Written answers

Llun, 3 Gorffennaf 2023

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Electronic Tagging: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the statement of requirements for the contract to provide management consultancy services in relation to the electronic monitoring...

    • National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many National Probation Service local delivery units were operating as of 28 June 2023; and how many National Probation Service local delivery units...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of probation Community Integration Teams in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to ensure all prison leavers have a resettlement plan.

      Prison Officers: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2023 to Question 184942, Prison Service: Early Retirement, what proportion of prison staff aged 60 or over retired due...

      Prison Service: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2023 to Question 184944, Prison Service: Dismissal, what proportion of prison staff aged 60 or over were dismissed from...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to ensure that early legal advice is given to parties in more civil matters.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions there have been under the Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018; and if she will make a statement.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of uplifting civil legal aid rates.

      Probate: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the current average processing time for probate cases; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce...

      Legal Representation: Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to ensure litigants in person are not disadvantaged during mediations against legal professionals.

      Family Conciliation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) willingness and (b) ability of courts to determine the validity of exemption claims for Mediated...

      Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to reform the Human Rights Act 1998.

      First-tier Tribunal: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 19 June to Question 189480 on First-tier Tribunal: Property, how many of the applications received by the First-Tier Tribunal...

      Prisons: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many neurodiversity support managers have been recruited in each prison in the past 12 months.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date the Prison Education Framework contract will be updated to account for inflation; and which inflation figure will be used when updating...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2023 to Question 187087 on Prison Accommodation, for what reason it is not practicable to collect data on time out of...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison education: a review of reading education in prisons published by Ofsted on 22 March 2022, what steps his Department has taken...

      Prisons: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to evaluate the effectiveness of rapid learning difficulties and disabilities assessment and support plan systems in...

      Prisons: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) rapid learning difficulties and (b) disabilities assessments were conducted in (i) public and (ii) private sector prisons in 2022-23.

  • Department for Education

    • ICT: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many computing teachers (a) left teaching and (b) were recruited in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019, (iii) 2021 and (iv) 2022.

    • Department for Education: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to answer Questions 190162 and 190163 on Schools: Buildings, tabled by the hon. Member for Twickenham on 19 June 2023.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department uses to determine whether a school should close following the discovery of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-funded schools have (a) temporarily or (b) permanently closed (i) all or (ii) part of their school site due to the presence of...

      School Teachers' Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to the 2023 report of the School Teachers Review Body.

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the of the Concluding Observations on the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of the UK to the United Nations Committee on...

      Overseas Students: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department is providing to international students to meet the increased cost of living.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children did not attend (a) primary and (b) secondary school in Worcestershire in (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2022-23.

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) refocussing the National Tutoring Programme to reach those children who need the...

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of specialist schools are approved (a) 1, (b) 2-3, (c) 4-5 and (d) more than 6 months after their first registration.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Electronic Cigarettes: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to require all vape devices to be sold in plain colour.

    • Electronic Cigarettes: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce plain packaging for vaping devices.

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken with NHS England to remove non-clinical eligibility criteria for IVF treatment.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ban the use of vaping devices in vehicles that contain children.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ban vaping in all public indoor spaces.

      Medicine: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of medical school places.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are diagnosed as being diabetic; and what estimate he has made of the number of such people in 2030.

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that levels of funding for hospices adequately take into account variations in (a) service provision...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had recent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of publishing a plan to help support unpaid carers.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that health inequalities are not exacerbated (a) during and (b) after transition to new...

      Cardiovascular Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of the British Heart Foundation in its analysis entitled, Excess deaths involving CVD in England since the...

      Cardiovascular Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the British Heart Foundation entitled Excess deaths involving CVD in England since the onset of the...

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce pressures on NHS cardiovascular care services.

      Cardiovascular Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the British Heart Foundation in its analysis...

      Cardiovascular Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce pressure on NHS cardiovascular care services.

      Hypermobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing funding for the (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of (i)...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help to ensure areas of higher deprivation receive the necessary support to continue current...

      Incontinence: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2023 to Question 186358 on Incontinence: Products, whether the (a) quality specifications and (b)...

      Paramedical Staff: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has provided to the West Midlands Ambulance Service Student's Paramedic Apprenticeship Programme in the...

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding that 58 per cent of consultant physicians who took part...

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of each type of diagnostic test has been provided in each Community Diagnostic Centre in each month since January 2020.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle inequalities in cancer outcomes between integrated care board areas.

      Cancer: Blood Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide blood tests to help detect cancer.

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Major Conditions Strategy will maintain the aim of increasing cancer survival by 55,000 by 2028.

      Bootham Park Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) undertake a local consultation on the future of and (b) make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a...

      NHS: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of one year’s transitional ring-fenced funding for NHS Staff Mental Health...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the time taken to (a) license and (b) roll out vaccines; and if he will...

      Cardiovascular Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of implications for his policies of the findings of the report by the British Heart Foundation entitled...

      Anxiety: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to help support people who identify as LGBTQ+ with anxiety.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisoners were transferred from prison to hospital due to a drug overdose in each of the last three years for which data is...

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend the Individual Placement and Support scheme to people who are experiencing mental ill-health and are out of work.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of 50-64 year olds not being eligible for a free flu...

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were awaiting treatment from the NHS for an (a) illness and (b) injury that was causing them to be economically...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to support small businesses through the voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access.

      Electric Scooters: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many injuries have been recorded by the NHS related to e-scooters.

      Public Health: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Public Health emergency: the need for a holistic...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the 2023-24 NHS pay offer on NHS recruitment.

      Hypothermia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ambulance call outs for hypothermic conditions have been made by each health authority in each quarter since the start of 2021.

      Processed Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment impact of ultra processed foods on people's health.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Import Controls: Food

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the potential impact of the Border Target Operating Model on levels of food waste.

    • Cabinet Office: Crown Commercial Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts arranged under Crown Commercial Service frameworks (i) RM3774 and (ii) RM6125 in...

      Cabinet Office: PeopleScout

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the statement of requirements for the provision of advertising, media-buying and creative services to be delivered under the terms...

      Civil Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream participants were allocated placements outside of London in the latest period for which information is...

      Open Government Partnership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has provided evidence to the Open Government Partnership Independent Reporting Mechanism of meeting the minimum standards during...

      Animals: Import Controls

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the proposed border target operating model will apply to the movement of (a) pet reptiles, (b) amphibians and (c) invertebrates from the EU to...

      Prime Minister: Aviation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June to Question 189509 on Prime Minister: Aviation, in which section of his Department's quarterly ministerial...

      Cabinet Office: OMD Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the statement of requirements for the provision of media planning agency procurement to be delivered under the terms of the contract...

      Office for Veterans' Affairs: Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2023 to Question 189511 on Office for Veterans' Affairs: Civil Servants, where the information on the number and...

      Veterans: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he is taking steps to (a) create and (b) promote mutually supportive networks among LGBT+ veterans.

      Capita: Hacking

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to assess the impact of the data breach of Capita systems in March 2023 on Government Departments; and whether any...

      Cabinet Office: Members

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2023 to Question 188915, what steps he is taking to increase compliance with the 20-day target across Departments.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many and what proportion of households have had smart meters installed as of 28 June 2023, broken down by each local authority;...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what plans he has to modernise dynamically teleswitched meters; and whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of...

      Energy Bills Rebate: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will take steps to extend the expiry deadline of 30 June 2023 by which existing electricity vouchers issued to pre-payment...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State what steps his Department is taking to encourage households to redeem vouchers for the Energy Bill Support Scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Missing Persons: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the extent of racial disparities in investigations of missing person cases.

    • Offences against Children: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to issue guidance on the application of legislation to child pornography generated by artificial intelligence.

      Home Office: Vivastreet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2022 to Question 87795 on Home Office: Vivastreet, whether (a) officials and (b) Ministers from her...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June to Question 189803 on Asylum: Children and with reference to oral evidence given by ECPAT UK and Barnardos...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims were waiting (a) between one and two years and (b) over two years for a decision to be made in May (i) 2022 and (ii) 2023.

      Asylum: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to use Alexandra Business Park in St Helens to house asylum seekers.

      Buildings: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information the Government holds on the number of fires in buildings potentially caused by disposable vapes.

      Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of detainees' access to medical services in the Heathrow Immigration Removal...

      Theft: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the average time taken in theft cases between the report of the theft and a charge being made in each year...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications awaiting an initial decision were lodged one year or longer ago; and how many asylum applications had not...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the second stage of Pathway 3 of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme will open for referrals.

      Crime Prevention: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date (a) she or (b) a minister in her Department last met with the National Rural Crime Network to discuss measures to tackle rural...

      Refugees: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the funding of the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda she plans to report as Official Development Assistance.

      Community Policing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of neighbourhood policing levels.

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure effective investigations by the police on incidents of antisocial behaviour.

      Visas: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of her Department's visa application processing times for Sudanese nationals who have travelled...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing all asylum seekers to work.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce illegal migration.

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support victims of modern slavery.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to deport foreign national offenders.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of small boat crossings of the English Channel.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) number of occasions of training, (b) dates of training, (c) number of personnel trained and (d) programme of training...

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Afghan interpreters who requested resettlement have been accommodated in the UK.

      China: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the Intelligence and Security Committee regarding its report on China, submitted on 15 May 2023.

      Ministry of Defence: Weddings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in allowing (a) civil marriage, (b) civil partnership and (c) same-sex marriage ceremonies at Ministry of Defence sites.

      Kia Tubuitamana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to waive the school fees payable by Kia Tubuitamana.

      Armed Forces: Dogs and Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) dogs and (b) horses were in service in the Armed Forces as of 28 June 2023.

      Ministry of Defence: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's civilian fleet of vehicles that are electric or plug-in hybrid were built in the UK.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2023 to Question 190504 on Armed Forces: Housing, on what date his Department became aware that 795 homes occupied by...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 20 June 2023 on Defence Infrastructure Update, HCWS867, how many of the 795 homes without valid gas...

      HMS Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the refit of HMS Westminster to be complete.

      HMS Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned cost is of refitting HMS Westminster.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Minister is responsible for pillar one of the Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) partnership.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2023 to Question 184580 on Unmanned Air Vehicles: Procurement, for what reason the initial operating capability date...

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time (a) civilian and (b) military personnel in his Department are working on pillar (i) one and (ii) two of the Australia – United...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 56 of the Concluding Observations on the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of the UK to the United Nations...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps UK Space Command is taking to coordinate with (a) other military and (b) civilian organisations to (i) increase the UK's space capabilities...

      Belarus: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of plans to base nuclear warheads in Belarus.

      NATO: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK staff were based at (a) NATO headquarters, (b) Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and (c) NATO Northwood in (i) 2021, (ii) 2022 and...

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 111551 on Air Force: Recruitment, whether the non-statutory inquiry into the historical...

      LGBT Veterans Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the conclusions of the LGBT veterans independent review, chaired by Lord Etherton.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department will complete its assessment of the application numbered CRM: 0698000204 for the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to tackle the paid advertising to UK users on social media platforms of (a) weapons and (b) other illicit items.

    • Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the educational arts sector.

      Football: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the Future of Women's Football review.

      Swimming Pools: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many council run lidos were in operation in England in each year since 2019.

      Dormant Assets Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government response to the consultation on the English portion of dormant assets funding, published on 7 March...

      Sports: Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment (a) of levels of sports advertising by vaping companies and (b) the potential...

      Chess

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which Minister in her Department is responsible for chess.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to respond to Chinese military exercises off Taiwan.

    • Raymond Koh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Malaysian authorities on the conclusion of the investigation by the...

      China: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2023 to Question 187040 on China: Abortion, whether his Department has put...

      China: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many British citizens are in prison in China; and how many have been in prison for longer than (a) two, (b)...

      Latvia: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of presentation made by the Minister of Foreign...

      Sovereign Order of Malta: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing diplomatic relations with the Sovereign...

      Rwanda: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the total estimated value of bilateral Official Development Assistance to Rwanda was in 2022.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the adherence by the Israeli Government to its legal...

      Afghanistan and Iran: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of reports of schoolgirls being poisoned in (a)...

      Wagner Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of events involving the Wagner Group in Russia between 23-25...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the number of people with endometriosis globally.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help improve the security situation ahead of the elections in the...

      Turkey: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Observation of the parliamentary...

      Slovenia: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the address made by the President of Slovenia...

      Council of Europe: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on the budget of the Council of...

      Transcaucasus: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Ensuring free and safe access...

      Russia: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Political consequences of the...

      Human Rights and Rule of Law: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Transnational repression as a...

      Belarus: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the address by Sviatlana Tsihanouskaya at the...

      Hungary: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the presentation by the Minister of Foreign...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Department for Business and Trade: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the National Disability Strategy, published on 28 July 2021, which of her Department’s commitments in that strategy...

    • Department for Business and Trade: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the National Disability Strategy published on 28 July 2021, which of her Department’s commitments in that strategy...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the National Trading Standards initiative entitled Friends Against Scams.

      Business: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the number of businesses that are likely to cease trading as a result of (a) higher interest rates on...

      Developing Countries Trading Scheme: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the implementation of the Developing Countries Trading Scheme in Africa on the UK's...

      Trade Promotion: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether it is her policy to increase the number of trade envoys.

      Exports: Notifiable Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what discussions her Department has had with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the potential impact of notifiable...

      Help to Grow Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much funding was allocated to the Help to Grow: Digital scheme; and how much was spent.

      Help to Grow Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many applications were received for the Help to Grow: Digital scheme; and how many of them were (a) accepted and (b) rejected.

      Baby Care Units: Parental Leave and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing neonatal care leave and pay before April 2025.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of staff deployed in rail ticket offices in England.

    • Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 1 February 2022 to Question 113209 on Railway Stations: Disability, what progress his Department has made on...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail ticket offices have been closed in England since 2010.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of proposed rail ticket office closures on the (a) safety and (b) accessibility of the rail...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the value of services provided by rail ticket offices to disabled rail passengers.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) digital barcode ticketing and (b) pay-as-you-go ticketing will be available across the entire rail network in England.

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have died by suicide on the rail network in each of the last 36 months.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of passenger journeys made on local bus services by (a) metropolitan area and (b) urban-rural...

      A30: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2023 to Question 186218 on A30: Repairs and Maintenance, when the next additions to the major road network will be made.

      A316: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2023 to Question 186217 on A316: Speed Limits, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including the...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to help support local authorities to (a) maintain and (b) extend bus routes.

      Quad Bikes: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2022 to Question 24582 on Motorcycles: Registration, whether it remains the position of his Department that it does...

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of further extending the bus fare cap.

      Bus Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of information at bus stops for visually impaired people.

      Bus Services: Disability and Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to bus drivers on carrying passengers who are (a) frail and (b) use mobility aids.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons some bus routes are not included on the government's bus fare scheme.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a pilot scheme for an 80mph motorway on the (a) M3, (b) M4 and (c) M6 toll road.

      Costain Group: A66

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains his Department's policy for Costain to be a delivery partner for the A66 North Trans-Pennine project.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Bus Strategy in encouraging more people to travel by bus.

      Roads: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety for young people in Cambridgeshire.

      Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National evaluation of e-scooter trials: findings report, published in December 2022, what further data his Department is...

      Department for Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2023 to Question 189782 on Disability, if he will state the other seven commitments in the National Disability...

      Driving Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that when people aged over 70s renew their driving licences the new licences are dated from the expiry of the...

      Local Transport Plans: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 19 April and 25 May 2022 to Questions 151053 and 3556 on Local Transport Plans: Carbon Emissions, when he plans to consult...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage local highway authorities to fund equipment that automatically detects the length, width and depth...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to recommendation seven of the report entitled Roads Policing: Not optional - An inspection of roads policing in England and Wales by...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to respond to its consultation entitled, Roads policing review: future methods to improve safety and reduce casualties,...

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide an update on the noise camera trials announced in October 2022.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of (a) testing for levels of (i) tranquillisers, antidepressants and...

    • Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the performance of (a) inshore fisheries and (b)...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to (a) review the breeds of dog covered by and (b) update the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

      Livestock: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of (a) Heptavac and (b) Bravoxin 10 vaccine supplies.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the National Disability Strategy published on 28 July 2021, which of her Department’s commitments in...

      Livestock Worrying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of banning the use of electronic shock collars for...

      Livestock Worrying: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department considered evidence on trends in the level of livestock worrying by dogs in Wales in setting its...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the Government holds on the number of wildfires potentially caused by disposable vapes.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential risks to animals of exposure to disposable vapes.

      Rural Areas: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the National Farmers Union on tackling rural crime.

      Agriculture: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to incentivise (a) the rewilding of non-productive agricultural land and (b)...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of treating biopesticides under a separate regulatory system than...

      Agriculture: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of using drones instead of mechanical spraying equipment on steep hillsides.

      Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential impact of the Border Target Operating Model on levels of (a)...

      Livestock: Animal Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the consultation on keeping farmed animals in cages.

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the change in the size of the honey bee population between 2017 and 2022.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to help support businesses which are coming to the end of fixed-term loans with increases in interest rates in...

    • Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 8 of the forty-ninth report of the Committee of Public Accounts entitled Managing tax compliance following the pandemic,...

      UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses exported goods to the EU in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2023 to Question 183809, Prisons: Education, when his Department plans to complete that policy review.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 287534 on Roads: Repairs and Maintenance, what his policy is on the hypothecation of Vehicle...

      Small Businesses: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what allocations were made from the Regional Angels Programme in Northern Ireland in 2022.

      Public Sector: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the confidence of (a) employer and (b) employee representatives in the public sector pay review body process.

      Capita: Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with Capita on the potential impact of the cyber attack on their systems on members of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme.

      Cars: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of increases in car insurance premiums on consumer price inflation.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to help support people who took out mortgages before 2008 with regulated banks which subsequently collapsed and are...

      Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of credit card fraud levels since the contactless cumulative transaction threshold increased to £300 in October 2021.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 23 of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee's Monetary Policy Summary and the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data his Department holds on the revenue raised by the Soft Drinks Industry Levy for Northern Ireland for financial year (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Government Departments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2023 to Question 189783 on Cabinet: Disability, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with...

    • Jobcentres: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish (a) a list of the 20 Jobcentres trialing the use of artificial intelligence and (b) the evaluation of the trial once concluded.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the amount in child maintenance payments (a) not paid by paying parents and (b) not received by receiving...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department uses natural language processing to analyse communications from claimants.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that paying parents report their income (a) promptly and (b) accurately to the Child...

      Parental Pay: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to extend adoption pay to self-employed people who have a child via surrogacy.

      Working Hours: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to consult on health and safety protections for night workers.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many paying parents had child maintenance arrears of more than (a) £1,000, (b) £5,000 and (c) £10,000 in each financial...

      Social Security Benefits: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what fiscal steps he is taking to (a) tackle the impact of the benefit cap on low-income families and (b) help prevent increases in child poverty.

      Childcare: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an estimate of the number of adults who have left the workforce as a result of the cost of childcare.

      Social Security Benefits: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a list of which benefit applications are (a) paper-based and (b) digital.

      Statutory Sick Pay: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing people in receipt of statutory sick pay living with (a) cystic fibrosis...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on a person being entitled to a share of their partner’s disability benefits as part of a divorce settlement.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the inclusion of advice on financial...

      Sick Pay: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a sick pay scheme for the self-employed.

      Working Age Benefits: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) increasing the rate of statutory sick pay, (b) abolishing the lower earnings...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of unfreezing the pensions of overseas pensioners.

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much Universal Credit was paid to recipients based in Northern Ireland in each year from 2019 to 2022.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Genomics: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2023 to Question 190396 on China: Genomics, when she plans for the programme of work on...

    • Digital Technology: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Closing the digital divide: promoting equal...

      Life Sciences: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many life sciences companies were based in the UK in each of the last five years.

      4G: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, lnnovation and Technology, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve 4G connectivity in (a) remote and (b) other areas.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the number of building insurers which mandate remediation work on residential...

    • Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2023 to Question 183870 on Housing: Disability, what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Local Government Finance: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2023 to Question 127773 on South Tyneside, if he can provide a breakdown of what the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to take steps to (a) revise local authority funding formulas and (b) make an assessment of the impact of...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2023 to Question 183870 on Housing: Disability, whether his Department plans to require...

      Council Tax: Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to double council tax on second homes.

      Parking: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2023 to Question 155257 on Parking: Fines, what his Department's planned timescales are...

      Local Government: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Westminster Hall debate on Future of the UK Constitution and Devolution on 8 March 2023, Official...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2023 to Question 187652 on UK Shared Prosperity Fund, whether the expenditure on science,...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with local authorities on taking steps to retain mechanisms to pay for all local...

      Planning Permission: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many planning applications refused by Durham County Council have been (a) referred and (b) overturned by the Planning...

      Local Plans: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2023 to Question 135421 on Local Plans: Green Belt, how many local authorities have...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent estimate he has made of when 300,000 new homes will be built each year.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reasons Lenvi were appointed as the equity loan administrator for the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his Departments policy is on individuals with a Help to Buy Equity Loan purchasing a second property if the first...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Clergy: Truro

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how many parishes in the Diocese of Truro have a vacancy for (a) an incumbency and (b) a priest-in-charge;...

    • Independent Safeguarding Board

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church took to resolve the dispute with members of the Independent Safeguarding Board before...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • UK Trade with EU: Trade Barriers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce new barriers to EU–UK trade.

    • Trade Agreements: Mexico

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement between the UK and Mexico.

      Strikes and Trade Unions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take following the statement by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 15 June that the UK's existing and prospective laws on...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Boats

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many staff will be needed to service the barges that will be used to house asylum seekers; and how those staff will be (1) recruited, (2) trained, and (3)...

    • Visas: Fisheries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of transit visas for fishing operatives.

      Skilled Workers: Visas

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many applications were received for Skilled Worker visas from (1) 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023, and (2) 1 April 2023 to 31 May 2023; and of these, how many...

      Asylum: Boats

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will bring the barges that will be used to house asylum seekers into service.

      Asylum: Boats

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the barges that will be used to house asylum seekers will be seaborne; and if so, what arrangements they will put in place to enable those accommodated to...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many applications were received for transit visas from (1) 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2023, and (2) 1 April 2023 to 31 May 2023; and of these, how many were...

      Asylum: Boats

      To ask His Majesty's Government where the barges that will be used to house asylum seekers will be located.

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of, and what action they have taken in response to, the review by Sir John Jenkins into the philosophy and values of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Pollution

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of Alan Law, Deputy Chief Executive, Natural England, to the Built Environment Select Committee on 20 June that...

    • Avian Influenza: Developing Countries

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they are supporting lower and middle income countries with weak animal health systems to combat avian influenza effectively.

      Rights of Way

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in deciding to reinstate a deadline for recording historic rights of way, what engagement took place between Ministers and organisations representing landowners...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to improve the welfare of farmed animals at the time of slaughter.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Untreated Milk: Health Hazards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any (1) health benefits, and (2) health hazards, of drinking untreated raw cow's milk.

    • Coronavirus: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 2 August 2022 (HL1602), what is the current list of 'purposes' available today in NHS England’s...

      Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many S2 funding applications were approved in (1) NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, and (2) NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex...

      Care Homes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why there are over 90 empty care homes in England.

      Social Workers: Recruitment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to develop a robust national workforce plan for social workers by the end of 2023.

      Children: Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether comparative data is kept on the average height and/or weight of children aged 5 in the UK as compared to other countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Artificial Intelligence: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Prime Minister's remarks on 12 June about the UK becoming a global leader in AI, what assessment they have made of whether there is a skills gap...

    • Skills Bootcamps: British Overseas Territories

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will amend the residency requirement for the Skills Bootcamp programme so that newly arrived citizens from the British overseas territories under...

      Languages: Pre-school Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any difference in the rates of language development between pre-school boys and girls.

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made on developing a new kitemark scheme for higher education, as recommended in the final report of the Independent Review of...

      Foundation Courses

      To ask His Majesty's Government, for each academic year since 2018–19, how many students were enrolled in one-year foundation year courses in English higher education institutions.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much they have spent advertising careers in teaching in (1) schools, and (2) further education, for each of the past five years.

      Teaching Aids

      To ask His Majesty's Government what legal rights parents have to access the teaching materials used at their children's schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child that the UK should prevent the use of religion as a...

      Schools: Collective Worship

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child that the UK should repeal laws requiring daily acts...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the 43.1 per cent increase over the past year in the cost of motor insurance for comparable insurance cover,...

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the closure of three flight schools this year, what further financial protection they intend to give trainee pilots from UK flight school failures.

      Airports: Retail Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the commercial interests of airports and travel hubs as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions; and whether...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to require all new homes to have an electric car charging point.

      Acceleration Unit

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Department for Transport's Acceleration Unit, what progress has been made to (1) speed up the delivery of transport infrastructure projects, (2)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the signed memorandum of understanding between the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Google Cloud to accelerate...

    • Ajax Lessons Learned Review

      To ask His Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from the Report of the Armoured Cavalry Programme (Ajax) Lessons Learned Review, published on 19 May.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in upgrading the accommodation provided to service personnel in the UK.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Artificial Intelligence: Research

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to create guardrails for safe AI development by the end of 2023.

    • Pornography

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of unregulated pornography websites on the (1) mental, and (2) physical, wellbeing of young people,...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that regulations placed on AI integration will not hinder the growth of AI in UK sectors.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Vladimir Putin

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to whether they would grant permission for Vladimir Putin to enter the UK.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they monitor whether banks are complying with their legal duty to enable citizens without a fixed address to access a basic bank account; and what are the...

    • Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of The Mortgage Crunch report, published by the Resolution Foundation on 17 June; and what plans they have, if any, to assist...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many senior civil servants are based for work outside London and the South East and, of those, how many (1) transferred from London and the South East and (2)...

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