Written answers

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • General Practitioners: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people attended their GP with a dental issue in each year since 2019.

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS appointments were carried out by dentists in each year since 2019.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people attended an A&E department with a dental issue in each year since 2019.

      Dentistry: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps with the General Dental Council to improve the registration process for dentists who qualified outside the UK.

      Dentistry: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the overseas registration exam for dentists.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of GP practices used the GP online appointment booking feature to make appointments available (a) online and...

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will (a) list the amount of funding allocated to each children's hospice for the 2024-25 financial year and (b) outline her...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans she has to help improve breast screening uptake.

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2024 to Question 14706 on Cancer: Young People, whether the Children and Young People Cancer...

      Heart Diseases: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she expects a funding decision for the Early Aortic Repair in patients Needing Endovascular/Open Surgery for Type B Aortic...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many over 25s have been diagnosed with osteoporosis in the last three years.

      NHS: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to attract and retain workers with skills in artificial intelligence into the NHS workforce.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to expand the scope of the NHS Health Check to (a) include a wider range of clinical checks for...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to provide additional funding to the NHS for (a) diagnostic tools and (b) the workforce to help prepare for the...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of geographical disparities in access to specialist dementia diagnostics on...

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the availability of step down support in London for homeless people being discharged from hospital care.

      Triamcinolone Hexacetonide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department plans to review the impact categorisation of the supply shortage of triamcinolone hexacetonide injections...

      Hospitals: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish guidance on the rules for communication between hospitals on individual patient care.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how she plans to distribute funding through the Children's Hospice Grant in the 2024-25 financial year.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with integrated care boards on estimates they have made of how many children are accessing palliative care...

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of dental undergraduate training places available to (a) UK and (b) international students was in each financial...

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental undergraduate training places will be available to students in England in each academic year between 2024-25 and 2031-32.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people (a) have undergone and (b) are eligible to receive an NHS Health Check in each of the last five years.

      Ophthalmic Services: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help increase the uptake of the NHS email system by optometrists.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to re-examine the use of fluoridisation of water supplies.

      Dental Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing dental therapists to carry out some minor dental procedures.

      Mental Health: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of private renting on mental health.

      Infant Mortality and Miscarriage: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has plans to increase support for bereaved parents who experience a (a) miscarriage or (b) baby loss.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress she has made on delivering the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024.

      Maternity Disparities Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the maternity disparities taskforce (a) last met and (b) is next scheduled to meet.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Shipley of 21 June 2023.

      Disease Control: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on improving infection prevention and...

      Maternity Disparities Taskforce: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 59 of the Third Report of Session 2022–23 of the Women and Equalities Committee, HC 94, published on 18...

      Infant Mortality: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of bereavement support provided to fathers following a baby loss.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce the waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services in the Tees Esk Wear Mental Health...

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the compensation scheme for people suffering from the effects of vaginal mesh operations does not cover all those...

      St Peter's Hospital Maldon: Out-patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many outpatient appointments took place at St Peter's Hospital Maldon in each year since 2000.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding her Department has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on advertising in each of the last three financial years.

      Atorvastatin and Omeprazole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help increase the availability of (a) Atorvastatin and (b) Omeprazole through the NHS.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many domestic overnight visits Ministers within their Department have taken in each of the last three financial years; and what the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many civil servants in her Department have a criminal conviction.

      Hospices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that people receive a good standard of hospice care if they reside in an area covered...

      Queen's Hospital Romford: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to improve the capacity of the Accident and Emergency department of Queen’s Hospital Romford.

      Care Workers: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help (a) recruit and (b) retain social care workers.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to improve the (a) diagnosis rate, (b) co-ordination of care and (c) access to specialist (i) care, (ii)...

  • Department for Education

    • Childcare: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 2.8 of the Spring Budget 2024, HC 560, if her Department will publish the metric used in the Spring Budget 2023 to...

    • Department for Education: Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the document entitled Draft terms of reference for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, what updates her Department has provided on...

      Department for Education: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many domestic overnight visits were undertaken by Ministers in her Department in each of the last three financial years; and what the cost of...

      Department for Education: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in her Department have a criminal conviction.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools were opened in each year from 2011 to 2023.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools were converted to (a) primary converter, (b) primary sponsored, (c) secondary converter and (d) secondary sponsored academies in each...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary mainstream, (b) primary alternative provision, (c) secondary mainstream and (d) secondary alternative provision schools were...

      Department for Education: Whatsapp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issues on the use of WhatsApp.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Shipping: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to page 14 of the Government response to the Consultation on the Statutory Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement,...

    • Department for Business and Trade: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many civil servants in her Department have a criminal conviction.

      Foreign Companies: Company Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has received representations on the Insolvency Service’s procedure for investigating (a) criminal and (b) civil...

      British Business Bank: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much public money was allocated to the British Business Bank for the (a) 2023-4 and (b) 2024-5 financial years.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the press release entitled Arms exports to Israel must stop immediately: UN experts, published by the Office of the UN High...

      Bank Services: Ampthill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she is taking steps to support the accelerated roll out of the Ampthill post office banking hub.

      P&O Ferries: Company Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what resources the Insolvency Service has committed to its civil investigation of P&O Ferries; and what steps her Department is taking to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: WhatsApp

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issues on the use of WhatsApp.

    • Cabinet Office: Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the document entitled Draft terms of reference for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, what updates his Department has provided on...

      Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which external (a) speakers and (b) organisations have spoken in Civil Service diversity, equity, and inclusion training since 2020.

      Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any materials used in Civil Service diversity, equity, and inclusion training make reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants on full-time contracts there were in each year since 2019.

      Darlington Economic Campus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of naming the permanent home of the Darlington Economic Campus, William McMullen House.

      Cabinet Office: Diaries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish his diary for 16 November 2023.

      Cabinet Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many domestic overnight visits were undertaken by Ministers in his Department in each of the last three financial years; and what the cost of those...

      Ministers: Defamation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, from what budget (a) legal fees for defamation cases brought against ministers and (b) settlement in such cases will come.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with officials from the Israeli government on the number of Hamas terrorists killed in Gaza.

    • Immigration

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled The theme of migration...

      COE Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Annual activity report 2023 by...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Publishing

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what reports and guidance their Department has produced in the last three financial years; and how much was spent on...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Fraud and Maladministration

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what estimate he has made of the amount of money lost to fraud and error by his Department in each of the last three...

      Yemen: Houthis

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the treatment of women and girls...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Defamation

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help tackle conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan.

      Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what his policy is on the potential future role of (a) Hamas and (b) Hamas-affiliated groups in (i) civic, (ii)...

      UN Security Council: Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the UN Meetings Coverage reports GA/12563, published on 17 November 2023, and GA/12586, published on...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the document entitled Draft terms of reference for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, what updates...

      Mozambique: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what diplomatic steps the UK is taking to address sexual violence as a weapon of war in the Mozambique.

      Burkina Faso: Churches

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will hold discussions with his counterpart in the Burkina Faso Government on the church attack in Oudalan...

      Sudan: Democracy and Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international coordination on supporting peace, human rights and...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what reports his Department has received of steps taken to protect civilians in Sudan.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the potential impact of the conflict in Sudan on...

      Overseas Trade: Sudan

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the impact of the conflict in Sudan on UK trade and investment in that region; and what...

      Mozambique: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to help address the needs of women and girls (a) subjected to sexual slavery and...

      Gaza: Babies

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the statement by UNICEF of 3 March 2024, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many arms licences have been issued to Israel since (a) 7 October 2023 and (b) the International Court of Justice's...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Somalia

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

      Mozambique: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on (a) the security situation in Cabo Delgado and...

      Israel: Hamas

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Recent developments in...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what medical (a) equipment and (b) other aid the UK has sent to Gaza by equipment type.

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether the Government plans to resume funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in...

      Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the treatment of female hostages...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of aid trucks reaching Gaza each (a) day and (b) month in the last year.

      Zambia: Food Supply

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the food security situation in Zambia following the recent drought.

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the joint NGO statement entitled EU and...

      Ethiopia: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what information his Department holds on the humanitarian situation in the Gambella region of Ethiopia following the...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help tackle illegal migration.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mauritius

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to visit Mauritius.

      Sudan: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to support international efforts to ensure accountability for those responsible for...

      Zimbabwe: Period Poverty

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Zimbabwe on period poverty.

      Gaza: Access

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help ensure access (a) into Gaza and (b) across the Strip.

      World Food Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the World Food Programme Deputy...

      Serbia: Elections

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Observation of the early...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking with international partners to help ensure a more concerted political effort on the situation...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in Sudan on human rights issues.

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what diplomatic steps he is taking to facilitate the opening of humanitarian corridors in Sudan.

      Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate entitled Globalisation in times of...

  • Attorney General

  • Treasury

    • Public Sector: Productivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to increase public sector productivity.

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Spring Budget 2024, HC 560, if he will publish a detailed breakdown of the Barnett consequential for Scotland.

      Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reversing the decision to reprofile Fresh Start Funding.

      National Insurance: Foster Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2024 to Question 15683 on National Insurance: Foster Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help close the gender pay gap.

      Pension Funds: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to make investment in energy infrastructure more attractive for pension funds.

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing financial support for drivers to upgrade to Clean Air Zone compliant vehicles for (a)...

      Treasury: Offenders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants in his Department have a criminal conviction.

      Treasury: Defamation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have informed the Law Officers that...

      Fiscal Policy: Gender

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using gender budgeting for his fiscal policies.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Valuation Office Agency's contract ContractFinder procurement reference VOA/2023/033, what the budget is for the development of the...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many section 684 notices were issued by HMRC in each of the last five years.

      Philips Trust Corporation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to support people who lost (a) money and (b) assets due to the collapse of the Philips Trust Corporation.

      Financial Services: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the UK’s global competitiveness in green finance.

      Banks: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will have discussions with banks on (a) limits on spending for gambling addicts and (b) issuing loans to gambling addicts.

      Sanctions: Middle East and North Africa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential economic impact of boycotts of Western brands in the Middle East and North Africa.

      New Businesses: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultation she undertook with (a) investors, (b) business organisations and (c) entrepreneurs prior to the announcement that the angel investment...

      Loans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Bank of England introducing a dual interest rate policy with a lower rate for lending to green...

      Hearing Aids: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to zero rate hearing aids.

      Revenue and Customs: Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who attended HMRC's stakeholder conference this year.

      Treasury: Fraud and Maladministration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of money lost to fraud and error by his Department in each of the last three financial years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Damages: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of launching a public consultation on updating the law on bereavement damages in England and Wales.

    • Ministry of Justice: Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the document entitled Draft terms of reference for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, what updates his Department has provided on...

      Coroners: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of sending coroner inquest notification letters to bereaved family members using signed for delivery.

      Ministry of Justice: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil servants in his Department have a criminal conviction.

      Damages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 9 of the report of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers entitled Bereavement damages: a dis-united kingdom, whether he has...

      Damages: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 in compensating bereaved relatives in Scotland.

      Damages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on identifying a suitable legislative vehicle to extend eligibility for bereavement damages under section 1A of...

      Damages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 17 April 2023 to Question 176607 on Fatal Accidents Act 1976, what the basis is for his Department's assessment that an...

      Sentencing: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the number of offenders refusing to attend sentencing hearings who were convicted of an offence where (a) a life sentence...

      Criminal Proceedings: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of its data collection systems in regard to victims.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Fraud and Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the amount of money lost to fraud and error by his Department in each of the last three financial years.

    • Ministry of Defence: Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have informed the Law Officers...

      Army: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers have completed the Army’s apprenticeship programme in each year since 2019; and in which sectors those apprenticeships were...

      Air Force: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have completed the RAF’s apprenticeship programme in each year since 2019; and in which sectors those apprenticeships were completed.

      Navy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sailors have completed the Navy’s apprenticeship programme in each year since 2019; and in which sectors those apprenticeships were completed.

      Northern Ireland: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in his Department are in roles that support the provision of information to Troubles-era inquests in Northern Ireland.

      Defence Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason does Defence Business Services not publish its annual plan.

      HMS Prince of Wales: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2024 to Question 16073 on HMS Prince of Wales: Salvage, whether artefacts salvaged illegally from HMS Prince of Wales...

      Veterans UK: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) lawyers and (b) paralegals are employed by Veterans UK as of 4 March 2024.

      Defence Business Services: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish any (a) performance reports, (b) business plans, (c) annual reviews and (d) other documents relating to the (i) performance of and...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of trends in the level of army recruitment over the past five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) Defence Equipment and Support received more than £100,000 a year from his Department in each...

      Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of British (a) embassies and (b) high commissions do not have a serving defence attaché.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of RAF sorties over Yemen in 2024.

      Contingencies Fund: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much support the Government is providing for military operations in the Red Sea from the Contingencies Fund.

      Israel: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2024 to Question 16902, whether the UK has provided (a) servicing and (b) other support for Israeli F-35 planes since...

      Mozambique: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is providing support to (a) Mozambique and (b) the Southern African Development Community to help restore security in Cabo Delgado.

      Somalia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on the training of Somalian armed forces in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Loans: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the increase in the maximum repayment period on new budgeting advance loans starts is scheduled for December 2024.

    • Jobcentres: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Armed Forces Champions are employed in Jobcentres.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to introduce legislative proposals to increase the amount of caring allowance available to people who care for more than...

      Sickness Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of trends in the number of people claiming long-term sickness benefits.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of expediting applications for Personal Independence Payments made by people with...

      State Retirement Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an estimate of the number of people with disabilities in the UK that (a) stopped receiving a mobility allowance...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on housing benefits in the last financial year; and how much of that was spent on housing provided by (a) local...

      Menopause: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of a Sickness absence recording tool (SART) code for menopause.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the report entitled Beneath the trends: A detailed look at the...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an estimate of the number and proportion of tax credit claimants that have closed a claim rather than migrate to Universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Universal Credit claimants have received a budgeting advance in each of the last three years.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he made an assessment of the potential merits of removing the under-occupancy penalty during the preparation of the Spring Budget.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the state pension age will increase to (a) 67 in 2026-28 and (b) 68 in 2044-46.

      State Retirement Pensions: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of increasing the state pension age to (a) 67 in 2026-28 and (b) 68 in...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Q339 of the evidence given by the Minister for Pensions to the Work and Pensions Committee on 10 January 2024, HC144,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing compensation scheme proposals for the women affected by the state pension...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants in his Department have a criminal conviction.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential correlation between poverty levels and the lower standard allowance of...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has received recent representations from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers on safety risks in the offshore...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have informed the Law...

      State Retirement Pensions: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's Legal Entitlements and Administrative Practice exercise to identify people who have been underpaid State...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Spring Budget 2024, HC 560, published on 6 March 2024, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the National Audit Office report entitled Progress in...

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to meet with representatives from the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to which domestic destinations Ministers in his Department have attended overnight visits in each of the last three financial years.

      Civil Servants: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2024 to Question 13494 on Civil Servants: Veterans, if he will make an assessment of the impact of the...

      Universal Credit: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2024 to Question 14790 on Universal Credit: Armed Forces, whether his Department has made an assessment...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State Work and Pensions, whether he made an assessment of the potential merits of lifting the two child benefit cap during the preparation of the Spring Budget.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons that people on Universal Credit may require budgeting advance loans.

      Poverty: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has had recent discussions with the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on trends in the number of children...

      Universal Credit: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 3093 on Universal Credit: Armed Forces, whether his Department has made an assessment...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of sections 22-29 of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 on victims of modern slavery...

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of visa applicants that used the (a) priority and (b) super priority service were (i) granted a visa and (ii)...

      Migrant Workers: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of the average cost to the public purse of the (a) capital set-up and (b) revenue for the first five years for...

      Israel: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) other police forces on the cost to the public purse of...

      Home Office: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants in his Department have a criminal conviction.

      Visas: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason he has not established a family reunification visa scheme for people in Gaza.

      Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his planned timetable is for the Migration Advisory Committee to complete the rapid review of the Immigration Salary List.

      Home Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people work in his Department's equality, diversity and well-being team.

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the delivery of the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had discussions with police forces on the pledge that a police officer will attend every burgled home.

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is taking steps to provide additional (a) training and (b) resources to police forces to help tackle neighbourhood disputes.

      National Vehicle Crime Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2024 to Question 15519 on Cars: Theft, when the National Vehicle Crime Working Group last met.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of the cumulative number of years of experience held by all police officers in (a) 2010 and (b) 2024.

      Immigration: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to provide homes to people granted leave to...

      UK Border Force: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incoming parcels from overseas that were checked by the Border Force were (a) damaged and (b) lost in each of the last 12 months.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department work on policy relating to immigration as of 4 March 2024.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to address the findings of the report entitled A re-inspection of the use of hotels for housing unaccompanied...

      Asylum: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of notices given to asylum seekers to leave accommodation provided by his...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have informed the Law Officers...

    • Department for Transport: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to Question 15694 on Department for Transport: DP World and P&O Ferries ,tabled by the Hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley...

      Department for Transport: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants in his Department have a criminal conviction.

      Department for Transport; Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the document entitled Draft terms of reference for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, what updates his Department has provided on...

      Regional Airports: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help increase safety at regional airports.

      Department for Transport: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to which domestic destinations Ministers in his Department have attended overnight visits in each of the last three financial years.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Darlington Borough Council on the adequacy of the provision of on-street charging for electric vehicles in Darlington.

      Helicopters: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a recent assessment of the (a) resilience and (b) safety of helicopter transport operations in the North Sea.

      Out of Area Treatment: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with (a) the Department for Health and Social Care, (b) the Northern Ireland Office, (c) the Scotland Office and (d)...

      Railways: Birmingham and Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to use funds saved by the cancellation of HS2 Phase 2f to tackle problems on rail links between Birmingham and Manchester.

      North Wales Coast Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a timetable for the development of the (a) strategic outline case, (b) outline business case and (c) full business case for the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish (a) available data from the Government-sponsored e-scooter trials on the (i) number and (ii) number per million kilometers...

      Seafarers' Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Whether he has had recent discussions with (a) P&O Ferries and (b) other members of the UK Chamber of Shipping on the Seafarers’ Charter.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Pornography Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the Angiolini Inquiry Part 1 report, published in February 2024, when she plans to publish the findings of...

    • Telephone Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what discussions she has had with BT on the duration of the pause in its rollout of the digital switchover for elderly and...

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department produces equality impact assessments for its plans and strategies.

      Science and Technology: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department is engaging with (a) local authorities and (b) mayoral combined authorities on (i) branding and (ii)...

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many civil servants in her Department have a criminal conviction.

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what proportion of freedom of information requests to her Department were replied to within the 20 working day response...

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, to which domestic destinations Ministers in his Department have attended overnight visits in each of the last three financial...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department is taking steps to encourage UK Research and Innovation to support pandemic preparedness.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what research the Medical Research Council is funding on the (a) causes and (b) treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

      Science and Technology: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the potential relationship of the financial...

      Life Sciences: Technology Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to improve the life sciences translation process.

      Industry: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she is taking to support economic sector clusters to bid for funding into research and development.

      BioYorkshire: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how much funding UK Research and Innovation has (a) allocated and (b) provided to BioYorkshire in the last 12 months.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how much funding her Department has provided to research projects based in (a) York, (b) Yorkshire and (c) the UK in the last...

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department has plans to measure the impact of the Advanced Research and Innovation Agency.

      Food: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to paragraph 5.98 of the Spring Budget 2024, HC 560, published on 6 March 2024, by what process the £5...

      Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Business Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what her Department's planned timescale is for responding to the report entitled Independent review of the DSIT business case...

      Research: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the planned rise in the salary threshold for a skilled...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she is taking steps with her international counterparts to support the digital creative arts.

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in her Department have a criminal conviction.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: WhatsApp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance her Department issues on the use of WhatsApp.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many domestic overnight visits were undertaken by Ministers in (a) her Department and (b) its predecessor Department in each of the...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the document entitled Draft terms of reference for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, what updates her Department...

      Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to (a) promote the playing of rugby and (b) support the (i) maintenance and (ii) development of (A) rugby...

      Playing Fields: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help improve the quality of sports fields in (a) England and (b) Romford constituency.

      Sportsgrounds: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the adequacy of sports pitch provision in Darlington; and whether her Department plans to provide...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to regulate gambling advertising.

      Cricket: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help increase participation of (a) girls and (b) women in cricket.

      Cricket: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the England and Wales Cricket Board on (a) racism and (b) discrimination in cricket.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Islamophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2024 to Question 10238 on Islamophobia, whether he has taken steps to develop a...

    • Domestic Abuse: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of domestic abuse services in the UK in each year since 2018.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many civil servants in his Department have a criminal conviction.

      Social Rented Housing: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) existing supply and (b) future provision of social housing in...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to which domestic destinations Ministers in his Department have attended overnight visits in each of the last three...

      General Elections: Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has held recent discussions with relevant stakeholders on logistical preparations for a possible...

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking with local authorities to help communities to tackle antisocial behaviour.

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department has taken with local authorities to tackle anti-social behaviour in (a) Ashford constituency and...

      Business: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support high street businesses in Hendon constituency.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to tackle anti-Semitism.

      General Elections: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what funds have been spent on preparing for a (a) May 2024 and (b) June 2024 general election.

      Voter Authority Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish a breakdown of how many people have been granted Voter Authority Certificates in each month in the last...

      Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much and what proportion of total Levelling Up Fund funding has been allocated to Northern Ireland as of 4 March 2024.

      Community Ownership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he expects the next Community Ownership Fund bidding round will open.

      Private Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on how many Disabled people were evicted thorough section 21 no-fault evictions in...

      Business: Ashford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support high street businesses in Ashford constituency.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what her planned timetable is for implementing the policies set out in the paper entitled Inclusive Britain: Government response to the Commission on...

    • Women and Equalities: Defamation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in her Department have informed the Law Officers...

  • Wales Office

    • Food: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade on the potential application of new geographical indications for...

    • Wales Office: Fraud and Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the amount of money lost to fraud and error by his Department in each of the last three financial years.

      Wales Office: Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have informed the Law Officers that...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of the marine protected area network is in (a) effective management...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will respond to Question 13730 on Environmental Land Management Schemes tabled by the hon. Member for Croydon North on...

      Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support farmers pursue nature-friendly farming.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2024 to Question 13732 on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public...

      Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's planned timetable is for consultation on activity regulations under the Animals (Low-Welfare...

      Tree Planting: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with Birmingham City Council on levels of tree planting in Birmingham.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to designate bathing waters in Warwick and Leamington constituency by 2025.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Food Security Index will be measured; and whether it will include nature-friendly farming practices.

      Deposit Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps with his counterparts in the devolved Administrations to publish a report on the steps they are taking...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to provide local authorities with details of (a) transitional and (b) operational funding provided by his...

      Cats: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) guidance and (b) support his Department provides to (i) veterinarians and (ii) other animal welfare professionals...

      Responsible Dog Ownership Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's timetable is for publishing the report of the Responsible Dog Ownership working group.

      Cats: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the illegal smuggling of cats and kittens into the UK.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many domestic overnight visits Ministers within his Department have taken in each of the last three financial years; and...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department holds data on the number of Industrial Emissions Directive environmental permits that have been...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Whatsapp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department issues on the use of WhatsApp.

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on the protection of hedgehogs since 2019.

      Food Supply: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the Food Data Transparency Partnership Eco Working Group to produce its report detailing proposals to...

      Sustainable Farming Incentive: Mid Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in Mid Bedfordshire have accepted an offer of agreement for the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports and guidance their Department has produced in the last three financial years; and how much was spent on their...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to which domestic destinations Ministers in his Department have attended overnight visits in each of the last three...

      Agriculture: Energy and Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to provide additional support for (a) energy and (b) inflationary costs for...

      Water: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he is providing public health warnings about the importance of avoiding water contaminated with sewage.

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2023 to Question 4004 on Furs: Imports, what criteria he is using to determine when to...

      Factory Farming: Inland Waterways and Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the impact of factory farming on (a) rivers and (b)...

      Water Companies: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the financial implications for her policies of trends in the level of debt acquired by water...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to Questions (a) 11320 on Import Controls: Disease Control tabled by the hon. Member for...

      Water: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on levels of ill health caused by contact...

      Landfill: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of landfill sites in England.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the sewage drainage systems in (a) the UK and (b) York to address (i) demand...

      Deposit Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with industry representatives on the implementation of a deposit return scheme since November...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to Question 12881 on Food: Imports tabled by the Rt hon. Member for New Forest East; and if he will...

      Water Charges: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to provide additional support to help vulnerable customers with water and sewerage bills from April 2024.

      Environmental Land Management Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to review the effectiveness of the Environmental Land Management scheme.

      Water Charges: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the affordability of water bills in Wigan constituency.

      Fly-tipping: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council in tackling fly-tipping.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Fraud and Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the amount of money lost to fraud and error by his Department in each of the last three financial years.

    • Integrated Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2024 to Question 16419 on Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland, on what date the Northern Ireland Executive...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the (a) Department for Health and Social Care and (b) Department for Transport on providing financial...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Renewable Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to report entitled Financing the Future: Energy, published by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association...

    • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many domestic overnight visits were undertaken by Ministers in (a) her Department and (b) its predecessor Department in each of...

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to Gridwatch.co.uk figures, for what reason the proportion of imported energy was over 25% on 25 February 2024.

      WhatsApp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what guidance her Department issues on the use of WhatsApp.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many civil servants in her Department have a criminal conviction.

  • Scotland Office

  • Leader of the House

    • Leader of the House of Commons: Defamation

      To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions she has informed the Law Officers that she is the defendant in a libel...

  • Home Office

    • Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many foreign national offenders they have removed from the United Kingdom at the conclusion of their custodial sentences in each of the past ten years.

    • Metals: Recycling

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unlicensed metal recyclers have been prosecuted in the past (1) three years, (2) five years, and (3) 10 years; and what steps they are taking to...

      British Nationality

      To ask His Majesty's Government what use, if any, has been made of the power in section 66 of the Immigration Act 2014 to deprive naturalised citizens of their British citizenship even when the...

      Asylum: Nicaragua

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers from Nicaragua have arrived in the UK in each year since 2018; and how many of those have been granted asylum so far.

  • Treasury

    • Private Rented Housing: Heating and Insulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to allow landlords of rented properties to claim (1) adding insulation where there was none before, and (2) upgrading a central heating...

    • Credit

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following reports of the shrinkage of the non-prime lending market, what steps they are taking to ensure that vulnerable customers have access to fair and...

      Insurance: Greater London

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the liability of the London insurance market for claims arising from the war in Ukraine for the loss of commercial aircraft...

      Food: Prices

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent reduction in grocery price inflation on overall inflationary pressures in the economy.

      Taxis: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 13 February (HL2098), when the consultation on the Uber Britannia Ltd v Sefton MBC High Court...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support prospective homebuyers amidst recent increases in house prices.

      Owner Occupation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support property owners facing challenges in refinancing against lower property values.

      Credit Cards: Interest Rates

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support consumers facing financial difficulty due to high credit card interest rates and increasing levels of debt.

      Business

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the recent survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group, what steps they are taking to address the chief concerns identified by businesses, such as (1)...

      Retail Trade: VAT

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to restore VAT free shopping for foreign tourists.

      Council Tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely effect on economic growth and productivity of (1) revaluing council tax bands by reference to current market...

      Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority

      To ask His Majesty's Government what, if any, statutory powers they have to issue binding directions to (1) the Financial Conduct Authority, and (2) the Prudential Regulation Authority; and...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Alexei Navalny and Yulia Navalnaya

      To ask His Majesty's Government what reports they have received concerning the circumstances of the death of Alexei Navalny in prison on 16 February; and whether they have been in contact with...

    • Republic of Ireland: Defence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland about the defence of the Western Atlantic.

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to international bodies since 2018 in relation to the human rights situation in Nicaragua; and what sanctions they have...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many Rohingya refugees are in Cox’s Bazar; what discussions they have had with the government of Bangladesh...

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Nicaraguan regime's attack on religious leaders, journalists, opposition leaders and human rights defenders.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Advertising

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent under-18s from being exposed to gambling advertisement, sponsorship and marketing on social media and online platforms.

    • Casement Park: Regeneration

      To ask His Majesty's Government what financial commitment they will be making to the building of Casement Park in Belfast.

      Listed Events Regime: Digital Rights Review

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish the results of the Digital Rights Review 2022.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the availability of NHS dentistry.

    • Dental Health: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the health of children's teeth nationally in England.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) high secure, (2) medium secure, and (3) low secure, mental health service beds are in each integrated care board area of England.

      Abortion: Statistics

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 21 February (HL2391), when they expect to publish a definitive analysis of data collected in respect of...

      Midwives: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle problems of recruitment and retention of midwives in England to enable every expectant parent and baby to receive the...

      Avoidant/restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Birmingham Food Refusal Service

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the NHS refers patients with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder to the Birmingham Food Refusal Service.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Public Consultation

      To ask His Majesty's Government to provide an update on the principles or guidelines that are currently in place for the design and execution of public consultations by central Government; and...

    • Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many designated smoking and vaping areas are currently located within the central Government administrative estate.

      Government Departments: Energy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of the central Government administrative estate has installed smart meters.

  • Department for Transport

    • Tankers: English Channel

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 14 February (HL2349), in what form the information on vessel transponders is collected; and where is...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Import Controls

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 27 December 2023 (HL1079), what assessment they have carried out to inform the conclusion...

    • Inland Waterways and Rivers: Dredging

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of dredging rivers and waterways while balancing environmental and habitat considerations; and, in particular,...

      Agriculture and horticulture: Subsidies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the number of full time equivalent personnel employed by DEFRA to administer farming and horticultural grants and subsidies in England on the latest date...

      Livestock: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the current requirements regarding the re-tagging of livestock born in Great Britain and being moved to Northern Ireland.

      Chemicals

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the chemicals strategy.

      AquaCultured Seafood: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have provided public funds towards Aquacultured Seafood Limited for its on-land fish farm in Grimsby; and, if so, how much.

      Ammunition: Lead

      To ask His Majesty's Government on what date they expect to receive the Health and Safety Executive's delayed final restriction opinion in respect of the risks of using lead in ammunition to...

      Aluminium: Recycling

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the metals recycling industry regarding the impact of introducing a fixed-rate deposit return scheme on the recycling...

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to revoke the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989 that regulate sewage sludge and bring sewage sludge regulation within the...

      Bread and Flour: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Douglas-Miller on 12 February (HL1943), on which date in February they informed the WTO and EU of the proposed changes...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Iron and Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support to those whose livelihoods previously relied on employment at the Port Talbot steel works.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Caine on 4 March and with regard to paragraphs 54 and 65 of the relevant Supreme Court judgment, whether they...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Artificial Intelligence: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to invest in the development of technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Horizon IT System: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the request made by the Northern Ireland Executive, what assessment they have made of widening the scope of the legislation to reverse the convictions...

    • Royal Mail: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Royal Mail is not currently meeting its first-class and second-class letter delivery targets; and what remedial...

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