Taylor Tabled 2024

Questions Asked 21 February 2024

Treasury

Mortgages: Older People HL2688 To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to identify the primary factors contributing to the recent decline in mortgage lending to borrowers aged over 55 in the UK.

 

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Energy: Prices HL2687 To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Cornwall Insight’s forecast of a 15 per cent reduction in the household energy price cap in the second quarter of this year; and what steps they will take to further alleviate the financial burden on households.

 

Treasury

Economic Growth and Productivity HL2689 To ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote economic growth and productivity whilst supporting monetary policy objectives.

 

Questions Asked 20 February 2024

Home Office

Frontex: Immigration Controls HL2631 To ask His Majesty’s Government, following reports that the UK has nearly reached a cooperation agreement with the EU’s border protection agency, Frontex, whether they have any plans to make legislative or regulatory changes relating to illegal migration as a result of that agreement.

 

Department for Business and Trade

Competition: Unfair Practices HL2629 To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat anti-competitive practices in the consumer products sector, in particular (1) price-fixing, and (2) collusion.

 

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Affordable Housing and Holiday Accommodation HL2630 To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to balance the availability of affordable housing with the need to support the tourist economy, particularly in areas reliant on short-term property rentals.

 

Questions Asked 19 February 2024

Treasury

Duty Free Allowances: Tourism HL2581 To ask His Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to reinstating tax-free shopping for tourists, and what stage the review by the Office for Budget Responsibility has reached into the potential benefits of doing so.

 

Treasury

Economic Situation HL2583 To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor and mitigate the impact of potential recessionary pressures on household finances and consumer confidence.

 

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Renewable Energy HL2582 To ask His Majesty’s Government, following recent fluctuations in the energy market, what long-term plans they have to transition to more sustainable and affordable energy sources.

 

Questions Asked 14 February 2024

Treasury

Vacancies: Employment HL2454 To ask His Majesty’s Government, further to recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics on 13 February, what steps they are taking to address factors contributing to the recent slowing down of job vacancies and employment growth.

 

Cabinet Office

Foreign Investment in UK: National Security HL2502 To ask His Majesty’s Government, further to recommendations made by the House of Commons Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment on 9 February in their submission to the Government’s call for evidence ahead of reforms to the UK’s investment-screening regime, what steps they are taking to strengthen the screening processes under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 to better align with the investment rules of UK allies.