Written answers

Thursday, 23 April 2020

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the sustainability schools remaining open in the event of an increase in self-isolation rates of...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support childcare providers in supporting the families of key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail Trade: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps his Department is taking to support small food retailers to (a)...

    • Retail Trade: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has plans to close (a) corner shops and (b) other small food retailers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business Improvement Districts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to Business Improvement Districts that have waived their levy to...

      Hygiene and Protective Clothing: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of installing (a) hand sanitiser dispensers at the entrances...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Afghanistan: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken to support Sikh minorities in Afghanistan following the attack on a Sikh temple...

    • Indonesia: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on (a) protecting the human rights of the trans community in...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterparts on reports that statements made by the Liaison Office of the...

      China: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the regulation of wet markets.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Porton Down: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to reduce the severity of experiments conducted on live animals at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down.

    • Porton Down: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether researchers at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down are working on animal model development; and how much funding that...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

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

    • Universal Credit: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend universal credit eligibility to self-employed individuals residing in the UK on overseas visas.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2020 to Question 32160, what assessment she has made of the extent to which accessibility of IT and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to waive the payment of any immigration surcharge for medical personnel employed by the NHS who are not from the UK.

    • Ventilators: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with arms manufacturers about utilising such manufacturers' ability to produce ventilators for the NHS.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who were detained under section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 but have since been released will continue to be legally entitled to the provision of...

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