Written answers

Friday, 15 March 2024

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time paid positions the a:gender staff network has; and what the cost to the public purse is of that network.

    • Ministers: Defamation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions Ministers have settled defamation or libel proceedings in their official capacity as a Minister of the Crown since 2001; and...

      Veterans: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2024 to Question 13226 on Veterans: Employment Scheme, how many and what proportion of ethnic minority veterans...

      General Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions the Prime Minister has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential operational readiness of the Government to hold a general...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ophthalmic Services: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when does she expect the photobiomodulation process for treatment of those with severe eye problems to be made available via the NHS.

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to publish the abortion rates data for (a) 2021/22 and (b) 2022/23.

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the impact of legalising assisted suicide on palliative care.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason is the shingles vaccine not available to people between the ages of 66 to 69 on 1 September 2023; and whether she will...

      Integrated Care Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Integrated Care Boards delivered value-based activity of at least 104% of the 2019/20 baseline in 2022/23; and which Integrated...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her planned timetable is for the introduction of Liberty Protection Safeguards.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to educate young people about the importance of health screening programmes in later life.

      Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department collects on the uptake of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening; and what steps she is taking to target this...

      Alcoholism and Drugs: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2024 to Question 12906 on Alcoholism and Drugs: Veterans, whether her Department has made an...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to provide additional funding to help facilitate the hearing of the longest-delayed rape cases; and what steps he is taking to...

    • Barristers: Pay and Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to help tackle (a) poor pay and (b) high stress among barristers working on sexual violence cases; and what other steps he is...

      Prisons and Young Offender Institutions: Pepper Spray

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times was PAVA spray deployed in (a) Youth Offender Institutes and (b) prisons in each year since 2019.

      Reoffenders: Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and which offences were committed by people on a suspended sentence order in each of the last three years.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders sentenced to a suspended sentence order were subsequently sent to immediate custody for (a) breaching the...

      Prisoners: Distance Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including distance learning undertaken by prisoners as purposeful activity.

      Prisons: Restraint Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Nico 9 stun grenades were used in prisons in each year since 2015, broken down by institution.

      Prisons: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times (a) the National Dog and Technical Support Group was deployed in prisons and (b) dogs were used in those deployments in each year since...

      Reoffenders: Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving (a) one life sentence, (b) two life sentences and (c) more than two life sentences were released from prison into the...

      National Tactical Response Group: Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the National Tactical Response Group was deployed in the youth estate in each year since 2015, broken down by institution type.

      Reoffenders: Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people received a second life sentence after being released from prison in each year since 2010; and if he will list the offences which...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2023 to Question 6782 on Maritime and Coastguard Agency: EU Emissions Trading Scheme, what...

    • Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the volume of green hydrogen that will be produced in the UK over the next ten years, by (a) nation...

      Hydrogen: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what revenue will be available to (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Scottish local authorities from the production of green hydrogen.

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an assessment of the number of individual houses that could be connected to heat networks.

      District Heating: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the National Infrastructure Commission's report entitled The Second National Infrastructure Assessment, published...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much her Department has spent on developing (a) HyNet North West, (b) East Coast Cluster, (c) Acorn and (d) Viking CCS.

      Hydrogen: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent progress her Department has made on the roll out of the Hydrogen Heating Town pilot.

      Heat Pumps: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the number of heat pumps the Clean Heat Market Mechanism will deliver as part of the target to...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much was paid to the non-executive directors of her Department between 7 February 2023 and 7 February 2024.

      Renewable Energy: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will instruct Ofgem to update the (a) Holistic Network Design and (b) Centralised Strategic Network Plan to ensure a greater...

      Renewable Energy: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 5 September 2023, Official Report, column...

      Energy: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment she has made on the impact of rising energy prices on the number of households in (a) Coventry North East...

      Sellafield: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many breaches of (a) physical and (b) cyber security there were at Sellafield in each year since 2015.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many Warm Home Discounts have been provided in Scotland in each year since 1 January 2022.

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure safety improvements are prioritised during decision making about road investments.

    • A483: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve safety on the A483 in Shropshire.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prepare for the enforcement of the Seafarers Wages Act 2023.

      P&O Ferries: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the number of seafarers employed on P&O Ferries’ vessels working from UK ports.

      Seafarers' Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many shipping companies have signed the Seafarers Charter.

      Nissan: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Nissan following its decision to withdraw app support for older Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 vehicles.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Sikorsky-92 model helicopters have been licensed to operate in the UK offshore energy sector in each year since 2013.

      Pedicabs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport during the Second Reading of the Pedicabs (London)...

      Railways: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the bi-mode trains on air quality in (a) Nottingham Railway station and (b) the surrounding area.

      Roads: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much reallocated HS2 funding has been given to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council for road resurfacing.

      P&O Ferries: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the conditions of employment for agency crew working on P&O Ferries’ international...

      Ferries: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Extra protections for seafarers as government introduces new maritime laws, published on 30...

      Speed Limits: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many projects that reduce speed limits on parts of the Strategic Road Network have been granted funding as part of the Road Investment Strategy 2.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department expects remediation work to have begun on buildings over 11m with ACM cladding where the developer or...

    • Life Sciences: Canary Wharf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to paragraph 5.59, page 74 of the Spring Budget 2024, what his Department's (a) selection criteria and (b)...

      Planning Permission: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2024 to Question 16911 on Planning Permission: Reform, with reference to the revisions...

      Domestic Visits: Tamworth

      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, if any...

      General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure the preparedness of the electoral registration services for a potential general...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Freeports: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's Freedom of Information response of 29 January 2024 to the Rt Hon Member for Islington South and Finsbury...

    • Products: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing Digital Product Passports.

      Department for Business and Trade: Domestic Visits

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

      Post Office: TB Cardew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what is the (a) purpose and (b) value of Post Office Limited's contract with TB Cardew.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how much UK Development Aid has been transported by road and air into Gaza in 2024.

    • Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of progress towards implementing the Sinjar agreement in Iraq.

      Afghanistan: Human Rights

      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 (a) the report entitled A/HRC/55/80:...

      Falkland Islands: Ports

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has had discussions with the Falkland Islands Government on the awarding of a contract to...

      Ukraine: Disinformation

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to tackle disinformation related to the Ukraine conflict.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Shell

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2024 to Question 15307 on Shell: Nigeria, if he will publish the (a) dates (b)...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how much development funding has been paid (a) directly and (b) indirectly to consultancies in each year since 2019.

      British Overseas Territories: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on their responsibilities to the overseas territories.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the email correspondence of 1 November 2023 from the hon. Member for Sefton Central.

    • Football: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the Football Governance Bill.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of parents with children older than three that have (a) requested and (b) been granted flexibility on...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the average waiting time for those on Universal Credit to see a work coach for an initial interview.

      Employment: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help people with (a) arthritis and (b) a musculoskeletal condition to remain in work.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to take steps to help increase the number of musculoskeletal hubs in local communities.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to increase public awareness of support available to people living with (a) arthritis and (b) musculoskeletal conditions.

      Employment: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure that people living with (a) arthritis and (b) a musculoskeletal condition are...

      Access to Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for an initial assessment for people on the Access to Work Scheme in the latest period for which data is...

      Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed (a) PIP and (b) DLA for ADHD since 2013.

      Personal Independence Payment: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed PIP for ADHD in each year since 2010.

      Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of people with (a) arthritis and (b) a musculoskeletal condition who have accessed support through...

      Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of people living with (a) arthritis and (b) a musculoskeletal condition that have received support...

      Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure that access to work support is targeted towards people with (a) arthritis and (b) a musculoskeletal condition.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to improve awareness of the Access to Work programme.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 6 March 2024 to Question 16495 and of 11 March 2024 to Question 17444 on Employment: Disability, what guidance his...

      Older People: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing financial support to people who are (a) aged 66 when the State Pension...

      Care Homes: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to take steps to help ensure that the treatment of payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s Mother and Baby...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility publication entitled Economic and Fiscal Outlook, published in March 2024, whether he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received an advance payment of universal credit between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.

      Restart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to extend the restart scheme beyond 2025.

      Jobcentres: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of employing an Armed Forces Champion at every Jobcentre.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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...

    • Fraud: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether representatives of (a) India, (b) the Philippines, (c) Indonesia, (d) Nigeria, (e) Ghana and (f) South Africa were invited to the...

      Fraud: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 137 of the Fraud Strategy, published on 3 May 2023, whether any country considered by his Department to be...

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will reinstate the digital application process for Ukrainians in the UK.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press notice entitled UK hosts world leaders for first Global Fraud Summit, published on 11 March 2024, if he will...

      Detention Centres: Crimes of Violence and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of (a) sexual assault, (b) physical assault and (c) harassment by staff have been made by detainees in detention...

  • Treasury

    • Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will announce a timeline for a decision on whether additional measures will be introduced to further support mortgage prisoners.

    • Revenue and Customs: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many research projects have started work in the HMRC datalab in each year since 2013.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential merits of increasing funding for SEND provision in the Spring Budget 2024.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential merits of increasing funding for (a) social care and (b) the Better Care Fund in the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential merits of increasing funding for local government in the Spring Budget 2024.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.20 of the Spring Budget 2024, HC 560, if he will take steps to ensure the (a) governance and (b) accountability of the...

      NHS and Public Sector: Productivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) Public Sector Productivity Programme and (b) NHS productivity plan.

      Pension Funds: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to incentivise pension funds to invest in the UK.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hedges and Ditches: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to help protect hedgerows.

    • Litter: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle littering in rural areas.

  • Attorney General

    • International Law

      To ask the Attorney General, whether she has agreed with Cabinet colleagues on the circumstances in which international law may supersede domestic legislation.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of (a) 13 December 2023 and (b) 5 February 2024 from the Rt hon. Member for...

    • ICT: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Government commits up to £3.5 billion to future of tech and...

      UK Space Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the UK Space Agency to undertake engagement and outreach activities.

      Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what discussions officials in her Department have had with the devolved Administrations on the potential merits of increasing...

      Research: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent assessment her Department has made of the ability of public sector research establishments to recruit and retain...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of open access fibre networks on broadband rollout targets.

      Broadband: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what information her Department holds on providers of broadband connections to new build housing developments.

      Broadband: Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of electricity supply disruption on households with fibre broadband.

      Artificial Intelligence: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to paragraph 21 of the report entitled A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation: Government response, CP...

      ICT: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what proportion of the £900m pledged to implement the recommendations in the independent Future of Compute review for an...

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislative Drafting: Gender

      To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to the Answer of 19 June 2023 to Question 187222, on Legislative Drafting: Gender, whether the revised guidance has been completed; and whether she...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Sheffield Forgemasters: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent funding Sheffield Forgemasters has received from the Nuclear Innovation Programme.

    • Ranger Regiment: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many deployments have the Ranger Regiment participated in since 2021.

      Ranger Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel there are in the Ranger Regiment of the British Army.

      Singapore: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times UK ships have visited Singapore in each year since 2010.

      Singapore: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK Armed Forces Personnel have been deployed in Singapore in each year since 2010.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the flight hour limit is on Hawk T2 engines.

      Hawk Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual maintenance budget is for the Hawk T2 fleet.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per flight hour is for the Hawk T2 aircraft.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the decision by Australia to provide AUS $50 million to the International Fund for Ukraine on 15 February 2024, whether this funding...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the decision by Australia to provide AUS $50 million to the International Fund for Ukraine on 15 February 2024, whether any new...

      Germany: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) maintain and (b) enhance (i) intelligence-sharing and (ii) security cooperation with (A) Germany and (B) other allies.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of successors to the Hawk T2 aircraft.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Ideal Heating Logic 2 Combi & System Boiler Range (2401-0138) products were first installed in service family accommodation properties.

      Germany: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his German counterpart on leaks of discussions among members of that country's armed forces.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding from the International Fund for Ukraine has been (a) committed and (b) spent on contracts awarded through the Fund.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of contributions by each country is to the International Fund for Ukraine.

      Independent Review of UK Government Welfare Services for Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his planned timetable is to implement the recommendations of The Independent Review of UK Government Welfare Services for Veterans 2023, published...

      Navy and Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) recruitment target for and (b) number of personnel recruited to the (i) full time Royal Navy and (ii) Maritime Reserves was in each year...

      Air Force and Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) recruitment target for and (b) number of personnel recruited to the (i) full-time RAF and (ii) RAF Reserves was in each year since 2010.

      Air Force: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the RAF spent on advertising (a) above the line, (b) on Tiktok, (c) on Facebook and Instagram, (d) on Snapchat and (e) on Twitter in each...

      Armed Forces: Parachuting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2024 to Question 13532 on Armed Forces: Parachuting, if he will break down the data provided by (a) broken bones,...

      Army: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Army spent on advertising (a) above the line, (b) on Tiktok, (c) on Facebook and Instagram, (d) on Snapchat and (e) on Twitter in each...

      Army and Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) recruitment target for and (b) number of personnel recruited to the (i) full time British Army and (ii) Army Reserves was in each year...

      Armed Forces: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure security of communications between members of the Armed Forces and their international counterparts.

      Chinook Helicopters: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2024 to Question 13866 on Chinook Helicopters: Accidents, what personal information is held about third party...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF instructors there were in each year since 2019.

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2024 to Question 13679 on Veterans: Identity Cards, if he will take steps to accelerate the roll-out of...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many undergraduate veteran teachers received bursaries in 2023.

    • Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2024 to Question 13227 on Veterans: Teachers, how many veterans started teacher training programmes and did not...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2024 to Question 9921 on Teachers: Training, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of trends in...

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department issues guidance to schools on ensuring that children who refuse to attend school are (a) set work and (b) provided resources to...

      Overseas Students: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to support Ukrainian students in the UK.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on implementing the aims of the International Education Strategy to (a) increase the value of education exports...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Sumbul Rizvi, the UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh, regarding the security situation for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s...

    • Gaza: Press Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) Egypt, and (2) Israel, about allowing free access to Gaza for all foreign media through the Rafah Crossing.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance across the world also works to end preventable deaths linked to...

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure preventative measures such as enabling access to clean water and basic toilets, and promoting good hygiene practices are...

      Sudan: USA

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fact that the US has appointed a temporary envoy to Sudan; and what impact this appointment has had on the role and forward...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Jewish university students following recent increases in incidents of antisemitism on campuses.

    • Teachers: Workplace Pensions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential distress caused to spousal pension recipients by Teachers’ Pensions requiring recipients whose spouses...

      Uk Council for International Student Affairs: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ceasing funding for the UK Council for International Student Affairs to provide international student support,...

      UK Council for International Student Affairs: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what current funding they provide for the UK Council for International Student Affairs to provide support for international students, and what assessment they have...

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance they have provided, if any, to local authorities about using data proactively to identify and register all eligible children for free school...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to ensure “zero checks and zero customs paperwork” for goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland...

  • Department for Transport

    • Airports: Motor Vehicles

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on tourism-related businesses of recent significant increases in fees charged by some airports for vehicles to drop...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Surrogacy: Parental Orders

      To ask His Majesty's Government why they do not centrally hold data on the number of Parental Orders awarded each year through the Family Court for England and Wales in cases of surrogacy...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the (1) highest, and (3) lowest, amount of compensation requested by sub-postmasters following the Post Office Horizon scandal; and what proportion of...

    • Iron and Steel: Safeguard Measures

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on the UK steel industry and the broader economy if the UK's steel safeguard measures were not extended...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Incontinence: Products

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that NHS organisations assess the purchase of absorbent continence products and their dispensation to patients based on (1)...

  • Treasury

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether customs paperwork is needed for goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland via the UK Internal Market Scheme.

    • Business: VAT

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many businesses are expected to benefit from raising of the threshold for VAT exemption from £85,000 to £90,000 per annum.

      Retail Trade: Sales

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to reports that retail sales and consumer spending rose at the slowest pace in February since 2022, what steps they are taking to address any...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of which foreign governments have used organised social media disinformation and computational propaganda to manipulate...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many Rwandan nationals have been granted (1) refugee status, or (2) other leave to remain, in the UK since April 2022; and what are the principal reasons for...

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