Written answers

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to promote community cohesion in (a) local authority schools, (b) free schools and (c) academies; and if he will make a statement.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

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

      Pupils: Health

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

      Schools: Coronavirus

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

      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)...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's plans are for children who were in the process of applying for an Education, Health and Care plan at the time schools were...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the free school meals voucher scheme will be made available; and whether there will be retrospective funding of vouchers in the event that the...

      Special Educational Needs; Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that children and young people with (a) speech, language and communication needs and (b) other special educational needs...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Cabinet Office

    • Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to meet representatives of victims and families of the contaminated blood scandal on a framework for compensation, before the...

    • Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants are working on the (a) negotiations for and (b) planning of the future relationship with the EU, broken by down (a) department...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Oakervee Review of HS2, published on 11 February, and before they issue a Notice to Proceed for Phase 1 of HS2, what plans they have to ensure that...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Conclusion 59 of the Oakervee Review of HS2, published on 11 February, whether the Department for Transport will update and publish a revised...

      High Speed Two

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that HS2 Ltd deliver the required improvements in its capability before a Notice to Proceed is issued for HS2 Phase 1 in line with...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they plan to give to flying schools and clubs whose operations have been disrupted by measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to temporarily defer the regulatory deadlines and charges on (1) airports, and (2) airlines, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they plan to give large airports which are forced to remain open as key national infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Regional Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future need for (1) passenger, and (2) freight, air services between major regional centres in Great Britain including those...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the deadlines for Class 1 and 2 aviation medicals which are due to expire during the period of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that (1) during, and (2) after, the grounding of any aircraft due to the COVID-19 pandemic all (a) UK registered...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • New Zealand: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support UK citizens who are seeking to return to the UK from New Zealand who are affected by that country's lockdown due to COVID-19.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that apprentices, including those on higher and degree courses, will have their courses funded to completion, during the...

    • Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide funding to public sector training providers for the breaks in learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as opposed to these funds...

      Apprentices: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives and support they plan to provide to encourage employers to continue to recruit apprentices in the coming months.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the provision of online tuition adequately educates those children and young people, particularly those who live in...

      Christ Church College: Criminal Investigation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Charity Commission about any investigation of the governance of Christ Church College, University of Oxford.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the context of the Coronavirus Act 2020, schools will be given discretionary powers to ensure that vulnerable pupils who do not have an official social...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with charities and other agencies to ensure that vulnerable children are identified and receive the support they require during the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make sure there is sufficient stock in shops.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refusals they have made to provide information to a data subject by using the exemption in Schedule 2, paragraph 4 to the Data Protection Act 2018 in...

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend all terminations of asylum support temporarily as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Immigration Officers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether immigration officers exercising the powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 in Northern Ireland will fall under the complaints remit of the Office of the Police...

      Disease Control: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce further penalties for those who do not comply with the rules surrounding the restriction of movement during the COVID-19...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, in the context of the Coronavirus Act 2020, of the need to protect children without an Education, Health and Care plan who may live...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cleaning Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used to determine key workers; and what plans they have to add cleaners to the published list.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including (1) building maintenance engineers, (2) personnel supporting the critical lifeline utilities, and (3) non-police...

  • Treasury

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what temporary tax relief they plan to give (1) airlines, and (2) airports, during the period in which their operations are limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Electronic Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when HMRC will launch the online portal to facilitate the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to issue advice on the steps needed to put employees into furlough.

      Dental Services: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend business rate exemptions to include dental practices.

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