Written answers

Mawrth, 5 Rhagfyr 2023

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress she has made on negotiations with the pharmaceutical sector.

    • Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to support research into glioblastoma and other less survivable cancers.

      Question

      What steps she is taking to reduce NHS waiting times.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure there is sufficient capacity within the NHS workforce to provide (a) hospice and (b) at-home hospice...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will make an assessment of the adequacy of the accessibility to people with dementia of the assessment process for NHS...

      Primary Health Care: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve (a) NHS 111 online and (b) other NHS digital services to help enable self-care of minor,...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help ensure that patients in receipt of palliative care services are able to contact a health professional at...

      Dementia: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department is taking steps to work with Dementia UK to increase the number of Admiral nurses.

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress she has made on increasing the number of community diagnostic centres.

      Melatonin: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are license applications for melatonin gummy products being processed as of 23 November 2023.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for a referral to child and adolescent mental health services in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency,...

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment has she made of the availability of bereavement services for (a) adults and (b) children and young people.

      Liver Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the finding on p.134 of the Chief Medical Officer’s annual...

      Dental Services: North Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle the NHS dentistry backlog in North Devon constituency.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to increase the availability of NHS dentistry services.

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the value of Healthy Start vouchers for the purchase of baby formula.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help ensure that brain tumour patients have access to whole genome sequencing; and what estimate she has made...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on the dementia moonshot project.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to support research into dementia care.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to increase research on the (a) prevention and (b) treatment of dementia.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that NHS hospital car parking charges are proportionate.

      GP Practice Lists: Bradford East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients registered at each (a) Main Practice and (b) Branch Surgery in Bradford East constituency are...

      Air Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions her Department has had with (a) hospitals in (i) Essex and (ii) Hertfordshire and (b) the Royal London Hospital on...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to (a) increase time available for Supporting Professional Activities and (b) improve physical...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of how many and what proportion of repeat prescriptions are unused.

      Cancer: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to address regional inequalities in the NHS clinical oncology workforce.

      Dementia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of expanding screenings for lung cancer to also include screening for dementia.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress her Department has made on reforming the social care workforce.

      Health Services: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been waiting for 12 months or longer for NHS treatment in Warwick and Leamington constituency.

      Social Services: Labour Turnover and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to increase staff recruitment and retention in the adult social care sector.

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of publishing quarterly reports on progress made against the commitments set out...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve waiting times for cancer treatment in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry,...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to increase (a) early diagnosis of and (b) access to treatment for young people with cancer.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Royal College of Radiologists’ 2022 Workforce Census, what assessment he has of the adequacy of the size of...

      Prostate Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NICE plans to amend its guidance on the treatment of locally advanced high-risk non-metastatic prostate cancer to recommend the...

      Spondyloarthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department is taking steps to reduce waiting times for axial spondyloarthritis diagnosis.

      Glioblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) clinical trials and (b) other treatment options for glioblastoma.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of publishing quarterly updates on data that helps illustrate the levels of...

      Polatuzumab Vedotin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her Department's planned timescale is for the rollout of the drug Polivy through the NHS.

      Bowel Cancer: Immunotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has taken recent steps to (a) increase the availability of and (b) support the rollout of new immunotherapy...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to implement the provisions of the NHS Long Term Plan on reducing waiting lists.

      Trastuzumab Deruxtecan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had recent discussions with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on when it plans to conclude its...

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full time equivalent employees of her Department work on the delivery of Op Courage.

      Health Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to (a) increase digital health literacy and (b) ensure the adequacy of NHS vetting of health apps it...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Care Boards: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what total health spending was in each (a) integrated care board in the most recent year for which data is available and (b) clinical...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry’s publication entitled At the crossroads: how a new UK...

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the potential impact of the proposed generational smoking ban on police expenditure related to the...

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help support the (a) mental health and (b) well-being of veterans' families.

      Long Covid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to increase funding for biomedical research on long covid.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it remains Government policy to reform the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 have been waiting over a year to access CAHMS support in Mid Bedfordshire constituency.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce childhood obesity.

      General Practitioners: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP appointments were recorded in (a) Bradford District and (b) Craven in each month from September 2021 to September 2023.

      Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 23 February 2023 to Question 147435 on HIV Infection: Screening, what recent assessment his Department...

      Dental Services: Warwick and Leamington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the ratio of NHS dentists to adults is in Warwick and Leamington constituency.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support the introduction of the hub and spoke model for pharmacy.

      Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social prescribing link workers are working within local communities as of 27 November 2023.

      Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make it her policy to maintain the requirement for every primary care network to provide a social prescribing service in the...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to maintain UK food standards.

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions the Government has had with Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers on the introduction of a generational ban on...

      Dementia: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to support people with dementia in rural areas.

      Domestic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps her Department has taken to help reduce the number of trips and falls through (a) early interventions and (b) home visiting.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of changing NHS guidance to allow people aged between 65 and 70 on 1 September...

      GP Practice Lists: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure that all people with a learning disability are included on a GP learning disability register.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure every child has access to a mental health professional (a) at school and (b) in the community.

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an annual mental health and wellbeing review for (a) children and...

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish a response to the consultation on Licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had discussions with NHS England on the potential merits of (a) lowering the thresholds for initiation of treatment for...

      Health Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps with (a) the Royal National Institute of Blind People, (b) local sight loss councils and (c) other third sector...

      Cystic Fibrosis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve health outcomes for children with cystic fibrosis.

      Community Diagnostic Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans she has to publish a workforce strategy for the community diagnostic centre programme.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2023 to Question 1512 on Prescriptions: Fees and Charges, what percentage of prescriptions are...

      Heart Diseases: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of early onset heart disease.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's press release entitled Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients to be offered the chance to travel for...

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's press release entitled Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients to be offered the chance to travel for...

      Genomics: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the system readiness to introduce whole genome sequencing for newborns as part of the NHS.

      Genomics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on the NHS Generation Study.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of (a) NHS treatment standards and (b) the adequacy of survival rates for people diagnosed with pancreatic...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve the (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of breast cancer.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by which date in early 2024 her Department plans to publish the Major Conditions Strategy.

      Respiratory Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement on 26 June 2023, of a national lung screening programme, what proportion of the eligible population...

  • Department for Education

    • Childcare: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing provision of nursery places.

    • Schools: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of providing additional funding to remove the presence of...

      Special Educational Needs: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of children with SEND who are (i) persistently absent and (ii) severely absent from...

      Children in Care: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of care experienced 16 and 17 year olds who have been placed in unregistered accommodation in Wellingborough...

      Children in Care: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of looked after children raised in Wellingborough constituency who are placed (a) outside of the local...

      Childcare: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of childcare places in Wellingborough constituency.

      Adoption: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking with local authorities to reduce the time taken to adopt children in the care system.

      Universities: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2023 to Question 149 on Universities: Mental Health Services, what information her Department holds on the (a)...

      Schools: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made a recent estimate of the total amount of funding that will be required to support schools affected by reinforced...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times she has met the Office for Students in 2023.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support higher education providers facing financial challenges.

      Students: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of how many students work more than one job.

      Students: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support students commuting to and from university.

      Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times she has met the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in 2023.

      Students: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the average number of hours worked by students who have jobs.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) amount raised through the apprenticeship levy and (b) number of apprenticeship levy service accounts in each...

      Higher Education: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Higher Education providers she has visited in 2023.

      Literacy: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to help adults with poor literacy skills.

      Universities: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce levels of sexual assault on campuses.

      Overseas Students: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many international students withdrew their application to study at universities before enrolment in 2023.

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support parents of primary-aged children with childcare outside of school hours.

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on supply teachers in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary constituency in the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gibraltar Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Spanish and (b) Gibraltarian counterpart on control of Gibraltar airport.

    • Kenya: Ogiek

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Kenya on potential human rights violations on the Ogiek...

      Afghanistan: Earthquakes

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what aid the Government sent to Afghanistan following the earthquake there in October 2023.

      South Africa: Just Energy Transition Partnerships

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how much of the funding pledged by the UK at COP26 for the Just Energy Transition in South Africa has been allocated;...

      Darfur: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to respond to the security situation in West Darfur.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department is providing support to governments in North and East Africa to help increase levels of...

      Development Aid: Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how much and what proportion of UK Official Development Assistance spending has been on green skills in each of the...

      Gaza: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2023 to Question 1964, what additional (a) financial and (b) other support the...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Mauritius

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what his Department's policy is on the transfer of the British Indian Ocean Territory to Mauritius.

      Guyana: Venezuela

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what his policy is on the Esequiba region of Guyana, in the context of Venezuela's referendum in December 2023.

      India: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2023 to Question 2222 on India: Diplomatic Service, how many staff of (a) his...

      Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2023 to Question 2203 on Marine Environment: Treaties, what his timetable is for...

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to encourage his international counterparts to increase their share of adaptation finance in...

      East African Community

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, when he last met the Leadership of the East African Community.

      Israel: Military Intelligence

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether intelligence obtained by (a) the National Security Agency and (b) GCHQ from the UK Sovereign Base Areas has...

      Alaa Abdel Fattah

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs discussed Alaa Abd el-Fattah when he met his...

      Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an estimate of the number of Hamas terrorists that have been killed in Gaza since 7 October 2023.

      Israel: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to protect British Dual Nationals from Israel.

      Commonwealth: Democracy

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which development programmes funded by his Department are intended to help promote democracy in Commonwealth countries.

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2023 to Question 1785 on Jagtar Singh Johal, whether the Minister of State for...

      Ukraine: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the political and security situation in Ukraine.

      Development Aid: Infrastructure

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 3279, how many government-funded foreign infrastructure...

      Myanmar: Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) potential for an escalation of violence in Myanmar, (b) level...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his Department's policies of the adequacy of the safety...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department has taken to deliver the (a) commitments made in the Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Second Interim Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry, published 5 April 2023, what his Department's policy is on the...

    • Civil Service: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretary being covered by other civil servants during the...

      Exports: Kyrgyzstan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value of UK exports to Kyrgyzstan was in each of the last five years.

      Disasters and Disease Control: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the provision of accessible communications for disabled people in (a) pandemic and (b) disaster...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendation 13 of the Fourth Report of the Women and Equalities Select Committee of Session 2019-21, on Unequal impact?...

      Press Conferences: 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all press conferences from Downing Street are provided with British Sign Language translation during...

      Cabinet Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's data on expenditure over £500 for September 2023, what the purpose of the hospitality event held at The...

  • Treasury

    • Pro-innovation Regulation of Technologies Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Government's response to Professor Dame Angela McLean's Pro-Innovation Regulation of Technologies review, published November 2023,...

    • Corporation Tax: International Cooperation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department holds information on the countries that will implement the OECD Pillar 2 minimum corporation tax measures from 31 December 2023; and...

      Corporation Tax: International Cooperation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) UK based businesses and (b) foreign direct investment of implementation of the OECD Pillar 2 minimum...

      Financial Policy Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero on Remit and Recommendations of the Financial Policy...

      Bus Services: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 23 October 2023 entitled Bus Funding Update, HCWS1084, how much Barnett consequential funding the...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of windfall taxes on the level of investment in offshore energy production.

      Taxation: International Cooperation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the publication entitled OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Progress Report...

      Hospitality Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of Scottish hospitality businesses per sector have submitted requests to split their quarterly VAT payments in each of the...

      Private Equity: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taxing carried interest at 45 per cent.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Operating Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual operating cost of the Office for Budget Responsibility was in each of the last five years.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed by the Office for Budget Responsibility in each year since 2010.

      Economic Situation: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to undertake an assessment of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on the economy.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact that a generational ban on the purchase of cigarettes will have on the (a) excise duty and (b) VAT gap...

      Carbon Emissions: Methane

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential merits of including provision for a response to embedded carbon emissions from...

      Public Transport: North of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department's fiscal rules require (a) programme and (b) departmental comparability factors to be applied to new spending on projects included...

      Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide additional funding to the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to help address RAAC in schools.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's average response time to correspondence from hon. Members was in the latest period for which that data is available.

    • Home Office: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to transaction 127-DG - Delivery-65121 and 126-DG - Delivery-500 in the Home Office Procurement card spend over £500,...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work visas were (a) applied for, (b) granted and (c) refused by job type in each financial year from 2019-20.

      Churches: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will issue guidance to parish churches on securing their buildings in the context of recent trends in the number of thefts...

      Diplomatic Service and Embassies: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what police protection is provided to (a) individuals, (b) embassies and (c) high commissions on the London diplomatic list.

      Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the presence of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps activity within the UK.

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the presence of Hamas activity within the UK.

      Religious Practice: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce crimes of (a) spiritual and (b) ritualistic abuse.

      Crown Dependencies: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of when (a) the Bailiwick of Jersey, (b) the Bailiwick of Guernsey and (c) the Isle of Man will implement a...

      Visas: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for a UK visa appointment in the Republic of India.

      VFS Global

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether VFS Global are compliant with the terms of their service agreement with his Department.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the number of female staff members within the DE&S Senior Leadership Group.

    • Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence during the debate on Nuclear Test Veterans: Medical...

      Defence Board: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the number of women appointed to the Defence Board.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joining bonuses were offered for Army personnel by each regiment.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government provided (a) funding and (b) training to (i) Afghan Territorial Force 444 and (ii) Commando Force 333 units during Operation Herrick.

      Gaza: Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British special forces are on the ground in Gaza as of 27 November 2023.

      Israel: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK surveillance assets deployed to assist Israel since 7 October 2023 have collected intelligence over Gaza.

      Ministry of Defence Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2023 to Question 2080 on Ministry of Defence Police: Staff, if he will break those figures down by rank.

      Ministry of Defence: Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 122 of his Department's publication entitled Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, how many Settlements of...

      Ministry of Defence: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 100 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, HC1468, when he plans that the review into his Department’s...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service accommodation units do not have valid gas certificates; and how many of these units have certificates that expired (a) one month, (b)...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 March 2023 to Question 169207 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many and what proportion of the 154 Service Family...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 13 November 2023 on Service Family Accommodation and Winter Planning, UIN HCWS28, how many...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Service Family Accommodation properties have not been allocated by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation because of damp or mould issues in 2023.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many calls related to (a) damp and (b) mould issues in armed forces accommodation were received by the National Service Centre since (i) January...

      Artillery: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) requests for information and (b) pre-qualification questionnaires his Department has released in relation to the procurement of the new...

      Le TacCIS Programme: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on (a) Morpheus and (b) the wider LEtacCIS programme as of 27 November 2023.

      Multi-role Ocean Surveillance Ship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his predecessor's speech of 3 October 2022, whether it remains his Department's plan to procure a second multi role ocean surveillance...

      Ministry of Defence: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 81 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, HC1468, what steps he has taken to implement flexible, rapid, and...

      Le TacCIS Programme: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many programme directors from his Department have worked on Morpheus since that programme began.

      Le TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it remains his Department's policy to pursue the Morpheus programme.

      Le TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected in-service date for Morpheus is as of 27 November 2023.

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is required to inform the Cypriot government of UK or allied missions flown from RAF Akrotiri.

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many US Air Force flights have flown from RAF Akrotiri to Israel since 7 October 2023.

      Gaza: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK military has been involved in combat operations in Gaza since 7 October 2023.

      National Shipbuilding Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings he has had with the Chief Executive Officer of the National Shipbuilding Office since August 2023.

      National Shipbuilding Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the National Shipbuilding Office has powers to monitor the implementation of (a) initial and (b) full business case commitments by contractors...

      Shipbuilding Enterprise for Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many external stakeholders have (a) been invited and (b) accepted an invitation to be members of the Shipbuilding Enterprise for Growth forum.

      National Shipbuilding Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the National Shipbuilding Office has the power to (a) award and (b) veto contracts to industry for shipbuilding procurement programmes.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Afghan personnel who served in (a) Afghan Territorial Force 444 and (b) Commando Force 333 units are eligible for the ARAP scheme.

      Middle East: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 2762 on Middle East: Armed Forces, what the conclusion was of the review led by the Chief of the...

      Ministry of Defence: Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 122 his Department's publication entitled Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, how much the average...

      Ministry of Defence: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference his Department's publication entitled Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023, how much the average settlement...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of introducing a National Defence Medal for those who served in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel lived in substitute service single accommodation on average in each year since 2015.

      Ministry of Defence: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in his Department participated in the (a) Rise and (b) Elevate schemes in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021 and (d) 2022.

      Ministry of Defence: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Senior Civil Servants employed on fixed term contracts in his Department were given a performance related award in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Defence: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 80 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, HC1468, when he plans that the Deep Dives into the Defence Ethics,...

      Ministry of Defence: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 80 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, HC1468, when he plans that the upgrade to the confidential hotline for...

      National Shipbuilding Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff employed by the National Shipbuilding Office have been drawn from each government department.

      Submarines: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what welfare support his Department offers to Royal Navy submarine crews following long at-sea deployments.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reports of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault with penetration and (c) sexual assault without penetration were recorded by the Service Police in (i)...

      Ministry of Defence: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many settlement payments there were for clinical negligence in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Defence Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph the Defence Command Paper published by his Department on 18 July 2023, CP 901, how much he plans to spend on replenishing UK...

      Army: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many initial army training staff were (a) investigated for and (b) convicted of sexual offences against recruits under the age of 18 in the last...

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF flights have gone from RAF Akrotiri to Israel since 7 October 2023.

      Mediterranean Sea: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the extra UK military personnel deployed to Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean since 7 October 2023 are based; and how many...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average number of (a) flying and (b) simulator hours was per RAF pilot in each of the last six years.

      Military Exercises: Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tank shells were fired on training exercises in each year since 2015.

      Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of people recruited as service personnel to the armed forces were from a black, Asian and ethnic minority background in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Plea Bargaining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many early guilty pleas were made in each of the last five years.

    • Crown Court: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost of a sitting day in the crown court was for each of the last five years.

      Probate: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to help reduce waiting times for grant of probate.

      Prison Officers: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers are aged over 63 as of 29 November 2023.

      Prisoners: Men

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incarcerated males who come from single-mother households as of 23 November 2023.

      Prison and Probation Service: Vans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average age of a prison van and (b) oldest prison van in use by His Majesty's Prison and Probation Service is as of 27 November 2023.

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of practical driving tests.

    • Dual Carriageways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many sections of dual carriageway are subject to reduced speed limits due to the condition of central reservation safety barriers as of 28...

      Bus Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to research conducted by Friends of the Earth published on 28 November 2023, whether he has made an assessment of the potential...

      Bus Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of franchising bus services for communities in the North East.

      Bus Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support rural bus services in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, (c) Blyth Valley...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussion he has had with car insurance providers on (a) changes in the price of car insurance renewals in the last 12 months and (b) the...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the length of time for which a driving theory test certificate is valid.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle pavement parking.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle pavement parking where alternatives are available; whether he has had discussions with city councils on...

      Buses: Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that bus parts are readily available.

      Railway Stations: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of pro-Palestine protests at train stations on commuters.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the cost to the public purse of damage to pavements caused by pavement parking in each of the last five years.

      Parking: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle pavement parking in Gateshead constituency.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to increase the uptake of (a) mopeds and (b) motorcycles.

      Railway Stations: Self Harm and Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken with rail companies to help reduce rates of (a) suicide and (b) self-harm at railway stations in (i) Romford...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the carbon emissions emitted by HGVs compared to cars.

      Motorcycles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's steps to decarbonise L-Category vehicles.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to take steps to encourage private investment in the electrification of the HGV fleet.

      Electric Vehicles: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the report by the Office for Budget Responsibility entitled Economic and Fiscal Outlook November 2023, published on 22 November...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to provide funding to small hauliers to incentivise the transition to zero emission vehicles.

      West Midlands Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of West Midland Trains depot facilities that will be available for the new Class 730 train fleet.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on people with disabilities of staffing unstaffed stations.

      Rolling Stock: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) Alstom, (b) Corelink and (c) West Midlands Trains on future maintenance (i) requirements and (ii)...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Huawei legal notices issued, published on 13 October 2022, what...

    • STEM Subjects: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2023 to Question 795 on STEM Subjects: Employment, how much her Department has spent on...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing public funding for research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

      Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether universities that received Horizon Europe guarantee funding were required to meet Horizon Europe Gender Equality Plan...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2023 to Question 1560 on Science: Research, when the Department plans to publish the...

      Francis Crick Institute: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what funding the government has provided to support the commercialisation office of the Francis Crick Institute since the...

      Research Bureaucracy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what the reason is for the time taken to publish the government response to the Independent Review of Research Bureaucracy.

      Pro-innovation Regulation of Technologies Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what progress her Department has made on implementing HM Government Response to Sir Patrick Vallance’s Pro-Innovation...

      Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to the National Space Strategy published on 27 September 2021, what steps she is taking to modernise the...

      Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to p.28 of the National Space Strategy, published in September 2021, what steps she is taking to help the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Household Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to extend the Household Support Fund beyond 31 March 2024.

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of how many and what proportion of children were living in poverty in 2010 based on his Department's households...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ending the two-child limit on the number of children living in poverty; and if he...

      Work Capability Assessment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that people in chronic mental health crisis and chronic psychosis are not excluded from the...

      Employment Schemes: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 1648 on Employment Schemes: Chronic Illnesses and Disability, if he will provide an...

      Personal Independence Payment: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to allow Personal Independence Payment applications to be made online.

      Personal Independence Payment: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that Personal Independence Payment assessment providers have awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

      Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the role of informal observations made by PIP assessors in mandatory reconsiderations for PIP...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people had their Motability allowance stopped in each of the last three financial years; and how many of those people had their...

      Cold Weather Payments: Hornsey and Wood Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cold weather payments were made to pensioners in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency in (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23; and what the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the potential cost to the public purse of applying the triple lock to the uprating of social security benefits...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support pensioners over winter 2023-24.

  • Attorney General

    • Hare Coursing: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Answers of 25 October 2023 to Question 203472 on Hare Coursing: Convictions and Prosecutions and 28 February 2018 to Question 129098 on Hare...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Employment: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to enforce attendance at the workplace.

    • Royal Mail: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will take legislative steps to require Royal Mail to (a) notify Ofcom of and (b) publish live data on ongoing failures to maintain the...

      Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with local authority trading standards departments on the accuracy of fuel pumps at filling stations;...

      Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the report of the Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization on Case No. 3432 United...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what her Department's policy is on negotiating a geographically explicit territorial clause in any free trade agreement with Israel.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment her Department has made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on businesses.

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the impact of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on levels of trade.

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Service Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the impact of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the services sector.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Chief Veterinary Officer has had with representatives of countries where puppies are bred for illegal...

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent the illegal importation of puppies from EU countries.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of canine brucellosis from dogs imported illegally from the EU on the UK...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with local authorities on steps to improve air quality.

      Fishing Vessels: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times fisheries patrol vessels boarded and inspected UK registered fisheries vessels in each year between 2018 to...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on (a) cat and (b) other pet...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of dog legislation officer capacity to implement the ban on American...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance to human health from overuse of...

      Agriculture: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of publishing an annual assessment of the potential impact of...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the seasonal agricultural worker scheme on a multi-year basis.

      River Avon: Phosphates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data his Department holds on (a) the level of phosphorus in, (b) the nutrient budget calculation for phosphorus in, (c)...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Levelling Up Fund Round 3: explanatory and methodology note on the...

    • Housing: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the level of demand for new homes in Birmingham City Council area.

      Recreation Spaces: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps through the National Planning Policy Framework to protect parks and green spaces.

      Housing: Birmingham Hall Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to increase the provision of housing for homeless families in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information he holds on how many people were homeless on 25 December 2022.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help ensure new housing developments are resilient to flooding.

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the national statistics entitled English indices of deprivation 2019, published on 26 September 2019,...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the report by the Electoral Commission entitled Report on the May 2023 local elections in Northern Ireland, published on 13...

    • Hate Crime: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will have discussions with the Irish Government on the potential implications of the provisions in the Criminal Justice (Incitement to...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Electricity Generation: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to page 61 of the Autumn Statement 2023 and page 64 of the connections action plan, if she will make an assessment...

    • Boilers: Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to encourage the take-up of hybrid heat pumps.

      Heating: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether it remains her Department's policy to require owners of commercial premises to replace fossil fuel boilers with electric...

      Heating: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has plans to consult on a biomass strategy in respect of off-grid heating.

      Climate Change Convention: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will set out the Government’s priorities for COP28.

      Boiler Upgrade Scheme: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether people living in the UK on a British National (Overseas) visa are eligible for the boiler upgrade scheme.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether it remains her Department's policy to reduce domestic energy consumption by 15 per cent by 2030.

      Energy Charter Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to her Department's press release entitled UK reviewing membership of energy treaty, published on 1 September 2023,...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the press release entitled New opportunities for North Sea oil and gas, published by the Prime Minister's Office...

      Energy Bills Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Answer of 5 June 2023 to Question 186433 on Energy Bills Rebate, if she will make an assessment of the...

      Offshore Industry and Renewable Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to encourage investment in the (a) offshore oil and gas industry and (b) renewables sector.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Evaluation of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, published in June 2023,...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what data her Department holds on the number of (a) leaseholders and (b) freeholders that have received retrofitting grants in the...

      Climate Change Convention: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which Ministers will attend COP28.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which non-departmental public bodies sponsored by her Department are using legacy IT system which are no longer receiving updates from...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Radiotherapy

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans (1) they have made, and (2) are already in progress, to expand molecular radiotherapy service capacity.

    • Radiotherapy

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the revised service specification for molecular radiotherapy is expected to be implemented by NHS England.

      Video Games: Children and Young People

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many children and young people were being treated by the NHS for addiction to video games or gaming disorder annually from 2015 to 2022.

      Respiratory Diseases: Intensive Care

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 16 October (HL10484), what was the basis for setting the number of intensive care bays catered for in their...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are their specific reasons for planning to cede sovereignty of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius; and what assessment they have made of China’s intentions...

    • Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask His Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage the government of Ethiopia to (1) pursue talks with Amhara’s armed militia in order to end the current violence in...

      Religious Freedom: Employment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Religious Freedom and Business corporation, in cooperation with the APPG for International Freedom of Religion...

      Sudan: War Crimes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of atrocities, including ethnic cleansing and gender-based violence against women, across Sudan in recent months.

      South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: Seas and Oceans

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether existing management measures in place for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are sufficient to protect that marine ecosystem.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests: Supply Chains

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce deforestation and other environmental impacts of commercial supply chains in the light of evidence indicating that they result...

    • Fly Tipping: CCTV

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of CCTV in addressing fly tipping hotspots.

      Fly-tipping and Litter: Fines

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of devolving fine-setting powers for fly-tipping and littering offences to local authorities.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether police forces can use facial recognition technology to search against photographs from (1) the passport database, (2) the EU Settled Status database,...

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children seeking asylum are being accommodated in hotels before they are placed with a local authority.

      Asylum

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with governments of countries other than Rwanda about the transfer of asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Bibby Stockholm

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers are currently housed on the Bibby Stockholm; and for how long they intend for asylum seekers to be housed there.

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the proposed treaty with Rwanda, announced on 15 November, will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny in accordance with the provisions of the...

      Corruption

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of corruption, in particular money laundering, in the UK, and the scale of involvement of law firms, global...

      Children and Young People: Self-harm

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many reported instances there are of violence or self-harm linked to video gaming in children and young people.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Property: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of measures to encourage the adoption of Unique Property Reference Numbers in government databases.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Research: Migrant Workers

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Viscount Camrose on 20 November (HL Deb col 594), what percentage of people working in research and development (R&D) are...

    • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Telegram

      To ask His Majesty's Government what meetings and correspondence they have had with the messaging service Telegram since 1 January.

      Voice over Internet Protocol

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Camrose on 3 April (HL6992), whether the incumbent operator in each area have informed consumers that before committing...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Opinion

      To ask His Majesty's Government what rules, guidance or conventions they consider to be applicable to the provision of professional legal services, including advocacy, legal representation and...

    • Homicide: Sentencing

      To ask His Majesty's Government when the Ministry of Justice plans to publish a consultation on sentencing for murders committed in domestic settings, in particular (1) consulting on increasing...

      Parenting Orders

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many Parental Orders were granted through the Family Courts in England and Wales about the number of children conceived through surrogacy using the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • British Library: Cybercrime

      To ask His Majesty's Government (1) what steps they will take, and (2) what resources they will deploy, to assist academics dependent on the British Library for their research and scholarly...

    • Cultural Heritage: Cybersecurity

      To ask His Majesty's Government how they can facilitate information sharing and co-operation between intelligence agencies, law enforcement, and cultural institutions like the British Library to...

      British Library: Cybersecurity

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will provide financial support to the British Library to recover from the ransomware attack and ensure the restoration of its data and systems.

      British Library: Cybersecurity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) immediate, and (2) long-term, assistance they are providing to the British Library in the aftermath of the recent ransomware attack, to ensure the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in putting an end to automated bots exploiting the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency driving test booking service by buying up...

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the incidence of HGVs hitting railway bridges.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the distribution of electric vehicle charging points in rural areas, by (1) number per (a) area, or (b) village, (2) the...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Community First Responders

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) benefits, and (2) risks, associated with deploying drones as first responders; and what steps they will take to ensure...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions and consultations they held with political parties, district councils and civic society in Northern Ireland in advance of their decision to refuse...

    • Housing: Mould

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children living in homes with damp; and the impact of damp and mould on children's health in (1) 2021, and (2)...

      Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the issue of damp and mould in homes with children in (1) the social rented sector, and (2) the private rented sector.

      Cybersecurity: Cheltenham

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they took before committing funding to the Golden Valley Cyber Centre in Cheltenham to ensure that job opportunities arising from the creation of that...

      Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what the difference was in circumstances between the announcement of Round 2 of Levelling Up Funding in the Spring Statement on 23 March 2022, and the announcement...

      Homelessness

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address homelessness and alleviate the financial strain on affected councils.

      Pension Funds: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in relation to clause 12(2) of the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill, what decisions about the management of an asset of a pension fund...

      Local Plans

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the new National Planning Policy Framework; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any delay in its...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many apprenticeship starts there were in 2022–23 on the level 7 Senior leader standard; what estimate they have made of the total cost of off-the-job...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Small Businesses: Retail Trade

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the effects on small businesses caused by recent declines in retail sales across the UK.

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