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Written answers

Monday, 16 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Commonwealth Games 2022: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of transport options for (a) Bosworth and (b) other constituents to watch the Birmingham...

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that train operating companies and their subcontractors use a deep cleaning service to help mitigate the spread of...

      A63: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans he has for an early decision on the Development Consent Order for the A63 Castle Street Improvements in Kingston-Upon-Hull.

      Transforming Cities Fund: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date will Portsmouth city council receive a decision on its application to the Transforming Cities Fund.

      Rail Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Williams Rail Review will be published before the Easter 2020 recess.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using low-order underwater unexploded ordnance...

    • Wind Power: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to commence his policy on enabling onshore wind and solar power projects.

      Directors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of board members who are women for energy...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the implications of his policies of the request made by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland for...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what steps he is taking to support NHS staff in the event of increased patient admissions as a result of covid-19.

    • Coronavirus: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to protect the privacy and confidentiality of people diagnosed with covid-19.

      Infant Mortality: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce infant and child mortality in Coventry.

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on social care funding of dementia care costs.

      Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make the drug Kuvan for people with phenylketonuria available on the NHS.

      NHS: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the NHS Leadership Compact uses the latest available evidence on good leadership and management.

      NHS: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that managers of NHS trusts are compliant with the NHS Leadership Compact.

      NHS: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to prepare NHS leaders for implementation of the NHS people plan.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to create psychologically healthy workplaces in the NHS.

      Patient Access to Medicines Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what process was used for recruiting organisations and members to the Patient Access to Medicines Partnership; and how regularly that...

      Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the delivery of accessible community rehabilitation care.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to report active cases of covid–19 by deducting the number of people who have recovered from that virus.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase patient access to innovative cancer treatments that are not pharmaceutical and would not qualify for the...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS cancer patients have received funding for (a) radio-frequency ablation, (b) microwave ablation (MWA), (c) ethanol ablation,...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of patients that may benefit from (a) ablation and (b) embolisation techniques...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating funding to the NHS for non-pharmaceutical cancer...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will undertake a comparative assessment of the (a) recovery period for and (b) costs of treating cancer with (i)...

      Respiratory System: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many critical care beds equipped with respiratory equipment there are in England.

      Cancer: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) measure and (b) improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with one of the less survivable cancers, such...

      Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities and care companies to provide food and meals to elderly and disabled...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis rates of (a) brain, (b) lung, (c) stomach, (d) oesophageal, (e) liver and...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government plans to take to improve coordination of research into (a) brain, (b) lung, (c) stomach, (d) oesophageal, (e)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps the Government is taking to increase the supply of hand-sanitisers to (a) elderly and...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of medicated patients being cared for in mental health facilities indefinitely.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available to patients in mental health facilities for prolonged periods of time to challenge the diagnosis or treatment...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government determines the level at which the immigration health surcharge is set.

      Coronavirus: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the risks that covid-19 poses for homeless people and rough sleepers.

      Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2020 to Questions 21898, 21899, 21900 and 21901 on Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership:...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Ageing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons she removed ageing as a Ministerial responsibility within her Department.

    • Kiribati: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to allocate aid to Kiribati to support policy in relation to (a) rising sea levels and (b) human displacement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, from which budget allocation the £46 million package for funding a coronavirus vaccine has come from.

      Budget March 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to footnote 1 on page 28 and footnote 2 on page 29 of the Budget 2020 Red Book on Capital DEL and Resource DEL, if she...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding from the Victims Surcharge has been allocated to charities in the Midlands.

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people following a breach of licence conditions (a) returned and (b) did not return to prison following that breach in each of the last three...

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women gave birth (a) inside each prison and (b) on the way from prison to hospital in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019.

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of pregnant women placed in solitary confinement in each prison in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019; and what the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Coronavirus: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle prejudice against the Asian community in relation to the spread of covid-19.

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department collects data on which local authorities have designated suitable areas for onshore wind energy...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average social housing monthly rent was in England, in each of the last five years.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local government representatives on reducing the spread of covid-19.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authority housing services on the provision of support to homeless...

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of people living in (a) households that are overcrowded, (b) houses in...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish the (a) fire safety bill and (b) building safety bill.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with leaseholder organisations on leaseholders affected by the advice note for...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the guidance note entitled, Building safety advice for building owners, including fire doors, what...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the guidance note entitled, Building safety advice for building owners, including fire doors, what...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the guidance note entitled, Building safety advice for building owners, including fire doors, what...

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding the Government is providing to remove unsafe cladding from residential buildings below 18 metres in height.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department’s policy on animals in warfare testing.

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the new Strike Brigade will be in-service.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse is of (a) the F-35 programme and (b) each F-35 aircraft.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Airbus A400m aircraft have been delivered to the RAF; and what the timetable is for the final delivery of that aircraft to be made.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the salary band is of the head of Defence Equipment and Support.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the accuracy of reports that her Department is offering time-limited settlement offers to people...

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to (a) sole traders, (b) freelancers and (c) small business holders on changes to employment support...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to promote the Access to Work scheme to disabled people.

      Universal Credit: Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsiderations of universal credit decisions relating the the habitual residency test for universal credit there were...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that hidden disabilities receive the same recognition as other disabilities in (a) car parks,(b)...

      Universal Credit: Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many decisions on habitual resident tests for universal credit took (a) less than 14 days, (b) between 14 and 28 days, (c) more than 28...

      Universal Credit: Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons claimants were refused universal credit linked to a habitual residence tests from July 2018 to March 2020.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Health and Safety Executive investigations have exceeded 12 months in duration in each of the last three years.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that social security claimants that are unable to attend (a) work capability or (b) work-related activity...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed statutory sick pay in Northern Ireland in each year since 2014.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to (a) assess the effect of air pollutants on the health of drive-through workers and (b) work with...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken for Access to Work applications to be processed.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of dogs and puppies that were illegally imported in 2019; and from which countries...

    • Animal Welfare: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to require all local authorities in England to have their own animal welfare inspector.

      Meat: Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that religious exemptions for the slaughter of meat and poultry are (a)...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls: Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the proposed points-based immigration system, when the system will be open for applications from businesses wishing to...

    • Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the equivalent of Tier 2 visas her Department estimates it will receive each month under the proposed points-based...

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police forces that have used the Vagrancy Act 1824 in England since 2015.

      Youth Mobility Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has plans to agree a reciprocal Youth Mobility Scheme with the EU after the transition period.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how employers will establish whether an EU national starting work between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021 should have obtained permission to...

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it will be possible to sponsor a migrant if they are paid less than £20,480 (a) under the New Entrant rate, (b) in a Shortage...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether additional support will be given to people with the Right to Remain in the UK but without access to public funds should they be...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on tackling the increase in right-wing extremism.

      Migration: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to maintain a net migration target (a) including and (b) excluding international students.

      Refugees: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential increase in refugees as a result of loss of land due to rising sea levels.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on organising meetings for people seeking asylum in the UK with Government officials of their home countries.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons officials of UK Visas and Immigration attend Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority inspections of farms under the Seasonal...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the budget of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority commensurate with...

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the...

  • Wales Office

    • Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to paragraph 1.161 on page 50 of the 2020 Budget Red Book, if he will publish a detailed breakdown by individual Budget 2020 policy...

    • Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to paragraph 1.161 on page 50 of the 2020 Budget Red Book, whether the additional funding allocated to deal with the covid-19 outbreak will...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prime Minister: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether all of the Prime Minister's special advisers had developed vetting level security clearance as of 2 March 2020.

    • Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless deaths in the UK from members of (a) an ethnic minority group and (b) the LGBTQ population in each...

      Polling Stations: Schools

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many primary schools were closed on 12 December 2019 and used as polling stations.

      Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on plans to make voting more accessible for people with sight loss.

      Engineering: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of female engineers employed in the energy sector.

      New Businesses: Romford

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many business start-ups there have been in Romford constituency since 2015.

  • Treasury

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of UK payments due to the EU under the withdrawal agreement in each of the next five financial years.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to enable child benefit claims to be split between parents.

      Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of Aggregates Levy revenues collected by HMRC from quarries and sandpits in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the revenues accrued from the Aggregates Levy have been spent in Northern Ireland.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Chart 2.C of Impact on households: distributional analysis to accompany Budget 2020, what assessment he has made of the cash impact of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure major sporting events are not sponsored by online gambling companies.

    • Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) voluntary and (b) statutory limits are imposed on the online purchase of (i) lottery tickets and (ii) scratch cards...

      Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of imposing a maximum purchase price for fixed odds betting...

      Lotteries: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is his policy for the Gambling Commission to remain the regulator for lottery licencing competition.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been (a) pledged and (b) distributed to good causes by the National Lottery; and what estimate he has made...

      National Lottery: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to publish a timescale for the renewal of the National Lottery licence.

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much National Lottery funding has been allocated to each constituency; and what projects have received that funding in...

      Telecommunications: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether Openreach agreed to the Cabinet and Pole Siting Code of Practice 2013.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the situation relating to covid-19, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing...

  • Department for Transport

    • Cars: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current planned date to stop the sale of new petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid cars; and whether they intend to bring that date forward.

    • Official Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the central government car fleet is currently (1) electric powered, or (2) hybrid; and by what date they expect to have phased out all petrol,...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new charge points for electric vehicles have been introduced in the UK in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reasons for splitting the trains on the Norwich to Liverpool rail service at Nottingham; what assessment they have made of the impact of this...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether splitting the trains on the Norwich to Liverpool rail service at Nottingham has improved or reduced the reliability of service on that line.

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the number of train crew that are required as a result of splitting the trains on the Norwich to Liverpool rail...

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an independent individual, or individuals, will be engaged to prepare the Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and the north.

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how local and regional authorities will be consulted in the development of the Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and the north.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to meet their commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050.

    • Employment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Carnegie UK Trust Race Inequality in the Workforce, published in February 2020, what assessment they have made of the finding that...

      Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 26 February (HL1665), what proportion of businesses who have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code...

      British Business Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 26 February (HL1607), whether the British Business Bank's aggregate loan experience and losses in the event...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to meet the energy efficiency targets for housing set out in their Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) letter to the Prime Minister from the President of the African Bar Association, Hannibal Uwaifo, of 10 January...

    • Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture on 27 February that members of Boko Haram and...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of The Bishop of Truro's Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office Support for Persecuted...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Robbery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to combat the reported increase in serious robberies against individuals in the Turks and Caicos Islands referred to in the Foreign and...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the homicide rate, and (2) the sanction detection rate for homicide cases, in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of crime rates in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and in particular on Providenciales.

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that refugees are being helped to leave Turkey and then denied entry to Greece at the land border; what steps they will...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help to secure an immediate ceasefire between all warring parties in Idlib province in Syria.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 February (HL1545), what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that Israeli forces fired at a car containing Palestinian youths and...

      Gaza: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Gaza following reports that 5,000 factories have been shut due to the Israeli blockade and that 85 per cent...

      Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that Israeli settlers have (1) intruded in, and (2) damaged, private...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that the Israel Defence Forces pushed concrete blocks at speed towards...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 19 Palestinians have lost one or both eyes as a result of being fired at by Israeli forces.

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that settler-only roads have been created in the West Bank.

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the protection of Palestinian property from Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish centres for specialised ventilation care for people in stage 3 of COVID-19; and what assessment they have made of...

    • Coronavirus: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) report by the World Health Organization Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report, published on 1 March,...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the NHS in meeting the standard set in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health that at least 25 per cent...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many medicines are prescribed on the NHS which pre-date the NICE technology appraisal guidance process; and, what steps they are taking to mitigate the risk of...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use any Brexit stockpiles in the event of increased supply chain issues caused by the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to (1) ban large scale events, and (2) encourage people to work from home, until Public Health England have identified the...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to people with suspected COVID-19 about how they should care for themselves during periods of self-quarantine.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether staff at NHS 111 are given uniform advice scripts on how to respond to suspected COVID-19 cases.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further plans they have to give advice to the public on how to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and how to cope with periods of self-quarantine.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they intend to allocate to deal with a COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS has sufficient resources to manage a UK-wide pandemic.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to manage a COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on recording biological sex, legal sex and gender identity when a person donates blood; and how any such policy recognises biological...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the legal framework governing the ownership of personal health data.

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the life chances of children taken into care.

    • Health Professions: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received in relation to the proposal by the Office for Students to cut funding to universities providing pre-registration clinical...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, where local authorities have decided to place a child's Education Health Care Plan at a particular school, that the...

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils took up free school meals in England and Wales in each year since 2015.

      Pupils: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address sex stereotyping in schools.

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provision of universal free school meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of poor transport infrastructure on the results of secondary schools students.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were released on temporary licence from each category of prison in the most recent twelve-month period for which figures are available.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the appropriate remembrance of genocide.

    • Devolution: West Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 25 February (HL1468), when they intend to publish their proposals for a devolution...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in respect of their commitment to publish a definition of Islamophobia.

      Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage housing authorities to (1) bring vacant houses into use, and (2) rehabilitate structurally sound buildings for social renting.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any shortfall in the collection of the adult social care precept in two-tier areas, for which county councils can calculate the...

      Floods: Shropshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support those persons and businesses affected by flooding of the River Severn in the Shrewsbury and Ironbridge areas of Shropshire.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will commence to review the 'standard method' of calculating housing need, following the February 2019 commitment by the Ministry of Housing Communities...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Noise: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the case for gathering information on noise complaints in England, and (2) the health impacts of noise in England.

    • Floods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to discuss with the International Rescue Corps what support that organisation could offer during future floods.

  • Home Office

    • Right of Abode: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter from Lord Goldsmith to the Home Secretary on 14 February which stated that the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration...

    • Right of Abode: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 February (HL1247), when they expect to complete their consideration of the right to...

      Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many female genital mutilation protection orders were issued in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, (4) 2018, and (5) 2019.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports of cases of female genital mutilation, or suspected female genital mutilation, they have received under the mandatory reporting for...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 February (HL1336), why their response is inconsistent with the press release from the...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Employment: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what decision they have reached following their consultation on the proposal that employers hiring an ex-offender should receive a National Insurance holiday for...

    • Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) any risk to the stability of the financial system from the potential failure of large portfolio risk management systems, and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 4G

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of England is covered by 4G.

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