Written answers

Monday, 22 January 2024

  • Treasury

    • Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with insurance companies on recent trends in the level of the availability of insurance premiums that insure...

    • Banks: Penrith and the Border

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help prevent the closure of banks in Penrith and The Border constituency.

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have been sanctioned for falsely claiming for (a) R&D expenditure credit and (b) small and medium-sized enterprise R&D tax relief.

      VAT: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the income to the public purse was for VAT payments from Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by sector.

      Arts: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to HMRC's policy paper entitled Clarifications of the rules for cultural tax reliefs, updated on 22 November 2023, what assessment he has...

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs' definition of a competent professional is applied consistently when assessing...

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) Research and Development Expenditure Credit and (b) Research and Development tax relief for small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Business Rates: Film and Television

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an impact assessment of the Valuation Office Agency's decision to raise business rates on film and TV studios.

      Graduates: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2024 to Question 8753 on Graduates: Taxation, if he will publish the number of borrowers by Student Loan plan type.

      Money Lenders: Victims

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help support victims of illegal money lenders.

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with the FCA on the effectiveness of its consumer duty in upholding standards of financial services for customers.

      Central Bank Digital Currencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact of a central bank digital currency on (a) national security and (b)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Community Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will hold discussions with the (a) Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, (b) Royal College of Speech and...

    • Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of trends in average waiting times to access (a) community paediatric...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of NHS staffing levels for the delivery of palliative care services in (a) hospitals, (b)...

      Dementia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients waited more than 15 weeks for an initial dementia assessment in 2023; what is the average...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she last met representatives of the vaping industry.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of an action plan for the less survivable cancers.

      UK Health Security Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much external funding the UK Health Security Agency has received in each year since it was formed; and who provided that funding.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce the time taken to diagnose pancreatic cancer.

      Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that patients are aware when they are being treated by (a) an Anaesthesia Associate and (b)...

      Primary Health Care: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to increase services offered by community pharmacies.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to publish the recovery plan for NHS dentists; and what interim provision she is making for people unable to obtain NHS...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help local authorities tackle substance misuse.

      Earwax: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of NHS ear syringing treatment in the West Midlands.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help prevent tooth decay in children.

      Pharmacy: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her Department's policies of trends in the level of demand for pharmacy...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce the prevalence of vaping among people who have never smoked tobacco.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of the number of NHS trusts in (a) London and (b) England that offer MRI scans for the detection of lobular...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support research into the potential impact of vaping on health.

      HIV Infection: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Towards Zero - An action plan towards ending HIV transmission, AIDS and...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress her Department has made on identifying the key reasons why people (a) may not be offered and (b) decline the offer...

      HIV Infection: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on understanding the circumstances surrounding HIV acquisitions in 2023.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) schemes and (b) grants their Department administers that are open for (i) individuals, (ii) organisations and (iii) other groups...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help support people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

      Breast Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has she made of the adequacy of diagnosis rates for lobular breast cancer.

      Paediatrics: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of pediatric waiting times.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of introducing risk assessments using (a) breast density...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing children to be issued medical cannabis prescriptions on the NHS.

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on the publication of the final Major Conditions Strategy.

      Liver Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce geographic variations in the provision of non-invasive liver scans in community diagnostic centres.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when her Department plans to adopt (a) 3D Mammography and (b) other new cancer screening technologies.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help increase the (a) accessibility of smear tests for working women and (b) coverage of cervical cancer...

      Psoriasis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has taken recent steps to provide new medications for treating psoriasis on the NHS.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department holds on the number of children that have been waiting for medical procedures from the North West London...

      Lisdexamfetamine: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her most recent estimate is of the number of children aged under 16 who are prescribed Elvanse but do not have access to it due to...

      Midwives: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the availability of flexible working arrangements for midwives.

      Health Professions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of availability of clinicians to supervise (a) medical students and (b) newly...

      Glioblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to improve (a) diagnosis and (b) outcomes for people with glioblastomas.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve the (a) adoption and (b) spread of medical technologies across the NHS.

      Alzheimer's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Chief Executive of NHS England and (b) NICE on regulatory approval of (i) Lecanemab,...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of implementing a national screening programme for prostate cancer.

      Leukaemia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps she has taken to help ensure that chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients on active monitoring have the support they...

      NHS Learning Support Fund: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing pharmacy students to access the NHS Learning Support Fund.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to respond to the letters of 10 November and 13 December 2023 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare sent on behalf of...

      Medical Equipment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve the regulatory environment for medical devices and technology.

      Hospitals: Parking Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an estimate of how many NHS clinical staff were issued with parking penalty notices by NHS hospitals in the last year.

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what roles former physician associates have most frequently moved into in the last five years.

      Prescription Drugs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent the online sale of prescription drugs without a prescription.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the breast cancer screening age to 40.

      Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of social prescribing; and whether her Department issues guidance on which models...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the ability of low-income families to access the NHS Healthy Start scheme.

      Diphtheria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to monitor levels of diptheria; and whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on testing people...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help ensure that local communities can participate in decisions on what is built in their...

    • Refuges: City of Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department is providing to women's refuges in City of Durham constituency.

      Homelessness: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to financially support community and voluntary organisations that support homeless...

      Refugees: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he plans to take to help (a) Afghan and (b) Ukrainian refugees avoid homelessness in winter 2023-24.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department’s call for views on new local authority capital flexibilities, published on 19...

      Building Safety Fund: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the status is of the Building Safety Fund application made by Gallions Approach Limited for Drift Court, reference...

      Teesworks Joint Venture Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answers of 15 January 2024 to Questions 8744, 8995 and 8996 on Teesworks Joint Venture Independent Review,...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Autumn Statement 2023, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of a freeze on his...

      Parks: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his Department's timescales are for (a) publishing the tender documents for the licenses for the Green Flag awards...

      Tenants: Deposits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent (a) discussions he has had and (b) correspondence he has exchanged with the Deposit Protection Service on the...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to publish the responses to the private parking code of practice call for evidence.

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Cabinet Office on the number of veterans made homeless in the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident Submarines: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the total lifetime cost of the Trident renewal programme.

    • Guided Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected full operating capability date is for the maritime variant of the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on electronic warfare capabilities in the AUKUS partnership.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on (a) hypersonic and (b) counter-hypersonic capabilities in the AUKUS partnership.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on undersea capabilities in the AUKUS partnership.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on quantum technologies in the AUKUS partnership.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 4 December 2023 entitled Update on the AUKUS Defence Partnership, HCWS89, what opportunities will there be...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many open work orders for repairs there were for (a) Service Family Accommodation and (b) Single Living Accommodation as of 16 January 2024..

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of service family accommodation properties (a) are vacant and (b) meet the Decent Homes Standard as of 16 January 2024.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans a third round for bids for funding from the International Fund for Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of total International Fund for Ukraine funding is committed to contracts as of 17 January 2023.

      RFA Sir Galahad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to publish all documents relating to the bombing of RFA Sir Galahad that are held at the National Archives.

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2024 to Question 8912 on Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment, in what year each complaint on the Defence...

      Armed Forces: Retention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to improve retention in the UK Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2024 to Question 8310 on Armed Forces: Applications, what the average length of time was for a person joining the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has (a) had discussions with his US counterpart on and (b) put in place mechanisms for civilian harm tracking in relation to UK-US military...

      Ukraine: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the training period provided to Ukrainian personnel under Operation Interflex.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any UK assets in Oman have assisted (a) UK and (b) US airstrikes in Yemen since 11 January 2024.

      Ukraine: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ukrainian personnel have been trained under Operation Interflex since its inception.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF and (b) other pilots qualified from UK training programmes in each year since 2010.

      Falkland Islands: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of defence support for the Falkland Islands.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts have been signed from the International Fund for Ukraine as of 17 January 2023.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Small Businesses: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the regional breakdown within Northern Ireland is of the Investment Fund for Northern Ireland loaned to small businesses from the...

    • Department for Business and Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Trade during the debate on UK Export...

      Life Sciences: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps she is taking to support the (a) life and (b) health science sector in Northern Ireland.

      Ministers: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department’s publication entitled DBT ministers’ overseas travel: July to September 2023, published on 15...

      Ministers: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department’s publication entitled DBT ministers’ overseas travel: July to September 2023, published on 15...

      Food: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Wales and (b) her Japanese counterpart on the geographical indication...

      Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many and what proportion of claimants to the group litigation order scheme for sub-postmasters affected by the Post Office Horizon...

      Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Group Litigation Order Compensation Scheme: questions and answers, updated 29...

  • Department for Education

    • Childcare: Blackpool South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average cost to parents of childcare for a (a) two year old and (b) three or four year old child for 25 hours per...

    • Children in Care: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's planned update to the statutory guidance on Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children, if he will...

      Special Educational Needs: Blackpool North and Cleveleys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the average waiting time for an Education, Health and Care Plan in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency.

      Video Games: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students took undergraduate degrees in Games and Animation in the academic year 2022-23.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to identify the number of children that are home schooled.

      Pupils: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average height was for state school pupils in (a) reception and (b) year six in each academic year since 2005-06 in England; what the average...

      Department of Education: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) schemes and (b) grants their Department administers that are open for (i) individuals, (ii) organisations and (iii) other groups in Feltham...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the report from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of persistent school absence rates in the last 12 months.

  • Home Office

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing national minimum standards for investigations into road collisions.

    • Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of police pay.

      Nitrous Oxide: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures taken by the police to tackle nitrous oxide use in the West Midlands.

      West Mercia Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the funding for the National Rural Crime Unit will be allocated to West Mercia Police.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average time taken to investigate complaints by professional standards teams in police forces.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help protect young people from online (a) abuse and (b) grooming.

      Forensic Science Regulator: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the options available to people who wish to complain about the...

      Humberside Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of the funding for the National Rural Crime Unit will be allocated to Humberside Police in each of the next...

      Visas: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the threshold for family visas will be raised to £34,500.

      Intimate Image Abuse: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason 15,000 non-consensual images reported as part of Operation Makedom remain online; and what steps he is taking to seek the...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research Discussion Paper No. 549 entitled The Economic and Social Impacts...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report entitled UK government ‘breaching international law’ with seasonal worker scheme, says UN envoy,...

      Visas: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the importance of the Shortage Occupation List to the UK video games industry.

      VFS Global: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2023 to Question 3995 on VFS Global, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the administration...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of waiting times for decisions on applications for British citizenship.

      Personal Records: Non-fungible Tokens

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using non-fungible tokens in the issuing of (a) birth certificates...

      Members: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether calls to his Department's MP Enquiry line team have been outsourced.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants have been processed at each asylum centre in each calendar month since September 2021.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will take steps with international partners to help end the (a) trade and (b) consumption of dog meat.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made an assessment of the accuracy of allegations of the use of white phosphorus use in the...

      Northern Ireland Protocol and Windsor Framework

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his counterparts in the EU on the adequacy of the operation of the (a)...

      Arms Trade: Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the UK's gender-based violence commitments under the Arms Trade Treaty, what due diligence his...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment has he made of the implications for his policies of the airstrikes by Turkey in northern Syria.

      Somaliland: Recognition of States

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will start discussions with the Government of the Republic of Somaliland to agree a timeline and conditions for...

      Houthis: Shipping

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which UK flagged vessels have been attacked by the Houthis since 7 October 2023.

      Somaliland: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will hold discussions with his counterpart in the government of the Republic of Somaliland on (a) regional...

      Somaliland and Somalia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will take steps to coordinate policies on the Republic of Somaliland and Somalia.

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the oral contribution of the Second Church Estates Commissioner on 11 January 2023, Official Report,...

      Israel: International Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Israel on the importance of upholding international law.

      West Bank: Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the of the potential impact of trends in the level of settler violence in the West Bank...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the Independent Review into Labour Shortages in the Food Supply Chain, published in...

    • Sharks: Animal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data his Department holds on the amount of shark meat that entered the commercial food chain in each of the last five years.

      Public Footpaths and Rights of Way: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to help ensure that public (a) footpaths and (b) rights of way are accessible.

      Salmon: Fish Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) improve the welfare of farmed salmon and (b) reduce the environmental...

      Environmental Land Management Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, further to the Answer of 27 March 2023 to Question 170767, what plans he has to make available financial support for...

      Marine Protected Areas: Fishing Gear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ban the use of bottom-towed fishing gear in marine protected areas on a whole-site basis.

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle the (a) cropping of dogs ears and (b) importation of dogs with cropped ears.

      Movement Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 22 February 2023 to Question 146816 on Northern Ireland Protocol and Trader Support Service:...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to include method of slaughter as an option in his recent consultation on consumer products food labelling.

      Marine Animals: Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of installing cameras on fishing vessels to gather data on marine mammal...

      Bluetongue Disease: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken in response to the findings of its investigation into the cases of bluetongue...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on trends in the number of dog attacks on cats; and if he will take legislative steps...

      Animal Welfare: Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 5 July 2023 to Question 191886 on Animal Welfare: Veterinary Services, what the outcome was...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether protocols exist to warn the (a) general public and (b) susceptible individuals during periods of high levels of air...

      Veterinary Medicine: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure the continued supply of veterinary medicines to Northern Ireland beyond 2025.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of penalties for people illegally importing dogs.

      Owls: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to support the conservation of the barn owl population in (a) general and (b) Romford constituency.

      Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to support the conservation of the red squirrel population in (a) general and (b) Romford constituency.

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to support the conservation of the hedgehog population in (a) general and (b) Romford constituency.

      Clean Air Act 1993

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reviews he has undertaken on the adequacy of the Clean Air Act 1993 since the Review of the Clean Air Act Call for...

      Southern Water: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has met Southern Water to discuss sewage discharge since taking office.

      Flood Control: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to support the Environment Agency to produce a flood prevention business plan for Bassetlaw constituency.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of trends in the volume of food waste reported by...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help reduce puppy smuggling between Northern Ireland and England.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance with (a) legal limits and (b) targets for (i) benzo[a]pyrene, (ii) nickel,...

      Clean Air Act 1993

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that the report entitled Assessment of the effectiveness of measures under the Clean Air Act...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to increase funding for flood resilience.

      Property Development: Floods

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

      Water Supply: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, how many licences for impounding water were issued by the Environment Agency in 2023.

      River Thames: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, how many boats were registered to use the River Thames in 2023.

      Agriculture: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support farmers in areas of Yorkshire affected by recent flooding.

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made towards reducing PFAS emissions through UK REACH restrictions; and what assessment she...

      Clean Air Zones: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the clean air zone on improving air quality in Portsmouth.

      Water Supply: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications of the Stannington gas flood in Sheffield Hallam constituency...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on the (a) accuracy and (b) targeting of flood warning mechanisms.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Hospitality Industry: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department issues guidance to the hospitality sector on the statutory entitlement of visually impaired people to access premises with...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Future of Women's Football Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will Chair the group established to implement the Carney Review recommendations.

    • Football: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on implementing the non-regulatory reforms on player (a) welfare and (b) support outlined in her...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of people seeking help for online gambling in each of the last five years.

      Loneliness: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) farming unions and (b) other organisations on tackling (i) loneliness and (ii) isolation for (A)...

      BBC: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to confirm the next Chair of the BBC.

      Arts: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with HM Treasury on consultation with creative industry stakeholders on changes to cultural tax reliefs.

      Culture: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding provided by Arts Council England for cultural activities in the North East.

      Culture: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding provided by Arts Council England for cultural activities in the East Midlands.

      Victoria Tower Gardens: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will instruct the Royal Parks to adjust the barriers at the Buxton Memorial Fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens to allow access...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Intimate Image Abuse: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what the impediments are to the removal of non-consensual intimate images posted online.

    • Telecommunications Cables: Copper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has had discussions with mobile operators on the withdrawal of copper wire telecommunications networks.

      Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, when she will implement (a) Section 61 to 65 and (b) the remaining provisions of the Product Security and Telecommunications...

      Telecommunications: Social Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if he will hold discussions with Ofcom on the advertising and promotion of low-cost offers to low income households by...

      Broadband: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2024 to Question 9003 on Broadband: Voucher Schemes, of the applications received by...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Protection Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to prevent the practice of intermediaries selling mismanaged Family Protection Trusts to clients.

    • Solicitors: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support clients of solicitors who fall into administration who (a) are being misinformed and (b) cease to be informed.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisons have a drug recovery wing.

      Animal welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pet owners (a) have been convicted of and (b) served prison sentences for offences against their pets under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • AEA Group: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce legislation to allow the (a) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and (b) Pensions Ombudsman to investigate...

    • Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the 18% of Universal Credit claims which contain an element of fraud.

      Pension Credit: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of eligible people claiming Pension Credit.

      Disability: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment the Government has made of the impact of increases in the cost of living on people with disabilities; and what recent...

      Assistance Animals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a national register for trained service dogs.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure that people who are unable to (a) attend appointments at their local Jobcentre and (b) meet the requirements...

      Pensioners: Single People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) financial and (b) social assistance support available for single pensioners.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to make unmarried long-term childless couples eligible for Bereavement Support Payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the Universal Credit taper rate.

  • Department for Transport

    • Midland Main Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the likely completion date of the electrification of the Midland Main Line to Sheffield.

    • Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will require MOT tests to use decibel meters to ensure that exhaust noise levels are legally compliant.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of acoustic cameras; and whether he plans to increase the usage of such cameras.

      KPMG: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the contract awarded by his Department to KPMG LLP on 12 December 2023 under procurement reference TROP0094, if he will publish the...

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will have discussions with Shropshire Council on the potential impact of the North West Relief Road on (a) levels of (i) congestion in...

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of industrial action on the number of rail cancellations between Shrewsbury and (a) Birmingham and (b)...

      Driving Licences: Non-fungible Tokens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using non-fungible tokens in the issuing of driving licences.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the proportion of roads managed by local highways authorities that were classified as roads on which...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the policy paper entitled Network North, published on 4 October 2023, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) cost of and (b)...

      Railway Stations: Haxby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the policy paper entitled Network North, published on 4 October 2023, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) cost of and (b)...

      Railway Stations: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the policy paper entitled Network North, published on 4 October 2023, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) cost of and (b)...

      Railway Stations: Ferryhill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish the Project Acceleration in a Controlled Environment status of planned upgrades to Ferryhill Station.

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) final cost and (b) completion date of the Midlands Rail hub.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) final cost and (b) completion date of the proposed reopening of the Beeching Lines.

      Euston Station: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) final cost and (b) completion date of the proposed Euston Quarter development.

      North Wales Coast Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) final cost and (b) completion date of the electrification of the North Wales mainline.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to help increase the affordability of bus travel.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2024 to Question 8344 on Blue Badge Scheme, for what reason he has not provided information on the Blue Badge...

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to (a) publish the results of the Driver2020 research project and (b) bring forward policy proposals based on that project.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline status and (b) Project Acceleration in a Controlled Environment stage of the Northern Powerhouse Rail...

      Hope Valley Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the planned electrification of the Hope Valley line between Sheffield and Manchester has entered the Rail Networks Enhancements Pipeline; what...

      A1 (M): Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Highways England on (a) potholes and (b) defects on the southbound carriageway north of junction 7 of the A1...

      Transpennine Express Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of carriages on the TransPennine express service which will be scrapped by April 2024.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's timescales are for the introduction of a third fast train each hour between Sheffield and Manchester.

      Midland Main Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the planned new rolling stock for the midland mainline to be available.

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway stations in England have tactile paving on platforms to help visually impaired people.

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to mitigate against the effects of cold weather on transport.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Educational Visits

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how often the House of Commons Commission reviews the terms and conditions of the travel subsidy setting out...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Pests

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much has been spent on repairing damage caused by pests on the Estate in each of the last three years.

      Parliamentary Estate: Pests

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many instances of property damage by pests were reported to parliamentary authorities in each of the last...

  • Wales Office

    • Tata Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the (a) membership and (b) remit is of the people, skills and business sub-group of the Tata Steel and Port Talbot Transition Board.

    • Tata Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the (a) membership and (b) remit is of the place and regeneration sub-group of the Tata Steel and Port Talbot Transition Board.

      Tata Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent estimate he has made of when the Tata Steel and Port Talbot Transition Board will receive recommendations on investment from the sub-groups.

      Tata Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether representatives from trade unions were invited to attend the two meetings of the Tata Steel and Port Talbot Transition Board.

      Tata Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the Tata Steel and Port Talbot Transition Board has undertaken its review of the group’s terms of reference.

      Hospitality Industry: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with hospitality businesses in Wales on commercial energy costs.

      Post Office: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the payment of compensation to sub-postmasters in Wales affected by issues with the Horizon...

      Rented Housing: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on the impact of increased rental costs on renters in Wales.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Car Parks: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the CPRE, the countryside charity's campaign entitled A rooftop revolution: turning possibility into reality,...

    • Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to page 26 of the research paper by Chatham House entitled BECCS deployment: the risks of policies forging ahead,...

      Drax Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much the Drax power station has received in subsidies for burning wood in each of the last eight years; and if she will make an...

      Heating: Fuel Oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to support those who live off-grid and rely on (a) oil and (b) liquified petroleum gas to heat their homes.

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to support community heat networks.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she plans to take to help households with rising energy costs in the next 12 months.

      Energy Charter Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to her Department’s review of the UK’s membership of the Energy Charter Treaty, what discussions her...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what data her Department holds on the number and proportion of smart meters operating in (a) smart and (b) non-smart mode.

  • Attorney General

    • Government Legal Department: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Government Legal Department Business Plan 2023-24, published on 23 May 2023, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of using the...

    • Government Legal Department: Equal Pay

      To ask the Attorney General, when she expects the Government Legal Department to publish its gender pay gap report for the financial year 2022-23.

      Government Legal Department

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2023 to Question 6413 on Government Legal Department, what the composition is of (a) her Department's Legal Advisers and (b) the...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) prosecuting cases and (b) providing (i) information, (ii) assistance...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the CPS in ensuring access to justice for victims of crime.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK is actively enforcing its fishing rights.

    • Wines: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Wine (Revocation and Consequential Provision) Regulations 2023 permit the removal of the importer labelling requirement for wine imported directly into...

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023 to ban the use of electronic shock collars on cats and dogs in England are...

      Seeds: Imports

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Harlech on 4 December (HL Deb col 1352), what plans they have for (1) regulating seed treatment technology, and (2)...

      Animals: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of differences between the law on animal welfare in transport in Northern Ireland and that in England, and of the impact upon trade.

      Legislation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake post-legislative review of (1) the Ivory Act 2018, (2) the Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019, (3) the Agriculture Act 2020, and...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to invest in infrastructure and technology to support food waste valorisation to reduce (1) greenhouse gas...

      Food: Waste

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the adoption of cold chain methods globally to reduce food loss and waste in supply chains.

  • Department for Education

    • Turing Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce delays in decisions on applications for funding under the Turing Scheme; and what assessment have they made of the impact of...

    • Children in Care: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will provide a timetable for updating the Statutory Guidance on Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children.

      Schools: Transgender People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the (1) dates, (2) names of attendees, and (3) the groups or organisations those attendees represented, of all meetings on or after 1 December 2020...

      Truancy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to combat increasing levels of pupil truancy in schools.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Arms Trade: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK-manufactured weapons sold under export licences are not being used to commit or facilitate violations of international...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government when was the last year that the NHS in England achieved (1) its four-hour target for A&E waiting times, (2) its 62-day target for cancer treatment, and (3) an...

    • Health Professions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce rates of violence experienced by front line healthcare workers; and what assessment they have made of the effect of such...

      Fractures: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to comments by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care in the Sunday Express on 20 August 2023, when they...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of NHS acute hospital trusts currently have average waiting times for elective surgery over six months; and what are the names of those trusts.

      Osteoporosis: Fractures

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the Royal Osteoporosis Society to establish ‘lived experience’ focus groups for people with Osteoporosis to inform their...

      Operating Theatres: Fires

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the main causes of surgical fires and burns across NHS England.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion in the 2020 final progress report of the Each Baby Counts programme run by the Royal College of Obstetricians and...

      Abortion: Disclosure of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 8 January (HL1277), why advice from third parties, including that from abortion providers, was not sought prior...

      Malnutrition and Preventive Medicine

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost and resource savings to NHS England that could be realised through (1) a broader focus on preventative healthcare, and...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government to what they attribute the increase in the number of paper HSA4 forms being submitted in respect of information on medical abortions since the relevant...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what methodology they are using to measure the efficacy and impact on women’s health of the 2022 changes to the Abortion Act 1967, permitting early medical...

      Dentistry: Registration

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable faster registration tracks for dentists who have been trained in other countries.

      NHS Low Income Scheme: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote (1) the NHS Low Income Scheme to chronically ill patients, including Hidradenitis suppurativa patients, and (2) the use of...

      Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Prescriptions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) to the list of specified medical conditions qualifying for free prescriptions, given...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 were treated by NHS England for vaping-related disorders in (1) 2021, (2) 2022, and (3) 2023; and what assessment they have...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster: Postal Services

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of postal correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2023; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for establishing a commission on affordable housing to set levels of grant for affordable housing based on expert...

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for 10-year rent settlements for social homes to create certainty for social housing providers.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for appointing specialist single parent work coaches within Jobcentre Plus to ensure that single parents can...

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps are they taking to prevent children falling into poverty during future economic crises, in response to the conclusions of the UNICEF report Child...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Criminal Investigation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what access fraud investigators in the Inland Revenue have to individual bank accounts, and what discussions they have had with banks about broadening that access...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of motorway service stations have at least six rapid or ultra-rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Hugh Powell

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether there were grounds for Hugh Powell to recuse himself from the Heywood Review into allegations of UK involvement in the Indian Army's operation against the...

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