Written answers

Friday, 19 April 2024

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care contacts were carried out by district nurses in each of the last 10 years.

    • Domestic Accidents: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency hospital admissions there have been following falls by patients aged 65 and over in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE guidance entitled Integrated health and social care for people experiencing homelessness, published on 16 March...

      Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the independent report by Carlo Breen into the Northern Care...

      Sodium Valproate: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her Department's timescales are for responding to The Hughes Report, published by the Patient Safety Commissioner on 7 February 2024.

      Perinatal Mortality: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.2 of the report entitled A comparison of the care of Asian and White women who have experienced a...

      Diabetes: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's web page entitled Diabetes treatment and care programme, whether all eight Type 1 diabetes and disordered...

      Ezetimibe: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with relevant stakeholders on tackling shortages of Ezetimibe.

      Atorvastatin: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with stakeholders on tackling shortages of atorvastatin.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce (a) assessment and (b) diagnosis waiting times for ADHD.

      Etoricoxib: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with relevant stakeholders on tackling shortages of Etoricoxib.

      Midwives: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support the recruitment and retention of midwives in Wellingborough constituency.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure that seriously ill children and their families can access information on how to access emotional and...

      Mental Health Services: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve access to mental health services in Suffolk Coastal constituency.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of NHS providers that have adopted two stage shared decision-making across all...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the medication reimbursement mechanism for community pharmacists.

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of offering one-off payments to dentists that agree to work in under-served areas...

      Gender Dysphoria: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she plans to take to ensure that online pharmacies that provide medicines to patients in the UK adhere to the NHS clinical...

      Maternity Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her department is taking to improve retention rates of NHS maternity staff.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department is taking steps to bring waiting times for mental health patients in-line with waiting times for physical health...

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to ensure that people with low agency have an opportunity to raise concerns and complaints within the NHS;...

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is she taking to address defensive culture in the handling of NHS complaints.

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to improve NHS England's handling of complaints made by (a) staff, (b) patients and (c) carers.

      Cancer: Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to eliminate (a) cervical and (b) other cancer caused by human papillomavirus.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of NHS provision for the treatment of ADHD in (a) Oxfordshire and (b)...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many training places for district nurses her Department plans to make available in September 2025.

      Lung Cancer: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the help us, help you campaign.

  • Department for Education

    • Home Education: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to establish a register of children who are home educated.

    • Pupils: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that children with autism are adequately supported at school.

      Special Educational Needs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage more people to consider a career as a (a) SEND teacher and (b) member of support staff in a SEND school.

      Academic Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2024 to Question 17725 on Academic Freedom, whether she has had recent discussions with the Office for Students on...

      Schools: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools recorded zero young carers in their most recent school census return.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing non-repayable maintenance grants for higher education students from the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UNRWA: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with the UNRWA on the reported launching of rockets from within its facilities.

    • Wassenaar Arrangement

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Wassenaar Arrangement in controlling the dual-use export...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on increasing the amount of aid entering Gaza.

      Gaza: Women

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help support women and girls in Gaza.

      Gaza: Hospitals and Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of the damage to (a) hospitals and (b) aid agency offices in Gaza.

      Israel: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will publish a summary of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs' recent...

      Gaza: Bombings

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) refugee camps in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of a conflict involving (a) South Africa, (b) Burundi, (c) Uganda,...

      Gaza: Ceasefires

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help ensure compliance with UN Security Council resolution S/RES/2728 (2024) on The...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwanda

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what representations he has made to his Rwandan counterpart on the escalation in fighting between the army of the...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2024 to Question 20677 on UNRWA: Finance, what evidence his Department has received from Israel confirming allegations made...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the human rights situation in Lhasa.

      China

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

      Gaza: UNRWA

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of (a) headteachers and (b) deputy headteachers at...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ministers

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs will meet with hon. Members to discuss the...

      Kurds: Turkey

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to promote relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Turkey.

      Kurds: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to promote stability in the (a) region of Kurdistan and (b) surrounding area.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what humanitarian support his Department is providing to the civilian population around Goma.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwanda

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what estimate he has made of the extent of Rwandan (a) military and (b) financial support for the M23 Tutsi-led rebels...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many requests for consular support were made to each British Embassy or Consulate in 2023; and how many of those...

      Uganda: Homosexuality

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his polices of the Ugandan Constitutional Court’s decision to...

      Zimbabwe: Droughts

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what support his Department is providing to Zimbabwe to help with the drought in that country.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to compensate (a) institutional investors and (b) pension-holders for loss of income as a result of his...

    • Forfeiture: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to bring forward an amendment to the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill to ban forfeiture.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the number of (a) social and (b) affordable...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of levels of mortgage lenders compliance with the latest RICS guidance.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria her Department uses to determine who will be consulted on the Government’s BBC funding model review; and if she...

    • BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Terms of Reference for the BBC Funding Review Panel allow the Panel to consider all the funding options contained in the...

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to have discussions with the Welsh Government on the BBC Funding Model Review.

      British Film Institute: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department has given to the British Film Institute since 2010.

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to enable (a) industry representatives and (b) other relevant stakeholders to make submissions to the BBC...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the expenditure on TV licence reminder letters was in each year since 2020.

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the BBC Funding Model Review: Terms of Reference, published on 21 March 2024, what steps she plans to take to ensure...

      Holiday Accommodation: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how her Department plans to manage the proposed national register for short-term lets; what information property owners will be...

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will have discussions with the BBC on ensuring that it advertises its upcoming consultation on reforming the licence fee...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Ethanol: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has held discussions with UK Export Finance on (a) the closure of the ethanol plant at Grangemouth and (b) the...

    • INEOS: Belgium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to Answer of 25 March 2024 to Question 19719 on INEOS: Belgium, how many (a) ethanol and (b) ethanol-related products will be...

      Elbit Systems UK: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether an Elbit Systems UK (a) company, (b) subsidiary and (c) agent has been issued with a licence to export aero-engines for military use...

      UK Defence and Security Exports: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much her Department has spent on the SME team at UK Defence and Security Exports in each financial year since 2019-20.

      Food: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's press release of 27 February 2024 entitled UK businesses welcome protection for iconic British food and...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the pay ranges at each grade are for Competition and Markets Authority staff based (a) in and (b) outside London.

      Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had discussions with car manufacturers on levels of disruption to supply chains for (a) temperature sensors and (b) other...

      Body Shop: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether provisions have been made for employees of The Bodyshop who were made redundant.

      UK Defence and Security Exports: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of expenditure by UK Defence and Security Exports on (a) domestic and (b)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2023 to Question 1306 on Energy: Prices, if she will make an (a) estimate of when the Supercharger...

      Food: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's press release entitled UK businesses welcome protection for iconic British food and drink in Japan,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had discussions with the Cabinet Secretary on the contents of a response to the correspondence sent by the Civil Service Sex Equality...

    • Cabinet Office: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming for a digital future: 2022 to 2025 roadmap for digital and data, updated on 29 February 2024,...

      Cabinet Office: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 15 April 2024 to Questions 20230 and 20234 on Cabinet Office: Visits Abroad, whether the share of the total flight costs...

      Permanent Court of Arbitration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2024 to Question 18492 on European Court of Human Rights, whether the Prime Minister considers the Permanent Court...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken since receiving Sir Robert Francis KC's infected blood compensation framework study, published on 7 June 2022.

      Government Departments: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's Evaluation Task Force Output and Outcome Indicators March 2024, if he will publish the (a) Evaluation Accelerator...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his planned timetable is for announcing full compensation payments relating to the Infected Blood Inquiry.

      Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on how the Infected Blood Inquiry calculated its estimate that 30,000 NHS patients were exposed to hepatitis B or C.

  • Department for Transport

    • Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles vehicles in the Government Car Service fleet drove in financial years (a) 2021-22, (b) 2022-23 and (c) 2023-24; and how many vehicles...

    • Electric Vehicles: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether annual funding for the plug-in grant for cars has been reallocated to other funding pots since its expiry.

      Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund and Rapid Charging Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to extend funding for the (a) rapid charging fund and (b) Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund beyond April 2025.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the report on the study commissioned his Department on the inclusion of electrification in the renewable transport fuel...

      Speed Limits: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his planned timetable is for laying the secondary legislation required to commence section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006.

      Taxis: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury on the proposed consultation into the impact of the July 2023 High Court ruling in Uber...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of car insurance premiums in the last 12 months.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority on the regulation of car insurance premiums.

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of learners waiting for motorcycle practical tests (a) nationally and (b) in Hull West and Hessle...

      Active Travel and Roads: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of findings in SusTrans' Walking and Cycling Index 2023, published in...

      Minibuses: Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department provides grants to (a) social enterprises and (b) charities for the provision of training for D1 licences.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to increase staffing levels on trains to improve public safety.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent negotiations he has had with trade unions on planned train strikes.

      Railways and Roads: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of guidance issued by his Department to (a) Network Rail, (b) National Highways and (c) the Great...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the cancellation of the northern leg of HS2.

      European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the European Train Control signalling system is classified as a (a) renewal or (b) enhancement for the purposes of Network Rail’s budget.

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 4 April 2019 on Access for All, HCWS1484, how many and what proportion of the projects awarded funding...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Environment: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support private investment in ocean recovery.

    • Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data his Department holds on the number and proportion of people who have access to a good quality (a) green and (b)...

      Swans: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of climate change on the breeding habits of swans.

      Plastics: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress he has made in negotiations of a new international, legally binding plastics treaty.

      Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) preserve and (b) expand blue carbon habitats.

      Marine Management Organisation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the Marine Management Organisation has held a public inquiry to consider an application for a marine licence;...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for Personal Independence Payment had not received a decision on the first day of each month in 2023.

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for Access to Work support had not received a decision on (a) 1 January, (b) 1 February and (c) 1 March 2024.

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the volume of calls to the Personal Independence Payment helpline by extending...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to promote the Employment and Support Allowance.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to allow access to the Motability Scheme for (a) claimants of (i) Personal Independence Payment with standard...

      Medical Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what evidential basis he stated to The Telegraph on 20 March 2024 that GPs were signing people off work for feeling down and bluesy.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people in receipt of a letter notifying them of a postponed PIP reassessment are counted as awaiting a PIP (a) assessment and (b)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of how many people entitled to the Employment and Support Allowance did not claim it in (a) 2018,...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of paying people who are waiting for the outcome of their Personal Independence Payment...

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of the proportion of people phoning the Personal Independence Payment helpline asking for an...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the eligibility National Insurance criteria for Employment and Support...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Personal Independence Payment planning and following a journey...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Departments consultation outcome entitled Work Capability Assessment: activities and descriptors, published 5 September...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many overpayments of Carer’s Allowance there have been in relation to the earnings conditions in each of the last three years.

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many debts of overpayments of Carer's Allowance his Department was seeking to recover in value brackets (a) £0.01 - £500, (b)...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many overpayments of carer’s allowance of (a) £0.01 - £500, (b) £500.01 - £1,000, (c) £1,000.01 -...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming for a digital future: 2022 to 2025 roadmap for digital and data, updated on 29...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2024 to Question 20383 on State Retirement Pensions: Women, whether his Department received the...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Qq 5 to 13 of the oral evidence given by his Department's Permanent Secretary to the Committee of Public Accounts on 15...

    • Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national referral mechanism.

      Domestic Abuse: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statement entitled Domestic Abuse Commissioner responds to Criminal Justice reforms in the King’s Speech,...

      Hate Crime and Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the risk of the far right and racists targeting (a) Poplar and Limehouse...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many properties in Lincolnshire other than hotels Serco have operated for housing asylum seekers since 2020.

      UK Border Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training his Department provides to Border Force staff to prevent discrimination.

      Horticulture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2024 to Written Question 14388 on Horticulture, Seasonal Workers, if he will publish the guidance that...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Minister for Immigration of 17 October 2023, Official Report, column 54WH, what recent...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on processing asylum applications for people who arrived in the UK between 7 March and 19 July 2023.

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which airlines his Department has held discussions on the Rwanda scheme in the last six months.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people who have claimed asylum since 20 July 2023 will be subject to the duty to remove imposed by the...

      Migrant Workers: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on how his Department can take steps to help tackle labour shortages in the...

      Electronic Travel Authorisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the potential impact of the introduction of Electronic Travel Authorisation on transit passenger volumes.

      Police Stations: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have been tested for reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

      Migrant Workers: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of including HGV drivers as (a) an eligible occupation for a skilled worker visa...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many gigawatt hours of electricity has been imported by individual interconnectors since 2019; and what proportion of total...

    • Business Premises: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the 2023 UK greenhouse gas emissions, provisional figures, published on 28 March 2024, what assessment she has...

      Energy: Price Caps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had recent discussions with consumer rights groups on the potential introduction of a more dynamic energy price cap.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming for a digital future: 2022 to 2025 roadmap for digital and data, updated on 29 February 2024,...

    • Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many court buildings in England and Wales reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete has been identified.

      Sexual Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted under section 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each year since 2010.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of (a) 11 January 2024 and (b) 20 February 2024 on behalf of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason there is no armed forces recruitment target for ethnic minorities.

    • Armed Forces: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on their target for women to account for 30% of personnel recruited by 2030.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2024 to Question 20584 on Air Force: Training, what constitutes a Front Line Operational Conversion Unit; what the...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2024 to Question 20584 on Air Force: Training, how many RAF pilots completed their phase 2 training but did not...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2024 to Question 20584 on Air Force: Training, for what reason fewer pilots successfully completed Phase 2 Military...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2024 to Question 20584 on Air Force: Training, what the average cost was of training a Royal Air Force pilot to Phase...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2024 to Question 20584 on Air Force: Training, what the target number of Royal Air Force pilots was for successful...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former members of the regular Army have regular reserve call out liability as of 1 April 2024.

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much (a) Resource Departmental Expenditure Limits and (b) Capital Departmental Expenditure Limits will be reduced following the cancellation of the...

    • Treasury: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming for a digital future: 2022 to 2025 roadmap for digital and data, updated on 29 February 2024, what...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Voice Over Internet Protocol: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on taking steps to help protect...

    • Voice Over Internet Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Public Switched Telephone Network charter, published on 18 December...

      Telemedicine: Voice Over Internet Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of households with telecare devices still to transition from the...

      Voice Over Internet Protocol: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what discussions she has had with local authorities on the switching off of the public switched telephone network.

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to require broadband companies to gain the consent of (a) the local authority...

      Project Gigabit: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, for what reason the type B procurement of Lot 4 of Project Gigabit was not successful.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hornets

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the spread of reported Asian hornet nesting sites in England since 2019.

    • Hornets

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the spread of Asian hornets on the welfare of (1) honey bees, and (2) other insect populations, in England; and...

      Biodiversity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reforming incentives, including subsidies for ecologically harmful activities, as required under Target 18 of the Global...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Ministers: Visits Abroad

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether any foreign country has paid for the flights or accommodation of any Minister visiting that country in the past two years; and if so, who the Ministers...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prostate Cancer

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to recent research conducted by the Lancet Commission, what steps they plan to take to address the projected surge in prostate cancer cases.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Brexit

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to commission a review into the (1) economic, and (2) other, (a) benefits, and (b) disbenefits, of Brexit.

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