Written answers

Thursday, 22 February 2024

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish a breakdown of the costings of each element of the dentistry recovery plan; and whether funding will be delivered...

    • Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of how many people will be eligible under the premium for patients who have not seen a dentist in over two...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will set out a timeline for the individual elements of the dentistry recovery plan to take effect.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate has she made of the number of urgent and emergency dental appointments that will be delivered as a result of the dentistry...

      Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had discussions with NHS England on updated guidance for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in (a) children and...

      Care Workers and Health Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her policies of the failure of some companies that sponsor people on...

      Dementia: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make it her policy to encourage the NHS to train volunteers to (a) help dementia patients in hospital with eating and (b)...

      Emergency Calls: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had recent discussions with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary pf State for the Home Department on...

      Dementia: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the participation of people living with Dementia in...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests for lynch syndrome were funded by NHS England in 2022.

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the inclusion of heated tobacco products in the generational smoking...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the level of awareness among (a) men and (b) women of Government guidance on the advised weekly...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish an impact assessment of the dentistry recovery plan.

      Dentistry: North Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS dentists the golden hello offer has recruited in North Shropshire constituency.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new dental training places she plans to create in North Shropshire constituency.

      Dental Health and Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how her Department will assess which areas have the poorest (a) oral health and (b) access to dentists.

      Sodium Valproate and Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Patient Safety Commissioner's report entitled The Hughes Report:...

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of existing mental health support for veterans who are suffering from PTSD.

      Lisdexamfetamine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help ensure supplies of lisdexamfetamine capsules.

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies on the treatment of lobular breast cancer of the Institute of Cancer...

      Spinal Injuries: Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of applications for NHS continuing healthcare received in each of the last two years came from patients who...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's data entitled Ministerial travel, July to September 2023, how much of the £6,487.91 spent on the...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) terms of reference, (b) objectives and (c) deliverable measures are for NHS England’s Device Steering Group for the...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to work with (a) local authorities and (b) schools to (i) promote inclusion in schools and (ii) help ensure the adequacy...

    • Department for Education: Domicil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any non-executive directors employed in her Department are non-domiciled as of 19 February 2024.

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a recent estimate of the average length of time that schools constructed with high alumina cement are viable for.

      Education: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential (a) impact of National Autistic Society Cullum Centres on students with autism in mainstream...

      Autism: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing national guidance on how to adapt school environments to support the needs of...

      Autism: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of training on autism received by (a) teachers and (b) education staff in schools.

      National Send and Alternative Provision Implementation Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what changes have been made to the membership of the national SEND and Alternative Provision Implementation Board since that board was announced.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2023 to Question 201458, what recent progress her Department has made on reviewing the (a) role and (b)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what purpose the RAF helicopter GZ100 was flown under the call-sign RRR1325 on 9 February 2024 (a) from RAF Northolt to Plymouth between 7.00am and...

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any county lines reported as closed in 2023 have re-opened as of 7 February 2024.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will (a) make an assessment of the potential impact of the provisions in the Licensing Act 2003 on levels of alcohol harm and (b) take...

      Police: Urdu

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police forces in England and Wales have spent on translation services for English to Urdu in the last five years.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 193 of his Department’s Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, published on 11 September 2023, how many scheduled...

      Burglary: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to help tackle burglaries in (a) Cardiff Central constituency, (b) Cardiff local authority area and (c) Wales.

      Cannabis: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has commissioned research to assess potential links between cannabis misuse and violent crime.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of migrants who have had their claims for asylum rejected have been returned to Afghanistan in each of the last...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's policy paper entitled Consideration of inadmissibility claims under the Migration and Economic...

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have been removed from the proscribed list since 2015.

      National Crime Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of (a) hiring and (b) training a new National Crime Agency officer was in 2023.

      Police: Recruitment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of (a) hiring and (b) training a new (i) police officer, (ii) police community support officer and (iii) special constable was...

      Knives: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to help tackle knife crime in (a) Cardiff Central constituency, (b) Cardiff local authority area and (c) Wales.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report by the National Audit Office entitled Investigation into the response to cheating in English language tests,...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to publish an equality impact assessment on the changes to visa salary thresholds announced in December 2023.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims are subject to third party enquiries as of 8 February 2024.

      Visas: Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student visas were issued to Uzbekistan nationals in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will take steps to halt evictions from temporary asylum accommodation for the full duration that a severe weather...

      Police: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to classify police officer suicide as a work-related accident.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on Israeli military action in Rafah.

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which five projects have been allocated the largest amount of staff time by his Department's Projects Task Force in...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Oliver Wyman

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to his Department's contract with Oliver Wyman Ltd of 4 September 2023, tender reference 349331/1281857,...

      Red Sea: Piracy

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the impact of disruption to merchant shipping in the Red Sea on food security and...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many full time equivalent staff were employed in his Department's Projects Task Force as of 1 January 2024; what...

      Jimmy Lai

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he had discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the imprisonment of Jimmy Lai at the Munich Security...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Virgin Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Montserrat

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many officials from his Department are stationed in Montserrat.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will seek assurances from his (a) UAE and (b) other international counterparts that they are not providing (i)...

      Ethiopia: Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of food shortages in Ethiopia.

      Ukraine: Prisoners of War

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that Russian soldiers have executed Ukrainian prisoners of war...

      Black Sea: Shipping

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of the disruption to shipping from Ukraine via the Black Sea on the...

      Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what progress he has made in discussions with his counterparts in EU states on bilateral voting rights to ensure that...

      British Residents' Society of North Cyprus

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, on how many occasions the British High Commissioner to Cyprus has held discussions with the British Residents Society...

      British Virgin Islands: Drugs

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, steps his Department is taking to support the tackling of illegal drug smuggling in the British Virgin Islands.

      Panama Canal

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact of trends in water levels in the...

      Panama Canal

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of water levels in the Panama Canal on international food security.

      Mansour Shouman

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterparts on the rescue of Mansour Shouman.

      Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office: Demonstrations

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to take steps to clean the red paint on his Department's building in King Charles Street; if he will...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending eligibility for Universal Credit to higher education...

    • Jobcentre Plus: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps Jobcentre Plus takes to ensure that people with refugee status are recorded as such in its systems.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which companies (a) were involved in designing and (b) are involved in maintaining the technology programmes used to manage (i) the Employment...

      Attendance Allowance: Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of including a mobility element in Attendance Allowance that enables...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Domicil

      To ask the Attorney General, whether any non-executive directors in her Department are non-domiciled as of 19 February 2024.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he has issued to Government departments on acceptable levels of profit for Government contracts; and whether he monitors compliance with...

    • Cabinet Office: Domicil

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any non-executive directors employed in his Department are non-domiciled as of 19 February 2024.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nitrogen Dioxide: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide in London boroughs where levels have exceeded legal limits.

    • Air Pollution: Ethnic Groups and Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to reduce the impact of air pollution on (a) Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and...

      Fluorinated Gases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the availability of fluorinated gases during the planned transition to alternative gases.

      Drinking Water: Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to limit levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water.

      Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on a UK chemicals strategy.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help improve water quality in (a) Enfield North Constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield,...

      Fly-tipping: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to help support local authorities tackle fly-tipping in (a) Enfield North Constituency, (b) the...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he is taking steps to improve resources available to local councils to tackle fly tipping.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken with local authorities to tackle fly tipping (a) nationally and (b) in Birmingham, Erdington...

      Water Companies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ban the payment of bonuses for water bosses who fail to meet their environmental obligations.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made a recent assessment of the impact of disposable vapes on (a) wildlife and (b) the wider environment.

      Sewage: Chipping Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to reduce storm overflow discharges into Pymmes Brook.

      Sewage: Chipping Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent pollution caused by plumbing misconnections in the Chipping Barnet...

      Water Companies: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing restrictions on the bonuses of water...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to create an Independent Regulator for football.

    • Football: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken with industry stakeholders to help improve mental health support for women’s football players.

      Sports: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is taking steps to create talent pathways for deaf participation in (a) elite sport and (b) the Deaflympics.

      Football: Girls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the £30m Lioness Fund, how her Department plans to monitor how many (a) facilities are built and (b) young girls...

      Football: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Government response to independent review: reframing the opportunity in...

      Exercise: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, why the gap in activity levels between (a) Asian and Black children and young people and (b) those of all other backgrounds has widened...

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to publication entitled Active Lives Children and Young People Survey: Academic Year 2022-23, published on 12 April...

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on grassroots football since 2019; and on which projects that money has been spent.

      Girlguiding UK: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on girlguiding in the UK...

      Sports: Girls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to help encourage girls' participation in grassroots sport.

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help increase the financial sustainability of English football.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to improve access to youth services.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Domicil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether any non-executive directors employed in her Department are non-domiciled as of 19 February 2024.

      Holiday Accommodation: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what conditions will apply for properties to remain in the proposed register for short-term lets once registered.

  • Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to help identify tax credit claimants (a) with limited capacity, (b) who have been subject to domestic abuse and (c)...

    • Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of raising the level of the tax-free Personal Allowance on pensioners.

      High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2024 to Question 7371 on High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge, when he plans to publish data on Child Benefit claimants...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Regional Growth Fund: Earthly Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to page 102 of his Department’s Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, published on 14 December 2023,...

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to extend the Rough Sleeping Initiative.

      Elections: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with Royal Mail on confidence in the postal system for (a) applications to vote and...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on the average cost of a building safety case report.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2023 to Question 6616 on Affordable Housing, whether any requirement exists for...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to change fire safety requirements for buildings over 11m; and whether he intends to extend fire safety...

      Shared Ownership Schemes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing the fees that residents on shared ownership schemes...

      Local Government: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many local authorities in England have been subject to a corruption investigation in the last 10 years.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) M4(2) category homes and (b) wheelchair accessible homes that have been...

      Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much he plans to spend on encouraging (a) UK residents and (b) UK citizens living overseas to register to vote in the...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance his Department plans to issue (a) to registered professionals, (b) local authorities and (c) registered...

      Landlords: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many landlords have been convicted for encashing a deposit placed in a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme...

      Evictions: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many no-fault evictions under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 were issued in Stockport in 2023.

      Private Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many disabled people were evicted via section 21 no-fault evictions in the private rented sector in the last year.

      Private Rented Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure that digitally excluded older people can access the Government Property Portal.

      Holiday Accommodation: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reason existing short-term lets will automatically be reclassified into the proposed planning use class for...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Department for Business and Trade: Domicil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether any non-executive directors employed in her Department are non-domiciled as of 19 February 2024.

    • Small Businesses: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many telephone calls were received by the Business Support Helpline (England) in each year since 2021.

      Rafael Advanced Defense Systems: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what (a) value and (b) type of (i) import and (ii) export licences have been granted to Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd in the last five...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policy on arms exports to Israel of the press notice by Amnesty International...

      Department for Business and Trade: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether all (a) buildings and (b) workplaces staff from their Department occupy have a suitable and sufficient risk assessment under Section...

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring that taxi firms provide vehicles suitable for people with disabilities during...

    • Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the amount of revenue raised through fines issued as a result of fixed traffic enforcement cameras in...

      Parking: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department issues guidance for local authorities on hours of operation for parking enforcement work.

      Taxis: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend the eligibility criteria for the plug-in taxi grant.

      Tamar Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to refuse the toll rise for the Tamar Crossings.

      Motorcycles: Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Motorcycle Industry Association’s (MCIA) report entitled MCIA and Zemo partnership action plan scorecard: realising the...

      Network Rail: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 211 of his Department’s annual report and accounts 2022 to 2023, HC 1476, in which Network Rail property the fire...

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to introduce new measures to help reduce emissions from surface transport by 2030.

      Avanti West Coast: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of Avanti West Coast’s decision to end cash payments for onboard catering on...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2024 to Question 11798 on Prison Officers: Dismissal, how many of the prison officers recommended for dismissal for...

    • Reoffenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners classified as foreign nationals have served a previous prison sentence.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have released prisoners before the end of their sentence under the End of Custody Supervised Licence scheme.

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost of remanding a child into the community is.

      Prison Officers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officer vacancies there were in England on 31 December 2023.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Patents: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps the Department is taking to ensure that the process for the licencing of standard essential patents is the same...

    • Government Departments: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to page 40 of her Department's policy paper entitled A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation, published...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Iron and Steel and Materials: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Addressing carbon leakage risk to support decarbonisation, published on 18...

    • Small Modular Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she is taking steps to ensure that companies successful in the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) competition (a) manufacture...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many patients in England are currently waiting to receive stem cell treatment.

    • Health Services: Transgender People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Royal College of General Practice with regard to its cancellation of a clinical conference organised by the Clinical...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their timescale for when the NHS England Urgent Suspected Referral pathway for lower gastrointestinal cancer will meet the 'Faster Diagnosis'...

      Medical Equipment: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 24 January (HL1576), when they intend to publish the fully developed strategy on the Innovative Devices...

      Medical Equipment: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address any constraint caused by the selection of eight technologies in the Innovative Devices Access Pathway; and whether they have...

      Air Pollution: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of links between (1) air pollution, and (2) dementia and brain ill-health, highlighted in the study on 'Ambient air...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Côte d'Ivoire: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Cote d’Ivoire.

    • Myanma Foreign Trade Bank and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank: Sanctions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to joining the US in sanctioning (1) Myanma Foreign Trade Bank, and (2) Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank.

      Taiwan Strait: Air Routes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the changes by China to the M503, W122 and W123 air traffic routes in the Taiwan Strait; and what plans they have to...

      Hamas: UNRWA

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of UNRWA staff who supported Hamas either by participating in the 7 October attacks or by spreading Hamas propaganda in...

      Taiwan Strait: Air Routes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China concerning its decision to change the M503, W122 and W123 flight routes near the Taiwan Strait...

      South Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in South Sudan.

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Victims

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 10 May 2023 (HL Deb col 1923) that they are "committed to tackling the heinous crime of modern slavery...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) low-rise purpose-built flats in blocks of below 6 storeys, (2) high-rise purpose-built flats in blocks of 6 or more storeys, (3) houses, and (4)...

    • Leasehold: Scotland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 11 January (HL Deb col 100), what assessment they have made of the success of abolition leasehold in...

      Freeports: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of each of the operational Freeports in the United Kingdom, particularly their overall performance in relation to...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Horizon IT System: Disclosure of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Offord of Garvel on 8 February (HL1877) stating that the “Post Office would not block any Non-Disclosure...

    • Horizon It System: Prosecutions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the most recent date on which the Post Office or any government agency prosecuted sub-postmasters for alleged shortfalls arising from operation of the...

      Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to ensure that where there have been miscarriages of criminal and other civil justice caused by the Post Office in the...

      Nick Read

      To ask His Majesty's Government what employment the current Post Office Chief Executive Nick Read had between 30 September 2017 when he ceased to be a director of NISA Retail Limited and his...

      Horizon IT System

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether, further to reports by the forensic accounting company Second Sight, any Minister, civil servant, or director appointed by the Government advised the Post...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their timetable for the (1) introduction, and (2) implementation, of activity regulations under the Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023.

    • Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to (1) consult on, and (2) lay activity regulations under the Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023.

      Plants: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication of the Safeguarding the Union Command Paper (CP 1021) on 31 January, how many species or genera of plants remain banned for entry into...

      Windsor Framework

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following publication of their Command Paper Safeguarding the Union (CP 1021), whether they have any plans to repeal or change the Windsor Framework (Retail...

      Import Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have plans to repeal the Official Controls (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2023.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sponsorship: Prosecutions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many prosecutions related to the sale or other unlawful issuing of Certificates of Sponsorship for health and care workers have taken place in each of the past...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they have made available in the past 12 months to (1) motorists, and (2) local authorities, for cross pavement charging solutions for electric...

    • Motorway Service Areas: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 7 February (HL1914), what assessment they have made of recent findings by the RAC that only 39 per...

      Motorway Service Areas: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many motorway service stations do not have chargepoints for electric vehicles.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce binding requirements for artificial intelligence.

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