Written answers

Llun, 20 Chwefror 2023

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of potholes on road users in England.

    • A19

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) safety and (b) accessibility of the A19.

      Buses: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric buses were introduced into (a) the UK and (b) Leeds in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021, (iv) 2022 and (v) to date in 2023; and what...

      Public Transport: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he is providing to (a) local and (b) combined authorities to help them achieve their public transport objectives for (I) buses and (II) rail.

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to extend bus franchising to local authorities.

      Buses: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on allocating remaining Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas funding for this financial year.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of car registration cloning were reported in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has held with railway stakeholders on improving the accessibility of rail travel for disabled passengers.

      High Speed 2 Line: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated cost of HS2 was in January (a) 2013 and (b) 2023.

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) project silverlight and (b) Operation Blue Diamond will consider reducing platforms at Euston station.

      Transpennine Express Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he held discussions with TransPennine express on the extension of the First TransPennine Express Limited 2021 rail contract on the 8 February 2023.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with operators of regional airports on their viability.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the ships operating in the offshore wind sector are (a) registered or flagged in the UK and (b) registered and flagged abroad.

      Offshore Suppliers: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the oil and gas support vessels operating in the North Sea are (a) registered or flagged in the UK and (b) registered or flagged abroad.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made to date with Operation Zero and its target of delivering zero emission vessels in the offshore wind supply chain...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the rolling stock pipeline for the UK rail industry and (b) potential impact of a production gap on...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Cybercrime and Espionage

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has had recent discussion with the Home Office on the potential (a) cyber and (b)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress the Government has made on discussions on checks on goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland under the Northern...

  • Attorney General

    • Barristers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Attorney General, if she will make an estimate of the annual cost to the public purse of the increase in fees for prosecution barristers acting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Psychiatric Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data does his Department holds on the number of people with mental health needs held in long-stay inpatient hospitals.

    • Orthopaedics: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic impacts of delays in orthopaedic surgery and the impact of those delays on...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and if...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Treasury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer since 25 October 2022.

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December to Question 89697 on NHS: Productivity, in what way the publication of information about NHSE...

      Ambulance Services: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ambulance drivers were employed by NHS trusts in England in each of the past five years.

      Ambulance Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ambulance workers were employed by NHS trusts in England in each of the past five years.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the total amount spent on HR by the NHS in England in each of the past five years.

      NHS Trusts: Pagers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the total number of pagers held by the NHS trusts in England.

      Continuing Care: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the average length of time taken to process Continuing Healthcare appeals in England for every year for which data is available...

      Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS England has spent on inpatient care for people with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism (i) in total, (ii) by direct...

      Long Covid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional funding for UK-based bioscientific research into (a) the...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Public Health England's report entitled Extending Public Health England’s contraception return on investment...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2022 to Question 37602 on Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising, when he plans to publish the Tobacco...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 16 December 2022 to Question 101788 on Hospitals: Food and MDDUS’ press release of 10 November 2022...

      Alcoholism and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press release entitled £53 million cash boost to improve housing support for drug and alcohol recovery,...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the UK's genomic sequencing capabilities to prepare for a future pandemic.

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve surveillance and reporting systems for future viruses.

      Disease Control: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to fight misinformation to prepare for a future pandemic.

      Disease Control: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to stockpile PPE for a future pandemic.

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the availability and use of data to prepare for a future pandemic.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to improve access to stroke rehabilitation after discharge from hospital when discharge funding for step down...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take through the Major Conditions Strategy to help reduce waiting times for cancer (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment.

      Insomnia: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have completed a course of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia in the last year.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the most common reasons for delayed discharges of patients who no longer meet the criteria to reside in...

      Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of the new discharge funding announced on 9 January 2022 that will be spent on mental...

      Cancer: Manchester Withington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce waiting times for cancer (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment in Manchester Withington...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the £200 million discharge fund, announced in January 2023, how his Department plans to measure the number of...

      Integrated Care Boards: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of commissioning for palliative care by integrated care boards; and if he will make...

      Insomnia: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the impact of insomnia on the level of economic productivity.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of the time taken to consult and legislate on the proposed mandatory display...

      Occupational Therapy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to occupational therapists who did not receive an NHS Bursary.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to discourage underage vaping.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to prevent non-smokers from starting to use vapes.

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with Long Covid.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February to Question 138030, when he plans to launch the women’s health area on the NHS website.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to expand existing Government (a) schemes and (b) incentives such as salary sacrifice or employment assistance...

      Menopause: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to help support women experiencing peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to learn from best practice used during (a) the Covid-19 vaccination programme and (b) the response...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help improve outcomes for people affected by haemophilia.

      Period Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle period poverty.

      Nurses: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to offer a higher pay award for nurses in 2022-23 than that recommended by the NHS Pay Review Body in its...

      Plastics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a fund for research into the potential impact of plastic on human...

      Insomnia: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are on the waiting list to be treated with sleepio.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 137874 on Obesity, what steps he is taking to reduce obesity levels in adults.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase access to children’s mental health services in Warwick and Leamington constituency.

      Arthritis: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with arthritis in Huddersfield constituency have been waiting for orthopaedic surgery for (a) 12, (b) 18 and (c) 24 months.

      Dental Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a recent forecast of the number of (i) Dental Nurses, (ii) Dental Hygienists, (iii) Dental Technicians, (iv) Clinical...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken with Cabinet colleagues to help support student nurses.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 2 August 2022 to Question 39893 on Prescription Drugs: Addictions, if his Department will issue guidance...

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce waiting lists for autism assessments in England.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects to publish the Long Term Conditions Strategy.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will publish the Autism Strategy Implementation Plan for 2022-23.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing pensionable status from NHS responsibility payments when secondments...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that all fruit provided to children in state schools through the School Fruit and Vegetable...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help streamline processes for future medical innovations so they are available in similar...

      Ambulance Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacancies there were in NHS ambulance trusts in England in each of the last five years.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether consideration was given to including guidance on (a) withdrawal from prescription drugs and (b) support for those withdrawing...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to incorporate the (a) national stroke service model and (b) integrated community stroke service model within the...

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to analyse the Office for National Statistics data on excess deaths from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to...

      Dental Services: Enfield Southgate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the availability of NHS dentists in Enfield Southgate constituency.

      Long Covid: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the research briefing published on 29 January 2023 by the COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities study on the impact...

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to improve mental health among people under the age of 25 claiming Personal Independence Payment.

      Restraint Techniques: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the use of restraint on children in hospital settings.

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many paramedics were employed by NHS trusts in each of the past five years.

      Cervical Cancer: Ealing Central and Acton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve diagnosis times for cervical cancer in Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

      NHS: Integrated Care Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of prioritising the clearing of NHS backlogs on delivering (a) long-term...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his planned timetable is for (a) scoping and (b) publishing the Major Conditions Strategy.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 12 December 2022 from the hon. Member for Liverpool Walton on opt-out HIV testing.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to develop a strategy supporting (a) research on, (b) treatment advances for and (c) management of conditions that...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2022 to Question 99933 on Mental Health Services: Children and Young People, when he plans to take a...

      Integrated Care Boards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to provide multi-year funding settlements for integrated care boards to help ensure longer-term investment in services.

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plan to take to improve dementia diagnosis rates.

      Medical Devices Regulations 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether he plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace the Medical Devices Regulations 2002.

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Autism strategy implementation plan for the 2022-23 financial year.

      Hospitals: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on signing off the Full Business Case for the development of a new...

      Autism: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to implement an autism dashboard that would show the number of people waiting for an Autism diagnosis; and if he...

      Mental Health Services: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to extend support for low- and middle income earners who rely on private counselling or therapy in...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Dear colleague letter on the Women’s Health Strategy Year 1 priorities, dated 24 January 2023, if he will...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of levels of (a) patient and (b) staff satisfaction with hospital food.

      Pharmacy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many community pharmacies have closed in England in each of the last five years.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment he has made of the safety of vaping liquids including the potential effects of inhalation.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to prioritise (a) pancreatic cancer and (b) the other less survivable cancers in the Major Conditions Strategy,...

      Nurses: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 137718 on Nurses: Labour Turnover, if he will publish the evidential basis for...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to improve (a) the uptake of and (b) access to Covid-19 treatments.

      Pethidine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the medicine pethidine is expected to be available for patients who have been prescribed it.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to confirm which local areas have been selected for the families first for children pathfinder scheme.

    • Oak National Academy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to incorporate quality assurance principles into its plans for the Oak National Academy.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take further steps to increase (a) the universal infant free school meals grant and (b) the benefits-related free school meals component...

      Oak National Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how Oak National Academy intends to license materials for use in Oak resources; and whether the Oak National Academy has approached (a) the Copyright...

      Oak National Academy: Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that contributions to education resources commissioned by Oak National Academy are done so on the...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to help increase awareness of school schemes that facilitate parents purchasing uniforms from other parents; and if she...

      Schools: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools made multiple orders through the Period Products Scheme in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

      Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Employer Skills Survey 2019, how many skill-shortage vacancies were reported in England in the (a) creative industries and (b)...

      Out-of-School Education: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 129756 on Out-of-School Education: East Sussex, on what date did Ofsted attempt to inspect Hope...

      Students: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Statement made on 11 January 2023 by the Minister of State for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, whether her...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court cases have been rescheduled due to industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services union.

    • Courts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services union on court backlogs.

      Drugs: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken for drug dealing cases to be completed in court in each year since 2010.

      Theft: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken for theft cases to be completed in court in each year since 2010.

      Burglary: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken for domestic burglary court cases to be completed in each year since 2010.

      Family Courts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce backlogs in the family courts; and whether he has assessed the potential impact of reinstating legal aid contracts and...

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds the proportion of decisions on ECH plans assessments that were overturned at a tribunal in England for each of the last...

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on which date ministers last met with trade unions to discuss the Common Platform.

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Common Platform (a) has already cost, and (b) is expected to cost.

      Ministry of Justice: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 137767 on Ministry of Justice: Liability, what specific legal challenge caused the increase in value.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has had recent discussions with the senior presiding judge of England and Wales on whether his recent guidance to magistrates on the...

      Leasehold: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Justice Committee's oral evidence session on the work of the Ministry of Justice on 31 January 2023 and Question 59 on the £73.7...

      Prison Education Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 108299 on Prison Education Review, what role the central contract management team has in the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the situation in Jenin.

    • UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of funding provided by his Department to the United Nations Relief...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help promote peace in Syria.

      BBC Arabic Service and BBC Persian Service: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of the de facto closure of BBC Persian and BBC Arabic on...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the potential impact of the...

      Pakistan: Counter-terrorism and Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Government of Pakistan on steps to improve cooperation on...

      Yevgeny Prigozhin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to restrict the provision of legal services to Russia in the context of the...

      Sidhu Moose Wala

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Indian counterpart on (a) the murder of Sidhu Moosewala and (b) taking steps...

      Myanmar: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with UK P&I Club on insuring vessels delivering aviation fuel to...

      Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he discussed coordination of sanctions against the Myanmar military with his Australian counterpart during...

      Myanmar: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether children educated in monasteries receiving British aid via the Myanmar Education Consortium are taught...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the potential foreign...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) Turkish and (b) other international counterparts on reopening the sole...

      Indo-Pacific Region: Politics and Government and Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to help promote (a) good governance and (b) press freedom in the...

      British Embassy Tokyo: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department expects to receive for the sale of the land adjacent to the British Embassy in Tokyo; and...

      Rescue Services: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many volunteers have been registered with UK international search and rescue in each of the past five years.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Cardiff West of 7 September 2022 on the report entitled Let...

    • Arts: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to help increase skills in the creative and arts sector.

      Football: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help tackle (a) misogyny and (b) other forms of discriminatory behaviour at football grounds.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is taking steps to review how Arts Council England (a) allocated and (b) announced funding, for the National...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the appeals process for the funding decisions of Arts Council England.

      Entertainers: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of making representations to US counterparts on...

      Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on broadcasting television signals through aerials beyond 2034.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has ongoing responsibility for (a) freeholders requiring cladding remediation and (b) other legacy issues at the...

      Olympic Delivery Authority and Stratford Village Development Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has any continued responsibilities for the (a) Olympic Delivery Authority and (b) Stratford Village Development...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ministerial Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many ministerial red (a) boxes and (b) folders were in use by her Department as of 1 February bearing the inscription Department...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department collects on the work of the employment support programme in the 20 challenge areas.

    • Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were awarded payments for (a) uniforms and (b) other clothing from the Flexible Support Fund in the last 12 months.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals (a) were referred to, (b) participated in and (c) had a job outcome from the mentoring circles programme in each...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been allocated through the Flexible Support Fund to each Job Centre District in the last five financial years.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 8 February 2023 from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Social Mobility, Youth &...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 7 February 2023 to Questions 135446 and 135447 on Universal Credit, when data for the period stated will be available.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 135449, how many work coaches were asked by his Department to provide feedback on their...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 135449 on Universal Credit, when he expects to be able to evaluate the impact of the...

      Flexible Support Fund: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were awarded payments for transport from the Flexible Support Fund in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2023 to Question 133686 on Universal Credit: Young People, how many single claimants on Universal Credit...

      Kickstart Scheme and Restart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on the underspend for the (a) Restart and (b) Kickstart schemes as of 7 February 2023.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were living in households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions in each Parliamentary constituency in the...

      Offshore Industry: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2023 to Question 139285 on Offshore Industry: Missing People, whether an installation is classified as...

      Offshore Industry: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2023 to Question 139285, whether the classification of within territorial waters relates to the siting of...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the annual (a) budget and (b) staffing levels duty holders in the North Sea have allocated to backlogs of...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the engineering contractors employed by the duty holder on each of the installations listed in the Health and Safety...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to classify the twenty eight hydrocarbon releases reported on installations in the North Sea which were awaiting...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children live in households which are in receipt of Universal Credit but have experienced a deduction to that benefit in each...

      Pensions: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to hold a consultation on extending the automatic pension scheme enrolment of people who are self-employed.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have had their Personal Independence Payments reduced in the last year following (a) a telephone consultation and (b) an...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when home assessments for Personal Independence Payments will resume in-person.

      Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February to Question 135441 on Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment, how many of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants who have had their benefits suspended by the risk review team have had their benefits reinstated.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who had their benefits suspended by the risk review team were subsequently convicted of fraud.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefits claims suspended by the risk review team have been (a) closed and (b) remain suspended.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Personal Independence Payment claimants were identified as needing Additional Support and automatically progressed to the provider...

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people claiming Employment Support Allowance have permitted earnings; and how many and what proportion of...

      Orthopaedics: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the impact on trends in the level of employment of delays to orthopaedic surgery.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 5 on page 2 of the Institute for Fiscal Studies report, The number of new disability benefit claimants has doubled...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to reduce the backlog of people awaiting a Personal Independence Payment claim to be assessed.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Service Police Complaints Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a Service Police Complaints Commissioner has been appointed.

    • Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Suicide Action Plan for the armed forces will be implemented.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on housing members of the (a) army, (b) navy and (c) air force in hotels due to substandard single living...

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Air Force Hawk T2 jets have been grounded.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost to the public purse has been of Project MATCHA as of 7 February 2023.

      Jurisdiction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the concurrent jurisdiction protocol will be published.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Government has resumed payments to General Dynamics.

      Claro Barracks: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 136506 on Claro Barracks: Closures, how much of the investment his Department is making in the defence...

      Claro Barracks: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 136505 on Claro Barracks: Closures, how much of the savings from the disposal of the wider defence...

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the documents entitled Map of Lands owned by the MOD UK establishments North Region, published on 12 December 2014, and Map of Lands...

      Haythornthwaite Review of Armed Forces Incentivisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Haythornthwaite Review of Armed Forces Incentivisation.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the number of flying hours of his Department's fleet of Airbus H135 helicopters were in the last 12 months.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which facility is his Department's fleet of Airbus H135 helicopters stored in as of February 2023.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a full list of items procured as Urgent Capability Requirements in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023 as of 7 February 2023.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many withdrawal of international protection decisions were made by the UK in 2022 broken down by nationality of applicant and by...

    • Visas: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which visa application centres in Africa have document scanning facilities (a) on site and (b) available to applicants for visitor visas.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of enabling passport renewal applications to be processed before the old passports...

      UK Border Force: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason current members of the Border Force who retired before 1 January 2022 are ineligible for a Border Force Long Service Medal.

      Teleperformance: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with Teleperformance UK on quality control of decision making for visitor visas.

      Asylum Dispersal Grants: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department plans to provide to the Department of Education in Northern Ireland through the Asylum Dispersal Grant in...

      Dinitrophenol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 136690 on Dinitrophenol, what information her Department holds on any previous legal...

      Animal Testing: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help protect dogs from (a) cosmetic and (b) medical testing; and if she will make it her policy to...

      Animal Breeding: Animal Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has put checks in place to help ensure that commercial breeding licences for animal testing are used appropriately.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 for preventing the (a) sale and (b) possession of...

      Cybercrime: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to protect UK (a) nationals and (b) residents from cyberattacks and malicious hacking through the use of...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of removing priority service fees for applicants who have waited beyond the...

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on regulation of the temperature of rooms in hotel accommodation for asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are circumstances in which asylum-seeking women and children would be moved into shared dispersal accommodation with (a) adult...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for dispersal accommodation for asylum seekers in Northern Ireland after entering the asylum system.

      Domestic Abuse: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the safety of victims of domestic abuse whilst police investigations are underway and alleged...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department keeps records of the number of unaccompanied children in each local authority in the UK from Afghanistan who were...

      Migrant Help: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 132405 on Migrant Help: Members, for what reason her Department has agreed with...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis is for the answer of 6 February from the Minister for Immigration, Official Report column 654, that the visa...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 132405, whether her Department has other similar agreements with (a) charities and (b)...

      Asylum: Poplar and Limehouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people with an open asylum-seeking claim and (b) people in receipt of Section 95 Asylum Support there are in Poplar and...

      Refugees: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of ending Section 95 asylum support 28 days after a newly-recognised refugee has...

      European Convention on Human Rights: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has sought legal advice on exiting the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether any residential buildings under 11 metres in height in Battersea constituency have been identified as having...

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reason the final developer remediation contract does not use the definition of relevant defect in the Building...

      Freeports: Ynys Môn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of a freeport in Anglesey on the economy in North...

      Freeports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2023 to Question 138288 on Freeports: Wales, whether each and every individual...

      Economic Growth: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to support economic development in seaside towns in the North.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment her Department has made of the safety of human-level machine learning systems; and what steps she is taking...

    • Russia: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent steps she has taken to counter Russian misinformation.

      Telecommunications: Competition

      To ask Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether Ofcom will report to her on telecoms and competition policy.

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the impact of library closures on trends in the level of digital exclusion.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Parental Leave and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2022 to Question 84999 on Parental Leave: Fathers, when she plans to publish her Department's response...

    • P&O Ferries: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she expects the Insolvency Service to deliver its conclusions on the civil investigation into redundancies made by P&O Ferries; and...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much of the funding the UK committed to the NDC Partnership from 2019–25 has been disbursed.

      Conditions of Employment: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she expects the labour market enforcement strategy for 2023-2024 to be (a) completed and (b) published.

      Small Businesses: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many small businesses received support via the UK Trade Programme in 2022; and what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the...

      Visits Abroad: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2022 to Question 118892, in which quarterly publication of ministerial transparency data details of Lord...

      EU Law: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional time for parliamentary scrutiny before automatically revoking...

      Working Conditions: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill 2022-23, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that workers requested...

      Office for Product Safety and Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether (a) regulatory and (b) prosecution powers have been lost by the Office for Product Safety and Standards following the UK's exit from...

      Talcum Powder: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the health implications of long-term use of talcum powder in (a) infants and (b) adults; and if she will make...

      Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016/1105

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, whether her Department plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace the...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she plans to respond to the Low Pay Commission’s recent recommendations on seafarers and the accommodation offset.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will take steps to ensure that shipping companies cannot deduct the costs for onboard accommodation from seafarers’ wages; and...

      Royal Mail: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the impact on (a) consumers and (b) businesses of the recent cyber attack on Royal Mail.

      Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will take steps to help ensure her Department (a) promotes investment and (b) champions free trade in (i) all parts of the UK and (ii)...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made an estimate of the level of seafarer jobs that will be place in the offshore wind supply chain in...

    • Ofgem: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he plans to take steps to (a) improve and (b) regularly assess Ofgem's effectiveness as a regulator.

      Wood-burning Stoves: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps he has taken to (a) update and (b) expand Ecodesign product regulation.

      Heat Network Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many applications there have been for (a) revenue and (b) capital grants under the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps he plans to take to provide safeguards to prevent customers on smart meters from being remotely switched to prepay mode...

      Boilers: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether it is his Department's policy to continue with the proposed 2026 boiler ban for off-grid properties.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of how many households have been forced onto prepayment meters (a) by warrant and (b) via remote...

      Utilities: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether the Government plans to give Ofgem additional powers to take enforcement action against suppliers who breach their licence...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much of the funding committed to the International Climate Finance between 2021-22 and 2025-26 has been disbursed.

      Verra: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether the REDD+ Early Movers Programme uses the company Verra to verify carbon emission reductions from avoided deforestation.

      Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he is taking steps to ensure that consumers charging their electric vehicles from the public network benefit from the...

      Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of whether charge point operators have been complying with his Department's guidance on passing on...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Answer from the Minister for Climate to the Question from the hon. Member for Glasgow North on 6 February...

      Business: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many businesses have shared their climate transition plans with his Department.

      Electricity Generation: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January to Question 120157, what financial support the Government has provided to (a) the operators of...

      Electricity Generation: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2023 to Question 127911 on Electricity Generation: Infrastructure, if he will make an estimate...

      Boilers: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the oral evidence by the Minister for Energy and Climate to the Scottish Affairs Committee on 16 January 2023, HC...

      Energy: Ceredigion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate his Department has made of the number of households in Ceredigion that cannot benefit from smart metering because of...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer Question 136859 on High-risk Wealth Programme tabled on 31 January 2022 by the hon. Member for Ealing North.

    • High-risk Wealth Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2023 to Question 131456 on High-risk Wealth Programme, how many of the cases considered for inclusion in the High-Risk...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of applications to HMRC for discretionary refunds of the higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax were accepted for people who own...

      Financial Services: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report of the all-party parliamentary group on environmental, social, and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2022 to Question 105322 and to the Answer of 15 November from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to Question...

      Electricity Generation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of including the potential benefits of (a) gas, (b) pumped storage hydroelectricity, (c) battery storage, (d) coal...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many financial penalties have been issued by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation for breaches of sanctions under the Russia (Sanctions)...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation in each of the last 5 years in each grade.

      Sanctions: Russia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times Ministers in his Department were (a) consulted on and (b) asked to authorise, waivers or exemptions for designations under the Russia...

      Research and Development Tax Credit: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of relating research and development tax credits to research and development employment rather than...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines are followed by HMRC when making decisions on the allocation of discretionary financial awards.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total value of discretionary financial awards paid for by HMRC in each of the last six financial years.

      Cost of Living: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to help ensure that increases in the cost of living do not disproportionately impact (a) blind and (b) partially...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to help support people who (a) took out mortgages before 2008 and are unable to switch to cheaper mortgage deals and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biofuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to help develop the UK's biomass industry.

    • Environment: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the debate entitled Environmental impact of armed...

      Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Retained EU Law Bill, whether she plans to (a) revoke, (b) retain or (c) replace the Welfare of Farmed...

      Shipping: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to achieve good maritime environmental status.

      Water Charges: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help support people with the cost of water bills.

      Nature for Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the Nature for Climate Fund has been spent; and on which projects.

      Fisheries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to help support fishing communities in (a) Strangford constituency and (b)...

      Plant Varieties Act 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, whether his Department plans to (a) restate, (b)...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Red List Index for England for species extinction risk.

      Cats: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats were commercially imported into Great Britain in each month in 2022.

      Research and Innovation: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the ONS dataset on Business enterprise research and development UK: 2021, published on 22 November 2022,...

      Agriculture: Ecology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of increasing funding for agroecology on levels of food...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Code of Practice for the Welfare for Dogs will be reviewed.

      Cats: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats were commercially imported into Great Britain in each year since 2018.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce pesticide use; and if she will make it her policy to ban the use of bee-toxic neonicotinoids.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on bringing forward a full prohibition on the import of fur, foie gras and hunting...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the green social prescribing projects announced in July 2020.

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2023 to Question 135431, on Food: Standards, if he will make it his policy to bring...

      Environmental Land Management Schemes: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether payments available for farmers to create new habitat to (a) hold flood water and (b) enhance the capacity of...

      Bakery Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the UK Baking Industry Code of Practice for the...

      Nature Conservation: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential benefits of nature on mental health and wellbeing.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in favourable condition.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of whether the aviation sector is on track to achieve Jet Zero without the Government intervening to incentivise change.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by regulatory authorities in the United States of America to disallow further use of the Evusheld monoclonal...

    • Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sustainability of a market cap model as used in the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access.

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 5 December 2022 (HL3057), what assessment they have made of the Cochrane Review on Physical interventions to...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities regarding the £250 million of funding allocated to speed up hospital discharge.

      School Leaving: Carers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support school leavers who have ongoing caring responsibilities for parents, guardians or siblings.

  • Department for Education

    • Out-of-School Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish the outcome of their Understanding the use of unregistered alternative education provision consultation, which ran from 11 July 2022 to 30...

    • T-levels: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what evidence they used to determine the range of subjects in which Alternative Academic Qualifications (AAQs) will be funded from 2025.

      Out-of-School Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the 2022 School Census, how many children were placed in unregistered alternative provision by a local authority or a school for (1) any part of...

      Qualifications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the average GCSE score for students in England studying (1) A levels, (2) Applied Generals, (3) a combination of A levels and Applied Generals, and...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many schools that had previously been graded outstanding have, not having been inspected for five years or more, been downgraded since full Ofsted inspections...

      Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to increase the transparency of the process to assess whether an applied general qualification overlaps with a T level, including...

      Pupils: Assessements

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of applications each year for the past five years for re-sits and re-marks for (1) BTECs, (2)...

      Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to make changes to the process that assesses whether an applied general qualification overlaps with a T level, to ensure (1)...

      Out-of-School Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unregistered alternative providers in England provide full time education of over 18 hours per week to school-age pupils.

      Out-of-School Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unregistered alternative education providers there are in England.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: International Assistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the change in humanitarian needs in Myanmar since 2021, and (2) the needs of children in that country; and what plans they...

    • Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking following the adoption of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2669 on the situation in Myanmar.

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have plans to lift sanctions on Syria, given the recent earthquake.

      Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase their provision of humanitarian aid to the government of Myanmar; and what assessment they have made of the change in the needs of...

      Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to stop human rights violations, and (2) to ensure accountability, in Myanmar, following the sanctions introduced since the military...

      Myanmar: Armed Forces

      To ask His Majesty's Government what analysis they have made of revenue flows to the Myanmar military; and what steps they are taking to stem those flows.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of continuing negotiations with the government of Iran regarding a nuclear deal, given (1) that country's...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have carried out a detailed study to assess whether the repeal or modification of any provision of retained EU law is incompatible with the 'level...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking following the adoption of United Nations Security Resolution 2669 (2022) on the situation in Myanmar.

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in addition to existing sanctions placed on Myanmar, what further steps they intend to take to stop human rights violations and to ensure accountability of those...

      Myanmar: Armed Forces

      To ask His Majesty's Government what analysis they have made of the revenue flows to the Myanmar military; and what steps, if any, they are taking to stem these flows.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary spoke to the US Secretary of State immediately before or after his visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah on 30–31 January; what...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the International Crisis Group Managing Palestine’s Looming Leadership Transition,...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political and security situation in Myanmar; and what steps, if any, they are taking to hold the military...

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with international partners about the Prime Minister of Israel acting as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ascent: Contracts

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the total value of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) contract with Ascent.

    • USA: F-35 Aircraft

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many UK owned F35B are stationed permanently in the US.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Iron and Steel

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the steel for the Fleet Solid Support, Type 26 and Type 31 ships will be sourced from UK suppliers.

      Ascent: Contracts

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much they are paying Ascent each year for ghost helicopter training courses without any student pilots on them.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tennis: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) tennis clubs in Northern Ireland can participate in British tennis, and (2) tennis clubs can affiliate to both Tennis...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Conduct

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many Home Office officials have been convicted of abuse of public office in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those have been given custodial sentences.

    • Burglary

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the low clear up rate of home burglaries; and what steps they will take to address this.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children seeking asylum have been placed in hotels in the last 12 months; and of that number, how many have ever been identified as missing.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Freeports: Industrial Relations

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether existing trade union and labour relations laws will operate inside freeport zones in the same way they operate outside of them.

    • Freeports: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many employees at freeports in the UK are excluded from employer National Instance contributions under the Freeport Upper Secondary Threshold.

      Freeports: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether a Freeport can be identified in Northern Ireland while the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland is operational in its current form.

      Freeports: Staff

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many employees currently work in each UK freeport; and how many (1) full, and (2) part, time jobs have been created in existing freeports in the UK.

      Combined Authorities and Mayors: Hampshire

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in delivering a combined authority and metro mayor for the Solent and Hampshire.

      Freeports: Job Creation and Population

      To ask His Majesty's Government what additional support they have provided to local governments to support additional needs following (1) job creation, and (2) the movement or growth of...

      Combined Authorities and Mayors: Leicestershire

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in delivering a combined authority and metro mayor for Leicester and Leicestershire.

      Freeports: Human Trafficking and Money Laundering

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address concerns of criminality relating to (1) money laundering, or (2) people trafficking, in instances where a freeport...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask His Majesty's Government what mechanisms exist within the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to enable local authorities to work together and with universities to bid for funding for...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they had with Ofgem regarding their proposal to all energy companies to suspend the forced installation of prepayment meters.

    • Small Modular Reactors: Contracts

      To ask His Majesty's Government what contractual commitments they have made to the constructors of small modular nuclear reactors to date.

      Small Modular Reactors: Wales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government regarding the construction of small modular nuclear reactors in that country.

      Hospices: Energy

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have met with representatives of the UK hospice sector specifically to discuss the impact of increased energy prices on hospices.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Strikes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent further strike action by civil servants.

    • Liz Truss

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the forecasted annual cost of the provision to former Prime Minister Rt Hon Liz Truss MP of (1) a car and driver, and (2) security protection.

      What Works Network: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the current funding levels for each What Works Centre within the What Works Network.

  • Treasury

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether land that has been taken out of agricultural production for an environmental scheme or project will be eligible for (1) Agricultural Property Relief, or...

    • Sterling: Digital Technology

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Bank of England regarding the development of a "digital pound"; and what assessment they have made of the impact of...

      Public Sector: Carbon Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to enforce the incorporation of whole-life carbon into the costing of all public sector investment and spending decisions.

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total amount of backdated marriage allowance payments that have been paid in (1) 2022, (2) 2021, (3) 2020, and (4) 2019; and...

      Financial Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support financial inclusion for blind and partially-sighted people.

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