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Written answers

Friday, 3 April 2020

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the 2020-2021 budget headings are for the £66m increase in early years funding announced at the Spending Round 2019.

    • Social Workers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide social workers with protective clothing so that they can continue visiting children during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to issue advice to schools and high education institutions on possible closures as a result of covid-19.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on guaranteeing the income of the (a) Adult Education Budget, (b)...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support universities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will remove all observations for the end point assessment (EPAs) of apprentices and replace EPAs with professional judgement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many US citizens have diplomatic immunity in the UK.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government’s modelling suggests the peak level of covid-19 infection will be; how many people will be infected at that...

    • Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department is targeting advice at people aged over 70 when the World Health Organisation advice targets people aged...

      Coronavirus: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department is providing to hotels and guest houses on admitting guests during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have self-isolated as a result of having the symptoms of covid-19 will be required to self-isolate again in the event...

      Community Development: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been published for community groups on implementing safety measures to protect people from the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to keep garden centres open in the event of a lockdown as a result of covid-19.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many offers to receive vulnerable unaccompanied children who are currently in Europe have been received in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020, by the Home...

    • Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide healthcare and support services to people in immigration removal centres during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much accommodation they have offered to key workers who want to reduce the risk of giving COVID-19 to their families.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Supermarkets: Sunday Trading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to relax temporarily Sunday trading hours to prevent overcrowding and allow key workers to purchase shopping at supermarkets.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to (1) catalogue, and (2) assess, the global scientific effort to (a) create a vaccine, and (b) improve therapeutics and testing, to reduce the...

    • Coronavirus: Research

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

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to utilise artificial intelligence to test for COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to test key workers for COVID-19 regularly.

  • Treasury

    • Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that residents without recourse to public funds will have financial protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all festival businesses whose financial viability have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible to receive loans equal to the amount of...

      Stocks and Shares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that financial service companies who sell funds, shares and related products to retail investors in the UK return the cash...

      Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the operation of UK credit scoring agencies; and (2) reports that such agencies have closed their telephone helplines but...

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