Written answers

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Finance

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church plans to commission an independent review of funds allocated by the Strategic Mission and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Domicil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any non-executive directors employed in his Department are non-domiciled.

    • Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 18 of the Defence Command Paper 2023, what criteria his Department has developed for determining cases in which there is an...

      Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have been referred to the Prevent Scheme for what reasons since 2019.

      Navy: Marketing and Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Royal Navy spent on (a) above the line marketing and (b) marketing on (i) tiktok, (ii) facebook and instagram, (iii) snapchat and (iv) X,...

      Cyprus: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number of Greek troops that are stationed in southern Cyprus; and whether any personnel from the Greek (a)...

      Sloane Helicopters: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2023 to Question 4104 on Sloane Helicopters: Contracts, what is the value of the contract extension agreed between...

      Ministry of Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 120 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, HC 1468, published on 20 July 2023, for what reason there was a...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 120 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, HC 1468, published on 20 July 2023, for what reason there was a...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 120 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, HC 1468, published on 20 July 2023, for what reason there was a...

      Ministry of Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to p.120 of his Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, HC 1468, published on 20 July 2023, for what reason there was a constructive...

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Question 12255 on Defence Reform Review tabled by the hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne on 31 January 2024.

      Israel: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2024 to Question 12729 on Israel: Air Force, on what dates those flights (a) arrived and (b) departed British...

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many NATO-led (a) exercises and (b) operational deployments the armed forces participated in in each year since 2015.

      Israel: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason Israeli military planes have used UK airports on each occasion since 7 October 2023.

      Military Bases: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2024 to Question 12864 on Military Bases, what (a) information and (b) assurances his Department requests from...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2024 to Question 12510 on Ukraine: Military Aid, if he will publish a breakdown of the allocation.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effectiveness of the Army Reserves' assistance to Ukraine since the start of the Ukraine War.

      Northern Ireland: Air Force and Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to increase the presence in Northern Ireland of the (a) Royal Navy and (b) RAF.

      Republic of Ireland: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with his Irish counterpart on improving bilateral military cooperation.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of participating in the EU’s Air Power Permanent Structured Cooperation project.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the breakdown is of armed forces capabilities deployed to Poland as part of NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 24.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the maximum occupancy per housing unit is for people temporarily housed in Service Family Accommodation in the UK under the ARAP Scheme.

      Army Reserve: Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will return the Army Reserves to it’s historic name “the Territorial Army”.

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of the re-establishment within the army reserves of in-unit recruiting.

      Army Reserve: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of collective training for army reservists.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army reservists are mobilised for service with the regular army.

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase recruitment to the Army Reserves.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the size of the Army Reserves.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many young people were members of (a) air, (b) sea and (c) army cadet units in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to review the potential impact of the number of (a) diversity, (b) inclusion and (c) gender-based initiatives on morale in...

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department has issued on medal presentation ceremonies for recipients of the nuclear test veteran medal.

      Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on equality, diversity and inclusion (a) events and (b) training in the last 12 months.

      National Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of a system of national service for young people.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to help provide humanitarian support at the Rafah crossing.

    • Palestinians: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he is taking diplomatic steps to help prevent the forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza.

      Shell: Nigeria

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the policy paper entitled UK National Action Plan on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Health and Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made representations to his Saudi counterpart on the use of (a) judicial and (b) non-judicial travel...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications of his policies of the (a) number of executions, (b) reported increase...

      Syria: Earthquakes

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what support his Department is providing to Syria following the earthquake in that country last year.

      Western Sahara: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help stop breaches of international humanitarian law in Western Sahara.

      Myanmar: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using the bilateral aid allocated to the Myanmar-UK Health...

      Bahrain: Demonstrations

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make representations to his Bahraini counterpart on the (a) arrest and (b) raid on the house of Sayed Hashim...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make representations to his Saudi counterpart to support the implementation of his Department's...

      Social Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2024 to Question 12419 on Social Rented Housing: EU Nationals, what guidance the...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent steps his department has taken to improve the efficiency of UK aid programmes with regards to (a) reducing...

      Nigeria: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Strengthening Peace and Resilience in Nigeria programme on...

      Gaza: Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2024 to Question 13839 on Gaza: Development Aid, how much and what proportion of...

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a field hospital in Gaza.

      Sudan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department is taking steps to help support British citizens in Sudan to return to the UK in the context of...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of civilian infrastructure that has been destroyed in Gaza since 7...

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the funding his Department has provided to NGOs to help support...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Portland Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of claimed conversions to Christianity by people resident on the barge in...

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2024 to Question 14503 on Asylum: Deportation, for what reason it would be disproportionately...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of its policy on removing asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda on the...

      Hate Crime: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will hold discussions with police forces on removing non-crime hate incidents from people's records.

      A20: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will have discussions with the Metropolitan Police on publishing data on the number of (a) speeding fines and (b) notices of intended...

      Home Office: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on press and public relations in each financial year since 2019-20.

      Police: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department issues to police forces on responding to correspondence from Members of Parliament.

      Home Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to support his Department's staff who act as whistleblowers.

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animal testing licences for chemical substances used as cosmetic ingredients were for substances used exclusively in cosmetics...

      Aviation: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many general aviation flights landed at UK airports without providing advance passenger information in each year since 2015.

      Hate Crime: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2024 to Question 12970, what options he is considering.

      Undocumented Migrants: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were caught attempting to enter the UK illegally through (a) airports and (b) airfields in each year since 2019.

      Counter-terrorism: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the report entitled The Prevent duty and its chilling...

      Sikhs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of potential impact of the security situation for the Sikh community in North America on the...

      Economic Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the constraints placed on Departments by the Civil Service headcount cap will not have a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of (a) rape and (b) serious sexual offences are outstanding 12 months after the accused was charged.

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of cases under the single justice procedure were stopped by magistrates as not being in the public interest in each year...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how often were drug-dogs used to search prison staff in the last 48 months.

      Prisons: Bribery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were (a) charged and (b) convicted of bribing prison staff in the last five years.

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to assess the potential vulnerability of people prosecuted under the single justice procedure.

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) support and (b) information is available to defendants who are prosecuted under the single justice procedure if they believe their prosecution...

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of cases under the single justice procedure were not progressed to prosecution because they were deemed to not be in the...

      Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been successfully prosecuted for attacks on prison officers with razors in the last year.

      Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information does his Department collect on the method of attack used against prison officers following an assault.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the need for debt enforcement companies to have (a) clear complaints procedures and (b) accessible avenues available for...

      Juries: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will issue guidance to courts on ensuring adequate food and drink facilities for jurors.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to expand the use of Nightingale courts.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times operation tornado was used in each prison in 2023, broken down by each prison it was used in.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the financial impact of outsourcing in prisons.

      Reoffenders: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce reoffending rates in (a) Bournemouth East constituency and (b) the South West.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his speech at the Institute for Government’s Annual Conference 2024, published on 23 January 2024, what steps the Minister of...

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the number of people that would be eligible for compensation under the terms of the recommendations of the second...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to tackle pension irregularities in the Defence Fire Rescue Project.

      Civil Servants: Early Retirement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on how many civil servants have taken early retirement since 2020.

      Stonewall: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data his Department holds on the public bodies that have provided grants to Stonewall since 1 January 2019.

      Prime Minister: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Prime Minister's Office spent on external recruitment consultants in each of the financial years (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22, and (c) 2022-23.

      Cabinet Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on external recruitment consultants in each of the financial years (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22, and (c) 2022-23.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Solar Power: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department plans to introduce a national monitoring system to track land being developed for ground mounted solar.

    • Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much funding has been allocated for the Contracts for Difference : Allocation Round 6.

      Offshore Industry: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill on the global biodiversity...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much funding her Department and the predecessor Department has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on software updates to legacy...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what progress her Department has made on the fairness and affordability review on consumer energy bills.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to ensure that living well with HIV is prioritised in local commissioning by integrated care boards.

    • NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to record the number NHS staff who have reported detrimental treatment as a result of whistle-blowing.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of whistleblowing procedures for health workers with concerns about patient safety.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department holds on the average waiting time for adults to receive a full diagnostic assessment for ADHD in each...

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many veterans in the West Midlands accessed Op COURAGE in the last year.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of appointments for adults to receive a full diagnostic...

      Income Support: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 1 February 2023 to Question 133573 on Income Support, if she will make an assessment of the potential...

      NHS 111: Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many calls NHS 111 received about dental (a) pain and (b) other problems in each of the last five years.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to continue opt-out testing for HIV in emergency departments.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help introduce optimally staffed alcohol care teams in hospitals with high rates of alcohol...

      Hypotension: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help improve treatment for individuals aged over 65 with low blood pressure in (a) Enfield North...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria were used to determine the location of water fluoridation schemes.

      Dentistry: Bournemouth East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of number of NHS dentists in Bournemouth East constituency.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number of patients who have not seen a dentist in the last two years; and how many additional...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations...

      NHS: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance her Department issues for NHS Trusts on carbon reduction planning; and if she will publish guidance for trusts on...

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's evaluation processes...

      Diabetes: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to promote collaboration between (a) the NHS, (b) community organisations and (c) health experts to tackle...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to increase the number of students enrolling in nursing higher education courses.

      Junior Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will increase the pay of junior doctors; and when she next plans to meet their representatives to discuss pay.

      Diabetes: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to promote research on diabetes health inequalities in rural communities.

      Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help tackle (a) health inequalities and (b) social deprivation for people with (i)...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure the adequacy of the level of accommodation provision for parents of babies in neonatal care.

      Cardiovascular Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2023 to Question 1604 on Cardiovascular Diseases, what her planned timetable is to respond to the...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of shortages in supplies of (a) Elvanse 30mg and (b) other ADHD...

  • Department for Education

    • State Education and Private Education: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) secondary and (b) primary education were in (i) independent and (ii) state schools per local authority...

    • Schools: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the safety of school buildings in Northumberland; and what recent steps she has taken to...

      International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the number of higher education institutions that have not adopted the...

      Childcare: Leaflets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on (a) producing and (b) delivering leaflets to households entitled Help for Households, Get help that fits your...

      Music: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average wage of teachers in music education hubs was in the latest period for which data is available.

      Further Education: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps her Department has taken to support care leavers move into (a) further and (b) tertiary education.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of ending funding for the UK Council for International Student Affairs on the adequacy of support...

      Education: Boys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the educational attainment of white working class boys.

      Schools: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's guidance on mobile phones in schools, published on 19 February 2024, whether her Department has made an assessment...

      Transform Schools (Stoke)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding the Government has given to (a) schools in Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Transform Schools (Stoke) Ltd in relation to the PFI contract...

      Education: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of making mental health first aid a compulsory component of teacher training.

      Department for Education: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many posts there are for (a) press, (b) media and (c) other communications staff in her Department; and what the salary band is for each post.

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of schools in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London received school...

      Multi-academy Trusts: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing multi-academy trusts to be registered as charities rather than exempt charities.

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on ensuring that every school in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) Kidsgrove and (c) Talke has a defibrillator.

      Transform Schools (Stoke)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in Stoke-on-Trent were built under a private finance initiative (PFI) contract with Transform Schools (Stoke) Limited.

      Transform Schools (Stoke)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in Stoke-on-Trent are included in the PFI contract with Transform Schools (Stoke) Ltd.

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an estimate of the number of (a) elements of school estates currently in use and (b) open schools containing at least one such...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Question

      Whether he has had discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022.

    • Childcare: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on trends in the level of childcare funding in Northern Ireland.

      Veterinary Medicine: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the continued availability of veterinary medicines in Northern Ireland beyond 2025.

      Defence: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for the defence industry in Northern Ireland.

      Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade on the potential impact of the restoration of the Northern...

      Midwives: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland on increasing the number of student midwives in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fines the Civil Aviation Authority imposed on airlines for carrying passengers without correct documents in each year since 2015.

    • Department for Transport: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on software updates to legacy computer systems in each of the last three financial...

      Vans: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of changing regulations on the weight of vans during the transition to electric vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to help support individuals that wish to donate vehicles to Ukraine.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 24 of his Department's publication entitled Network North: transforming British transport, CP 946, published on 4 October...

      East Coast Main Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with LNER on their simpler fares trial.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Business: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the guidance sent by the Director of the Grant Delivery Directorate to councils on 10 November 2023, with the subject Flood...

    • Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will take legislative steps to require Fujitsu to compensate the sub-postmasters impacted by the Horizon IT System.

  • Treasury

    • Spirits: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the loss of spirits duty as a result of forestalling in each year since 2015.

    • Spirits: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to avoid spirits producers forestalling sales to reduce the amount of duty they owe.

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to work with stakeholders to help ensure that people in (a) England and (b) Romford constituency can access physical banking...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he gave to the potential impact on equalities of increasing to £170,000 the annual income threshold for eligibility for the high...

      First Time Buyers: Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with major banks on the accessibility of mortgages for first time buyers.

      Mortgages: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has made with the Financial Ombudsman Service on support for people who have been missold a shared appreciation mortgage.

      Bank Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of banking services to rural communities.

      Friendly Societies Act 1992

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Commissioners have been appointed for the Law Commission Review of the Friendly Societies Act 1992; and what the planned timetable is for that review .

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many warning notes the Equality and Human Rights Commission sent regarding failure to report gender pay gaps in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d)...

    • Equal Pay: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's timetable is on closing the gender pay gap.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund: Tamworth Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2024 to Question 11923 on Levelling Up Fund: Tamworth Borough Council, for what...

    • Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his planned timetable is for publishing a new private parking code of practice.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help support Ukrainian refugees living in the UK.

      Local Government Finance: Chadderton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much provisional funding has been allocated to the Chadderton Town Board; and when that board is required to (a) meet...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding his Department has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on software updates to legacy computer systems in each...

      Local Government: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2024 to Question 13613 on Local Government: Corruption, for what reason this...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at...

      Children: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to (a) provide access to (i) mental health support, (ii) social services and (iii) recreational...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help support local authorities to provide appropriate temporary accommodation to...

      Social Rented Housing: Mould

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps he has taken to tackle (a) mould and (b) damp in social housing.

      Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people have access to specialised homes in (a) the private sector and (b)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 31 January 2023 from the hon. Member for Harrow West on the funding of...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to amend the shared ownership scheme to prevent residents paying fees to (a) extend their lease and (b)...

      Housing: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many residential buildings have registered with the Cladding Safety Scheme in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford...

      Property Development: Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department provides guidance to local authorities on conformity of new building developments with the...

      Batteries: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a restriction on battery storage...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of raising the existing cap of £450,000 for homes bought in...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department and the predecessor Department (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on software updates to legacy computer...

    • Leisure Centres: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she is taking steps to support leisure centres in rural areas.

      Badminton and Tennis: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she is taking steps to support the provision of (a) tennis and (b) badminton courts in rural areas.

      BetIndex: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of offering financial compensation to people affected by the collapse...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farmers: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help support farmers with their mental health and wellbeing.

    • Fly-grazing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support local authorities (a) manage and (b) care for neglected horses that have been left to...

      Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Leader of the House on the timetable for laying the necessary motion to bring into...

      Air Pollution: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the impact of (a) incinerators and (b) air pollution on (i) Black and (ii) Asian communities.

      Air Pollution: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the impact of air pollution on people in poverty.

      Air Pollution: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take additional steps to increase public awareness of how people can protect themselves from the impacts of air...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide additional funding to organisations that increase awareness of how people can protect themselves from air...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to tackle child poverty in large towns and cities.

    • Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been overpaid to (a) Universal Credit and (b) Employment and Support Allowance claimants in each of the last twelve months.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding his Department has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on software updates to legacy computer systems in each of the last three...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many real time information disputes were raised by Universal Credit claimants in the most recent twelve month period for which data is...

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2024 to Question 11564 on Universal Credit: Veterans, for what reason the Department did not seek to...

      New Business: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to encourage more veterans to establish businesses in the defence, aerospace and cybersecurity sectors.

      Employment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the impact of the level of employment support for veterans in jobcentres on trends in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Milk: Health Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the benefits of drinking milk to children and young people.

    • School Milk

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage wider take up of the Nursery Milk Scheme in early years settings and among childminders.

      Fractures: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of fracture care in areas where there is no full fracture liaison service.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask His Majesty's Government why consultant-led community services activity is no longer to be recorded on the main elective waiting list.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of referral-to-treatment cases which will be taken off the main elective waiting list as a result of new guidance from...

      Fractures: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of England has a full fracture liaison service.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government when before 1 April they will confirm whether NHS mental health funding will increase as a share of overall NHS expenditure in 2024/25, as required by section 3(2)...

      Long Covid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the overall burden of Long Covid, (2) the number of new cases being identified each month, (3) the percentage of...

      Fractures: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Markham on 19 January 2023 (HL Deb col 1926), what is meant by “different versions” of the fracture liaison service.

      Pregnancy: Air Pollution

      To ask His Majesty's Government what research they have (1) commissioned, and (2) published, on the impact of exposure to air pollution on foetal development during pregnancy.

      Air Pollution: Public Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish guidance on how people can protect themselves from the harms of air pollution.

      Air Pollution: Ethnic Groups

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with health professionals to address the disproportionate impact of air pollution on Black and racialised communities.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Foreign Investment in UK: National Security

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to recommendations made by the House of Commons Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment on 9 February in their...

    • Political Parties: Freedom of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to extend the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to include registered political parties.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Appeals

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the asylum seekers' appeal system is not intentionally undermined, with the result that rejected applications are...

    • Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for asylum applications in Northern Ireland of the decision in the application for judicial review by Aman...

      Immigration: Legal Representation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that immigration lawyers and law firms are not involved in (1) coaching claimants, or (2) encouraging them to make false...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nigeria: Boko Haram and Islamic State

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the link between Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province in Nigeria's northern states, and perpetrators of violence...

    • Nigeria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the second-order effects of mass displacement in central Nigeria, especially on (1) educational outcomes, (2) the use of...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sources of weapons used by perpetrators of recent violence in Plateau State, Nigeria.

      Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that rates of kidnappings for ransom have increased in central Nigeria.

      Sudan: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remarks by Clare Nicolet, head of Médecins Sans Frontières's emergency response in Sudan, that "we estimate...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Line: Old Oak Common Station

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 20 February (HL2422), whether there are committed sources of funding in place for continuing work on (1)...

    • Railways: East of England

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 14 February (HL2133), what are the minimum and expected timescales for the following stages of Ely Area...

      Railway Stations: Stonehouse

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will announce their decision on the Strategic Outline Business Case 'Restoring Your Railway Stroudwater Station' submitted in September 2022; why that...

      High Speed 2 Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they were aware that trees would be felled in Sheephouse Wood when they agreed £40m funding for a tunnel to mitigate the impact on wildlife...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Transgender People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Sport England’s approach to supporting the implementation of the UK Sports Councils’ Guidance for Transgender...

    • Radio Frequencies: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of longwave radio on 31 March on people living in rural areas.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hill Farming: Environmental Land Management Schemes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what further steps they plan to take to support and protect upland and hill farmers to offset any loss of income they face under the new environmental...

    • Processed Food: Labelling

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in light of recent research by University College London, to ensure that ultra-processed foods, particularly meat-alternative products,...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

      To ask His Majesty's Government who are the members of the statutory inquiry established to investigate the Post Office Horizon scandal; and who chairs that inquiry.

    • Post Office: Incentives

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the 'Transformation Incentive Scheme' authorising payment of bonuses to the Post Office senior employees for co-operating with the Post Office Horizon IT...

      Post Office: Incentives

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the names and bonus amounts paid to Post Office senior employees under the ‘Transformation Incentive Scheme’ for...

      Horizon IT System: Convictions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the sub-postmasters wrongfully convicted because of flawed Horizon computer evidence are yet to have their convictions overturned, allowing for payment...

      Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the (1) highest, and (2) lowest, compensation payments made to sub postmasters wrongly prosecuted by the Post Office to date.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Autism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the National Autistic Society's Cullum Centres; and what consideration they have given to rolling out the Cullum model in...

    • Education: Autism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing national guidance on how to adapt school environments to support the needs of autistic pupils.

      Education: Autism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current level of training on autism that teachers receive; and what consideration they have given to introducing whole school...

  • Treasury

    • Economic Situation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor and mitigate the impact of potential recessionary pressures on household finances and consumer confidence.

    • Salt and Sugar: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation contained in The National Food Strategy, published on 15 July 2021, to introduce a Sugar and Salt...

      Import Controls: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 13 February (HL2022), what discussions they have had with representatives of channel ports...

      Imports: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the economic impact of safety and security declaration requirements for EU imports.

      Duty Free Allowances: Tourism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to reinstating tax-free shopping for tourists, and what stage the review by the Office for Budget Responsibility has reached...

      Imports: EU Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have held with EU countries regarding the introduction of safety and security declaration requirements for EU imports on 31 October,...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of an environmental duty on all relevant regulators, including the Planning Inspectorate, to ensure regulation that is...

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