Henry Smith: What steps the Government are taking to support innovative research in (a) the UK and (b) throughout the world in the development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics for covid-19.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a specific support package to (a) protect jobs in and (b) support the travel industry.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of jobs at risk from the potential collapse of the UK travel industry as a result of the cessation of international travel in response to the covid-19 pandemic.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure firms can access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on public safety of the proposed early release of prisoners during the covid-19 outbreak.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department is supporting British Overseas Territories to deal with the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their (a) economies and (b) healthcare systems.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on how the World Health Organisation plans to spend funding granted to that organisation by the UK Government in the next 12 months.
Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to credit and debit card companies and retail banks on raising the £30 limit on contactless payments to reduce physical interaction in response to the covid-19 outbreak.
Henry Smith: I have a number of constituents who are key workers, including in the NHS. What specific support can the Foreign Office offer to ensure that those individuals can come back, so that they can support the efforts against covid-19?
Henry Smith: Obviously, airports and airlines are particularly adversely affected by the covid-19 situation.
Henry Smith: I very much welcome the package of measures that the Chancellor announced this evening, but when does he expect to be able to give some more detail on support for the aviation industry? Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, British Airways and Gatwick airport in my constituency are suffering deeply.
Henry Smith: I very much welcome the Ministry of Defence submarine sonar contract being awarded to Crawley-based Thales. Can my hon. Friend say a little more about the employment possibilities that the contract brings?
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of people who first receive a diagnosis of blood cancer in hospital A&E units.
Henry Smith: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern that there was nothing in the Budget to support our aviation industry? Indeed, air passenger duty was increased as a result of yesterday’s Budget. Many airlines face difficulty. A number have sadly gone out of business in recent weeks and other household names may well go out of business as a result of covid-19. Will he put in a request for air...
Henry Smith: The Secretary of State is right to say that under the planning system there should be a presumption not to build on green fields or on floodplains and that there should also be environmental sustainability. Does he therefore share my concerns that the west of Ifield Homes England development represents none of those criteria?
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of radiotherapy services to be able to cope with anticipated future demand created by improved early cancer diagnosis.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of linear accelerator radiotherapy machines in use by NHS trusts that are past the recommended 10-year lifespan; and if he will make a statement.
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Gareth Johnson: ...simple measure can help to keep flights safer. Question put and agreed to. Ordered, That Gareth Johnson, Craig Whittaker, Tracey Crouch, Gareth Bacon, Craig Mackinlay, Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Henry Smith present the Bill. Gareth Johnson accordingly presented the Bill. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 15 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 110).
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the import of foie gras into the UK.