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The Prime Minister was asked: Engagements (21 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: Thank you, ground control. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister will be well aware of the negotiations going on between the Department for Transport and the current Mayor of London on a further bail-out for Transport for London. The current Mayor is demanding an eye-watering £5.65 billion to keep TfL running for the next 18 months, yet he refuses to accept any economies because that would...

Written Answers — Treasury: Gift Aid (16 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will temporarily increase the rate of Gift Aid from 20 per cent to 25 per cent for two years, similar to the Gift Aid Transitional Relief Scheme of 2008.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gift Aid (16 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the minimum estimated cost of £522 million for one month of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of Gift Aid from 20 percent to 25 per cent for two years which the charity sector estimates will cost £325 million.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gift Aid (16 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of Gift Aid to 25 percent for two years.

Covid-19 Update (15 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: London as a whole is going into tier 2 as a result of the infection rate being at an average level of 97, but, as my right hon. Friend will be well aware, the actual levels of transmission in different London boroughs are widely different. Will he set out what criteria will now be used for London to go from tier 2 to tier 1? Will it be the case that every London borough has to come down...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Property (14 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of commercial property investments made by local authorities in the UK.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Property (14 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the borrowing undertaken by local authorities to fund investments in commercial property.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Coronavirus (14 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on local authorities' finances.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Outdoor Advertising (14 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many outdoor advertising assets are held by the public sector in the UK; and what the value is of those assets.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict (13 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to support UN Security Council resolutions (a) 822, (b) 853, (c) 874 and (d) 884.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Stem Cells: Donors (12 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to encourage higher donor registration among mixed ethnicity donors to the UK stem cell and bone marrow register.

Written Answers — Treasury: Food: Wholesale Trade (12 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend business rates relief to food and drink wholesalers in response to a Federation of Wholesale Distributors survey which found that 58 per cent of respondents who supply public services such as schools, hospitals and care homes said that these contracts were at real risk of collapse without further Government support.

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Property (12 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to update the Green Book to issue local authorities and other public sector bodies with guidance on how to manage land assets and commercial property investments.

Written Answers — Treasury: Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus (12 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors survey which found that wholesalers have seen between a 40 per cent and 70 per cent reduction in sales volume for 2020 compared with 2019.

Written Answers — Treasury: Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus (12 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of a Federation of Wholesale Distributors survey that without business rates relief in the next month 65 per cent of food and drink wholesalers surveyed will be either very likely, likely or somewhat likely to make redundancies.

Written Answers — Treasury: Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus (12 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of a recent Federation of Wholesale Distributor’s survey which found that (a) 90 per cent of food and drink wholesalers surveyed are highly likely to make redundancies by the end of the year because of a 50 per cent to 70 per cent reduction in sales, (b) millions of pounds worth of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia: Coronavirus (8 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure people with dementia can have safe social contact with their family and friends during the covid-19 outbreak.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply (7 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the resilience of the supply of food to (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) care homes.

Areas with Additional Public Health Restrictions: Economic Support (6 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: Thank you, ground control. I thank my right hon. Friend for explaining the current position. He will know that we are currently experiencing an increase in the infection rate in virtually every borough in London. What we do not know is whether lockdowns or further restrictions will take place covering the whole of London or on a borough-by-borough basis. In either case, there will be a huge...

Covid-19 Update (5 Oct 2020)

Bob Blackman: London consists of 32 boroughs plus the City of London and covers a population of around 8 million people. We are told that infection rates are going up in each of the London boroughs, but some are much higher than others. I urge my right hon. Friend to consider, when he needs to introduce lockdown procedures, doing so on a borough-by-borough basis and not inflicting unnecessary restrictions...


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