Written answers

Gwener, 20 Hydref 2023

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Treasury

    • Hospitality Industry and Tourism: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps they have taken to support hospitality and tourism in rural areas.

    • Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing VAT on motorcycle air vests to help increase their usage.

      Hospitality Sector: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help support small businesses in the hospitality industry; and whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential...

      Bank Services: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of closures of (a) bank branches and (b) free-to-use ATMs in (i) Coventry North East constituency, (ii)...

      Treasury: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97498 on Treasury: Incentives, what the total value was of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff working...

      Brexit: Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral contribution of 20 June 2023, Official Report, column 694, what the evidential basis is for not accepting the findings of the...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Help to Buy ISAs that have been opened in each of the last two years.

      Treasury: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Grade (a) 6, (b) 7 and (c) SCS staff in his Department are contractually based in (i) Scotland (ii) London and (iii) the Southeast of England.

      Treasury: Women

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of civil servants in his Department on full-time equivalent contracts at senior civil servant pay band 2 are women.

      Treasury: Women

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of civil servants on temporary contracts in his Department are women.

  • Scotland Office

    • Lord Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) the Scottish Government or (b) representatives instructed to act on behalf of the Scottish Government on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Offshore Industry: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero on the potential...

    • Animal Breeding: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent the breeding of animals that are genetically predisposed to (a)...

      Imports: Disease Control and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of resources in the (a) Animal Health and Plant Agency to respond to...

      Import Controls: Food and Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the readiness of (a) food border checks and (b) veterinary...

      Avian Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with international trading partners on the use of avian influenza...

      Dangerous Dogs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of dog legislation enforcement officers in each year since 2010.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her planned timescale is for publishing the Waste Infrastructure Roadmap; and if she will make an assessment of the...

      Clean Air Zones: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to mandate Birmingham City Council to expand its Clean Air Zone for the purposes of generating income...

      Incontinence: Public Lavatories and Public Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the level of provision of sanitary bins for men experiencing incontinence...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's authored article entitled What the PM’s new approach to Net Zero means for you,...

      Proteins: Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to encourage private investment in the alternative protein sector.

      Proteins: Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to support research and development in the alternative protein industry in the context of (a)...

      Dog Fighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to tackle illegal dog fighting.

      Proteins: Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of regulatory (a) frameworks and (b) standards at supporting the (i)...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to bring forward legislative proposals for a ban on live exports before the end of the...

      Proteins: Novel Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she is taking steps to support the alternative protein industry.

      Water: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commission a statutory inquiry into alleged dumping of raw sewage by the water industry.

      Environment Agency: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how long on average it took the Environment Agency to respond to category (a) three and (b) four incidents in the West...

      Agriculture: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of different domestic farm support regimes in England,...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of requiring local authorities to provide bins for food waste...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Incineration Overcapacity in England, published by the United Kingdom Without...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to introduce legislative proposals to help reduce food waste.

      Non-native Species: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle the spread of invasive bamboo.

      Anaerobic Digestion: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero on the impact of subsidies to the...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support local councils in tackling fly-tipping.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (England) Regulations 2023 on businesses...

      Salmon: North Atlantic Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department held discussions at the recent North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation on protecting salmon...

      Waste Disposal: Erith and Thamesmead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the level of illegal waste disposal in Erith and Thamesmead constituency in the...

      Rivers: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect chalk streams.

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that its data on levels of packaging waste is accurate.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to remove regulations 9 and 10 of the National Emission Ceilings Regulations...

      Fly-tipping: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce fly-tipping on private land in rural areas.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce mandatory food waste reporting for large businesses.

      Rivers: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) manage and (b) reduce waste pollution in rivers.

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the cost of insuring electric cars.

    • Road Signs and Markings: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the use of bilingual street signs in England.

      Network Rail: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Network Rail spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      London and Continental Railways: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the London and Continental Railways Limited spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Bicycles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential safety merits of requiring bells to be attached to new bicycles for (i) pedestrians and (ii) people...

      British Transport Police Authority: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the British Transport Police Authority spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of speed limits for e-bikes in areas also used by pedestrians.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of not proceeding with the northern leg of HS2 on the number of lorries on UK roads.

      Electric Scooters: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to tackle illegal e-scooter usage on public roads.

      DfT OLR Holdings: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the DfT OLR Holdings Limited spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Railways: Fleetwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to reopen the railway line into Fleetwood as part of Network North.

      Railways: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on meeting the government's target of delivering a net zero railway by 2050.

      Trains: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the roll-out of (a) hydrogen and (b) battery power technologies on emissions from trains.

      Trains: Diesel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on removing all diesel-only trains from the rail network by 2040.

      Railways: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to pages 89-90 of the Williams-Shapps plan for rail, if he will provide an update on the steps taken by his Department to strengthen...

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the Access for All funding has been allocated; and if he will make it his policy to provide funding to improve accessibility at Erith station.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the accessibility of train stations to disabled people in (a) London and (b)...

      Railways: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve the accessibility of railways for passengers.

      Railway Stations: Toton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 77 of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, published by his Department in November 2021, what progress his...

      Transport: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with his Japanese counterpart on increasing cooperation between the UK and Japanese (a) railway, (b) automotive...

      Directly Operated Railways: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Directly Operated Railways Limited spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to (a) commute and (b) make other journeys by train.

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking to steps to help reduce the potential impacts of timetable changes by rail operators on passenger rail travel.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to roll out London North Eastern Railway's model of expanding single leg pricing to other networks.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what formula his Department plans to use to determine the increase in rail fares for 2024.

      High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take capital gains tax into account when calculating the resale value of land bought by his Department under a compulsory...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he was first informed of the Prime Minister's decision not to go ahead with the Birmingham to Crewe section of HS2; and when compulsory purchase...

      High Speed 2 Line: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains his Department's policy to construct the Birmingham Interchange Station as part of phase one of High Speed Rail 2.

      High Speed Two: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the High Speed Two (HS2) Limited spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of passenger demand for train services across (a) England, (b) Wales, and (c) Scotland.

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with the Rail Delivery Group on the provision of public wifi across the rail network.

      Railways: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trackside masts to improve signals to trains have been installed across the UK in the latest period for which data is available.

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s policy is on the minimum level of provision of standard speed Wi-Fi that will be required in future railway franchise...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of passenger Wi-Fi provision by each train operator.

      Railways: Dorridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on the steps that it is taking to reduce (a) noise and (b) air pollution emitted from...

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last met the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen to discuss industrial action on the railways.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen on finding a resolution to industrial action on the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to incentivise train operating companies to encourage more people to use railways.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last met with representatives from Network Rail to discuss industrial action on the railways.

      Avanti West Coast: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the National Rail Contract with Avanti West Coast that is set to commence on 15 October 2023 includes Wi-Fi provision on all train services...

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last met the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers to discuss industrial action on the railways.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with the Rail Delivery Group on the potential merits of expanding the provision for set down...

      Railways: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with the Rail Delivery Group on the provision of baby changing facilities across the rail...

      Department for Transport: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of civil servants on temporary contracts in the Department for Transport are women.

      Department for Transport: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of FTE civil servants in her Department at pay band SCS2 are women.

      Transport Focus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Transport Focus spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which projects in the Network North scheme are funded (a) partly and (b) wholly by his Department.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a map of the area defined as the north in the command paper, Network North, Transforming British Transport, CP 946, published by...

      Transport: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide a breakdown of new funding for transport in South Yorkshire as a result of the cancellation of phase 2a of HS2.

      High Speed 2 Line: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department considered proposals for private financing for Euston HS2 station between between 13 February 2020 and 15 July 2022.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Network Rail were consulted on the decision to create the Network North plan.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Command Paper 946 entitled Network North: Transforming British Transport and published in October 2023, what recent discussions he...

      High Speed 2 Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of how much compensation will be paid to (a) contractors, (b) rolling stock suppliers and (c) other business following the...

      High Speed 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of closing phases 2a and 2b of HS2 in financial years (a) 2023-24, (b) 2024-25,...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the transparency data entitled Train operating companies: Passenger’s Charter compensation, published on 25 August 2022, if he...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for which Network North projects his Department has undertaken (a) an environmental impact assessment and (b) a local consultation.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of Network North projects in 2023 prices.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 40p of Network North: transforming British transport, CP 946, published by his Department in October 2023, how much he...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to The Plan for Drivers, published 2 October 2023, what 20mph zones his Department expects to be affected by changes in guidance.

      Cycleways: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the National Cycle Network for promoting active travel in Portsmouth South constituency.

      Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his department plans to publish a response to L-category vehicles consultation.

      Motorcycles: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of motorcycle air vests in reducing injuries to motorcyclists; and if he will make a statement.

      Shipping: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the designated maritime routes are between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 89 of the policy paper entitled A sustainable future - reforming club football governance, what recent...

    • Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Gambling Commission on whether it plans to release the results of its 2021 call for evidence on...

      Gambling: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to NICE's draft for consultation entitled Harmful gambling: identification, assessment and management, published in...

      Charities: Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of removing the cap on charity lottery sales.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the levels of loneliness and social isolation in (a) Coventry North East constituency,...

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure local TV services can continue to secure (a) carriage and (b) discoverability on TV...

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce administrative (a) time and (b) cost for local TV operators renewing local TV licences.

      Broadcasting: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Ofcom on tackling the use of sexist and misogynistic language in broadcast news.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of recipients of Healthy Start paper vouchers have not re-enrolled via the online registration system.

    • Gastrointestinal System: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of gut health.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to review whistleblowing processes in the NHS.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote screening for breast cancer to people who are eligible.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of adding cystic fibrosis medication to the prescription...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the cap mechanism in the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access...

      Ophthalmic Services: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to issue guidance on hospital eye services partnering with local optometrists to deliver local care.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making Dental (a) Foundation and (b) Vocational Training mandatory for dentists...

      Ovarian Cancer: Medical Treatments and Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding for (a) screening and (b) treating ovarian cancer.

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of raising of the age at which someone can purchase cigarettes by a year each...

      Nicotine: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to address the use of sweet flavoured nicotine powders by minors.

      Dental Services: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people registered with an NHS dentist are within the (a) Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care...

      General Practitioners: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people on waiting lists for GP appointments in Portsmouth South constituency.

      Dental Services and General Practitioners: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve recruitment and retention in (a) GP services and (b) dentistry services in Portsmouth South constituency.

      Dental Services: Houghton and Sunderland South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to NHS dental services in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.

      Dentistry: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the number of mutual recognition schemes in dentistry qualifications.

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the General Dental Council on proposed changes to the Overseas Registration Exam.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on obesity rates among children in the last five years; and when he plans to publish his Department's most...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to help support patients unable to access NHS dental services.

      Dental Services: Lancaster and Fleetwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to improve access to NHS dentistry in Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of the availability of face-to-face GP appointments on trends in the number of...

      Committee on Mutagenicity: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment spent on equality and diversity...

      Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of NHS workforce vacancies in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England; and...

      Smoking: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending prescribing rights for stop smoking medicines to (a) dentists, (b)...

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2023 to Question 199250 on General Practitioners: Enfield North, how many (a) branch and (b) main...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many highly specialised technology evaluations of medicines for very rare diseases conducted by the National Institute for Health and...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to assess the cost-effectiveness of his Department's preventive healthcare strategies; and whether his Department...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many single technology appraisals for medicines for rare diseases conducted by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the effectiveness of preventive healthcare (a) programs and (b) interventions at (i) increasing average...

      Health Services and Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to provide financial support to (a) health and (b) social care workers who are affected by...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he has allocated to spending on preventive healthcare in the next fiscal year.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of availability of prescription drugs from unregulated sources.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Primary Care Data Gathering Programme carried out for NHS England between 2020 and 2022 relating to the condition...

      Hospitals: Food

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

      Hospitals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the New Hospital Programme in Preston and Lancaster; and if he will make a statement.

      Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children were receiving auditory verbal therapy in England as of 6 October 2023; if his Department will make an estimate of the...

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take with Cabinet colleagues to help support people with obsessive compulsive disorder in (a) the workplace and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that results from privately purchased rapid lateral flow tests for Covid-19 can be reported on...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve (a) assessment and (b) diagnosis processes for adults with (i) autism and (ii) ADHD.

      Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had recent discussions with NHS England on expanding the provision of clinical care for Tourette Syndrome.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising the covid-19 vaccine booster programme for people diagnosed with...

      Mental Health Services: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist mental health ambulances were in use in the NHS in September (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of flu vaccination across (a) support staff and (b) other professions working...

      Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to set targets for reducing the number of people with autism without a learning disability that are confined to...

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance entitled Vaccination against shingles guide from September 2023, updated on 22 August 2023, whether his...

      Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people with autism that are confined to inpatient care in mental health hospitals.

      Neonatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to MBRRACE-UK's report entitled UK Perinatal Deaths for Births from January to December 2021, published in September 2023,...

      Pentonville Prison: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health support provision inside Pentonville Prison.

      Mental Health Services: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of mental health specialists in St Helens North...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reach his target of reducing pre-term births from 8% to 6% by 2025.

      Mental Health Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to establish a mental health emergency helpline.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Mental Health Support Teams in reducing levels of demand on Child and...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of masking on adult (a) autism and (b) ADHD assessments.

      Brain Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding the Government has made available for research into paediatric brain tumours in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 16 of Annex B of the Impact Assessment for the Statutory Scheme – Branded Medicines Pricing, what the...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations of the British Society for Echocardiography made in its report entitled The UK Echocardiography...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the major conditions strategy.

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposed update to the 2023 statutory scheme to control the cost of branded health services medicines, what (a)...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with dementia are routinely offered the option of taking part in research.

      NHS Resolution: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS Resolution spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      NHS Pay Review Body: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS Pay Review Body spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      NHS Business Services Authority: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS Business Services Authority spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Independent Reconfiguration Panel: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Independent Reconfiguration Panel spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Health Research Authority: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Health Research Authority spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Commission on Human Medicines: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Commission on Human Medicines spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      British Pharmacopoeia Commission: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the British Pharmacopoeia Commission spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including policies on epilepsy in the the Major Conditions Strategy.

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to refer the Impact Assessment for the 2023 statutory scheme to control the cost of branded health services medicines to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will release from the Atomic Weapons Establishment archives to the National Archives the documents entitled (a) Medical Report - blood count data...

    • Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2023 to Question HL8900, on Armed Forces: HIV Infection, what the evidential basis is for precluding individuals with...

      Destroyers and Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the operational status of each of the Royal Navy's frigates and destroyers is by name of ship.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff at the (a) Army Foundation College, (b) Infantry Training Centre and (c) Army Training Centre have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) found...

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the annual cost to the public purse of running the Army Foundation College.

      Navy: Greenwich Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2023 to Question 199706 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, whether he holds Ministerial responsibility for (a)...

      Armed Forces: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's Written Statement of 19 September 2023 on New Accommodation Offer, HCWS1053, whether allowances for private...

      Navy: Greenwich Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2023 to Question 199705 on Navy: Greenwich Hospital, how many times his predecessor meet any Director of Greenwich...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Quinquennial Review 2023, published on 17...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time taken to resolve an appeal is in the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme; and what steps he is taking to reduce that time.

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his planned timetable is for full rollout of ID cards for veterans; and what assessment he has made of the merits of veterans having such cards (a)...

      Type 23 Frigates and Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) end of service year for each Type 23 frigate and (b) in service year for each Type 26 frigate due to replace those frigates is.

      Challenger Tanks: Engines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complete Challenger 2 power packs are (a) in active use and (b) in storage as of 17 October 2023.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of recent (a) inflation and (b) interest rates on his Department's plan to develop a £242...

      Chinook Helicopters: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost growth is of the CH47(ER) since approval by his Department's Investment Approvals Committee.

      HMS Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected out of service date for HMS Westminster is.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners housed in England were offenders with a fixed home address in Wales in (a) September 2023 and (b) each of the last three years.

    • Community Orders: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the management information bulletin on the Community Payback Rapid Deployment project pilots published by his Department on 24 August...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of expanding the list of subjects defined as positions of trust in Section 22A of the Sexual...

      Prison Sentences: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of defendants had their sentence increased after appealing the (a) sentence and (b) conviction they received from the...

      Community Orders: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on (a) administering the Community Payback Rapid Deployment project pilots between 19 July and 17 October 2023, and (b)...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much their Department spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-2023 financial year.

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      MI5: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Security Service spent on equality and diversity training in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children are being housed in arranged hotel accommodation as of September 2023; and if she will make a statement.

      Overseas Students: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting refugee status to the female medical students who are represented by the...

      Asylum: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that female asylum seekers do not fall victim to modern slavery.

      Asylum: Bibby Stockholm

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to allow asylum seekers housed in the Bibby Stockholm barge to enter and leave during the day and night.

      Development Aid: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report by the ONE Campaign entitled Getting a grip: How the Home Office should improve refugee and asylum seeker...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people who entered the UK illegally on a small boat were men aged between 18 and 40 in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Detainees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been held at detention centres for more than 24 hours since July 2023.

      Asylum: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Departments holds on the number of asylum seekers who have arrived in the UK via the Republic of Ireland in each of the last...

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of security checks for naturalisation applications have expired and required subsequent re-vetting in the last...

      Naturalisation: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long has her Department's current longest-running naturalisation application taken so far to be processed as of October 2023.

      Educational Testing Service: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid to her Department by Educational Testing Service in compensation for shortcomings in administering its Test of English for...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help support students who were falsely accused by Educational Testing Service of cheating in its Test...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consult child psychologists on the potential health impact of increasing spouse visa fees on affected children.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of people entering the UK illegally by boat.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the average processing time for asylum claims.

      Educational Visits: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UK-France Joint Leaders Declaration, agreed on 10 March 2023, when her Department plans to publish the timeline for...

      Mistreatment of Detainees at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to respond to the final report of the Brook House Inquiry.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of automatically granting citizenship to the parents of children under 18...

      Asylum: Newbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people granted refugee status in Newbury constituency were given seven days' notice to leave their asylum accommodation in each of...

      Overseas Students: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is working with the Linda Norgrove Foundation to enable Afghan medical students to study in the UK.

      Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing (a) visa extensions and (b) settlement routes for Ukrainian nationals...

      Horticulture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Workers and Temporary Workers: guidance for sponsors: sponsor a seasonal worker, published in April 2023, which body is...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Educational Testing Service will be permitted to tender to provide the Secure English Language Test.

      Undocumented Migrants: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of inadequately documented arrivals by air.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on resettling 20,000 people from Afghanistan since January 2022.

      Fire Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of gender-based pay inequality among firefighters in England.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the UK's national threat level following the recent (a) Hamas terrorist attack in Israel and...

      Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of expanding public spaces protection orders to all public places as...

      Home Office: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September to Question 196211 on Home Office: Standards, what the cost to the public purse was of the (a)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claims were subject to deductions in the most recent month for which data is available per...

    • Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support people who have been made redundant to (a) access training and skills support and (b) find...

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Universal Credit claimants have an advance attached to their claim during the wait for their first payment (a)...

      Universal Credit: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Romford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Havering receive Universal Credit as of 19 September 2023.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of benefit claims were subject to sanctions in the last three months for which data is available per...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Universal Credit claimants have an advance attached to their claim during the five-week wait for their first...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to respond to the correspondence of 19 July 2023, reference JK41078, from the hon. Member for Solihull.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the freeze on Local Housing Allowance since April 2020 on the discretionary income of claimants...

      Local Housing Allowance: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of what the income would be for a claimant who is eligible for the housing element of Universal Credit in the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that PIP assessors take into account the hidden symptoms of multiple sclerosis when making...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a therapeutic whole school approach that integrates the needs of children with special...

    • Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that relationships, sex and health education statutory guidance includes a requirement for pupils to be taught about...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the local authority decision-making process when deciding specialist placement for SEND...

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department are taking to reduce the number of EHCP applications going to appeal; and if she will make a statement.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2023 to Question 181305 on Free School Meals, what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of offering higher starting salaries to people entering the teaching profession with wider...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the apprenticeship achievement rate was in the 2022-23 academic year.

      Lifetime Skills Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in (a) full- and (b) part-time employment have used the Lifetime Skills Guarantee in each year since it was introduced.

      Further Education: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the Further Education Skills Index is calculated; and if she will publish any changes made to that calculation in the last 20 years.

      Alternative Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the impact of changes in the levels of local authority section 114 notices on the (a) adequacy, (b) resilience...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to announce the (a) level and (b) purpose of funding for the Rebuilding Schools Programme.

      Special Educational Needs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) NHS staff and (c) trade unions on the level of (i) training and (ii) skills...

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to support schools to make adjustments for children and young people on the waiting list for an autism assessment.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many T-level courses were available for students to start in the 2023-24 academic year.

      Employment Schemes: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has an assessment of the equity of opportunity of (a) the Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and (b) other upskilling...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that differences in regional needs are taken into account in early years provision.

      Educational Psychology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many educational psychologist training places were funded by her Department in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield...

      Education: Social Class

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the attainment gap between pupils from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of regional disparities in funding available for early years providers.

      Schools: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of expanding first aid training in schools in on public safety.

      Reading: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the first Government-funded research or evaluation into phonics teaching was commissioned.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of freezing the interest applied to student finance loans during (a) career breaks and (b)...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to support schools in areas where there has been an increase in the number of children with SEND with (a) staffing and (b)...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to manage increases in demand for nursery places.

      Schools: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report of the National Audit Office entitled, Environmental Sustainability Overview: Department for Education, published on 28...

      Universities: Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2023 to Question 197775 on Universities: Student Wastage, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Education: Cybersecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to secure pupils' data against cyber attacks.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to inform early years providers about the process of accessing funding for school places before changes in the...

      Adult Education and Further Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of Birmingham Council issuing a Section 114 notice on the provision of (a) adult and...

      BTEC Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of students completed BTEC qualifications in the (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23 academic year and (i) had special...

      Department for Education: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97588 on Department for Education: Incentives, what the total value was of non-cash vouchers...

      T-levels: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was for delivering T-levels in the (a) 2022-23, (b) 2021-22 and (c) 2020-21 academic year.

      Schools: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2023 to question 196237 on Schools: Migrant Workers, how the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is used to...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to provide children with SEND access to (a) services and (b) support in school holidays.

      Schools: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support children in school who have reported an allegation of sexual assault or rape by a peer.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications were (a) received and (b) accepted for the Higher Education Short Courses trial in the (a) 2021-2022 and (b) 2022-23 academic...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on adult education (a) participation and (b) outcomes by ethnic group since 2021.

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support parents with changes to nursery funding.

      Pupil Premium: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium in Romford constituency.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) undertook a T-level transition course and (b) started a T-level course after completing transition course in (i) 2021-22 and...

      Adult Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what was the cost to the public purse of delivering adult education in the (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23 academic year.

      Mature Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many individuals (a) applied and (b) were granted an Adult Learner Loan in the (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and (c) 2022-23 academic year.

      Falcons Pre-Preparatory Chiswick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has received representations from the Alpha Plus Group on the proposed closure of Falcons pre-preparatory school in Chiswick.

      T-levels: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many employers offered work placements for T-level students in the 2022-23 academic year.

      T-levels: Further Education and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of people who studied T-levels in the 2021-22 academic year went on to undertake a (a) higher technical and (b) higher...

      Childcare: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason her Department plans to provide higher funding per hour for childcare in London than in Barnsley.

      Cramlington Learning Village

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has provided additional capital funding to Cramlington Learning Village in Blyth Valley constituency to improve the condition...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland on fraudulent or incorrect payments paid out by public bodies in...

    • Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the objective of the Government Consulting Hub to grow the Civil Service’s internal capability, how many officials have...

      Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the second interim report of the Infected Blood Inquiry, published on 5 April 2023, what steps he is taking to respond to...

      Cabinet Office: Incentives

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2022 to Question 97501, what was the total value of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff working for his core...

      Immigration: Australasia and Canada

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of recent trends in the level of immigration from (a) Australia, (b) New Zealand and (c) Canada; and how many people from...

      Northern Ireland Civil Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department holds data on the number of sick days taken by Northern Ireland civil service staff in 2022.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of Government spending on legacy IT systems 2023.

      Cabinet Office: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the contracts agreed by his Department with (a) Alma Economics on 27 September 2023, procurement reference CCZZ23A21, and (b) Russell...

      9 Downing Street: Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions has the media briefing room at 9 Downing Street been used for (a) media briefings and (b) press conferences since its completion...

      Civil Servants: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what training is provided to civil servants on political impartiality.

      District Heating: Whitehall

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2022 to Question 4522 on District Heating: Whitehall, how much was charged to Government Departments by the Government...

      Cabinet Office: Catering

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on outside catering services for events across the Downing Street and 70 Whitehall estate in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2021-22,...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Fireworks: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of implementing the recommendations on the sale of fireworks in the (a) Policy...

    • Department for Business and Trade: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much her Department has spent on plastic (a) pens (b) cups and (c) bags for promotion and marketing in each of the last five years.

      Furniture: Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, for what reason smoke toxicity was not included in the scope of the draft Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many civil servants are working on the package of regulatory reforms announced by her Department on 10 May 2023.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has held recent discussions with the (a) agriculture, (b) food standards, and (c) labour rights sectors on a potential trade deal...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many people are on zero hour contracts in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

      Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when her Department plans to bring forward regulations to implement the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023; and whether she...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many employers found to be in breach of minimum wage regulations were (a) named publicly and (b) not named publicly due to mitigating...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Local Plans: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many local plans were rejected by the Planning Inspectorate for not meeting his Department's energy efficiency...

    • Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will outline his planned timetable for the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 impact assessment, in the context of...

      Buildings: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has held recent discussions with the Association for British Insurers on the provision of insurance for...

  • Women and Equalities

    • UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2023 to Question 195825 on UN Commission on the Status of Women, what process was used to appoint the UK Youth...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Broadband: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2023 to Question 165420 on Broadband: Leicestershire, what recent progress her Department...

    • Databases: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to promote the optimisation of water use in data centres to reduce their environmental impact.

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how much funding has been allocated to the Project Gigabit scheme by (a) region and (b) per capita.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department is taking steps to fund research into technologies that would provide an alternative to animal testing.

      Telephone Systems: Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2023 to Question 198156 on Telephone Systems: Power Failures, what assessment she has...

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she is taking steps to assess the effectiveness of (a) age verification tools, (b) age estimation tools and (c) other...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Social Rented Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Social housing tenants helped to cut energy bills with £80 million...

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department have taken to increase solar capacity to 70GW by 2035.

      Social Rented Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much and what proportion of insulation costs per home will be funded by the additional £80 million under the Social...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions her Department has had with energy providers on the provision of (a) financial and (b) welfare support to...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions her Department has had with energy (a) providers and (b) suppliers on supporting households that include a...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what her planned timetable is for the National Grid Electricity System Operator becoming the Future Systems Operator; whether the...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to provide financial support to help disabled people with their energy bills during winter 2023-24.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many and what proportion of civil servants on temporary contracts in her Department are women.

      Carbon Emissions: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she plans to publish a plan to increase public engagement on the Government’s net zero policies.

      Death: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent deaths attributable to living in cold homes.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she plans to amend the eligibility criteria for the Warm Home Discount Scheme to allow people without an Energy Performance...

      Renewable Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to accelerate the use of (a) battery storage and (b) other energy storage installations to...

      Carbon Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Prime Minister’s speech on Net Zero on 20 September 2023, what her Department’s planned timescale...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of smart meter connectivity in apartment blocks with solid...

      Carbon Emissions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much from the public purse the Government has provided to local authorities to support Net Zero initiatives in each of the last...

      Power Stations: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she will make it her Department's policy to end renewable subsidies for tree burning in power stations.

      Carbon Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether the Climate Change Committee was asked to comment on the risk tables created to support the delivery of the Carbon Budget...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which offshore windfarms in the Contracts for Difference scheme have been granted a postponement of the sale of their offshore...

      Energy: Birmingham Edgbaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to support community energy schemes in Birmingham Edgbaston constituency.

      Sizewell C Power Station: Government Shareholding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2023 to Question 199094 on Sizewell C Power Station: Construction, what the expected value...

      Committee on Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has provided any funding to the Climate Change Committee since 2008.

      Wind Power: Celtic Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps the Government is taking to maximise the opportunity of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

      Energy: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of providing additional support for community energy...

      Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent steps have been taken in relation to the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

      Small businesses: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to help increase uptake of local authority net zero schemes by small businesses...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the Prime Minister's 20 September 2023 net zero speech on the readiness of...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to tackle fuel poverty.

      Energy Company Obligation: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking with energy companies to support the installation of energy efficiency measures through ECO4 in...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that private rented homes meet the minimum standard of EPC C rating.

      Energy: Social Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2023 to Question 181721 on Energy: Prices, when her Department plans to publish a consultation...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Transcaucasus: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to convene international partners to help support work on finding a...

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