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Written answers

Monday, 23 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor public health restrictions introduced in response to the covid-19 pandemic in countries that supply seafarer (a)...

    • Department for Transport: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on off-payroll working;...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to ensure the continuation of public transport services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) all disabilities are included in the Blue Badge eligibility criteria and (b) the application process is...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to undertake an assessment of the potential effect of the fall in oil prices on the take up of low emissions vehicles.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with chief executive officers of UK-based airlines on using their resources to bring stranded people back to the UK; and...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2020 to Question 27569 on Motor Vehicles: Compressed Natural Gas, how many of the 61 zero and low emission heavy...

      Transport for London: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what discussions he is having with the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) on ensuring TfL's...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties and Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a temporary moratorium on requirements for a valid MOT and Road Tax for car owners...

      Aviation: Job Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the security of people's jobs in the aviation sector.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to expand bus services in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to implement a temporary reprieve in the need for an annual MOT test in relation to the disruption caused to businesses by the...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on public transport.

      Airports: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to prevent airports throughout the country from closing.

      Transport: Combined Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) the North East Combined Authority and (b) other combined authorities without a mayor will be able to bid for funding from the £4.2...

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to take steps to support taxi drivers unable to renew their licences due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support coach operators to stay in business during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department for Transport: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average timescale is for his Department to respond to their consultations; and whether his Department has a target timescale for responding.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will suspend all work on High Speed Two for 12 months in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to improve the energy efficiency of housing for fuel poor households.

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost savings to the NHS of improving all housing to EPC Band C.

      Tidal Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of potential contribution of domestic tidal lagoon power to reaching the target...

      Pre-payment: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government will take to ensure people do not lose their energy supply if they cannot purchase a top up...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much public funding has been allocated to coronavirus research since the 2002 SARS outbreak; and which...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in place to ensure that coronavirus research patents are available to the NHS.

      Clean Steel Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made in implementing the Clean Steel Fund.

      Energy Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that residential customers of power companies who are (a) in...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the £400 million in funding for research, infrastructure and equipment announced in Budget 2020...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with energy suppliers on providing customers with financial support during the...

      Parental Leave: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional paid family leave to help...

      Consumer Goods: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the powers available to officials to ensure that prices charged by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of advice to British...

    • Kashmir: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in Kashmir that have been (a) placed in preventative custody and (b)...

      Kashmir: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in Kashmir that are currently (a) in preventative custody and (b)...

      Sahel and West Africa: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the remarks by UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the role of Democratic Republic of Congo (a) police, (b) army and (c) elected officials in...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen consular support for UK nationals overseas facing quarantine as a result of covid-19.

      Côte d'Ivoire: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Ivory Coast counterpart on bilateral relations.

      Coronavirus: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provision of accurate guidance on the risk of covid-19 in relation to...

      USA: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussion he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on steps taken by that country to tackle the...

      Côte d'Ivoire: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government the Ivory Coast on the importance of strong bilateral relationship.

      Peru: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support British nationals in (a) Lima and (b) Peru trying to return to the UK during the...

      Israel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to advise against all but essential travel to Israel during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Canada: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to advise against all but essential travel to Canada as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      South Sudan: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the South Sudanese Government on halting the death sentences of people detained...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to UK embassies and missions to enable them to support UK nationals trying to return...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking with (a) TUI and (b) other flight operators to ensure they bring back UK nationals...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals stranded in countries that have closed their borders, by country.

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for British journalists to be expelled from (a) mainland China, (b) Hong Kong, and...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for US citizens working for British news publications to be expelled from (a)...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on introducing sanctions in response to the decision by the Chinese...

      Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a travel ban on all travel to destinations outside the UK to enable people unwilling to travel due to health...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on British journalists in China following the expulsion of US...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support British journalists based in (a) China, (b) Hong Kong, and (c) Macau following...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on the...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the decision by the Chinese Foreign Ministry to expel United States citizens working for the...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the decision by the Chinese Foreign Ministry to expel US citizens working for the Wall Street...

      China: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the decision by the Chinese Foreign Ministry to expel US citizens working for the Wall Street...

      Hong Kong: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure press freedom in Hong Kong in line with the UK's obligations under the Sino-British...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what protocols his Department has in place to repatriate vulnerable UK nationals from overseas due to the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the situation relating to covid-19, what advice his Department is providing to parents of young children with chronic...

    • Coronavirus: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance to hon. Members and their staff in contact with vulnerable constituents on how to deal with the risk of...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of clinical commissioning groups on making the process of (a) accessing NHS...

      Pregnancy: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provides to the health profession on treating (a) pregnant women and (b) unborn children for carbon monoxide...

      Mental Health: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) the broadest number of people and (b) members of the Black, Asian and minority...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in hospital beds are medically fit to be discharged from hospital care but are unable to be discharged for other...

      Doctors and Nurses: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by the NHS in Derbyshire in (a) November 2010 and (b) November 2019.

      Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding will be allocated to Derby and Derbyshire CCG in (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22, (c) 2022-23 and (d) 2023-24.

      Encephalitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS staff are trained in the treatment of encephalitis.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on...

      Agency Nurses: Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure agency nurses are entitled to sick pay.

      Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

      NHS Trusts: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance to employers who provide contracted services to NHS Trusts to provide full pay to staff members self-isolating...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on self-funded care home residents of recent increases in prices from...

      Coronavirus: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish guidance on protecting vulnerable individuals from coronavirus for carers caring for (a) ill and (b) elderly...

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had since 1 March 2020 with the chief executive of Royal Shrewsbury Future Fit programme on its A&E service...

      Surgery: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS surgery appointments were cancelled in Romford constituency in the last year for which figures are available.

      Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to dental health professionals on protecting themselves at work from covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of the social care system in England to continue to provide care during the outbreak of...

      Coronavirus: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS professionals on prescribing longer courses of medication for people who have to self-isolate and...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support will be provided to those with mobility issues who are self-isolating during the outbreak of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on vulnerable groups of self-isolation as a result of the outbreak of covid-19.

      Social Workers: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the outbreak of covid-19 on social care workers on zero-hour contracts in South...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional mental health support is being provided to vulnerable people who have to self isolate for extended periods of time.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to test self-isolating healthcare workers for covid-19.

      Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, published December 2018; and what...

      Coronavirus: : Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has held discussions with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on using (a) television and radio...

      Home Care Services: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a recent comparative assessment of trends in the value of contracts for charities providing regulated care and the UK...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to change the provisions in the NHS constitution in relation to the clinically led NHS access standards review.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the policy in Sweden of screening children for autism aged 2.5 to 3 years old.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of waiting times in the autism diagnosis process.

      General Practitioners: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will discuss with the Royal College of Nursing the need to ensure that GP’s medical negligence insurance is extended to...

      Coronavirus: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preparations he is making to tackle the potential increase in domestic alcohol abuse as a result of reduced social interaction...

      Acute Beds: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many acute beds there are in each NHS hospital trust in the North West.

      Coronavirus: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding and other resources he is making available to pharmacies to help tackle the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 testing kits he has ordered from Biopanda Reagents.

      NHS: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS employees working in non-clinical settings are able to work from home where operationally possible.

      Coronavirus: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional steps the Government is taking to protect the health of individuals who live with or care for those with weakened immune...

      Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Covid-19 Guidance NHS General Dental Services from the Chief Dental Officer, published by the Scottish Government...

      Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Chief Dental Officer for England has to issue advice to (a) dentists and (b) other dental care staff on responding to the...

      Infant Foods: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) baby food, (b) infant formula and (c) infant medication continue to be available...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of vaping on the health of people who have not previously smoked cigarettes.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure local authorities are able to support the care home sector.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of unpaid carers providing support to a family member.

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social care workers were struck off Social Work England's register in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what plans he has to postpone the reorganisation of (a) clinical commissioning groups and (b)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of UK funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency that was disbursed on education using...

    • Dengue Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance his Department has allocated to programmes tackling Dengue Fever in 2018-19.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will allow the free childcare entitlement to be used to allow parents to utilise fewer hours in a more expensive childcare setting; and what...

    • Apprentices: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many maritime apprenticeship starts there were in the Yorkshire and Humber region in each year from 2015-16 to 2018-19; and how many such...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the health and wellbeing of students in higher education with brain injuries of the...

      Colorimetry: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the health and wellbeing of students in higher education with visual stress of the removal of...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to allocate additional (a) funding and (b) resources to special educational needs provision in (a) Suffolk and (b) England.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in High Peak constituency were rated (a) good and (b) outstanding by Ofsted at their most recent inspection.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department will allocate per pupil in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in High Peak constituency in (i) 2020-21, (ii)...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has for ensuring equitable funding for urban and rural schools.

      Schools: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to the national schools linking programme in each year since the establishment of that programme; what...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether local authorities will continue funding free childcare entitlements throughout the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government plans to take to provide childcare support to key workers during the covid-19 outbreak if nurseries are forced to close.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of childcare providers provided the Government's free childcare entitlements in each of the last 10 years, by (a) area, (b) type of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of freezing the interest on student loans while university education is disrupted by the covid-19...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make additional funding available to schools for increased costs of supply staff to cover absences during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to protect school staff required to work during advised covid-19 social distancing from infection with that disease.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for sixth form students.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to take steps to provide emergency childcare in cases where all adult members of a household are hospitalised as a result of the...

      Free School Meals: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of school pupils are in receipt of free school meals in (a) St Helens, (b) Liverpool City Region and (c) the North West.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools will provide access to free school meals to eligible pupils during any closures in relation to covid-19.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) parents with and (b) parents of children with underlying health...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will issue guidance on the use of free school meal funding in the event of school closures.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will issue guidance on precautions that pregnant school and college staff should take.

      Further Education and Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount of emergency funding that further education and sixth form colleges will require to prevent them from having...

      Educational Institutions: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with Ofqual on provision of updated guidance to educational institutions on the summer 2020 (a) examinations and...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on school pupils’ performance and wellbeing of financial stress in their families.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved Administrations on school closures as a result of covid-19.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sentencing: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of custodial sentences imposed of the requirement for Gender Recognition Certificates when...

    • Prison Officers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that prison officers are safe at work.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders convicted of serious offences have reoffended within 12 months of their release from prison in the latest...

      Ministry of Justice: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on off-payroll working; and...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal hearings were adjourned due to a lack of available judiciary in each of the last 12...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal resulted in a change to the school or college named in Section I of...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women (a) known to be and (b) suspected of being pregnant were subject to physical restraint in each prison in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government news story of 12 March 2020 on preparedness to deal with coronavirus in prisons, how many prisoners have been (a)...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local planning authorities accelerate the delivery of housing set...

    • Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many names there are on the Rogue Landlords Database as of 1 March 2020.

      Homes England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data will be regularly published by Homes England and to what schedule.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on Government financial support for local authorities to...

      Night Shelters: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what discussions the Government has had with local authorities on emergency...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 1.185 of the Budget 2020 Red Book, when he plans to publish the details of the operation...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to place temporary restrictions on the use of Section 21 and Section 8 evictions for tenants affected...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has ban rent rises in the private rented sector as part of the emergency measures put in place during...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for the allocation of funding from the £500 million fund for local authorities to support...

      Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to waive obligations on local authorities to reply to freedom of information requests as a result...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on off-payroll working; and...

    • Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 26968, what the (a) overall budget, (b) current spend and (c) percentage of completion is of each of...

      Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for mobilisation of retired Armed Forces personnel to assist with the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether retired Armed Forces personnel can volunteer to assist with the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Air Force: Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the process his Department uses to monitor the effects of Royal Air Force airstrikes.

      Armed Forces: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of serving commissioned officers in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army, (c) the Royal Air Force went to state schools; and what steps his...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how often her Department updates the housing element of universal credit to reflect changes in local market rents; what assessment she has...

    • Flybe: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the (a) representatives of the Isle of Man Government and (b) the administrators of Flybe Limited, on the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's pilot of a single system for disability assessments announced in March 2020, how the single assessment...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to ensure that pregnant women that are required to self-isolate do not lose out on maternity entitlements.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people with a reduced income after following guidance on coivd-19 are eligible for assistance with rented housing costs through the...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to pay universal credit to claimants on the day of application as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to pay employment and support allowance to claimants on the first day of application as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support (a) full time students and (b) other people who are not entitled to social security but who are...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will extend deadlines for social security claimants to (a) ensure that claims are not stopped during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) ease...

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a basic income to provide financial assistance to people affected by covid-19.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to ensure that universal credit advances are non-repayable during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make her policy for work-search requirements and work preparation activities to be automatically suspended for universal credit...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional support will be made available to pregnant women who lose earnings as a result of advice to avoid social contact as a...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to (a) lift all sanctions and deductions from people’s awards if they are self-isolating and (b) provide...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of an additional fuel payment to pensioners following Government advice for...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Chancellor of the Exchequer of 17 March 2020, Official Report column 953, that self-employed people...

      Personal Independence Payment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of personal independence payment evaluation criteria for evaluating (a) chronic fatigue...

      State Retirement Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the basic rate of the state pension during the covid-19...

      Maternity Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will change the period of time for calculating maternity pay based on a person's income to the eight weeks period prior to the outbreak...

      Low Incomes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to prevent low-paid workers from being pressured to work when Government guidance suggests they should self-isolate.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether personal independence payments (PIP) claimants who are due for reassessment will continue to receive payments of PIP until...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to increase the payment amount of (a) universal credit and (b) employment support allowance for claimants who are diagnosed...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with the Treasury on increasing the amount of Statutory Sick Pay paid to people who have to (a)...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to ensure that people that are unable to access the internet as a result of the closure of libraries and other...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.99 of the Budget 2020 Red Book, when her Department plans to issue guidance to employers on the operation of the...

      Food Banks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with supermarket chains and suppliers on ensuring that the foodbanks can meet the increased demand as a...

      Employment and Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional steps the Government is taking to protect the employment and benefits of people who (a) live with and (b) care for people with...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to make the labelling of food suitable for vegetarians a legal requirement.

    • Moorland and Peat Bogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans Department has to restore (a) peatlands and (b) moorlands.

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support micro-abattoirs.

      Tree Planting: Peak District National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to plant trees in the Peak District.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules...

      Litter: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's powers to require the tobacco industry to take steps to...

      Metaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a ban on outdoor use of metaldehyde; and what assessment he has made of the effect on (a)...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a significant reduction in pesticide use will be required to meet the Government’s targets set out in the 25...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with major supermarkets on limiting or rationing items during the outbreak of covid-19.

      Tree Planting: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the planting of additional trees to reduce the risk of flooding; and if he will make a...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of (a) the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and (b) Nissan to...

      Seals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many seals have been shot to protect (a) aquaculture and (b) fisheries interests in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on pet passports after the end of the transition period; and if he will take steps to ensure that pets...

  • Home Office

    • Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to reduce the number of shoplifting incidents in (a) Slough and (b) the UK.

    • Nottinghamshire Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that tasers will be available to all Nottinghamshire Police Force officers who request one.

      Metropolitan Police Service's Handling of Non-recent Sexual Offence Investigations Alleged against Persons of Public Prominence Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Metropolitan Police have taken in response to the Henriques report on Operation Midland.

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue accrued to the public purse from visit visa applications which went on to be refused, in each of the last four quarters;...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) Scottish constituency hon. Members, (b) English constituency hon. Members and (c) Members of the Scottish Parliament were invited...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Question 25184 on shoplifting, tabled on 3 March 2020 by the hon. Member for Slough.

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of waiving the requirement for migrants to sign in regularly during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to help prevent the export of stolen vehicles.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people who have been granted a visa to enter the UK but are not able to travel during...

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will automatically extend visas due to expire during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of police officers.

      *No heading*

      What steps she is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour.

      *No heading*

      What discussions she has had with the Independent Office for Police Conduct on recent reports into the handling of Operation Midland.

      *No heading*

      What steps she has taken through her immigration policies to enable religious workers from India to staff places of worship in the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Electoral Commission's recommendations that the May 2020 elections be postponed; and if he...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the working-age population in (a) St Helens, (b) Liverpool City Region and (c) the North West do not qualify for Statutory Sick Pay.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on off-payroll working; and how...

    • Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he is having with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) the Bank of England and (c) representatives of mortgage companies on suspension of mortgage...

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people that are working from home as a result of Government guidance on covid-19 continue to be insured under their...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the guidance published by Public Health England on 16 March 2020, what plans he has to provide additional underwriting to SMEs that will...

      Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people that can no longer travel as a result of the outbreak of covid-19 can claim compensation through their travel...

      Mortgages and Rents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to instruct (a) banks and (b) landlords to provide (i) mortgage and (ii) rent holidays for (A) households and (B) businesses experiencing...

      Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, whether he has plans to provide emergency funding to the Welsh Government; and what discussions he has had with...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when each of the measures announced in Budget 2020 to mitigate the effects of covid-19 will be implemented to support businesses that are adversely affected.

      Business: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to extend the financial support offered to businesses for PAYE and National Insurance contributions to include VAT payments;...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to implement the mechanisms of financial support for small businesses announced in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken of the potential effect of maintaining different duty rates for (a) alternative fuel, including...

      Leisure: Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of (a) pubs, (b) restaurants, (c) hotels and guest houses, (d) event planners and suppliers, (e)...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that banks are encouraged to extend (a) credit lines and (b) favourable-terms loan payment holidays to keep...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support self-employed people in the event they are without an income as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Non-domestic Rates and VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will defer the payment of (a) business rates and (b) VAT for businesses which can demonstrate loss of trade as a result of covid-19.

      National Insurance Contributions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce employer national insurance contribution rates for businesses that can demonstrate loss of trade as a result of covid-19.

      Non-domestic Rates: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of businesses in (a) St Helens, (b) Liverpool City Region and (c) the North West have a rateable value of less than £51,000.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed three month mortgage holidays on individuals credit scores.

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government will allow businesses in the UK to produce hand sanitiser, for free local distribution, from waste alcohol without an industrial...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 March 2020, Official Report column 931, what estimate he has made of the number of households that will be...

      Theatre: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support (a) self-employed artists and (b) theatre companies that are having their work cancelled during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish details of the process by which businesses can access grants to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Businesses: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to mandate the closure of businesses to help enable those businesses to access insurance for losses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Insurance Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with insurance companies that will not pay out insurance monies to their customers on the basis that the covid-19 has not yet...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to make financial support available to care home if they cannot claim against their insurance for any losses incurred as a result of...

      Revenue and Custom: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate more resources to the dedicated HMRC helpline for businesses concerned about paying their tax as a result of the outbreak of covid-19.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with credit rating agencies on the potential effect mortgage holidays on credit scores.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Bosworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate supply of cabinet space for routing superfast broadband to individual...

    • Social Enterprises and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to provide support for sports clubs and social enterprises that have their activities and income affected by...

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Counter Disinformation Unit on covid-19 became operational; how many full-time equivalent staff work in that unit;...

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many cases of disinformation have been considered by the Counter Disinformation Unit on covid-19 to date; what action was...

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how her Department's covid-19 misinformation unit will differ from the anti-disinformation unit in the Cabinet Office; and for...

      Internet: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support vulnerable people to use the internet during periods of self-isolation as a result of covid-19.

      Video Conferencing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help meet the demand for video conferencing as a consequence of self-isolation in response to the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the trends in the annual footfall figures for (1) Colne , (2) Nelson, (3) Brierfield, (4) Burnley Central, and (5) Burnley...

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of pavement parking on disabled pedestrians.

      Aviation: Shropshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the level of air traffic noise over the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (2) the reasons for any change...

      Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure adequate availability at petrol stations of E5 ethanol fuel once E10 becomes the standard grade of fuel sold.

      Highways England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which minister Highways England is accountable to; what mechanisms are in place to scrutinise that organisation’s performance; how that performance is...

      Highways England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role Highways England has in delivering (1) the UK’s Industrial Strategy, and (2) the National Planning Policy Framework.

      Highways England: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many holding directions Highways England have issued, broken down per English region, for each year since 2017; (2) the estimated costs of such delays,...

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what benefits they expect to arise from the decision not to participate in the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after 31 December; whether they intend...

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of British staff working for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, (2) how many of those work outside the UK,...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of injuries caused by pavement parking.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to renew automatically all blue badges during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they have taken to ensure the continued provision of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake a public consultation on bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct at work.

    • Climate Change Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold a roundtable meeting with "Party and non-Party stakeholders on pre-2020 implementation and ambition" ahead of COP26, as agreed at...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support to self-employed people who have to self-quarantine as a result of COVID-19.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the reported occupation of an Ahmadiyya place of worship in District Kusur, Punjab, by...

    • Palestinians: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported closure of the West Bank and Gaza strip to people and goods for Israeli...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of damage caused by settler vandalism on the livelihoods of Palestinians.

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ecological damage and loss of income caused by Israeli settlers reportedly spraying poisonous chemicals on Palestinian crops...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported killing of an unarmed Palestinian near Tul Karm in the West Bank by an Israeli...

      China: Falun Gong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the government of China's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners has not been referenced in relation to their proposals for a new Magnitsky-style sanctions regime.

      China: Falun Gong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the World Health Organisation to consider the report of the World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of...

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their objectives for the forthcoming deployment of 250 UK personnel to Gao in Eastern Mali in support of the UN Peacekeeping Operation; how the deployment...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Myanmar about their treatment of the Rohingya, following the International Court of Justice ruling on...

      Israel: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the contents of any Israeli school text books contain incitement of racial hatred toward Palestinians.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports by the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel that a 12...

      Visits Abroad: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to (1) ministers, and (2) civil servants, on visiting Italy on official business or as private individuals.

      Olympic Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to implement the provisions of UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/74/16 Building a peaceful and better world through sport and...

      Mexico: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Mexico following reports by the Legatum Institute that 12 journalists were murdered in Mexico between...

      Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) use, and (2) criteria for the use, of sanctions in order to uphold international law and human rights in other countries.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage healthy eating.

    • General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the cost of the establishment of the state indemnity scheme for general practice, operated by NHS Resolution.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bethell on 3 March (HL Deb, col 503), whether the proposed review of the arrangements for clinical negligence payments will...

      Consent to Medical Treatment: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the competence of people under the age of 16 to give informed consent to medical procedures which may affect their...

      Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they are conducting to improve the medical (1) assessment, and (2) treatment of, children presenting with gender dysphoria.

      Coronavirus: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure people returning from Northern Italy self-isolate.

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the World Health Organisation's estimate of the mortality rate of COVID-19.

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish their vaccines strategy; and whether that strategy will include HPV vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban gatherings of over 1,000 people in the UK as a result of COVID-19.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 5 March (HL1700), what were the mitochondrial DNA mutations in each of the 17 applications considered by the...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 9 March (HL1750), whether they plan to make changes to the NHS constitution for England if...

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ambulance services responded to 90 per cent of Category 2 calls within 40 minutes in 2018–19.

      Ambulance Services: Lincolnshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research by the Health Services Journal, published on 5 March, which showed that 10 per cent of Category 2 calls for...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Sussex

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis they decided to lift the legal directions on the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group and the Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, which was announced in December 2018, to be operational.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 26 February (HL1925), (1) whether they will provide a breakdown of how the £360 million...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the average number of embryos used to save a life using mitochondrial replacement techniques; and how many such embryos they...

  • Department for Education

    • Woodworking: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote apprenticeships in the woodworking and joinery sector.

    • Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the recommendations of the report on the adult skills gap by the City and Guilds Group Missing Millions, published in...

      Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the statistic set out in the report by Boston Consulting Group Decoding Global Trends in Upskilling and...

      School of Oriental and African Studies: EuroPal Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of SOAS University of London’s compliance with the (1) public sector equality duty, and (2) International Holocaust...

      Students: Plagiarism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the problem of contract cheating and essay mills.

      Students: Plagiarism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of essay mills and contract cheating on academic integrity in UK universities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Body Searches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) biologically female suspects or prisoners can insist on being strip-searched by, and in the presence of, biological females only,...

    • Domestic Abuse: Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the problem-solving approach used in Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to other areas such as domestic violence.

      Domestic Abuse: Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to fulfil the Conservative Party's 2019 General Election manifesto commitment to "pilot integrated domestic abuse courts that address criminal and...

      Youth Justice Board: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to appoint a new Chair for the Youth Justice Board.

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces in England and Wales have implemented Checkpoint programmes to reduce reoffending and custodial sentences.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • M5

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the M5 as a growth corridor; and whether they have asked the National Infrastructure Commission to consider such a proposal.

    • Qari Asim

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 9 March (HL2003), to which ''abhorrent hate crime' Viscount Younger of Leckie was...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) steps are being taken, and (2) resources are being made available, to support and protect homeless communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what special provision they will make for the care of rough sleepers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British military casualties have been incurred in Syria since Parliament authorised the extension of the campaign against Daesh to Syria on 2 December...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the objective of British forces being present in Southern Syria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the resolution of the House of Commons on 2 December 2015 (HC Deb, col 499) approving military action against Daesh in Syria, what assessment they have...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British forces have participated with, or assisted, armed groups in Syria since December 2015 in attacks against Syrian government forces or allied...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to extend statutory sick pay to people earning below the threshold of £118 per week who are affect by COVID-19.

    • Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise statutory sick pay to the level of the National Living Wage for those affected by COVID-19.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform the application process for Universal Credit to reflect their advice on self-isolation for COVID-19.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to make the Employment Support Allowance eligible for people affected by COVID-19; and (2) to suspend the need for three years...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how Parliament will be informed of progress made in their negotiations with the EU on fishing rights.

  • Home Office

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that Uighur detainees in Xinjiang are being used as forced labour, what assessment they have made of Huawei’s compliance with the Modern...

    • Law and Order

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the figures presented in section 5.9 of the HM Government Transparency Report 2018: Disruptive and Investigatory Powers (Cm 9609), published on 23...

      Migrant Workers: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications were received from NHS doctors to bring their dependents to the UK; and how many of those were (1) granted, and (2) declined, in each year...

      Hate Crime: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the use of the phrase 'gender identity’, as opposed to the protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 of...

      Visas: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to waive visa application fees for military personnel from Commonwealth countries.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on defending immigration decisions that were appealed, in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UK's points-based immigration system: policy statement, published on 19 February, what changes, if any, they plan to make to the existing Tier 2...

      Visas: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of staff working at visa application centres, processing biometric data for applicants for UK visas, they directly employ.

      Visas: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether staff collecting biometric data from applicants for UK visas are involved in the decision-making process for awarding visas.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 6 March (HL1720), what specific actions they are taking in relation to (1) health, and (2) education, as a...

    • Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to review the minimum cyber security standards for Government departments.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the average salaries of central Government civil servants, broken down by grade, who retired in the last full year for which figures are available; and...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under which part of The Future Relationship with the EU: The UK’s Approach to Negotiations (CP211), published in February, and in which group of...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to pause their negotiations with the EU due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

  • Treasury

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set up a review of the terms of reference of the Gambling Commission and the extent to which that Commission is working to meet those terms.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliament: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what support is available to support new House of Lords and bicameral staff to learn English.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Veganism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the ruling by Justice Robin Postle on 3 January that veganism satisfies the tests required for it to be a philosophical...

    • Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of (1) man, (2) woman, (3) male, (4) female, (5) boy, (6) girl, (7) transgender, (8) sex, (9) gender, and (10) gender identity.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures, if any, have been put in place to ensure that the Government Equalities Office has regular input into policy proposals to be put forward by (1) the...

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