure, whether his Department has taken steps to implement that...

      NHS: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the use of unregistered interpreters in the NHS on maternity outcomes.

      UK Health Security Agency: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the UK Health Security Agency spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to stockpile personal protective equipment for potential future pandemics.

      NHS: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the prevalence of the use of unregistered interpreters in the NHS.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish the revised National Planning Policy Framework.

    • Investment Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to develop policy relating to Investment Zones.

      Social Rented Housing: Mould

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing specific funding to social housing providers to...

      Housing: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on creating healthy homes.

      Council Housing and Public Buildings: Mould

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help tackle the prevalence of black mould in (a) public buildings and (b) council accommodation...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department issues guidance to private car parks on the signage of parking charges.

      Business Rates: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support he is offering Birmingham City Council to help maximise business rate retention.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities on whether public service contracts of under £100,000...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential fiscal merits of requiring all local elections in England to be conducted...

      Planning Inspectorate: Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effectiveness of virtual examination hearings conducted by...

      City of Durham Parish Council: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether City of Durham Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning matters.

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the time period during which landlords...

      Planning Permission: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what advice his Department provides to local councils on planning applications for potentially noisy sites.

      Affordable Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the capacity of delivery agencies for delivering the aims of the...

      Homes England: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the average response time for enquiries to Home England.

      Shared Ownership Schemes: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of energy costs on the purchase of shared ownership extra care schemes.

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of how much and what proportion of the £2 billion funding allocated under his...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will produce guidance for local authorities on spending on emergency homeless dispersal accommodation.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Section 2.4 of the guidance for Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service providers published by the Legal Aid Agency on 1 August 2023,...

    • Good Law Project: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse has been of legal actions brought by the Good Law Project in each year since 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Press and Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what subscriptions to (a) magazines, (b) television channels and (c) newspapers his Department funds for officials.

      Family Courts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2023 to Question 183105 on Family Courts: Standards, how many judicial sitting days there were in (a) 2021-22 and (b)...

      Home Office: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 101 of the Home Office's Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, how many individual trips were made on (a) domestic and (b)...

      Women's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to ringfence funding for Women Centres for future financial years.

      Probation Service: Red Snapper Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contract agreed on 5 May 2022 between his Department and Red Snapper Recruitment Ltd, procurement reference 270751/1269783, how...

      Wandsworth Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on how many occasions the number of prison officers on shift fell below the minimum staffing level required by Wandsworth...

      Prisons: Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons reported a rat infestation in (a) 2022-2023 and (b) 2021-2022.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 16 of HMPPS Annual Digest 2022/23 published on 27 July 2023, how long was taken to refer the 986 Foreign National Offender cases...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the provision of safe housing to women leaving prison on levels of (a) reoffending and (b) safety...

      Prisoners: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the food budget was per-prisoner per day in each year since 2015 in private sector prisons.

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison governors have worked at (a) two, (b) three, (c) four and (d) more than four prisons since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of civil servants in his Department on temporary contracts are women as of 18 October 2023.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of payband SCS2 civil servants in his Department on full-time equivalent contracts are women as of 18 October 2023.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Youth Employment Group's report entitled Young Person's...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for the long-term role of Youth Hubs in society; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether AI is used in his Department's sanctions processes.

      Employment: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to disseminate best practice identified by his Department's Employment Data Lab.

      Employment Data Lab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential impact of his Department's employment data lab on the effectiveness of (a) job centres...

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to uprate social security rates in line with the latest rate of CPI in the upcoming Autumn Statement.

      Universal Credit: Chronic Illnesses and Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the mandatory offer of support to people in the light touch conditionality regime will begin.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether certificate of applications issued to EU Settlement Scheme applicants cover claims to Universal Credit.

      Disability: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the findings of the consultation on the Disability Action Plan.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of initial PIP assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all (a) claimant tribunal decisions are held on the Personal Independence Payment Computer System and (b) assessment provider health...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Nuclear Fusion: Research and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, from what budget line and over what time period funding will be provided for the commitment of up to (a) £200 million for a...

    • Social Rented Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether it remains her Department's policy to provide £3.8 billion to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the finding in paragraph 21 of the Public Accounts Committee's...

      North Sea Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the development of the Rosebank oil field on the UK's ability to...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether (a) his Department or (b) Great British Nuclear is taking steps to amend the National Policy Statements to enable (i) small...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff in her Department in grades (a) 6, (b) 7 and c) SCS are contractually located in (i) Scotland, (ii) London and (iii)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of retiring the Renewables Obligation Certificate scheme for landfill gas to...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what her timeline is for bringing forward the proposed draft Bill on conversion therapy.

    • Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to support women experiencing menopausal symptoms in the workplace.

      Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to help tackle racial inequality.

      Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of increases in the cost of living on (a) women, (b) Black, Asian and ethnic minority people and...

      Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has had recent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on tackling pensioner poverty among women.

      Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the effectiveness of the Windrush Compensation Scheme for affected groups.

      Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress her Department has made on bringing forward legislative proposals to ban conversion therapy.

      Question

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to increase protections against harassment in the workplace.

      Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help tackle violence against women and girls.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has made an assessment of the adequacy of age verification and estimation technology for meeting requirements in...

    • Space Technology: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to support the space sector in the North East of England.

      Universities Policy Engagement Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will meet with representatives of the Universities Policy Engagement Network to discuss the implications for...

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues on the potential vulnerability of SMEs to cyber-attacks.

      Science: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what the (a) proportional and (b) absolute change in expenditure on science outside the Greater South East has been over each...

      UK Shared Business Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how much UK Shared Business Services Ltd spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Satellites: Ceredigion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to her Department's announcement of £8 million to fund new satellite connectivity in up to 35,000 of the...

      5G: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to reduce 5G (a) not spots and (b) partial not spots in rural areas.

      4G and 5G: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to improve (a) 4G and (b) 5G coverage in (i) Essex and (ii) Witham constituency.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department is taking steps to recruit employees from the private sector into the civil service.

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he is taking steps to ensure that civil servants who retired before the cost of living payment was made can receive the payment.

      Civil Service Governance and Accountability Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of Lord Maude of Horsham's report on civil service governance and...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department allocated to projects to support grassroots sports facilities in Coventry in each of the last five years.

    • Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she is taking steps with (a) Swim England and (b) British Swimming to help ensure that Para S15 swimmers (i) are able to access...

      Football: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Leader of the House on establishing an independent football regulator.

      Football: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to introduce a shadow non-statutory independent football regulator.

      Sports: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to promote the inclusion of deaf people in sport.

      Hamas: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with (a) representatives from the media and (b) Ofcom on ensuring the (i) accuracy and (ii)...

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of Ofcom in protecting freedom of speech in the media.

  • Home Office

    • Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places of worship of religion have applied for funding through the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme since 2016.

    • Abortion: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring into force the provisions of the Public Order Act 2023 introducing safe access zones around abortion clinics.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police force has the lowest average time taken for issuing firearm and shotgun licenses over the last 12 months.

      Artificial Intelligence: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent the proliferation of AI-generated child sexual abuse imagery.

      UK Border Force: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people left employment in the Border Force in each year since 2010.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2023 to Question 202546 on Asylum: Hotels, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Hamas: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested for publicly endorsing Hamas since the attacks on Israel on 7 October 2023.

      Agricultural Machinery: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help reduce instances of theft of farm equipment and machinery.

      Police: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of direct entry routes into police ranks of (a) inspector and (b) superintendent.

      Police: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department issues guidance on the criteria to be taken into consideration for decisions on policing sporting events.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 8 of the report Fight for 52, published by the Fire Brigades Union on 14 September 2023, what assessment she has made...

      Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-crime hate incidents relating to posts made on Facebook were investigated by the police in each year for which records exist.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of capacity in UKAS accredited forensic science police laboratories; and whether there...

      Wholesale Trade: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of thefts of (a) tobacco and alcohol and (b) other stock within the wholesale...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to combat the rise in hate crimes following the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on 7 October.

      Just Stop Oil: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested in connection with protests organised by Just Stop Oil in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Security: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she made of the effectiveness of the arrangements to perform real-time security checks with EU countries.

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Home Office response to report on the re-inspection of family reunion applications...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on a date for publication of his inspection...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were rejected on the grounds of a false claim of LGB in each year since 2010.

      UK Border Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Border Force staff have been posted to (a) Belgium, (b) Germany, (c) the Netherlands and (d) France in each of the last five years.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2023 to Question 200463 on Refugees: Afghanistan, if she will take steps to establish the number of...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been relocated to the UK under Pathway (a) 2 and (b) 3 of the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme as of 19 October 2023.

  • Treasury

    • Osteoporosis: Fractures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the potential impact of (a) people leaving work and (b) sick days taken due to osteoporotic fractures on tax revenues.

    • Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority are SMEs.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to fund pay increases for public sector workers at the rate of inflation or greater in the Autumn Statement 2023.

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Plastic Packaging Tax in raising the volume of recycled plastic used in packaging materials.

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue was generated by the Plastic Packaging Tax in 2022-23.

      Treasury: Press and Television

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what subscriptions to (a) magazines, (b) television channels and (c) newspaper his Department pays for.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that any underspend of the allocated Equitable Life compensation will be distributed amongst policyholders.

      North Sea Oil: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the value of tax relief available for the development of the Rosebank oil field under the investment allowance;...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to vote in support of initiating multilateral negotiations on a framework convention on tax at the UN General Assembly in...

      Carbon Emissions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of retaining the business rates multiplier at the current level for the 2024-25 financial year.

      Business Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing further business rate reliefs to support (a) small businesses, (b) other businesses,...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the average time taken for HMRC to answer phone calls; and if he will make a statement.

      Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the ten largest exporters of goods in each region of the UK.

      Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Energy Profits Levy investment allowance relief in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to issue a Command Paper in relation to the Disguised remuneration: independent loan charge review.

      UK Spirits Alliance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet the UK Spirits Alliance to discuss the rate of duty on spirits.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the August 2023 changes to alcohol duty on inflation.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many spouses of deceased armed forces personnel have been taxed on their Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments in each of the last five years.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Incentives

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2022 to Question 107061 on Attorney General: Incentives, how much the Government Legal Department spent on purchasing non-cash...

    • Hare Coursing: Convictions and Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been relating to the offence of hare coursing in each year from 2016 to date.

      Prosecutions: Standards

      To ask the Attorney General, if she will make an estimate of the average length of time between a case being referred to the Crown Prosecution Service and a prosecution decision being reached.

      Serious Fraud Office: Legal Costs

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate she has made of the total costs incurred by the Serious Fraud Office in pursuing the cases dropped on 24 August 2023 against (a) the Alpha and Green...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Exercises: Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) tank shells, (b) 81mm mortar, (c) javelin, (d) 5.56 x 45mm rounds and (e) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems were fired on training...

    • Armed Forces: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recommended calorific intake was for a British Army Soldier in each year since 2015.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy careers fairs were carried out in each year since 2015.

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are suspended from active duty due to an ongoing criminal investigation as of 17 October 2023.

      British Nationals Abroad: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British nationals are serving in (a) the French Foreign Legion and (b) other foreign militaries, by national military, as of 17 October 2023.

      Middle East: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure regional security in the Middle East in addition to the deployment of Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels...

      Royal Hospital School: Greenwich Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2023 to Question 202922 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, how much funding the Royal Hospital School received from the...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) timely delivery and (b) quality of Challenger 2 hulls to Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land for upgrade to...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms his Department have to enforce industrial participation as part of the revised Industrial Participation Policy trial.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department have made of the potential merits of mandating industrial participation as part of defence contracts.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish details of the revised Industrial Participation Policy after trials have ended.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to conclude its revised Industrial Participation Policy trials.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2023 to Question 202812 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many service personnel live in single living accommodation...

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many defence contracts are being used as part of his Department's revised industrial participation policy; with which companies they were placed;...

      Ministry of Defence: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rail facilities his Department (a) owns and (b) has access to.

      Ministry of Defence: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the importance of rail assets for the delivery of defence outcomes.

      Royal Hospital School: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2023 to Question 202922 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, how many children attending the Royal Hospital School have a...

      Ministry of Defence: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained railway engineers his Department employs.

      Ministry of Defence: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained train drivers his Department employs.

      Ministry of Defence: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many railway (a) locomotives, (b) carriages, (c) containers his Department holds in its inventory.

      Ministry of Defence: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what railway logistics capabilities his Department holds.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2022 to Question 75786 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many and what proportion of those living in Single Living...

      Royal Hospital School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2023 to question 202922 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, on what date he last reviewed the Royal Hospital School's...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2022 to Question 97438 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many armed forces personnel live in single living...

      Royal Hospital School: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2023 to Question 202922 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, when he last reviewed the Royal Hospital School's most recent...

      Navy: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy laundrymen from (a) China and (b) Hong Kong were refused security clearance in the last 12 months; and what the average length of...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his predecessor (a) received requests from and (b) made representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the (i) presence and (ii)...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to respond to the potential presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete on the defence estate.

      Clyde Naval Base and RNAD Coulport: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the condition of defence estate buildings at (a) HM Naval Base Clyde and (b) Royal Naval Armaments Depot...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of the use of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) on buildings in the Defence Estate.

      Queen Victoria School: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings in the Queen Victoria boarding school have been identified as at risk of collapse due to reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

      Ministry of Defence: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has instructed any school (a) funded by his department and (b) ran by the Defence Children's Services to conduct a survey of its buildings to...

      Ministry of Defence: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department was first informed that (a) Ministry of Defence funded boarding schools and (b) schools run by the Defence Children's Services...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2023 to Question 181192 on Military Bases: Concrete, how much his Department has spent conducting surveys of...

      Queen Victoria School: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Ministers in his Department were informed that buildings of the Queen Victoria boarding school were constructed with RAAC.

      Military Bases: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2023 to Question 181192 on Military Bases: Concrete, whether the surveys to identify buildings constructed with...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of personnel in military buildings that may contain reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete within Defence Estate buildings.

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings currently operated by the Defence Medical Services were constructed using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

      Armed Forces: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many schools operated by the Defence Children’s Services were constructed using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

      Military Bases: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April to Question 181192, whether the survey to identify buildings that may have been constructed with Reinforced...

      Armed Forces: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any Defence Children's Services buildings will be closed because of the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Training

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much the House of Commons spent on equality and diversity training for staff in the 2022-23 financial year.

    • Parliamentary Estate: Buildings

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many buildings on the parliamentary estate are constructed with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Insolvency: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits a statutory duty on insolvency practitioners to pay outstanding (a) wages and (b)...

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has held discussions with the devolved Administrations on trade negotiations with the US; and whether she plans to...

      Urine Drainage Bags: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department is taking steps to remove import duty on urine drainage bags.

      Department for Business and Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many officials in her Department were working on the Trade and Investment Hub with a focus on Northern Ireland on 20 October 2023.

      Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she plans to bring forward legislation to extend the use of (a) CE marking and (b) other forms of recognition that goods meet EU...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Finance

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to the Answer of 19 September 2023 to Question 198286 and to recommendation 5 in Appendix 1 of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2023 to Question 146815 on Apprentices: Taxation, which Minister has responsibility for the allocation of...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of officials in his Department on temporary contracts are women.

  • Department for Transport

    • A120: Dual Carriageways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessments National Highways have undertaken into the proposals to dual the A120 between Braintree and the A12.

    • Moritz Schulte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch's report into the engine...

      Shipping: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department are taking to increase the number of women working in the maritime industry.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Just Transition Task Force report entitled Mapping a Maritime Just Transition, published 9 Nov 2022, what assessment he has made...

      London Underground: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Mayor of London on trends in the numbers of passengers on Transport for London's underground network in...

      London Underground: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Mayor of London on the regularity of underground trains in London.

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to release the revised guidance on franchising as set out in the National Bus Strategy for England.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of applicants seeking a licence renewal who do not have a digital signature.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 3.13 of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands, CP 490, published by his Department in November 2021...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train services were operated by each train operating company (a) in October 2023 and (b) 12 months ago.

      Train Operating Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train operating companies provided a 24-hour service (a) in October 2023 and (b) 12 months ago.

      Leamside Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will provide funding to reopen the Leamside rail line.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of properties purchased by HS2 Ltd for Phase 2a of the HS2 project.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of properties purchased by HS2 Ltd for Phase 2b west of the HS2 project.

      High Speed 2 Line: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) homes and (b) businesses were acquired by HS2 Limited as part of works relating to Phase 2a and Phase 2b of HS2.

      Railways: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to build a railway line between Northampton and Market Harborough.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using (a) the Stockport-Stalybridge line to Denton, (b) the Ashton Moss line...

      Railway Stations: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with railway station operators on parking charges at railways stations; and whether he plans to take steps to...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to reopen the Ivanhoe line from Burton-on-Trent to Leicester.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish maps of the (a) properties and (b) land purchased by HS2 Ltd for Phase 2b west of the HS2 project.

      West Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 73 of his Department's Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, published in November 2021, CP 490, whether it remains...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish maps of the (a) properties and (b) land purchased by HS2 Ltd for Phase 2a of the HS2 project.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of properties purchased by HS2 Ltd for Phase 2b east of the HS2 project.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding to what end will be provided to the Network Rail Modernising Maintenance project as it applies in Scotland.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help ensure that appropriate guidance is provided to new pet owners.

    • Sustainable Farming Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many expressions of interest her Department has received from farmers wanting to enter the Sustainable Farming Incentive...

      Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support the Government provides to (a) English and (b) Welsh wine producers.

      Fish Farming: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to regulate (a) the stunning and (b) other aspects of...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of the board of Natural England held valid appointments to that board on 28 June 2023; and where the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of civil servants on temporary contracts in her Department are women.

      Agriculture: Soil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help reduce the transition costs for farmers moving to regenerative agricultural...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve conviction rates for pet theft.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybersecurity: Crown Dependencies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they are offering each of the Crown Dependencies in building cyber-resilience, broken down by dependency.

    • ICT: Public Opinion

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have used or tested tools, such as Pol.is or CitizenOS, as a way of gathering public opinion on different issues.

      Government Departments: Policy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what standard of scientific evidence they require when commissioning internal and external evaluations of their policies and programmes; and whether they routinely...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what processes are in place to monitor the implementation of the Green Lane system for trade from Great Britain to Northern Ireland to identify any practical...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many deaths occurred in each of the last 12 months where the cause of death was listed as COVID-19.

      Public Duty Costs Allowance

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November 2022 (HL Deb, col 1170), whether they update the House on claims made as a result of the...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many streamlined asylum processing questionnaires have been issued; how many claims have been withdrawn or refused following the non-return of a questionnaire;...

    • Asylum: Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remark by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 February 2022 (HL Deb col 1070) that the 28-day moving-on period "does not start until...

      Refugees: Finance and Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance or information they have issued to local authorities following the change to the move-on period for newly recognised refugees.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) adequacy, (2) quality, (3) nutritional content, and (4) cultural appropriateness, of the food being provided...

      Asylum: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of asylum seekers who have (1) self-harmed, (2) attempted suicide, or (3) died by suicide, who are currently...

      Asylum

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 26 September (HL10146), whether additional resources have been provided to Migrant Help to...

      Migrants: Health Services and Visas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total number of people already in the UK likely to be affected by the increase in (1) visa fees, and (2) the Immigration Health...

      Migrants: Health Services and Visas

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made provision to support migrants already in the UK who are unable to afford the forthcoming increase in visa fees and the Immigration Health...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the High Court ruling that the use of hotels to house unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is unlawful, what steps they will take to end the use of...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 26 September (HL10323), in view of the current backlog of asylum cases, what plans they have to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that asylum seekers who are granted refugee status in the UK are not at increased risk of homelessness and destitution as a...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Advertising: Fraud

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made on the impact of programmatic advertising fraud on (1) businesses, and (2) consumers.

    • Media: Disinformation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK media outlets about the importance of verifying reports before broadcast, particularly in a volatile war environment.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to update their policies ensuring that the UK meets its future carbon budgets and its legal obligation to achieve net zero by 2050.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Abstraction: Teddington

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the selection of the Teddington direct river abstraction proposal, what investigations they expect Thames Water to undertake regarding per- and...

    • Fishing Catches

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that fishing quotas are not above the levels recommended by scientific advice.

      Horticulture: Environment Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the environmental horticulture industry receives adequate support and acknowledgement, and is regarded as part of the...

      Agriculture

      To ask His Majesty's Government what current action they are taking to work with (1) major supermarket chains, and (2) fruit and vegetable farmers, to protect the future of British food and...

      Seals

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have figures for the number of seals in coastal waters which have been (1) killed, or (2) badly injured, by lost flying rings in the past five years;...

      Food Supply

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Sustainability journal article 'Scoping Potential Routes to UK Civil Unrest via the Food System: Results of a Structured...

      Water Abstraction: Teddington

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration was given to the River Severn transfer option during the selection process which, identifying "best value", opted for Thames...

      Water Abstraction: Teddington

      To ask His Majesty's Government what range of impact assessments they expect Thames Water to provide regarding the consequences for local wildlife habitats arising...

      Water Abstraction: Teddington

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Environment Agency report that said Thames Water had so far failed to show that the proposed Teddington direct river abstraction was "feasible or...

      Water Abstraction: Teddington

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps the Environment Agency and Ofwat will take following the Teddington direct river abstraction proposal to ensure that Thames Water meets its...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress to prevent attacks on humans by dog breeds such as XL Bully in England and Wales.

      River Thames: Fish

      To ask His Majesty's Government what information they have on which different species of fish inhabit the tidal reaches of the River Thames, particularly in the Richmond and Teddington sections.

      Processed Food: Consumption

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the cost of living crisis has affected ultra-processed food consumption in lower socioeconomic groups.

      UK Internal Trade: Labelling

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the costs to UK businesses of the requirement for not-for-EU labels on products in (1) 2023–24 and (2) 2024–25.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Children: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Children's Society's The Good Childhood Report 2023, published on 20 September, and what plans they have to implement its...

    • Falkland Islands: Mental Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the government of the Falkland Islands to assist with the provision of mental health services for young people.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Nolan and Ormondroyd’s systematic review published on 30 March in Clinical Genetics, setting out the consequences for...

      Vorasidenib

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Servier to expand access to vorasidenib for patients that might benefit by including it in the early access to medicines...

      Ultrasonics

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect patients from (1) unregulated, and (2) unqualified, non-medical ultrasound practitioners.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards introducing the recording of antimicrobial resistance as a cause of death on death certificates.

      Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government when steps they are taking to reduce the number of autistic people confined to inpatient care in mental health hospitals.

      Autism and Learning Disabilty: Mental Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to set targets aimed at reducing the number of autistic people without a learning disability confined to inpatient care in mental...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Sustainable Development: Developing Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made on meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1 in the UK.

    • Hornets

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they are making in accelerating the granting of licences for insecticides that will enable apiarists to control the spread of the Asian hornet.

      Household Support Fund

      To ask His Majesty's Government how money from the Household Support Fund is allocated; and what criteria they use when deciding how much money each local authority is given.

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they define the term ‘pothole’.

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the condition of road infrastructure in England and how many potholes they have (1) identified and (2) filled to completion on...

      Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the review of low traffic neighbourhoods announced on 30 July, what steps they plan to take to prevent the introduction of new low traffic...

  • Treasury

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the likely change in smuggling of tobacco products as a result of the proposed gradual phasing out of their legal sale.

    • Tobacco: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the annual loss to the Exchequer of revenue from domestic sales of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco from the 2028 financial year onwards,...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many non-resident trusts there are with at least one UK-resident beneficiary; and how they arrived at an estimate in respect of trusts that are not required to...

      Carbon Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the implications of the EU's carbon tax for businesses in Northern Ireland.

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