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Written answers

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Maidstone Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish all communications from his Department to Network Rail on infrastructure improvements required on the Maidstone East line to...

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2020 to Question 22006 on Thameslink Railway Line, if he will list the meetings (a) he, (b) his predecessors, (c)...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) he, (b) his predecessors, (c) current and former Ministers and (d) officials have had with GTR on making available an adequate...

      Bus Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve bus connectivity between rural areas of the West Midlands.

      Buses: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2020 to Question 22047 on Buses: Hydrogen, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of his Department's...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the roll-out of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Dudley.

      Bus Services: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve bus services in (a) Medway, (b) Kent and (c) the South East.

      Airports: Thames Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on proposals for a Thames estuary airport.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance has been issued to HS2 Ltd on the placing of CCTV cameras around enabling works sites.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Steeple Claydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what communications his Department have undertaken with (a) HS2 Ltd and (b) Buckinghamshire Country Council on the designs for the Addison Road Bridge...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 1.132 of the Budget 2020 Red Book, how much funding will local authorities in (a) Lancashire and (b) Blackpool receive to...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to remove time restrictions on England National Concessionary Travel Scheme smart permits during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a revised Airports National Policy Statement that takes account of the judgement of the Court of Appeal on 27 February 2020...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will publish a new Airports National Policy Statement.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he or his officials have had with (a) Heathrow Airport Ltd and (b) other stakeholders on a revised Airports National Policy Statement...

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using taxis as an additional emergency service for isolated households and families.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage homeowners to invest in energy efficiency; and what incentives the Government is...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure zero-hours contract workers who contract covid-19 are not penalised...

      Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for which oceans have exploratory deep sea mining licences been issued.

      Small Businesses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to support small businesses in (a) Dudley and (b) throughout the West Midlands.

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 25155 on Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Scotland, how many...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the percentage of Energy Company Obligation funding that has been spent on identifying...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many energy efficiency measures were installed through the obligation trading route in the last 12 months.

      Energy Company Obligation and Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of energy customers that do not contribute to the (a) Energy Company...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that energy efficiency measures are implemented in the private rented sector.

      Housing: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what responsibilities his Department has for ensuring that homes and buildings are healthy for its occupants.

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy that at least one of the carbon capture plants will be in Scotland.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: GMB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings his Department had with representatives from the GMB union in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Trade Unions: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) protect and (b) support trade unions in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the ability of small and medium-sized businesses to access the Business Interruption...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in what statistical form and on what statistical basis he plans to present UK carbon emission reduction targets and results.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of (a) the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and (b)...

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to guarantee an adequate supply of isopropyl alcohol for the manufacture of hand...

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage relevant manufacturing companies to switch production to the...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of funding for science and research and development has been allocated to new approach methodologies to...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department will take to ensure that the additional equity commitments from the Life Sciences Investment...

      Sales: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent panic buying.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households use prepayment electricity meters in (a) St Helens, (b) Liverpool City Region and (c) the North West.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support people with prepayment (a) gas and (b) electricity meters during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Energy Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the national grid to provide electricity to homes in the event that (a)...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) preservation of jobs and (b) payment of wages are conditions for support...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent attempts he has made to establish direct contacts with individuals within the Iranian regime with potential...

    • Cameroon: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of which party or parties were responsible for the Ngarbuh massacre in Cameroon on 14th February.

      Cameroon: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the reasons that Andrew Pendleton, UNOCHA representative in Cameroon left that...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from Iraqi politicians on the political situation in Iraq.

      Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will undertake a review of the (a) scope and (b) objectives of the proposed International Seabed Authority Mining Code...

      Commonwealth: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the benefits of membership of the Commonwealth to potential new members.

      Iran: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has assessed the effect of foreign sanctions on Iran on that country's ability to respond to covid-19.

      Hong Kong: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to help ensure the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration is adhered to in relation to...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on human rights of the use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

      Diplomatic Service: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people have contacted the FCO consular services hotline since 16 March 2020 from the (a) UK and (b) rest of the world.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on whether British nationals will be able to claim the cost of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Liver Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the diagnosis of liver disease.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is the Government’s objective to establish herd immunity against covid-19; and what level of infection is required for...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government will assess whether the steps being taken are delaying the spread of covid-19 in the absence of full testing.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the teaching of eating disorders in medical training.

      Coronavirus: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the NHS has an adequate number of intensive care beds to respond effectively to the...

      Mental Illness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to veterans in Dudley with mental ill health.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate the return of retired medical professionals to help the NHS during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure provision of public information on covid-19 guidance in all languages spoken in...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long the covid-19 testing and diagnosis process takes; and what steps he is taking to make covid-19 testing more (a) accessible and...

      Alcoholism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to provide support for people with alcohol dependency who cannot access support services; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase people's awareness of the links between cancer and alcohol consumption.

      Hospitals: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support healthcare staff who are (a) abused and (b) injured by people intoxicated with alcohol.

      Hearing: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to include hearing screening in the NHS Health Checks programme.

      Coronavirus: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent advice he has issued to GP surgeries on restricting patients' access as a result of covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: Home Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on GP home visits during the covid-19 outbreak, and if he will make a statement.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase funding to local authorities for care home places.

      NHS: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of oncologists in the NHS.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GP appointments made in (a) 2019 and (b) 2015.

      Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on meeting the objective in the Ageing Society Grand Challenge to ensure that people can enjoy at least 5...

      Housing: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has responsibilities for ensuring that homes and buildings are healthy places for their occupants; and if he will...

      Coronavirus: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure users of (a) other languages, (b) British Sign Language and (c) Braille have timely and accessible...

      Hospitals: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure hospitalised users of (a) other languages and (b) British Sign Language have access to communication...

      Loneliness: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he plans to issue to people aged 70 and over that are self-isolating to (a) combat loneliness and (b) stay fit and healthy.

      Coronavirus: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure pharmacies do not run out of medical supplies as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps he is taking to ensure that immunosuppressed people are not required to attend GP...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's eligibility criteria are for covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people volunteering to help people vulnerable to covid-19 do so safely.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with lung cancer in the last year for which figures are available.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of (a) civil service time and (b) resources used for the development of the NHS...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for nurses who qualified outside of the UK and whose qualifications are not recognised in the UK to work in the NHS...

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to establish specialist autism teams in each region of England to (a) diagnose and (b) support autistic people.

      NHS 111: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to increase the number of medical professionals available via the NHS 111 telephone service.

      Social Workers

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

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether personal protective equipment will be provided to (a) police officers (b) front line workers in pharmacies and (c) front line...

      Health Services: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is participating in daily EU Health Ministers conference calls; and if he will make a statement.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complications were reported after (a) medical abortions and (b) surgical abortions in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women per 1,000 resident women have had an abortion. in each of the last five years.

      NHS and Public Health England: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has for the care of children of NHS workers and Public Health England workers if they are (a) incapacitated due...

      Pharmacy: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department will take steps for pharmacists who are dealing with members of the public to be issued protective clothing and...

      Air Ambulance Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure the continued operation of air ambulances during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Air Ambulance Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of nationalising air ambulances during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Pregnancy: Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of pre-natal testing for HTLV-1; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much compensation was paid from the public purse in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (e) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019 for wrongful births.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion figure for asymptomatic transmission the Government is using in its modelling of covid-19 contagion.

      Public Health Laboratory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many public health laboratories have closed in England and Wales from 2010 to 2020.

      Public Health Laboratory Service: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what function public health laboratories have in covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department's guidance on covid-19 will be made available in other languages; what information is being translated; and into...

      Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of closing all dental practices to non-essential patient care to minimise the...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2020 to Question 21988 on World Obesity Day, what plans the Government has to improve weight management...

      Obesity: Take-away Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of food delivery orders with minimum value requirements on trends in the level of...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is a type of protective face mask that protects people from contracting covid-19; and what assessment his Department has...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS will not face a medicine shortage in the coming months.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to manufacture more active pharmaceutical ingredients in the UK to prevent medicine shortages.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to apply stress tests to the NHS medicine supply in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure continuity of drug and alcohol treatment services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish sex-disaggregated data on covid-19 (a) infection and (b) mortality.

      Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the increase in covid-19 cases in Yorkshire.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding for mass testing for covid-19.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy announced by the Prime Minister on 26...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance his Department has allocated to (a) Commonwealth and (b) non-Commonwealth countries in each...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recommendations of Unicef UK's report entitled, Ending...

      Developing Countries: Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 28702 on Developing Countries: Debts Written Off, what the value of UK ODA Crisis...

  • Department for Education

    • Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to replace Erasmus after the end of the transition period.

    • Dudley College: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure Dudley College has the (a) funding and (b) teaching staff to deliver effectively the skills required for the future.

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to protect freedom of speech and promote diverse debate within universities.

      Universities: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2020 to Question 21389 on Universities: Industrial Disputes, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide Statutory Sick Pay to (a) teachers and (b) other staff supplied to schools by agencies in the event that schools close as...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools have the funds and access to supplies to ensure continuous provision of soap, gel and other hygiene...

      GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to reschedule GCSE examinations during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage schools to introduce the use of school uniforms.

      Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans there are to provide compensation for (a) schools and (b) parents for school trips that have be cancelled due to covid-19 outbreak.

      Children and Young People: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral statement of 18 March 2020, what steps he is taking to ensure that children and young people whose educational institution is...

      Domestic Abuse and Refuges: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will include (a) refuge workers and (b) domestic abuse professionals as key workers.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents whose children are (a) unable to and (b) choose not to attend school because of (i) special educational...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to provide support for parents with children at nurseries that are closed but require fees to be paid that are (a)...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the closure of schools as a result of covid-19, whether the vouchers provided to children that are eligible for free school meals...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will define vulnerable children in the context of eligibility to access to schools during the covid-19 closure period.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to monitor the number of children becoming eligible for free school meal vouchers due to decreased household income as a...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the vouchers offered to children eligible for free school meals during the school closures will cover the costs of breakfast.

      Grammar Schools: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of delaying the date of the 2020 Kent Test as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support children with special educational needs and disabilities but who do not have an Education, Health and Care plan...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the vouchers offered during school closures to children eligible for free school meals will cover the costs of breakfast.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether vouchers for children eligible for free school meals during the covid-19 school closures will cover the cost of breakfast.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many services for children affected by domestic abuse are funded through Police and Crime Commissioners in (a) England and (b) Wales.

    • Prisons: 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 and what proportion of (a)...

      Prisons: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether a rise in levels of violence has been recorded in any of the prisons where PAVA has been rolled out.

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for funerals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to halt drug supplies into prisons.

      Prison Officers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to protect prison officers from covid-19.

      Family Proceedings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance he has provided to people who have orders in place through the family courts that stipulate limited contact with children during the...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice on 18 March 2020, Official Report column 335WH,...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether community rehabilitation companies will be financially penalised for not delivering (a) unpaid work and (b) group programmes during the covid-19...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of probation offices have hand sanitisers available for probation staff during the covid-19 outbreak.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Victim Liaison Officers in the National Probation Service are expected to carry out home visits during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the Government is continuing FTA talks with the US Administration virtually during the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to strengthen the rights of local communities on section 106 agreements.

    • Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans are in place for local authorities to bring derelict housing stock back into use.

      Housing: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new (a) houses and (b) social houses have been constructed in Blackpool in each year since 2011.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that new homes are being built to high EPC standards.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of homes were built to EPC A or B standards last year.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new homes were built in the last 12 months to EPC C or D standards.

      Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of low carbon heating technologies on new build homes; and what...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers do local authorities have to ensure compliance of developments with regulations on energy efficiency.

      Charities: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) accessibility of the tendering processes for Government and local authority...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard renters who lose earnings as a result of covid-19 from (a) eviction...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make as assessment of the potential merits of an immediate freeze on (a) section 21 no-fault evictions and...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) homeless people, (b) rough sleepers who do not meet the legal...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the timeline for lead councils set out in the...

      Refuges: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to women's refuge centres and charities on the maintenance of services during...

      Refuges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding grants his Department is making available to women's refuge not-for-profit organisations during the...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Hardship Fund announced in Budget 2020; and how the effectiveness...

      Refuges: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide compensation for rental income lost due to the closure of a refuge service as a result of covid-19.

      Public Libraries: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whats steps are being taken to keep public libraries open for people who cannot work from home.

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the allocation of the covid-19 hardship fund to local authorities will take into account levels of deprivation.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to support adult social care services through the...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timetable is for (a) announcing (i) eligibility criteria and (ii) allocations to local authorities for and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • War Widows: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternative methods his Department is examining to mitigate the effect of the loss of the war widows' pension for people who remarried between 1973...

    • Ministry of Defence: Infrastructure and Projects Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 28772 on Ministry of Defence: Infrastructure and Projects Authority, how many times the scope of an...

      Defence: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce a Defence and Security Accelerator Themed Competition focusing on security.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to accelerate training for new Armed Forces recruits to increase capacity to support the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Sign Language: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of providing a British Sign Language interpreter to accompany televised announcements to...

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to limit (a) Statutory Sick Pay and (b) other benefits in the event that people are required to self-isolate...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what alternative arrangements will be made available for benefit claimants who are unable to attend face to face meetings.

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support people with mental disabilities (a) into and (b) to remain in employment.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government has plans to extend financial support for people that need to take time off work to care for vulnerable relatives suffering...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to measure the effectiveness of the 12-week awareness campaign on Pension Credit take-up that started on 12...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of statutory sick pay in covering individual weekly living expenses; and if she will increase...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to waive National Insurance requirements in determining the eligibility of claimants for social security in response to the...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department is providing to people on zero-hours contracts whose employment has been terminated as a result of covid-19 and do...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to remove the requirement for explicit consent for enquiries to her Department during the covid-10 outbreak.

      Carer's Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to (a) uprate and (b) relax the eligibility requirements for carers allowance during the covid-19 outbreak to help...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to extend the winter fuel allowance for recipients who (a) have to self-isolate or (b) are diagnosed with...

      Food: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has for an emergency food voucher referral system due to (a) the closure of referral agencies due to staff...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of Flora and Fauna International’s...

    • Clean Air Zones: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will allocate additional funding to support the introduction of clean air zones.

      Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of biodiversity of the exploration and exploitation of seabed minerals...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support circular economy approaches to reduce the demand of raw primary materials.

      Derelict Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 26166, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in...

      Bees: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 26166 on Bees, what the cost was of establishing a UK-wide pollinator...

      Rural Development Programme: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 26167, how much of the £2.9 billion spending on agri-environment...

      Cats: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban human consumption of meat from cats.

      Agriculture: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to ensure that people who spread sludge monitor potential toxic elements contained in the...

      Agriculture: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the closest distance is that sludge can be spread near residential properties.

      Trade Agreements: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government's policy that trade negotiations will not compromise environmental and food standards includes no...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of river dredging on levels of flooding.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of the National Wildlife Crime Unit

      Tree Felling: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the scientific evaluation undertaken by Natural England on the benefits of felling Scots Pines at Slap...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he is having with supermarket chains and others to ensure that people with coeliac disease are guaranteed...

  • Home Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce alcohol-related violence.

    • Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support police staff who are (a) abused and (b) injured by people intoxicated with alcohol.

      Police Community Support Officers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the personal protective equipment provided to police community support offices...

      Asylum: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers who have arrived in the UK from France have been returned to France in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Fraud: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase conviction rates for fraud offences.

      European Institute of Human Sciences: Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on potential links between the European Institute for Human Sciences and the Muslim Brotherhood.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to ensure Action Fraud deals with cases in (a) a timely and (b) an effective manner.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will relax the requirements of the minimum income threshold in spousal visas during the period of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Home Office: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend the requirement for people to report to the Home Office during the period of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asylum: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce alternatives to the requirement for people to travel to Croydon to submit an asylum application for the duration of...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to release immigration detainees to reduce the rate of infection of covid-19 in response to the decision to extend...

      Visas: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 28642 on Foreign Nationals, what plans she has to make provision under paragraph...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Charitable Donations

      To ask the right hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to change the way parish donations are collected in...

    • Cemeteries: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to ensure the maintenance of its burial grounds.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Health: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the ONS data on the well-being of adults, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the well-being of children at the same (a)...

    • Elections: Candidates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support and (b) make it easier for single parents and guardians to stand in elections.

      Public Bodies: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to relocate public bodies to the West Midlands.

  • Treasury

    • Locums: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on public sector off-payroll reforms of locum health workers responding to covid-19.

    • Employee Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to promote employee share ownership schemes and on what basis tax exemptions should apply to beneficiaries; and if he will make a statement.

      Cooperatives: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many co-operative businesses closed in Yorkshire and the Humber each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Nurseries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has for private nurseries to be included in the plans for 100 per cent business rates relief.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the viability of businesses affected by coronavirus in (a) north Southwark and (b) other areas with higher than average...

      Catering: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial assistance is available to mobile catering businesses affected by covid-19.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to prevent businesses engaging in excessive profiteering during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take steps to change licensing rules to enable pharmacists to produce hand sanitiser.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the economic benefits of improving the Reading to Gatwick road corridor.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what fiscal steps he is taking to improve local transport infrastructure.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to protect the (a) homes and (b) other assets of business owners that may be repossessed as a result of their...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether self-employed people will be able to access the grants and loans announced in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the procedure is for small firms to apply for access to (a) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and (b) cash grants of £25,000 to the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support the Government is providing to businesses that operate from residential residences and therefore do not receive small business rate relief.

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the small business rate relief grant to businesses operating in non-rateable premises.

      Personal Income: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his Danish counterpart on the feasibility of implementing a Danish-style system for income protection for workers in the UK.

      Food Supply: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to extend business rate relief to food producers to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on national food security.

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Northern Ireland on introducing a universal basic income scheme for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to reimburse the fixed practice overheads of dentists to allow them to close their dental practices to non-essential services to...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to support charities who face a loss of income due to covid-19.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase financial support for businesses affected by flooding and covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to remove class 2 national insurance contributions.

      Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide a loan guarantee offer through the business interruption loan scheme for community organisations affected by covid-19.

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Financial Conduct Authority and (b) banks on delaying changes proposed for April 2020 to overdraft fees...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on school funding.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to make the BBC more democratically accountable.

    • BBC: Video on Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the BBC in competing with (a) Amazon, (b) Hulu, (c) Netflix and (d) other...

      BBC: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the BBC to become carbon neutral.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he is having with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the provision of temporary financial assistance for...

      Disclosure of Information: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what advice or guidance his Department has provided on public interest data sharing throughout the public sector in response...

      Google: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 28618, whether UK citizen data has been involved in cases concerning...

      BBC: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the BBC on (a) the role of programming in supporting public morale and (b) replaying the the...

      Telecommunications: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ask Ofcom to model the effect of the covid-19 on changes in the level of traffic in relation to (a) work, (b)...

      Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with broadband providers on ensuring service reliability whilst social distancing is being advised.

      Mobile Phones: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential for the Government to issue SMS communications to all mobile telephones in the UK...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the use of electric cars by the public sector.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Unified Patent Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on research-led SMEs of the reported decision to withhold the UK's participation in the Unified Patent Court and the...

    • Toilet Paper: Shortages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of shortages of toilet paper; and what discussions they have had with newspaper operators about whether newspapers can be...

      Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the manufacture of electric cars in the UK.

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual value of the aerospace sector to the UK economy.

      Domestic Appliances: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of compulsory product registration of white goods at point of sale.

      Domestic Appliances: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to requiring manufacturers to fit white goods with a standardised rating plate in an identical position on all such goods...

      Domestic Appliances: Secondhand Goods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to improving the safety of white goods that are sold second hand.

      Hydroelectric Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support further micro-hydropower schemes on rivers within the UK as part of a transition to renewable energy.

      Hydroelectric Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they have commissioned on the potential contribution that the harnessing of hydropower from rivers may make to the UK's energy requirements.

      Copyright: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding UK implementation of the 2019 Copyright Directive.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Iran's (1) involvement in, and (2) policy of, encouraging peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    • COE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any reputational damage to the UK caused by parliamentarians they appoint to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

      United Arab Emirates: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current state of bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Art Works

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who authorised the payment to a civil servant as a result of offence allegedly caused by a royal portrait on display in the Northern Ireland Office; from which...

    • Economic Situation: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Budget 2020, announced on 11 March, on the Northern Ireland economy.

      Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the containment of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland.

      UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the Northern Ireland business community on (1) the future trading arrangements with the EU, and (2) the...

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they have taken in response to the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to share the findings of its internal review into...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the involvement of parents in discussions between a school and a pupil concerning the pupil’s wish to identify as a gender other than...

    • Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of job vacancies which remain unfilled because of skill shortages among potential applicants; and what steps they...

      Family Drug and Alcohol Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministerial visits have been made to Family Drug and Alcohol Court teams in the last twelve months; and which teams have been visited.

      Family Drug and Alcohol Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to support Family Drug and Alcohol Court teams beyond the end of the Supporting Families: Investing in Practice programme.

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of universities rescinding invitations from speakers; and what plans, if any, they have to reduce funding to universities when that...

      Mandarin Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the uptake of Mandarin in schools in England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Justice Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of the Youth Justice Board.

    • Youth Offending Teams: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of current funding streams to fund youth diversion activity undertaken by youth offending teams.

      Probate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long, on average, it takes to gain grant of probate following an application for probate.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 13 March (HL2223), what guidance is given to prison governors on how to assess the balance between the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international counterparts on the administration of trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

    • Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their Export Strategy.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by the Secretary of State for International Trade with her counterparts in non-EU countries on any opportunities for trade deals after...

      Renewable Energy: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support exports by the renewable energy sector.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 2 March that Contracts for Difference will in future be open to onshore wind projects, what plans they have to review the planning...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Asbestos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to (1) maintain the total prohibition on the use of asbestos, and (2) rule out any instance of permitting products containing up to...

    • Animal Products and Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the maintenance of sanitary and phytosanitary standards for imported (1) agrifood, and (2) animal, products after the transition period.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people qualified for asylum in the UK in each of the last three years; and how many of those people were known to be qualified doctors.

    • Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek equality of treatment after 31 December for EU citizens visiting the UK who will be entitled to a six month visa and UK citizens...

      Migrant Workers: Physiotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the points-based immigration system enables registered physiotherapists to be eligible for an NHS visa.

      College of Policing: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to advertise for a permanent Chair of the College of Policing.

      Police ICT Company: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial support they have given to the Police ICT Company since its establishment.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement in Autumn Budget 2017, published on 22 November 2017, that “the Department for Transport, the Department of Health, the...

    • Civil Service: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 22,000 civil service roles due to be moved out of London will be (1) of Grade 7 or below, and (2) of Grade SCS1 and above; and when they expect...

  • Treasury

    • H2O Asset Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement by H20 Asset Management on 10 March that clients face "surprisingly large losses", what plans they have to investigate that company's...

    • Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to secure extra dollar swap arrangements to support trade and financial settlements.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Security: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made in relation to their decision to award contracts to Huawei and other companies of the implications of the government of China's...

    • Arts: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why any reference to the creative industries was omitted from the proposals contained in The Future Relationship with the EU: The UK’s Approach...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) on 4 July 2018 (HL8851) and 18 July 2018 (HL9279), what hereditary...

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker which peers would form the electorate in hereditary peer by-elections taking place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999 for a (1) Conservative, (2)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under which circumstances a service provider may require a person to provide a gender recognition certificate as a condition of providing services.

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