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Written answers

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vehicles evading road tax and the consequent loss of revenue for the last year for which...

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of instructing train operating companies to automatically refund season ticket holders to...

      Aviation: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2020 to Question 9065, on Aviation: Disability, if he will take steps to ensure that the aviation industry...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 23 March 2020 on Rail Update, what plans he has to extend similar emergency measures agreements to bus services.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposals on (a) e-scooters and (b) other transport modes in his policy paper Future of Mobility:...

      Distributive Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that adequate hygiene precautions are undertaken by all (a) drivers and (b) staff employed at...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Redundancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking ensure that redundancy procedures undertaken as a result of the covid-19 outbreak follow...

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure construction on the Hinkley Point C project is continued during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure self-employed contractors do not incur financial penalties from businesses while...

      Delivery Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure businesses provide delivery drivers with appropriate personal protective equipment...

      Driving: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to protect commercial drivers in (a) canteens, (b) break rooms and (c) other...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the guidance on Making staff redundant on gov.uk, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that companies whose workers are capable of working remotely during the...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Queen's Speech 2019, what progress has been made on introducing the Thomas Cook Compensation Bill.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his oral statement of 17 March 2020, what steps he is taking to ensure consular staff in (a) Peru and (b)...

    • Saudi Arabia: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Saudi Arabian authorities on the recent arrests of (a) Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz...

      Libya: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the transport of aviation fuel into Libya by Gulf Petroleum to forces allied to Khalifa Hiftar, what plans...

      United Arab Emirates: World Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his overseas counterparts on removing host status of the 2020 Expo from the United Arab...

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure Khalifa Hiftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, is unable to illegally...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure continued support for the internationally recognised Government of National...

      Saudi Arabia: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the recent arrests of (a) over 300 Government officials,...

      Saudi Arabia: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps with his overseas counterparts to secure proof of life for (a) the 300 Government officials (b) political...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Saudi Arabian authorities on legal representation for political detainees in that country.

      Saudi Arabia: G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has plans to send a UK delegation to the G20 to be held in Saudia Arabia following human rights abuses...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rough Sleeping: Alcoholic drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support rough sleepers with (a) drug and alcohol addiction and (b) mental health problems.

    • Rough Sleeping: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will update the Rough Sleeping Strategy to include further provisions for mental health support for rough sleepers.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding has been allocated to (a) Chase Farm Hospital, (b) North Middlesex Hospital and (c) Enfield Public Health to deal...

  • Department for International Development

    • Coronavirus: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to allocate additional emergency funding to UK international development charities to ensure those...

    • Department for International Development: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to reassign ageing to a specific Ministerial portfolio within her Department in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      CDC: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what investments (a) CDC Group and (b) its subsidiaries have in power generation facilities using (i) diesel, (ii) crude oil and (iii)...

      Private Infrastructure Development Group: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list all Private Infrastructure Development Group investments in power generation facilities using (a) diesel, (b) crude...

      St Helena: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure St Helena is resupplied following the withdrawal of the ferry service.

  • Department for Education

    • Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will raise the rate of funding for sixth form students to at least £4,760 per year.

    • Further Education: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating an independent regulator of further education providers.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will enable apprenticeship levy costs to be temporarily used to fund existing staff wages in addition to training during the time restrictions...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the protection and support of children known to be living in households affected by domestic abuse in...

      Pastoral Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure vulnerable children receive pastoral support in the event of schools closing as a result of covid-19.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support is provided for looked after children after their 18th birthday.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral statement of 18 March 2020, Official Report, column 1083 on educational settings, what arrangements are in place for...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how (a) teachers and (b) other school staff will be deployed between schools due to school closures during the covid-19 outbreak; what powers (i)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's guidance, Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the required pupil to teacher ratio will be in schools during the period of school closures due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Academies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, will Academy conversions be suspended during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children's Play

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance has been issued to local authorities on children’s play services.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has provided to (a) Pupil Referral Units and (b) other specialist or alternative education providers on regular physical...

      STEM Subjects: Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government plans to take to incorporate the Environment Bill and it's proposals into the teaching of STEM subjects in schools.

      Universities: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to universities on Articles of Faith.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to cover additional private childcare costs incurred by key workers following the outbreak of covid-19.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's announcement on 18 March 2020 that schools, colleges and early years settings should close, whether (a) after...

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing staff and children in schools with personal protective equipment.

      Universities: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with universities on ensuring that students remain enrolled at their institution in the event (a) that they lose their...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the chief executive of the student loans company on the potential merits of refunding loans for the third term of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the eligibility for legal aid.

    • Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy community-based support provision for children affected by domestic abuse.

      Domestic Abuse: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the proposed trial of domestic abuse courts will be delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Practice Direction 12J in protecting children affected by domestic abuse during the court process.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure vulnerable children living in temporary accommodation (a) with shared...

    • Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the regulations under the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019.

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of local authority housing services that have closed their offices in...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the delivery of personal...

      Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to mitigate potential health risks from overcrowding for people placed by local authorities in...

      Business Premises: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will impose a stay on forfeiture notices for commercial tenancies for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support people who are self-employed where they have to (a) self-isolate and (b) take sick leave in...

    • Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending eligibility for statutory sick pay to parents who have to stop work as a...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 28736 on Universal Credit: Housing, whether her Department has (a) never made or (b) not...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to (a) make housing benefit available to applicants immediately and (b) increase awards to cover median local rents.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that her Department's social security claims enquiry lines are adequately staffed during the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been asked to attend in-person appointments with the imposition of sanctions if they failed to attend...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the average (a) journey time and (b) distance universal credit claimants have made to attend...

      Consumers: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she is taking to steps to support (a) Citizens Advice and (b) other third sector advice organisations on managing covid-19-related...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure people are not unduly sanctioned following the cancellation of job centre appointments as a result of covid-19.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to pause universal credit deductions during the covid-19 outbreak for (a) third party suppliers (b) universal...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to classify keepers of animals in zoos and conservation centres as key workers so that they can...

    • Direct Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) reduce the volume of (i) junk mail, (ii) charity collection bags and (iii) commercial...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people that are unable to leave their...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve the accuracy of (a) information gathered during interviews with asylum applicants and (b) asylum decisions.

    • Asylum: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve information provided to people seeking asylum.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to grant asylum applicants (a) the right to work after six months waiting for a decision on their application...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Action Fraud.

      Hate Crime: Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of Facebook’s complaints process for reporting hate crimes.

  • Treasury

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses who do not qualify for business rate relief.

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support businesses that do not bank with a member of the British Bank Scheme during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the £22 billion investment into R&D, announced in Budget 2020, he plans to allocate to dementia research.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Budget 2020, what proportion of the £22 billion investment in R&D he plans to allocate to (a) performing and (b) funding R&D.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that businesses (a) receive comprehensive advice and consistent support when accessing the economic package of help that...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on banks supplying credit to businesses to mitigate economic disruption and support...

      Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on banks supplying credit to households to support consumer confidence during the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to force employers to enrol in the Government scheme for the public purse to provide 80 per cent of an employee's salary if...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support dogwalkers' businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support construction workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to require insurance companies to define covid-19 as a notifiable disease for the purposes of claims made by businesses...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support (a) childminders and (b) other self-employed people during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support businesses with property with a rateable value of over £51,000 and who therefore do not qualify for grant funding.

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what guidance his Department has issued to finance companies on the provision of repayment holidays for people...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support football league clubs facing financial difficulties as a result of the outbreak of covid-19 through (a) improving their...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include Flybe as an eligible company for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Off-payroll Working

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

    • Local Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to coordinate a public health awareness campaign using local newspaper outlets during the...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) suspend the construction of HS2, and (2) use any money saved as a result to support communities and businesses affected by COVID-19.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the reported (1) use of facial recognition technology in Xinjian to monitor Uighur Muslims...

    • Israel: Golan Heights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Israel's activities in the Golan Heights.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have (1) made, and (2) intend to make, to the government of Israel about reports that the Israeli Defence Force has declared Israeli...

      Commonwealth: Wildlife

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what educational programmes they are supporting in Commonwealth countries to inform local people of any relationship between COVID-19 and other diseases and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Intensive Care: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) current availability of ventilators in NHS intensive care units, and (2) production capacity, to supply further...

    • Coronavirus: Pneumonia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the use of Tocilizumab in the treatment of severe cases of interstitial pneumonia linked to COVID-19 in...

      Community First Responders: Staffordshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the West Midlands Ambulance Service are downgrading the role of Community First Responders in Staffordshire.

      Intensive Care: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to create an online hackathon platform to help design and deploy an open-source ventilator for the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the case for using simplified iron lung machines to treat COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Health Professions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to advise medical professionals in 'at-risk' groups to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the most effective measures adopted by other countries to address COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected UK death toll from COVID-19

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of herd immunity as a way to minimise UK deaths from COVID-19

      Intensive Care: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response there has been to the Prime Minister's request for manufacturers to develop ventilators for the NHS; and how many they expect to be produced.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how confident they are that those who have recovered from COVID-19 do not continue to be carriers of the virus; and whether swab tests will be repeated for...

      Coronavirus: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that one of the people in the Lombardy cluster may have become infected with COVID-19 after contact with a person who...

      Ambulance Services: Essex

      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 there was an average wait time of over 33...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the cost of putting an existing liabilities scheme in place to cover claims for historical NHS clinical negligence liabilities.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the terms of the agreement with the Medical Protection Society covering NHS clinical negligence claims made against their GP members in...

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 17 March (HL2718), whether the NHS issues any guidance to NHS organisations related to policies on patients'...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to test people suspected of having COVID-19 in line with World Health Organisation advice including (1) the elderly, and (2) disabled...

      Intensive Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) intensive care beds, and (2) ventilators, there are in each NHS Trust in England; and what was the comparative figure for March 2019.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Imperial College COVID-19 response team Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise the testing of all health and care workers in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria patients have to meet in order to be tested for COVID-19.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the reported antisemitic and extremist content in Palestinian Authority school textbooks adhere to (1) the...

    • Palestinians: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether reported antisemitic content in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum is in breach of the International...

      Palestinians: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of teacher training programmes supported by UK aid in the Palestinian Territories.

      Palestinians: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK aid is distributed to employees of the Palestinian Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Development Centre.

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which textbooks are used by the teachers in the Palestinian Territories that are funded by UK aid.

      Migrant Camps: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and intend to have, with the UNHCR about the control of COVID-19 in refugee camps.

  • Department for Education

    • Public Appointments: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many publicly appointed members of public bodies regulating (1) social work, and (2) education, identify as BAME; and what is the recorded ethnicity of...

    • Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Budget statement on 11 March, (1) how, and (2) by which Department, the £2.5 million for research and developing best practice around the...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to close schools, universities and colleges as a result of COVID-19; and if they have any such plans, when they intend to introduce such closures.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Expert Trade Advisory Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Expert Trade Advisory Groups have been created by the Department for International Trade; and who are the members of those groups.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to suspending (1) face-to-face interviews, (2) work search requirements, and (3) sanctions, for people of working age...

    • Pensioners: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support pensioners who work part-time whose earnings would not qualify them for statutory sick pay as a result of the COVID-19...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Budget 2020’s commitment to provide £304 million to help local authorities improve air quality, what assessment they have made of the...

    • Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the Budget 2020's commitment to plant enough trees to cover an area the size of Birmingham over the next five years, how many trees they intend to...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their plans to introduce a new Plastic Packaging Tax from April 2022, they will also introduce consistent national guidelines for the recycling...

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on their ability to deliver urgent repairs and upgrades to flood defences.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new system for regulating chemicals which requires technical information to be submitted by businesses to the Health and Safety Executive within two...

      Air Pollution: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people they estimate have died from illnesses resulting from poor air quality or air pollution; and whether either (1) a monthly, or (2) a quarterly,...

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to prevent essential small and medium sized enterprises failing; and what level of priority they have given to preventing...

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are planning to give to the leisure and entertainment sector, including theatres, restaurants and pubs, if any such businesses...

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October 2018 (HL10750), how many (1) women, and (2) men, recorded in HMRC’s Real Time...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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