Written answers

Llun, 15 Ionawr 2024

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to implement section 113 of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 relating to the power for local...

    • Local Plans: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January to Question 7677 on Local Plans: St Albans, what (a) correspondence and (b) meetings...

      Unadopted Roads: East Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number of households in the East Riding of Yorkshire that are located on estate roads...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on their powers to control the conversion of families homes into...

      Housing: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the oral contribution of 13 December 2022 of the Minister of State, Department or Levelling Up, Housing...

      Local Plans: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the oral statement by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Building Safety of 19 December 2023 on...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of building safety remediation costs on housing associations’...

      Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2023 to Question 1081 on Asylum: Rwanda, whether his Department has plans to conduct...

      Local Government: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2023 to Question 6351 on Local Government: Debt Collection,...

      Council Tax: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the level above which local authorities can raise...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to page 39 of his Department's annual report and accounts for 2022/23, HC 1478, published on 20 July 2023,...

      Local Government: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance his Department provides to local authority chief executives on responding to correspondence from Rt hon. and...

      Teesworks Joint Venture Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish the independent assurance review into the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s oversight of the...

      Planning Permission: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of the increase in planning fees under the Levelling up and Regeneration...

      Public Buildings: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has issued recent guidance to local authorities on the flying foreign flags on public buildings.

      Construction: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has taken recent steps to support small and medium sized builders.

      Homelessness: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to financially support voluntary and community sector organisations that support...

      Property Management Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department (a) holds and (b) publishes on the number of residential units controlled by management...

      Warehouses: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the National Planning Policy Framework for providing sufficient land...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps to regulate parking enforcement companies.

      Warehouses: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help support the warehouse sector in Solihull constituency.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department (a) has made an assessment of and (b) holds data produced by commissioned research on the potential...

      Cornish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to protect the Cornish language.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing financial support to people that host Afghan refugees...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to help local authorities increase the number of (a) affordable and (b) social housing.

      Veterans: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many veterans are rough sleepers; how data on veteran rough sleeping is collected; and when that data was last collected.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has taken recent steps to support (a) self and (b) custom builders.

      Planning Permission: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the administration of planning applications at Solihull...

      Community Land Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has taken recent steps to support the growth of community land trusts.

      Telecommunications: Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of using permitted development powers for the installation of...

      Land Use: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to reform the National Planning Policy Framework to help ensure that land is not being banked.

      Building Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many qualified building inspectors are (a) registered and (b) approved with the Construction Industry Council.

      Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will activate the Government's Bellwin scheme for flooded areas.

      Council Tax: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will take steps to amend the Council Tax (Additional Provisions for Discount Disregards) Regulations 1992 so that...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit claims were subject to deductions in each local authority area in the 2022-23 financial year; what the (a) average...

    • Jobcentres: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre clients have been assisted by an Armed Forces Champion in Solihull constituency in the last year.

      Household Support Fund: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many awards have been made through the Household Support Fund in (a) Manchester, Gorton constituency and (b) Greater Manchester since...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to (a) work coaches and (b) decision makers on, (i) referring for sanctions and (ii) imposing sanctions...

      Universal Credit: Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) single and (b) couple parent households receiving universal credit (i) were eligible for and (ii) received...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the ONS release Rising ill-health and economic inactivity because of long-term sickness, UK: 2019 to 2023, dated 26 July...

      Sign Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Disability Unit has made a recent assessment of the (a) level of demand for and (b) adequacy of the availability of courses in...

      Unemployment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the ONS release Rising ill-health and economic inactivity because of long-term sickness, UK: 2019 to 2023, dated 26 July...

      Unemployment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the ONS release Rising ill-health and economic inactivity because of long-term sickness, UK: 2019 to 2023, dated 26 July...

      Unemployment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the ONS release Rising ill-health and economic inactivity because of long-term sickness, UK: 2019 to 2023, dated 26 July...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of Carers Allowance and State Pension being overlapping benefits on levels of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in the Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity group left that group in the last 12 months.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is his planned timetable for announcing local housing allowance rates for 2025; and if he will launch a consultation on the level of...

      Local Housing Allowance: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made on the potential impact of changes announced in the Autumn Statement of eligibility for allowances on recipients'...

      Widowed Parent's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of amending the Widowed Parent's Allowance to allow continued claims if the...

      Health and Safety Executive: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many inspections have the Health and Safety Executive conducted by sector in each year since 2008.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many settlement payments his Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i) 2019-20,...

      Jobcentres: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Veterans' Strategy Action Plan 2022 to 2024, if he will list the 50 Jobcentre Plus offices where Armed Forces Champions...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the new Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work plans to outline her priorities for supporting disabled people.

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pension, how many veterans have been identified as Universal Credit claimants since the introduction of the new DWP marker.

      Universal Credit: Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department’s publication entitled Universal Credit claimants eligible for and receiving the childcare element...

  • Home Office

    • Hate Crime: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle hate crime in Solihull constituency.

    • Home Office: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many settlement payments his Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i)...

      Slavery: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle modern slavery in Solihull constituency.

      Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to lay regulations commencing sections (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 of the Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Act 2023.

      Domestic Abuse: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the experiences of the criminal justice system of survivors...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time for issuing biometric residence permit cards was in the last 12 months.

      Refugees: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the most recent figures for the number of refugees who have been assessed as homeless after being ordered to leave asylum...

      Hate Crime: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle the causes of changes in the levels of hate crime against LGBT+ people.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress he has made on ending the use of hotels for asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 4 of the Asylum accommodation support transformation: policy equality statement, updated by his Department on 8...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many settled status applications from EU citizens submitted before 8 August 2023 are pending; and how many such applications have been...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department provides (a) training and (b) guidance to accommodation providers on how to assess suitability for room sharing...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the definition is of the asylum legacy backlog.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met his French counterpart to discuss the matter of illegal migration to the UK by boats crossing the English Channel.

      Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) refugee, (b) asylum seeker and (c) human rights charities his Department consulted on the drafting of the Safety of Rwanda...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will provide EU citizens with (a) pre-settled and (b) settled status (i) a stamp in their passport, (ii) a biometric card...

      Migrant Workers: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Education on using migrant labour to fill teaching vacancies.

      Visas: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has had recent discussions with the Migration Advisory Committee on the number of visas issued to people working as...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is taking steps to improve police training.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an estimate of the number of women on spousal visas that have been a victim of (a) domestic abuse and (b) modern slavery.

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to delay the implementation of the Government's proposed measures to restrict the ability for international students...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence he has had with the Migration Advisory Committee on the proposed change in the salary threshold...

      Bibby Stockholm

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2023 to Question 6871 on Bibby Stockholm, what certification was issued for the Bibby Stockholm by the...

      Undocumented Migrants: India and Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he had with his counterparts in (a) Turkey and (b) India on tackling illegal migration from those countries.

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's revised guidance on the Ukraine Family Scheme visa.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade on the potential impact of the skilled worker visa...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help support victims of antisemitism.

      Knives: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to introduce a Violence Reduction Unit within the Dorset constabulary to tackle knife crime in Bournemouth.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable police forces to charge the organisers of marches for the cost of policing them.

      Burglary: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle burglaries in Solihull constituency.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle knife crime in Solihull constituency.

      Anti-social Behaviour: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour in Solihull constituency.

      Nitazenes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken with Cabinet colleagues to tackle the (a) importation, (b) manufacture, (c) sale and (d) distribution of nitazenes.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to use Taser X3 units in police forces.

      Anchor Catering: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contract agreed by his Department with Anchor Catering Ltd on 20 December 2023, reference C26070, if he will publish...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with Scottish local authorities on the number of dispersed bed spaces for...

      Visas: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his Department's policy to waive the visa fee for children leaving Gaza who are non-British citizens with family residing in...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) asylum applications and (b) other applications for leave to remain were awaiting a decision as of 1 January 2024.

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department had with the (a) fishing, (b) hospitality, (c) agricultural and (d) health and social care sector before...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many biometric residence permit card delays as a result of technical errors in the processing system have been reported in the last 12...

      Visas: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the process for issuing exit visas to Eritrean nationals with UK visas.

      Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) planned timetable and (b) scope is for the review of his Department's Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention policy; and...

      Immigration: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many raids were carried out by Border Force in each local authority area in 2023.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants his Department deported in 2023.

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with charter airlines on the possibility of providing flights between the UK and...

      Detainees and Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pregnant people are detained in (a) prison and (b) an immigration detention centre.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to recommendation 16 of the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, published in October 2022, what recent progress...

    • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government response to recommendation 16 of the final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, published in May...

      Intellectual Property: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has taken steps to support victims of intellectual property theft.

      Legal Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of delays in processing open cases by the Legal Ombudsman on the finances of people who have open...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of legal aid provision in (a) Stockport and (b) Greater Manchester.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on press and public relations in each financial year since 2019-20.

      Conveyancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many conveyancers are registered with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

      Sir Brandon Lewis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 95 of the Ministry of Justice Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, how his Department calculated the total salary and fees for the...

      Law Reporting: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using AI to produce trial transcripts.

      Legal Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to help reduce average processing times for cases with the Legal Ombudsman.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were waiting for a hearing date in the first tier immigration tribunal as of 1 December 2023.

      Hate Crime: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rates were for people convicted of (a) racially-aggravated, (b) religiously-aggravated and (c) other hate crime offences who (i)...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rehabilitative programmes are provided by the Probation Service to help tackle hate crime; and whether his Department has made a recent assessment...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people from each (a) ethnic group and (b) religion were in the youth estate as of 30 September 2023.

      Offenders: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 21 of his Department's publication entitled Female Offender Strategy Delivery Plan 2022–25, published in January 2023, what...

      University of Derby: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contract agreed by his Department with the University of Derby on 8 December 2023, reference 23158, if he will publish the...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) people and (b) foreign nationals are in prison for each offence category.

      Prison and Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2023 to Question 7342 on Prison and Probation Service: Staff, how much was spent on (a) flights, (b) hospitality and...

      Prison and Probation Service: Fujitsu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contracts HM Prison and Probation Service has with Fujitsu.

      Wandsworth Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new prison officers have been recruited at HMP Wandsworth since 7 September 2023.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications were (a) made, (b) granted and (c) refused for temporary release from prison under a Childcare Resettlement Licence by (i) men and...

      Wandsworth Prison: Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many inmates have been transferred from HMP Wandsworth due to re-categorisation since 7 September 2023.

      Wandsworth Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings he has had with the senior leadership team at HMP Wandsworth since 7 September 2023.

      Prisons: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were in prison as a place of safety as of 5 January 2024.

      Prison Officers' Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings his Department has held with the Prison Officers Association since 7 September 2023.

      Prisoners: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were participating in higher education courses as of 5 January 2024.

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of staff safety at prisons operated by HM Prison Service.

      Prisoners on Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were held on remand in prison for longer than (a) six months, (b) 12 months and (c) two years as of 30 September (i) 2021, (ii) 2022 and...

      Reading Prison: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made on the sale of Reading Gaol; what recent estimate he has made of when the sale will be completed; and who...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 14 September 2023 to Question 198188, whether his Department has made a further assessment of the implications for his...

      Treatment of, and Outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Lammy review: final report, published on 8 September 2017, if he will publish a progress report on the implementation of the...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the pilot scheme to test wastewater for illegal drug use in prisons launched by his...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on the prison education service in financial year 2023-24.

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department collects on the number of items thrown over the walls into prisons.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection are in category A prisons.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been for (a) selling and (b) supplying knives to those aged under 18 in (i) 2021 and (ii) 2022.

      Hate Crime: Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to issue guidance to the police on requirements to refer to the Crown Prosecution Service when using the new diversionary caution for...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of hate crimes in magistrates' courts were sentenced to undergo a rehabilitative programme in the...

  • Treasury

    • Household Support Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the planned cessation of the Household Support Fund on the financial status of councils.

    • Revenue and Customs: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what safeguards HMRC has in place to ensure the authenticity of digital signatures on paperwork provided by third-party businesses acting on behalf of...

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to reduce the (a) time taken and (b) administrative burden for small- and medium-sized businesses to make research and development...

      Orchestras: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of orchestras that will benefit from the extension of the higher rates of relief for the Orchestra Tax Relief...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of people who have indicated that they want to make contributions to fill gaps in their state pension contributions are...

      Graduates: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers are paying the (a) 9% and (b) 6% tuition fee rate on earnings between £22,015 and £27,000.

      Treasury: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many settlement payments his Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i) 2019-20, (ii)...

      Child Trust Fund: Walsall South

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2023 to Question 4137 on Child Trust Fund: Walsall South, what assessment he has made of the reasons for which Child...

      Banks: Livestock Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is taking steps to prevent banks from providing (a) financial and (b) investment support to industrial livestock companies that contribute to...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of household debt.

      Revenue and Customs: Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average level of occupancy was at HM Revenue and Customs offices in the latest period for which data is available.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on press and public relations in each financial year since 2019-20.

    • Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of complaints raised with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman are rejected for being submitted after more than...

      Import Controls: Inflation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the data sources used by his Department to estimate the impact on inflation of non-tariff measures under the the border target...

      Fujitsu: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many government contracts have been awarded to Fujitsu since 2010.

      Paula Vennells

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the members of the Honours committee that approved the CBE for Paula Vennells in the 2019 New Year Honours list.

      Civil Service: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of artificial intelligence on productivity in the Civil Service.

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will publish a list of meetings he held with Dominic Cummings in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023.

      Disability: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his Department's policies of the length of time it took to appoint a new Minister for...

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many teams within his Department are involved in tackling coordinated inauthentic behaviour online.

      Everbridge: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the contract agreed by his Department with Everbridge Europe Ltd on 28 November 2023, reference CO-MCP-01-23, if he will publish the...

      Cabinet Office: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many settlement payments his Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i) 2019-20, (ii)...

      Cabinet Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the total number staff days lost to long term sick absences in each Department in each year since 2021.

      Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Minister for Veterans' Affairs last met with the Parliamentary Under Secretary (Minister for Defence, People and Families) to discuss matters...

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the ONS release Rising ill-health and economic inactivity because of long-term sickness, UK: 2019 to 2023, dated 26 July 2023, what...

      Capita Fire and Rescue: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the pensions of Capita Fire and Rescue workers; and what discussions he has had with (a) the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help increase (a) recruitment and (b) retention of staff in NHS organisations in East Yorkshire constituency.

    • Streptococcus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to the Answers of 20 December 2022 to Question 102798 and of 4 September 2023 to Question 194994 on Streptococcus: Screening, what her...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding her Department provided for educational programmes to inform people at high risk of acquiring HIV about PrEP in (a)...

      PHE Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much her Department has provided for the HIV Innovation Fund in each year since 2015.

      Mental Health: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of (a) full and (b) part time work on (i) bad nerves, (ii) anxiety and (iii)...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of provision of healthcare for people with dementia.

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what changes have been made to the provision of services for people with dementia in the period since the publication of the guidance by...

      Ambulance Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate she has made of the amount of money spent by the NHS on private ambulances in each of the last five years.

      Alexandra Hospital Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has established criteria for when it would intervene to require the NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for a non-urgent GP appointment in (a) the UK and (b) North Shropshire constituency in the latest...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her planned timetable is for ending the shortage of ADHD medication.

      General Practitioners: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an upper age limit for NHS GPs.

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she had with Cabinet colleagues about improving processing times for dental overseas registration exams.

      Eyesight: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve public awareness of eye health.

      Primary Health Care: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with representatives of (a) employed pharmacists and (b) locums on the implementation of the Pharmacy First...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of reconstituting her Department's Medicines Supply Team.

      Pharmacy: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has taken recent steps to increase the range of services available in pharmacies in (a) Romford constituency and (b) the...

      Gambling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Gambling-related harms evidence review: quantitative analysis, updated on 11...

      Pharmacy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of prescriptions were written by pharmacists in the financial year 2022-23.

      Nitazenes: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she has taken with Cabinet colleagues to tackle increases in the use of nitazenes (a) nationally and (b) in the South East England.

      General Practitioners: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of administrative tasks which GPs are required to perform.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2023 to Question 5026 on Obesity: Surgery, how many people are on a waiting list for gastric band...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the impact of the return to practice programme on the number of registered nurses.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of referrals to NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services waited less than (a) two, (b) four,...

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that integrated care boards follow NICE guidelines on the number of IVF cycles that...

      Hypotension: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help improve treatment for individuals aged over 65 with low blood pressure.

      Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on establishing imaging networks across the NHS.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Stopping the start: our new plan to create a smokefree generation, published on...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department has taken to help ensure that there are sufficient clinical placements of the correct standard for the planned...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the planned rise in student midwife numbers on (a) universities and...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was paid from the public purse to (a) NHS trusts and (b) student midwives for clinical placements provided to student midwives...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2023 to Question 4873 on Midwives, how many and what proportion of NHS midwives are (a) UK...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure people with dementia will benefit from the forthcoming Major Conditions Strategy.

      Midwives: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives working in the NHS were aged (a) 70 to 74, (b) 75 and (c) over the age of 75 years in each of the last five years.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been waiting for (a) gastric band, (b) gastric bypass, (c) sleeve gastrectomy and (d) duodenal switch surgery for...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate her Department has made of attrition levels on undergraduate midwifery courses; what the main contributing factors for...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had recent discussions with NHS England on (a) pay and (b) conditions for NHS contractor staff.

      Radiology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to increase central funding for clinical radiology trainee posts.

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure that all patients with a neurological condition receive support to help (a) manage their condition and...

      Strokes: Botulinum Toxin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of botulinum toxin treatments for stroke victims in west London.

      Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with the British Medical Association about the potential impact of the Anaesthesia Associates and Physician...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department is taking steps to encourage NHS bank staff to remain employed by the NHS in the context of higher rates of pay...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's guidance entitled Elective recovery taskforce: implementation plan, published on 4 August 2023, what...

      Mental Health Services: NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24, published in July 2019, what progress she has made...

      Junior Doctors: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help increase retention levels of junior doctors in west London.

      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of sepsis cases have been identified in (a) children and (b) adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in...

      Dental Health: Bacterial Diseases and Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department is taking steps to increase awareness of the potential impact of oral hygiene on levels of prevalence of (a)...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what medical research the Government has funded into bad nerves.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been vaccinated against flu this winter in Romford constituency.

      Alexandra Hospital Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has provided recent guidance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch on publishing information on the services that...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department holds on the number of people affected by shortages in ADHD medication.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many settlement payments her Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i)...

      Alexandra Hospital Redditch: Children and Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of returning (a) maternity and (b) children's services to the...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date she was first notified of the possibility of a shortage of ADHD medication.

      World Health Organization

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much from the public purse the Government spent on the UK's membership subscription to the World Health Organization in 2023.

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had recent discussions with representatives of Unison on (a) levels of pay and (b) employment conditions for NHS...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS maternity units have not appointed a retention midwife.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of the claimants to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme for disability caused by the Covid-19 vaccinations...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) claims to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme for disability caused by the Covid-19 vaccines and (b) applications for...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Folk Culture: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to promote the English folk music tradition in (a) England and (b) Romford constituency.

    • Arts Council: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Arts Council has provided in each (a) county and (b) devolved Administration since 2010; and where Worcestershire...

      Arts Council: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Arts Council has spent in Lincolnshire in each year since 2019.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many government procurement cards were held by people to make purchases against her Department’s budget as of (a) 31 December...

      Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to ring-fence future public funding for the (a) art, (b) culture and (c) heritage sectors.

      Culture: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what conclusions her Department drew from the pilot survey for young people on cultural activities for children and young people with a...

      Arts Council: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Arts Council has spent in Redditch constituency (a) in each year of this Parliament and (b) since 2010.

      Arts Council: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Arts Council spent in Worcestershire (a) in each year of this Parliament and (b) since 2010.

      Arts Council: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Arts Council spent in the West Midlands (a) in each year of this Parliament and (b) since 2010.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 8 December 2023 to Question 2996 and 11 December 2023 to Question 5290, for what reason the information...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has taken steps to support local authorities to (a) maintain and (b) expand community libraries (i) nationally and (ii) in...

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of her Department's Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme on places of worship in the West...

      Historic Buildings: Solihull

      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...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • JBS

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether the has received representations from (a) Global Witness and (b) Ban the Batistas on the Brazilian firm JBS.

    • Climate Change: Meat

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of the participation of (a) JBS Foods and (b) other large meat...

      Ukraine: Conscientious Objectors

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with his Ukrainian counterpart on the right to conscientious objection in that country.

      Spain: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to hold discussions with his Spanish counterpart on changes to the 90 day short stay rule for British...

      Jimmy Lai

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made recent representations to his Chinese counterpart on (a) the naming of the former Consul General to...

      Roderick Drummond

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 December 2023 to Question HL1234 on Roderick Drummond, whether his Department has...

      Ecuador: Emergency Powers

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has taken steps to support his Ecuadorian counterpart in the context of the recently declared state of...

      Jerusalem: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the situation in the Cows Garden site of the...

      British National (Overseas): Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his international counterparts on the withholding of mandatory provident...

      Sudan: Food Supply

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the World Food Programme statement...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the integrity of elections in Bangladesh.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the Project Update by Medicins Sans...

      Syria: Development Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help support (a) victims of violence, (b) protesters, (c) detainees and (d) missing persons...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the case launched against Israel at the UN's...

      Gaza: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what diplomatic steps he is taking to prevent the mass displacement of Palestinians from Gaza.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to provide support for deaf students.

    • Childcare: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of children in early years settings for whom Special Educational Needs Inclusion Funding payments...

      Department for Education: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many settlement payments her Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i) 2019-20, (ii)...

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides for education settings to help students experiencing (a) depression, (b) bad nerves and (c) anxiety.

      Academies: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that private finance initiative contracts are not used to prevent the statutory academisation of...

      Foster Care: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet with the hon. Member for Streatham and Barnardo's to discuss developing a Black foster care network.

      Academies: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s PFI academisation process.

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish the (a) postcode of and (b) number of places provided by each Ofsted registered childcare provider.

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on ensuring that schools in Solihull constituency have defibrillators.

      Special Educational Needs: Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the SEND and alternative provision improvement plan does not make specific reference to (a) cerebral palsy and (b) physical...

      Schools: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in Chelmsford constituency received school improvement grants in (a) 2010-2017 and (b) 2017-2023; how many grants were received in...

      Special Educational Needs: Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with cerebral palsy in (a) Bootle constituency and (b) England and Wales have been assigned education, health and care plans.

      Children in Care: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet with the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate and Barnardo’s to discuss how local authorities can work with partners to prevent...

      Social Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet with the hon. Member for Streatham and Barnardo’s to discuss how local authorities can work with partners to prevent the...

      Children in Care: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet with the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate and Barnardo’s to discuss developing a Black Foster Care Network to improve the...

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will have discussions with the Student Loan Company on the cancellation of student debt when a provider's course is deemed insufficient to meet...

      Journalism: Cerebral Palsy and Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had discussions with the National Council for the Training of Journalists on the potential impact of the requirement for a shorthand...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions her Department has had with the SEND in the Specialists coalition on the specialist workforce for children and young people...

      Schools: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to (a) promote inclusivity in schools, (b) assist (i) schools and (ii) teachers to provide support for children...

      Special Educational Needs: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities have adequate educational support to...

      Special Educational Needs: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of education health and care plans included funding for courses in British Sign Language in each of the last five years.

      Foster Care: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet with Barnardo’s to discuss developing a Black Foster Care Network to improve the experiences of Black children in care.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the impact of the privatisation of children's social care on the quality of service provision.

      Sign Language: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help improve pre-school communication for deaf children (a) in early years settings and (b) between family members.

      Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve access to mental health professionals across (a) primary school, (b) secondary school and (c) further...

      Schools: Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to instruct schools to provide children with at least two hours of physical activity per week.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will review the discipline guidance for schools to include the creation of more therapeutic educational environments.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the diversity of the content of the national curriculum on levels of engagement with education.

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of school behaviour policies on the mental health of students who (a) have mental health...

      Engineering and Nuclear Physics: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on (a) which universities offer courses in nuclear (i) physics and (ii) engineering and (b) how many (A)...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Pest Control

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was spent on pest control on the parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

    • Parliamentary Estate: Moths

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many moth infestations were reported to parliamentary authorities in each year since 2021.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the monthly average was of the number of completed medical assessments of applicants to join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF in each year...

    • Landing Ship Dock Auxiliaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out of service date is for the Royal Fleet Auxiliaries Bay-class ships as of 10 January 2024.

      Armed Forces: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people had their application to join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF rejected because of unsuitable tattoos in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel were living in grade four single living accommodation in each local authority area on 10 January 2024.

      Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 8 January 2024, Official Report, column 20, if he will make it his policy to publish the plan for the Royal...

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.8 on page 20 of his Department's directive entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 1: Directive...

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.13 on page 4 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 2: Guidance -...

      RFA Proteus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Proteus is as of 10 January 2024.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the location and tasking of each (a) Type 23 and (b) Type 45 is.

      LGBT Veterans Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of restitution payments made under the LGBT+ Veterans Independent Review.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason £300,579,931 was paid to General Dynamics UK for its work on Ajax between March and November 2023.

      Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength of the Royal Marines was in each year since 2010.

      Navy: Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected out of service date is for each of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.13 on page 4 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 2: Guidance -...

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph to paragraph 7.5 on page 15 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part...

      Trident Submarines: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of replacing each Vanguard class submarine under the Trident nuclear programme.

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2023 to Question 7281 on Defence Business Services: Bullying and Harassment, how the Defence Business Services...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the in-service date is for the Royal Navy’s first Type 26 frigate.

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 1: Directive - Understanding...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF spent on the Defence Recruitment System in each year since 2012.

      HMS Albion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what determination his Department made of the future of HMS Albion.

      Boxer Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) initial and (b) full operating capacity date is for the Boxer mechanised infantry vehicle.

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel were recruited into the RAF in each year since 2010; and what the recruitment target was in each of those years.

      Navy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel were recruited into the Royal Navy in each year since 2010; and what the recruitment target was in each of those years.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of the penalties to Capita through penalty clauses in contracts to deliver the Defence Recruitment System through the Recruiting...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2024 to Question 7263 on Army: Recruitment, what the total value is of the contract extension with Capita to run the...

      Ministry of Defence: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil claims for compensation which included an allegation of sexual assault of any kind have been issued against his Department in a (a) civil...

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 1: Directive - Understanding...

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 1: Directive - Understanding...

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 21 of his Department's guidance entitled JSP 763 Behaviours and Informal Complaint Resolution Part 1: Directive - Understanding...

      Ministry of Defence: Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2023 to Question 6862 on Ministry of Defence: Trespass, if he will provide a list of all locations which were...

      Royal Navy Careers Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruitment staff worked at the Naval Careers Service in each year since 2010.

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were employed on RAF recruitment in each year since 2010.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the NAO report Investigation into the British Army's Recruiting Partnership Project, HC 1781, published on 14 December 2018, whether...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applicants to join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF failed their pre-joining fitness test on the first attempt and passed on a...

      Army: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were members of the British Army Band Colchester on 31 December 2023; and if he will make an estimate of the number of members it will...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Armed Forces Careers Offices have closed since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people who applied to join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force did not reach the final application stage in each year since 2010.

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications to join the RAF were made by (a) men and (b) women in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021, (iii) 2022 and (iv) 2023.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Capita staff were working on Army recruitment in each year since 2012.

      Army: Military Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army bands there were on 31 December (a) 1999, (b) 2009, (c) 2019 and (d) 2023.

      MOD Boscombe Down: Sloane Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who was on board the return flight by Sloane Helicopters call-sign G-MAOL from RAF Northolt to MOD Boscombe on 30 November 2023, flight reference KRF17.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what incentives the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF provides for serving personnel to refer non-service personnel to join the Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) inflow and (b) outflow data for the Regular (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Army and (iii) Royal Air Force are for October to December 2023.

      Type 32 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page eight of the National Audit Office's report entitled The Equipment Plan 2023-2033, published on 4th December 2023, what steps he...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the National Audit Office’s report entitled The Equipment Plan...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the affordability of the Royal Navy’s (a) multi-role support ship, (b) type 32, (c) multi-role ocean...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2024 to Question 6765, what steps he is taking to increase the number of countries participating the International...

      Challenger Tanks: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) initial and (b) full operating capacity date is for the Challenger III main battle tank.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the in-service date is for the Royal Navy’s first Type 31 frigate.

      LE TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on the Morpheus programme.

      Vodafone Group: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of his Department's contracts with Vodafone.

      LE TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what capability benefits his Department has received from the end of the Morpheus programme.

      Trident Submarines: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Vanguard class submarines are deployed to provide continuous at sea deterrence.

      HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out of service date is of (a) HMS Albion and (b) HMS Bulwark.

      HMS Argyll and HMS Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the refit of (a) HMS Argyll and (b) HMS Westminster.

      Army: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his planned timetable is for when the army will stop training at the Middlewick Firing Ranges, Colchester.

      Fujita: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) duration, (b) purpose and (c) value is of each of his Department's contracts with Fujita; and who the Top Level budget holder is for each...

      Red Sea: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take should Houthi rebels continue to attack commercial vessels in the Red Sea.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of the blockade of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits on the delivery of UK Government military aid to Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of transferring two minehunter ships to Ukraine on the Royal Navy’s minehunter capabilities.

  • Department for Transport

    • Minibuses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to ensure that school minibus drivers have formal qualifications.

    • Speed Limits: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Circular 01/2013, whether it remains Government policy that a 30 mph speed limit should be the norm in villages.

      Motor Vehicles: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making winter tyres mandatory on road vehicles during the autumn and winter.

      St Clears Station: Restoring Your Railway Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on delivering St Clears railway station via the Restoring Your Railway Fund.

      Railways: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail service providers on tackling anti-social behaviour on railway services in Solihull constituency.

      Wales Rail Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has the Wales Rail Board made in identifying rail infrastructure (a) improvements and (b) investments since March 2022.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many V62 application forms were received by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority in 2023; and what the average waiting time was for...

      Railways: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the work on the Tavistock to Plymouth rail line will come from (a) existing budgets and (b) reallocated HS2 budgets in 2024.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for her policies on fining UK car manufacturers who sell too many petrol and diesel cars of levels...

      Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) market surveys and (b) other research his Department conducted before setting mandatory percentages for future electric vehicle sales.

      East Coast Main Line: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of direct trains from Peterborough to London Kings Cross have been cancelled in the last six months.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set a deadline for publication of the Government response to the consultation on Pavement parking: options for change.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of advanced partnership arrangements for co-ordinating local bus services; what best practice he has...

      Wales Rail Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the Wales Rail Board has met since it was established.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department carried out an equality impact assessment before announcing that railway fares would increase by 4.9% in 2024.

      Railways: Horden and Seaham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to improve rail services at (a) Horden and (b) Seaham.

      Railway Stations: Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken with Cabinet colleagues to tackle antisocial behaviour in train stations (a) nationally and (b) in Romford constituency.

      London Underground: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with Transport for London on the potential impact of free wi-fi in underground services on the security of...

      Motor Vehicles: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when will legislation be brought forward to allow vehicles from London’s ULEZ scrappage scheme to be donated to Ukraine.

      Pokesdown Station: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure the delivery of planned facilities improvements to Pokesdown station by Network Rail.

      Transport: North Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and what proportion of Network North funding will be allocated to improving public transport connections in North Shropshire constituency.

      Community Transport: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of withdrawing Sections 19 and 22 exemptions for schools.

      Roads: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the viability of alternative schemes to the Highways PFI contract for Birmingham.

      Electric Scooters: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October to Question 201077 on Electric Scooters, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of mandatory...

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing (a) local authorities and (b) police forces to retain revenues from...

      Road Traffic Offences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendation that the Government should consider the introduction of...

      Railway Stations: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its decision on the reopening of St. Anne's railway station in Bristol.

      Public Transport: Bed Bugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with the UK Health Security Agency on the spread of Cimicosis on public transport.

      Department for Transport: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many settlement payments his Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i) 2019-20 (ii)...

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to implement the Plan for Drivers published on 2 October 2023.

      Roads: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps help to prevent road closures during periods in which roadworks are not taking place.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote the use of electric vehicles to help reduce running costs for (a) high mileage and (b) lower earning motorists.

      Electric Scooters: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of bringing e-step scooters into L-Category regulation on (a) vehicle standards, (b) the skill...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of financial pressures resulting from Horizon compensation on Southall Broadway...

    • Post Office: Fujitsu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many government contracts have been awarded to Fujitsu for Post Office Ltd since 2015.

      Horizon IT System: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will call on Fujitsu to compensate the sub-postmasters who were wrongly convicted between 2000 and 2014.

      Horizon IT System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with Post Office Limited on preventing errors with the current Horizon software.

      Shipping: Red Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has made an assessment of the implications for (a) her policies and (b) levels of international trade of Houthi...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the oral evidence by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs to the Foreign Affairs...

      Department for Business and Trade: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many settlement payments her Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i)...

      Apprentices: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure compliance with the working time directive for apprentices.

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of (a) the UK's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for...

      Reconstruction: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK business support for the reconstruction of Ukraine.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make it her policy to (a) monitor and (b) report on the impact of UK-supplied arms on civilians in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will publish a breakdown of the type of military equipment which has been licensed for export to Israel in last five years.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many arms licences have been issued to Israel in the last five years; and what those licences were for.

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the impact of firework usage on (a) individuals, (b) animals and (c) property.

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has plans to increase the amount of statutory paid leave to parents who lose a child under the age of 18 are entitled to.

      Fireworks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she plans to introduce a licencing system for the (a) purchase and (b) sale of fireworks by and to members of the public.

      Fireworks: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if her Department will make an assessment of the adequacy of the Fireworks Regulations 2004 for mitigating the impact of fireworks on noise...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Paula Vennells

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what role Paula Vennells had in advising the Commissioners after 2019; and which committees she attended.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Intellectual Property: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the support for victims of intellectual property theft provided by Action Fraud.

    • Counterfeit Manufacturing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps she has taken with Cabinet colleagues to (a) tackle the sale of fake designer goods and (b) seize the proceeds of...

      Telecommunications: Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on requirements to (a) consult residents on and (b) notify residents...

      Telecommunications: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many and what proportion of the new telecom masts being built through the Shared Rural Network programme are planned to...

      Voice over Internet Protocol: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has made an assessment of the compatibility of telecare products with digital landlines.

      5G: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what data her Department holds on the number of 5G mobile signal towers that have been constructed in Solihull constituency.

      Broadband: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many gigabit broadband scheme vouchers have been (a) applied for and (b) granted as part of phase two of that scheme.

      Voice over Internet Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of the cessation in the rollout of digital landline switchovers on...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when the Government expects the first modular nuclear reactor to operate in the UK; and what stages must be passed through to...

    • Wind Power: Bradwell-on-Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will direct National Grid to publish its assessment of the suitability of Bradwell as a site for landfall and converter...

      National Grid: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of National Grid capacity issues on Stockport constituency.

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on seafarer jobs supported by the North Sea (a)...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to ensure that access to the electricity grid through Distribution Network Operators is consistent.

      Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many settlement payments her Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require fuel retailers to publish price information.

      Energy: 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 reintroducing social energy tariffs in the context of trends in the level...

  • Leader of the House

    • Ministers: Members' Interests

      To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to her oral contributions of 12 December 2022, Official Report column 823, and 30 March 2023, Official Report column 1168, when she plans that the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the Northern Ireland Administration on the right to protest against new abortion...

  • Attorney General

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment she has made of the impact of the unduly lenient sentencing scheme on levels of paedophile crime.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many employees were in his Department in each year since 1997; what the budget was for his Department in the same period; and how much his...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Electric Vehicles: UK Trade with EU

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to postpone the introduction of tariffs for electric vehicles traded between the UK and Europe; and when they expect to be able to...

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