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Written answers

Monday, 4 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to amend the system of refunds for rail season tickets to ensure that commuters are not adversely affected when claiming...

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to fund an extension scheme for railway season ticket holders who have not used their season tickets as as a result of...

      Driving under Influence: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to allow participants in drink driving awareness courses to complete their required attendance.

      Logistics: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support logistics networks between the UK and Ireland during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a national network of truckstops open to lorry drivers while covid-19 lockdown measures are in place...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April to Question 34894 on renewal of driving licences for volunteers who cannot obtain medical certificates from their...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend the duration of provisional driving instructor licences during the covid-19 outbreak to ensure that those licenses do not...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support the Government is providing to coach operators in the tourism industry to enable those drivers to continue to finance the capital cost of...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential merits of wearing (a) face masks and (b)...

      Ferries: Gosport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the financial security of Gosport ferry.

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria was for the allocation of funding to protect routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland; when he plans to publish details of...

      Cycling and Walking: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing additional funding for (a) walking and (b) cycling routes to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses (a) registered and (b) operating in Hertfordshire have applied for a Coronavirus Business...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) financial and (b) practical help he is providing to ensure that (a) people (i) self-isolating and in a (ii)...

      Bankruptcy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to waive bankruptcy fees for people who become bankrupt as a result of the economic effects of the...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new complaints his Department received on the mis-selling of Green Deal loans by Home Energy and Lifestyle...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many intention notices have been issued by his Department in response to complaints of the mis-selling of Green...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending eligibility for the Retail, Hospitality &...

      Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effectiveness of legislation on hostile takeovers.

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to protect construction workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department was consulted by Royal Mail prior to its suspension of letter deliveries on Saturdays during the...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to implement a London weighting to increase the £51,000 rateable value limit for the Retail,...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether event hire companies that pay business rates are eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund...

      Small Business Grants Fund: Coronavirus

      Whether the Government has made an estimate of the number of businesses that do not qualify for the Government’s covid-19 grant schemes.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      What estimate he has made of the number of self-employed people who do not qualify for covid-19 support.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British nationals stranded abroad as a result of the covid-19 outbreak have registered with his Department for flights...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that British nationals stranded abroad as a result of the covid-19 outbreak not allocated a...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made on developing a three-year strategy for the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the status is of the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, announced...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote good governance in Iraq.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with coalition allies on preventing ISIS from resurging.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2020 to Question 37960 Hong Kong: Politics and Government, what assessment he has made of...

      Colombia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the activity of (a) the Gaitanista Self-Defence Forces (AGC) in the Colombian department of...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to her Colombian counterpart on support for the transitional justice mechanisms of the...

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to help the UK Overseas Territories respond to the (a) health, (b) economic, (c)...

      Human Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) UN Human Rights Council and (b) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the...

      Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will take steps to work with its (a) Turkish and (b) European counterparts on reducing the risks of (i)...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2020 to Question 32097, what steps he is taking to ensure that British citizens who...

      China: Animals

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

      Animals: Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the closure of wildlife wet markets throughout the world.

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the claim of Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council for self-rule.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the United Arab Emirates authorities on their support for Yemen’s Southern...

      Philippines: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of the Philippines on (a) reported human rights abuses in their prison system...

      El Salvador: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his El Salvadorian counterpart on the treatment of prisoners in that country during the...

      Hungary: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Hungarian counterpart; and whether the issue of LGBT rights in Hungary was raised...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Government assistance programmes were assessed against the Overseas Security and Justice Assistance guidelines in each...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments of proposed Government assistance in each of the last five years...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the rule of law in Hong Kong of the recent arrest of fifteen democracy activists...

      Hong Kong: Freedom of Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK is taking as co-signatory to the Sino-British Joint Declaration to defend the freedom to protest in Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is bound by...

      Bangladesh and Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer on 27 April 2020 to Question 37392 on Bangladesh and Pakistan: Coronavirus, how many UK nationals have...

      Cuba: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Cuban authorities supporting British nationals stranded on the cruise ship MS Braemer, what assistance...

      Greece: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Greek counterpart on the humanitarian situation of migrants along the Greek-Turkish...

      Greece: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help support children living in refugee camps in Greece during the covid-19 pandemic.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in China on the camps in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

      Cuba and Venezuela: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of US sanctions on (a) Venezuela and (b) Cuba on the ability of those countries to...

      South America: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the operational ability of South American...

      China: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the Government of the People's Republic of China using economic and political leverage...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to UK citizens being repatriated that have nowhere to self-isolate on return; and if...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent demolitions and seizures of Palestinian (a) homes, (b) water and hygiene...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the increase in settler violence against Palestinians and their...

      LGBT People: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government is using its term as co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition to ensure that LGBT+ people's rights are being...

      LGBT People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that support for LGBT+ initiatives remain adequately resourced during the covid-19 pandemic.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many charter flights have been arranged by his Department to deal with repatriation to the UK to date; how many passengers...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish a human rights explanatory memorandum with the legislative proposals relating to legacy investigations.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to seek legislative consent from the Northern Ireland Assembly on legislative proposals relating to legacy...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Government will conduct pre-legislative scrutiny of proposals on legacy investigations.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Written Statement of the 18 March 2020, Addressing Northern Ireland Legacy Issues, HCWS168, what the timetable is for...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hydroxychloroquine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure a robust supply of hydroxychloroquine to patients reliant on that medication to manage (a) lupus, (b)...

    • Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 18741 on cancer treatments, what plans he has to increase patient access to...

      Coronavirus: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ventilators have been purchased by the NHS since the start of the covid-10 outbreak.

      Estradot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of supplies of the HRT drug, Estradot.

      Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what services are available to women seeking an abortion during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Abortion Act 1967 to allow one doctor, nurse or midwife to certify abortion...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that sufficient personal protective equipment is available for care workers looking after (a) the...

      Ventilators: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the UK did not join the EU scheme for purchasing ventilators.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance published by Public Health England on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of enabling (a) hospital specialists and (b) GPs to exercise discretion...

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will implement a national bereavement support line to provide counselling and support for families during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Protective Clothing: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that charities operating in the medical sector are equipped with adequate personal...

      Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new ventilators have been supplied to the NHS as a result of the Prime Minister’s UK ventilator challenge.

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to make an assessment of the adequacy of the World Health Organisation’s response to initial evidence...

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of the vaccine manufacturing industry.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) funding and (b) other resources the Government is allocating to the search for (a) a vaccine and (b) different treatment options...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he held discussions with delegates at the most recent G20 meeting on a proposal for a global covid-19 testing, treatment and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase manufacturing capacity to mass produce a potential coronavirus vaccine.

      Lupus: Hydroxychloroquine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients suffering with lupus are able to access adequate supplies of hydroxychloroquine.

      Coronavirus: Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) total and (b) routine cervical smears have been delayed (i) across NHS England and (ii) by NHS Trust as a result of the...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) mean and (b) median wait is for a patient referred to an urgent dental care hub for initial treatment.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentists (a) have been trained and (b) are waiting for training to work at urgent dental care hubs.

      Primary Health Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support has been provided to primary care providers in England in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Drugs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of generic drugs since the start of the covid-19 outbreak; and what assessment he...

      Dental Services: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of supply of FFP3 for aerosal generating procedures at urgent dental centres.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cervical smear tests have taken place in the NHS in each month of 2020 to date.

      Cannabis: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for cannabis-based products for medicinal use have been issued on the NHS since the rescheduling of those products.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance entitled, The supply, manufacture, importation and distribution of unlicensed cannabis-based products for...

      Health Visitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been issued to local authorities on the redeployment of health visitors during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to enable birthing partners to be present at (a) emergency and (b) unplanned births.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) ffp2 and (b) ffp3 masks have been distributed to each (i) local authority area and (ii) NHS Trust since 1 March 2020.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that doctors in training are recruited to the first year of core training posts for August 2020.

      Clipper Logistics: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons Clipper Logistics deliveries of personal protective equipment have not been delivered to the Brighton and Hove area; on...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when (a) the Government and (b) Public Health England began to record data on ethnicity in the number of deaths due to covid-19.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase the (a) pay and (b) statutory sick pay of carers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that doctors in training are recruited to the first year of higher training posts for August 2020.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether shielding for children with cystic fibrosis and others who are considered to be extremely vulnerable for covid-19 will continue...

      Cystic Fibrosis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government plans to make available for people with cystic fibrosis and others who are extremely vulnerable who may be...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average time taken for health care workers and members of their households who are...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what targets his Department has for providing covid-19 test results to people who have been in the community; and what proportion of...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the Government has made of for what reasons black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities are disproportionately...

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the cross-Government strategy to tackle covid-19 does not disproportionately put black, Asian, and...

      Computer Software: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what user or stakeholder consultation processes are in place for the new covid-19 tracing app being developed by NHSX.

      Computer Software: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data risk assessment has been carried out for the new covid-19 tracing app being developed by NHSX.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to work with the charity and voluntary sector during the covid-19 outbreak pandemic to co-ordinate support for people...

      Remote Working: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of home working on people's musculoskeletal health.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cancer-related NHS operations were carried out throughout the UK in (a) November 2019, (b) December 2019, (c) January 2020, (d)...

      Health Services and Social Services: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of guidance from Public Health England which outlines that chest compressions and...

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with blood cancer have had (a) CAR-T cell therapy and (b) a stem cell transplant in each of the last six months for which...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to relax the 12 hour A&E target to enable patients to be tested for covid-19 before transfer to other health...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date deaths outside hospital from covid-19 will be published daily.

      Industrial Diseases: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with industrial diseases in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire, (c) the borough of Rotherham and (d) Rother...

      Computer Software: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the purpose is of the new covid-19 tracing app being developed by NHSX.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that female NHS staff have properly fitting personal protective equipment during the covid-19...

      Dental Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of (a) emergency dental services and (b) routine dental treatments in York.

      Dental Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that dental staff in York have adequate supplies of of personal protective equipment for...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds information on people who have tested positive for covid-19 coming into contact with hospitals that do not...

      Surgery: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that elective surgical procedures are able to recommence safely and efficiently after...

      Coronavirus: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the health effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on (a) LGBT+ people and (b) other people with protected...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to resume urgent elective surgery in the NHS as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of the participants of Exercise Cygnus.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the rate of cancer referrals within two weeks.

      Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to ensure that children cannot take irreversible decisions about their gender before they are sufficiently...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who is responsible for ensuring the covid-19 tracing app being developed by NHSX is compliant with data protection regulations.

      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 independent investigation into historic patient safety incidents at...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the World Health Organisation on the recommended criteria for lifting the covid-19...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Written Questions to his Department due for answer on (a) 26, (b) 27 and (c) 28 April (i) did not receive a substantive response...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish statistics on the risk of death posed by covid-19, by ethnic group, after removing co-morbidities.

      Coronavirus: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish statistics on the risk of death posed by covid-19, by gender, after removing co-morbidities.

      Protective Clothing: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many gowns were held in the pandemic stockpile on 31 December of each of the last 10 years.

      Protective Clothing: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many visors were held in the pandemic stockpile on 31 December of each of the last 10 years.

      Protective Clothing: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many gloves were held in the pandemic stockpile on 31 December in each of the last ten years.

      Medical Equipment: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many swabs were held in the pandemic stockpile on 31 December in each the last 10 years.

      Hospitals: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to create covid-19-free hospital sites suitable for the treatment of cancer patients.

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the effect of covid-19 on people living with cancer.

      Carers: 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 Scottish Government's decision to offer family carers personal...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether there is adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to fit the range of (a) female and...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people that have died in hospital as a result of covid-19 were receiving domiciliary care in the community prior to admission to...

      Sheltered Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people that died of covid-19 in hospital were living in sheltered care before admission to hospital.

  • Department for International Development

    • CDC Group: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with Nick O'Donohoe, CEO of the CDC, about the role CDC investments can play in ensuring private...

    • Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of cancelling bilateral and multilateral debt repayments for countries in...

      CDC Group: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which private hospitals CDC Group holds investments in; and what steps those private hospitals are taking to tackle to tackle the...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of her Department's work responding to the covid-19 outbreak on her Department's objectives...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to provide additional funding in response to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's...

      India: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the CDC Group has provided to the ventilator manufacturer Skanray Techologies; and how that investment is supporting...

      Credit Facility for Access to Medicines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the Credit Facility for Access to Medicines is contributing to efforts to tackle covid-19 by making treatments and vaccines affordable.

      Department for International Development: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her Department's Partnership Principles were last updated.

      Overseas Aid: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support women and girls as part of its response to covid-19.

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department’s policy is on the Gavi replenishment period and strategy review.

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of funding she plans to allocate to the replenishment of Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that user fees are not a barrier to the treatment of covid-19 in developing countries.

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that services to help prevent maternal, new-born and child deaths that may be under...

      World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 37585 on World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid, what reforms to the World Health...

      Developing Countries: Genito-urinary medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services...

      Equality: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of covid-19 on her Department's Strategic Vision for Gender Equality.

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that existing, non-covid-19 related programmes will be continue as far as possible in the Global...

      Multinational Companies: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK donations to multilateral organisations has been spent on (a) personal protective equipment, (b) testing and (c)...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to engage with (a) international NGOs and (b) UK charities on their response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the monitoring and evaluation framework her Department is using to assess the efficacy of UK overseas aid in...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) international NGOs and (b) UK charities have been allocated funding from the public purse to tackle the spread of covid-19;...

      Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria were used to select the 15 countries which are eligible for Rapid Response Facility (RRF) funding.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support countries with weak health systems to ensure they have the resilience to respond to the...

      Humanitarian Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that humanitarian (a) access and (b) principles are protected in the global...

      Department of International Development: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support civil society organisations in receipt of grants and contracts from her Department...

      Department of International Development: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support UK civil society organisations not currently in receipt of her Department's (a) grants...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support local civil society organisations providing front line services in the Global South to tackle the...

      Developing Countries: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the most vulnerable LGBTI+ people in developing countries (a) have fair and equal access and...

      Department for International Development: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which of her Ministers' private offices are based in the (a) Foreign Office or (b) Department for international Development.

      Overseas Aid: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that support for LGBT+ initiatives are adequately resourced during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will support the roll out of a national programme of timed access to school playing fields for families who are unable to access green spaces...

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the equity of the free school meal income threshold for families with no recourse to public funds; and if he will make...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the potential increase in demand for school places within the maintained sector as a result of parents withdrawing...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide additional time to nurseries to enable them to comply with the guidance published by his Department on 22 April 2020 on...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students who (a) are eligible for and (b) have signed up to National Voucher Scheme in the UK.

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will (a) bring forward a Comprehensive Children’s Recovery Plan and (b) provide ringfenced resources for schools, local authorities, civil...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure childcare options are accessible and flexible once the covid-19 social distancing measures are lifted.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to revise the temporary free school meals eligibility criteria to (a) increase the household income threshold for...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether examination boards will be required to refund schools for fees paid for examinations that have been cancelled as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what arrangements are in place to enable schools to contact Edenred about problems with free school meals vouchers.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students who are entitled to free school meals are participating in the Government's food voucher scheme in (a) South Yorkshire and...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which organisations were consulted on changes to regulations in children’s social care before the publication of the Adoption and Children...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to enable school age children to attend school whose parents cannot work from home and are employed in jobs which are not...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) parents and (b) schools are not charged to access telephone support for supermarket vouchers supplied by...

      Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance published by his Department on 19 April 2020 entitled Remote education during coronavirus, what estimate he has made of...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's social distancing measures in response to covid-19, what steps his Department plans to take to protect public...

      Students: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the quality of internet connectivity for statutory aged students on pupil premium who do not have exams this academic...

      Assessments: Coronovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to halt the introduction of baseline English and Maths assessments for reception children in England in the 2020-21...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of enabling parents to choose to have a food voucher instead of a food parcel for children in...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date he informed the Children’s Commissioner for England that children’s social care regulations were being amended; and whether...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to ensure that disadvantaged children do not experience a comparative reduction in attainment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in receipt of free school meals have been fed through (a) the national voucher scheme, (b) school collection...

      Children: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking in addition to the Holiday Activities and Food programme for safeguarding children's access to food during the summer holidays...

      Relationship and Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains his Department's policy that statutory relationships and sex education will be implemented in schools from September 2020.

      Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to ensure that Ofqual and other exam boards are prepared to provide replacement GCSE, A-level, AS-level and BTEC exams in...

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the proposal by Universities UK to Government, entitled...

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to engage with (a) small and specialist higher education institutions, (b) institutions that are not members of Universities...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential for the spread of covid-19 from re-opening schools due to parents and carers congregating at schools.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children who do not have access to a computer or laptop for their school work during the covid-19 lockdown.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Joseph McCann

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Serious Further Offence Review in the case of Joseph McCann, published on the 5 March 2020, what assessment he has made of the...

    • Prisoners' Release: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department uses to choose destinations for relocation of people released from custody early on licence (with conditions) with no fixed...

      Law Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support law centres that have been financially adversely affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Funerals: Coronavirus

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

      Civil Proceedings: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department and Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service are taking to ensure that (a) telephone and video hearings are accessible to all...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans the Government has to (a) conduct covid-19 testing among prison staff and prisoners and to (b) reduce transfer of staff and prisoners between...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 33718 on National Probation Service for England and Wales: Pay, for what reasons the development of...

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been admitted to prison since the start of the covid-19 lockdown on 23 March 2020; and how many of those prisoners were tested for...

      Prisons: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons had implemented the £34 increase in the subsistence grant as of 28 April 2020.

      Prisoners' Release: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children had been released under the Prison and Young Offender Institution (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 as of 28 April 2020.

      Young Offender Institutions: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children remain in young offenders institutions on remand as at the 28 April 2020.

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps are the Government taking to tackle parental alienation.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions the Government has had with the Chinese Government on the two million covid-19 antibody tests ordered from AllTest Biotech...

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions ministers in her Department have had with ministers in the Department for Health and Social Care on the two million...

      Medical Equipment: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Turkish counterpart to secure the import of essential medical supplies to the UK; and if she...

      Medical Equipment: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Indian counterpart to help secure the import of essential medical supplies to the UK; and if...

      Medical Equipment: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has held with her German counterpart to secure the import of essential medical supplies to the UK; and if she...

      Medical Equipment: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Emirati counterpart to help secure the import of essential medical supplies to the UK; and if...

      Protective Clothing: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Department of Health on the export of personal protective equipment from the UK;...

      Arms Trade: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect on UK export licensing of the 11 December 2019 communication to the ICC calling on it to...

      Trade Agreements: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to consult with trade unions on the text of trade negotiations with (a) the EU and (ii) non-EU countries.

      Trade Remedies Authority: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her policy to ensure representation of trade unions on the board of the Trade Remedies Authority.

      Trade Bill 2019-21

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that witnesses are able to give evidence at the Committee Stage of the Trade Bill while...

      Small Businesses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost of the Small Deals Initiative has been to the public purse in each year since its establishment.

      World Trade Organisation: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent representations she has made to ensure that a formal meeting of the World Trade Organisation takes place within a timeframe...

      World Trade Organisation: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the importance for international trade of the World Trade Organisation meeting in the near future.

      Medical Equipment: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the lifting of export controls on medical devices throughout the world...

      Agriculture: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Minister of her Department is responsible for international trade relating to agri-tech.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to support (a) small businesses and (b) the high street to recover from the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Beaches: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the amount of money spent by local authorities on cleaning litter from beaches.

      Cooperatives and Social Enterprises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to extend access to the Small Business Coronavirus Business Grants to (a) social enterprises and (b)...

      Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will allocate ring-fenced funding to local authorities for the housing of domestic abuse survivors.

      Estate Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has assessed the service provided by estate agents as essential service to (a) the public and (b) the economy.

      Crematoriums: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has had discussions with City of York council on the provision of funerals at crematoriums; and if he will...

      Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on considering responses to the 2018 consultation on the business rates treatment of...

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the Community Housing Fund for a further five years.

      Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of second homes that are (a) liable to pay council tax and (b) liable to pay...

      Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment is made of the suitability of the contents of food parcels, provided to vulnerable people, in regard...

      Small Businesses: Beer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support small, independent breweries during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the viability of allowing shops selling domestic garden supplies that have closed due...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) building regulations and (b) thermal insulation standards facilitate the...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) private and (b) social renters are able to remain in their homes after the...

      Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken provide food and support to people identified by the NHS as the most vulnerable in...

      Social Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is he will grant a (a) 3 and (b) 6 month extension to the deadline for completion of an annual gas safety check for...

      Social Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Regulator of Social Housing plans will relax requirements for in-date gas safety certificates until the...

      Social Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether housing providers are required to visit their properties to (a) undertake emergency inspections for dangerous...

      Social Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether social housing tenants retain the right to request a gas safety check when practical to complete during and...

      Landlords: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to amend section 122(1) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to impose duties on public landlords as...

      Multiple Occupation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to provide financial assistance to tenants in a house of multiple occupation who...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on local authorities of income lost from car parking charges as a...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) support and (b) accommodation the Government is making available to people who are homeless or who become...

      Holiday Accommodation and Second Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government how much money has been claimed under the Coronavirus Business Rates Retention Scheme (a) by second home owners and (b)...

      Local Government Finance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department’s press release of 18 April 2020 entitled Government pledges extra £1.6...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 34975 on Homelessness: Coronavirus, what proportion of rough...

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the recovery of the housing market in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect private renters during the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the number of people who are voluntarily leaving their privately rented...

      Leasehold: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that leaseholders are consistently able to access invoices and receipts as set out in...

      Community Development: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to provide (a) financial and (b) other support to places of worship and community groups...

      Crematoriums: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to provide grant funding to local authorities to help with the costs of installing live...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it remains his policy to publish the prospectus for the Building Safety Fund in May 2020.

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons garden centres that have taken steps to comply with social distancing measures are not allowed to...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the specific needs of (a) LGBT+ homeless people and (b) other homeless people with protected characteristics have...

      Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending CP12 certificate dates to suspend routine...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Local Resilience Forums receive advance notice of (a) how much and...

      Future High Streets Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent progress has been made under the Future High Streets Fund.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to support homeless people that will be leaving hostels after the covid-19 lockdown has...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39552, on Local Government Finance: Coronavirus, if his Department...

      Business Improvement Districts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide support to Business Improvement Districts during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Sir Stephen Lovegrove's Covid-19 guidance to arms companies dated 27 March 2020, which defence contractors qualify as key workers.

    • Protective Clothing: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that British Armed Forces servicemen and women stationed overseas have adequate supplies of personal...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans for armed forces personnel stationed overseas to return to the UK to help in tackling the covid-19 outbreak.

      Russia: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will offer additional defence support to his Georgian counterpart in respect of the continued borderization of that country's sovereign territory...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the order by the Court of Appeal in June 2019 not to issue new licences for the export of equipment to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen has had...

      Army: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the 77th Brigade has been deployed as part of the response to the covid-19 outbreak in the UK.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the evidence base is for the decision to issue the armed services with insect repellent containing Citriodiol as part of the enhanced force health...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been tested for covid-19.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what date the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth will have been tested for covid-19.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the House of Commons Library a copy of any advice his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the use of citriodiol as...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have received citriodiol as protection against covid-19; and how much his Department has spent on that product.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on when the FCA plans to (a) publish and (b) implement regulations...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on granting early access to the state pension for women reaching state...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance she has issued to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the discharge of HSE's responsibilities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has a documented formal change management process for IT changes to deliver any alterations to universal credit's scope...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the suspension of post-mortems on patients with suspected cases of industrial chest...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on child maintenance payments.

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many EU citizens holding (a) settled status and (b) pre-settled status in Wales have had their applications for universal credit refused...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of ending the five week wait for universal credit by making the advance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to remove restrictions on delivery times throughout the food supply chain to mitigate...

    • Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the results of the survey conducted in 2016 by his Department and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries...

      Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support the Government is providing to farmers to ensure they are able to harvest their crops during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Government-supplied food parcels have been delivered (a) nationally (b) to City of York council in each week since...

      Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to provide to support the people in the agricultural sector affected by market disruption...

      Food Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability of charity sector to meet the needs of people in food (a) poverty and (b)...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to speed up payments due to farmers under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme; and if he will make a...

      Agriculture: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish details of the Farm Flood Recovery Scheme; and how farmers will be able to apply for support from...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the build back better Flood Re scheme on insurers' ability to make...

      Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many different firms have been contracted to deliver food to people who are shielding; and whether those firms are being...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 34397, whether puppies bred outside the UK can be sold by a person who...

      National Parks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of National Parks' income that will be lost through reduced car parking...

      Waste Disposal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to local authorities about the re-opening of rubbish tips; and if he will make it his policy...

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Horticultural Trade Association on the (a) re-opening of garden centres and (b) effect...

      Police Patrolling: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether visits to a household recycling centre in England are categorised as necessary travel; and if he will take steps...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent illegal migrants from crossing the English Channel to enter the UK.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 27 March 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on the effect of Covid-19 on people in...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets its obligation to reunite child refugees with family members in the UK where...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has undertaken an assessment of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people who have no recourse to...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of applications from the non-EEA (a) spouse and (b) partner of a UK citizens to (a) extend their...

      Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure migrants in immigration detention are able to access soap and sanitiser.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of (a) providing financial support for, (b) extending the terms of the visas of and (c)...

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will waive the requirement for applicants for Indefinite Leave to Remain not to have spent more than 90 days outside the...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ask the Migration Advisory Committee to consider and make recommendations on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to grant extensions to family visas for visa holders that are unable to marry before those visas expire during the...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on its reassessment of the restrictions on no recourse to public funds which are preventing some...

      Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government will publish its response to the Transparency in Supply Chains consultation which closed in September 2019.

      Offences against Children: Netherlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking in co-operation with the Netherlands Government to ensure the prosecution of people posting online child...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure child refugees with family in the UK are able to access flights to enter the UK.

      EU Nationals: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme beyond 30...

      Windrush Generation Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on the Windrush compensation scheme; and what further steps she plans to take to speed up the...

      immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals arrived at the UK border from (a) Spain, (b) China, (c) Italy, (d) USA, (e) Iran, (f) Turkey and (g) France in each...

      Migrants: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people arriving at the UK Border from (a) Spain, (b) China, (c) Italy, (d) USA, (e) Iran, (f) Turkey and (g) France were taken to...

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish scientific assessments provided to her Department on the efficacy of closing or restricting the UK border to people...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2020 to Question 37427 on Asylum: Applications, for what reasons only those medically qualified asylum...

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure that people in Wales who received a hard copy of the letter from the Prime Minister on steps the government is taking to...

    • Iron and Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure a joint package of financial and other support between the UK and Welsh Governments for the steel industry in Wales.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Welsh-based companies are supplying personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland and (c)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Security Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates the National Security Council has met since 24 July 2019; who chaired those meetings; and which Ministers were present.

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for discussions between the Government and victims and families of the contaminated blood scandal on a framework for compensation.

      Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons a British Sign Language interpreter is not provided in the Government’s daily press briefings on covid-19; and if he will take...

      Brexit: Negotiations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress he has made in negotiations with the EU.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of whether social distancing measures implemented by the Government in response to covid-19 disproportionately put...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department is responsible for co-ordinating the covid-19 public information campaign in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland.

      Subversion: Russia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee on Russian involvement in UK democracy.

      Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons only people aged 18 and over are able to submit a question to the Government's daily covid-19 press conference.

      Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to extend the death in service benefit to families of all key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      What plans the Government has to modify social distancing measures.

  • Treasury

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to protect the long-term financial future of dental practices throughout the UK.

    • Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the business rates holiday for 2020-21 to supply chain businesses servicing the retail, leisure, and hospitality sector that ceased...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend access to the (a) Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund and (b) the Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure Grant Fund to...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to extend the Self-employment Income Support Scheme to (a) businesses and (b) individuals that do not currently qualify for...

      Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet with representatives of the high street banking sector to discuss access to cash in rural areas following Clydesdale Bank's decision to...

      Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a temporary VAT exemption on personal protection equipment orders for the social care sector...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to offer additional financial support, beyond Statutory Sick Pay, to front-line staff who are self-isolating as a result of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme by businesses that are able to continue operating at full...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allow dividend income from an employer to be taken into account when calculating the income of directors of small private companies for the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Government's self-employed income support scheme to director-owned small private companies where the directors of those companies...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the circumstances in which 2019-20 financial year self-assessment tax returns could be used for the purposes of the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to review the £50,000 trading profit threshold for eligibility for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

      Pre-school Education: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment with the Secretary of State for Education of the potential merits of extending eligibility to early-years providers to...

      Hospices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the hospice sector; and what financial support he is providing to (a)...

      Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect on access to cash in rural areas of bank branch closures during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide financial support to front line NHS, care sector and emergency service workers during the covid-19 outbreak by (a) reducing income tax...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities, published on 8 April 2020, how...

      Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the economic downturn caused by the covid-19 pandemic on (a) pension funds and (b) the incomes of...

      Telecommunications: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the increased telecommunications costs to vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes during the covid-19...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Financial Conduct Authority takes to oversee and regulate loans made by the Department for Work and Pensions.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with hon. Members and the Equitable Members Action Group on providing further compensation to victims of the collapse of...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make access to covid-19 support packages contingent on companies meeting their tax obligations; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason HMRC is not rolling out telephony homeworking first to employees already working from home; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which HMRC Regional Centre has construction work continued since the 17 March 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the amount of additional (a) staff and (b) labour required by HMRC to enable that organisation to implement the (i)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of adapting the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide further support for businesses who are...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need to introduce a package of financial support for dental practices in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a regional impact assessment was conducted to inform the Self-employed Income Support scheme.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect the covid-19 outbreak will have on traders being transferred to the Customs Declaration Service by late 2020.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the longer term availability of free to use ATM's (a) in rural areas and (b) throughout the UK.

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility period for Business rate relief to landlords of empty buildings during the...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help ensure that businesses can claim on their insurance for business interruption due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to enable employers to furlough employees (a) on sick leave and...

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to issue guidance to (a) businesses and (b) employers on the (i) support they are required to provide to pregnant employees...

      Non-domestic Rates: Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend business rates relief to suppliers to the food service sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what correspondence he has had with (a) Star Pubs and Bars (Heineken), (b) Punch Taverns, (c) Greene King, (d) Marston's, and (e) EI Group (Stonegate Pubs)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy that employees whose wages are supported through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be paid no less than minimum wage...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employees who are members of a final salary pension scheme and whose wages are supported at less than 100 per cent under the Coronavirus Job...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take steps to tackle employers that refuse to furlough employees who were on payroll on 19 March 2020 and have...

      Self-employed and Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether businesses set up under the European Community Ankara Agreement visa are eligible to access financial support packages provided by the Government...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in each region of the UK.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support employers that have re-employed staff who left their employment after the 28 February 2020 for the purposes of...

      Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken was for goods to clear customs (a) entering and (b) leaving the UK in each month in 2020.

      Non-domestic Rates: Veterinary Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to extend eligibility to veterinary practises to business rates relief during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Small Business Grant and Leisure, Hospitality and Retail Grant rules to allow local authorities greater discretion in supporting local...

      Bureaux de Change: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Expanded Retail Discount Scheme excludes bureaux de change premises.

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to enforce the payment of insurance claims arising from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the small business rates relief for covid-19 to (a) independent mortgage advisors (b) private dental practices and...

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses renting premises where business rates are included as part...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will add an exemption to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance allowing furloughed workers employed by faith-based organisations to...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support small businesses by relaxing the three-week...

      Multinational Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39777, on Multinational Companies: Disclosure of Information, what assessment his Department has made...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that insurance companies offer business insurance pay-out insurance claims related to covid-19 in circumstances where...

      Multinational Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39777 on Multinational Companies: Disclosure of Information, what discussions he has had with the OECD...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government has taken to support the sporting sector during the covid-19 emergency.

    • Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) role and (b) responsibilities his Department has apportioned to the Department of Communiites in Northern Ireland in...

      Gambling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the frequency of targeted adverts for online gambling sites on social media channels during the...

      Gambling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of whether there has been an increased risk of problem gambling among (a) adults and...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish a response to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on Immersive and...

      Telecommunications: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people in the community who do not own telecommunication devices in order to contact...

      Mobile Phones: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to assist people who use pay as you go data and calls packages and who face increased costs for those...

      Digital Technology: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 1988 on Regional Digital Growth, what assessment he has made of the...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to work with the devolved administrations to support and protect sports teams which are in financial...

      Gambling: Children and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK gambling industry on the protection of children and...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the financial situation of charities not eligible for Government support packages during the...

      Mobile Phones: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring mobile network operators to supply people...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a Minister for young people to represent the perspectives...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of risk of harm posed to children who are spending more time online as a result of...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Culture Media & Sport, whether charity employees furloughed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can still participate in fundraising...

  • Leader of the House

    • Proxy Voting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what recent discussions he has had on allowing the proxy voting system in the House of Commons to be extended during the covid-19 outbreak to include hon Members...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies have had with economists on the economic impacts of the lockdown; and if no discussions have...

    • Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they imposed any public interest conditions to the £14 million granted to the 21 new coronavirus research projects that were announced on 17 April.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what personal protective equipment they plan to provide to personal assistants and carers working with disabled adults, including those who are in receipt of...

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is a sufficient amount of protective clothing and equipment for front line staff at (1) GP surgeries, and (2) hospitals.

      Coronavirus: Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of pharmacies in England have received the basic equipment needed to handle safely the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Doctors: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expedite the registration of those doctors who are awaiting final registration by the General Medical Council so that they may assist...

      Doctors and Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) nurses, and (2) doctors, whose countries of origin are outside the UK, are working in the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      NHS: Pay and Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in providing all NHS staff with adequate personal protection equipment; and what plans they have to raise the salaries of NHS workers...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many final year nurses, midwives and associated health professionals who finished their courses early to take up roles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure alternative support will be provided if there are insufficient staff available to support residents in a care home as a result...

      NHS: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide NHS staff with free food after they finish their shifts.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals at immigration detention centres and other accommodation for asylum seekers have reported COVID-19 symptoms; how severe the symptoms have been...

      Coronavirus: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the testing for COVID-19 of (1) prison staff, and (2) prisoners.

      Drug Resistence: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in those patients who contract...

      Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Health that “they have no proposals to change any abortion rules as part of the COVID-19...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to allow at-home administration of mifepristone and misoprostol to induce an abortion following a telephone consultation, what...

      Nurses: Re-employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to request those nursing professionals whose registration has lapsed in the last five years to return to work in NHS Nightingale...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remind NHS trusts of their responsibilities to whistle-blowers.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure there is an adequate supply of medicine, including anaesthetic drugs, to enable urgent cancer surgery to continue during the...

      Coronavirus: South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the approach taken by the government of South Korea to the COVID-19 pandemic and, specifically, their focus on testing, tracing...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure medical supply lines are not compromised.

      Asthma: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people in England with asthma who do not currently have prescription prepayment certificates.

      Chloroquine: Shortages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the shortage of the drug Chloroquine.

  • Department for International Development

    • East Africa: Locusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional assistance they intend to provide to those countries in East Africa affected by COVID-19 to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and the increase in...

    • Nigeria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 9 March (HL1991), why they do not provide humanitarian assistance in the middle belt states; and what plans they...

      Refugees: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision by the governments of Italy, Malta and Libya to disallow landing facilities for refugees and migrants rescued at sea, what plans they have...

      Department for International Development: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the recent Department for International Development Cargo and Passenger Air Charter Services Tender was not subject to a public procurement process, as was...

      Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development attached any public interest conditions to the £250 million granted to the Coalition for Epidemic...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) current, and (2) future, impact of COVID-19 on developing countries; and what steps they plan to take in response.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to contribute to the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan to tackle COVID-19.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to granting an immediate, condition free moratorium on debt interest payments for developing countries in order to release...

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to concentrate their international response to COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries on those who are 60 years old and above.

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that older people in low- and middle-income countries have access to the information they need to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their international response to COVID-19 explicitly supports the health needs of older people in low- and middle-income...

      International Day for Street Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took to mark the International Day for Street Children on 12 April and its campaign for Safe Spaces for Children in order to raise awareness about...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that Department for International Development funded non-government organisations and international non-governmental...

      Refugees: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to limit the vulnerability of refugees around the world to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to restrain and reverse the projected growth in the world’s population.

      Rohingya: UN Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support the United Nations Population Fund has received to support their humanitarian work with the Rohingya population in Myanmar and neighbouring...

      Rohingya: UN Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial support the United Nations Population Fund will receive in each of the next three financial years to support their...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether all staff employed by the House of Lords will be supported financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow garden centres and plant nurseries to open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Relations With EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 23 March (HL2421), how many agreements have been reached in respect of mutual recognition of (1) driving licences,...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation has taken place with stakeholders and, in particular, consumers, in relation to UK-wide Common Frameworks, and what further consultations are planned.

      Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths have been recorded in each of the last three months; and what assessment they have made of how many deaths would have occurred in each of the last...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England and Wales aged (1) under 65, and (2) under 40 years old have died from COVID-19 since 23 March.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths attributed to COVID-19 have been recorded in (1) care homes, (2) hospitals, (3) individuals' homes, and (4) other locations.

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce the membership of the Intelligence and Security Committee.

  • Treasury

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any impact in the reduction of vehicles running on diesel and petrol on tax revenue.

    • Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the amount that charities can claim through Gift Aid to 50p for every £1 donated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports and Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the availability of professional trainers and coaches provided by voluntary organisations and sports clubs...

    • Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter the effects of fake news about the causes of COVID-19.

      Garden Bridge Trust: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have compiled a report on the finances of the Garden Bridge Trust; if so, whether, and when, they intend to publish that report; and if not, why not.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional funding to charities that provide care for the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 1 April (HL2887), what is the nature of the scoping work being undertaken; who is involved in that work; and...

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that families and co-habitees can exercise outside together unhindered; and in particular, what discussions, if any, they have...

      Charitable Donations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing schemes to encourage charitable donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including giving donors 100 per cent of...

      Charities and Voluntary Work: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support arts charities with community outreach work which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to return responsibility for gambling in the UK to the Home Office as part of their review of the Gambling Act 2005.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support charities during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans are in place to ensure the future of charities once normal trading...

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