Written answers

Monday, 27 April 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the definition of step-free access used by the Network Rail Access Map only includes stations with cross-platform accessibility.

    • Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there is independent validation on station classification for the Network Rail Access Map.

      High Speed Two: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to High Speed Two construction workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      High Speed Two: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on social distancing for High Speed Two construction workers.

      Merchant Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the crewing of merchant ships on the (a) UK, (b) Red Ensign Group and (c)...

      Merchant Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect that restrictions on the international aviation industry in response to the pandemic covid-19...

      Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requisitioning control of transport services in London during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Helicopters: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential economic effect on offshore helicopter operators in the North Sea of the recent fall in the price of oil.

      Helicopters: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to issue guidance on covid-19 to (a) passengers, (b) crew and (c) operators in the offshore transport sector of the commercial...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ceasing food services on trains while ensuring that all food service staff are retained on...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is holding discussions with the airline industry on the emergence of above-market-rate ticket prices for repatriation flights.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of barring inbound flights as a result of covid-19.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with bus companies on compensation for people with bus passes who are not travelling during the covid-19 outbreak.

      London Underground: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for London on increasing the number of underground trains in order to prevent the overcrowding of key...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what checks are being conducted to establish the health of incoming travellers at UK airports during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on sector-wide plans to help UK airlines tackle the effect of covid-19.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the competitiveness of UK airlines of plans put in place by other European Governments to...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions he is putting in place for key workers not able to secure an annual MOT test for their vehicle before 30 March 2020.

      A63: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the A63 improvement scheme.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money will be allocated from the £2.5 billion pothole fund to each local authority in (a) England and (b) Staffordshire.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) is taking to ensure that HS2 workers observe social distancing requirements; and if he will he make a statement.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps with train operating companies to compensate key workers commuting to work by train using a reduced train service during the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) assurances were sought and (b) undertakings were obtained from each of the companies and consortia given notice to proceed on HS2...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of demand for public transport.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility's 14 April 2020 finding that GDP could fall by 35 per cent in the second quarter of 2020,...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the construction costs of HS2; and if he will he make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the construction timetable for HS2 phase one.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide details of the accessibility criteria for stations on the National Rail Accessibility Map; and whether he has plans to update those...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a comparative assessment of the terms of support offered to similar SME leaseholders by (a) Network Rail, (b) Transport for London and...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce restrictions on international air travel to the UK as a result of covid-19.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will suspend all HS2 (a) preparation and (b) construction work during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will extend the validity period of learner driver theory test certificates to ensure learner drivers who cannot take a practical...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether currency exchange kiosks are eligible to apply for covid-19 small business support.

    • Electricians and Plumbers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) plumbers and (b) electricians working for clients in confined spaces in...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set up a hotline for members of the public to report organisations and companies that do not comply with...

      Employment: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance the Government has provided on what employees should do if their employer is asking them to continue...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK is not dependent on the supply of (a) foodstuffs, (b) medicines and (c)...

      Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure expectant fathers that have been furloughed and are receiving 80 per cent...

      Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that businesses uphold workers' rights during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what processes are in place for the Government to monitor compliance of supermarkets with covid-19 legislation.

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the special shareholder approved in the Post Office Horizon litigation; and whether the special shareholder...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Horizon software litigation, whether the Government has provided Post Office Ltd with funds in...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that online retail businesses that are able to remain open during the covid-19...

      Dismissal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that companies do not dismiss workers who could be furloughed under the Coronavirus...

      Dismissal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made assessment of the potential merits of limiting the reasons for workplace dismissal during covid-19...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme have been allocated to businesses since that...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme applications have been (a) approved and (b) rejected to date.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses that have (a) made applications for loans under the Coronavirus...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have had their Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme applications (a) approved and (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Rapid Intervention Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, has been active in the UK.

    • Coral Princess: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to facilitate the safe return of UK Nationals on the Coral Princess during the covid-19 outbreak.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK passport holders stranded abroad during the covid-19 outbreak are able to access...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate consultation with civil society as part of its Integrated Review of foreign...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) medical support his Department plans to provide to vulnerable UK nationals stranded abroad as a...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support UK nationals that are stranded abroad as a result of the covid-19 outbreak that...

      Calais: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with their French counterparts on homeless refugees and migrants at the...

      Afghanistan: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recent attack on a Gurdwara in Kabul, what assessment his Department has made of the level of threat to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to UK nationals stranded abroad and running low on medication due to the covid-19...

      Occupied Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the potential effect of (a) the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip,...

      West Bank: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterparts on the decision to close the first-aid centre in Ibziq.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the status is of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action following the decision by the E3 to trigger the Dispute Resolution...

      Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has with his Israeli counterpart on the outbreak of covid-19 outbreak in Gaza; and whether he has made...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has plans to provide financial support to UK citizens that have been required to pay higher airline fees...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of the Palestinian Authority to respond to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Iran: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the foreign sanctions on Iran on that country's ability to...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals registered an interest with his Department by 9 April 2020 to return to the UK due to the covid-19...

      Bangladesh and Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals registered an interest with his Department by 9 April 2020 to return to the UK due to the covid-19...

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Pakistani counterpart on the abuse of human rights of (a) Christian, (b) Sikh, (c)...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many payments the Government has made under the emergency repatriation loans scheme since that scheme was established.

      Tripoli: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of continued shelling of the Al-Khadra Hospital in Tripoli by forces allied to Khalifa Haftar.

      Tripoli: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken with international allies to tackle the blocking of water supplies to Tripoli by forces...

      Malta: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Maltese counterpart on the quarantining of migrants following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hungary: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's position is on the emergency powers granted to the Prime Minister of Hungary during the covid-19...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on the potential use of national security legislation to...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is providing to the Greek Government to ensure the safety of refugees in Greece.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many flights the Government has sponsored in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are awaiting repatriation as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals have been repatriated since the travel restrictions were introduced in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the covid-13 outbreak, how many EU Civil Protection Mechanism flights the UK has participated in to date.

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department is supporting British Overseas Territories to deal with the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their (a)...

      USA: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reciprocal arrangements the Government has made with the US Administration to extend the length of visas for UK and US...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist the repatriation of British merchant seafarers stranded overseas as a result of the covid-19...

      Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to support the establishment of a new UN Law of the Sea.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the joint statement on the fifth anniversary of the conflict in Yemen, published on 26 March 2020, what...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of British nationals stranded abroad as a result of the covid-19 outbreak who have...

      Foreign Nationals: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist the repatriation of non-UK nationals resident in the UK.

      Foreign Nationals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will allow non-British nationals on repatriation flights to allow for key workers with visas to return to the UK.

      Kashmir: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of deaths in Kashmir as a result of covid-19; and whether he has made an...

      Kashmir: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, during the covid-19 outbreak, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on communications in Kashmir.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 35014 on Coronavirus: Disease Control, what discussions he has had with the...

      Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of risk of militants linked to (a) Al-Shabaab, (b) Al-Qaeda and (c) Boko Haram taking...

      Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many charter flights the Government has commissioned to repatriate UK citizens stranded in African countries since the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will be taking to reduce alcohol related (a) cancer diagnoses and (b) deaths.

    • Infant Foods: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the retail cost of (a) baby food, (b) infant formula and (c) infant medication does...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what Cancer Drugs Fund expenditure cap is for (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which medicinal products were made available on the NHS with a managed access agreement in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019 to date.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the NHS Commercial Framework on access to medicines through managed access agreements.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2020 to Question 18744 on Medical Treatments: Innovation,whether he plans to hold a public...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.21 of the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access, when NICE will review the process...

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a new orphan medicines pathway at NICE to enable orphan medicines...

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the effect of the (a) introduction of the ultra-orphan pathway by the Scottish Medicines Consortium and (b)...

      Health Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence plans to publish the full outputs of the task and finish groups engaged in...

      Infant Foods: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that supplies of baby formula are not rapidly depleted by panic buying as a result of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the continued supply of medicines during the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing mandatory testing for covid-19 for all (a) NHS and (b) care staff.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient care of the variation in prescribing policies for coeliac disease across clinical...

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical commissioning groups provide funding for prescriptions for the purchase of food for patients diagnosed with coeliac...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the rise of carbapenem-resistant bacteria in secondary care.

      Prescriptions: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of high street pharmacies on suspending prescription delivery charges for people who in...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of Care of 17 March 2020, Official Report column 274-275WH, when the roundtable...

      Insulin: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that insulin is delivered to diabetic patients that are self-isolating during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to launch a public health campaign to raise public awareness of the risk of transmission of covid-19 via...

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to help ensure that dispensing appliance contractors can deliver essential medical supplies on the same terms as...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) public bodies and (b) companies are carrying out covid-19 testing; and what is the (i) sensitivity, (ii) specificity and (iii)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to introduce antibody testing for covid-19 for NHS staff.

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to fast-track the registration of healthcare professionals trained overseas to enable them to assist the NHS during the...

      Coronavirus: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people living with cancer during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make regular mandatory testing for covid-19 available for NHS and social care workers in Cumbria.

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) NHS and (b) social care workers aged 70 and over should be self-isolating.

      Coronavirus: Mastocytosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include agressive systemic mastocytosis within the list of conditions which identify people as extremely vulnerable to covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has received on the risks posed by covid-19 to people aged 65 to 70; and for what reason the Government's policy on the...

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how personal protective equipment has been distributed to hospitals in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that healthcare providers in rural areas have adequate (a) trained and (b) equipment during the...

      Health Services: Brent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to expedite the supply of personal protective equipment to healthcare workers at (a) Northwick Park Hospital and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government prior to the purchase of testing equipment for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what medical equipment his Department has procured for the Welsh Government in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to lay before Parliament, the terms of reference for the Liverpool Community Health Independent Investigation.

      Coronavirus: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of the university sector on using university labs for testing purposes for covid-19.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the phasing system for distributing personal protective equipment to different...

      Protective Clothing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of personal protective equipment in Cumbria.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how geographical areas have been prioritised in the distribution of personal protective equipment.

      Protective Clothing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons Cumbria was in phase 3 of the distribution of personal protective equipment.

      Coronavirus: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS staff working in the borough of Barnet have been tested for covid-19 in each of the last six weeks.

      Coronavirus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the list of people categorised as vulnerable in respect of the covid-19 outbreak to include newborn babies; and if he...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide mental health support for people who have required hospital critical care services for treatment of covid-19.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons figures have not been published on the number of people who are recovering from covid-19 in the UK.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of The Make Birth Better Survey 2019.

      Coronavirus: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on consultancy for work related to the covid-19 outbreak (a) in total and (b) by company.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of the NHS to meet targets.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific assessment supporting the decision not to subject people arriving in the UK to checks for covid-19.

      Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will (a) reimburse companies' increased air freight costs and (b) vary NHS (i) tenders and (ii) framework to cover the...

      Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of increased air freight fees on the operation of medical companies importing goods at...

      Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had discussions with the Department for Transport on increasing the number of air freight transport routes in...

      Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is working with air freight companies to prioritise the supply of medical equipment for the treatment of covid-19...

      NHS Louisa Jordan: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding the Government has provided to set up NHS Louisa Jordan.

      Surgery: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many elective operations have been cancelled in NHS trusts in England in each month of 2020 to date.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients are on Patient Tracking Lists (a) in total and (b) by NHS trust.

      NHS Trusts: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of personal protective equipment in NHS Trusts since 31 January 2020.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to assess the viability of businesses that have approached the Government to produce personal protective...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mechanism he has established for the receipt and assessment of offers from businesses for the production of personal protective...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what level of production of personal protective equipment he estimates will be produced by UK businesses in each of the next three...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the 19 March 2020 WHO interim guidance on the prevention and...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's guidance on covid-19 personal protective equipment aligns with the 27 February 2020 WHO interim guidance on that...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the recent survey by the British Dental Association...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which UK businesses have contacted the Government with offers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE); what process the Government...

      Coronavirus: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs continue to refer patients for appropriate cancer diagnostic tests during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional support the Government is providing to the Palestinian authorities in Gaza to help the region prepare for a potential...

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to provide aid to developing countries that are struggling to tackle outbreaks of covid-19.

      Iran: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of Iranian (i) medical and (ii) sanitation supplies...

      Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the availability of healthcare facilities in Gaza in respect of the covid-19 outbreak in...

      World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on how the World Health Organisation plans to spend funding granted to that organisation by the...

      Coronavirus: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department plans to provide to UK-based international charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to reduce bureaucratic requirements for UK-based international charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to promote an inclusive humanitarian response to COVID-19 to meet deliverable 5 of her Department's...

      Coronavirus: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking with her counterparts in Commonwealth countries to ensure that UK aid is directed effectively to communities...

      World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Official Development Assistance was allocated to the World Health Organisation in the latest period for which...

      Developing Countries: Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan, what steps her Department is taking to (a)...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to UK-based charities and small businesses to help those organisations tackle the covid-19...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help to build resilience amongst domestic health services and systems in developing countries...

      Kashmir: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of (i) medical and (ii) sanitation supplies in...

      Kashmir: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional support the Government is providing to people in Kashmir to help the region with the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) representations she has made to the Bangladeshi Government and (b) assessment she has made on the effect of...

      John Nkengasong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when (a) she and (b) her Ministers last met Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the African Union CDC, to discuss tackling the covid-19...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what respite care his Department is planning to provide for (a) lone parents and (b) carers looking after children with special needs or disabilities...

    • Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to ensure that online access to learning is put in place for pupils and students at schools and higher education...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that university students in their final year receive the support they need during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools will remain open during school holidays for the children of key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that exam boards provide timely guidance to students on requirements for coursework once the covid-19...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support supply teachers who are employed through an agency and are not eligible for furlough via the...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure students who are unable to complete apprenticeships are awarded their qualifications following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on enabling students that are unable to (a) work and (b) be...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure children in homes without reliable internet connectivity are supported during school closures as a result of the...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) employment opportunities for disabled students and (b) ability of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support pupils who do not have access to equipment for online learning during school closures due to the...

      Schools: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children of key workers have attended school in (a) Shropshire and (b) Telford and Wrekin since 23 March 2020 or the most recent period for...

      Apprentices: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Institute for Apprentices and Technical Education on training providers to assess apprentices'...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that supply teachers that are employed through umbrella companies receive...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools will be reimbursed if they bought free school meals vouchers from another retailer due to being unable to access the Edenred scheme...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the guidance issued by his Department to private nurseries on furloughing employees during...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support school students who do not have internet access during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will enable childcare providers that receive early years entitlement funding to access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the data entitled Coronavirus (COVID-19): attendance in education and early years settings published by his Department on 21 April...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support online learning for disadvantaged university students.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he is providing to the early years sector during the covid-19 outbreak; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that support.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure security in prisons in the event that prison staff become infected with covid-19.

    • Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide guidance to probation services on the circumstances in which face-to-face meetings with offenders can be avoided during the covid-19...

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the representations made by the Barnardo’s charity on strengthening the provisions...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Government will extend the validity period of marriage notices issued in 2020 by 12 months to allow weddings cancelled as a result of the...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been admitted to prison (a) in total and b) with sentences of less than 12 months since 23 March 2020.

      Legal Services Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what processes are in place to ensure that the (a) Legal Services Board and (b) Solicitors Regulation Authority operate within the minimum expected...

      Prisoners' Transfers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been moved from prisons in England to (a) HMP Berwyn, (b) HMP Cardiff, (c) HMP Parc, (d) HMP Swansea and (e) HMP Usk/Prescoed...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many inmates will be temporarily released from (a) HMP Berwyn, (b) HMP Cardiff, (c) HMP Parc, (d) HMP Swansea and (e) HMP Usk/Prescoed as a result...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with (a) the Welsh Government and (b) representatives of Public Health Wales on the release of prisoners from prisons in...

      Prisoners' Release: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of terrorism-related charges have been released before the end date of their sentence in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on installing temporary sleeper pods in prisons to aid the isolating of covid-19 prisoners; how many pods have been ordered;...

      *No heading*

      What plans he has to ensure that courts are able to respond to increases in domestic abuse cases (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to ensure that private (a) prisons and (b) probation contractors are taking appropriate measures in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to protect the public in response to the temporary release of prisoners during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to protect the public in response to the temporary release of prisoners during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What changes his Department plans to make to the operation of probation services during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the attendance of her Department's Covid international procurement meetings.

    • Coronavirus: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with G20 Trade Ministers on (a) maintaining trade routes and (b) avoiding unnecessary barriers to trade during...

      Aviation: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions (a) she, (b) Ministers and (c) officials of her Department have had with the International Air Transport Association on (i)...

      UK Export Finance: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the £2 billion allocated to UK Export Finance’s lending facility to support clean energy announced at Budget...

      UK Export Finance: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to integrate UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) new facility to support clean energy into UKEF's existing energy portfolio...

      UK Export Finance: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the timeframe is for UK Export Finance to make a decision on whether to support the Category A Mozambique LNG project; and what (a)...

      Liquified Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UK Export Finance Notice of 20 August 2019 on Category A project under consideration: Mozambique LNG project, what...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness of the Brexit voucher schemes in (i) Ireland and (ii) the Netherlands and (b) the...

      Dumping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on protecting the UK manufacturing industry from dumping practices during the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of filming (a) council and (b) sub-council network group meetings...

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps they are taking to provide people experiencing homelessness with units to self-isolate during the covid-19...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure that personal protective equipment is provided to people working in homelessness services...

      Private Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance he is providing to (a) landlords and (b) letting agencies who rent private accommodation to students who...

      Hate Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to (a) protect and (b) support people subject to (i) racial abuse and (ii) other...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department has not brought forward legislative proposals to make Holocaust denial a criminal offence.

      Empty Property: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requisitioning control of empty homes and flats during the...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with sales and lettings agents on the use of private properties by local authorities at no...

      Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2020 to Question 29886, on Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus, what guidance his...

      Planning Permission: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the reduction in the time limit for bringing a judicial review in planning cases to six weeks...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take after the lockdown has ended to help resettle people that became homeless during the...

      District Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating additional financial support to...

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of children in temporary accommodation in the last three years.

      Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes to business rates on high street activity; and if he will...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what formula the Government used to determine the additional funding for local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of covid-19 on the adequacy of local authority finances.

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authority leaders in England on the funding that local authorities...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when local authorities sent letters to businesses informing them how to apply for the Small Business Grants Fund,...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that tenants who are unable to pay rent as a result of covid-19 related financial...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to publish a comprehensive summary of the financial support the Government is making available to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Combined Cadet Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more Combined Cadet Forces in academy and local authority schools.

    • Defence Equipment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the in-year expenditure on each of the key programmes referenced on (a) page 40 of the 2016 Defence Equipment Plan and (b) page 45 of...

      Ministry of Defence: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of officials in his Department continuing to work on (a) the transmission of covid-19 and (b) the...

      Veterans: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the military pension and the interaction of that pension with other state benefits in the provision of...

      RAF Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas student pilots are being trained at RAF Valley as at 21 April 2020.

      RAF Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether training flights have been conducted from RAF Valley since 23 March 2020.

      Army: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the use of army heavy goods vehicles to transport essential medical equipment across the UK.

      Military Aid: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA) requests have been made to his Department from Northern Ireland; and how many have been approved.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tests for covid-19 have been carried out on the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, further to her Answer of 14 January 2020 to Question 1734 on the Independent Case Examiner, what the average length of time taken was to (a)...

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to (a) lift all sanctions and deductions from people’s awards if they are self-isolating and (b) provide...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the benefits system is able to manage the growth in demand due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Employment: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of setting up an enforcement telephone line for employees to report employers that are...

      Migrant Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department is providing to non-EEA nationals who (a) are working reduced hours and (b) have lost their jobs due to the...

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that pregnant women that have been furloughed and are receiving 80 per cent of their normal pay...

      Maternity Allowance and Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people started receiving (a) statutory maternity pay and (b) maternity allowance in each quarter since April 2016.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to ensure that (a) disabled and (b) seriously unwell people with experience of the employment support allowance...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) employment support allowance, (b) personal independence payment and (c) disability living allowance claimants had a request for...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish a response to her Department’s consultation on statutory sick pay.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to Question 30815 of 17 March 2020 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh East.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the benefit cap in line with increases in universal credit to ensure...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) kennels and (b) dog walking businesses are able to operate outdoors under the guidance on covid-19 announced on...

    • OSPAR Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the UKs continued participation in the OSPAR Convention.

      Gas Fired Power Stations: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on levels of noise pollution of Environment Agency proposals...

      Roads: Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the term Other structures used in clause 41(c) of the Environment Bill 2020 includes roads.

      Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the welfare of animals in zoos is safeguarded during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cats and Dogs: Meat

      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 statement by officials in Shenzhen, China, on the...

      Horticulture and Recreation Spaces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the benefits to mental health of...

      Supermarkets: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people who are blind or partially sighted are able to access essential groceries.

  • Members Estimate Committee

    • Representative Money

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the Members Estimate Committee, what estimate the Committee has made of the cost to the public purse of providing...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Chickenpox: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died as a result of chickenpox in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each of last five years.

    • Security Guards: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to add security officers responsible for ensuring the safety of buildings and their contents to the list of key workers...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date Lord Agnew assumed responsibility for the procurement and supply chain of personal protective equipment.

      Coronavirus: Homelessness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of deaths due to covid-19 have been among homeless people; and how that death rate compares with death rates for the same period of...

      Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local newspapers were selected to publish the Government's messages on covid-19 in April 2020.

      Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timescale is for holding elections for the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

      Civil Service: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support the civil service to work securely and safely at home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      County Councils: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether EU nationals will be eligible to stand as candidates in the county council elections scheduled for May 2021.

      Babies and Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which member of the Cabinet has responsibility for representing the needs of babies and young children in discussions on the response to the covid-19...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes are in place to prevent abuse of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and how people can report cases of abuse of that scheme.

    • Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that contractors in the offshore oil and gas industry receive support payments to cover income lost as a result of the...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) increasing and (b) making additional Equitable Life compensation payments people who made...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the insurance industry on the provision of compensation for businesses whose business...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that all employees on zero-hours contracts receive 80 percent of their normal salary while they are unable to work during...

      Agency Workers and Zero Hours Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help (a) agency workers and (b) people on zero hours contracts during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will delay the deadline for payments for people who are self-employed and pay tax through payment on account for the tax year 2020-21.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to allow employees to apply to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme where employers are refusing to do so on their behalf but the work is...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to allow employers that have not completely ceased their operations to apply for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make the provisions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme accessible to employees who have to go part-time as a result of reduced demand and...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to enable HMRC to allow anyone with an existing time to pay agreement a three month suspension due to inability to work...

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of IR35 tax reforms on rates of employment amongst contractors.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to workers who will be put on short-time working arrangements.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employees eligible for the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme will also qualify for additional state benefit support.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will expand eligibility for small business rate relief during the covid-19 outbreak to small businesses that pay business rates as part of their rent...

      Red Diesel: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 28573 on Red Diesel, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Local Government...

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the deferral of VAT payments in response to the covid-19 outbreak applies to VAT on imported goods.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

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

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to provide financial support to businesses in the travel and tourism industry facing cash flow difficulties as a result...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support the charity sector during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether any emergency funding will be made available to...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that charities are financially supported during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Directors of Public Limited Companies can furlough themselves under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what financial support he plans to provide to people that registered as self-employed after the 2018-19 tax year...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to enable salaried company directors to undertake essential work to maintain their businesses while furloughed; and if he will make a...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support charities during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether he has plans to allocate emergency funding to that sector.

      Furniture: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the 12-month Business Rates holiday to the furniture and furnishings manufacturing sector.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Sole Traders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme applies to the (a) income and (b) director dividend of a person that is a sole director and sole employee of a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will pay tax credits claimants transitioning to universal credit until the their first universal credit payment is received.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities, published on 8...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities, published on 8...

      Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Part 2, regulation 7 of the Non-Domestic Rating (Telecommunications Infrastructure Relief) (England) Regulations 2018, (S.I., 2018, No....

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to fully re-open the Valuation Office Agency in order to clear the backlog of that Agency`s outstanding queries during the...

      National Insurance Contributions: NHS

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending national insurance refunds for national insurance contributions paid while studying to all...

      Small Businesses: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that small business insurers recognise covid-19 as a notifiable disease.

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the insurance industry on implementing an insurance premium holiday period for people affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that February and March new starter workers who were not able to notify HMRC of their employment before 19 March 2020 are...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage businesses to furlough through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme those staff who are shielding as a result of the...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the guidance issued to private nurseries on furloughing employees during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to use tax receipts held by the HMRC in parity with the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to determine financial support...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Agency Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to allow agency workers to be furloughed if those workers meet the same PAYE criteria as workers...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Self-employment Income Support Scheme to include self employed people who are paid by dividends.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of people who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being able to continue to...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to enable employees that had a signed contract but had not started work prior to the announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention...

      Electronic Equipment and Internet: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on funding programmes to provide electronic equipment...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when businesses that furloughed staff in March will receive their first furlough payments.

      Business: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure businesses who pay business rates via their rent are eligible for coronavirus business support grant funds.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued on (a) discretionary and (b) non-discretionary commission to organisations that are furloughing staff through the...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons mortgage consultancy firms do not qualify for the same treatment in respect of business rates relief as estate agents during the covid-19...

      Broadband: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer,if he will introduce funding to enable people who cannot access superfast broadband to stay connected online during lockdown through mobile data packages.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether furloughed directors of small limited companies can carry out (a) marketing, (b) future sales planning and (c) other non-income generating tasks...

      Health Services: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including medical service providers within the Expanded Retail Discount Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to accept contracts of employment as supporting evidence for applications to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to improve the process for businesses to access funds through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC staff are providing telephone support for businesses trying to access funds through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and what the...

      Asos: Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet with ASOS plc to discuss how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme applies to employees that were being consulted on redundancy before the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to charities in the orchestral and musical sector in receipt of...

    • Broadband: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of whether the UK’s major broadband companies have effectively supported extra...

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to involve (a) gyms and (b) personal trainers in promoting health and fitness during the...

      Local Broadcasting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support community radio stations during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Broadcasting: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page four of the report published by Ofcom on 18 September 2019 entitled Diversity and equal opportunities...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to commemorate lives lost to covid-19.

      Youth Services: North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support the YMCA and other youth projects in North Staffordshire.

      Loneliness: Stoke On Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle loneliness in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) Kidsgrove and (c) Talke.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with charities in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Kidsgrove on applying for the...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the long-term financial effects of the covid-19 outbreak on lower league football clubs.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate the Government has made of the financial losses incurred by football clubs as a result of cancelled matches due...

      Public Holidays: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits for the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors of introducing...

      Local Broadcasting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the community radio sector during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support professional recording studios (a) during and b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help companies in the creative industries facing cashflow problems due to large number of refund...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the level of lost revenue to the cultural sector between March and June 2020 due to the covid-19...

      Local Broadcasting: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to purchase more advertising slots on community radio stations.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to mitigate the economic effect to (a) businesses and (b) the economy of the cancellation of major...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support freelancers in the creative industry affected by the cancellation of events due to the...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for charity workers in faith organisations through...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) mass participation sporting events and (b) spectator sports can function...

      Social Media: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance the Government has issued to dating (a) applications and (b) websites to help ensure that people do not use...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish his Department’s list of identified online harms and the groups at risk from each of them.

      Electronic Equipment and Internet: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating funding to provide electronic equipment and...

      Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the FIFPro report published on 16 April...

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      What progress his Department has made on delivering the Shared Rural Network.

      *No heading*

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the support available for self-employed people working in the digital, culture, media and sport sectors affected by the...

      *No heading*

      If he will convene a virtual forum for representatives of (a) the creative industries and (b) political parties in Parliament to discuss Government support for the creative industries during the...

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      What steps his Department is taking to ensure the effective delivery of broadband and telecommunications.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to impose a ban on people visiting clothes shops to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the UK.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to live music venues, retailers and recording studios on whether they should close due to COVID-19.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff employed in the National Health Service are not British citizens.

      Health Services: Hotels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use hotels to treat patients with COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have provided to (1) employers, and (2) key workers, with (a) type 1, and (b) type 2, diabetes about self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there has been a delay in having sufficient kits for (1) antigen testing, and (2) serological testing, for the COVID-19 virus.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people a day they expect to be able to receive (1) an antigen test, and (2) a serological test, for the COVID-19 virus (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c)...

      Coronavirus: Lung Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of complications experienced by patients with COVID-19 who have lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure a sufficient supply of drugs and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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