Written answers

Gwener, 24 Mai 2024

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) CT and (b) MRI scanners have been in operation for longer than 10 years.

    • Prince's Trust: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Minister without Portfolio's article of 12 May 2024 in The Sunday Telegraph, when her Department is expected to...

      NHS Learning Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance entitled NHS Financial Support for Health Students (Fourth Edition): NHS Learning Support Fund, published...

      Telemedicine: Voice over Internet Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are telecare devices being sold that will no longer be fully operational after the Public Switched Telephone Network is...

      Care Workers: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her department has made of the potential merits of a compulsory national register of care workers.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of staff diversity networks in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that NHS medical staff are made aware of a patient's personalised care plan.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she is taking steps to encourage the standardisation of social care commissioning by local authorities.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether waiting times to see (a) asthma specialists and (b) respiratory consultants have increased in the last 12 months; and whether...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date her Department expects to receive the final business case studies from hospital trusts that are part of the New Hospital...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce excess deaths as a result of patients waiting longer than 12 hours for emergency care.

      Frank Hester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money her Department paid to companies owned by Frank Hester in each of the last four years.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of access to adult social care services by people of working age.

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the GP-to-patient ratio in Enfield North constituency.

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent GPs are working in Enfield North constituency as of 21 May 2024.

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value was of general dental practice contracts that were handed back in the (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24 financial year;...

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new general dental practice contracts were commissioned in each integrated care board in the (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24...

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many general dental practice contracts were handed back having been terminated by the contractor in each integrated care board in the...

      Intersex: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing guidance to health professionals on (a) advice and (b) other support...

      NHS 111: Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2024 to Question 19659 on NHS 111: Dental Health, if she will provide breakdown of calls by symptom...

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of GP provision in Enfield North constituency.

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help grow the GP workforce in Enfield North constituency.

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support the recruitment and retention of GPs in Enfield North constituency.

      Brain Cancer: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press notice entitled Major agreement to deliver new cancer vaccine trials, published on 5 July 2023, whether brain...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps their Department is taking to support the Disability Confident scheme; how many officials in their Department work directly on...

      Coeliac Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who is responsible for diagnosis of coeliac disease within NHS England; and what steps her Department takes to (a) monitor the adequacy...

      UK Biobank: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with (a) UK Biobank and (b) UK Biobank funders on the adequacy of the proportion of UK Biobank participants...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of offering breast cancer screening to women going through early menopause.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to (a) understand the potential risk of and (b) prevent future health system failures similar to...

      Health Services: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many responses were received to her Department's consultation entitled The disclosure of industry payments to the healthcare sector,...

      Rosalind Franklin Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost was of the early exit from the lease for the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory.

      Kooth: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of (a) the effectiveness of the Kooth mental health app for tackling children's mental health...

      NHS Trusts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many IT failures there have been at NHS trusts in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual budget for the NHS England Frontline Digitisation programme was (a) when that programme was established and (b) at the...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has recent discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of (a) removing Value Added Tax on...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent on private sector contracts for the provision of clinical services in the most recent financial year for which data is...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of ending the use of vapes for smoking cessation.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of NHS England’s ability to categorise neuro-developmental conditions in accordance with the Equality...

      Hospitals: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) estates and (b) facilities related incidents related to (i) non-critical and (ii) critical infrastructure risk occurred in...

      Frank Hester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of her Department's contracts with companies owned by Frank Hester.

      Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2024 to Question 25289 on Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation, if her Department will make an assessment...

      Frank Hester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts (a) the NHS and (b) her Department has with companies owned by Frank Hester.

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to extend the opt-out HIV testing programme.

      Nicotine: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take legislative steps to end the marketing of all nicotine products.

      Processed Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to help ensure that ultra-processed foods are easily identifiable to consumers.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure that (a) clinical and (b) other data held by (i) the NHS and (ii) her Department is used to help...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure that local authority trading standards bodies have sufficient (a) funding...

      Nicotine: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the (a) availability and (b) trends in the use of nicotine pouches in the last 12 months.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an estimate of the number of people who start smoking tobacco as a result of using vapes.

      Maternity Services: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure that lactation consultants are widely available on the NHS.

      Nicotine Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of trends in the level of nicotine gum usage (a) across the whole population and (b) by young adults below...

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GP surgeries are rated as good by the Care Quality Commission in Enfield North constituency.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department (a) has and (b) plans to provide funding for new treatments for ME or chronic fatigue syndrome.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will undertake a study on trends in alcohol use among young people.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to her Department since 2019.

      Bladder Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number of people that have been (a) diagnosed with and (b) treated for bladder cancer in the last 12...

      Junior Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of awarding a pay rise to NHS junior doctors of (a) 5%, (b) 10%, (c) 15%,...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Strangford on 30 April 2024, Official Report, columns 49WH and 50WH, what...

      General Practitioners: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to provide additional services in GP surgeries in Enfield North constituency.

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to help improve ambulance waiting times in (a) the North West and (b) Southport constituency.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of local authority funding changes on hospital discharge times to social care.

      Hospices: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to tackle staffing shortages in the hospice sector.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number and proportion of working-aged adults that receive adult social care that are (a) self-funded...

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of hospice services on trends in the level of hospital admissions in (a) Lewisham...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number and proportion of working-aged adults that have not received adult social care following an...

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2024 to Question 25226, on Hospices: Children, when she plans that consideration of the future of the...

      Social Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department holds on the proportion of funding from central Government for adult social care that has been spent on...

      Maternity Services: Equality and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether officials in her Department have had discussions with NHS England on the potential merits of (a) renewing the national maternity...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that hospitals follow NICE guidelines on (a) suicide and (b) self-harm risk assessment (i)...

      Endometriosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of treatment for Endometriosis.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England took to ensure that informed consent was given by recipients of the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine.

      North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her policies of the Care Quality Commission's inspection report on North...

      Babies: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a recent assessment has been made of the potential merits of creating an NHS Never Event for discharging newborns home to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of staff diversity networks in his Department in each of the last five years.

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of electric vehicles with vehicle-to-grid technology that will be on the road in (a) Slough, (b) London and...

      Department for Transport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to his Department since 2019.

      Imports: Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take enforcement action against UK-based retailers that are selling imported electric scooters which perform at road speeds beyond the...

      Aviation: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2024 to Question 23803 on Aviation: South East, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the progress made by...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time was for rape cases to be completed in court in each year since 2010.

    • Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of rape trials in England and Wales that have been postponed in each year since 2010.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of rape trials were postponed (a) once, (b) twice and (c) three times in each year since 2010.

      Crimes of Violence: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of trends in the number of convictions for violence against women in the last 12 months.

      Juries: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether jurors undergo veteran awareness training.

      Offenders and Victim Support Schemes: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what resources his Department is providing for the (a) assessment, (b) referral and (c) provision of support for (i) offenders and (ii) victims who are...

      Lincoln Prison: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were released and recalled to HMP Lincoln (a) once and (b) multiple times in the last 12 months.

      Peterborough Prison: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were released and recalled to HMP Peterborough (a) once and (b) multiple times in the last 12 months.

      Probation Service: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the Target Operating Model on Divisional Sex Offender Units.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers at bands three to five had (a) less than one, (b) less than three and (c) three or more years’...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support is provided to veterans with mental health conditions in prison.

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether prison staff undergo veteran awareness training.

      Prisoners' Release: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support veterans who are released from prison.

      Black Lives Matter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Ministers in his Department have met representatives of Black Lives Matter UK in the last five years.

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the number of criminal legal aid firms that have ceased operations in each of the last 15 years.

      Prison Officers: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have been investigated for drug smuggling in the last five years.

      Community Orders

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted for breaching covid-19 restrictions since January 2022.

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to Questions 3012, 3013, 3020, 3022, 3028, 3030, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3036, 3037, 3038, 3040, 3041 and 3043, tabled on 21...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders living in the community were convicted of each (a) offence group and (b) specific offence.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average sentence length in months was for people who received an immediate custodial sentence and had (a) zero, (b) between one and four, (c)...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people under electronic monitoring broke the conditions of their release in each year since 2013.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were given an immediate custodial sentence of a year or less had (a) zero, (b) one, (c) two, (d) three, (e) four, (f) five, (g) six,...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were given an immediate custodial sentence of a year or less had (a) no, (b) one, (c) two, (d) three, (e) four, (f) five, (g) six,...

      Reoffenders: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous community orders issued to an offender sentenced to immediate custody was in each year since 2007.

      Prison Sentences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of his policy on the presumption against prison sentences of less than 12 months on reoffending rates.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders sentenced to immediate custody had (a) zero, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between...

      Empty Property: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of repurposing empty buildings into prisons.

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people received a (a) custodial and (b) non-custodial sentence for assault of a (i) police officer and (ii) prison officer in each year since...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people sentenced to an immediate custodial sentence for (a) possession of a blade or point, (b) possession of an offensive weapon, (c) common...

      Reoffenders: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of previous (a) cautions and (b) convictions offenders had in each year since 2007 was before being sentenced to an immediate...

      Reoffenders: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of previous (a) cautions and (b) convictions offenders had before being sentenced to an immediate custodial sentence for the...

      Police Cautions and Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) UK nationals and (b) non-UK nationals have received a (i) caution and (ii) sentence for a criminal offence in each year since 2008.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people sentenced to an immediate custodial sentence for the first time for (a) possession of a blade or point, (b) possession of an offensive...

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous offences was that a convicted person committed for that same offence before receiving a sentence other than an...

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of violent offences who previously had (a) none, (b) 1-4, (c) 5-9, (d) 10-15, (e) 16-25, (f) 26-50, (g)...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average sentence length was in months for people who received an immediate custodial sentence and who had (a) no and (b) between (i) one and...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who were convicted in each of the last 16 years who previously had (a) no and (b) between (i) one and four, (ii) five and...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who previously had (a) no and (b) between (i) one and four, (ii) five and nine, (iii) 10 and 15, (iv) 16 and 25, (v) 26 and 50, (vi) 51...

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders in each police force area who were convicted but not sentenced to immediate custody had (a) 26 to 50, (b) 51 to 75, (c) 76 to 100 and...

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of violent crime who did not receive a custodial sentence had (a) zero, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine,...

      Suspended Sentences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rates are for people given a suspended sentence order with a custodial period of (a) 14 days to less than one month, (b) one month...

      Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of provisions in the Sentencing Bill on the number of new probation officers required.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were released early under the (a) Home Detention Curfew, (b) End of Custody Licence and (c) Detention and Training Order early...

      Reoffenders: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rates were for people given an immediate prison sentence of (a) less than 1 month, (b) 1 month to less than 3 months, (c) 3 months...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders convicted of knife crime offences were sentenced to immediate custody of 12 months or less in each of the last...

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders sentenced to a suspended sentence order were subsequently sent to immediate custody for (a) breaching the...

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the highest number of suspended sentences for different offences served concurrently in the last five years.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences were committed by people on a suspended sentence order by offence in each of the last three years.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what records his Department holds on non-activation by the courts of a custodial sentence when an offender serving a suspended sentence has (a) been...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has had recent discussions with (a) magistrates and (b) judges on his proposal that there should be a presumption against prison sentences of...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the number and proportion of offenders convicted of a knife-crime offence who had previously been convicted of (a)...

      Prisoners on Remand: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on reducing the number of prisoners on remand through the use of electronic tags.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria are used to determine the eligibility of prisoners for early release under the overcrowding alleviation scheme.

  • Department for Education

    • Childcare: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help increase the availability of childcare in Wellingborough constituency.

    • CITB: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Construction Industry Training Board in each year since 2015.

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make an estimate of the median level of student debt held by people in Wellingborough constituency.

      Apprentices and Training: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to promote (a) vocational training and (b) apprenticeships in the (i) digital and (ii) manufacturing...

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many degree apprenticeships were (a) advertised and (b) completed in (i) Wellingborough constituency, (ii) Northamptonshire and (iii) London in...

      Engineering Construction Industry Training Board: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board in each year since 2015.

      Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in each year since its creation.

      Adult Education and Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) budget and (b) outturn spending were for (i) 16-19 learning, (ii) Adult Education Budget, (iii) Adult Skills Fund, (iv) free courses for...

      Student Loans Company: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Student Loans Company in each year since 2015.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of student accommodation.

      Office for Students: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Office for Students in each year since its creation.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help improve educational outcomes for homeless children in temporary accommodation or experiencing rough sleeping.

      Confucius Institutes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential national security implications of Confucius Institutes on UK university...

      Nurseries: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing Government (a) financial and (b) other support for people looking to open new...

      Confucius Institutes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to monitor activities at Confucius Institutes.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's Kinship Care Strategy published on 15 December 2023, what criteria is used to allocate children's social care...

      Special Educational Needs: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help support children with special educational needs in the London Borough of Bexley.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the reasons behind recent trends in levels of student loan interest rates.

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of student debt on the financial security of young people.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the number and proportion of people enrolled in (a) T level foundation year and (b) T levels who have not completed...

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people accessed the National Careers Service (a) through its website, (b) over the phone and (c) face-to-face in financial year 2022-23.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a comparative assessment of the impact of (a) integrating SEND children in mainstream schools and (b) sending SEND children to...

      Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel in each year since its creation.

      Social Work England: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left Social Work England in each year since its creation.

      Office of the Children's Commissioner: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Office of the Children's Commissioner in each year since 2015.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a curiosity-led learning approach in early years settings.

      Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the take up of the newly introduced funded childcare.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the (a) suitability of and (b) need for a review of Provider Access Legislation for students with SEND to assist...

      Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Mental Health Support Teams there were in (a) Wellingborough constituency, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) London in each year since 2010.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the number of additional SEND places that each local authority that has received funding under the Dedicated schools...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to allocate new (a) funding and (b) resources to support children with special educational needs and disabilities in schools.

      Musical Instruments: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in schools in Wellingborough constituency are learning a musical instrument at school.

      Education and Skills Funding Agency: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Education and Skills Funding Agency in each year since its creation.

      School Teachers' Review Body: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the School Teachers' Review Body in each year since 2015.

      Basic Skills: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to improve children's oracy skills in Wellingborough constituency.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the discount rate used to calculate the Resource Accounting and Budgeting charge on student loans is different to the rate used for...

      Schools: Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in Enfield North constituency.

      Natural History: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2023 to Question 3175 on Natural History: GCSE, for what reason the consultation on the subject content was not...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the model history curriculum.

      Independent Review Mechanism: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Independent Review Mechanism in each year since its creation.

      LocatED: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left LocatED in each year since its creation.

      Schools: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a national register of children not in school.

      Office of the Schools Adjudicator: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Office of the Schools Adjudicator in each year since its creation.

      Department for Education: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was of staff diversity networks in her Department in each of the last five years.

      School Libraries: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has provided for school library resources in the London Borough of Havering in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average funding per pupil in mainstream schools was in (a) Wellingborough constituency, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England in each of the...

      Department for Education: Black Lives Matter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Ministers in her Department have met representatives of Black Lives Matter UK in the last five years.

      Children in Care: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of moving schools on children in care; and what steps she is taking to reduce the number of...

      Ofsted: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left Ofsted in each year since its creation.

      Department for Education: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to her Department since 2019.

      Oak National Academy: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left the Oak National Academy in each year since its creation.

      Ofqual: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have left Ofqual in each year since its creation.

      Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase digital learning opportunities across (a) schools and (b) colleges.

      Teachers: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of teachers in Wellingborough constituency.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Minister without Portfolio's article of 12 May 2024 in The Sunday Telegraph, when the Royal Botanic...

    • Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 22 June 2023 to Question 188226 on Water Companies, how many (a) cautions, (b) prosecutions...

      Southern Water: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake an environmental impact assessment of Southern Waters policy on sewage discharges into (a) Langstone...

      Southern Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake an environmental impact assessment of Southern Water’s decision to respond to increased rainfall...

      River Wear: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of pollution in the River Wear.

      Water Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make quaternary water treatment mandatory for sewage plants serving large...

      Air Quality Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the end of the air quality grant scheme on pollution levels.

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release of 4 August 2023 entitled £6 million to improve air quality in local communities,...

      Air Quality Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has provided through the Air Quality Grant in each constituency in (a) each of the last...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 13 November 2023 to Question 410 on Flood Control: Finance, how much of the £800 million...

      Solid Fuels: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2024 to Question 21619, what his planned timetable is for (a) completing the Emission...

      Environment Protection: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the transparency data entitled Defra: spending over £25,000, February 2024, published on 13 May 2024,...

      Import Controls: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May to Question 24028 on Import Controls: Disease Control, if he will publish a list of all...

      Animal Products and Plants: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had with food import businesses before implementation of physical checks on (a) animal and (b) plant...

      Plants: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to SB6 of the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier (Rhododendron Control), how many agreements have been...

      Plants: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the SB6 Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier grant for rhododendron control.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 19 February 2024 from the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston on the...

      Animal and Plant Health Agency: Finance and Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how (a) much funding was provided to and (b) many people were employed at the National Bee Unit of the Animal and Plant...

      Import Controls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2024 to Question 20051 Import Controls: Fees and Charges, whether consignments from the...

      Import Controls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 12 March 2024 to Question 13303, whether he plans to lay the statutory instruments required...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to his Department since 2019.

      Hedges and Ditches: Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of his Department's guidance on hedge laying; and if he will include roadside...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Water Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his planned timetable is to make a decision on whether Planetary Technologies and South West Water will be granted...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which stakeholders his Department has consulted during the Rotary Wing strategy refresh.

    • Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish the conclusions of the Rotary Wing strategy refresh.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's timescales are for concluding the Rotary Wing strategy refresh.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the objectives for the Rotary Wing strategy refresh.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's progress on improving service accommodation since his appointment.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to take steps to end the procurement from China of clothing for (a) the SAS, (b) snipers, (c) the Red Arrows and (d) other military units.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of manufacturing all British armed forces uniforms in the UK.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of manufacturing armed forces uniforms abroad on security.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a breakdown of countries with current British Armed Forces uniform manufacturing contracts.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of armed forces uniforms are manufactured in the UK.

      Defence Business Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all the contracts managed by Defence Business Services.

      Defence Business Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value is of the contracts managed by Defence Business Services.

      Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2024 to Question 15742 of 26 February, when he plans to place the information requested in the Library.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are based at Marchwood Military Port.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) full time and (b) reservist Armed Forces personnel are working on recruitment for the (i) British Army, (ii) Royal Navy, (iii) RAF and (iv)...

      Armed Forces: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2024 to Question 21508 on Armed Forces: Health, for what reasons members of the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase value for money in procurement.

      Rosyth Dockyard: Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure the safety and (b) mitigate potential risks posed by the decommissioning of nuclear submarines at...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 25 July 2023 to Question 194671, what his Department's recruitment targets for the armed forces are for 2024-25.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Question 21542 on Armed Forces: Housing tabled by the Rt hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne on 15 April 2024.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Question 21541 on Armed Forces: Housing tabled by the Rt hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne on 15 April 2024.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) of his Department's civilian personnel, (b) Armed Forces personnel and (c) external private contractors work on recruitment for the (i)...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of soldiers that took the Soldier Conditioning Review were graded (a) condition, (b) unconditioned and (c) other in each...

      Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of staff diversity networks in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personal data incidents have affected Defence Children Services schools and settings since 2010.

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have (a) applied for and (b) received a Veterans' ID Card in (a) South Holland and the Deepings constituency and (b) Lincolnshire.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2024 to Question 25754 on Armed Forces: Recruitment, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of the senior...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many notices to quit have been issued by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to (a) service and (b) non service families in Service Family...

      HMS Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on (a) upkeep and (b) maintenance of HMS Westminster since October 2022.

      RFA Argus: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out of service date is for RFA Argus.

      Multi-role Ocean Surveillance Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's press release entitled New Golden Age of shipbuilding as new UK-built warships boost Navy building programme to up to...

      Frigates: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department receives a payment for each export order of Type (a) 26 and (b) 31 frigate.

      HMS Bulwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Bulwark will next deploy.

      British Antarctic Territory: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the security of the British Antarctic Territory.

      Military Exercises: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to increase the (a) number and (b) frequency of the military training exercises conducted with NATO allies at army...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Ukrainian military personnel have been trained via Operation INTERFLEX.

      Multi-role Ocean Surveillance Ships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding has (a) been committed to and (b) been spent on the Multi-Role Support Ship programme.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether officials in his Department are supporting the work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to de-escalate the civil war in Sudan.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release entitled UK to supply more than 10,000 drones to Ukraine, published on 7 March 2024, how many drones have been...

      Military Alliances: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the European Intervention Initiative in protecting European security interests.

      Japan: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to improve defence cooperation with Japan in the Indo-Pacific.

      Nesscliffe Training Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are being accommodated at Nesscliffe Training Camp.

      Defence Business Services: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of civil servants at Defence Business Services have had information security training in the last 12 months.

      Nesscliffe Training Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to reduce the number of people being accommodated at Nesscliffe Training Camp.

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 16 May 2023 to Question 184569 on Ministry of Defence: Data Protection, if he will make an estimate of the number of...

      Portsmouth Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are based at HMNB Portsmouth as of May 2024.

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are based at RM Condor.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of (a) cars and (b) other vehicles used by his Department were made in Britain.

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will establish a representative panel consisting of (a) victims and (b) victims' families to scruitnise the contaminated blood compensation scheme.

      Trade Promotion: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Ministers attended the Great Futures conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 14 and 15 May 2024.

      Trade Promotion: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of the Great Futures programme in Saudi Arabia.

      Civil Servants: Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2024 to Question 18036 on Civil Servants: Veterans, whether he plans to capture regional data on veterans who access...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every family who lost a relative from infected blood is compensated.

      Veterans: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Veterans’ Career Development Fund on employment levels for veterans.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy to ensure that interim payments are made to those who have been affected by infected blood.

      Public Sector: Risk Management

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to (a) monitor and (b) manage risk across the public sector.

      Government: Accountability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure public accountability for decision making in government.

      Civil Servants: Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2024 to Question 18034 on Civil Servants: Veterans, what his planned timetable is for implementation of those...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking further steps with private sector employers to help support more veterans into employment.

      Veterans: New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what support his Department is providing to veterans to help them become entrepreneurs.

      Veterans: Employment and Mental Health Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to help increase access to (a) mental health services and (b) employment opportunities for Veterans in Southport...

      Civil Servants: Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2024 to Question 18033 on Civil Servants: Veterans, if he will make an estimate of the number of veterans from...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants are parents of a child with special educational needs in (a) the UK and (b)...

    • Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent work coaches were working specifically to support young people as of 21 May 2024.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches were employed to support young people in (a) 2021, (b) 2022 and (c) 2023.

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has had discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report into...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of changes to the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s on those women in...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on (a) dedicated work coaches, (b) support elements separate to the work coaches and (c) youth hubs through his...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of women born in the 1950s who have been impacted by State Pension age changes.

      Universal Credit: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant the Answer of 24 April 2024 to Question 22551 on Universal Credit: Employment, what her planned timetable is for the (a) conclusion...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of staff diversity networks in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people entered employment through the people and skills strand of the European Social Fund in each year since its inception until its end.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) face-to-face, (b) remote and (c) paper-based Personal Independence Payment assessments resulted in claims being (i) awarded, (ii)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report entitled Women’s State Pension age: our findings on injustice...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report into women’s State Pension age changes, published on 21 March...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Youth Hubs there were in 2021.

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of changes to the State Pension age on women born in the 1950s in Southend West constituency.

      Attendance Allowance: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2024 to Question 24973 on Attendance Allowance: Employment, for what reason his Department does not record...

      State Retirement Pensions: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on communicating future increases to the State Pension age to the public.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to his Department since 2019.

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman report into the changes to Women’s State Pension Age, published on 21...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman report into the changes to Women’s State Pension Age, published on 21...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Community Relations: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help promote community cohesion in (a) towns and (b) cities.

    • Social Rented Housing: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding his Department has provided to Slough Borough Council for social housing projects in each of the last...

      Leasehold: Forfeiture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what data his Department holds on the number of leasehold homes that have been repossessed under forfeiture in each region...

      Property Management Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Competence and Conduct Standard for social housing, published on...

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help (a) reduce the number of children in temporary accommodation and (b) increase...

      Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act 2023

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department plans to take to implement the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act 2023.

      Regional Planning and Development: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his planned timetable is for confirming the levelling up funding for Warrington North.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) improve the quality of and (b) increase the number of outreach...

      Rented Housing: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many veterans were evicted from their properties in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2021-22 and (c) 2022-23.

      Recreation Spaces: Wellingborough

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

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number of children unable to continue in their existing educational placements as a...

      Swimming Pools: Bingley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with Bradford Council on its progress on re-opening the swimming pool in Bingley.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will issue guidance to the directors of right to manage companies on their potential liability for fires at...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the construction of homes on (a) flood plains and (b)...

      Housing: Disability

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

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to work across Departments on supporting people with multiple complex...

      Homelessness: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of extending the move-on period from 28 to 56 days for refugees...

      Sleeping Rough: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to continue funding for the Rough Sleeping Initiative after 2025.

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he will publish the outcome of his Department's consultation entitled Private parking code of practice: call for...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the ban on new leasehold houses to flats.

      Commonhold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help improve the take-up of commonhold as an alternative to leasehold ownership.

      Help to Buy Scheme: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many Help to Buy homeowners are waiting for a decision on a loan redemption application in (a) Wellingborough and (b)...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department will respond to its consultation entitled Modern leasehold: restricting ground rent for existing...

      Local Government: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the adequacy of local services outsourced by local authorities.

      Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of people living in overcrowded housing in Wellingborough...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the budgetary capacity of local authorities to deliver pay awards in line with inflation.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2024 to Question 25157 on Local Government: Elections, whether the number of veterans...

      Social Rented Housing: Mould

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the prevalence of damp and mould in social housing in (a)...

      Energy Performance Certificates: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of houses in Wellingborough constituency that have an energy performance...

      Sleeping Rough: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support his Department provided to rough sleepers in Wellingborough constituency in Winter 2023-24; and what steps...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasure and (b) the Prime Minister's Office on the local government...

      Public Libraries: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding his Department has provided for library resources in the London Borough of Havering in each of the last...

      Local Government Finance: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with Bradford Council on its financial viability.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2024 to Question 25652 on Local Government: Elections, if he will survey returning...

      Social Rented Housing: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Communities Minister on the sustainability of social housing...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Lottery Community Fund: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the National Lottery Community Fund in each year since its creation.

    • VisitBritain: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left VisitBritain in each year since 2015.

      Advisory Council on National Records and Archives: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives in each year since 2015.

      Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest in each year since 2015.

      Theatres Trust: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the Theatres Trust in each year since 2015.

      UK Sport: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left UK Sport in each year since 2015.

      Treasure Valuation Committee: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the Treasure Valuation Committee in each year since 2015.

      BBC: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the BBC in each year since 2015.

      Historic Royal Palaces: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the Historic Royal Palaces in each year since 2015.

      Broadcasting: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing broadcasters to use verified fact checkers during the media blackout...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to her Department since 2019.

      Black Lives Matter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Ministers in her Department have met representatives of Black Lives Matter UK in the last five years.

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with Ofcom on greater flexibility for local TV licences.

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to work with the local television sector to ensure that future local television licence conditions...

      Broadcasting: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date Ofcom last imposed statutory sanctions on a broadcaster for breaches of impartiality rules; and what the circumstances of...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on Ministerial clearance of contracts relating to external equality, diversity and inclusion providers.

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to take steps to monitor secondary ticketing practices.

      Music: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to respond to the APPG on Music report entitled Artificial Intelligence and the Music Industry- Master or Servant,...

      Sport England: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left Sport England in each year since 2015.

      National Gallery: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the National Gallery in each year since 2015.

      Sports Grounds Safety Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Sports Grounds Safety Authority staff have left that organisation in each year since 2015.

      UK Anti-doping: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left UK Anti-Doping in each year since 2015.

      Football: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps with relevant football bodies to help increase British Asian representation in football (a) on and (b) off the pitch.

      Football: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps with relevant football bodies to help increase the level of volunteering in grassroots football.

      National Citizen Service Trust: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff have left the National Citizen Service in each year since 2015.

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress she has made on developing a National Vision for Facilities; and whether she plans to make that vision publicly available...

      British Overseas Territories: Scouts and Guides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support Scouting and Girlguiding in the British Overseas Territories.

      Gambling: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of research, prevention and treatment commissioning when the statutory gambling...

      Gambling Act 2005 Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the article by the Gambling Commission entitled Evaluating the impact of the Gambling Act Review, published on 19...

      Historic Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) reducing and (b) abolishing VAT on (i) maintenance and (ii)...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will provide additional financial support to help the creative sector meet (a) energy and (b) maintenance costs.

      S4C: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government and the independent television production sector on the appointment of...

      Music

      What recent assessment she has made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on the music industry.

      Broadcasting: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Ofcom on enforcement of the Broadcasting Code.

  • Home Office

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press release entitled Prime Minister announces new funding to stop the boats, published on 20 May 2024, if he will...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what visa schemes are available to Palestinians seeking to reunite with family in the UK.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who arrived in the UK by small boats in 2023 are (a) male and (b) female.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May to Question 26458 on Oppression, if he will publish his speech to the Hong Kong Symposium on 27 April 2024.

      Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential role of gender discrimination in (a) violence and (b) sexual violence against women and girls.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of (a) cases of extradition related to fraud and (b) convictions related to fraud have been successfully...

      British National (Overseas): British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to support people from Hong Kong with British National (Overseas) visas to apply for British...

      Home Office: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to their Department since 2019.

      Electric Bicycles: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to (a) help prevent and (b) raise awareness of the risks of e-bike fires.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to increase the accountability of police (a) services and (b) officers to the public.

      Abortion: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2024 to Question 25404 on Abortion: Demonstrations, whether he plans to publish a response to the...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of trends in the number of police officers operating visibly in communities on the...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support victims of (a) domestic abuse and (b) coercive control post-separation.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that student visas are not used solely to gain residence in the UK.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department takes to ensure the police's use of powers at protests is compliant with human rights standards.

      Slavery: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many identified victims of modern slavery in Sheffield were referred using the National Referral Mechanism in (a) 2023 and (b) 2024 to date.

      Knives: Amnesties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on the surrender and compensation scheme for Zombie-style knives and machetes.

      Home Office: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations have been undertaken by his Department's Professional Standards Unit in each year by (a) immigration, borders and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many contracted security personnel employed for constituency offices are paid below the minimum wage when...

    • Members: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will make an assessment of the adequacy of the terms and conditions of employment relating...

      Members: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to ensure that security personnel employed at constituency surgeries by...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how much aid he has given to organisations providing humanitarian assistance in Gaza since October 2023.

    • Sudan: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates on that country's role (a) with the Rapid Support Forces and (b) in Sudan.

      Gaza: UNRWA

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will have discussions with the UN on the recently released footage of Palestinians firing from inside an UNRWA compound in eastern Rafah.

      Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2024 to Question 7549 on Hamas: Audio Equipment, what steps his Department is taking to help support Israel to remove...

      Gaza: Fuels

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has made an estimate of the amount of fuel required to operate electricity generators in Gaza; and if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of...

      Cuba: Development Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how much official development assistance the UK has provided (a) bilaterally and (b) multilaterally to Cuba since 2010.

      Arvin Nathaniel Ghahremani

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Iran on stopping the execution of Arvin Nathaniel Ghahremani.

      British Antarctic Territory

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how many officials in his Department are stationed on the British Antarctic Territory as of 20 May 2024.

      Saudi Arabia: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, which human rights issues Ministers raised with their Saudi counterparts during the Great Futures conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 14 and 15 May 2024.

      Development Aid: Police

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, with reference to paragraph 4.27 of the report by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact entitled ICAI follow-up review of 2022-23 reports, published on 16...

      Sudan: Women

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps he is taking to help protect women in El Fasher.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Equality

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what the total cost to the public purse was of staff diversity networks in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Israel: Hamas

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps he is taking to support Israeli military operations against Hamas.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to their Department since 2019.

      Gaza and Israel: International Law

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the joint statement by international NGOs on humanitarian law in Gaza,...

      Cyprus: Convention on Cluster Munitions and Ottawa Convention

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what plans his Department has to encourage the full membership of (a) the Republic of Cyprus and (b) Northern Cyprus to the Convention on Cluster Munitions;...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department is taking in its role as penholder on Sudan at the UN Security Council to help prevent further violence in (a) El Fasher and (b) Sudan.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an estimate of the number of unaccompanied children in Gaza that have family in the UK; and whether he is taking steps to support family...

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent support his Department has provided to Sudan.

      Development Aid: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will publish a list of his Department's expenditure directly targeting reproductive health under input sector codes (a) 13010, (b) 13021/22, (c) 13030...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has made changes to the planned distribution of aid in Gaza.

      Africa: Private Military and Security Companies

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what assessment he has made of the (a) role and (b) impact of (i) the Wagner Group and (ii) other Russian funded mercenary forces in Africa.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he is taking steps to investigate reports of Israeli air strikes on refugee camps in Gaza.

      Sudan: UN Security Council

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department has taken in its role as the penholder on Sudan at the United Nations Security Council.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of Israel’s political strategy on Gaza.

      Cyprus: Land Mines

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how much the Department (a) has spent in the last ten years and (b) plans to spend in each of the next three years on de-mining efforts in (i) the Republic of...

      Amit Soussana

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the testimony of Amit Soussana.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the recent attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo on democratic (a) processes and (b)...

      Hamas: Israel

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent estimate he has made of the number of British (a) dual-nationals and (b) citizens that were killed during the terrorist attack on Israel...

      Development Aid: Arms Length Bodies

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department is taking to improve the transparency of aid provided by arms-length bodies.

      Turkey: Hamas

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has had recent discussions with his Turkish counterpart on the reported granting of (a) citizenship and (b) passports to senior Hamas figures (i)...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department is taking to improve the transparency of aid.

      Hamas: UNRWA

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2024 to Question 20817 on Hamas: UNRWA, what assessment he has made of the threats faced by UNRWA staff members (a) John...

      Development Aid: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how much and what proportion of total Government official development assistance was allocated to sexual and reproductive health and rights in (a) 2021, (b)...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of Government legal advice on his policies in the context of Israel’s proposed military operations...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has had discussions with his counterparts in (a) the US and (b) France on the war in Sudan since the start of that conflict.

      Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how many (a) people and (b) entities connected to the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan have been sanctioned by the UK Government.

      Gaza and Israel: International Law

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the joint statement by international NGOs on humanitarian law in Gaza published by...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps he is taking to (a) support an extension of the mandate for the Fact-Finding Mission for Sudan at the UN Human Rights Council, (b) support the (i)...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department is taking to help support a (a) sustainable and (b) peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Unrwa

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, when (a) he and (b) the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs last met representatives of UNRWA.

      Zimbabwe: Economic Situation and Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent discussions he has had with his Zimbabwean counterpart on the (a) economic and (b) humanitarian situation in that country.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Security

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the safety of British citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the recent attempted coup.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on ensuring safe passage of aid convoys through (a) Israel and (b) Israeli-controlled...

      Mozambique: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) implications for his policies of the recent insurgent attacks around (i) Macomia, (ii) Missufine and (iii)...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will take diplomatic steps to help prevent the expansion of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what estimate his Department has made of the number of civilians killed in Sudan since the start of the civil war in that country.

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps he is taking with regional partners to facilitate aid access to all parts of Sudan.

      Hamas and Israel: Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the issuance of arrest warrants for (a) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and (b)...

      Development Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, with reference to paragraph 4.11 of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s report entitled UK aid’s international climate finance...

      Hamas: UNRWA

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will have discussions with his UN counterparts on the reports of an alleged Hamas (a) war room and (b) weapons depot being located in a UNRWA school in...

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has made changes to the planned distribution of aid in Sudan.

      Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps he is taking as the penholder on Sudan at the UN Security Council to prevent the flow of arms to the Rapid Support Forces.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of humanitarian aid supplied to Gaza in the last six months; and what information his Department holds on...

      Developing Countries: International Assistance

      To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps his Department is taking to support multi-lateral institutions in promoting good governance in the global south.

  • Treasury

    • Childcare: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help ensure that parents who are eligible for tax free childcare in Northern Ireland access that support.

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on utilising the reserves in resource funding for 2024-25.

      Childcare: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families have taken up tax free childcare allowances in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Financial Conduct Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) proposals to publicly announce the names of firms and/or...

      Treasury: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to their Department since 2019.

      Wines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the easement for levying wine duty beyond February 2025.

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • UK Research and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to help align UK Research and Innovation priorities with Government priorities.

    • Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of hosting a global summit on human-specific technologies for...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to help support scientists to transition to animal-free, human-specific technologies...

      Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to extend...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Batteries: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what progress her Department has made on the installation of large-scale battery storage facilities across the UK.

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she plans to publish a strategic roadmap for solar.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the professional skills of certified installers for the microgeneration...

      District Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of shared ground loops on the decarbonisation of domestic heating;...

      Ofgem: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left Ofgem in each year since 2015.

      Civil Nuclear Police Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the Civil Nuclear Police Authority in each year since 2015.

      Coal Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the Coal Authority in each year since 2015.

      Climate Change Committee: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the Committee on Climate Change in each year since its creation.

      Great British Nuclear: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left Great British Nuclear in each year since its creation.

      North Sea Transition Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the North Sea Transition Authority staff in each year since its creation.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in each year since 2015.

      Salix Finance: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left Salix Finance Ltd in each year since 2015.

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the UK Atomic Energy Authority in each year since 2015.

      Committee on Fuel Poverty: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the Committee on Fuel Poverty in each year since its creation.

      Committee on Radioactive Waste Management: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many staff have left the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management in each year since its creation.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what support is available for people (a) during and (b) after installation of heat pumps through the microgeneration certification...

      Great British Nuclear: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the number of full-time permanent staff required for Great British Nuclear to fulfill its remit; how...

      Solar Power: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department (a) is taking and (b) plans to take steps to encourage the use of balcony solar in urban environments.

      Electric Vehicles: National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effectiveness of vehicle-to-grid technology.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the press release entitled Families, business and industry to get energy efficiency support, published on 18...

      District Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of shared ground loops on decarbonising heat for (a) properties...

      Boiler Upgrade Scheme: District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of updating the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to include shared ground loop systems.

      Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department plans to take to support clean heat installations via Wave 3 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

      District Heating: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Green Heat Network Fund in supporting shared ground loop...

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of heat pump installers there are.

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment she has made of progress by (a) the oil and gas sector and (b) her Department towards meeting (i) targets...

      Offshore Industry: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had recent discussions with trade unions on workers' needs in the context of the transition from oil and gas to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Chelsea Football Club: Sales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in using the proceeds from the sale of Chelsea Football Club for the benefit of the people of Ukraine.

    • Brazil: Floods

      To ask His Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the government of Brazil, if any, following the recent flooding in Rio Grande do Sul.

      Israel: Press Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the government of Israel’s decision to shut down the operations of the Al Jazeera television network in that country, what discussions they...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are taking action, with international partners, to dissuade the government of Israel from undertaking a military ground offensive in Rafah, Gaza.

      Russia: British Antarctic Territory

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with Russian oil and gas exploration entities operating in the British Antarctic Territory, and what agreements have been made.

      Rwanda: Entry Clearances

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to make representations to the government of Rwanda about the denial of entry into that country of a senior researcher at Human Rights...

      Mubarak Bala

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made recent representations to the government of Nigeria in relation to (1) the ongoing detention of Mubarak Bala, President of the Nigerian...

      Sudan: Famine

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the UK address to the UN Security Council on 19 April, what is their assessment of progress being made in reaching people at risk of starvation in Sudan.

      Malawi: Food Aid

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their response to the state of disaster declared due to the drought and resultant food shortages in Malawi, and whether they plan to provide additional aid...

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether any of the £85 million recently announced to tackle antimicrobial resistance will be used to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the performance and impact of the statutory duty of candour on NHS staff and health service providers, and (2) how many...

    • Anaesthetics: Vacancies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address anaesthetic workforce shortages.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the findings of the first quarterly report of the National Audit of Metastatic Breast Cancer, published on 10 April, what steps they are taking to...

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Compensation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report First Do No Harm, published on 8 July 2020, what steps they will take to...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have an update on when Liberty Protection Safeguards will be introduced; and when they anticipate that these safeguards will replace the Deprivation...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in light of the report Who Cares Wins published by Community Integrated Care in March, what assessment they have made of how improving pay for front-line...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many Deprivation of Liberty orders have been made in England and Wales since their inception; and whether they will provide a geographical breakdown of...

      NHS: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to place in the Library of the House a copy of the data protection impact assessment for the NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) and each current...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of excess deaths that have arisen as a consequence of restrictions and lockdowns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask His Majesty's Government why they intend to consult on their longstanding commitment regarding single-sex hospital accommodation in their NHS Constitution 10-year review.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to data released by the Office for National Statistics Alcohol-specific deaths in the UK: registered in 2022, published on 22 April, which showed...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish a national pathway for the elective care of all ophthalmology conditions, in addition to that currently in place for cataracts.

      Social Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they taking to ensure that local councils in England are able to meet their statutory duties to provide adult social care for 2025–26, ...

      Social Services: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of vacancy rates and (2) of frontline social care and support staff turnover on (a) the quality of care that those...

  • Department for Education

    • Social Workers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to better equipping social workers to support families in need, including through the provision of delegated budgets for them to...

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) update statutory guidance to classify homeless children as needing support from children’s social care services, and (2)...

      Overseas Students

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economy of the fall in applications by international students to study in the UK.

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the scale of antisemitic activity and incidents currently being committed on university campuses.

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the National Union of Students to take action to combat antisemitism on university campuses.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase investment in children’s services and provide updated funding formulae to (1) direct resources according to...

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total value of the Department for Education’s apprenticeships budget in each financial year since 2017–18.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of apprentice levy-paying employers have transferred the maximum 25 per cent of their levy contributions to other employers in each financial...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with university Vice Chancellors to combat antisemitism on university campuses; and what steps they intend to take to improve...

      Overseas Students: China and Hong Kong

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Amnesty International report published on 13 May “On my campus, I am afraid": China's Targeting of Overseas Students...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of the school age population in England have been designated as having special educational needs in the 2023–24 academic year to date.

      Overseas Students: Economic Situation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic contribution of international students.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the area covered by the London Fringe Allowance to facilitate teacher recruitment in urban areas adjacent to London.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether children in low-income families are permitted to use funding from the apprenticeship levy to stay on at secondary school.

      Religion: Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of removing subject knowledge enhancement grants for religious education upon (1) the recruitment of teachers in that...

      Religion: Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consultation was undertaken with the religious education community before removing subject knowledge enhancement grants from religious education.

      Special Educational Needs: Expenditure

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure on special educational needs in England in 2023–24; and what is their forecast expenditure for 2024–25.

      Overseas Students: Economic Situation

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of international students in subsidising domestic students in universities.

      Religion: Education

      To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of the successful applicants for secondary teacher training for religious education in the current recruitment year received a subject knowledge...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Remote Working

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of hybrid working models in the Civil Service; and what steps they are taking to adapt policies to balance the benefits of both...

    • Import Controls

      To ask His Majesty's Government when their planned Border Target Operating Model will be implemented.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government how, and when, infected and affected people not currently registered with a support scheme will be able to register to apply for compensation.

      Public Bodies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to extend a legal duty of candour on public bodies other than healthcare providers.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government how the infected blood compensation scheme will include people infected with other hepatitis viruses, such as (1) hepatitis B, and (2) hepatitis D.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government what legal or other support will be made available to infected and affected people when making applications for compensation for infected blood; and how the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Infected Blood Inquiry: The Report published on 20 May, when infected and affected people will receive new interim compensation payments;...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether payments of compensation to contaminated blood victims will be funded outside the projected annual expenditure on health and social security budgets.

      Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask His Majesty's Government from which (1) departments, (2) arms-length bodies, and (3) other organisations the number of civil servants will be reduced to help fund the commitment to spend...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that there are no time limits on starting or completing applications for compensation for infected blood.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform the Single Justice Procedure (SJP) to enable magistrates to properly consider each case before them and to minimise any...

    • Reoffenders

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reoffending rates following community sentences which include (1) a drug rehabilitation requirement, (2) an alcohol...

      Prisoners

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many prisoners were recalled to prison under (1) imprisonment for public protection sentences, and (2) all categories, in 2023.

      Prison Accommodation: USA

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to purchasing prison space in US Federal or State prisons to house UK prisoners to free up prison space.

      Closed Material Procedures

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the Independent report on the operation of closed material procedure under the Justice and Security Act 2013, which...

      Unfair Dismissal

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the average length of proceedings in cases of wrongful dismissal being heard by employment tribunals in each of the past five years.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask His Majesty's Government, excluding sexual or violent offences, under what circumstances can someone subject to an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence who has completed their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Supply: Devon

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the recent parasitic outbreak in drinking water in Devon, what assessment they have made of (1) the proposed compensation for affected consumers,...

    • Drinking Water and Sewage: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address public concerns concerning (1) the quality of drinking water, and (2) the discharge of untreated waste into the sea, rivers...

      Environment Agency: Standards

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Environment Agency in relation to (1) monitoring water quality, and (2) taking appropriate remedial action.

      Salmon: Rivers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the declining numbers of salmon in national rivers, especially the River Ure.

      Salmon: River Ure

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they or the Environment Agency are taking steps to support the Yorkshire Dales Salmon Group in stocking the River Ure with salmon; and if not, why.

      Salmon: River Ure

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Environment Agency approved proposals by the Yorkshire Dales Salmon Group to stock the River Ure with young salmon in 2012; if so, whether it...

      Air Quality Grant Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the University of Copenhagen Lifetime exposure to air pollution and academic achievement: A nationwide cohort...

      Air Quality Grant Scheme

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the impact that withdrawing funding for the Air Quality Grant Scheme will have on public health.

      Water Companies

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether water companies are required to have full and complete maps of their sewage network infrastructure, and if so how this is enforced.

      Lake Windermere: Pollution

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of pollution in Lake Windermere.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask His Majesty's Government why the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has taken over responsibility for bovine tuberculosis vaccination from the Minister of Agriculture,...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • War Memorials

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect, preserve and improve the condition of war memorials erected in streets, squares and public spaces in the UK.

    • Mobile Libraries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the (1) total, and (2) regional, number of mobile libraries currently in operation; and what are the comparable figures for each year since 2009.

      Television Licences: Fees and Charges

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for TV licence fee payers as consumers who pay monthly instalments being required to pay more in the first 12...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether, when referencing benefits, they will gross up the value of each benefit to demonstrate a direct and fair comparison with salaries paid to people who are...

    • Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what changes the Department for Work and Pensions has made to its procedures to ensure that the overpayment of carer's allowance to recipients cannot occur in the...

      Broadcasting Programmes and Film: Health and Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which health and safety is regulated to British standards on UK film and television productions when they are...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to forgoing repayment of the overpayment to recipients of carer’s allowance in instances where the Department for Work and...

      Broadcasting Programmes and Film: Health and Safety

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of mandating health and safety training on film and television productions, similar to those mandated during the COVID-19 period.

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment has the Department for Work and Pensions made of its own culpability in issuing overpayments to recipients of carer's allowance.

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the maximum amount that the Department for Work and Pensions is seeking to recover from any individual recipient of carer's allowance as a result of...

      Workplace Pensions

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 24 April (HL3731), what discussions officials have had with occupational pension schemes...

      Post Offices: Prosecutions

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Offord of Garvel on 13 May (HL Deb col 456), what were the titles of the 62 cases prosecuted by the Department of Work...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Sub Post Offices

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Department of Work and Pensions has transcripts of court judgments and accompanying documents for all cases related to the prosecution of...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask His Majesty's Government from how many recipients of carer's allowance the Department for Work and Pensions is seeking repayment following overpayment of that allowance.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 6 December 2021 (HL4310), what is the median state pension for (1) men, and (2) women, for...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what information is provided to newly unemployed people about the availability of new style jobseeker's allowance (JSA); and what is their estimate of the number...

      Social Security Benefits: Carers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that carers are not pushed into benefit debt through lack of awareness about the earnings rules.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following their press release on 1 May stating that detention capacity had been increased to more than 2,200 spaces for those being removed to Rwanda, how...

    • Immigration Controls: Families

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 14 May (HL Deb cols 565–70), whether they will now answer the question as to whether the family test...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

    • Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the feasibility of producing green gas from grass-fed anaerobic digesters, and (2) the claim by the Green Foundation and...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Antisemitism

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current scale of antisemitic activity and incidents in the UK.

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) support rough sleepers, and (2) ensure their access to support services.

      Mayors

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish further metro mayors in England.

      Retail Trade: Empty Property

      To ask His Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to address (1) concerns raised by landlords about potential below-market rents, and (2) any impact on property valuations, as a...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether the latest version of the Private Parking Code of Practice due to be issued shortly will include requirements on the use of the Welsh language in relation...

      Hospitals and Schools: Buildings

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address infrastructure and building safety issues within (1) school buildings, and (2) the NHS estate; and what is their current risk...

      Broadcasting: Wales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government about devolving broadcasting and communication.

      Administration of Justice and Police: Wales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government about devolving justice and policing.

      Community Relations: Religion

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendation of Colin Bloom in his report Does government ‘do God?’ An independent review into how government engages...

      Community Relations: Religion

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the review by Colin Bloom Does government 'do God?' An independent review into how government engages with faith, published...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following Asda's recent announcement about developing a town centre in London, what steps they are taking to support supermarket chains’ initiatives...

      Sleeping Rough: Women

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many women in England were rough sleeping in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, (3) 2021, (4) 2022, and (5) 2023.

      Public Sector: Religion

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the faith literacy of those on the public payroll, including (1) civil servants, (2) the police, (3) NHS staff, and (4)...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask His Majesty's Government what was the percentage turnout of voters in the May county council elections in England, by county.

      Land Use: Public Consultation

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish draft National Development Management Policies for consultation.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to simplify voter identification requirements after the local elections on 2 May.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many public bus journeys were taken in England in each year from 2010 until the most recent year for which records are available.

    • Electric Vehicles: Vans

      To ask His Majesty's Government when they plan to deliver the reforms to category B driving licence flexibility proposed by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles to reduce the barriers to...

      Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 20 May (HC Deb col 270–272WH), when the decision was made that the Low...

      Electric Bicycles: Electric Motors

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent shops from selling e-bike motor kits which exceed the 250-watt legal limit.

      Electric Bicycles: Regulation

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their consultation Smarter regulation: proposed changes to legislation for electrically assisted pedal cycles, which ran from 29 February to 25...

      West Coast Main Line

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to expediting the application by Virgin Trains to run a service on the West Coast Main Line; and when they intend to...

      Railways: North Wales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Avanti West Coast train executive in relation to their performance in maintaining scheduled direct passenger services between...

      Network Rail: Roads

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 16 May (HL4380), for what reason they do not have an inventory of pathways and roads that...

      Old Oak Common Station: Passengers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the expected passenger flow numbers from the Great Western station to be opened at Old Oak Common to London Paddington on the Elizabeth line.

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask His Majesty's Government what strategic plans they have to increase private investment in the Midlands Rail Hub.

      Old Oak Common Station

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the expected walking time between leaving HS2 trains at Old Oak Common and transferring to (1) the Elizabeth line, (2) Great Western local services, and...

      Crewe Station

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 16 May (HL4323), why it will take until 2029 to replace the roof at Crewe Station.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are their estimates for each of the past five years of the amount of money lost to rail companies by ticket fraud and evasion; and what measures they plan to...

      Old Oak Common Station: Passengers

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many passengers on inter-city services are expected to alight or load at Old Oak Common compared to London Paddington.

      East Coast Main Line: Timetables

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 13 May (HL4207), what impact the rigidity of the Network Code has had on the revision of train...

      Old Oak Common Station: Construction

      To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of constructing the Great Western station at Old Oak Common with (1) four platform faces to serve the Elizabeth line and...

      Old Oak Common Station: Passengers

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the expected passenger flow numbers from the Great Western station to be opened at Old Oak Common (1) on HS2 to Slough, London Heathrow and Reading,...

  • Treasury

    • Cost of Living

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) address, and (2) mitigate, the ongoing increased cost-of-living.

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much each Government department has under-spent against their (1) capital, and (2) current expenditure, budgets.

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask His Majesty's Government, in the light of the fluctuations in mortgage rates, what steps they are taking to ensure guidance and support is available to help homebuyers when deciding their...

      NHS: Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to establishing a sovereign wealth fund, funded by surpluses generated from the commercial value of the use of NHS data sets,...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether their commitment to spend 2.5 per cent of gross domestic product on defence by 2030 has been incorporated into the Treasury’s baseline budgets.

      Trade: Holyhead and the Republic of Ireland

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the most recent figures for the volume of trade between Holyhead and the Republic of Ireland; and how these compare with corresponding figures in 2015.

      UK Trade with EU: Carbon Emissions

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to align the UK's carbon border tax with the EU's mechanism to ensure that the UK steel industry is not adversely affected by the delayed...

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the negative impacts that the removal of tax-free shopping from the UK has had and will have for retail businesses across all sectors.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much money (1) was raised by the apprenticeships levy, and (2) was passed onto the devolved nations from levy receipts, in each financial year since 2017–18.

      Interest Rates

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) address, and (2) mitigate, any potential risks associated with falling interest rates; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Labour Market: Databases

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of unreliable labour market data on the accuracy of inflation forecasts and other economic indicators used...

      Stock Market

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of the recent performance of the UK stock market on (1) investor confidence, and (2) economic recovery.

      Crown Estate Commissioners: Wales

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government about devolving the Crown Estate.

      Money

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the use of cash in the purchasing of everyday goods and services.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • D-day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what role they have played in providing funding for the commemoration events in Northern Ireland for the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings; and what...

    • Armed Forces: Data Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Defence on 7 May (HC Deb cols 466–467), how many retired military personnel have been affected by the...

      Armed Forces

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is the total number of personnel in the armed forces in the UK, including reserve forces.

      Earl of Minto: Defence Police Federation

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many meetings the Earl of Minto has had with representatives from the Defence Police Federation since November 2023.

      Earl of Minto: Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many meetings the Earl of Minto has had with the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police since November 2023.

      Leo Docherty

      To ask His Majesty's Government who funded the recent trip of the Minister for the Armed Forces, Leo Docherty MP, to Bahrain; and, insofar as sponsorship was provided by the government of...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Horizon IT System: Convictions

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the sub-postmasters’ convictions secured by the Crown Prosecution Service had an input from the Department of Work and Pensions.

    • Tourism: VAT

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the removal of tax-free shopping for international visitors, what steps they are taking to support affected small and medium-sized enterprises in...

      Postal Services: Competition

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the competitive landscape of the UK's postal and parcel delivery market (1) remains fair, and (2) does not lead to...

      Industrial Disputes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the right to take industrial action in the UK, as set out by Convention 87 of the International Labour Organization, is...

      Industrial Disputes

      To ask His Majesty's Government what, if any, representations they have made in relation to the International Court of Justice case relating to the right to take industrial action under the...

      Cars: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of car production in the UK and its contribution to the economy.

      Iron and steel: Port Talbot

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions Ministers have had with (1) Tata Steel, (2) the Welsh Government, and (3) companies in the nuclear energy sector, concerning the possibility of...

      Infrastructure: Vacancies

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement strategies to mitigate the risks of labour shortages in the supply chain for infrastructure projects.

      Harland and Wolff: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with Harland and Wolff on their refinancing plans; and what is the current status of their Export Development Guarantee...

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