Written answers

Monday, 8 January 2024

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Global Combat Air Programme: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution on 18 December 2023 on the Global Combat Air Programme Treaty, Official Report column 1138, if he will list the...

    • Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) laptops and PCs, (b) mobile phones and (c) other technological devices issued by his Department were reported (i) lost, (ii) stolen and...

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) laptops and PCs, (b) mobile phones and (c) other technological devices were issued by his Department in each year since 2019.

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 3 of the guidance entitled JSP 763: Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution: Part 1: Directive - Understanding Behaviours in...

      Ministry of Defence: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many investigations into the online behaviour of people employed in his Department have been conducted by his Department in each year since 2019.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on recruitment systems for the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force in each year...

      Defence Business Services: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian employees contacted Defence Business Services casework services to report (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in each...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what were the (a) recruitment targets and (b) actual numbers of people recruited to the Army in each year since 2010.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future delivery of the Army recruitment service, in the context of Capita's contract expiration in March 2024.

      Ministry of Defence: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of service of staff who left employment with his Department was at each job grade in each year since 2019.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ukrainian pilots have been trained by the UK through the jet training programme since its inception.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of trends in the level of armed forces recruitment since 2020.

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on supporting legacy IT systems in each financial year since 2019-20.

      Ukraine: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many uncrewed aerial systems the UK supplied to Ukraine in (a) December 2022 to May 2023 and (b) June to November 2023.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applications have been re-approved following an initial rejection since April 2021.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 December 2023 HCWS118 on ICO Investigation Update, when he expects the Financial Compensation Scheme for...

      Air Force: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF pilots were (a) recruited and (b) fully trained in each year since 2019.

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Education: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was of her Department's It all starts with skills campaign.

    • Local Skills Improvement Plans: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department provided to (a) combined authorities, (b) local authorities, (c) Local Enterprise Partnerships and (d) employer...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2023 to Question 3789 on Apprentices: Taxation, what the total expired unused Apprenticeship Levy funds were in...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding has been made available to further education colleges since their reclassification as public sector organisations in November 2022.

      Apprentices: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to promote the take-up of degree-level apprenticeships in the London Borough of Havering.

      Further Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a funding mechanism for pay in further education that is separate to per-pupil...

      Apprentices: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of new apprenticeship starts in (a) engineering and (b) technical apprenticeships in the transport sector were women in...

      Overseas Students: Cayman Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides on whether British citizens residing in the Cayman Islands would be eligible for home fee status if they enter...

      Institutes of Technology: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been provided to Institutes of Technology in (a) wave one and (b) wave two in each year since 2019.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many BAME apprenticeship starts there were between (a) 2015 and (b) 2020.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing employers in (a) commercial laundries and (b) other sectors to use 25% of their...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) quality and (b) adequacy of availability of sexual health services (i) nationally and (ii)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has reviewed the policies of other countries as part of policy development for (a) drug and (b) alcohol strategies.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of personal, social, health and economic education in reducing the risk of drug...

      Ambulance Services: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average wait time for an ambulance was in (a) Coventry and (b) Warwickshire in each winter since 2010-2011.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of (a) 17 October 2023 and (b) 23 November 2023 from the hon. Member for Lewisham East,...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help increase the uptake of routine childhood immunisations.

      Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help improve the diagnosis (a) rates and (b) treatments for ovarian cancer in (i) England and (ii)...

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of ovarian cancer in (a) England and (b) Romford constituency.

      Alzheimer's Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support research into treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

      Elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to promote the usage of Kaftrio as a treatment for cystic fibrosis.

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) quality and (b) nutritional value of meals for NHS patients.

      Primary Health Care: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will provide NHS Sussex Integrated Care Board with the additional £8m funding required to pay for the projected increase in...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her policies on prevention of the Cancer Research UK publication entitled,...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of medication for people with ADHD in Wansbeck constituency; and what...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce the medication initiation waiting time for people who receive a diagnosis of Attention Deficit...

      Sepsis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure all Trusts with secondary care services have a clinical lead for sepsis.

      Infectious Diseases: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided funding for the procurement of into laser treatments for the prevention of (a) sepsis and (b)...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Patient safety boost as medical associates to be regulated, published on 11...

      Rare Cancers: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding her Department has provided for research that has led to clinical trials for (a) paediatric cancer, (b) neuroblastoma...

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to reduce waiting times for (a) treatment for and (b) diagnosis of (i) endometriosis, (ii) polycystic...

      Measles: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent a measles outbreak.

      Sepsis: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to review historic cases of sepsis to help (a) identify, (b) treat and (c) prevent mortality arising...

      Sepsis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure all infections are screened for sepsis.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the global supply of (a) Methylphenidate, (b) Lisdexamfetamine, (c) Guanfacine and...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has set targets for the (a) reduction of (i) drug and (ii) alcohol use and (b) number of people receiving treatment for...

      Sepsis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of processes for the management of sepsis in other countries.

      Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had recent discussions with local authorities on the (a) quality, (b) quantity and (c) other aspects of the adequacy of...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to identify suitable long-term placements for people who are detained under the Mental Health Act...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure that people are not detained beyond what is necessary for their safety under the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Pharmacy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Social Partnership Forum has had discussions on the working conditions of pharmacists in community pharmacies.

      Sepsis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to develop a sepsis strategy.

      Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of instructing the General Medical Council to regulate (a) physician and (b)...

      Young Offenders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans she has to improve the provision of mental health care across the youth secure estate.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that families are supported in the event of a stillborn child.

      Gene Therapies: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had discussions with the NHS on the potential merits of providing access to licensed gene therapies manufactured in the...

      NHS: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of the number of UK-born clinicians that have left the NHS in the last 12 months; and whether she holds...

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of requiring physician associates to work under a named registered...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an estimate of the number of people accessing perinatal mental health services by NHS inclusion groups since 2017.

      Cancer: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for a referral for each type of cancer in St Helens North constituency in each year since 2010.

      Social Services: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling the NHS to access and share data from social services for...

      Health Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce barriers faced by blind and partially sighted people in accessing health and care information.

      Epilepsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department plans to take to help ensure children with severe epilepsy can access effective cannabis-based medications...

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Hospitals Transformation Programme will (a) increase capacity and (b) reduce delays at the Emergency Department at the Royal...

      Mosquitos: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with the UK Health Security Agency on the prevalence of mosquito-transmitted diseases in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many unused covid-19 vaccine doses have been destroyed as of 18 December 2023.

      Osteoporosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the UK National Screening Committee plans to publish a review of its recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal...

      NHS: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of repeat prescriptions were ordered through the NHS app in each of the last 12 months.

  • Treasury

    • Non-fungible Tokens

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using Non-Fungible Tokens in the (a) issuing and (b) tracking of government loans.

    • Duty Free Allowances: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to permit the sale of duty free goods to people on flights between Northern Ireland and EU airports.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the granularity of data produced by the ONS for the purposes of policy decisions relating to...

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 29 November 2023 to Question 3658 and 11 December 2023 to Question 5608, for what reason the information could only be provided...

      Interest Rates: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the impact of trends in the level of interest rates on homeowners in Warwick and Leamington constituency.

      Mortgages: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on what the average monthly mortgage payment was in Warwick and Leamington constituency in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre clients have been assisted by an Armed Forces Champion in Glasgow South West constituency in the last 12 months.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the document entitled Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to July 2023, published on 19 September 2023, what...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 15 of the Fourth Special Report of the Work and Pensions Committee of Session 2021-22 on Disability employment gap:...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department investigate benefit fraud; and what recent estimate he has made of the cost of fraud to the public purse in...

      Winter Fuel Payment: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the (a) potential merits and (b) cost of expanding eligibility for winter fuel payments to those reaching...

      State Retirement Pensions: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to allow terminally ill people to access their state pensions early.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward proposals in line with the recommendations on an essentials...

      Employment Schemes: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was provided (a) in total and (b) per-person for each employment programme operated by his Department in the Borough of...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • International Red Cross: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the International Red Cross's processes in ensuring that funding is...

    • Weapons: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help ensure British-made weapons are not used in acts that breach human rights.

      Chelsea Football Club: Sales

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent progress the Financial Sanctions Implementation Office has made on the dispersal of the proceeds from the...

      Sierra Leone: Elections and Rule of Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment his Department has made of the strength of the (a) rule of law and (b) electoral process in Sierra Leone.

      Sri Lanka: Drinking Water

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has taken recent steps to help ensure that Tamils in northern Sri Lanka have access to clean...

      China: Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of continuing to send Foreign Aid to China.

      China: Buddhism

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the persecution of Buddhists in Tibet.

      Nepal: Reconstruction

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to help support reconstruction in Nepal.

      Israel: Sanctions

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will apply Magnitsky-style sanctions to Israel’s (a) Minister of National Security and (b) Finance Minister...

      Bahrain: Gulf Strategy Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2023 to Question 5691 on the Gulf Strategy Fund, if he will publish a list of the...

      Guyana: Venezuela

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Guyana on the recent referendum in Venezuela on the...

      Yemen: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many UK nationals have requested consular assistance in Yemen in each of the last three years.

      Nigeria: Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of trends in the level of the population of Nigeria on the UK's...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Feltham Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that Feltham Prison and Young Offender Institution does not exceed its operational capacity.

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many random mandatory drug tests were carried out in prisons in each year between 2019 and 2023 inclusive.

      Aiding and Abetting: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to (a) record and (b) publish data on conviction rates of joint enterprise.

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were sentenced to prison for theft in each year since 2019.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to take steps to reduce the remand population in the youth secure estate in England and Wales.

      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 progress his Department has made in...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2023 to Question 5312 on Young Offender Institutions, what his planned timetable is for completing the resource...

      Young Offender Institutions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 18 December 2023 to Question 6655 on Youth Custody, how many conflict resolution practitioners have worked with children...

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to increase prison officer (a) recruitment and (b) retention rates across the youth secure estate.

      Prisoners: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to HM Prison and Probation Service's publication entitled Strategy for Care-Experienced People, if will he make it his policy to publish...

      Woodhill Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps have been taken to repair broken telephones for prison inmates at HMP Woodhill.

      Woodhill Prison: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what maintenance work is required at HMP Woodhill as of 19 December 2023.

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many urgent notifications have been issued by the prison inspectorate in each year from 2019 to 2023 inclusive.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 26 June 2023 to Question 190334, whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) prison officers and (b) other...

      Wetherby Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of hours girls placed at the Wetherby and Keppel Young Offender Institution spent out of their cell on (a) weekdays and (b)...

      Convictions: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign nationals were convicted of an offence in the most recent year for which data is available.

      Prison and Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2023 to Question 5069 on Prison and Probation Service: Staff, whether senior grade staff in HM Prisons and...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service for (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the ability of unrepresented defendants to access their case files from the Common Platform.

      Cemeteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on notifying families of the deceased when (a) laying down and (b) moving (i)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the number of daily direct trains between Shrewsbury and London.

    • West Midlands Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2023 to Question 4396 on West Midlands Trains: Rolling Stock, how much funding his Department plans to provide...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consent his Department provided for train operating companies to agree short-term lease options with rolling stock leasing companies in (a) 2021,...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s (a) process and (b) strategy is for procurement of rolling stock.

      Train Operating Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the decision to not close ticket offices on the budgets of train operators.

      Chalkwell Station: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of when work will begin on the (a) accessible lift and (b) bridge at Chalkwell station.

      M42: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the M42 Junction improvement scheme on the Gaelic Athletic Association facilities at Pairc na...

      Cycleways and Public Footpaths: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the announcement on additional funding for pothole repairs in the Spring Budget 2023, what his Department's policy is on whether...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the publication by York Aviation entitled UK Business Survey: Importance of Express Services, published November 2023, what steps...

      Great Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he provided consent for Great Western Railway to agree a contract extension with Hitachi for maintenance of Class 802 Intercity Express Trains...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Upton upon Severn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of heavy goods vehicles that use the A4104 through Old Street, Upton-upon-Severn when (a) the...

      Civil Aviation Authority and European Union Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to negotiate mutual recognition of pilot licenses between the Civil Aviation Authority and European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

      Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 14 of The plan for drivers published on 2 October 2023, what his Department's timetable is for publishing new guidance on...

      Transport: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote sustainable transport in Portsmouth.

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an estimate of the potential impact avoiding compulsory purchase of properties for the building of the North West Relief Road on...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people usually resident in the UK travelled to the UK via (a) sea, (b) tunnel and (c) air in each year between 2013 and 2022.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to publish a response to the noise camera trials carried out by his Department between October 2022 and February 2023.

      Luton Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Hertfordshire County Council on the expansion of Luton Airport since 2020.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Local Government Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding levels of local public services.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support large local authorities to introduce food waste collections by 2026.

    • Flood Control: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Environment Agency on the (a) accuracy of flood maps and (b) extent to which...

      Ivory: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the illegal trade of ivory.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ensure that farmers are able to (a) access and (b) use capital grants.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's guidance entitled Waste collection services: guidance for local authorities, published on...

      Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food to visit the UK.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made towards developing a new regulatory regime to be implemented once...

      Disposable Wipes: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to respond to the consultation on the proposed ban of the manufacture supply and sale of wet wipes containing...

      River Thames: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to help reduce pollution in (a) the Thames and (b) Beverley Brook.

      River Severn: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Welsh counterpart on flood remediation measures for the River Severn.

      Sewage: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of sewage overflows into rivers and waterways in Warwick and Leamington...

      Chemicals: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the management of waste containing persistent organic...

      Chemicals: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost to local authorities of managing waste containing persistent organic...

      Sustainable Farming Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent in sustainable farming incentive payments excluding pilot schemes in the financial year 2022-2023.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many substances have been (a) grandfathered and (b) notified to UK REACH and are subject to the extended data submission...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an expert body for identifying XL Bully dogs.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to help tackle puppy smuggling.

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle dog theft.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported under the Balai Directive in each month of (a) 2022 and (b) 2023; and from which country did...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using DNA testing in the scientific classification...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the guidance entitled Official definition of an XL Bully dog.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been classified as XL Bully dogs since the guidance entitled Official definition of an XL Bully dog was...

      Probiotics: Labelling and Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing restrictions on use of the term probiotic (a) on food...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral statement of 21 November 2023 on Veterans Welfare Services by the Minster for Veterans' Affairs, Official Report column 223,...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Plumbing

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many plumbing incidents have been reported on the Parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

    • House of Commons: Equipment

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many mechanical incidents have been reported on the Parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

      Stationery: Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the (a) timeliness and (b) quality of service delivery of the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the BBC’s compliance with the impartiality clauses in its charter.

    • Social Media: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking with Ofcom to protect young women and girls from damaging diet and weight-loss adverts on social media.

      Gaelic Athletic Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has provided recent support to the Gaelic Athletic Association for (a) the redevelopment of Pairc na hEireann...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 8 December 2023 to Question 2996 and 11 December 2023 to Question 5290, for what reason the information...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to Question 4924 on Arts and Culture: Disability tabled by the hon. Member for East Londonderry on 1 December 2023.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Liverpool City Region Freeport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department is taking to help support the (a) Liverpool City Region and (b) Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in the context of...

    • Greensill: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2023 to Question 6145 on Greensill: Redundancy Pay, if she will make an estimate of the amount that...

      Horizon IT System: Ex Gratia Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many GLO Scheme cases have received full and final payments as of 15 December 2023.

      Deposit Return Schemes: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Internal Market Act 2020 on plans to implement a deposit return scheme in Wales.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make it her policy to require the National Grid Electricity System Operator to prioritise the use of battery storage...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many (a) traffic lights, (b) CCTV cameras and (c) telecare systems rely on the public switched telephone network.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Jimmy Lai

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the prosecution, imprisonment and trial of media owner Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong for global press freedom.

    • Jimmy Lai

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of China concerning UK citizens being further implicated in the prosecution and trial of Jimmy Lai.

      Myanmar: Democracy

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they last raised the treatment of pro-democracy advocates in Burma at the United Nations, and when they intend to do so again; and what discussions they have...

      Myanmar: Democracy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of torture and fatalities of pro-democracy activists in Burma.

      Awni Khattab

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Israel regarding the detention of Awni Khattab, Head of the Palestine Red Crescent...

      Israel and Lebanon: Christianity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of the Christian Aramaean communities on the Israel–Lebanon border.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to remarks by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 18 December 2023 (HL Deb cols 2046–2049), what plans they have to respond to the recommendations of the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Records: Firearms

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish data on how many doctors have adopted the software for markers on the medical notes of firearm certificate holders.

    • Medical Records: Firearms

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has had with the Home Office concerning the rollout of markers on the medical notes of firearm...

      Patients: Transgender People

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to issue new guidance concerning trans people in hospitals; if so, when; and whether patients who are biologically male will be placed on wards...

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to re-engage people back into HIV care who have been lost to follow up.

      Abortion: Statistics

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 18 December (HL661), why the 2022 and 2023 abortion statistics for England and Wales will not be...

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand provision of HIV peer support in all areas of England.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of locally led provision of NHS wheelchair services throughout the country.

      HIV Infection: Mental Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to ensure provision of mental health services for people living with HIV, and (2) to ensure there are effective referral...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition Certificates

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many people have acquired Gender Recognition Certificates using section 1(1)(b) of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in each year since statistics were first...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Land Use

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will, in line with previous commitments, publish a land use framework for England in 2023.

    • Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Benyon on 27 November where he stated that they have "nearly completed the 2,700-mile King Charles III England Coast Path", by...

      Hydrofluorocarbons

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of products where there are no viable alternatives to using F gases.

      Hydrofluorocarbons: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with manufacturers from the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries on the use of F gases.

      Hydrofluorocarbons: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their proposed timescale for the consultation and review of F gas regulation.

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