Written answers

Thursday, 26 October 2023

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft: Mediterranean Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft are deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean to support Israel and wider regional security.

    • Military Aircraft: Mediterranean Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many surveillance flights have taken place as part of the UK deployment to the Eastern Mediterranean to support Israel and wider regional security.

      RFA Argus and RFA Lyme Bay: Mediterranean Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether RFA (a) Argus and (b) Lyne Bay is in the Eastern Mediterranean.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2023 to Question 197994 on Armed Forces: Weapons, whether he plans that £2.3 billion of UK military aid to...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) his predecessor held discussions with his counterparts in countries participating in the International Fund for...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will cease the licensing of the export of (a) arms and (b) security equipment to Israel.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian and (b) military personnel work in accountancy roles in his Department.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of girls under the age of 18 in the armed forces were victims of crimes under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in (a) 2021 and...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian and (b) military personnel work in finance roles in his Department.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the longest outstanding Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy application is that is awaiting assessment by his Department.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs of 19 September 2023 on Resettlement of Afghans, Official Report, column...

      Prime Minister: Sloane Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September to Question 197420, which contract covered the provision of rotary wing command air transport by Sloane...

      Aviation: Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 197421 on Aviation: Prime Minister, how many domestic flights were provided to the Prime...

      Aviation: Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2023 to Question 197420 on Aviation: Prime Minister, how many rotary-wing flights were provided by the RAF's...

      Aviation: Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 197421 on Aviation: Prime Minister, which plane was used by the Prime Minister to fly from...

      Aviation: Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 197421 on Aviation: Prime Minister, which taskings were completed on G-ZAHS in addition to...

      Ministry of Defence: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Defence’s response to a more contested and volatile world, published 18 July 2023, what...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian and (b) military personnel work in policy development roles in his Department.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) direct and (b) indirect UK-based jobs that are being supported by funding from the International...

      Armed Forces: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average value was of single-source contracts placed by or for the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) British Army in 2023 to 24 October.

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many single-source contracts his Department is negotiating as of 24 October 2023.

      Defence Equipment & Support: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2023 to Question 200792 on Defence Equipment & Support: Industrial Disputes, what the cost was of moving...

      HMS Audacious

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Audacious will enter dry dock for maintenance.

      Royal Navy: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many laundrymen (a) directly and (b) indirectly employed by the Royal Navy are from (i) China and (ii) Hong Kong.

      Syria: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of Iranian military facilities established in Syria.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Western Sahara; and what steps he is taking to help...

    • Western Sahara: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to support people whose livelihoods have been affected by climate change in Western Sahara.

      USA: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the authorities in the US on that country’s sanctioning of Ali...

      Western Sahara: Refugees

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

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is his policy to support (a) a renewal of the UN Mission on Western Sahara and (b) the inclusion of a...

      Senegal: Civil Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to offer support to civil society organisations in Senegal for (a) election...

      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...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Egyptian Government's decision to open the Egypt-Gazza Rafah...

      Gaza: Israel

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

      Gaza: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Palestinian Authority on (a) the conflict in Gaza and (b) the level of...

      Gaza and Israel: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of calling for a cessation of hostilities in Israel and Gaza.

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the Colombian...

      Gaza and Israel: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with aid agencies on the humanitarian situation in Israel and Gaza; and whether he...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of attacks on healthcare facilities in (a) the occupied West...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department is taking to help ensure the protection of medical infrastructure in Gaza.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the Rafah crossing in Egypt to enable the delivery of humanitarian...

      Gaza: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British citizens in Gaza.

      Hamas: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution on 18 October 2023 on Gaza: Al-Ahli Arab Hospital Explosion, column 341,...

      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 Arab Hospital in Gaza on people in Gaza;...

      Hamas: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to hold states that aid and abet Hamas terrorists to account in line with international law.

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on restoring the supply of (a) medicines and (b) fuel to Gaza.

      Disasters Emergency Committee: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will have discussions with the Disasters Emergency Committee on the potential merits of establishing an...

      Gaza: Hostage Taking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what consular support his Department is providing to (a) hostages held in Gaza and (b) their families.

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of persecution of Christians in (a) Lebanon and (b) other Middle Eastern...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the agreement on the delivery of aid to Gaza.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to people who have been...

      Gaza: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the needs of internally displaced people in Gaza.

      Israel: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held discussions with his counterpart in Israel on allegations of collective punishment in Gaza and...

      Gaza: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help prevent further civilian deaths in Gaza.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much their Department spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-2023 financial year.

      Nnamdi Kanu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to Question 199965 on Nnamdi Kanu, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      Sudan: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Home Department on support for evacuees from Sudan who are...

      Gaza: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure the protection of civilian infrastructure in Gaza.

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with international partners to help ensure the protection of healthcare workers in Gaza.

      Palestinians: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government' policies of the deaths of Palestinian civilians.

      Hamas: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his counterparts at the Palestinian Authority on condemning...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to arrange for the relocation of Afghan nationals eligible under the (a) Afghan...

      Gaza: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held recent discussions with his (a) Egyptian counterpart and (b) other regional counterparts on...

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) a Minister in his Department plans to visit Afghanistan.

      Gaza: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the level of access to drinking water in Gaza.

      Afghanistan: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of terrorist threat posed by extremist groups operating in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support people in Afghanistan in (a) 2021, (b) 2022 and (c) 2023.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

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

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

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

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held recent discussions with his UN counterparts on the potential merits of issuing a new...

      Gaza: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his counterpart in Israel on the potential merits of rescinding the order for...

      Iran: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support persecuted Christians in Iran.

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the impact of damage to health facilities in Gaza on their capacity to meet the...

      Gaza and Israel: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure the protection of civilians during the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

      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 implications of the Israeli...

      Israel: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the safe evacuation of British nationals from (a) Israel and...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implication for his policies of the three-month ceasefire announced...

      Gaza: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) provide adequate resources and (b) other support to the International...

      Israel: Palestinians

      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 Prosecutor of the International Criminal...

      Gaza and Israel: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of calling for a cessation of hostilities in Israel and Gaza.

      Gaza: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the accessibility of the safe-routes announced by Israel for the...

      Colombia: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help persecuted Christians in Colombia.

      Israel and Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his international counterparts on establishing a single international system...

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the compliance with international humanitarian of Israeli Defence Force's...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Liechtenstein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to visit Liechtenstein in the next six months.

      UN Population Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the £785 million pledged by his Department to the United Nations Population Fund Supplies...

      Sri Lanka: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help all people in northern Sri Lanka to have access to clean drinking water; and if he...

      Armenia and Azerbaijan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help promote talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the Nagorno-Karabakh...

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      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 report of the United Nations High...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of 17 October 2023 by the Minister for Immigration on safe asylum routes...

      Africa: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of the persecution of Christians in Africa.

      Gaza: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that Palestinian civilians can secure safe passage out of Gaza.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help facilitate the opening of an international humanitarian corridor in...

      Hamas: Hostage Taking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help secure the release of hostages taken by Hamas since 7 October 2023.

      Myanmar: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage his international counterparts to stop the supply of (a) arms, (b) military...

      Hamas: Hostage Taking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the Red Cross in gaining access to the hostages taken by Hamas since 7 October 2023.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza; and what steps he is taking to...

      Gaza: Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of the damage to the Islamic Relief offices in Gaza City.

      Restraint Equipment: Trade

      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 report of the UN Special Rapporteur on...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Turkey on attacks in the Autonomous Administration of...

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to strengthen HM Embassy in Tel Aviv.

      Iran: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of direct Iranian involvement in the conflict in Gaza; and...

      Vaccination: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support global immunisation and vaccination efforts; and if he will make a...

      Gaza: Housing and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the level of damage that has been caused to (a) civilian infrastructure...

      Gaza and Israel: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure that international law is upheld during the conflict in Israel...

      Egypt: Gaza

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

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many premium same day apostille cases were processed in each of the last five years; and what funds were...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) Notaries Public and (b) agents representing Notaries his Department consulted on ending the premium...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to maintain the same-day premium apostille service after 2023.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97500 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Chamber: Asbestos

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what information the Commission holds on how much asbestos is located in pipes leading into the House of...

    • High Speed 2 Line: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of the cost of parliamentary scrutiny...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • AI Council and Frontier AI Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, for what reason the AI Council was disbanded; whether the AI taskforce includes any members of the AI council; and what the...

    • Social Media: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the impact of social media usage on...

      AI, Data, Robotics Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether representatives from (a) the Government and (b) British industry will attend the European AI, Data and Robotics Forum...

      Artificial Intelligence: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she plans to include the proliferation of AI-generated child abuse imagery on the agenda for the AI Safety Summit.

      Artificial Intelligence: Civil Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she plans to invite representatives from civil society to the AI Safety Summit.

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what proportion of officials in her Department that are (a) graded as senior civil servant 2 and (b) on full-time equivalent...

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what proportion of officials in her Department on temporary contracts are women.

      Artificial Intelligence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether British companies will have access to European Innovation Council funding for solutions to (a) bias and (b)...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to support rural communities increase levels of broadband connectivity.

      Genomics: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2023 to HL9736 on University of Cambridge: China, what advice the Research...

  • Home Office

    • Short-term Holding Facilities: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the age profile is of .lone child refugees at the (a) Kent Intake Unit and (b) Manston centre over the last year.

    • Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of painting over murals designed to welcome lone child refugees at...

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murals designed to welcome lone child refugees at which locations have been painted over.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the Minister for Immigration defines too welcoming.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Immigration last visited a detention centre holding lone child refugees.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether outside contractors were used to paint over murals designed to welcome lone child refugees at immigration centres.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason removing murals designed to welcome lone child refugees at immigration centres was considered a priority.

      Manston Asylum Processing Centre: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether new (a) contractors and (b) materials were used to paint over the mural at the Manston Immigration Centre.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to replace the murals designed to welcome lone child refugees that were painted over at immigration centres...

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from where paint used to cover up murals at immigration centres designed to welcome lone child refugees was procured.

      Kent Intake Unit: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2023 to Question 198113 on Kent Intake Unit: Paintings, whether her Department paid for the work...

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the paint used to cover up murals designed to welcome lone child refugees was manufactured in the UK.

      Short-term Holding Facilities: Paintings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of the paint used to cover murals designed to welcome lone child refugees at detention centres.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of publishing a target timeframe for processing Ukraine Humanitarian Sponsorship...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that asylum seekers are able to (a) make initial and (b) maintain contact with her Department.

      Immigration: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contract notice for the provision of a competence assessment and moderation process for the Office of the Immigration...

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Durham County Council on the proposed changes to Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre.

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to convert Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre into a facility for men only.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the (a) safety of asylum seekers aged under 18 and (b) adequacy of detention facilities for...

      Home Office: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on whether an email, image of a signed letter written by an applicant or a physical signature are required...

      Kent Intake Unit: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the salary paid to contractors constructing the Kent Intake Unit.

      Illegal Migration Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward regulations on the commencement of sections of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 that do not come into force on...

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to increase funding for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

      Knives: Bournemouth East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent homicides involving (a) an object with a blade and (b) a sharp instrument in Bournemouth...

      Police Stations: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have had safety assessments for reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in each of the last five years.

      Emergency Services Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the original estimated completion date for the Emergency Services Network critical communications system was; what his most recent...

      Nitrous Oxide: Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the consultation outcome entitled Nitrous oxide: legitimate uses and appropriate controls, published on 25 September 2023,...

      Shoplifting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of retail theft reports have resulted in a charge in each of the last 10 years.

      Khat: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle the smuggling of khat from the Middle East.

      Asylum: Portland Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2023 to Question 192849 on Asylum: Portland Port, on what date her Department's (a) contractors, (b)...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) spousal, and (b) skilled worker visas in Wales were unresolved after (i) six and (ii) eight weeks in the most...

      Home Office: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2022 to Question 105323 on Home Office: Incentives, what the total value was of non-cash vouchers...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme advice provided by his Department to Afghan nationals that they should travel to...

      Police: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will meet with the (a) Greater Manchester Police Federation and (b) Greater Manchester Police to discuss policing in (i) Stockport...

      Demonstrations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help tackle illegal protests that block streets in London.

      Monuments: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has in place to safeguard monuments in Whitehall and Parliament Square from vandalism and damage during protests...

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Leader of the House on parliamentary time for legislation on the introduction of buffer zones around...

      Graffiti: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were handed on-the-spot fines for graffiti in each year since 2013.

      Migrant Help

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent Home Office staff have dealt with complaints about matters that have not been resolved through Migrant Help in...

      Abortion: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with abortion providers on the implementation of safe access zones.

      Greater Manchester Police: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have served in the Greater Manchester Police for every year since 2008.

      Home Office: Teleperformance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2023 to Question 195882 on Visas: Tourism, how much his Department spent on contracts with...

      HM Passport Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) EO and (b) PO3 staff are employed by HM Passport Office in (i) Glasgow, (ii) Liverpool and (iii) Belfast; and how many and what...

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2023 to Question 202950 on Naturalisation: Applications, if she will correct the broken link to her...

      Visas: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Visa Application Centres in (a) Kenya, (b) Nigeria, (c) Ghana and (d) South Africa courier passports and other documents of visa...

      Visas: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of creating a safe route for visa applications from Sudanese nationals fleeing...

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of hotel accommodation provided for asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Catterick Garrison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are housed at Catterick Garrison.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the capacity to produce biometric residence permits to meet the Streamlined Asylum Process.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time from a decision being made on a biometric residence permit to that permit being delivered is.

      Asylum: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people from Hong Kong with a pending asylum claim are allowed to transfer onto the British National (Overseas) visa scheme if they...

      HM Passport Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much time was allocated to training (a) EO and (b) PO3 staff at HM Passport Office who have assisted UK Visas and Immigration teams with...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on implementing recommendations made by (a) the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2023 to Question 200936 on Visas: Skilled Workers, how many allegations of exploitation investigated by...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations raised by seasonal workers during farm inspections conducted by her Department were formally investigated in (a) 2022...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made toward meeting the target of securing an average of 350 additional beds for asylum seekers in...

      HM Passport Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date her Department's officials started planning to provide HM Passport Office executive and administrative officers to assist UKVI...

      HM Passport Office and UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average pay is for staff at grades (a) executive officer and (b) PO3 in the Passport Office; and what the average pay levels are...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department consulted with university researchers when developing its policy on migration.

      UK Border Force: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to increase the number of border officials at UK airports.

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK border force officers have been recruited in each of the last five years.

      University of Cambridge: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure clarity on (a) new student visa rules which will affect international PhD students in Cambridge listed in...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her policies of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's report into the...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had recent discussions with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) the Linda Norgrove Foundation and (c) the Scottish Government on the...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose asylum applications were rejected have been deported in the last 12 months.

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to approve naturalisation applications was in each of the last three months.

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's target timescales are for the processing of naturalisation applications.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Biometric Residence Permit cards have been wrongly delivered in the last 12 months; and how many people granted asylum have not...

      Immigration: Applications

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

      Driving: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of assaults recorded by motorists against protestors undertaking non-violent...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Family Practitioner Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) dentists, (b) GPs and (c) pharmacists per 100,000 people in each ICS area; and if he...

    • NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on the (a) Childcare Allowance (b) Parent Learning Allowance and (c) Dependent's Allowance of the NHS...

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical service incidents were caused by estates and infrastructure failure in (a) all hospitals and (b) hospitals containing...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many estates and facilities related incidents related to (a) non-critical and (b) critical infrastructure risk occurred in (i) all...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in the NHS estate on his...

      Care Quality Commission: Training

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

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2023 to Question 159027 on NHS: Expenditure, how much NHS England, clinical commissioning groups and...

      Pharmacy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of prescriptions were written by pharmacists in each of the last five years.

      Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of vacancies in the social care sector in each of the past 12 months.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent staff are working on (a) developing and (b) maintaining the My Planned Care platform.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times have unauthorized parties gained access to sensitive data or confidential information on the Federated Data Platform in...

      Health Services: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS outpatient appointments were missed in each year since 2013.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Federated Data Platform will be able to be accessed for commercial purposes.

      Dental Services: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is the Minister taking to increase access to NHS dental services in County Durham.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, against what criteria the potential provider of the Federated Data Platform will be assessed to ensure it has the capabilities to deliver...

      Emergency Calls and NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency care services, published on 30 January 2023, what progress he has...

      Down Syndrome Act 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish guidance on the Down Syndrome Act 2022.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the federated data platform on (a) healthcare and (b) the ability of health...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the transparency data entitled Ministry of Justice data: ministers hospitality, gifts, travel and meetings, January...

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the procurement process for NHS England’s federated data platform (a) is...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of the federated data platform.

      Health Services: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) hospitals and (b) other healthcare facilities that contain reinforced autoclaved...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to monitor the use of the Federated Data Platform.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the provider of the Federated Data Platform is prohibited from selling data.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Federated Data Platform protects the confidentiality of patient details outside of (a)...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to communicate to patients about the (a) Federated Data Platform and (b) use of their data.

      Dental Services: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to dentistry for pregnant women by (a) ICB area and (b) sub-location; and if...

      Dental Services: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the provision of dental spaces for NHS patients in the London Borough of Havering.

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people working in the social care sector.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the additional costs of the Agenda for Change pay settlement, announced on 2 May 2023, for (a) staff working...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Dental Recovery Plan will be published.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government plans to fund the additional costs of the Agenda for Change pay settlement, announced on 2 May 2023, for (a) staff...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ambulances were in use in the NHS in September (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number and proportion of patients waiting in emergency departments for 12 hours or more...

      Hospices: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help hospices affected by shortfalls in charitable donations.

      Palliative Care: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle inequalities in access to (a) palliative and (b) end of life care services.

      Dementia: Care Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide additional funding for training social care staff in supporting people with...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to allocate remaining funding from the People at the Heart of Care funding for adult social care reform.

      Telemedicine: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of (a) the total number of beds and (b) the number of occupied beds on virtual wards in England.

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) adequacy of the UK’s vaccine vial production capability, (b) reliance of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department made of the potential prevalence of RAAC in buildings (a) owned and (b) occupied by (i) NHS and (ii) other...

      Genomics: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2023 to Question 198889 on Genomics: Health Services, if he will list the companies (a) involved...

      Liver Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter of 7 March 2023 from the then Minister for Social Care to the Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust,...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) nominal and (b) proportional change planned for 2023-24 is for (i) total, (ii) substantive, (iii) bank and (iv) agency...

      Radiology: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of radiologists using existing NHS radiology technology on the time it takes for them...

      Radiology: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of outsourcing radiology scans to external teleradiology companies in each of the last five years.

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many community diagnostic centres have been opened over the course of this Parliament; and how many and what percentage of diagnostic...

      NHS England: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the expenditure limit for agency staffing spend set by NHS England for 2022-23 was for each integrated care system, trust and...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of contracting NHS neurodevelopmental assessments to private providers; and whether he has had...

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of mandating the use of carbon monoxide alarms in all health settings.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make PrEP available (a) online, (b) in pharmacies and (c) in GP surgeries.

      NHS: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to provide additional funding for social enterprises delivering NHS services.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 16 October 2023 to Questions 200120, 200121, 200122 and 200123 on Medial Treatments: Innovation, which...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure an adequate supply of (a) methylphenidate, (b) lisdexamfetamine and (c) guanfacine.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with regard to the variation agreement of 28 September 2023 on the supply of fluoridated water from the Williamsgate works, what estimate...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a vaccine strategy.

      Lung Cancer: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS trusts in England are using artificial intelligence lung cancer detection platforms as of 23 October 2023.

      NHS Talking Therapies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on (a) consulting on the new name for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services, b) rebranding...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions there were for (a) scurvy, (b) rickets, (c) vitamin D deficiency and (d) malnutrition in age groups (i) up...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with (a) autism and (b) a learning disability reside in a mental health inpatient unit that has most recently been rated...

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of Government policies on ending cigarette sales to those born on or after 1 January...

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will launch an awareness campaign on abdominal and urological symptoms of ovarian cancer.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of ADHD medication.

      Long Covid: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2023 to Question 189628 on Long Covid: Clinics, what discussions his Department has had with long covid...

      General Practitioners: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs worked in (a) County Durham and (b) the City of Durham constituency in each year since 2010.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to para. 2.1(d) of the Williamsgate treatment works fluoridation variation agreement, how many households were supplied...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) capital and (b) revenue costs to his Department of the Williamsgate fluoridation scheme.

      IVF: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of funding access to IVF treatment for individuals who have (a) Turners Syndrome...

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken mitigate the impact of shortages of (a) Ozempic, (b) Rybelsus, (c) Trulicity, (d) Victoza, (e) Saxenda,...

      Cystic Fibrosis: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of (a) paediatric and (b) adult cystic fibrosis centres did not provide at least 85 per cent of their patients with...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that alternatives to elvanse and guanfacine are available for people with ADHD.

  • Department for Education

    • Advanced British Standard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to provide additional support to that state schools during the implementation of the Advance British Standard.

    • Schools: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to ensure the (a) continuity of education, (b) welfare and (c) safety of Jewish students during the...

      Students: Active Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to promote active travel by key stage (a) three and (b) four students.

      Schools: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to end the use of PFI contracts in schools.

      Parents: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure parents have access to the materials used to teach their children in (a) relationships, sex and...

      St Leonard's Catholic School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a timeline of the deployment of demountable classrooms for St Leonard’s Catholic School in the City of Durham.

      St Leonard's Catholic School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to make a risk assessment of allowing specialist teams to retrieve books, coursework and other items which have...

      Schools: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools reported anti-Semitic incidents in each year since 2013.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2023 to Question 200806 on Schools: Buildings, what her Department's unallocated budget is for the 2023-24...

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the use of school buildings for wraparound care pilots on (a) maintenance and (b) other school...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether capital costs for the remediation of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in schools will apply to agencies which are not the responsible...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools the Building schools for the Future programme had planned to rebuild or refurbish; how many schools marked for rebuild or...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to mitigate the risk of a school building collapse resulting from structural safety issues.

      Condition Improvement Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to outline the (a) financial management and (b) project oversight arrangements for spending decisions made as awards from the...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the The National review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson, published 26 May 2022 and Independent review of...

      Financial Services: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to increase teaching on financial literacy in the secondary school curriculum.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a comparative assessment of attainment in (a) private and (b) state schools in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a list of the (a) number of portacabins currently (i) on-site and (ii) in-use and (b) dates on which each portacabin will be...

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help to raise maths attainment levels for school children below the age of 16.

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of fires in schools have (a) caused damage to property and (b) required emergency services intervention in each of the...

      Educational Institutions: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to (a) schools and (b) other educational establishments to help ensure political impartiality in messaging...

      Childcare: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of school aged childcare provision in England for Special Educational Needs children.

      GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to ensure that pupils at schools that may have lost teaching time as a result of disruption caused by the presence of...

      St Leonard's Catholic School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete at St Leonard's Catholic School has been raised at Gold Command meetings; and what...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to schools on the minimum size of indoor spaces that should be provided for (a) sport, (b) music and (c)...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many portacabins have been procured by her Department for use as school classrooms in each school term in each of the last five school years.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school (a) sports and (b) recreational pitches have been used for temporary classrooms due to the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated...

      Schools: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her policies of long-term trends in the number of schools that are at risk of flooding; and...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on advertising for teacher recruitment in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department's surveys of school buildings are visual inspections.

      Department for Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of contracting (a) rehabilitation, (b) therapy and (c) other similar services for key workers.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department's surveys of the school estate for reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete looks for other construction risks.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of schools have not yet completed the Government survey on reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2023 to Question 140337 on Schools: Closures, how many additional state-funded schools have (a) temporarily or...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her planned timetable is for having replacement buildings and sports facilities for schools affected by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete;...

      Department of Education: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) Ordinary and (b) Named Day written parliamentary questions her Department has answered on time in 2023 to date.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to instruct Ofqual to give special consideration for students whose schools have been affected by RAAC.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with Ofsted on the potential merits of taking into account disruption to schools affected by reinforced autoclaved...

      Reading: Boys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage boys to read more books.

      Mathematics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to become mathematics teachers.

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost of energy bills for (a) temporary classrooms due to the presence of RAAC and (b) standard classrooms.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate she has made of the number of schools currently using acrow vertical propping in education settings to mitigate against unsafe Reinforced...

      Advanced British Standard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff within her Department were working on the development of the Advance British Standard as of October 2023.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish data on (a) the number of schools that have discovered asbestos on their estate and (b) the number of schools with an asbestos...

      STEM Subjects: Ethnic Groups and Girls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the Government spent on encouraging (a) girls and (b) people from BAME backgrounds to pursue STEM careers in (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with refence to her Department's press release entitled Crackdown on rip-off university degrees, published on 17 July 2023, on which degree courses...

      Animal Welfare: Advanced British Standard and Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that animal welfare is included in the (a) school curriculum and (b) Advanced British Standard.

      Medicine: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help encourage students from lower-income families to (a) consider a career in medicine and (b) apply for medical school.

      STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage students to take up STEM subjects.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what days there have been Gold Command meetings on RAAC.

      Schools: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new musical instruments have been provided to schools under the National Plan for Music Education, published on 25 June 2022.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to update guidance to schools on the use of seclusion rooms.

      Education: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have been the subject of parental complaints about the teaching of religious and sexual education in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of schools closing due to the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete on...

      Teachers: Languages and Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of trainee (a) religious education and (b) modern foreign language secondary school teachers were recruited against the cumulative...

      Employment: Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of parents who have been unable to return to the workforce due to being unable to access school-aged...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to (a) help ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities can access, (b) ensure adequate funding of...

      Childcare: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 55 of the Spring Budget 2023, what the planned timescales are for spending the £289 million in start-up funding for...

      Pre-school Education: City of Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of staff in early years education settings in City of Durham constituency.

      Nurseries: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of nurseries in each region in England that require building works to remove reinforced autoclaved...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what mitigations for reinforced autoclave aerated concrete her Department has put in place in schools.

      Alternative Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with His Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in the last 12 months on the adequacy of inspections of (a) pupil...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the spreadsheet Education settings with confirmed RAAC and mitigations in place as of 14 September 2023, published by her Department...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools offer professional mental health support for pupils.

      Childminding: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many registered childminders worked for a childminding agency in each of the last five years.

      Remote Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of children with (a) special needs and (b) disabilities who will have to use remote learning due to building...

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the provision of student accommodation.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse has been of school building repairs in each year since 2019.

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to protect Jewish university students from antisemitism at university campuses.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there will be Barnett consequentials associated with the additional expenditure associated with remedying Reinforced autoclaved aerated...

      Students: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to support students with heating bills.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which of her Department's (a) capital and (b) revenue budgets is being used to defray (i) capital and (ii) revenue costs associated with the need for...

      Students: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the cost of transport for students in London.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students and Teachers

      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 international academics and students coming to the UK;...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have one or more prison cells that do not contain a toilet within the cell.

    • Prisons: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison cells do not contain a toilet within the cell.

      Open Prisons: Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what risk assessments were carried out on prisoners who were transferred to Category D prisons as part of the Restricted Open Estate Transfer Scheme...

      Probation Service: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many work days were taken off by staff in the probation service due to (a) stress and (b) work-induced stress in 2022.

      Open Prisons: Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason a pre transfer assessment was not carried out on each prisoner moved as part of the Restricted Open Estate Transfer Scheme launched in...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of (a) early release and (b) a presumption against short sentences on victims.

      Probation Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department collects on the specific reasons for sickness absences in the probation service.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral statement of 16 October 2023 on Prison Capacity, Official Report column 61, when he plans to report to the House on the...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of the early release scheme on the probation service.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of prison places that will be made available as a result of the planned early release on licence scheme.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many illegal drugs have been seized (a) since the £100 million funding for prison x ray scanners was completed in 2020 and (b) in the...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral statement of 16 October 2023 on Prison Capacity, Official Report column 59, what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral statement of 16 October 2023 on Prison Capacity, Official Report column 59, what criteria his Department will use to decide...

      Cremation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to allow living individuals to keep the...

      Prison Accommodation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the operational capacity was of prisons in Wales (a) in each of the last three years and (b) for the most recent period in which data was...

      Open Prisons: Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list how many prisoners who had committed what offences were transferred to Category D prisons as part of the Restricted Open Estate Transfer...

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve substance misuse services for people in prison; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking a...

      Prisoners: Neurodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support available in prisons for prisoners with neurodiversity.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the numbers of electronic GPS tags available for prisoners on early release.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce reoffending among people (a) released early on licence, (b) convicted and awaiting sentencing and (c) receiving...

      Reoffenders: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference his oral statement of 16 October 2023 on Prison Capacity, Official Report, columns 59-60, what steps his Department plans to take monitor...

      Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contracts agreed by his Department on 5 May 2022, procurement references 270751/1269797 and 270751/1269783, how many temporary (a)...

      Probation Service: Service Care Solutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contract agreed on 5 May 2022 between his Department and Service Care Solutions Ltd, procurement reference 270751/1269797, how...

      Young Offender Institutions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2023 to Question 200374 on Young Offender Institutions: Buildings, what Department's timetable is for completing...

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2023 to Question 200365 on Young Offenders: Education, what key performance indicators are in place for senior...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to help ensure there is suitable prison capacity for offenders in England and Wales.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to establish cooperation agreements with other countries to help manage fluctuations in prisoner numbers.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, from which prisons prisoners will be released 18 days before their automatic release date; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who...

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce delays relating to probate claims.

      Court of Protection: Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to increase sanctions on companies that approve credit applications for people subject to Court of Protection Orders.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of of renting prison places overseas to help manage fluctuations in prisoner numbers.

      Sexual Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the length of prison sentences for convicted (a) rapists and (b) other violent sex offenders.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to learn from the experience of other countries in managing fluctuations in prisoner numbers.

      Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take legislative steps to issue automatic compensation payments to individuals wrongly convicted of serious crimes.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the time taken by the probate service to process applications; and what the average time is to process...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase prison capacity.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference his Oral Statement of 16 October 2023 on Prison Capacity, Official Report, columns 58-69, what steps his Department is taking to support...

      Twitter: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted in the UK for offences relating to posts made on X, formerly known as Twitter, in each year for which records exist.

      Prison Officers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ratio of staff to prisoners in prisons in Wales was (a) in each of the last three years and (b) for the most recent period in which data is...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the 10 most common Criminal Justice System offence codes were for which custodial sentences of between (a) 14 days and six months and (b) six...

      Domestic Abuse: Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring that non-molestation orders as result of domestic abuse should apply automatically to...

      Hate Crime: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted in the UK for (a) offences relating to discrimination and (b) religiously motivated acts against Christians since 1997.

      Prison Officers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers attended their shifts at (a) HMP Huntercombe, (b) HMP Maidstone and (c) HMP Morton Hall on 1 September 2023.

      Young Offender Institutions: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sexual assaults by inmates on inmates were recorded in young offender institutions by institution in each of the last 10 years.

      Ministry of Justice: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October to Question 200250 on Ministry of Justice: Incentives, how much of the £5,860,748 in non-cash vouchers awarded...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if her Department will publish quarterly updates on the (a) implementation and (b) operation of the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023.

    • Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make it her policy to provide transitional support to people for the provision of neonatal care leave and statutory neonatal care...

      Department for Business and Trade: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the value was of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff working for (a) her core Department, (b) the Department for International Trade, and...

      Department for Business and Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what her Department’s (a) budget and (b) staff headcount is for trade and investment hubs in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Northern...

      Department for Business and Trade: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many international trade advisors are employed by her Department; and in which regions of the UK they are located.

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has held discussions with the German government on the impact of firework free zones on firework sale and use in Germany.

      Fireworks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has held discussions with the Scottish Government on the impact of measures to control firework sale and use under the...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Marriage: Sexual Intercourse

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what physical acts the Church refers to when teaching that sexual intimacy outside of marriage is forbidden.

    • Marriage: Homosexuality

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the General Synod papers on Living in Love and Faith circulated on 20 October 2023 reflect the...

      Marriage: Homosexuality

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether a draft form of Pastoral Guidance for Ministry has been (a) prepared and (b) shared with the (i)...

      Marriage: Homosexuality

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether a further letter threatening legal action was sent to the (a) House and (b) College of Bishops...

      Clergy: Marriage

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether there are recorded majorities in the (a) House and (b) College of Bishops to (i) allow clergy to...

      Religious Freedom: EU Countries and Middle East

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church's position is on freedom of religion in conflict zones in (a) the Middle East and (b) Europe.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Subversion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK elections are not affected by political interference by (a) China and (b) other countries.

    • Government Departments: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times Government departments answered Named Day written parliamentary questions stating that it would not be possible to answer a question...

      High Speed 2 Line: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Infrastructure and Projects Authority received reports on the (a) budget and (b) expected costs of the High Speed Rail Two Project in (i)...

      Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Monuments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to erect a permanent memorial to the late Duke of Edinburgh.

      Titan Airways: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Department’s enabling agreement with Corporate Travel Management (North) Ltd. for the provision of public sector air capability...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2023 to Question 124115 on Public Sector: Pay, whether he has had discussions with the Commissioner for Public...

      Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2023 to Question 196542 on Death, what assessment the Government has made of the causes of excess deaths in 2022.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to help support victims of flooding (a) by remedying flood damage and...

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding her Department has provided to help protect communities at risk of flooding in the last 12 months.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help prepare communities for future flooding events.

      Processed Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help reduce the number of ultra-processed foods that are consumed by the public.

      Flood Control: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many flood support officers were employed by her Department in each of the last five years.

      Animal Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish a response to the call for evidence on introducing method of production labelling for animal products in...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many flood risk schemes have been allocated funding via the Flood Defence Grant in Aid; and in which locations funded...

      Sustainable Farming Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's press release entitled First farmers receive Sustainable Farming Incentive early payment,...

      Furs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) monitor and (b) restrict fur imports from European countries, in the context of outbreaks of...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has (a) carried out a recent review of the allocation of Flood Defence Grant in Aid funding which...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of SCS2 civil servants on full-time equivalent contracts in her Department are women.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to respond to the letters dated (a) 18 July 2023 and (b) 15 August 2023 from the hon. Member for...

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances: South Shields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to prevent Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from entering into the environment in...

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances: South Shields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to collaborate with (a) water companies and (b) scientific experts on future investment...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help support people with increases in the cost of living.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure parents pay child maintenance.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support employers to encourage good musculoskeletal health in the workplace, in the context of levels...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department is taking steps to (a) recruit and (b) train more Access to Work advisors.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to assess which workplace interventions are suitable to help ensure that people with arthritis are able to...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of people who lost job opportunities in the time between an Access to Work assessment and its...

      Employment and Support Allowance: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of New Style Employment Support Allowance were refused assistance because of insufficient National...

      Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Work Capability Assessment: activities and descriptors, published on 5 September...

      Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Work Capability Assessment: activities and descriptors, published on 5 September...

      Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to expand Automatic Enrolment.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of financial support provided to people on the State Pension.

      Pension Funds: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress the Financial Markets and Law Committee’s working group is making on reforming the guidance on fiduciary duty for pension...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people claiming Pension Credit were born on or after April 2016.

      State Retirement Pensions: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing terminally ill people to claim their state pension early.

      Pension Funds: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the extent to which his Department’s Stewardship Guidance is being followed...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Jobcentre plus offering employment support to unemployed individuals not in receipt of...

      Social Security Benefits: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the judgment in R (TD & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] EWCA Civ 618, when his Department plans...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help improve collections of debts from individuals who are not currently in receipt of Universal...

      Offshore Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the impact on Storm Babet on the (a) welfare and (b) contracted working...

      Offshore Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on disruption to offshore helicopter transport services from (a)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of franchising more local bus services.

    • Bus Services: Franchises

      What assessment he has made of the potential merits of franchising more local bus services.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to help reduce road deaths of cyclists and pedestrians.

      High Speed 2 Line: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the cancellation of the second phase of HS2 on the value for money of the project.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to deliver major rail infrastructure improvements in the north of England.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential impact of the cancellation of the second stage of HS2 on rail travel in Scotland.

      Delivery Services: Robots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, If he will take steps to support the adoption of autonomous pavement delivery robots.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many zero emission buses had been allocated Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas funding as of 23 October 2023; and how many of these buses (a) have...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to (a) improve the speed and (b) reduce the cost of delivering rail infrastructure projects.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of zero emission buses funded through the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas scheme have been allocated per local transport...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2023 to Question 193239 on Buses: Exhaust Emissions, whether the 4,233 zero-emission buses include buses which were...

      Bus Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle high levels of bus and coach driver vacancies in England.

      Passenger Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cruise ship passengers visited (a) UK ports and (b) surrounding areas as part of their itinerary in the last 12 months; and if he will make...

      Motor Vehicles: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many farm vehicle accidents there have been in the last five years.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2023 to Question 202776 on High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase, what the cost to the public purse was of the...

      High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the sale of properties that were subject to compulsory purchase orders on the HS2 phase two route.

      Railways: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve rail services for passengers in Crewe.

      High Speed 2 Line: Business and Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) properties and (b) businesses purchased for Phase 2B of HS2 his Department intends to sell.

      High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of the 19 October 2023 to Question 202776 on High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase, how many (a) homes and (b) businesses were...

      High Speed 2 Line: Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the methodology on the basis of which he has concluded Euston HS2 station can be delivered without public funding.

      High Speed 2 Line: Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of reducing the number of platforms at the Euston HS2 terminus on commuters.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on (a) allocating additional resources, (b) deploying specialist drainage teams and (c)...

      High Speed 2 Line: Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of reducing the number of platforms at the Euston HS2 terminus on station capacity.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the cancelation of the HS2 Phase 2 line between Birmingham and Manchester on the Alstom train factory in...

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to sell land brought by HS2 Ltd which is no longer required following the cancellation of phase 2 of HS2.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle flooding on the railway network following Storm Babet.

      Railways: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a recent estimate of the cost of (a) extending MetroWest to the south of Bristol, covering Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Exeter,...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to help provide additional resources to tackle flooding on the railway network following Storm Babet.

      Railways: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of carrying out a feasibility study into reconnecting historic rail connections...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of delivering electrification projects in the 2015 Hendy Review on journey times between...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on the Modernising Maintenance project.

      High Speed 2 Line: West Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2023 to Question 203238 on High Speed 2 Line: West Coast Main Line, if he will make an assessment of the...

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's expected timeline is for selling all land previously acquired for Phase 2B of HS2; and who has oversight of this.

      High Speed 2 Line: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2023 to Question 203236 on High Speed 2 Line: Stockport, when he plans to have completed the assessment of the...

      High Speed 2 Line: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he held discussions with potential private funders on the HS2 Euston tunnel and terminus prior to the publication of the Network North plans.

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the cancellation of the HS2 Phase 2 line between Birmingham and Manchester on levels of employment in the...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the HS2 ministerial taskforce has met since 25 October 2022.

      Railways: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2023 to Question 203239 on High Speed 2 Line: West Coast Main Line, whether he will make an assessment of the...

      High Speed 2 Line: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the time it will take to deliver private finance for the (a) tunnel and (b) terminus for Euston HS2.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer given on 23 October 2023 to Question 203240 on Railways: Greater Manchester, if he will take steps to ensure the Manchester...

      Rapid Transit Systems: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) local authority leaders and (b) the Mayor of West Yorkshire on the Network North plans for the Leeds mass...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the next HS2 six-monthly report.

      High Speed 2 Line: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of planning sections of HS2 that have since been cancelled.

      Marks Tey Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to provide resources to support the provision of step-free access between platforms at Marks Tey railway station.

      Great Western Railway: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the initial cost estimate for the Great Western Rail Electrification Project was; and what was the (a) final cost and (b) total length of (i)...

      Avanti West Coast: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's News story of 19 September 2023 entitled Avanti West Coast awarded long-term contract after significant...

      High Speed 2 Line: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of preparations by officials for parliamentary scrutiny of sections of HS2 that have since...

      Railways: East of England and South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve connectivity between the east and west of England.

      Electric Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Government's net zero policies on the cost of insurance for electric vehicles.

      Cars: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

      Electric Vehicles: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of trends in the price of electric cars (a) in 2022-2023 and (b) predicted for 2023-24.

      Future Mobility Zones Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Future Mobility Zones Fund.

      Helicopters: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many offshore helicopter transport flights were cancelled as a result of weather warnings issued in connection with Storm Babet.

      Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to renew e-scooter trials beyond May 2024.

      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 east of the HS2 project.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on parliamentary time for legislation on e-scooters.

      Helicopters: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on the operation of offshore helicopter transport services during Storm Babet.

      Buses: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a summary of the outcomes of the Bus and Coach Driver Summit hosted by his Department and the Confederation of Passenger Transport...

      Sustrans: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has provided to Sustrans in each of the last six years.

      Electric Vehicles: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to make electric vehicles accessible to consumers in (a) Bournemouth East constituency and (b) the South West.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on (a) increasing the availability of driving tests and (b) reducing the wait time between bookings for people retaking...

      Driving Licences: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the Driving licensing review - call for evidence on opportunities for changes to the driver...

      Lower Thames Crossing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure responsible procurement by National Highways for the Lower Thames Crossing.

      Pedestrian Areas: City of Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient pavement grit is available for winter 2023-24 in the City of Durham constituency.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding he plans to allocate to Network North plans in (a) 2024-25, (b) 2025-26, (c) 2026-27, (d) 2027-28, (e) 2028-29 and (f) 2029-2030.

      High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) homes and (b) businesses were acquired through compulsory purchase orders for HS2 Phase (i) 2a and (i) 2b.

  • Treasury

    • Personal Savings: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure consistency of collection of tax on the interest of savings that are not due until maturity of the savings bond.

    • Bank of England: Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of comments by Lord King of Lothbury on the potential impact of the Bank of...

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with counterparts in (a) Canada, (b) the European Union and (c) other jurisdictions on alignment of the (i)...

      Childcare: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor for the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the tax-free childcare allowance, in the the context of increases in the cost of living.

      Bank Services: Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the banking sector on (a) pending payments and (b) reimbursement payments for incomplete purchases.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place a copy of his Department’s internal projection of the CPI inflation figure for October 2023 in the House of Commons Library.

      Housing: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with representatives from home insurance providers on the potential impact of trends in the price of insurance premiums on...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with business on interest rates.

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been under the Money Laundering Regulations by the Financial Conduct Authority in each...

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with industry stakeholders on the issuing of a digital gilt.

      Hospitality Industry: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of increased alcohol duties on the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland.

      Freezing of Assets: Libya

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of using frozen Libyan assets to compensate the victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism.

      Treasury: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 20 October 2023 to Question 200249 and of 6 December 2022 to Question 97498 on Treasury: Incentives, for what reason the figures...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions have taken place under the Money Laundering Regulations by HMRC in each year since 2013.

      Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support pubs and small breweries.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when HMRC plans to respond to correspondence of 13 June 2023 from the hon. Member for Angus, reference DD9848.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will expedite the publication of the (a) technical consultation and (b) impact assessment on the proposed...

    • Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of giving greater powers to residents who oppose solar farm...

      Private Rented Housing: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to use the Renters (Reform) Bill to help tackle discriminatory practices against (a) older...

      Barbecues: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has held discussions with (a) local authorities, (b) retailers, (c) Keep Britain Tidy and (d) other...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with the Mayor of London on the demand for new homes in the Greater London Authority...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97590 on Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities:...

      Housing Associations: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what proportion of maladministration cases have been due to unreasonable delays from housing associations each of the last...

      Chimneys: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has taken steps to raise awareness of the NVQ in chimney sweeping among the construction and insurance industries.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of digitising the Land Registry.

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to introduce a decent homes standard to the private rented sector.

      Housing: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a specialist housing court.

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to increase the length of the period at the start of a tenancy in which the landlord does not...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to increase the Help to Buy equity loan scheme regional purchase price cap for properties in Greater London.

      Letting Agents: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress his Department has made on implementing the reforms in the Regulation of Property Agents: Working Group...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2023 to Question 199185 on Sleeping Rough, and with reference to page 36 of his...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of rough sleeping in winter 2023 in (a) England, (b) County Durham and (c) the...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of Afghan refugees who were relocated by his Department from bridging hotels have (a) been...

      Floods: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to increase the value available of the (a) Community Recovery Grant and (b) Business Recovery Grant...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help music centres to recruit young musicians from Europe for training in the UK.

    • Arts and Music: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to support arts and music organisations following the UK's departure from Creative Europe.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97596 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Incentives, what the...

      Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people over the age of 75 have been subject to court action for the non-payment of TV Licence in each of the last five years.

      Television: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure access to digital terrestrial television in rural communities.

      Public Records: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support the digitisation of (a) census records and (b) other national archives.

      National Archives: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase the accessibility of the national archives.

      Cultural Heritage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government provides funding tor historical sites significant to British history in (a) France, (b) Malta and (c) Cyprus.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding the Government provides to grassroots sports clubs in England.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to regulate the advertising of gambling (a) to young and (b) other people.

      Local Press: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of trends in the number of journalists on the sustainability of local media...

      Television: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of ensuring the digital terrestrial broadcast of international sporting events;...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Community Energy Fund: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the new Community Energy Fund on people living in Romford constituency.

    • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what the value was of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff working for her core Department as performance-related bonuses in 2022-23.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many miners were recipients of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (a) in Easington Constituency and (b) nationally in...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many miners' widows were recipients of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (a) in Easington constituency and (b) nationally...

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she plans to take steps to encourage the installation of insulation in student housing.

      Offshore Industry: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she plans to decide the outcome of the 33rd offshore oil and gas licensing round.

      Offshore Industry: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what her Department's policy is on a 34th Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round.

      Landfill: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the Climate Change Committee's recommendations on...

      Offshore Industry: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the impact of Storm Babet on operations in the offshore oil and gas industry.

      Offshore Industry: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an estimate of the number of offshore oil and gas workers that were affected by the suspension of helicopter...

      Heat Pumps: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of how many people are qualified to fit heat pumps; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people in rural areas who do not have smart meter coverage are not left without...

      Electricity: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2023 to Question 201507 on Electricity: Standing Charges, what benefit OFGEM allocates to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Monuments: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to provide funding for the installation of the Northern Ireland Centenary Stone.

  • Treasury

    • Economic Situation: Interest Rates

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to minimise the impact of changing interest rates on the economic climate.

    • Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of UK state borrowing; and what steps they are taking in response to any challenges arising from those costs.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the behavioural changes of travellers as a result of the withdrawal of tax-free shopping for international visitors.

      Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the mortgage guarantee scheme for first-time buyers.

      Banks: Fees and Charges

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether banks charge fair and reasonable arrangement fees, and of the impact of such fees, combined with restrictive...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the Barnett consequentials, or share of funding for Northern Ireland, of the additional capital funding for transport projects announced at the...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund: Urban Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what criteria they used when selecting the 55 towns that received levelling up funding.

    • Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication of the Long-Term Plan for Towns on 1 October, what plans they have to develop representation from faith groups on Town Boards.

      Churches: Urban Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to church buildings in the delivery of the Long-Term Plan for Towns.

      Community Land Trusts

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of any benefits gained from increasing the number of community land trusts on the current shortages of housing.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of local authority private sector licensing schemes.

      Empty Property: Registration

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether there is a register for empty properties.

      Property Development: Environment Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that housing developments adhere to environmental standards, including nutrient neutrality.

      Leasehold: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they first knew that the Building Safety Act 2022 removed protection from remediation costs from qualifying leaseholders who extended their lease.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish the evidence to support the statement by the Minister for Housing and Planning in an interview with Inside Housing in July that...

      Sikhs: Hounslow

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the provision of Gurdwaras in Hounslow; and what assessment they have made of the impact on the Gurdwara in Alice Way,...

      Temporary Accommodation: Families

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of social houses that need to be built each year to end temporary accommodation for families and to clear the backlog of...

      Regional Planning and Development: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 11 July (HL Deb col 1673), where the rural proofing reports on the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill have...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the Barnett consequentials for Northern Ireland for the levelling up funding that was announced for 55 towns.

      Empty Property

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether there are any circumstances in which a residential home would be considered as empty where the resident has been unable to sell or is long-term sick and...

      Empty Property: Offices

      To ask His Majesty's Government under what circumstances office properties which have been empty for six months or longer will be considered for change of use to qualify for conversion to...

      Temporary Accommodation: Families

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that homeless families are not relocated to temporary accommodation in other parts of England which results in them...

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the National Audit Office’s report Investigation into the Homes for Ukraine scheme, published on 17 October, what steps they are taking...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Environment Protection: Equal Pay

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differences in pay for male and female workers in the climate and natural environment sectors; and whether they have any...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RFA Wave Knight and RFA Wave Ruler: Deployment

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have considered operating the RFA’s Wave Ruler and Knight with the carrier strike group providing partial solid support in the absence of Fort...

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant throughout all parts of the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Surveillance: Companies

      To ask His Majesty's Government which surveillance technology companies the Cabinet Office has shared its definition of "sensitive sites" with, as outlined in the Procurement Bill.

    • Veterans: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what grant schemes are ringfenced solely for military veterans; and whether those grants are available for all military veterans across the UK.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • People Smuggling: International Cooperation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of other G7 members or EU countries regarding bringing people-smugglers to justice.

    • Roderick Drummond

      To ask His Majesty's Government what authorisation process was followed in granting permission to the former ambassador to Bahrain, Roderick Drummond, to accept a medal granted and given by the...

      China: North Korea

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of South Korea about the fate of North Korean refugees facing forced repatriation to North Korea from China.

      Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of police violence against indigenous land rights activists in the Central Kalimantan region, Indonesia; and what...

      Development Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 July (HL9405), what was the total amount of (1) core, and (2) non-core, financial contributions to...

      Egypt: Religious Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make representations to the government of Egypt concerning the importance of including the Jewish community in official ceremonies...

      Egypt: Religious Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt in regard to the right of access and freedom of worship in the newly restored and historically...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Biodiversity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they have provided to the Three Basins Summit in Congo-Brazzaville; and what plans they have to assist the implementation of policies arising from...

      EU Law: Fines

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the total amount of fines that have been imposed by European courts on the UK for breaches of EU law and regulations since 2019.

      Refugee Convention

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made at the UN Human Rights Council about countries which fail to honour their obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

      EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government which cases against His Majesty’s Government for breaches of EU law and regulations are currently ongoing.

      Cyprus: Islamophobia

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking as a Guarantor Power on Cyprus to work with relevant authorities to tackle the sharp increase in Islamophobic attacks against...

      Russia: Prisoners of War

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK citizens taken prisoner while fighting in Ukraine are being treated in compliance with the provisions of the Geneva...

      Egypt: Religious Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for religious freedom of the removal by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities of a geniza, a resting place...

      Cyprus: Missing Persons

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide practical or financial assistance (1) to the President of Northern Cyprus, Ersin Tatar, and the President of the Republic of...

      Afghanistan: Earthquakes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their understanding of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, following the series of strong earthquakes in Herat province since 7 October; and what...

      Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Anniversaries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Human Rights 75 initiative, on 10 December.

      China: Trade Agreements

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of British businessmen imprisoned in China such as Peter Humphrey, and whether they draw attention to his case...

      China

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) China’s compliance with the Sino-British Joint Declaration, in particular any infringement on the autonomy of Hong...

      British Overseas Territories: Cybersecurity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they are offering each of the British Overseas Territories in building cyber-resilience, broken down by territory.

      Palestinians: Development Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the breakdown of aid spend by Government departments to the Palestinian Authority in the past 10 years.

      China: North Korea

      To ask His Majesty's Government what new information they have concerning the fate of North Korean refugees facing forced repatriation to North Korea from China.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Food Supply

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the food security situation in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had at ministerial level with Southern African Development Community (SADC) counterparts regarding the recall of a number of...

      Jimmy Lai

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls by the government of the USA, the EU Parliament and United Nations Special Rapporteurs for the release from prison in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sources of funding and support for the M23 armed group and its role in the displacement of approximately one million people...

      Ecuador: Foreign Relations

      To ask His Majesty's Government what practical steps they intend to take to strengthen bilateral relations with Ecuador, and in particular whether they intend to arrange UK ministerial meetings...

      Development Aid: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether, following the recent recommendation by the World Health Organization on the R21 malaria vaccine, they intend to provide sufficient funding to (1) Gavi,...

      Falkland Islands: Tourism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the tourism industry in the Falkland Islands and its territorial waters.

      Zimbabwe: Political Prisoners

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Zimbabwe about the continued detention of Jacob Ngarivhume and Job Sikhala MP in Chikurubi maximum security...

      Gaza: Electricity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the restoration of Gaza’s electricity supply and other recently imposed...

      Israel: International Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor Israel's compliance with obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians.

      Hamas: Hostage Taking

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas, potentially including UK citizens.

      Gaza: Civilians

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning its instruction for people in northern Gaza to evacuate to the south of the Gaza strip.

      Gaza: Peace Negotiations

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support a ceasefire in Gaza.

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are reviewing the licensing of sales of arms and security equipment to Israel.

      Israel: White Phosphorus

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any use by Israel of white phosphorous in Gaza.

      Gaza and Israel: International Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have received on the principles of international humanitarian law in the conduct of hostilities in Israel and Gaza.

      Gaza and Israel: International Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the principles of international humanitarian law in the conduct of hostilities in Israel and Gaza.

      Gaza: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support international justice and accountability mechanisms, including the International Criminal Court investigation into the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government what long-term plans they have to address the root causes of conflict in the Middle East in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Sudan: USA

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the US Senate’s decision to appoint a Presidential envoy to Sudan, given the current security situation in that country, what plans they have to...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many children in each of the last three years had an Education, Health and Care Plan and were permanently excluded from school.

    • Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what research they have carried out or commissioned to investigate the reported increase in absenteeism by pupils from schools.

      Foster Care

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many local authorities no longer have fostering placements in their area.

      T-levels

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the estimated percentage of students taking the T Level qualification in the academic year 2022/23 who did not complete the qualification.

      Qualifications: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Baroness Barran, published on 19 October (HLWS1062), that 32 Advanced Qualifications with high levels of student...

      T-levels

      To ask His Majesty's Government what advice is given to students who did not complete their T Level qualification in the academic year 2022/23 in order to support them into alternative academic...

      Qualifications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the estimated number of qualifications that will have to be approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Qualification for commencement of...

      Educational Visits: France

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the easing of the documentary requirements for school groups travelling to France as committed to in the UK–France Joint...

      Children: Health Services and Social Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the establishment of pilot schemes to assess the feasibility of introducing a common identifier for children across health, care,...

      Qualifications

      To ask His Majesty's Government of the 9,800 students who have enrolled on the T Level foundation year since its inception, what percentage (1) progressed onto A Levels, (2) progressed onto T...

      Qualifications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what advanced routes to qualification will still exist from autumn 2025 for students who do not progress to the T Level Foundation Year, T levels or A-levels,...

      Pupils: Transgender People

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 1 August (HL 9704), what is the latest date by which they will publish their draft guidance on whether...

      Department for Education: Public Speaking

      To ask His Majesty's Government who approved the vetting of the social media profiles of speakers due to speak at events run by the Department for Education; and what was the purpose of such vetting.

      Department for Education: Public Speaking

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the costs to date of the (1) resources, and (2) staff, spent on education experts' social media accounts vetting at the Department for Education.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what the school attendance rates are in (1) Leicester, (2) Leicestershire, and (3) nationally, broken down in each case by (a) primary, (b) secondary, and (c)...

      Schools: Industrial Disputes

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they intend to introduce minimum service level requirements for teachers to ensure that children do not miss time in the classroom due to industrial action.

      GCE A-level and T-levels

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the education departments of the devolved administrations concerning the proposed replacement of A-level and...

      Children: Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to confirming final updates to their statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and...

      Teaching Regulation Agency

      To ask His Majesty's Government who sits on the senior management board of the Teaching Regulation Agency; how are its members appointed; and on what basis do they make decisions regarding...

      Education: Culture

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their definition of "cultural education" as referred to in the published terms of reference for the Cultural Education Plan Expert Advisory Panel.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provision of specialist foster care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK.

      Universities

      To ask His Majesty's Government which institutions have received university title since 2018; what their titles are; when each received university title; what they were called before they...

      Private Tutors

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the total number of tutoring providers in England.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the sharing of best practice in the provision of NHS services, including between (1) services in England, and (2) services in...

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what analysis they have undertaken in each of the past five years of the NHS's spending on hospital-prescribed medications.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many patients have been referred to specialist services where independent abortion providers have reason to suspect someone has experienced abuse prior to, and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what COVID-19 vaccine availability there will be for private health care for groups such as (1) children, and (2) other categories not specifically...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of any benefits gained from children's housing situations being tracked on the healthcare system to the adequacy of their...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of staff training aimed at recognising the signs of potential abuse and coercion arising from at-home medical abortion.

      Vaccination: Take-up

      To ask His Majesty's Government what research they are undertaking to determine the reasons for vaccine hesitancy amongst communities or sections of society with traditionally low take-up; and...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 25 July (HL8598), why the HSA4 form does not capture complications arising after the time of discharge for either...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 24 August (HL9115), what are the (1) aims, and (2) terms of reference, of the departmental project to better...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to make COVID-19 vaccines available for children in 2024.

      Draft Mental Health Bill

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce a Mental Health Bill, as proposed by the then Prime Minister in May 2017.

      Mental Health: Girls

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Children’s Society’s The Good Childhood Report 2023, published on 20 September, whether they will investigate any change in the...

      Transgender People: Young People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that young people considering gender transition have adequate access to information about long-term health effects of gender...

      Patients

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 9 October (HL10239), what guidance they have issued to the NHS to prevent the removal of language in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to reply to the letter from Lord Rooker to Lord Markham of 24 August regarding the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and...

      Abortion

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many breaches of the Care Quality Commission’s Termination of Pregnancy Framework as applied to independent providers have been (1) recorded, and (2)...

      Viral Diseases: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Nature article Learning from prepandemic data to forecast viral escape, published on 11 October, about...

      Integrated Care Boards: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in relation to the High Court decision in Consultant Connect Limited v NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board, NHS...

      Gloucestershire Integrated Care System: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government when Gloucestershire integrated care board’s review of “detailed lessons learnt” from its procurement process will be published.

      Integrated Care Boards: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take, following the High Court’s decision in Consultant Connect Limited v NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire...

      Integrated Care Boards: Procurement

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent commissioners from manipulating procurement processes in the NHS, following the High Court’s decision in Consultant...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask His Majesty's Government what data is being collected on the detection rates of prostate cancer in the pilot programme for early detection of prostate cancer using mobile health clinics...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask His Majesty's Government how the clinically significant cancer detection rates in the pilot programme for early detection of prostate cancer using mobile health clinics funded by NHS...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with the pilot programme for early detection of prostate cancer using mobile health clinics funded by NHS England and developed by...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent analysis they have undertaken of the approval thresholds used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to approve new medications.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the report by the London School of Economics and Political Science Promoting population health through...

  • Home Office

    • Abortion: Clinics

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they propose to bring into force section 9 of the Public Order Act 2023, which provides for a safe buffer zone around abortion clinics.

    • Surveillance: China

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in response to the findings of Professor Fraser Sampson, the former independent biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner,...

      Asylum: Biometrics

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of using X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging and any other ‘scientific methods’ as provided for by the Illegal...

      Hikvision: CCTV

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the installation of Hikvision cameras being positioned in UK police stations.

      Slavery

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Safeguarding on 13 September (HC197778), how specifically the £37 million...

      Sex Establishments: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend temporary event notice regulations to enable the banning of sexual entertainment venues by local authorities in England and...

      Terrorism

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they define the terms (1) ‘terrorist’ and (2) ‘terrorism’.

      Money Laundering

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have plans to increase funding to agencies charged with countering international corruption in order to deliver on the commitment in the Integrated...

      Abortion: Demonstrations

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following Royal Assent to the Public Order Act 2023 on 2 May, when safe access zones will be implemented around abortion clinics in England and Wales.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any potential benefits of extending Homes for Ukraine visas beyond three years.

      Airports: Racial Discrimination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent racial profiling in airports.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what impact assessment was carried out for the policy to start the 28-day move-on period from when a person receives a refugee grant letter, instead of when they...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support and guidance they are providing to businesses investing in the UK to inform their long-term planning.

    • Trade Agreements: South Korea

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen the UK's trade deal with South Korea; and what steps they intend to take to maximise the benefits of that deal.

      Trusts: Land

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many titles to UK land are held by an overseas entity that is acting as a trustee, whether nominee or otherwise; and of these trusts (1) how many separate...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to boost UK battery production for electric cars.

      Exports: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what were the UK's export figures to the EU for (1) 2022, and (2) 2019; and what, if any, estimates they have made of figures for 2022 if the UK had remained in the EU.

      Postal Workers: Vacancies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with Royal Mail about ways of addressing its labour shortages.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the growth of umbrella companies, and (2) the ability of the staff of those companies, to demonstrate continuous service and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plants: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether under the regulations arising out of the Windsor Framework individual consumers can purchase and have delivered to Northern Ireland plants and trees from...

    • Fishing Catches: Prosecutions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have taken place in relation to illegal discarding since the introduction of the fishing landing obligation.

      Water: Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government on what basis the Environmental Improvement Plan targets to reduce leakage by 20 per cent by 2027, 30 per cent by 2032, and by 50 per cent 2050, were made.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many tonnes of fish above quota have been landed by fishers as a result of the landing obligation; and what percentage of total landings this represents.

      Water: Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government on what basis the Environmental Improvement Plan targets for non-household water use to reduce by nine per cent by 2038 and 15 per cent by 2050 were made.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the fishing landing obligation on discard reduction.

      Water Treatment: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of retrofitting existing wastewater treatment infrastructure to sequester small molecule pharmaceutical pollution such...

      Water: Conservation

      To ask His Majesty's Government on what basis the Environmental Improvement Plan targets for water companies to reduce per capita consumption by nine per cent by 2027, 14 per cent by 2032, and 20...

      Environment Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they decided on 2050 as the final deadline for the Environmental Improvement Plan.

      Electrical Goods

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the future (1) production, and (2) sale, of small electrical items; what progress has been made on the implementation of the...

      Environment Protection: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of staffing levels across the climate and natural environment sectors, including (1) the Environment Agency, and (2) Natural England.

      Sustainable Farming Incentive

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many applications have been received for the Sustainable Farming Incentive since its rollout in August 2023, and how many payments have been made under that scheme.

      Environment Protection: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of specialised staff working in the climate and natural environment sectors; and what assessment they have made of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Canada

      To ask His Majesty's Government, why UK state pensioners resident in Canada do not receive an annual pension increase; what assessment they have made of whether, in the light of the annual...

    • Universal Credit: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of newly recognised refugees to apply for Universal Credit and receive a first payment within the 28-day move-on period.

      Employment Services: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provision of employability services in rural areas.

      Social Security

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to rebuild the social security system.

      Asylum

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have expanded the capacity of the Department of Work and Pensions to provide local support to refugees who have been given asylum recently as a result...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many successful prosecutions of people-smugglers there have been in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

    • Detainees: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children have been held at (1) HMP Elmley, Kent, and (2) other adult prisons over the last year, including those determined to be children...

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) training, and (2) continuing professional development, is provided to prison officers in relation to prisoners serving sentences of imprisonment for...

      Juries

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the loss of earnings allowance for those on jury service was last increased; and what plans they have, if any, to increase the allowance to bring it into line...

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) training, and (2) continuing professional development, is provided to prison officers who have been newly recruited.

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) training, and (2) continuing professional development, is provided to prison officers in relation to (a) young offenders, and (b) young adult...

      Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bellamy on 21 September (HL10037), how many female genital mutilation protection orders have been breached since...

      Prisons: Domestic Visits

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 25 September (HL10042), whether the Ministry of Justice or HM Prison and Probation Service keep a...

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask His Majesty's Government, for the period from 1 April to 30 September, how many recommendations from the Parole Board to transfer prisoners to open conditions were (1) approved, and (2)...

      Forced Marriage: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many child marriage convictions there were in the UK each year between 2018 and 2022 inclusive.

      Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many times PAVA spray has been (1) drawn, and (2) drawn and deployed, in prisons in England and Wales since 1 April 2019.

      Youth Justice: Social Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their estimation of the number of care-experienced young people in contact with the youth justice system.

      Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many prisoners in England and Wales have been subject to (1) the drawing, and (2) the drawing and deployment, of PAVA spray since 1 April 2019 by (a) age, (b)...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage public participation in questions around the use of AI and its impact on society, what role citizens assemblies might play in...

    • Artificial Intelligence and Copyright: Codes of Practice

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the voluntary code of practice on copyright and AI will be introduced.

      Arts: Artificial Intelligence and Copyright

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on artists and creatives of the use of temporary copying exemptions by companies to ingest copyrighted materials into...

      Entertainers: Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether in their forthcoming voluntary code of practice on copyright and AI, originating performers' rights will be protected by live and simulated performers...

      Entertainers: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to clarify and ensure the rights of originating performers of simulated performances generated by AI.

      Employment: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park will address risks to workers posed by the spread of AI in the workplace, including regarding decisions on hire and...

      Malaria: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they are providing to UK life sciences and investment in the innovation pipeline to build on recent successes such as the development of a malaria...

      Artificial Intelligence: Innovation and Research

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 14 June pledging £31 million to create a UK and international research and innovation ecosystem for responsible and...

      Artificial Intelligence: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to provide additional funding for the development of AI.

  • Department for Transport

    • Official Cars: Electric Vehicles

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the official cars used by Cabinet Members are electric, including those for the Prime Minister.

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce a pilot scheme to abolish peak-time railway fares, similar to that introduced by ScotRail with funding from the Scottish...

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of using surplus HS2 land for establishing wildlife corridors and enhancing biodiversity.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are their plans for continuing the HS2 Phase 1 line from Old Oak Common to Euston, including how many new platforms are planned for Euston; what role...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the cancellation of Phase 2 of HS2, how many HS2 trains will be able to operate from London Euston per hour, and what their...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government, what changes to design and construction contracts for HS2 are planned following the cancellation of Phase 2; and what will be the likely resulting changes for the...

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the announced cancellation of phase 2 of HS2, how much has been spent on the purchase of land for phase 2 of HS2 that is no longer necessary.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what changes they plan to make to the management and governance of HS2 Ltd following comments about the company by the Prime Minister regarding management in...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total cost spent on the (1) planning, (2) acquisition of land, and (3) work, on those sections of the HS2 which are now cancelled.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what will happen to any land that was compulsorily purchased for HS2.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the transport infrastructure plan known as Network North includes the intent to electrify the whole of the Trans-Pennine line (1) from Liverpool to Hull,...

      High Speed 2 Line: Costs

      To ask His Majesty's Government who were the accounting officers for HS2 and the Department for Transport in (1) March 2014, (2) January 2016, (3) April 2016, and (4) July 2019; when they were...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to set up an independent inquiry to review HS2 Phase 1, to either (1) reduce costs, or (2) investigate options for integrating...

      Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to simplify the licensing regime for mopeds, motorcycles and other forms of powered light vehicle (PLV) within the current parliament.

      Cars: Diesel and Petrol

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure they are prepared to implement the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government why advice from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority that "The project (HS2) will remain fundamentally flawed unless transparency and frankness is provided to...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what legal process they plan to follow to cancel HS2 Phase 2A; whether they plan to introduce legislation to repeal the High Speed Rail (West Midlands -...

      High Speed 2 Line: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance they provide concerning the criteria for approval of major infrastructure projects, in particular on the economic benefit to cost ratio; what advice...

      Aviation: Cyprus

      To ask His Majesty's Government on what grounds direct flights between the UK and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) are currently prohibited whilst flights to Taiwan are permitted;...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their timetable for introducing legislation on disability awareness training for taxi and Private Hire Vehicle drivers.

      High Speed 2 Line: Construction

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much money has been spent to date on the Manchester leg of HS2.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether their plans to make using the Passenger Assistance service easier for disabled people are compatible with plans for closing booking offices at rail stations.

      Aviation: Reform

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Reforming aviation consumer policy: protecting air passenger rights consultation, which ran from 31 January to 27 March 2022, what is their...

      Avanti West Coast: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Avanti about that company's plans to reduce services between London, Birmingham, Manchester and North Wales from December;...

      High Speed 2 Line: Compensation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what legal process they plan to follow to cancel the HS2 Phase 2B West (Crewe to Manchester) and whether there are any plans for petitioners to be compensated for...

      Air Traffic Control: Greater London

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the arrangements for controlling air traffic with the UK's airspace, further to the...

      Port of London Authority

      To ask His Majesty's Government to which department the Port of London Authority is accountable, and whether its annual accounts are publicly available.

      A303: Dual Carriageways

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their progress in completing the project to create a dual carriage way on the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on climate change goals of the cancellation of the Birmingham to Manchester leg of HS2.

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove the safeguarding protections from land or properties covered by HS2 Phases 2A and 2B; whether they will offer any acquired...

      High Speed 2 Line: Accountancy

      To ask His Majesty's Government who were the accounting officers responsible for HS2 at (1) the Department for Transport, and (2) HS2 Ltd, for the period from 1 January 2009 to the present.

      Hammersmith Bridge: Closures

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to Written Answers by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 September (HL10314) and 11 October (HL10459), what assessment they have made of (1) the impact...

      Shipping: Passengers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether service operators of vessels at UK ports should be able to deny boarding to any person representing a potential or actual...

      Railways: Costs

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the cancellation of the Manchester leg of HS2, whether they will list the proposed new rail schemes, indicating in each case (1) the estimated...

      Railway Stations: Worcestershire

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the usage figures for Worcestershire Parkway station, published on 8 September, which showed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic a volume of journeys...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 27 September (HL10352), what plans they have in concluding future negotiations with train providers...

      High Speed 2 Line: Land

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for land purchased for HS2 that is no longer necessary.

      Hamas: Demonstrations

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether any body authorised the temporary erection of a structure in the highway adjacent to the Cenotaph during the demonstration held on 14...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Media: Gaza

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to media outlets about the potential consequences for the safety of the UK's Jewish community of attributing...

    • Business: Voluntary Work

      To ask His Majesty's Government what encouragement they are providing to businesses to promote and encourage volunteering amongst employees.

      Human Remains: Spaceflight

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the decision to fly ancient hominid remains into space, what assessment they have made of the case for strengthening protections for ancient hominid and...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the ecological damage caused by the war in Ukraine, and (2) how that damage contributes to the global ecological crisis; and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Casement Park: Regeneration

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the statement of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in May that the money to redevelop Casement Park will be found, where is it...

    • Buckingham Group: Casement Park

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the outcome of the due diligence exercise undertaken by the Gaelic Athletic Association and Stormont officials after one of the developers involved with...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Film

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans the House of Lords has to provide a facility within the Palace of Westminster for Members to organise screenings of high-quality audio-visual work.

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