Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent by HS2 Ltd for private security at each HS2 office and site since 2019.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) amount spent by HS2 Ltd on helpline call centres in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021 and (b) number of calls dealt with by those centres in each of those years.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the total (a) amount of Job Retention Scheme disbursements paid to HS2 Ltd and (b) number of HS2 Ltd staff furloughed during the covid-19 outbreak.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by police forces on security and policing costs at each HS2 site since 2019.
Craig Tracey: Unfortunately, I did not get called in the debate, but the Minister already knows my strong opposition to the scheme. I want to press him on the benefit-cost ratio. The Oakervee review said it had already dropped from 2.3 to 1.1, and post pandemic we can expect it to come down even further. Does he agree that we need another review so that we can properly assess the value of the scheme?
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of HS2 on the construction materials shortage for (a) other major projects in the construction sector and (b) the manufacturing and engineering sector.
Craig Tracey: What steps the Government are taking to increase opportunities for small businesses to bid for Government contracts.
Craig Tracey: In its last report, the women and enterprise all-party parliamentary group found that women-owned businesses added £115 billion to the UK economy, despite securing only about 5% of Government and public sector contracts. What more can the Government do to encourage more female-owned small businesses to come forward to apply for contracts and have the confidence that they will have an equal...
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress has been made on the international review into the content of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on negotiations with Israel on an agreement for further trade cooperation beyond the trade continuity deal; and what steps she is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel in the science and technology sector.
Craig Tracey: What steps his Department is taking to support women in business.
Craig Tracey: Research clearly shows that gender-diverse boards perform better on every single measure, so it stands to reason that diversity across the workforce can only be a benefit. Will the Minister confirm what steps the Government are taking to encourage more women into business, particularly in areas such as engineering and science, in which they are traditionally under-represented?
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the the number of benefit claimants that face a shortfall between their actual rent and the amount for rent included in their universal credit payment; and what assessment she has made of the average size of that shortfall in each region.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the conclusion of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' report, entitled Building financial resilience for households in the private rented sector, published on published 1 July 2020, that it is not possible to insure against facing a rent shortfall in the event of a...
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether renters that receive income for payment of rent from (a) Income Protection and (b) other insurance policies have that income amount deducted pound for pound from their universal credit housing allowance.
Craig Tracey: I welcome the Prime Minister setting out the road map as promised, and it is great that schools will be returning, including, importantly, with their sporting activities. However, with that in mind, 8 March would also have been the optimal time to reintroduce for every one non-contact sports such as golf, which it is scientifically proven can to participated in safely during the pandemic....
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 146961 on Question for Department for International Trade, what sectors have been identified for further cooperation with Israel beyond the continuity trade agreement.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps the Government has taken to support bilateral trade with Israel.
Craig Tracey: The roll-out of the vaccine has been an undoubted success for the Government, but it brings us to a point where people want to understand the path ahead to give them something to aim towards. I welcome the clarity that the Prime Minister has given on schools, but in the coming days can he give a clear route map that sets out the potential for further easing of restrictions, such as when...
Craig Tracey: What fiscal steps his Department is taking to support local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.