Written answers

Mercher, 1 Chwefror 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Stansted Express Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to restore four trains per hour on the Stansted Express.

    • West Coast Main Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of industrial action by rail workers on the ability of Avanti West Coast to adequately improve...

      Department for Transport: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code; and whether that monitoring data...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to (a) complete e-scooter trials and (b) publish the report on the outcomes of e-scooter trials.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department will take to ensure bus networks have adequate funding to support communities when this phase of the Bus Recovery Grant...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to require buses to display audio-visual passenger information for people with sight and hearing loss.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the research entitled National evaluation of e-scooter trials report, published on 15 December 2022, how many penalties have been...

      Shipping: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to investigate the suspected fatality of a worker employed on the Liberian registered Valaris vessel on 22 January...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new net zero emission buses were funded by his Department in the last five years; what the power source was for those buses; and how many and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Growth Plan 2022, whether it remains the Government's policy to meet environmental and social...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce a requirement for energy suppliers to include at least one tariff with a zero standing charge in...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of the report by Ofgem entitled Retail Market Review, published in 2013, on...

      Small Businesses: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many calls made to the Business Support Helpline (England) were unanswered in each of the last 12 years.

      Growth Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of (a) small business awareness of and (b) small business satisfaction with the network of...

      Growth Hubs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been provided to Growth Hubs in each year since their establishment.

      Growth Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have (a) engaged with and (b) been supported by Growth Hubs in each year since the establishment of...

      Business: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to (a) provide emergency businesses funding grants, (b) provide utility support and (c) defer...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of (a) legislation and (b) regulatory guidance on the forcible...

      Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the US's Inflation Reduction Act on clean energy investment in...

      Iron and Steel: Energy Bills Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 127746 on Iron and Steel: Energy, if he will estimate how much on...

      Iron and Steel: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2022 to Question 77391 on Iron and Steel, if he will publish a list of trade...

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 127749 on Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions, which steel companies...

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 127749, what progress he has made on decarbonising the steel industry.

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set out a publication timetable for the Government’s ethnicity pay gap reporting guidance for businesses.

  • Attorney General

    • Sexual Offences: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 108334, on Sexual Offences: Disclosure of Information, and with reference to the revision of the Attorney...

    • Sexual Offences: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 108334, on Sexual Offences: Disclosure of Information, and with reference to the revision of the Attorney...

      Economic Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to ensure effective prosecution of fraud and economic crime.

      Economic Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to ensure effective prosecution of fraud and economic crime.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps she has taken to reduce administrative requirements on the police for the submission of documents to the Crown Prosecution Service.

      Gender Based Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to increase the proportion of cases relating to violence against women and girls that are prosecuted.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on waiting time limits in use by mesh treatment centres beyond which patients are removed from the waiting...

    • Vaccination: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2022 to Question 94752 on Vaccination, with reference to the findings of the UK Health Security...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equity of access to HPV vaccination.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 23 January on Mental Health Update, HCWS512, whether she has made an assessment of the...

      Mental Health Services: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is taking to increase access to mental health services in the Solihull constituency.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation reviews new vaccines and immunisations...

      Eating Disorders: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to remove age specific transition points between adolescent and adult services for young people with eating...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the uptake of the HPV vaccine.

      Hyperactivity: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among (a) the public and (b)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 23 January on Mental Health Update, HCWS512, whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2022 to Question 102899 on Medical Equipment: Energy, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2022 to Question 110819, on Members: Correspondence, for what reason his Department has yet to...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement made in the Women's Health Strategy published in July 2022, what assessment he has made of the impact...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged under 60 in the UK have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in each of the last three years broken down...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the Minimum Income Guarantee rates for 2023-24; and whether he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on analysing the responses from the call for evidence for the 10-year Cancer Plan.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has notified staff to (a) tell or (b) remind them that they can sell annual leave in the last four months.

      Dentistry: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to allow private dentists in Clacton who trained overseas to see National Health Service patients.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of people under the age of 50 who have had weight loss surgery in the last five years.

      Epilepsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with the Intractable Epilepsy charity to arrange a roundtable meeting to help secure collaborative trials in...

      Intensive Care: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of skills loss on the ability of Intensive Therapy Units to (a) deliver care through an...

      Death and Diseases: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of cost of living pressures on levels of (a) illness and (b) mortality in winter 2022-23.

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to reduce wait times for Category 2 ambulance calls.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to expand the NHS workforce in England.

      Ipswich Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the planned new accident and emergency department at Ipswich Hospital on (a)...

      Intensive Care: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps to ensure that there is a clear workforce strategy for intensive care which is consistent...

      Scarlet Fever and Streptococcus: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of antibiotics to help tackle (a) Strep A and (b) Scarlet Fever.

      Gambling: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of recognising gambling as a public health issue; and what steps is he taking to...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2023 to Question 117924 on Life Expectancy, when the Government will set out its plans to reduce...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the NHS England long-term workforce plan.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help secure international agreements to support (a) access to and investment in R&D and (b)...

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of dental training places in (a) England and (b) East of England.

      Genito-urinary medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Plan will include targets for reducing STI incidence in England.

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to reform Health Education England processes for completing the Performer List Validation by Experience to help...

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on (a) the prototype dental contract reform programme and (b) the first stage of dental contract reform.

      Malnutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children being admitted to A&E with an (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patient safety incidents were reported as a result of ambulance service delays in each year since 2010.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which dental practices which have NHS patient availability are updating the NHS Find...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will commission further research into the health impacts of e-liquids containing propylene glycol and vegetable...

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 28 June 2022 to Question 21237 on Health Services: Standards, what progress he has made on reviewing that...

      Cardiovascular Diseases and Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent (a) high cholesterol (b) cardiovascular diseases; and whether he has made an...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of dentists offering services on the NHS.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the highest annual number of excess deaths in 2022 compared to previous years.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the uptake of cervical screening.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code; and whether that...

      Midwives: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) full-time and (b) full-time equivalent midwives were employed by the NHS in Stockport constituency in (a) 2010, (b) 2015,...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people applied for undergraduate pre-registration midwifery courses in each year since 2015.

      Hospices: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of rising energy bills on the hospices, including their financial stability.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of providing (a) radiotherapy and (b) chemotherapy treatments in York on travel...

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of (a) late cancer diagnosis and (b) delayed cancer treatment on trends in the...

      Huntington's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Integrated Care Boards in England have a dedicated care co-ordinator for Huntington's Disease.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients who need ongoing social care support can leave hospital safely.

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has received evidence from the life sciences industry of the impact on UK R&D investment and potential...

      Emergency Calls: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the average wait time for 999 calls for medical emergencies in (a) January 2022, (b) June 2022 and (c)...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support NHS ambulance services with service pressures.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether their department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ICU beds there are in England; what the average occupancy of those ICU beds is; and what guidance he provides to hospitals on...

      Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of findings of the most recent Hologic Global Women's Health Index on...

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the resilience and pandemic preparedness of the acute intensive care system.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps with suppliers of hormone replacement therapy products to (a) monitor and (b) improve the...

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of retention in Intensive Therapy Units.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral statement of 9 January 2023 on NHS winter pressures, what assessment he has made of mental health capacity and...

      Streptococcus: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of antibiotics used to treat children with Strep A.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of NHS staff who have emigrated to work in Australia in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the response to the Urgent Question on 24 January 2023 on Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children, Official Report column 861, what...

    • British Students Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the accessibility of study abroad for those who would have been eligible for the Erasmus scheme.

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what methodology her Department uses for analysing the energy costs of schools; and whether she is taking steps to help reduce those costs.

      Children: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all local authorities make arrangements to identify children missing education, including children...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) primary and (b) post-primary school pupil in England have been expelled in each of the last three years.

      Relationships and Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to ensure that all Relationships and Sex Education learning materials used in schools are shared with parents.

      Relationships and Sex Education: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she (a) has issued or (b) plans to issue guidance to schools on the teaching of gender ideology.

      School Rebuilding Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data her Department holds on the amount of funds allocated to Blenheim Primary School in Leigh-on-Sea from the School Rebuilding Programme; when...

      Department for Education: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      King Edward VII School: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to concerns from parents and teachers on the most recent Ofsted report on King Edward VII School in Sheffield, whether she has made an...

      Teachers: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of allowing retired teaching staff to accrue further pension under the Teachers'...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of schools during the covid-19 outbreak on the regularity of Ofsted inspections.

      CITB: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with industry representatives about the assistance available to ensure people with learning disabilities are...

      Pupil Exclusions: Cleethorpes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many exclusions of (a) SEN and (b) other pupils there were in schools in the Cleethorpes constituency in each of the last three years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Transgender People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will set out a timetable for the review into the policy framework for trans prisoners.

    • Drugs: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) total and (b) effective trials there were for the (i) production, (ii) supply and (iii) possession with intent to supply of class A drugs...

      Drugs: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) mean and (b) median time from offence to completion was for trials regarding the (i) production, (ii) supply and (iii) possession with...

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the total cost of litigation damages paid to prisoners in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Probation Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he will request a Royal Commission on the performance of the Probation Service.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce trends in the level of serious further offences.

      Probation Service: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to HM Prison Inspectorate's report entitled Independent, serious further offence review of Jordan McSweeney, published on 24 January...

      Probation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Government has spent on providing bail outs to private probation companies in the last five years.

      Prison and Probation Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers have been employed by HM Prison and Probation Service in each year since 2010.

      Domestic Abuse: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to publish the Government's response to the Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review.

      Electric Scooters: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many rental e-scooter riders have been convicted of causing an obstruction under regulation 103 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use)...

      Ministry of Justice: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the service provided by HM Courts and Tribunals Service at processing applications for probate.

      Fraud: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) mean and (b) median time was from offence to completion for cases of fraud in each 12-month period ending on 30 September (i) 2017, (ii)...

      Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) mean and (b) median time was from offence to case completion for cases of (i) rape, (ii) sexual offences, excluding rape and (iii) domestic...

      Reoffenders: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to HM Prison Inspectorate's report entitled Independent serious further offence review of Jordan McSweeney, published on 24 January 2023,...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent cross-departmental discussions he has had on reducing pressures on the Probation Service.

      Offenders: Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders are waiting to be allocated a probation officer.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that offenders released from prison on probation are being safely supervised.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of privatising and then nationalising the Probation Service.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) assessment and (b) management of the risks of serious harm to the public posed by people on...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to help reduce the case workloads of probation officers.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent cross-departmental discussions he has had on reducing pressures on the Probation Service.

      Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the size of the probation workforce on that service's ability to meet its caseload effectively.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department has spent on hospitality for (a) Ministers in his Department, (b) UK Government Ministers...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 117752 on Asia-Pacific Region: Foreign Relations, how many...

      Iran: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that Iran has increased production of High Enriched Uranium at the...

      Tunisia: International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the proposed International...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policy of the political and economic situation in...

      Western Sahara: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to the Moroccan Government on freedom of expression for people calling...

      Venezuela: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of a Bill proposed in the Venezuelan parliament...

      Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of potential recent expansions of Hezbollah’s weapons arsenal.

      Mexico: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances on disappearances in...

      El Salvador: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Salvadoran counterpart on reports of the detention of five environmental...

      Tunisia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the legislative elections held in...

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the full-time equivalent staffing levels in each grade in his Department's sanctions unit were in each of the...

      Iran: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his (a) US and (b) EU counterparts on ensuring components from western countries are...

      Offences against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many registered sex offenders who are UK nationals made requests for consular assistance following their...

      East Africa: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much (a) humanitarian and (b) development funding his Department has provided to (i) Somalia, (ii) South...

      China: Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of Chinese policy on minorities on Tibetan (a) language and (b) culture.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the U.S. Commission on...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of atrocities against religious communities in Ituri province of...

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times Ministers in his Department were (a) consulted on and (b) asked to authorise (i) waivers and (ii)...

      Myanmar: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many companies from (a) Russia, (b) India and (c) China that supply arms and equipment to the Myanmar military...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress he has made on the establishment of a funding facility to address climate-induced Loss and Damage as...

      Myanmar: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to UK funding for the UNFPA (a) how much in total is allocated to projects in Myanmar and (b) if he...

      Zimbabwe: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Government agencies and bodies (a) were operating in and (b) worked with the Republic of Zimbabwe as of 23...

      Developing Countries: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding his Department provided to the G7 Famine Compact in (a) 2021 and (b) 2022.

      Eswatini: Human Rights and Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the death of Thulani Maseko in Eswatini on 21 January 2023...

      Cameroon: Corruption and Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the death of Martinez Zogo in Cameroon in January 2023 on...

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the written statement made on 9 January 2023 by the Minister for Women and Equalities on the...

      Land Mines: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding his Department plans to provide to the Global Mine Action Programme.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has received reports of war crimes being committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Zimbabwe: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January to Question 122105 on Zimbabwe: Health Services, if he will make an...

      Asia-Pacific Region: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Ministerial-level visits have taken place to Asia-Pacific nations in each year since 2010.

      Somalia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to promote peace in Somalia.

      Eswatini: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has received recent reports from the High Commission in Eswatini on Russian involvement in security in...

      Humanitarian Aid: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of his Department developing a cross-departmental child...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Nigerian counterpart on the prevalence of deadly attacks on the...

      Developing Countries: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 128691 on Food Supply, for what reasons the Global Food...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Prince of Wales: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the propulsion defect affecting HMS Prince of Wales is; and when he expects it to be fixed.

    • Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Statement of 16 January 2023 on Ukraine Update. Official Report column 36, how many Challenger 2 tanks he plans to upgrade to...

      Ministry of Defence: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's definition is of an Urgent Operational Requirement.

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Statement of 16 January 2023 on Ukraine: Update, Official Report column 36, what the revised Initial operating capability date is...

      Typhoon Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average waiting time is for a pilot between selection for and beginning Typhoon flight training; and what the longest time is that a pilot has...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) applications (a) are awaiting decision as of 25 January 2023; how many...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has conducted a study on the potential impact of the standard of accommodation provided for members of the armed forces on levels...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF fast jet pilots have successfully graduated from the MFTS programme in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend legislation on gas safety checks undertaken by landlords to ensure that the person making the check must either (a) undertake...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long on average a work coach meeting with a claimant lasts for.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on delivery of support by (a) job centres and (b) work coaches since 2011.

      Cost of Living Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Millions of low-income households to get new Cost of Living Payments from Spring...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of people with Multiple Sclerosis who are in the Employment and Support Allowance (a) Support Group...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Multiple Sclerosis are in receipt of (a) income-related Employment and Support Allowance and (b) new-style...

      Access to Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications to the Access to Work Scheme were (a) unsuccessful and (b) submitted for reconsideration in (i) England, (ii) Wales and...

      Access to Work Scheme: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department monitor the satisfaction of blind and partially sighted applicants to the Access to Work Scheme.

      Unemployment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of people with Multiple Sclerosis who are economically inactive.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has he made of the effectiveness of the under-occupancy penalty; and what steps he is taking to help ensure that...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on (a) methods to identify in schools families experiencing food poverty and (b) provide...

      Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the suitability of information on their eligibility for benefits sent to members of the public who (a) do not...

      Fuels: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the representatives of the fuel industry on the potential merits of awareness campaigns on the dangers of (a)...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure the affordability of mortgages for people reliant on Support for Mortgage Interest, who have recently...

      Consumer Goods: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with representatives of the gas industry on training for operatives to reconnect, relight and test gas appliances...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an estimate of the number of families accessing foodbank (a) vouchers and (b) foodbank more than once a month.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pesticides: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Retained EU Law Bill will on UK pesticide standards; and whether...

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the potential economic benefits for households of including bottles and cans in the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department’s publication of spending over £500 with a Government procurement card, at which...

      Flood Control: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of her Department's budget was spent on new equipment for dealing with flooding in (a) 2020,...

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to abolish temporary deemed consent permits which allow raw and untreated...

      Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's timeline is for publishing a UK Chemicals Strategy.

      Dogs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to ban the import of dogs.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on creating financial incentives for making food available to a food...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what welfare measures seasonal worker visa scheme operators have in place for workers who are left without work.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2023 to Question 120892 on Agriculture: Seasonal Workers, what the guaranteed minimum...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on taxi travel in each of the last five years.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on taxi cabs for (a) ministers and (b) civil servants in each of the last three years.

  • Home Office

    • Crime: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the third edition of the research report on the economic and social costs of crime; and whether her Department has...

    • Asylum: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department most recently discussed with Sefton Council the potential placement within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton of people...

      Shoplifting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help ensure that perpetrators of shoplifting are charged.

      Home Office: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Cannabidiol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will hold discussions with the FSA on (a) the safety of Cannabidiol (CBD) products and (b) the process by which the FSA...

      Psilocybin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2022 to Question 67096, on Psilocybin, and to the Answer of 23 January 2023 to Question 126511, on...

      HM Passport Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what compulsory training is in place for public-facing staff of HM Passport Office on communicating with and supporting families who have...

      Passports: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will update the passport office application process to replace the word gender and the options male and female with the word sex and...

      Passports: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applications for passports to the Passport Office require additional documentation along with self-declared gender to clarify...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what systemic provisions are in place to support families who have fled domestic violence who wish to apply for passports that require...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January to Question 122098 on Home Office: Written Questions, what proportion of (a) ordinary and (b) named-day...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2023 to Question 120891 on Agriculture: Seasonal Workers, how many monitoring visits to seasonal worker...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a comprehensive definition for sustainable buildings...

    • Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help people living in flats with unsafe cladding, bought using Help to Buy loans, obtain...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reasons guidance on the eligibility criteria for the Levelling Up Fund (a) changed from constituency area to...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what criteria were used in awarding round two of the Levelling Up Fund; whether these were different to those used in...

      Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if the Government will commit to support freeports for the life of the development, rather than for a specific time...

      Regional Planning and Development: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make assessment of the potential merits of the proposal in the Levelling Up the East of England report,...

      Universities: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Levelling Up in the East of England report published by the East of England APPG and the East of...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Local Government Finance: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding has been allocated to each local authority in Greater Manchester since 2010.

      Buildings: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many buildings in Battersea constituency have had unsafe cladding removed in the last 12 months.

      Homelessness: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of trends in levels of homelessness in rural areas.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the supply of housing in the private rented sector.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding has been allocated to the Welsh Government for the Financial Year 2023-24 from the £150 million...

      Housing First: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of housing supply in Housing First pilot areas.

      Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to prevent landlords in the private rented sector from stipulating that they will not accept tenants...

      Liverpool City Region: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what funding has been allocated to the six boroughs in the Liverpool City Region since 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Death: Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of data collection methods for mortality statistics broken down by religious group.

    • Civil Service: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the value for money of the use of external consultants by the civil service.

      Cabinet Office: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department provides (a) mandatory or (b) voluntary (i) lectures, (ii) reading lists and (iii) other training on Critical Race Theory for...

      Cabinet Office: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Veterans: Cost of Living

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support veterans and their families with the cost of living crisis.

      Cybersecurity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK's cyber resilience.

      Ministers: Members' Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that the List of ministers' interests is updated more regularly.

  • Treasury

    • Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an estimate of the impact on the number of property transactions of the increase in the residential nil-rate threshold...

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC staff work on compliance yield in relation to the tax gap.

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of HMRC establishing a formal compliance yield target with his Department.

      Business Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government’s business rates policy in supporting small and medium-sized businesses.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC compliance yield staff have a dedicated unit working on wealthy taxpayers who have an income greater than £200,000 or assets greater than...

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of HMRC's rate of return on investment for (a) covid-schemes fraud and error and (b) tax compliance recovery.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an estimate of the additional VAT collected from an average household on expenditure related to a property purchase...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of HM Revenue and Customs work in customer service.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (b) Secretary of State for International Trade...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the total wealth of and (b) the tax gap for taxpayers who have an income greater than £200,000 or assets greater than...

      High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the High Income Child Benefit Charge on people eligible to pay that charge during the cost of...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of investment required in HMRC compliance teams to reduce the size of the tax gap.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to increase the HMRC staff working on compliance yield in relation to the tax gap.

      Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the level of tax on cars on car (a) manufacturing and (b) sales in the UK.

      Electricity Generation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the Electricity Generator Levy on investment in renewables, including (a) onshore and...

      Treasury: Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code; and whether that monitoring data...

      Catering: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to support public sector catering suppliers who are fulfilling their public sector contracts but servicing at a loss...

      Treasury: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether their Department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.

      Treasury: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department provides (a) mandatory or (b) voluntary (i) lectures, (ii) reading lists and (iii) other training on Critical Race Theory for...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data her Department holds on the number of broadband customers in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d)...

    • Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with Ofcom on the ability of customers to cancel fixed term broadband contracts without...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Committee has made an assessment of the potential merits of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Freight

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative potential for (1) Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) biofuel, and (2) electric vehicles, to decarbonise road...

    • Biofuels: Excise Duties

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of (1) the RTFO-type subsidy, and (2) reductions in mineral oil Excise Duty for biofuels, in the Republic of Ireland; and...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of changing the regulations governing signage on motorways to enable signs to be erected that indicate (1) the distance to, and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 23 June 2022 (HL731), whether they will publish the observational data on treatment outcomes referred to in the Answer.

    • Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 April 2022 (HL7711), given the data referred to, what update they can provide on (1) evidence of immune...

      Gambling: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of medication, such as paroxetine, for the treatment of problem gambling.

      Department of Health and Social Care: EU Law

      To ask His Majesty's Government which retained EU laws the Department of Health and Social Care is planning to reform or revoke in the event of a passage into law of the Retained EU Law...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a multi-disciplinary workforce in Sexual Health Services.

      Syphilis

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether their sexual health strategy will set aspirations to (1) reduce the R-rate of, and (2) set reduction plans for, syphilis.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the annual budget for the NHS; and what proportion of the NHS budget is estimated to be allocated as a result of Irish citizens within Great Britain as...

      Influenza

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have identified the virus which has been responsible for the highest incidence of influenza in Autumn/Winter 2022/2023; and whether they have assessed...

      Immunosuppression: Coronavirus

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 7 June 2022 (HL500), what work was undertaken by NHS Digital in June 2022 (1) to improve the access to...

      NHS: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 2 August 2022 (HL1602), whether they will (1) publish, or (2) place in the Library of the House, a copy of...

  • Department for Education

    • Oak National Academy: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the funding Oak National Academy will require (1) in the period from September 2022 until September 2025, and (2)...

    • Maintained Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many local authority maintained schools designated as rural were shut down in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the proportionality of the cost of replacing the revolving door at Peers' Entrance, given the plans for further related security...

    • House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the (1) current, and (2) planned, expenditure on security for the House of Lords; and what is the governance process to ensure value for the taxpayer.

      Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what recent estimate he has made of the cost of replacing the door at Peers Entrance; and how this differs from the original estimate.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Customs

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they use customs data to map market changes over time in (1) quantity, (2) pricing, (3) number of suppliers, and (4) number of importers, for each...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: Arms Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether any British companies are supplying arms materials to the government of Myanmar for the construction of its weapons.

    • Myanmar: Arms Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have had any discussions with the governments of (1) the US, (2) Germany, (3) Japan, and (4) other relevant countries, about companies in those...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Prince of Wales: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect HMS Prince of Wales to return to active service; and who will bear the costs of the necessary repairs.

    • Army: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of army recruits who take sick leave return to complete their training.

      Ukraine: Defence Equipment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take, together with other countries, to provide a supply of (1) military equipment, and (2) other necessary equipment, to Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Defence Equipment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, together with other countries, to arrange a (1) more timely delivery of military equipment to Ukraine, and (2) more focused assessment of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Production

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that (1) food production is placed at the heart of wider government policies, and (2) domestic food production does not diminish.

    • Pharmacy: Pollution

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report in the Lancet First, do no harm: time for a systems approach to address the problem of health-care-derived...

      Biodiversity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the rate of biodiversity decline in England in each year between 2010 and 2022; and what estimate they have made of the rate of biodiversity decline by 2030.

      Horticulture

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to deliver a horticulture strategy for England, with particular reference to access to affordable energy, and the cap on the Seasonal...

      River Tees: Pyridine

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in their investigation into pyridine in the River Tees.

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Compensation Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much total compensation they have paid out so far to those affected by the Windrush scandal.

    • Oaths and Affirmations: Republic of Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the provisions of the Common Travel Area, whether Irish residents in Great Britain can (1) benefit from the NHS, and (2) join the UK armed forces...

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide an automatic right to a British passport for those born in the Republic of Ireland but who are UK (1) residents, (2)...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to develop, in conjunction with (1) the Refugee Council, and (2) Safe Passage, a system for reuniting Afghan families, as was done for...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask His Majesty's Government why asylum applicants are not permitted to apply for permission to work after six months in the UK, given the current labour shortages.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Smuggling: Shipping

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they take to catch smugglers who alter bills of lading at sea; and how many such cases they have identified in the last two years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many people serving a sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection had their first parole hearing (1) on, or (2) after, tariff expiry and were either (a)...

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bellamy on 30 November 2022 (HL3458), how many of those people were serving an extended determinate sentence with a...

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