Written answers

Llun, 4 Rhagfyr 2023

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allowed (a) entry clearance and (b) in-country appeal decisions are awaiting implementation as of 29 November 2023.

    • Immigration: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 2778 on Immigration: Employment, and Freedom of Information release 31192, published...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time taken was to process an EU settlement scheme application in the latest period for which data is available.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will recall all licences for companies to carry out animal testing.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was for (a) financial support and (b) accommodation for people (i) seeking asylum and (ii) arriving...

      Public Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the King's Speech 2023, whether he has had discussions with the Leader of the House on the timetable for introducing...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a specific timeframe for Section 95 applications to be...

      Visas: Care Workers and Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received a health and care worker visa since the establishment of that visa category.

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2023 to Question 1324 on Asylum: Advisory Services and with reference to paragraph 2.3 of the Terms...

      Visas: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help stop private agents selling free visa appointments in (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Nepal and (d)...

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2019 to Question 4944 on Passports: Republic of Ireland, how many British passports were printed...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November to Question 1561 on Visas: Applications, what is the (a) target time and (b) average time taken to...

      Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) e-cigarette and vaping and (b) tobacco products were seized at UK borders in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of starting the 28 day notice period for the end of asylum support 10 days after the...

      Borders: Guard Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the spend by the Border Force on the (a) upkeep, (b) care and (c) maintenance of border security dogs was in each year since 2015.

      Diamorphine: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made with Cabinet colleagues of the effectiveness of Diamorphine Assisted Treatment in tackling drug-related crime.

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 60 g) of the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan, published by his Department on 27 March 2023, whether that...

      Offensive Weapons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports of the sale of (a) knives and (b) other illegal weapons on...

      Crime: Mid Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the charge rate for crimes reported in the Mid Bedfordshire constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Home Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Historic Buildings: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will provide additional funding for the remediation of buildings on the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register in the London...

    • Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what systems the Gambling Commission has in place to (a) monitor, (b) close down and (c) take other action against illegal gambling sites.

      Television Licences: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department’s criteria are for determining a rise in the television licence fee.

      Sports: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on developing a sponsorship code of conduct that all sporting bodies must adhere to when...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent on outside consultancy fees in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Culture: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding is available for arts and culture in rural areas.

      Film: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating financial support to the Romford Film Festival.

      BBC: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has has with the BBC Board on the future of investigative journalism in the BBC's programming.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter deposited in the House of Commons, committed on 13 November 2023, paper reference DEP2023-0876, how many service personnel...

    • Defence Equipment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 11 of the Integrated Review Refresh 2023, CP 811, published in March 2023, how much of the £2 billion allocated to...

      Middle East: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel are (a) stationed and (b) deployed in the Middle East.

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 19 September 2023 to Question 198289 on Defence: Buildings, whether surveys to identify buildings which may have been...

      Global Combat Air Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Global Combat Air Programme to make an announcement of new future generation combat aircraft.

      Guided Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to publish the total cost of the spearfish torpedo upgrade upon the conclusion of that programme.

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants and Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's Annual Report and Accounts for 2021-22, published in July 2022, HC 500, and for 2022-23, published in July 2023, HC...

      Stonehouse Barracks: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of accommodation for service personnel at RM Stonehouse.

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 20 June 2023 to Question 189763, how many rounds have been successfully fired from Capability Drop 3 Ajax vehicles...

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many consultancy contracts his Department renewed for more than six months in each year since 2019.

      National Shipbuilding Office: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2023 to Question 2485 on Ministry of Defence: Shipbuilding, if he will provide a breakdown of the funding the...

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the guidance by the Central Digital and Data Office entitled Guidance on the Legacy IT Risk Assessment Framework, published on 29...

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much their Department spent on (a) current and (b) legacy IT infrastructure (i) in total and (ii) purchased in 2013 or earlier in each of the last...

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has budgeted for the Mobile Fires Platform Programme.

      Cybersecurity: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 12 of the Memorandum for the Ministry of Defence Main Estimate 2023-24, how much each Government department received from the...

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status is of the mobile fires platform programme.

      Sloane Helicopters: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 2832 on Sloane Helicopters: Contracts, up to what date was the contract with Sloane Helicopters...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2023 to Question 3447, how many of the 143 Ajax vehicles delivered to his Department by 1 January 2023 were (a)...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending bodies; and what...

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to tender for the new mobile fires platform.

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the in-service date is for the new mobile fires platform.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2023 to Question 2491 on Armed Forces: Pay, what the (a) mean, (b) median and (c) mode average salary was for...

      Firearms: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a list of the types of small arms and light weapons that went missing from his Department's establishments and facilities in each...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2023 to Question 1826 on Armoured Fighting Vehicles, what the average age of a British Army Snatch Land Rover is.

      Ministry of Defence: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the longest duration an individual has been employed under an off-payroll engagement contract within his Department is.

      Ministry of Defence: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on off-payroll engagements earning more than £245 per day in financial years (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, (c) 2021-22 and (d) 2022-23.

      Cabinet Office: Special Advisors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 12 of the Memorandum for the Ministry of Defence Main Estimate 2023-24, which Minister in the Cabinet Office had Special Advisers...

      Veterans: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November to Question 3092 on Veterans: Finance, before additional funding was announced in the Autumn Statement 2023, what...

      Armed Forces: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Armed Forces personnel sold annual leave in financial year 2023-24.

      Defence Delivery Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 70 of the Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, published on 20 July 2023, what areas were identified as a...

      Ukraine: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) memorandum of understanding, (b) statements of intent, (c) treaties (d) and other agreements relating to defence the UK has signed with Ukraine...

      Israel: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2023 to Question 3678 on Israel: Military Aid; on what dates the Overseas Security and Justice Assistance...

      Conventional Weapons: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 25 October 2023 to Question 203030 on Military Exercises: Conventional Weapons, how many 81mm mortars were fired on...

      Ukraine: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2023 to Question 2076 on Ukraine: Armed Forces, whether his Department has set a target for the number of...

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had recent discussions with his Ukrainian counterpart on reports on the number of Russian personnel and tanks lost during the war in Ukraine.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help provide proactive mental health support to veterans.

    • Babies: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the early identification and treatment of congenital septal defect in newborns.

      Mental Health Services: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 29 March 2023 to Question 173068 on Mental Health Services: Artificial Intelligence, when he plans to...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make it her policy to freeze prescription charges for 2024-25.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce the number of COVID-19 cases.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of funding allocated for social care.

      GP Practice Lists: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of allowing patients to register with their GP as a gender which is different...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) total, (b) substantive, (c) bank and (d) agency workforce was at each NHS (i) integrated care system, (ii) trust and (iii)...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of the average waiting times for GP appointments in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c)...

      Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fines have been issued by Trading Standards to retail outlets for the sale of (a) tobacco and (b) e-cigarette products in each...

      Allergies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions due to anaphylaxis there have been in each year since 2000.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people who have been unable to register with an NHS dentist.

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 20 November to Questions 2738 and 2739 on Intensive Care: Hospital Beds and Hospital Beds respectively, if she...

      Gynaecology: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2023 to Question 2154 on Gynaecology: Waiting Lists, if she will make an assessment of the...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will provide additional funding to replace the funding for suicide prevention allocated under the NHS Long Term Plan which ends in...

      First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Home Office's publication entitled Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 2: Emergency Response, published in November...

      Pharmacy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her Department's policies of trends in the level of pharmacy students in...

      Lisdexamfetamine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to improve the supply of elvanse.

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Inward investment in to freeports: December 2021 to November 2023, published on 24...

    • Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Inward investment in to freeports: December 2021 to November 2023, published on 24...

      Postage Stamps: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has had recent discussions with (a) Ofcom and (b) Royal Mail on increases in the price of postage stamps.

      Royal Mail: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of fhe adequacy of Ofcom's enforcement of the postal services obligation on Royal Mail.

      Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what data her Department holds on the number of people who have undertaken unpaid trial shifts in (a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland in...

      National Security Strategic Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much funding was made available through the British Business Bank's National Security Strategic Investment Fund in each industrial sector...

      Companies House: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many refusals by Companies House to grant an application to restrict publication of personal data under section 790ZG of the Companies...

      Companies House: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many applications to restrict publication of personal data under section 790ZG of the Companies Act 2006 Companies House were (a)...

      Postal Services: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of Royal Mail's postal service in the CO postcode area.

      Greensill: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the Answer of 23 April 2021 to question 183281 on Greensill: Redundancy Pay, what estimate he has made of the amount of (a)...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill on the ability of...

      Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her negotiating objectives for a new trade deal with Canada include access to cheese tariff rate quotas similar for those in the...

      Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether negotiations on a UK-Canada trade deal will include an extension to the rules of arguing provision and annual origin quotas for...

      Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether negotiating objectives for a trade deal with Canada include the option of retaining an entry price system which could require certain...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department plans to host a further investment summit in Northern Ireland.

      Trade Agreements: Montenegro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with her counterpart in Montenegro on a free trade agreement.

      Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Prime Minister unveils £29.5 billion of investment at historic Global...

      Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to page 34 of the National Space Strategy, published in September 2021, what steps her Department is taking to ensure robust...

  • Department for Education

    • Racial Discrimination: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of books that discuss critical race theory in school libraries.

    • Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a fund for local authorities to (a) set up and (b) expand existing supported...

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential financial implications of providing all kinship carers with a financial allowance...

      STEM Subjects: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Third Special Report of Session 2022/23 of the Sconce, Innovation and Technology Committee Diversity and inclusion in STEM:...

      Higher Education: Freedom of Speech

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the provisions in the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Act 2023 in the context of the...

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending bodies; and...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Student Loan Company on the calculation formula used to determine overseas earnings thresholds for student loan...

      Psychology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the details of (a) funding and (b) arrangements for the September 2024 intake of the Education Psychology Funded...

      Special Educational Needs: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to strengthen the training for local authority SEND officers and mediators on helping to ensure that correct decisions are made...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support she provides to local authorities to help provide post-adoption support.

      Care Leavers: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to improve the safety of teenage care leavers living in semi-independent accommodation.

      Special Educational Needs: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the ratio of special educational need and disability teaching staff to pupils in (a) Selby and...

      Childcare: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to increase the number of childcare places in the London Borough of Bexley.

      Schools: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to provide additional funding to schools that temporarily enrol children who are temporarily residing in domestic abuse...

      Childcare: Mid Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the sufficiency of childcare places available in Mid Bedfordshire as of 29 November 2023; and if she will make an...

      Special Educational Needs: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of average waiting times from referral to the issue of an education, health and care plan in Wellingborough constituency.

      Schools: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department who are working in roles relating to the management of reinforced autoclaved aerated...

      Free School Meals: Mid Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many families are (a) eligible for and (b) receive free school meals in Mid Bedfordshire constituency.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken an outcomes-based evaluation of the effectiveness of music education hubs.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to increase (a) the number of training positions for teachers and (b) incentives for specialist teachers to train in the UK.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans his Department has for further devolution in England.

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact of demand for temporary accommodation on the finances of local authorities.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities take relevant environmental requirements into account when...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2023 to Question 1496 on Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities:...

      Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2023 to Question 1396 on Local Government: Standards and the Answer of 27 November...

      Second Homes: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to restrict the sale of social housing for use as a second home.

      Combined Authorities: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Technical paper on Level 4 devolution framework, published on 22...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of adapted housing for (a) adults and (b) children with...

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many Section 21 notices have been issued in each month in 2023.

      Housing: Mid Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish the number of (a) social, (b) affordable rent and (c) shared ownership affordable homes as a percentage...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many times (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met local authorities to discuss the operation and...

      Homelessness: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to reduce homelessness in rural areas.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the letter of 14 November 2023 from the Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing of Liverpool...

      Private Property: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further regulating the fines chargeable by parking companies...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of measures to help people without a guarantor access private rental tenancies.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions on fishing negotiations he has had with his counterparts in the Crown Dependencies.

    • Oilseed Rape: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will (a) make an estimate of the level of rapeseed imports in each year since 2013 and (b) commission research on the...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Low Pay Commission on the level of the national living wage in 2024-25.

      Animal Welfare: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve animal welfare transparency on labelling of food products.

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Scottish and Welsh counterparts on banning the import and sale of fur since April 2022.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to help identify puppies born to dogs identified as American Bully XLs.

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to (a) publish the results of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations consultation and (b) introduce revised...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that other dog breeds are not (a) included in the definition of XL bully dogs...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Central Digital & Data Office's guidance entitled, Guidance on the Legacy IT Risk Assessment...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the annual cost to the public purse of his Department's expenditure on (a) IT infrastructure, (b) IT infrastructure...

      International Organisation of Vine and Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to include continuation of the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier in the upcoming Agricultural Transition...

      Dangerous Dogs: Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of vets who are able to provide a Certificate of Exemption for ownership of an...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department considered alternative measures to the ban on the XL Bully breed of dog.

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is his planned timescale for publishing the results of his Department’s 2021 Fur Market consultation; and if he...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the guidance on cross compliance updated on 14 February 2023, which (a) cross compliance standards and (b)...

      Waste Disposal: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the ability of local authorities to design local waste...

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of plastic contamination in (a) steel and (b) other metals...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's news story entitled Action to reduce food waste announced, published on 1 October 2018,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fraud: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Public Sector Fraud Authority's most recent estimate of the value of fraud associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

    • Fraud: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Public Sector Fraud Authority's most recent estimate of the amount of fraud associated with the Covid-19 pandemic which has been...

      Emergencies: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's publication entitled The UK Government Resilience Framework, published in December 2022, what steps his Department...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government spent on external recruitment consultants in each of the financial years (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22, and (c) 2022-23.

      Coronavirus: Fraud and Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) current and (b) former government ministers have been interviewed by the (i) National Crime Agency, (ii) Serious Fraud Office and (iii)...

      Veterans: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 3092 on Veterans: Finance, whether the £10m funding for the Veterans’ Places,...

      Three: Vodafone Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his planned timetable is for the Investment Security Unit to decide on the proposed merger between Three and Vodafone.

      Migration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) gross and (b) net long-term migration was each year from July 1993, broken down by arrivals by (i) asylum and (ii) other humanitarian routes.

      Allergies: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths from allergies there have been in each year since 2000, by type of allergy.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his US counterpart on the potential merits of introducing additional...

    • Laos: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the level of observance of the right to (a)...

      Occupied Territories: International Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what criteria he applies when deciding whether to file an amicus brief to international court proceedings; what amicus...

      East Jerusalem and West Bank: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what information his Department holds on the (a) location in the (i) West Bank and (ii) East Jerusalem of areas of...

      Sierra Leone: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the security situation in Sierra Leone.

      Pakistan: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with the High Commissioner for Pakistan on the recent attack of Pakastani national on 26...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how much their Department spent on (a) current and (b) legacy IT infrastructure (i) in total and (ii) purchased in 2013...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the guidance by the Central Digital and Data Office entitled Guidance on the Legacy IT Risk...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Argentina

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to visit Argentina.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Abduction

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many officials in his Department have been kidnapped whilst on official business overseas in each of the last 10 years.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other...

      Guyana: Venezuela

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the referendum in Venezuela on the...

      Poland: Abduction

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his Polish counterpart on cases outstanding of children abducted from the UK...

      Javier Milei

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the implications for (a) his policies and (b) the Falkland Islands of the election of...

      Development Aid: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what proportion of bilateral Official Development Assistance programmes have a focus on supporting LGBT rights.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what proportion of bilateral Official Development Assistance spend for financial year 2023-24 has been disbursed to...

      Development Aid: Gender

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what proportion of bilateral Official Development Assistance programmes have a focus on gender equality in the latest...

      Cyprus: Turkey

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of people that migrated from Turkey to the occupied...

  • Department for Transport

    • Carnival: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) Carnival UK on proposed changes to employment contracts at Carnival UK.

    • East Coast Main Line: Railway Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2023 to Question 800 on East Coast Main Line: Weather, how many signalling failures there were on the East Coast...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has had recent discussions with rail companies on the affordability of fares.

      Alstom: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of job losses at the Alstom manufacturing plant in Derby on (a) future rolling stock...

      High Speed 2 Line: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total Barnett consequentials due to Scotland with the completion of Phases 1, 2a, 2b, and 3 of High Speed 2.

      Inland Waterways: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to reopen the canal in Measham; and if he will take steps to provide compensation to Measham Parish Council for...

      Harlington Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve accessibility at Harlington station.

      Flitwick Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has allocated for accessibility works at Flitwick station.

      Littleworth Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reopening Littleworth railway station in Deeping St Nicholas.

      Rolling Stock: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of rolling stock leasing costs.

      Department for Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much their Department spent on (a) current and (b) legacy IT infrastructure (i) in total and (ii) purchased in 2013 or earlier in each of the last...

      Department for Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the guidance by the Central Digital and Data Office entitled Guidance on the Legacy IT Risk Assessment Framework, published on 29...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the legal (a) aid and (b) advice provision for individuals with (i) immigration and (ii) refugee law...

    • Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much their Department spent on (a) current and (b) legacy IT infrastructure (i) in total and (ii) purchased in 2013 or earlier in each of the last...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending bodies; and what...

      Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers were employed in the probation delivery units in the areas covering Greater London in (a) 2020, (b) 2021, (c) 2022 and (d) 2023.

      Probation Service: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers in the probation delivery units in the areas covering Greater London left the probation service in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of community service were not carried out in each (a) local justice area and (b) region in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each year since 2010.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of Community Payback are yet to be delivered as of 28 November 2023 in each (a) region of (i) England and (ii) Wales and (b) probation...

      Prisoner Escapes: Wandsworth Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the report of the Independent investigation into HMP Wandsworth escape, announced on 15 September 2023.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of (a) single level beds and (b) bunkbeds in use in the prison estate.

      Prisons: Locks and Keys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions a prison has had to have locks replaced because of the loss or theft of keys in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023; and what estimate he has...

      Prisoners: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation has been paid by HM Prison and Probation Service to prisoners who had complaints upheld on missing parcels in the last 60 days.

      Prisoners: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how many letters addressed to prisoners went missing in the last month.

      Prisoners: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation was paid to prisoners for items lost in transit at HMP Swansea in 2023.

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tents prisons have provided to people leaving prison in (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24 to date.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the time taken to transfer prisoners with mental health...

      Prisoners on Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the prison population was on remand on average in each year since 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to increase the number and proportion of benefit decisions that include a face-to-face interview with the claimant.

    • Social Security Benefits: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of benefit applications involved a face-to-face interview in each of the last five years.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the refreezing of Local Housing Allowance after 2025 on low income renters.

      Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the Household Support Fund for 2024-25.

      Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Autumn Statement 2023, what funding will be provided to each local authority in the 2024-25 financial year for the...

      Poverty: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support those living in destitution in Nottingham.

      Employment: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support the delivery of mental health first aid in the workplace.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount of deductions made under the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy to (a) Housing Benefit and (b)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the guidance by the Central Digital and Data Office entitled Guidance on the Legacy IT Risk Assessment Framework, published...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much their Department spent on (a) current and (b) legacy IT infrastructure (i) in total and (ii) purchased in 2013 or earlier in each of...

      Pensions Ombudsman: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the adequacy of (a) financial and (b) staffing support for the Pensions Ombudsman in (i)...

      Pensions Ombudsman: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Pensions Ombudsman Early Resolution Team escalated to the Pensions Ombudsman in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022; and...

      Pensions Ombudsman: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting times for the Pensions Ombudsman to respond to enquiries that the Early Resolution...

      Maternity Allowance: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 3.10 of the Autumn Statement 2023, CP 977, published on 22 November 2023, if he will take steps to ensure...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending bodies;...

      Pension Credit: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2023 to Question 3498 on Pension Credit: Applications, what steps his Department is taking to modernise...

      Unemployment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an estimate of the number of people that are both economically inactive due to a health condition and on an NHS waiting list.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Access to Work applications (a) were (i) approved and (ii) rejected and (b) given 100% of award in each year since 2021 to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to reduce waiting times for PIP assessments.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to increase funding for the Access to Work scheme in (a) 2023-24, (b) 2025-26 and (c) 2026-27.

      Social Security Benefits: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing funding for (a) legal and (b) other expert support at benefits tribunals.

      Work Capability Assessment: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government Response to the Work Capability Assessment: Activities and Descriptors Consultation, CP973, updated on 22...

      Benefits Rules: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of applying adult rate (a) Universal Credit and (b) other benefits to people...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for Access to Work support were received in each month since 1 May 2022.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help ensure claimants subject to benefit sanctions have adequate income to afford living essentials.

  • Treasury

    • East West Rail Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has established a (a) board and (b) working group for the purposes of realising the economic growth potential of East West Rail.

    • Driving Licences and Passports: Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been collected from the ordering of new (a) passports and (b) driving licences in each of the last three financial years.

      Individual Savings Accounts: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the changes announced in the Autumn Statement 2023 to allow multiple subscriptions in each year to individual savings accounts (ISAs) of the same...

      Child Trust Fund: Walsall South

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of Child Trust Fund accounts (a) created and (b) claimed by 18-21 year olds in Walsall South constituency.

      Climate Change: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the report by ActionAid entitled How the Finance Flows: The banks fuelling...

      Childcare: Tax Thresholds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of increasing the earnings threshold for eligibility for tax free childcare.

      Income Tax: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pensioners who do not pay income tax as their state pension is their sole income will start to pay tax from April 2024.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2023 to Question 1954 on Revenue and Customs: Staff, how many and what proportion of the 17,300 customer compliance...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's planned timescale is for returning to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of households in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

    • Research Bureaucracy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to page 38 of her Department's publication entitled, Government’s response to the Independent Review of...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 3220 on Research: Finance and with reference to the Answer of 22...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on (a) reducing the use of and (b) ending animal testing.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 3220 on Research: Finance and with reference to the Answer of 22...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local spending bodies;...

    • Childcare: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will have discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the feasibility of raising the earnings threshold for eligibility for tax...

      Northern Ireland Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the guidance by the Central Digital and Data Office entitled Guidance on the Legacy IT Risk Assessment Framework, published...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Climate Change Convention: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which (a) Ministers and (b) trade envoys will attend COP28.

    • Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Sixth Report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee of Session 2019-21 on...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many miners were recipients of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme in (a) Ceredigion and (b) Wales in November 2023.

      National Grid: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if the Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of a review of what remedial assistance may be given to support...

      National Grid: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to (a) page 61 of the Autumn Statement 2023 and (b) the connections action plan, when she plans to publish...

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which spending programmes their Department devolves for administration to (a) local government in England and (b) other local...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much the Government has spent on the promotion of smart meters since 2019.

      Fuel Poverty: Social Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a time-limited energy tariff to help lower the cost of energy...

      Fuel Poverty: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) people and (b) households in Warwick and Leamington constituency living in fuel...

      Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, for what reason Ofgem has changed the methodology for the calculation of the average use of gas and electricity.

      Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the revisions to the typical domestic consumption values for (a) gas and (b) electricity announced by Ofgem on 25...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of trends in the price of oil in Northern Ireland.

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had discussions with Ofgem on increases to the energy standing charge.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of households in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry,...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what the average energy bill was for households in Mid Bedfordshire constituency in (a) 2021, (b) 2022 and (c) 2023.

  • Attorney General

    • Good Law Project: Legal Costs

      To ask the Attorney General, what was the total sum (a) paid to and (b) received from the Good Law Project by HM Government in respect of legal costs in each financial year since 2017-18.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Technology: Equality

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in conjunction with employers, to increase diversity within the UK technology sector.

    • Voice over Internet Protocol: Power Failures

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Viscount Camrose on 3 April (HL6992) and 25 April (HL7109), what assessment they have made of whether having a battery...

      Universities: China

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Civitas report, Strategic Dependence of UK Universities on China – and where should they turn next?, which...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Nutrition and Poverty: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following a survey by the School and Public Health Nurses Association and the British Dental Association in June which showed that 65 per cent of health...

    • NHS England: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the answer to the "Frequently Asked Question" on the NHS England website about NHS England’s Federated Data Platform "Can patients opt out of sharing...

      Babylon Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will commission an independent review into their (1) relationship with, and (2) outcomes, from their work with Babylon Health.

      Babylon Health

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of money that (1) they, and (2) the NHS, spent on Babylon Health.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what level of funding will be provided in the next financial year for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis through the NHS.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Drugs

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much funding was provided through the NHS for modular drugs to treat Cystic Fibrosis in each of the past three years.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Dame Kate Bingham's experience, as set out in The Long Shot, of leading the Vaccine Task Force during the COVID-19 pandemic; and...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether a senior official in NHS England has been asked to take responsibility for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government why is the absence of a working executive a reason for not including Northern Ireland in the third round of the Levelling Up Fund when in previous years the...

    • Regional Planning and Development: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the third tranche of Levelling Up funding for Northern Ireland; and when that funding will be provided.

      Housing: Gardens

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many new homes have been created each year since 2005 for which figures are available; and what percentage of those had private gardens.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what priorities they have identified in their work to promote freedom of religion or belief; and what is in outline the current plan of work for the Prime...

    • Bangladesh: Civil Society and Human Rights

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support (1) human rights, and (2) civil society in Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support free and fair elections in Bangladesh.

      Alaa Abdel Fattah

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to verify the physical well-being of the British pro-democracy activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, imprisoned in Egypt.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian civilians who have been killed in the Israel-Palestine conflict since 7 October.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pesticides: Environment Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental impacts from including saponins, phosphorous peroxide, and other substances which are irritants or...

    • Furs: Imports and Sales

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following reports that 96 per cent of respondents to their 2021 Call for Evidence on the fur trade strongly agreed that it is wrong for animals to be killed...

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Poverty

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of the report Getting the measure of transport poverty, published by the Social Market Foundation on 15...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Concrete

      To ask His Majesty's Government what additional assistance they are providing to support students in exams who have been directly impacted by the problems of reinforced autoclaved aerated...

    • Schools: Concrete

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have finalised their assessment of the number of schools impacted by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete; and if so, how many schools it has...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Josh MacAlister The independent review of children’s social care, published on 23 May 2022; and what progress...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase investment in early intervention and prevention as part of children’s social care reform.

      Free School Meals

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to update the Free Schools Meals Guidance to explain how local authorities and schools should provide free school meals to eligible disabled...

      Languages: Teachers

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many teachers of modern foreign languages (MFL) have been recruited by maintained (1) secondary schools, and (2) primary schools, as a result of the inclusion...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Courts

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they plan to review the evidence arising from the Family Courts transparency pilots at (1) Leeds, (2) Cardiff, and (3) Carlisle.

    • Family Courts

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for freedom of speech of (1) transparency orders, and (2) privacy injunctions, used in family courts, which may...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Policy Exchange report The Wicked and the Redeemable: A Long-Term Plan to Fix a Criminal Justice System in Crisis,...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many people are currently in prison serving an imprisonment for public protection sentence who have been held for 10 years or more beyond their...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Euro 2028: Casement Park

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of the redevelopment of Casement Park in preparation for hosting the UEFA Euro 2028 competition on domestic...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Carbon Emissions and Energy: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of the departmental budget for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for the current financial year is allocated to supporting, promoting...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their recent decision to increase payment amounts to offshore windfarms by more than 50 per cent, what plans they have to mitigate the impact on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Older People

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the number of (1) over 65 year olds, and (2) over 80 year olds, in each year since 1945.

    • Childbirth

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many babies were born in England each year since 1945.

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