Written answers

Mercher, 19 Ebrill 2023

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how many Prevention of Future Death reports his Department has received from coroners relating to deaths in prison in the...

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether legal professionals will be invited to submit evidence to the civil legal aid review.

      Family Courts: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the suggestion from the expert panel in the report entitled Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law Children...

      Family Courts: Expert Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health and Social Care on the regulation of experts in family courts.

      Ministry of Justice: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many equality impact assessments published by his Department since April 2021 have led to the (a) amending of a policy, (b) decision against...

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a certificate provider for a Lasting Power of Attorney application is aware their role is to ensure...

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a certificate provider for a Lasting Power of Attorney application is aware their role is to ensure...

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a certificate provider for a Lasting Power of Attorney application is aware of their role to ensure...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on legal representation for prisons and probation staff at inquests on deaths in prison in each of the last five years for...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Single Justice Procedure notices have been issued in England and Wales in each reporting year since 2018.

      Criminal Proceedings: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the backlog of criminal court cases in Bolton.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2023 to Question 166164 on Government Departments: Staff, how many and what proportion of respondents to the most...

      Magistrates: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the extended sentencing powers for Magistrates.

  • Home Office

    • EU Nationals: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of the requirement of EU citizens needing a full passport since October 2021 to...

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on the steps being taken to ensure that members of the Afghan...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Oral Statement to the House on 29 March 2023 by the Minister for Immigration, whether asylum seekers being housed at...

      Death Certificates: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the recording of ethnicity on death certificates has not been made mandatory.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children are in the UK whose parents remain in Afghanistan.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many priority service visas were processed within five days in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Refugees: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what she plans the maximum number of refugees to be from Rwanda who may be resettled in the UK under the Memorandum of Understanding between...

      British National (Overseas): Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of granting British National (Overseas) passport holders access to e-gates at ports of...

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to take steps to help ensure that the Hong Kong diaspora living in the UK are able to protest the Hong Kong Finance...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Oral Statement of 29 March 2023 by the Minister for Immigration on Illegal Migration Update, Official Report, column...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Oral Statement on Illegal Migration Update by the Minister for Immigration on 29 March 2023, Official Report, column...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers her Department plans to employ in the Grooming Gangs Taskforce.

      Knives: Bournemouth East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent knife crime in Bournemouth East constituency.

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of organised crime gangs operating in (a) Merseyside and Cheshire, (b) North West England...

      Family Liaison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to (a) increase the number of family liaison officers in the police force and (b) provide additional (i)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that its Down Syndrome Act 2022 guidance is Down's syndrome-specific.

    • Autism: Hornsey and Wood Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of specialist autism support services for children with autism in Hornsey...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the accessibility of specialist medical services outside of London.

      Neurology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to reduce waiting times for (a) tests and (b) treatment for functional neurological disorder.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes received transfers from NHS hospitals in April 2020; and how many of those patients were tested for Covid before transfer.

      Carers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it remains his policy to invest up to £25 million to work with the sector to kick start a change in the services provided to...

      Radiotherapy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent from the public purse on radiotherapy equipment and software in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22; and whether...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Major Conditions and Diseases Strategy will include plans to increase (a) access to radiotherapy cancer treatments, (b) the...

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many radiotherapy LINAC machines will be over the 10 year recommended age by the end of (a) 2023, (b) 2024 and (c) 2025.

      Dementia: Congleton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure (a) dementia is diagnosed in a timely way, (b) services involved in dementia health care...

      Cancer: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March to Question 174223 on Cancer: Halton, how many and what proportion of cancer patients in the Halton...

      Hospices: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of energy costs on hospices; and what steps is he taking to support hospices with rising...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) schools and (b) pupils will be served by a mental health support team by the end of (i) 2023 and (ii)...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to rollout mental health support teams in schools after 2024.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken recent steps to increase the availability of hormone replacement therapy implants in NHS hospitals.

      Vaccination: Immunosuppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of including the partners of immunocompromised people in the...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for an (a) autism and (b) ADHD diagnosis was for (i) everyone, (ii) children, (iii) young people and (iv)...

      Department for Education: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the use of official Departmental social media accounts to comment on industrial disputes.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) prevalence of and (b) risk posed by the covid-19 variant XBB.1.16.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with NHS trusts on the adequacy of the availability of hormone replacement therapies.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter dated 10 November 2022 from Andrew Cox, Senior Coroner for the coroner area of Cornwall and the Isles of...

      Coronavirus: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts relating to covid-19 are ongoing; and what the value is of those contracts.

      Hospices: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make additional funding available to hospices to help them meet increases in the cost of nurses' salaries.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which infrastructure for the diagnosis of dementia adequately serves (a) each UK...

      NHS: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent NHS staff were working in Solihull in September 2019; and what the most recent equivalent figure is.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's position is on each of the proposed amendments to the World Health Organisation International Health Regulations 2005.

      Debendox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency plans to assess the long-term health implications of the mixture of...

      Bereavement Counselling: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support a public health campaign to increase understanding of and reduce the stigma around conversations about death, dying...

      Older People: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of appointing a commissioner for older people and ageing.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a fully funded plan to enable GP practices to respond to surges in patient demand.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2023 to Question 117889 on Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse, what assessment he has made of the implications...

      Chronic Illnesses: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the impact of increased prescription costs from 1 April 2023 on people living with...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to financially support pharmacies.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last reviewed the prescription charge exemption list; and if he will review that list in 2023 in the context of the recent...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government response to the Intelligence and Security Committee report entitled Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism, published on 30...

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how information about Information Sharing Agreements made under the public service delivery provisions of the Digital Economy Act should be submitted...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many companies have been excluded from participating in public procurement due to legal action being initiated by Government relating to contracts...

      Dominic Raab

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of engaging Adam Tolley KC to undertake an investigation into the conduct of the Deputy Prime Minister.

  • Department for Education

    • T-levels: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2022 to Question 59062, on T-levels: Expenditure, what the total cost to the public purse has been for T levels...

    • Childcare: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of local authorities which do not have sufficient childcare places in their area for children aged...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve school attendance (a) by students who are eligible for free school meals and from deprived areas and (b) generally.

      Schools: Sefton Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in Sefton Central have indicated in response to the Government questionnaire that they believe Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete...

      Educational Visits: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the joint communiqué following the Franco-British summit, published on 10 March 2023, what progress the Government has made on...

      Schools: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made by age and gender of the number of children who have been persistently absent from school in each year since 2018.

      Adoption: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that a child may be placed for adoption in a family with a different racial and cultural background to...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a requirement on UK schools to teach Black history as part of the national...

      Schools: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of children persistently absent from school whose families are in contact with local authority social...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to revise the National Planning Policy Framework on the development of new onshore wind farms; and if he...

    • Incinerators: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has guidance on the distance between an industrial incinerator and (a) residential buildings and...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Energy Performance Certificate in improving the energy...

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to bring forward secondary legislation to implement the provisions of the Elections Act 2022 on Extension of...

      Local Resilience Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the National Resilience Framework, published in December 2022, what estimate he has made of the cost to...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing funding for Women's Group Projects in Northern Ireland...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to support leaseholders who are not entitled to support under the Building Safety...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the Leaseholder-owned buildings (11m+ or 5 storeys+): call for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the allocation of funding for the next round of Access for All bids.

    • Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility criteria for the Disabled Persons Railcard to include people with...

      West Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing new competitive open-access train service contracts on the West Coat Mainline.

      A5: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to identify congested sections of the A5 between Hinckley and Tamworth that can be improved through the Third Road...

      A5: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to ensure that the A5 between Hinckley and Tamworth is considered for future improvements as part of the Third Road...

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the £2 bus fare cap beyond June 2023.

      Bus Services: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department provides for discounted bus travel in Solihull.

      High Speed 2 Line: Lichfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned timetable is for (a) completion of engineering works and (b) making good of (i) ground works and (ii) roadways for phase 1 of the HS2...

      Department for Transport: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of invoices received by his Department in (a) quarter three and (b) quarter four of the 2021-2022 financial year were paid within five...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that the UK is able to take advantage of (a) drones and remotely piloted aircraft and (b)...

      Driving Licences: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to extend the period that Ukrainian refugees can use a Ukrainian driving license to drive in the UK.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Abduction: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution made by the Minister of State for the FCDO, the hon. Member for...

    • Hong Kong: Official Visits

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

      Tibet: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his (a) Chinese counterpart and (b) other international partners on the...

      Kenya: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the safety of LGBTI people in Kenya; and whether his Department...

      Unitaid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to disburse the UK’s pledge to Unitaid before 2026.

      Development Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase basic education Official Development Assistance investments in...

      Sierra Leone: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the monitoring of the 2023 General Election in Sierra Leone.

      Sierra Leone: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the distribution of Official Development Assistance funds within...

      Al-Aqsa Mosque

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his Israeli counterparts on the violent incursions at the Al Aqsa mosque.

      Pakistan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Government of Pakistan on the operation of...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to publish his Department's Programme Allocations by country for 2023-24.

      Kathleen Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Swedish authorities to help prevent the potential deportation of Kathleen Poole.

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) support persecuted Christians in Iran, and (b) combat gender...

      Al-Aqsa Mosque

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the consequences for his policies of the recent raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque by...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the recently approved 7,000 new housing units in the...

      Unitaid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of Unitaid on global health outcomes.

  • Treasury

    • UK Infrastructure Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the paragraph 3.26 of the Office for Budget Responsibility's Economic and fiscal outlook - March 2023, what assessment he has made of the...

    • Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government is taking steps to ensure that that the Mandatory Reimbursement Framework prioritises protection for vulnerable customers.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of (a) the world economic outlook published by the IMF in April 2023 and (b) the...

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many people in each nation and region of the UK will benefit from the (a) new annual allowance for pension contributions...

      Debts: Ethiopia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Ethiopia's progress under the G20 common framework for debt treatments; whether he has...

      Garages and Petrol Stations: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the impact of unstaffed petrol stations which require a bank account to have a particular balance to buy petrol on people...

      Electricity Generation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an investment allowance for the renewable energy sector within the...

      Business Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to modernise the business rates system.

      Valuation Office Agency: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long on average appeals to the Valuation Office Agency have taken from date of application to final result, in each of the last five years for which...

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the economic impact of waste crime and landfill tax fraud.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the tax system to reflect the difference in employer national insurance contributions for...

      Electricity Generation: Taxation

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

      Foreign Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many offshore company trust data requests his Department have (a) received and (b) responded to since 1 September 2022.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 3164 on Employment Tribunals Service: Fines, how many (a) warning notices and (b)...

    • Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the consultation entitled Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales, published on 3 June 2022, when the Government...

      Audit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many officials in her Department are working on legislative proposals on audit reform.

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she plans to provide the final wording of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership to Parliament.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has met Royal Mail since becoming Secretary of State for Business and Trade.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason closed loop recycling systems are not being recognised until 2025 for those manufacturers who have already...

    • Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2023 to Question 117640 on Trapping, what recent discussions she has had with the...

      Sheep Scab: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) the Government and (b) her Department are taking with devolved authorities to develop a sheep scab control...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in view of the incidence of fly tipping, whether she is taking steps with local authorities to increase access to recycling...

      Faroe Islands: Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to push for the abolition of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands.

      Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of biosecurity checks on imported meat.

      Agriculture: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the impact of the availability of labour on crop production.

      Flowers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help tackle the depletion of wildflowers.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her Department’s policy to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding between food security agencies in her...

      Barbecues: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning the sale of disposable barbecues.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of food (a) labelling practices by supermarkets and (b) processing...

      Agriculture: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on extending the list of energy and trade intensive industries that are...

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of local government on water quality.

      Agricultural Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help support agricultural exports.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2023 to Question 166164 on Government Departments: Staff, how many and what proportion of respondents to...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are over the age of 50.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of their Department's employees are recorded as having a disability.

      Health and Safety: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on the level of support provided by...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper, Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published 15 March 2023, what assessment his...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published on 15 March 2023, what...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s Out Of Pocket campaign, if he will uplift the disabled child elements of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published on 15 March 2023, what...

      Universal Credit: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published on 15 March 2023, what...

      Social Security Benefits: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department took to engage with people with learning disabilities in its consultation on the Health and Disability Green Paper.

      Employment: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published on 15 March 2023, to which...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper, Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published 15 March 2023, whether he plans to...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2023 to Question 169369 on Social Security Benefits, for what reason people who are found not fit to work...

      Employment: Chronic Illnesses and Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 27 of Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, what conditions the proposed specialist advisors...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has provided recent guidance to medical clinicians on the use of SR1 forms for patients following changes to benefit...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Universal Credit assessments for people with (a) autism and (b) other non-visible disabilities.

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the money his Department has saved as a result of the two child cap on Universal Credit in each of the last three...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households with annual incomes over £100,000 are receiving Universal Credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of Universal Credit upper tariff income rules where a Lifetime ISA is the sole...

      Cost of Living Payments: Angus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Angus constituency did not receive the first Cost of Living Payment due to receiving a nil award during the relevant...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2023 to Question 169368, what guidance his Department offers to advice and assistance work coaches on...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper published on 15 March 2023, when his...

      Jobcentres: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper, published 16 March 2023, what steps he plans...

      Work and Health Programme: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the policy paper entitled Transforming Support: The Health and Disability White Paper published on 15 March 2023, how many...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the carer's allowance earnings threshold in line with inflation.

      Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2023 to Question 148651 on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, if he will list the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the system of payment enforcement used by the Child Maintenance Service.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Independent Case Examiner is taking steps to reduce the time between a complaint being accepted and the allocation of that...

      Child Maintenance Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff there were at the Child Maintenance Service in (a) 29 March 2018 and (b) 29 March 2023.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2023 to Question 146787 on Amey and VIVO Defence Services, what the total value was of payments his Department (a)...

    • Military Bases: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Oral Statement on Illegal Migration Update by the Minister for Immigration on 29 March 2023, Official Report, column 1018, when...

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ministry of Defence personnel are deployed in Gibraltar (a) permanently and (b) temporarily, broken down by unit.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a channel of communication with Spanish authorities on (a) military flights landing at RAF Gibraltar and (b) amphibious...

      Gibraltar: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vessels the Navy intercepted from its Gibraltar base in 2022.

      Gibraltar: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether NATO has access to military installations in Gibraltar for its air and sea assets.

      RAF Gibraltar: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many foreign military aircraft landed at RAF Gibraltar in 2022, broken down by country.

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all UK military units deployed in Gibraltar as of April 2023.

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are any international military personnel deployed in Gibraltar as of April 2023.

      Defence: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the level of defence inflation between 2021 and 2023.

      Defence Equipment & Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 76 of the Defence Equipment & Support Annual Report and Accounts 2021 to 2022, updated on 31 March 2023, what were the...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the senior responsible owners in his Department had (a) no formal project management qualifications and (b) not completed the Major...

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average salary is of a senior responsible owner in his Department.

      Antiaircraft Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) owns and (b) intends to procure RBS 70 NG short-range air defence systems.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many H135 aircraft were owned by his Department as of 14 April 2023; how many hours have been flown by each of those aircraft; and what information...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Women: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on funding for women's groups in Northern Ireland who are coming to the end of funding programmes.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Billing

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of invoices received by her Department were paid within five days in (a) the 2021-2022 financial year and (b) each of the last 12 months.

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what proportion of the difference between the figure provided in that...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what proportion of the difference between the figure provided in that...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: South West, what proportion of the difference between the figure provided in...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: South West, what accounts for the difference between the figure provided in...

  • Wales Office

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what comparative assessment he has made with Cabinet colleagues of energy costs in (a) Wales and (b) the rest of the UK.

    • Babies: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Health and (b) the Welsh Government on sharing best practice on giving every baby...

      Childcare: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on childcare provision in Wales.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to increase private investment into the heat networks industry from sources outside of...

    • Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what money has been allocated to the (a) Acorn, (b) Hynet and (c) East Coast carbon capture scheme cluster.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of public opinion on (a) installation and (b) capacity of onshore wind.

      Housing: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the report by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales entitled Homes fit for the future: the retrofit...

      Alternative Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, for what reason Alternative Fuel Payments are not made to building society accounts.

      Alternative Fuel Payments: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether an appeal process is in place for people whose applications for the Alternative Fuel Payment are refused.

      Bulb Energy: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate he has made of the cost to energy customers of (a) Bulb Energy Ltd being placed in special administration and (b) the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 7 March 2023 from the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun on nuclear power.

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Track 2 Carbon Capture Usage and Storage clusters.

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much funding his Department has allocated to the succesful Track-1 carbon capture, usage and storage projects.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • English National Opera

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will take steps to ensure no jobs are lost at the English National Opera following changes to the funding it receives...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will take steps to restrict the extent to which phone companies may increase tariffs in the context of the increased...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • World Health Organisation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to proposing amendments to the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (2005).

    • World Health Organisation

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to oppose proposed amendments to Article 3 of the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (2005) which would replace...

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