Written answers

Llun, 11 Medi 2023

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes: Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments for those people in residential or nursing homes are only...

    • Hospitals: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure rough sleepers are not discharged from hospital back onto the streets.

      Medical Equipment: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2023 to Question 187027 on Medical Equipment: Energy, if he will make an assessment of the potential...

      Community Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to increase access to community child health services in Enfield North constituency.

      Health Services: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide details of the event planned by his Department with clinicians and data scientists on artificial intelligence.

      Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure children with primary ciliary dyskinesia receive similar care to those with cystic fibrosis.

      NHS: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of hydrogenated vegetable oil as a fuel source for NHS vehicles; and...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of commonly used medicines that are available without...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of healthcare professional regulators; and if he will take steps to consolidate...

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average hourly pay for NHS consultants is (a) on a typical day and (b) when covering strike action.

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introudce a cap on the cost of agency workers in the NHS.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for breast cancer screening in the NHS.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the availability of breast cancer screening appointments in (a) Slough, (b) the South...

      Leukaemia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support people who have been diagnosed with leukaemia.

      Defibrillators: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many defibrillators have been installed in public spaces in England as of August 2023.

      Allergies: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that children with suspected allergies receive a diagnosis.

      Exercise: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) make an assessment of the potential merits of engaging older people in a daily active mile and (b) take steps to provide...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of people who vape who were not formerly tobacco smokers.

      Dental Services: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate provision of NHS dentistry services in North Herefordshire.

      General Practitioners: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the British Medical Association on industrial action by GP's.

      Dentistry: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of dentists who have left the profession since 2013.

      Health Professions: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce new checks on healthcare staff that move between hospitals.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to improve access to NHS dental care.

      Pharmacy

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

      Diabetes: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to advise patients of the impact of lower blood sugar levels on the risk of heart disease.

      Prescription Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2023 to Question 190974 on Prescription Drugs: Side Effects, whether his Department has made an...

      Surgery: Shipley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals for elective surgery were made by each GP surgery in Shipley constituency and funded through the NHS which were made...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to meet the 75% uptake target for the Healthy Start scheme.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) openness, (b) learning and (c) transparency in maternity units.

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on (a) delivering the Women's Health Strategy for England and (b) reducing regional disparities in...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it remains his Department's policy to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in stillbirth and neonatal mortality by 2025.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has held with community pharmacies on the start date for the NHS flu vaccination programme.

      IVF: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on improving access to IVF for female same-sex couples.

      Sepsis: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the potential impact of allowing patients the right to request an urgent second opinion from other...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Women's Health Strategy for England, published 30 August 2022, whether the...

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many integrated care boards have made specific reference to (a) homelessness and (b) rough sleeping populations in their localised...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish a (a) response to the consultation on hub and spoke dispensing and (b) timetable for the...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data held by his Department on the number of trained long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) fitters (a) within...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social care, whether he has had recent discussions with supermarkets on the (a) sale and (b) placement of vaping products in their premises.

      Mental Health: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps with the Secretary of State for Justice on including the unique needs of young women's mental health in the...

      General Practitioners: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of GPs that have qualified since 2010 and have left the NHS to practice overseas.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's expected timescale is for updating its statutory guidance on autism; and how he will ensure that people with autism...

      Diseases: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) stakeholders on the development of care pathways for children and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to review the reports of all whistleblowing investigations undertaken by his Department in the last 10 years to...

      General Practitioners: Selby and Ainsty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of face-to-face GP appointments in Selby and Ainsty constituency.

      General Practitioners: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of GPs who have qualified since 2015 and left the NHS to practice overseas.

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of radiotherapy linear accelerator (LINAC) machines will be over their recommended lifespan by the end of...

      NHS: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of translation services used by the NHS in financial years (a)...

      NHS: Buildings and Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing NHS properties to be disposed of at a rate below market value for (a)...

      Primary Health Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether new capital funding was made available to primary care estates in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of...

      Dermatitis: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report by Demos entitled The Costs of Atopic Dermatitis...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS mangers are paid over (a) £80,000, (b) £130,000, (c) £200,000 and (d) £250,000 a year as of 1 September 2023.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients were waiting for NHS treatment as of 30 August; and what was the average waiting time for NHS...

      Cancer: Ealing Southall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time between an urgent GP referral and the commencement of treatment for cancer for...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of NHS Trusts in Plymouth, Devon, Cornwall and Torbay choosing different electronic...

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) ethical and (b) reputational criteria that companies must satisfy to be awarded NHS contracts.

      Integrated Care Boards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of NHS England funding is expected to go to integrated care boards in the 2023-24 financial year; how much...

      Cancer: Blackburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time between an urgent GP referral and the commencement of treatment for cancer for...

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish information on his Department's planned FemTech Accelerator.

      Hospitals: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take with NHS England to address potential gaps in communication between hospital management and frontline staff.

      Scoliosis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of his policies for treating scoliosis in children.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for ADHD diagnosis for each constituency.

      MMR vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of the UK Measles and Rubella elimination strategy 2019.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, of the claims to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme relating to covid-19 vaccinations, how many claims made before 6 September 2023 failed...

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press release entitled Boost for women and girls as Women’s Health Strategy turns one published 22 July 2023,...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, of the unresolved claims to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme relating to covid-19 vaccinations as of 6 September 2023, how many were...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many claims to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme relating to covid-19 vaccinations up to 6 September 2023 were made on behalf of...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the efficiency of accessing ADHD diagnosis.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Ministerial Correction of 4 September 2023 to Question 11866 on Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, whether the average claim...

      Health Services: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on how Women’s Health Champions will be expected to provide updates (a) nationally and (b) to their...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, of the claims made to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme relating to covid-19 vaccinations, how many requests for medical documents have...

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish details of the Certificate of Pregnancy Loss pilot.

      Infectious Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what horizon scanning for vaccines against infectious diseases is conducted by (a) the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory...

      Hospitals: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients in NHS hospitals can access (a) free and (b) adequate wi-fi connectivity.

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has held discussions with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on the adequacy of the single technology...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which UK Government delegates will be attending the Europe Preparatory Meeting for the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to...

      Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the proposed timescales are for the Patient Safety Commissioner review on sodium valproate.

      Mental Health Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the Mental Health Act 2007.

      Allergies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to adopt Allergy UK's Patient Charter as a plan for patient rights for people living with allergic conditions.

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of an in-service evaluation for spinal muscular atophy in the NHS on (a) patients and...

      Endoscopy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential barriers to reducing endoscopy waiting lists in the (a) Humber and North...

      Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that early career researchers are supported in engaging in research on (a) diffuse...

      NHS Trusts: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS trusts do not have a policy for tackling sexual assault and harassment.

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to tackle the shortages in supply of type 2 diabetes medications.

      Health Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of clinical supervision on levels of safe clinical practice.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide senior leaders in the NHS with Continuous Professional Development.

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the (a) number of people directly employed by, (b) freelancers and (c) consultants in each of...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access on (a)...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure cooperation between NICE and the pharmaceutical industry to provide all stem cell...

      Physician Associates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of levels of (a) training and (b) supervision for physician associates in GP practices.

      Allergies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate increases in the number of hospital admissions associated with (a) allergies and (b)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Police and Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many assaults on prison officers there were in 2021-22; and how many and what proportion of prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for assaulting a...

    • Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison wings closed (a) permanently and (b) temporarily due to staff shortages in each year since 2010.

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendation by the Prison Service Pay Review Body to offer different paid...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of criminal offences committed by prisoners on temporary release in the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drug recovery wings have been opened in prisons since 22 July 2022.

      Young Offenders: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the Young Women’s Strategy.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to allocate sufficient resources to the prevention of repeat offences.

      Courts and Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2023 to Question 183039 on Courts and Prisons: Buildings, whether his Department has completed the work to identify...

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the safety of pregnant women in prison.

      Ministry of Justice: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Ministry of Justice: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Animals: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has held with the Sentencing Council on the adequacy of sentencing guidelines for people who have purchased online videos of...

      Administration of Justice: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Recommendation 6 of the report by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner entitled The Family Court and domestic abuse: achieving cultural...

      Probate: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was to process a probate application in the latest period for which data is available; and what steps his Department is...

      Summerland Leisure Centre: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps with the Isle of Man Government to establish a memorial to the Summerland fire on that site.

      Probate: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average processing time was for probate applications by the Court and Tribunals Service for each quarter in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021, (d)...

      Duty Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, What steps his Department is taking to help ensure there are an adequate number of duty solicitors available across the criminal justice system.

      Low Emission Zones: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the trends in the level of appeal submissions to the Road User Charging Adjudicator in the context of...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by his Department in each of the last five years; and whether he plans to introduce...

      Ministry of Justice: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

      Ministry of Justice: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has held recent discussions with the Home Secretary on the potential impact of increases in the number of police officers on the adequacy of...

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is his Department's policy to uprate criminal legal aid fees for (a) police stations, (b) Magistrates' Courts and (c) Youth Court fee schemes...

      Health and Safety: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on reducing court backlogs for health and safety cases.

      Coroners: Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken to conclude inquests relating to work-related fatal injury.

      Ministry of Justice: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing the legal aid means test for (a) survivors and (b) victims of domestic abuse in private...

      Ministry of Justice: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visits he has made to Wales since his appointment.

      Duty Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of available Duty Solicitors providing representation at police stations in (a) England and (b)...

      Ministry of Justice: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Magistrates' Courts: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases are currently awaiting trial in magistrates courts.

      Sentencing: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to mandate people who have been convicted of crimes to attend court for their sentencing.

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to help ensure parity in sentencing for assaults on (a) police and (b) prison officers.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by his Department in each of the last five years; and whether he plans to...

    • Scotland Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if they will...

      Scotland Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Scotland Office: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Scotland Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many eligible Afghan nationals under (a) Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy and (b) Afghan citizens...

    • Palestinians: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the International Criminal Court investigation...

      Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2023 to Question 193279 on Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters)...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on older people’s health care ahead of the...

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the Southern African Development Community, (b) the Commonwealth, (c) the...

      Vagif Khachatryan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the alleged abduction of Vagif Khachatryan in Armenia by the border guard...

      Windsor Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that representatives from the Executive Office in Northern Ireland who attend...

      Hkalam Samson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to provide consular support to Reverend Dr Hkalam Samson during his...

      Sri Lanka: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help the Sri Lankan authorities manage the potential impact of the...

      Hkalam Samson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Myanmar counterpart on the imprisonment of Reverand Dr Hkalam Samson.

      Singapore: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Singapore on preventing capital punishments in that country.

      Nnamdi Kanu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when was the most recent contact between UK consular representatives and Nnamdi Kanu in Nigeria; whether he has...

      Taiwan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2023 to Question 190783 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Taiwan:...

      Niger: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the coup in Niger on international security.

      Niger: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his French counterpart on the escalating political situation in Niger.

      Taiwan: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, whether he plans to take diplomatic steps to support Taiwan’s application to join CPTPP.

      Armed Conflict: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of implementing UN Security Council...

      Kenya: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent violence in Kenya.

      China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact of (a) a blockade and (b) an...

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken a review of the legitimacy of the ballot in the Zimbabwe national elections...

      Gabon: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Commonwealth Secretary-General on recent political events in Gabon.

      Gabon: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the African Union on recent political events in Gabon.

      Nnamdi Kanu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2022 to Question 45513 on Nnamdi Kanu, whether his Department has provided...

      Busharo Ali Mohamed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Somaliland on Busharo Mohamed Ali.

      British Overseas Territories: Girlguiding UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with Girlguiding UK on their decision to end operations in British Overseas...

      Niger: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many British nationals requested consular assistance in Niger in the last three months.

      Niger: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to support British nationals in Niger in the context of the escalating...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the UK’s commitment to protect 30 per cent of the ocean by 2030 will be met...

      South Africa: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of rural landowners murdered in South Africa in each of...

      Development Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the implications for its policies of the Summit for a new global...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the data on Ministerial travel, October to December 2022, last updated by his Department on 3...

      Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help tackle unlawful fishing in the territorial waters of the Falkland...

      South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of industrial fisheries on the (a) penguin and (b) whale...

      South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to strengthen the marine protected area around (a) the South Sandwich Islands and (b) South...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what data their Department holds on the average response time to written parliamentary questions in the last six...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department spent on temporary staff in the last three financial years in support of the FCDO...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department has spent on temporary staff in each of the last five years.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department spent on temporary staff in the last three financial years in support of the Hera programme.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to page 47 of the 2022 Human Rights and Democracy Report published in July 2023, for what reason...

      Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of seabed mining in the territorial waters of the Falkland...

      Blue Belt Programme and Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the Government has provided to the (a) Blue Belt programme and (b) Marine Protected Area rollout...

      South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of industrial fisheries on the (a) penguin and (b) whale...

      Blue Belt Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what cost-benefit analysis has been conducted of departmental funding for the Blue Belt programme since its...

      Abbas Deris

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in Iran on Abbas Deris.

      Blue Belt Programme and Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much has been spent from the public purse on the (a) Blue Belt Programme and (b) domestic Marine Protected...

      Scotia Sea: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help mitigate the impact of industrial krill fishing on the baleen whale...

      Iran: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many British nationals requested consular assistance in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last 12 months.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of British nationals who are resident in Syria.

      Paradise Golf and Beach Resort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Moroccan counterpart on the Paradise Golf Resort development in...

      Paradise Golf and Beach Resort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to British citizens who lost investments in Paradise Golf and Beach Resort.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect and promote freedom of religion and belief in Pakistan.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Rhodes: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has held with his counterpart in Greece on the wildfires in Rhodes.

      Rhodes: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the repatriation of UK citizens who were on holiday in Rhodes...

      Ukraine: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the telecommunications sector in Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has held with his Ukrainian counterpart on attracting private investment into Ukraine to...

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he will make representations to his counterpart in Pakistan to remove academic content that may incite...

      Pakistan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Pakistan on holding to account the people responsible for...

      India: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has reassessed its policy on the provision of official development assistance to India, in...

      Sherwan Sherwani

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2023 to Question 187387 on Iraq: Political Prisoners, whether he plans to make...

      Cyprus: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to strengthen relations with the Republic of Cyprus.

      Educational Exchanges: Croatia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the joint declaration signed by the Foreign Secretary and the Croatian Minister of Foreign &...

      Italy: Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Co-operation between the Prime Minister and the...

      Rhodes: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support Greece with wildfires on the island of Rhodes.

      Educational Exchanges: Denmark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Joint statement on foreign, security, defence, development and bilateral cooperation between...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of rights for religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Afghanistan: Women's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's polices of (a) the decision of the...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what percentage of his Department's staff were based overseas in 2022.

      Morocco: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the joint declaration of the Fourth session of the Moroccan-UK Strategic Dialogue and second...

      British Overseas Territories: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much from the public purse his Department has spent on feasibility studies for the offshoring of people...

      South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to strengthen the marine protected area around (a) the South Sandwich Islands and...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take with his international counterparts to include older people in commitments made at the...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development, whether he plans to take steps to raise the provision of basic healthcare...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure an increased commitment to support the health of older people...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to promote the interests of older people at the UN high-level meeting on...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that older people are included in commitments made at the United...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the data on Ministerial travel, July to September 2022, last updated by his Department on 15...

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help prevent (a) human rights abuses and (b) the detention of...

      Japan: Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Hiroshima Accord signed by the British and Japanese Prime Ministers on 18 May 2023, what...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June to Question 186863, whether the survey programme undertaken in 2020-21 included an examination of buildings...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has been found within their Department's estate.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits he has made to Wales since his appointment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to my correspondence of 5 June and 26 July on behalf of my constituent Lucy Foot.

      Jobcentres: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his predecessor (a) received requests from and (b) made representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the (i) presence...

      Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of the rise in the cost of living on working families with children.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data their Department holds on the average response time to enquiries by Members; and what assessment they have made of the adequacy of...

      Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to renew the Household Support Fund in the next financial year.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by his Department in each of the last five years; and whether he plans to...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Employment: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure workers do not have their jobs replaced by artificial intelligence.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Social Security Benefits: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of not including military compensation as an income on means-tested benefit applications.

      Social Security Benefits: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to use artificial intelligence to help process benefit claims.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the decision to continue the freeze on pensions of overseas pensioners, in particular in nations where there is no...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Office for Nuclear Regulation have previous experience in the...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Financial Assistance Scheme payments are (a) treated as earned income and (b) counted against Universal Credit.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to decrease the amount of time it takes for the outcome of tribunal cases to be placed on people's journal for...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he taking to ensure disabled claimants eligible for the In-Work Progression Offer are not obliged to increase their hours where...

      Universal Credit: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on the average monthly deduction taken from households with children in receipt of Universal Credit by (a)...

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current guidance for Job Centre staff on assessing the education status of Ukrainian refugees.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the reasons for which a universal credit claimant's transitional protection might be (a) reduced and (b) ended.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of universal credit in supporting families with children during the school...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications to the Access to Work Scheme were outstanding as of 5 September 2023; and what steps he is taking to reduce the number...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of assessors employed by contractors to carry out (a) Personal Independence Payment and...

      Disability Living Allowance: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to worksheet 1 of his Department's Data tables: Health and Disability benefits based on data from 2019 to 2022, published on 20...

      Personal Independence Payment: Rhondda Cynon Taf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on the average actual clearance times for Personal Independence Payment claims in Rhondda Cynon Taf in each of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to worksheet 1 of his Department's Data tables: Health and Disability benefits based on data from 2019 to 2022, published on 20...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made on replacing the Work Capability Assessment.

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of work capability assessment decisions were overturned at tribunal in each of the four most recent quarters for...

      Employment: Syndactyly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has issued on (a) equality and (b) inclusion in the workplace for people with syndactyly.

      Disability: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of digital accessibility for disabled people and (b) potential merits of bringing forward...

      Personal Independence Payment: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to take steps to remove online PIP pre-application questions.

      Assistance Animals: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to include a commitment to create a requirement for all businesses to admit guide dogs in the Disability Action Plan.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Department for Business and Trade: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

    • Mining: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the environmental duties under the Companies Act 2006 relating to mining activities.

      Products: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps she is taking to encourage consumers to buy British products.

      Department for Business and Trade: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Department for Business and Trade: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what data their Department holds on the average response time to enquiries by Members; and what assessment they have made of the adequacy of...

      Department for Business and Trade: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Minimum Wage: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what information she holds on the number of recorded breaches of minimum wage legislation by employers in Romford constituency in the last...

      Employment: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the TUC report entitled Bullying at Work, published February 2019, what assessment she has made of the implications for her...

      Department for Business and Trade: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if...

      Department for Business and Trade: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by her Department in each of the last five years; and whether she plans...

      Department for Business and Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the average time taken by her Department to respond to freedom of information requests in the...

      Department for Business and Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much the Government has spent on the Northern Ireland investment conference as of 1 September 2023.

      Department for Business and Trade: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has met with her Icelandic counterpart in the last 12 months.

      Foreign Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the value of fines (a) issued and (b) paid for non compliance with the requirements of the Register of of Overseas Entities was as of 4...

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support UK based fashion businesses to compete with businesses in the EU.

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help the fashion industry secure skilled workers to employ.

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that businesses supplying the fashion industry have access to the same support across UK regions.

      Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the (a) safety and (b) potential fire risk of lithium-ion batteries in...

      Employment: Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make it his policy to require all employers to introduce a menopause policy.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to round 19 of the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme, published in June 2023, how many and what proportion of the named...

      Department for Business and Trade: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what discussions she has had with her Irish counterpart on the Northern Ireland investment conference in September 2023.

      Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department plans to take to help ensure there is adequate (a) public scrutiny and (b) accountability of (i) trade negotiations...

      Department for Business and Trade: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Department for Business and Trade: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many times she has met the US Special Envoy for Northern Ireland.

      Geothermal Power: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had discussions with her counterparts in the Republic of Iceland on the trade of Icelandic geothermal energy.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on trade and investment opportunities in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Wales.

      Manufacturing Industries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate she has made of the carbon emissions created by the import of goods manufactured abroad in each of the last three years.

      Visas: Fashion Models

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department plans to take steps to expedite the visa process for UK models accepting roles in Europe on a tight deadline.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will take steps to ensure that services ordered online are able to be cancelled as (a) quickly and (b) easily once the contract has ended.

      Electric Vehicles: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate she has made of the annual electric vehicle production capacity of the (a) UK and (b) OECD average.

      Amazon: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the impact of Amazon UK’s Delivery Date Based Reserve policy change in August 2023 on small businesses.

      Skilled Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department is taking steps to help promote careers in (a) carpentry, (b) brick laying, (c) roofing and (d) other trade industry...

      Scaffolding: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of imposing independent regulations on scaffolding certification.

      Batteries: Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much from the public purse will be spent on support for the proposed Tata Group gigafactory.

      Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much funding the UK Government have allocated to the electric car industry between 2023 and 2030.

      Batteries: Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an estimate of the number of gigafactories that will be established in the UK by 2030.

      Royal Mail: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps she is taking to help ensure that Royal Mail meets its delivery targets; and what information she has received from Royal Mail on...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has held discussions with representatives from supermarkets on the Competition Markets Authority investigation into food price rises.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated disposal dates is of each of the Royal Navy’s disused nuclear submarines.

    • General Dynamics UK: LE TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects a new initial operating capability date to be agreed with General Dynamics Mission Systems UK for the Morpheus programme.

      Ministry of Defence: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procurement contracts his Department has signed over the value of £10 million since February 2022.

      Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to help increase the availability of labour for the defence manufacturing industry.

      Defence: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase innovation in defence technologies.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by his Department in each of the last five years; and whether he plans to introduce...

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many ration packs that were past their expiry date had their shelf life extended in the last 12 months..

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department (a) allocated to and (b) spent on the Multi Role Support Ship programme as of 1 September 2023.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to commemorate Armistice Day.

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of allowances to ensure continuity of education for armed forces families.

      Submarines: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans for the Royal Navy to take delivery of the Cetus uncrewed submarine.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current budget is for the New Medium Helicopter requirement.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current planned in-service date is for the New Medium Helicopter requirement.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2022 to Question 32493, what estimate he has made of the impact of changes in the foreign exchange rate on the...

      Ministry of Defence: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2023 to Question 191261 Ministry of Defence: Motor Vehicles, what brand is the (a) 39 plug in hybrid and (b) one...

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which ration pack meals had their shelf life extended by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2023 to Question 174195 on Armed Forces: Weapons, how much and what proportion of the funding for Armed Forces...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) bilateral UK-French defence procurement projects and (b) multi-nation defence procurement projects that both the UK and French are members of...

      Royal Naval College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Britannia Royal Naval College is subject to inspections by the Office for Standards in Education.

      Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2023 to Question 194673 on Armed Forces: Catering, whether his Department plans to publish the Defence Catering Strategy.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the interview by the Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families with the Financial Times on 9 August 2023, when his...

      Ministry of Defence: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken with the Secretary of State for Education to increase the number of Combined Cadet Forces in state schools.

      Armed Forces: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department provides to military personnel to ensure their health and fitness remains at a high level when they are not deployed in the...

      Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Ministry of Defence: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an estimate of the number of people serving in the armed forces who originate from outside the United Kingdom in the Commonwealth of Nations.

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if they will...

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Minister and (b) military personnel in his Department has responsibility for establishing the disqualifying medical conditions for Armed...

      Armed Forces: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the interview by the Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families with the Financial Times on 9 August 2023, what recent...

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out-of-service date is for Crowsnest.

      Armed Forces: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many wives of deceased servicemen have been denied payments from the Armed Forces Pension Scheme as they were not married at the time of...

      Armed Forces: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many wives of deceased servicemen have been awarded discretionary pension payments despite not qualifying under the rules of the Armed Forces...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to strengthen the performance of contractors employed under Future Defence Infrastructure Services contracts.

      Veterans UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing hon. Members to contact Veterans UK by email to discuss individual...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2023 to Question 194671 on Armed Forces: Recruitment, whether his Department is providing additional resources to help...

      BOWMAN Combat Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) original and (b) current out of service date is for Bowman.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2023 to Question 195934, how much of the £676.7 million allocated for Type 23 frigate upkeep has been (a)...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the military capability provided by (a) Challenger 3 armoured vehicles and (b) other tanks.

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) quality and (b) timely delivery of RBSL's contract to upgrade Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks to...

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who has taken on the role of Shipbuilding Tsar.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Digital Technology: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure digital (a) inclusion and (b) accessibility for people with disabilities...

    • Broadband: Social Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she is taking steps to increase public awareness of broadband social tariffs.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department plans to increase funding for digital inclusion and skills.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she plans to publish a revised Digital Inclusion Strategy.

      Weather: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps the Meteorological Office is taking to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts.

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access: Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has made an assessment of potential links between the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access...

      Cybersecurity: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many (a) schools and (b) students were participating in CyberFirst programmes in (i) Enfield North constituency, (ii) the...

      Life Sciences: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the document entitled Life Sciences Competitiveness Indicators 2023, published on 13 July 2023, whether she...

      Research: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2023 to Question 190639 on Kidney Diseases, whether her Department has made an assessment...

  • Department for Education

    • Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to set a target for the Childminder grants scheme.

    • Department for Education: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Drag Queen Story Hour UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have met representatives of Drag Queen Story Hour UK since 2019.

      Ict: Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has had discussions with representatives of Oxford Cambridge and RSA on the adequacy of the GCSE Computer Science examination...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has provided to the (a) National Centre for Computing Education (b) Isaac Physics programme, (c) Stimulating Physics...

      Schools: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of the policies of some schools to close toilets during lesson times on pupils' wellbeing;...

      Music: Private Tutors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to introduce free one-on-one musical tuition to students in full-time education from low-income families.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has plans to review the use of SATs in primary schools.

      Further Education and Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will increase funding for (a) schools and (b) colleges.

      Chess

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to promote chess in schools.

      Secondary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average staff to student ratio was in secondary schools in Romford constituency in (a) 2009, (b) 2019 and (c) 2022.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department has made an estimate of the number of children missing education.

      Private Education: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a recent estimate of the potential impact of removing charitable status from independent schools on the number of students in...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with trade unions on trends in levels of per pupil spending since 2010-11.

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to recruit more teachers for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's statutory guidance on the Cost of school uniforms published on 19 November 2021, whether her Department has...

      Ofsted: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of Ofsted have previous experience in the sector that they regulate.

      Relationships and Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to consult parents as part of the consultation of statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education and...

      Pupil Premium: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were eligible for the Pupil Premium in Stockport constituency on 6 September 2023.

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of (a) raising and (b) tapering the threshold for free school meals.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of research from the Child Poverty Action Group that 900,000 children in England...

      Apprentices: Rossendale and Darwen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support apprenticeships in Rossendale and Darwen constituency.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Temporary Accommodation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that temporary accommodation used to house homeless children is a suitable...

    • Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many organisations are waiting to be added to the redundancy modification order list as of 25 August 2023.

      Social Rented Housing: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on how local authorities investigate tenancy fraud allegations where the perpetrator...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many houses were bought using the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme in Stockport constituency between 1 April 2021 and 31...

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps to help ensure that his proposals to reform the nutrient neutrality regime accommodate schemes...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to monitor local authority homeless strategies in respect of their ability to (a)...

      Homelessness: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number of people from Ukraine that have sought homelessness support after being in the...

      Social Services: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support services that support people with multiple disadvantages and implement...

      Temporary Accommodation: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support his Department provides to people living in temporary accommodation who need to store furniture after an eviction.

      Homes for Ukraine Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many UK citizens have taken part in the Homes for Ukraine guest since its establishment.

      Public Buildings: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether any publicly-owned buildings in Slough use reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the financial resilience of local...

      Social Problems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help Councils to tackle (a) aggressive begging and (b) anti-social behaviour.

      Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will allocate additional funding to local authorities to hire more civil enforcement officers.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff...

      Planning: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure (a) peri-urban land and (b) high-quality rural land is protected for food...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2023 to Question HL6937 on Property Development: Floods, how many new residential...

      Gazumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2023 to Question 119055 on Gazumping, what progress his Department has made on (a)...

      Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many purpose-built flats were completed in England in the six months to June 2023.

      Buildings: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that local authorities take (a) cultural heritage and (b) the skyline...

      World Heritage Sites: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has held with the Mayor for London on the potential impact of the proposed Royal Street...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on leasehold reform that will retrospectively provide a right to...

      Flats: Balconies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will hold discussions with housing developers on the potential impact of the inclusion of balconies in new apartment...

      Private Rented Housing: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the right to request a pet under the Renters (Reform) Bill on...

      Almshouses: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance his Department issues to local planning authorities on support for almshouses that are not Regulated Social...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is...

      Owner Occupation: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had recent discussions with relevant stakeholders on requirements for the regulation for carbon monoxide...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Electoral Commission’s findings in its...

      Housing Associations: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the report entitled Housing...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the average time taken by his Department to respond to freedom of...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what data their Department holds on the average response time to written parliamentary questions in the last six months;...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to page 33 of his Department's Disability Action Plan 2023 to 2024: Consultation, published on 18 July...

      Housing Ombudsman Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the time taken for the Housing Ombudsman Service to process complaints...

      Regulator of Social Housing: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Regulator of Social Housing have previous...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Burlington House: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Learned Societies on their tenancy at New Burlington House.

      Car Parks: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will hold discussions with local authorities on the potential merits of their continuing to accept cash payments...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has had discussions with organisations representing older people on the potential impact of...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what directions and guidance his Department has produced for local authorities on how to spend their share of the UK...

      Recreation Spaces: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to (a) protect and (b) enhance green spaces in Enfield North constituency.

      Parks: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the report Safer Parks:...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the (a) application process will begin and (b) criteria will be announced for the Levelling-Up Fund Round 3.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to issue guidance for properties under 18 meters on the requirements for completing Cladding...

      Hate Crime: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the level of hate crime committed against the Sikh community; and what steps her Department...

      Buildings: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the number of properties in Enfield North constituency that require building...

      Hate Crime: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the report entitled A Decade of Anti-Muslim Hate published by TellMAMA on 20 July 2023, whether he has...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he has made an assessment of the potential merits of updating the 2011 lists of statutory duties placed on local...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what funding he plans to allocate to the Medium Rise Pilot Scheme; and whether that funding will cover all outstanding works.

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of introducing legislation to make solar panel installation on...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help support people affected by safety defects in buildings that were built in the...

      Multiple Occupation: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his Department's expected timescale is to publish its response to the Council tax valuation of Houses in Multiple...

      Local Government: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Annual Review of...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Federalist Society

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the transparency data entitled AGO transparency data - January to March 2023, published on 21 July 2023, whether any matters related to the work of...

    • Attorney General: Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Attorney General: Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney General, what data their Department holds on the average response time to enquiries by Members; and what assessment they have made of the adequacy of that response time.

      Attorney General: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if they will make an...

      Attorney General: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Attorney General, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by her Department in each of the last five years; and whether she plans to introduce measures to...

      Attorney General: Buildings

      To ask the Attorney General, whether reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has been found within their Department's estate.

      Attorney General: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Attorney General: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the average time taken by his Department to respond to freedom of information requests in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Fraud: Coronavirus

      To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud cases related to covid-19 are with the Crown Prosecution Service awaiting an outcome.

      Attorney General: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Attorney General, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Attorney General: Written Questions

      To ask the Attorney General, what data their Department holds on the average response time to written parliamentary questions in the last six months; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Attorney General: Written Questions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Attorney General: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Attorney General: Digital Technology

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

      Attorney General: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Attorney General, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Bail: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were electronically tagged as a condition of immigration bail as of 1 September 2023; and what was the cost to the public...

    • Care4Calais: Finance

      To ask for Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department provides funding to Care4Calais, Charity Commission number 1169048.

      Visas: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tourist visa applications were made to UK Visas and Immigration in (a) 2021 and (b) 2022.

      Migrants: Health Services and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's timescales are for introducing changes to the levels of (a) visa fees and (b) the Immigration Health Surcharge; and if...

      Visits Abroad: Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to visit Ascension Island in the next 12 months.

      Migrants: Health Services and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing support to migrants who may be unable to afford planned...

      Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2023 to Question 191421 on Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership: Finance, whether any changes...

      Asylum: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 20 February 2023 on the Knowsley Incident, Official Report,...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects UK Visas and Immigration to complete its reconsideration of the cases referred to by the Rt hon. Member for East Ham in the...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to support applicants with a non-serious criminal record for a visa to live in the UK permanently.

      Asylum: Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what feasibility studies her Department has conducted on the viability of offshoring people seeking asylum to Ascension Island.

      Immigration: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support Ethiopian applicants for family reunion.

      Asylum: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total (a) value and (b) duration of contracts awarded by her Department for the management of asylum accommodation aboard...

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2023 to Question 192823 on Visas: Afghanistan, what her planned timescale is for concluding the review of...

      Asylum: Employment and Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the skills and qualifications of asylum seekers; and how many asylum seekers have...

      Migrants: Health Services and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the number of (a) people already living in the UK, (b) women, (c) people with children who are British...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that foreign nationals convicted of serious crimes are deported.

      Electronic Travel Authorisations: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Electronic Travel Authorisation: Impact Assessment, updated on 16 June 2023, whether her Department has conducted any...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan people who were previously housed in hotel accommodation in the UK prior to 31 August 2023 have presented themselves as...

      Electronic Travel Authorisations: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Electronic Travel Authorisation: Impact Assessment, updated on 16 June 2023, whether she has made an assessment she...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish publish the National Centre for Social Research’s independent assessment of the second alternative to detention...

      Visas: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was for processing (a) an average tourist visa application and (b) all tourist visa applications in (i)...

      Home Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Spiking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department's statutory report on spiking.

      Hate Crime: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) reports of, (b) arrests for and convictions for hate crimes there have been in Greater Manchester since 2017.

      Licensed Premises: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce legislation to enable Ministers to make one-off changes to (a) pubs and (b) other licensed premises' opening hours for...

      College of Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has provided (a) guidance and (b) directions to the College of Policing when setting out its strategic ambitions.

      Home Office: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has taken recent steps to work with (a) the Duke of Edinburgh Award, (b) other youth award schemes and (c) volunteer...

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to encourage the adoption of no cold caller zones.

      Home Office: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the report by Mr Nick Timothy of his review of the effectiveness of her Department.

      Knives: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to take steps to prevent the appearance of pop-up knife advertisements on social media.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to tackle illegal online advertisement of knives intended to encourage (a) combat and (b) violent behaviour.

      University of Cambridge and University of Oxford: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student visas were issued to students at (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge University in 2022.

      Migrant Workers: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many skilled worker visa applications for roles in the manufacturing industry were made in each year between 2010 and 2023.

      Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Report on an unannounced inspection of Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre published by HMIP on 7 August 2023,...

      Proscribed Organisations: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been charged with membership of a proscribed organisation in the last 12 months.

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help enable (a) ActionFraud and (b) other bodies to investigate fraudulent activity involving foreign...

      Fraud: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of reports of fraud resulted in a conviction in the latest period for which data is available.

      Agriculture: Ammonium Nitrate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department has made 16 per cent the concentration level above which it is compulsory for farmers to provide photographic...

      Agriculture: Ammonium Nitrate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department has made it compulsory for farmers to provide photographic ID when buying ammonium nitrate.

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the NCA is conducting a review of its frameworks and guidelines on settlements with foreign governments.

      Home Office: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on legacy licences for animal testing.

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, with reference to the statistics by the Home Office entitled Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals, Great Britain: 2022,...

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department makes provision for its officials to request a dual gender security pass to access the Home Office estate.

      Home Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by her Department in each of the last five years; and whether she plans...

      Home Office: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data their Department holds on the average response time to written parliamentary questions in the last six months; and what assessment...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Ukrainian refugees are awaiting biometric residence permits; for what reasons there have been delays in processing those permits;...

      Educational Visits: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made on removing barriers to (a) school and (b) other group travel between the UK and France.

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2023 to Question 186725 on Naturalisation: Applications, how many and what proportion of total...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for boats that are seized by the Border Force for trying to transport migrants over the English Channel.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has a strategy for migrant worker welfare.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of family reunion applications had not been processed within 60 days in each month of the last three years.

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which constituencies the provision of temporary accommodation in hotels for asylum seekers is being reduced; and in which constituencies...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire incidents did fire and rescue services attend in each of the last five years in England.

      National Rural Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the objectives of the National Rural Crime Unit are.

      Police: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation has been paid out by Police Services in England to settle legal claims made against serving officers in each of the...

      Public Sector: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2023 to Question 192042 on Public Sector: Crimes of Violence, if she will take steps to ensure that...

      Just Stop Oil: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the cost of the Just Stop Oil protests on police forces.

      Drugs: Music Festivals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has held recent discussions with the Night Time Industries Association on drug testing at festivals.

      Bicycles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle changes in the level of bicycle thefts.

      Burglary: Crime Prevention

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

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent county lines gangs operating in (a) Southport and (b) other coastal communities.

      Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle slow-moving protests.

      Police: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police officers that have left the service in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department have taken to promote awareness of the survey of (a) Fire Risk Assessors and (b) Responsible Persons to potential...

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles were caught speeding in (a) Warwickshire, (b) Leicestershire, (c) Derbyshire, (d) County Durham and (e) Hampshire in 2022.

      Fire Stations and Police Stations: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May to Question 183040, whether it remains the position that she has not engaged in discussion with (a) the...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce (a) hare coursing, (b) theft and damage to farm equipment and (c) other rural crime; and if she will make...

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a comparative estimate of the number of the times that the police have used their powers under (a) the Police, Crime,...

      Home Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Asylum: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on accommodation for asylum seekers within the London Borough of Havering in each of the last five years.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the number of biometric residence permits that have been issued with incorrect information in 2023.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Gardens: Whitehall

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of wellbeing gardens in Whitehall.

    • Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to introduce legislation to amend the Ministerial Salaries Act 1975 to cover all ministerial positions.

      Government Departments: Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department’s Guide for the Disposal of Surplus Land, published March 2017, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of...

      Domestic and Economic Affairs (Union) Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Department provides secretariat support for the Domestic and Economic Affairs (Union) committee.

      Prime Minister: California

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many flights the Prime Minister has made to California since 25 October 2022.

      Parliamentary Business and Legislation Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) transparency and (b) public accountability of the Parliamentary Business and Legislation Cabinet Committee.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps their Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Civil Society

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

      Prime Minister: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Prime Minister’s Office is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if they will...

      Cabinet Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Cabinet Office: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Cabinet Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Electoral Commission: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the cyber attack on the Electoral Commission from August 2021; and what steps the...

      Domestic Abuse: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many disabled (a) women and (b) men have been victims of domestic abuse in each of the last five years for which data are available.

      Migrants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British Citizens who were born overseas by country.

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish an updated list of Parliamentary Private Secretaries.

      Cabinet Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Prime Minister's Office is taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in their office.

      Prime Minister: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Prime Minister’s Office is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the EU on references to the United Kingdom being removed from EU tender.

      Veterans: Cost of Living

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department plans to take to support veterans with increases in the cost of living.

      Prime Minister: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Prime Minister's Office is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Strikes: Economic Growth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the ONS has made of the impact of strike action on growth in (a) each of the last three quarters and (b) June.

      Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many excess deaths were recorded in (a) 2022 and (b) 2012.

  • Department for Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many buildings used by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have been surveyed to assess the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated...

    • Low Emission Zones: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using Section 143 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 to veto the Mayor of London's...

      Low Emission Zones: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will use the power in Section 143 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 to direct the Mayor of London not to expand the ULEZ to outer London...

      Railways: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that rail travel is fully accessible.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average level of overcrowding is on each rail service.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help (a) reduce the number of cancellations and (b) improve the punctuality of train services.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on supporting the UK market to reach 300,000 public electric vehicle charging points by 2030.

      Railway Stations: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has set targets for train operating companies to reduce operational costs for rail stations.

      Railway Stations: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that responses to the consultation on ticket office closures are given appropriate weight in line...

      Roads: Shipley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the development process for the Shipley Eastern Relief Road.

      Public Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies on improving public transport of the impact of local transport (a) levies in...

      Driving Tests: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has with the DVSA on the availability of practical driving tests in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has with the DVSA on the availability of practical driving tests in England.

      Roads: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to (a) expand the National Highways tree-planting scheme and (b) replace dead trees planted under the scheme.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an estimate of the average cost to process a blue badge application per local authority in England.

      A16 and A17: Dual Carriageways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential economic benefits of dualling the A16 and A17.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of fuel prices on the competitiveness of the haulage industry.

      Tunnels: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide an update on progress on the feasibility study into the redevelopment of Queensbury Tunnel, West Yorkshire; and whether he has...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle vehicle registration fraud.

      Motor Vehicles: Diesel and Petrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to reassess the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

      Speed Limits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to take statutory steps to prevent the Welsh Government from introducing a default 20mph speed limit in built-up areas...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to take steps to release information on National Highways' reasons for taking decisions to enforce variable speed limits...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including additional emergency responders in the blue light system.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department consulted the Chief Scientific Adviser on the decision by National Highways to trial 60mph speed limits on motorways on the...

      Roads: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that trees planted by National Highways as part of tree planting schemes are maintained.

      Roads: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees his Department has planted on road infrastructure in each of the last 10 years.

      Pedestrian Crossings: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure there are safe road crossing points near schools; and if he will publish all data his Department...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish a consultation on the road safety strategic framework.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) vacancies for HGV drivers, (b) HGV drivers undergoing training and (c) HGV drivers expected to retire...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve road safety.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety for all road users; and what plans he has to help reduce the number of road (a) accidents...

      Roads: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on fixing potholes in East Yorkshire in each of the last five years.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to take steps to create a Government app for electric vehicle charging which has access to all charging point providers sites.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on supporting the provision of on-street charging points for electric vehicles where...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department last met the DVSA to discuss waiting times for driving tests in England.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he or officials from his Department last met the Rail Delivery Group in relation to the ongoing industrial dispute.

      Cars: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of recent trends in the level of car insurance inflation.

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2023 to Question 179888 on Railway Stations: Access, when he plans to announce the allocation of funding for the...

      Cars: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average change in the level of car insurance premiums in the last year.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the train operating companies sought the agreement of his Department on the proposed number of (a) ticket office closures and (b) hours...

      Ferries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) Scottish transport agencies and (c) Scottish maritime agencies on the...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has held with (a) industry and (b) other stakeholders on the potential merits of increasing the amount of freight...

      Railway Stations: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department approved train company proposals for ticket office closures before consultations began.

      Railway Stations: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on ticketless travel of the proposed closures of ticket offices in train stations.

      Bridges: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the condition of the Stockport Viaduct.

      Civil Aviation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on reforms to its enforcement powers.

      Aviation: Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has had discussions with airlines on the viability of direct flights to Sierra Leone.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits taking steps to increase the cost of private jet flights, in the context of their impact on...

      Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of imposing a green levy on private jet flights.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support consumers affected by flight cancellations in summer 2023.

      Civil Aviation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to consult (a) consumer and (b) passenger groups on proposed reforms to the powers of the Civil Aviation Authority.

      Department for Transport: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2023 to Question 187965 on Department for Transport: Taiwan, if he will identify which minister represented his...

      Railways: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether train operating companies are required to have a policy on dealing with sexual assault and harassment as a condition of securing a passenger...

      Department for Transport: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      London Underground: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has held discussions with Transport for London on the detection of microscopic metallic particles in the air across the London Underground.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with relevant stakeholders on the potential merits of reducing the age at which people become...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a long-term funding system for bus (a) operators and (b) manufacturers.

      Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to require (a) local authorities and (b) Transport for London to use any money acquired through Penalty Charge Notices for...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway lines have been (a) built and (b) reopened in the last 20 years; how many jobs were created (i) directly during the first two years of...

      Cycling: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to announce further rounds of funding for mini-Holland schemes.

      Department for Transport: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average response time to subject access requests was by their Department in the latest period for which data is available; and if they will...

      Railway Stations: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish the impact assessment on the closure of rail ticket offices.

      Network Rail: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with Network Rail on the award of staff bonuses to employees who took part in industrial action.

      East West Rail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include a question in the upcoming East West Rail 2024 Statutory Consultation on the level of support for the project; and if he will (a)...

      East West Rail Line: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of approving a 10 percent of house value compensation payment as part of the East West Rail Need...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) projected end date is, (b) forecast spend in the financial year 2023-24 is, (c) initial planned whole life costs were and (d) delivery...

      East West Rail Line: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to take steps to require that vibration and noise monitoring plans are shared with (a) affected residents and (b) elected...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of levying a higher rate of Air Passenger Duty on all private jet flights.

      Department for Transport: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Department for Transport: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s latest plans are to support the rollout of autonomous vehicles.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Women and Equalities

    • Public Lavatories: Incontinence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has held with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the Government's response to the technical...

    • UN Commission on the Status of Women: Young People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which Department is responsible for appointing the UK Youth Delegate to UN Commission on the Status of Women; what the process is for the...

      Disability: Hotels

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that disabled people with assistance dogs are not discriminated against when using hotels.

      Women: Young People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department plans to take to support the Ministry of Justice on delivering the Young Women's Strategy.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

    • Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Coronavirus: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      International Game Technology: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Gambling Commission made an assessment of the implications of its policies in 2017 when International Game Technology...

      Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Charity Commission: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Charity Commission have previous experience in the industry...

      Water Sports: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to require retailers to sell (a) leashes, (b) personal flotation devices and (c) other essential safety...

      Gambling: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of implementing the statutory gambling operator levy as a smart levy.

      Sports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the funding awarded to the Scottish Football Association through the Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme,...

      Commonwealth Games: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to take steps to encourage UK regions to bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games; and if she will make a...

      Swimming Pools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many local authority swimming pools have closed in last 10 years.

      Tourism: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Cultural Heritage: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to review the level of grant-in-aid for heritage institutions, in the context of rises in inflation.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2023 to Question 187962 on Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Taiwan, if she will identify...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Museums and Galleries: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made a recent estimate of the potential impact of changes to the superannuation contributions adjusted for past...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Historic England: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Railways: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to (a) support and (b) protect heritage railways.

      Culture: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      National Heritage Memorial Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Culture: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Cultural Heritage: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      National Heritage Memorial Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Jodrell Bank Observatory: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published 31 on March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Churches: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to protect historic memorials in churches.

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to ban ticket touting.

      Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings her Department has had with (a) authors, (b) scriptwriters and (c) playwright organisations in the last 12 months.

      Poetry: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Culture: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made a recent assessment of the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the tourism industry.

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what information her Department holds on how many households in each local authority have a SMETS1 smart electricity meter that has...

    • Energy and Heating: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much was spent from the public purse on (a) energy efficiency and (b) clean heat in buildings in (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23;...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the average cost for retrofitting a single house under the Whole House Retrofit and the Social...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to increase the (a) resources, (b) capacity and (c) skills development for local authorities to...

      Local Government: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has made an assessment of the adequacy of existing net-zero grants that are available for local authorities to apply...

      Leisure: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing local authorities to apply to the Public Sector Decarbonisation...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she made of the effectiveness of the new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

      Offshore Industry: Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what research her Department has (a) conducted or (b) commissioned into methods for quantifying methane emissions from the oil and...

      Solar Power: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she plans to use available brownfield sites for future solar developments.

      Wind Power: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has made an estimate of what percentage of wind turbines installed in the UK were manufactured in China.

      Fossil Fuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2022 to Question 77366 on Fossil Fuels, if she will publish (a) the underlying assumptions...

      Energy Company Obligation: Wirral West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many households in Wirral West constituency have received support from Energy Company Obligation schemes in each year that they...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Citizens Advice report entitled Demand: Net Zero, published in May 2023, what assessment her Department has...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Citizens Advice report entitled Demand: Net Zero, published in May 2023, what steps her Department is taking...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Citizens Advice report entitled Demand: Net Zero, published in May 2023, what steps her Department plans to...

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department is taking steps to encourage domestic production of geothermal power.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she and her predecessor have held (a) meetings and (b) discussions with their Icelandic counterparts in the last 12 months.

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the volume of geothermal power produced in the UK.

      Energy Company Obligation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many applications for ECO4 Flexible Route 4 have been approved by Ofgem by local authority.

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much funding the Government has allocated through grant funding schemes for local authorities to implement net zero projects in...

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure equitable distribution of funding among local authorities to support their net...

      Carbon Emissions: Civil Service Agencies and Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what information her Department holds on emissions reductions across (a) local authorities and (b) government agencies.

      District Heating: Supply Chains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has taken recent steps to help develop supply chains to meet the heat network development objectives set out...

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department is taking steps with heat network businesses to increase skills in local government for heat network zoning.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what information her Department holds on the number of businesses certified to perform home retrofits in each of the last five years.

      Heat Pumps: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the proportion of households with heat pumps installed (a) as of 4 September 2023, (b) in July 2013...

      Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the proportion of households with solar P-V panels installed (a) as of 4 September 2023, (b) in July...

      Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the proportion of UK household with solar thermal panels installed (a) as of 4 September 2023, (b) in...

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of developing a net-zero local government framework for local authorities.

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what data her Department holds on carbon emission outputs by local authorities.

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to ensure there is an equitable distribution of funding amongst local authorities to support...

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many grants are available across Government to help local authorities finance net zero projects.

      Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on speeding up the process of getting planning applications approved for solar...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to reduce backlogs of Member correspondence in her office.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what data her Department holds on the average response time to enquiries by Members; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to improve response times to written parliamentary questions.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by her Department in each of the last five years; and whether...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what information her Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps she is taking to improve staff retention.

      Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to help people who use oil to heat their homes to transition to low carbon heating systems.

      Solar Power: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has made an estimate of what percentage of solar panels installed in the UK were manufactured in China.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she plans to respond to email correspondence of 2 June 2023 from the hon. Member for Sefton Central on subsidies for oil, coal...

      Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of...

      Climate Change: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of...

      Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has made of...

      Ofgem: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he has had discussions with Ofgem on reported instances of conflicts of interest between June 2021 and April 2023.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent discussions she has had with fuel retailers on ensuring that consumer fuel costs reflect falls in wholesale prices.

      Fuel Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using green home support measures to address fuel poverty...

      Ofgem: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of guidance on potential conflicts of interest for senior staff at Ofgem.

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department is taking steps to support people with communal boilers who are not eligible for domestic tariffs with their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

    • Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce the amount of existing plastic waste in the environment.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the DIVA test will be approved for TB.

      Plastics: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made a recent estimate of the amount of plastic waste in the UK environment.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on its review into the environmental impact of disposable vapes.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to provide assistance to (a) local authorities and (b) people affected by coastal erosion to tackle...

      Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of banning the import of fur.

      Fisheries: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Livestock: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to facilitate the export of livestock to the EU for breeding purposes.

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Local Partnerships: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Water: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Myanmar: Fishing Gear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Fundão Tailing Dam: Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the Mariana dam disaster .

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the number of nutrient mitigation schemes that were (a) available and (b) in...

      Recreation Spaces: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure the preservation of green spaces within (a) Romford constituency and (b)...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Responsible Dog Ownership working group has made recommendations on additional measures to reduce dog attacks.

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the process for approving nutrient mitigation schemes; and whether she is...

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) public and (b) private money was spent on developing nutrient neutrality (i) regulations, (ii) guidance and...

      Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's expected timescale is for the draft Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023 to...

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of nutrient neutrality mitigation schemes on (a) biodiversity and (b)...

      Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has received representations from officials at Kew Gardens on the proposal to move the herbarium from Kew.

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the external costs of nutrient pollution.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using fines collected from water companies to support angling...

      Pets: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it remains her policy to ban the use of electric shock collars on cats and dogs in England.

      Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the proposal to move the herbarium from the Royal...

      Gardens: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a (a) ban and (b) tax on artificial grass...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of impact of plastic waste in the environment on the food chain.

      Agriculture: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the proportion of farmers that are engaged with rewilding.

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will make an assessment of the impact of breeding brachycephalic animals as pets on the welfare of those...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to (a) promote the Brachycephalic Working Group Strategy 2022-2025, (b) prevent...

      Barley: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of highly dense areas of barley grass seeds on the health of dogs; and...

      Food Charities Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Animal Welfare: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of remote controlled electronic shock collars; and if...

      Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to issue pet passports that are valid for the entire pet's life.

      Crops: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted into the use of climate-resilient crops.

      Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her expected timescale is for debating the Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023 in the House...

      Mammals: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Crops: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) help farmers grow climate-resilient crops and (b) support demand for...

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2023 to Question 187964 on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Taiwan, if...

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Flood Control: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Fisheries: Sandeels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take with the responses to her Department's consultation on spatial management measures for...

      Nature Conservation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help support farmers export live animals into the European Union.

      National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Darwin Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Linking Environment and Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Fishing Vessels: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of inshore vessel monitoring systems purchased by fishers were installed by each of the four approved...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Darwin Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps their Department is taking to improve the response time to FOI requests.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if they will take steps to visit Solihull constituency in 2023.

      Farmers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Horses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July 2023 to Question 192229 on Horses: Exports, how many Equidae were recorded leaving the UK...

      Peatlands: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Action with Communities in Rural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Chemicals: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Peatlands: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it remains her policy that the draft Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (England) Regulations 2023 will come into...

      Dogs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral statement by the Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries on 25 May 2023, Official Report,...

      Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department holds a register of reports of sightings in the wild of animals listed under the Dangerous Wild...

      Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Hornets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage people to report sightings of Asian Hornets to her Department.

      Air Quality Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will undertake a review of the rise in dog attacks in the last five years.

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Government grants statistics 2020 to 2021, published on 31 March 2022, what assessment her Department has...

      Flowers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help support Royal Botanic Gardens to protect rare flowers at risk of being endangered.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the adoption rate of private sewers.

      Inland Waterways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 July 2023 on Future funding for the Canal & River Trust, HCWS924, what...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data her Department holds on the number of dog-on-dog attacks in the last 12 months.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) tackle fly tipping and (b) help local authorities to (i) prevent and (ii)...

      Coastal Areas and Rivers: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to help ensure that (a) river and (b) coastal communities are protected from floods this year.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an estimate of the potential financial savings for every £1 invested by businesses in food waste...

      Gardens: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2023 to Question 183276 on Grass: Plastics, what steps her Department plans to take to help...

      Dogs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral statement by the Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries on 25 May 2023, Official Report, column...

      Canal and River Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 July 2023 on Future funding for the Canal and River Trust, HCWS924, what...

      Canal and River Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 July 2023 on Future funding for the Canal and River Trust, HCWS924, whether...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing mandatory food waste reporting in the context of...

      Environment Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Environment Agency have previous experience in...

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that water companies publish the data they collect on water quality in a...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to require large food businesses to publicly report on their levels of food waste.

      Bees: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of existing regulations to protect bee (a) nests and (b)...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data their Department holds on the average response time to enquiries by Members; and what assessment they have made of the adequacy of that response time.

    • Treasury: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

      Money and Pensions Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of capacity of debt advice services funded through the Money and Pensions Service to meet demand.

      Exports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing the VAT Retail Export Scheme for international visitors to the UK.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with (a) travel operators and (b) representatives in the devolved Administrations on potential merits of reducing air passenger...

      Treasury: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many flights the then Chancellor of the Exchequer made to California between 13 February 2020 and 5 July 2022.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of linking road tax thresholds to the level of car prices.

      Treasury: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by his Department in each of the last five years; and whether he plans to introduce...

      Treasury: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information their Department holds on the level of staff retention; and what steps they are taking to improve staff retention.

      Treasury: Digital Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

      Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2022 to Question 93499 on Energy: Taxation, if she will make an estimate of the amount that would be raised by the...

      Financial Services: Politically Exposed Persons

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has held discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority on the treatment by financial institutions of individuals who are deemed to be...

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the continued acceptance of cash as a payment option within the UK.

      High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the impact of rising prices on the incomes of families affected by the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on how many people voluntarily paid additional income tax in the last financial year.

      Inheritance Tax: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department's policy to create an online portal for inheritance tax applications.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of closing the self-assessment helpline for three months on taxpayers.

      Revenue and Customs: Trials

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of court cases has HMRC won in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Trials

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, What estimate his Department has made of the average cost to businesses of successfully defending a court case brought by HMRC in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Information Sharing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department are taking to improve information sharing across HMRC.

      VAT: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of VAT fraud; and what steps he is taking to tackle VAT fraud.

      Houseboats: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting VAT on mooring licenses for people who live on houseboats capable of self-propulsion.

      Remembrance Day: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2023 to Question 194529 on Royal British Legion: VAT, if he will make it his policy to remove VAT on Remembrance Day wreaths.

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of exempting automated external defibrillators from VAT relief on the accessibility of defibrillators...

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has considered the potential merits of removing VAT from all defibrillators sold in the UK.

      Land: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up Communities and Local Government on allowing public land to be sold for below...

      Self-employed: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to end the issuing of late filing penalties to self-employed people with incomes below the personal allowance.

      Broadband: Social Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reduce VAT on broadband social tariffs.

      Self-employed: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of issuing late filing penalties on self-employed people with incomes below the...

      Religious Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to remove VAT from (a) services and (b) goods used for the repair and maintenance of (i) churches and (ii) other religious...

      Self-employed: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of HMRC's communication policy on late filing penalties issued to self-employed people on incomes lower than...

      Self-assessment: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) cancelling or (b) refunding penalties for late tax returns when there is no tax due to be paid...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to correspondence of (a) 30 May and (b) 30 June from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on behalf of Mr John Mayer...

      Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of HMRC's Research and Development Tax relief reform changes on the number of UK SMEs submitting...

      Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Research and Development tax credit relief applicants have received repeated requests for information in the last 12 months.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 13 and 25 July 2023 to Questions 193196 and 194519 on Income tax, for what reasons summing boxes 2 and 4 on HMRC CT61 forms...

      Off-payroll Working: PAYE

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Off-payroll working: calculation of PAYE liability in cases of non-compliance, published on 27...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on how many people voluntarily paid additional national insurance in the last financial year.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2023 to Question 192344 on Inheritance Tax, what steps his Department is taking to ensure inheritance tax applications...

      Self-assessment: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people that didn't file their tax returns on time were issued fines worth more than they originally owed in tax in the 2022-23...

      UK Debt Management Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the abolition of the Debt Management Office on the independent oversight of the UK debt market.

      Business: Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take steps to require businesses to accept cash payments.

      Iceland: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider the potential merits of the Government issuing an apology to the Icelandic people for using section 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and...

      Financial Services and Markets Act 2023

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to engage with international financial service businesses on the Government's approach to Clause 37 of the Financial...

      UK Trade with EU: Energy and Supermarkets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on (a) supermarket and (b) domestic energy prices.

      Cash Dispensing: Voice Over Internet Protocol

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of the migration of households from the public switched telephone network to the Digital Voice...

      Investment: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of trends in the number of investment products advertised online by companies...

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of the Don't Kill Cash petition delivered to Downing Street on 17 August 2023.

      Bank Services: Vetting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to help ensure that banks are not able to deny banking services to people because of their political beliefs.

      Bank Services: Homelessness and Refugees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help support (a) homeless people and (b) refugees obtain a bank account.

      Electronic Commerce: Exchange Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report of the Behavioural Insights Team entitled The impact of improved transparency of foreign money transfers for consumers and...

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Departments policy is on issuing more index-linked gilts in the next 12 months.

      Small Businesses: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises that have been waiting longer than HMRC's 40-day target to receive...

      Video Games: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many gaming companies in (a) the UK and (b) Warwick and Leamington constituency have benefited from Video Games Tax Relief...

      Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring all banks to sign up to the contingent reimbursement model code.

      Payment Systems Regulator: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Payment Systems Regulator have previous experience in the sectors that they regulate.

      Prudential Regulation Authority: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Prudential Regulation Authority have previous experience in the sectors that...

      Financial Conduct Authority: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) board members and (b) employees of the Financial Conduct Authority have previous experience in the sectors that they...

      Money: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the provision for cash payments in Greater Manchester.

      Banking Hubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of shared banking hubs for meeting the needs of customers.

      Debts Written Off: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Government response to the Eighth Report of the International Development Committee, Debt relief in low-income countries, HC 1393,...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the Barnett Formula.

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of resources available to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to (a) consider referrals in...

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of forecasts made by the Office for Budget Responsibility since 2018.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on reducing the level of national debt.

      Whisky: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer ,what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the rise in alcohol duty on the (a) growth and (b) job creation prospects of the Scotch whisky industry.

  • Leader of the House

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps their Department is taking to improve its digital services to provide better (a) accessibility and (b) user experience for the public.

    • Wales Office: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the average time taken to respond to public inquiries by his Department in each of the last five years; and whether he plans to introduce...

      Wales Office: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to (a) enhance cybersecurity and (b) protect personal data.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many cases of whistleblowing occurred in NHS hospitals in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, (3) 2021, and (4) 2022.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the conduct guidelines issued to trade envoys in the Library of the House.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many trade envoys are the subject of complaints for behaviour contrary to the Prime Minister’s guidelines on conduct.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Social Security: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what additional expenditure is allocated in the Northern Ireland budget for social security mitigation measures over that paid in the rest of the UK.

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