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Written answers

Monday, 11 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • M25: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will require that Highways England ensure the work scheduled in 2020 to improve the road surface between junctions 10 and 11 of the...

    • Driving under Influence: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training on ensuring that people are able to undertake drink...

      Package Holidays: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who received a cash refund for cancelled holidays within the required 14-day period as a...

      Ferries: Gosport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to financially support Gosport ferry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) connectivity between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK and (b) other...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he is providing to the logistics industry to help secure ferry places for (a) empty lorries travelling to Great Britain from Northern...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect that the proposal to impose a 14-day quarantine on inbound passengers will have on demand for air...

      Department for Transport: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Roads: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on the condition of the highways network as a result of (a) maintenance and (b) new...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when driving licenses depicting the flag of the European Union will cease to be issued.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on taxis and private hire drivers; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      A63: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on traffic congestion of completing the proposed A63 Castle Street road improvement scheme.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the testing of hydrogen-fuelled road transport in the UK.

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to assist British nationals stranded overseas with cars whose ferry journeys have been cancelled and who cannot fly home.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to ensure that airlines repay customer fares promptly where flights are cancelled in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support is available for the airline industry during the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps his Department is taking to encourage airlines to take...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 14 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire,...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 3 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will strengthen the (a) investigatory, (b) enforcement and (c) regulatory powers of the Consumer and Markets...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on businesses of staff (a) accruing paid holiday entitlement and (b) increasing...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have benefitted from the covid-19 Small Business Grant in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the banking sector to ensure applications for the Business...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of lending (a) rules and regulations and (b) practice with ensuring...

      Fireworks: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to (a) prevent and (b) tackle firework noise complaints during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Fireworks: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what steps he is taking to establish lower noise level fireworks at (a) public events and (b) on private property.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what steps his Department is taking to restrict the availability of firework sales on high streets.

      Small Business Grants Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that small businesses that have rateable values above the cap for the Small Business...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government plans to provide to small firms without their own premises.

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he had with representatives of Royal Mail on the decision to stop delivery of letters on Saturday and...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will extend eligibility for the Small Business Grant Fund to micro-enterprises that have a clear...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will expand the support available through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the annual statement on emissions required under the Climate Change Act 2008.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what metrics he is using to measure the success of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the National Living Wage to at least the amount...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the British Business Bank's Borrower Viability Test does not prevent otherwise...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing measures to tackle the difficulties that businesses...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether businesses not on the rates register but that pay rates through a landlord can access financial support through...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he he had with representatives of Royal Mail prior to the announcement by that organisation of the...

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding he has allocated to supporting people to gain expertise and technical qualifications in retrofitting...

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that carbon inefficient buildings are retrofitted.

      Redundancy: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to monitor redundancies by protected characteristics after the end of the Coronavirus Job...

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of businesses in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c)...

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people employed in businesses in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether businesses that are eligible for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme will also be able to access the...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to engage with the retail sector on the ability of that sector to transition back to business...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications have been made to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; how many of those...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether local authorities have discretion to make grants to a business under the Small Business Grant Scheme if the...

      Aviation: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the contract for the Meteorological Office Civil Contingency Aircraft is not being renewed; and what...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a furlough appeals process for employees to...

      Small Business Grants Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 902140 on Small Business Grants Fund: Coronavirus, what additional...

      Package Holidays: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that consumers who were unable to travel on package holidays due to the covid-19...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Coronavirus

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

    • Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the global economic downturn on trends in the level of recruitment activity by the Muslim...

      Morocco: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the recent treatment of LGBT people in Morocco.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 37825, if Iran is now compliant with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many seats on each flight from Amritsar, India have been reserved for UK citizens who have been reported to his Department...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish information on the allocation of the £75 million for the repatriation of UK citizens; and whether UK...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to repatriate UK citizens that have a relative in the UK that is in receipt of end-of-life care.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the likelihood of a truce in the conflict in Libya.

      USA: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to reach a reciprocal agreement with the United States to ensure that UK citizens in that country whose...

      China: South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the harassment of the West Capella, a ship operated by a...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Colombian counterpart on peace talks with the National Liberation Army; and if he will...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses to prioritise the repatriation of constituents stranded overseas.

      Europe Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to mark Europe Day 2020.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Philippines, (b) Turkey and (c) New Zealand on facilitating the...

      Majid Esmailzadeh and Shayan Saeedpour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the execution of juvenile offenders Shayan Saeedpour and Majid...

      South Asia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals registered an interest by the close of registration on 19 April 2020 to return to the UK as a result of...

      Taliban: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 41027 on Taliban: Peace Negotiations, what discussions he has with his German...

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking with his international counterparts to ensure that states use their emergency powers proportionately during the covid-19 pandemic.

      *No heading*

      What recent diplomatic steps he has taken with his overseas counterparts to tackle the covid-19 pandemic.

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UN Security Council in tackling the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures his Department is using with (a) skilled academics and (b) engineers to select innovative ventilator designs during the...

    • Ventilators: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help secure the import of medical ventilators during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Ventilators: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Ministers of the Department of International Trade to help secure imports of medical ventilators during...

      Coronavirus: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down is evaluating antibody tests for covid-19; whether those tests contain...

      NHS Trusts: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new ventilators have been (a) procured and (b) delivered to NHS trusts in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients who have been discharged from hospitals to care homes in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands...

      Ventilators: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 34931 on Medical equipment: business, whether (a) his Department and (b) NHS England...

      Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which departmental decisions have been subject to a ministerial direction in 2020.

      Respite Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his Department's policy to allow people in a supported living setting to take their planned respite with their...

      Care Homes: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to help ensure that care homes...

      Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of social care workers that have (a) tested positive for covid-19 and (b) are taking...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the safety of NHS workplaces in the last two months due to the...

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) people who are financially responsible for the care of a friend or relative continue to be...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preventive plans he put in place to protect elderly residents in the care home sector from covid-19; and on what date each plan was...

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on research into the treatment of mitochondrial disease.

      Life Sciences: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support the life sciences sector in restarting clinical trials paused due to covid-19 outbreak; and on what date he...

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have signed up to volunteer through the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme to date.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which local authorities have introduced Care Act easements; on what date those local authorities did so; and what level of easements have...

      Pneumoconiosis

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

      Bronchitis

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

      Asbestosis

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

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to issue guidance for local authorities on (a) how and (b) when local authorities should (i) reverse...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to publish a register of local authorities that have declared and used Care Act easements in response...

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the reduction of kidney transplants and associated increase in dialysis treatment...

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of kidney patients not receiving a transplant due to the covid-19 outbreak on (a) one year and...

      Coronavirus: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of reduced kidney dialysis frequency due to the covid-19 outbreak on those patients’ (a)...

      NHS: Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of diversity and inclusion managers employed in the NHS.

      Hospices: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure children's hospices have access to the personal protective equipment for providing palliative...

      Intensive Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that there is adequate critical care capacity in hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on increasing staffing levels within the NHS in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hospices: Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date recruitment for contact tracers began.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what processes his Department has put in place for the reporting of deaths resulting from covid-19 in care homes to the Care Quality...

      Health Services: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cleaning staff working in hospitals and other healthcare settings are eligible for the death in service benefit announced on 27...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to Clinical Commissioning Groups on admitting to hospital residents of care homes with covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using therapeutic plasma in the treatment of patients with covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department is providing for research into the potential merits of using therapeutic plasma in the treatment of patients...

      NHS and Social Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the full eligibility criteria for the death in service benefit for NHS and social care staff who have died from covid-19.

      Health Services: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the transportation of (a) patients, (b) organ donations and (c)...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has on covid-19 testing for NHS mental health staff; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many admissions have there been to Nightingale hospitals; and how many deaths have occurred within them.

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the organisations and companies which received contracts from the Government to deliver personal protective equipment...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the 40,369 Pillar 2 covid-19 tests reported under delivery routes for 30 April 2020 were (a) ordered and (b) dispatched on...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the number of people resident in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area that were tested...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the range of urgent dental treatments available through NHS England.

      Coronavirus: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment Public Health England has made of the implications for its policies of recent research that cigarette smokers are less...

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with Local Resilience Forums in the North West about the reasons for the North West having the highest...

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance to NHS trusts in the North West as a result of the increase of cases of covid-19 in that region.

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support his Department is providing to NHS trusts in the North West to tackle the increase in cases of covid-19 in that...

      NHS Trusts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital trusts were put into special measures between September 2012 and July 2018.

      Rotherham Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was in A&E at Rotherham Hospital in 2019.

      Vitamin D: Deficiency Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether vitamin D levels of patients are being tested in hospitals; and whether his Department has made an assessment of the extent of...

      Coronavirus: 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 advice from the British Dietetic Association, British Association...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure vulnerable people at risk of malnutrition receive appropriate nutrition support from community (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in addition to the covid-19 tests performed at test centres, how many covid-19 tests performed at home were sent to testing centres each...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in addition to the tests performed at test centres, how many home testing kits were sent out each day from between 27 April 2020 and 5...

      Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reason for the number excess deaths reported by the Office of National Statistics.

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate additional funding to the social care system to ensure disabled people and their families are adequately supported to...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7, subheading 5. Advice for staff, of the Government's guidance published on 2 April 2020 entitled Admission and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure covid-19 tests are not double counted when returned.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data his Department holds on the (a) prevalence rate, (b) R rate and (c) total number of infections assessed by...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2020 to Question 28578 on Palestinians: Textbooks, whether the Georg Eckert Institute’s...

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support communities reduce the level of (a) social tension and (b) in countries in the Global South during...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to monitor the equity of social distancing measures implemented in response to the covid-19 pandemic by (a)...

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to global education during the covid-19 pandemic.

      International Financing Facility for Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the International Financing Facility for Education.

      Education: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the role of global education in helping to tackle (a) the covid-19 pandemic and (b) future pandemics.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the use of satellite technology in delivering remote learning to children that...

      Developing Countries: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of using onebillion.org software to teach reading, writing and numeracy to...

  • Department for Education

    • Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make a direct address to children and young people on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their lives and education.

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) quality, (b) quantity and (c) nutritious content of food parcels provided by private...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent risk assessment he has made of children returning to (a) nursery (b) primary and (c) secondary school during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the notice period given to schools will be in advance of children being allowed to return to schools in order that those schools can establish...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps local authorities have taken to identify the safeguarding risks to children not attending school during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to tackle the educational attainment gap.

      Secondary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing mixed assessments for pupils in year 10 for the next academic year instead...

      Children and Young People: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on referral rates for child and adolescent mental health services of the closure of schools due to...

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of nurseries (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 lockdown.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government is giving to schools who wish to access free school meals vouchers from a retailer not listed on the Government’s...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to review the method by which (a) GCSE and (b) A-level grades are calculated as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that disadvantaged students have access to (a) computers and (b) other essential equipment so that they can access...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to help ensure that student renters and university accommodation providers reach agreement to refund rental payments where...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Independent Review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework by Dame Shirley Pearce will be published.

      Students: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending the national students survey due to varied effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Public Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the loss of access to public library computer terminals during the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) education...

      Training: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of replacing tuition fees with a teaching grant for courses taken by (a) health...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when Ofsted inspections are planned to re-start.

      Teachers: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 29 of his Department's document entitled, Teacher recruitment and retention strategy published on 28 January 2019, what...

      Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with travel insurance companies on the reimbursement of monies paid for school trips that are have been cancelled as a...

      Department for Education: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in his Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the efficiency of companies issuing free school meals vouchers to families during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the contract for provision of free school meal vouchers to EdTech...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to require Edenred to set a maximum wait time to log in and use the school voucher system to generate vouchers.

      Adult Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State, what steps he is taking to increase participation rates in adult education by people in lower socio-economic groups.

      Adult Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure access to digital learning for adult learners that do not have access to (a) devices and (b) the internet.

      Science: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what long-term strategy his Department has put in place to increase the number of life science students in further education.

      Further Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to providers of further education to ensure that low-income students maintain access to digital learning.

      Members: Correspondence and Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) emails and (b) letters from hon. Members on constituents' concerns are answered (i) fully and (ii) promptly.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on the (a) employment and (b) income of (i) full-time and (ii) part-time students.

      Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the explanatory memorandum on the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, what plans he has to undertake...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Education and Skills Funding Agency on (a) auditing guided learning hours and (b) the leaving date that should be...

      Environment Protection: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding he has allocated to environmental education in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether furloughed teachers are permitted to offer private tuition.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with Edenred to ensure the timely receipt of free school vouchers by schools.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of Edenred to meet the demand for free school meals while schools are closed during the covid-19...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many individuals in foster care are in contact with their birth family.

      Foreign Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to update the International Education Strategy as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has made to support universities in the event that there is a significant decrease in student numbers in 2020-21.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40545 on Children's Return to School, what (a) steps his Department is taking with the sector and (b)...

      Children: Social Services and Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities have requested easements on statutory duties for (a) children’s social care and (b) special educational needs...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will enable (a) schools and (b) education authorities to impose penalties on parents that do not permit their children to return to school on...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of cases in the Civil Courts are currently outstanding and awaiting a trial date.

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than six months in reducing reoffending rates.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State fo Justice, what plans he has to ensure that members of the (a) public and (b) media can attend face-to-face court hearings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on public access to court proceedings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when public access to court rooms will resume after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners newly admitted from courts have been tested for covid-19 before arrival at prison, since 4 March 2020.

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of locating a temporary prison in the north west of Wales.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the law on marriage to allow marriages to take place during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled Transforming courts and tribunals – a progress update, published by the National Audit Office on 6 September...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) challenges of operating virtual courts.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service and Ministry of Justice: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) his Department and (b) the HM Courts & Tribunals Service spent on communications and public relations in the 2019-20 financial year.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in her Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government is proceeding with trade talks with the US Administration during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel in medical research and development during the covid-19...

      Trade: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the (a) level of decline in the availability of global freight services and (b) the effect of that decline on...

      Customs: Electronic Signatures

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the potential merits of removing the requirement for physical...

      Investment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the flow of foreign direct investment.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of current processes for the scrutiny of international trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that negotiations on bilateral trade agreements continue during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Overseas Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) discussions she has had with and (b) representations she has received from the maritime industry on the effect of the covid-19...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policy of the role of the US Congress in scrutinising international...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of confidentiality for proposals by US negotiators in relation to a future UK-US...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Voluntary Work: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government whether the Government has plans to classify haberdasheries as essential businesses in order to provide supplies to...

    • Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to audit the performance of local resilience forums during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the (a) ban on evictions for renters and (b)...

      District Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to provide support to district councils in two-tier local authority areas that are...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of temporarily removing statutory constraints on local government...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to engage with tenants and leaseholders on the (a) scope and (b) delivery of the...

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on maintaining public involvement in the planning...

      Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the risk assessment that his Department commissioned when it advised landlords to continue to carry...

      Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has had discussions with the Home Secretary on ensuring that there is funding for emergency accommodation...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the adequate provision of (a) local resilience forums and (b) local...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) local resilience forums and (b) local authorities work with the...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that hospitals are able to access Section 106 and Community...

      Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the New Policy Institute’s report, Accounting for the Variation in the Confirmed Covid-19...

      Uk Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government what his plans are for the consultation on the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Allotments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to increase the provision of allotments (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support the RICS External Wall Fire Review process and help people sell their...

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the postponement of local government elections during the covid-19 outbreak, whether his Department...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is the policy of the Government to reimburse local authorities the full cost of providing accommodation for...

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40963 on Horticulture: Coronavirus, if he will place in the Library a...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made in extending the support available through the Building Safety Fund to private...

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling garden centres to re-open with appropriate...

      Planning Permission: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reducing the time limit for bringing a judicial...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on the definition of eligibility for access to the £117 million...

      Small Business Grants Fund: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £617 million of funding allocated to local authorities on 1 May 2020 to enable them to make...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out of service dates are for each of the Royal Navy's Six Hunt-class MCMVs.

      Submarines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to minimise the risk of covid-19 amongst personnel in the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the five E-7 Wedgetails are planned to enter service.

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the final assembly of his Department's five E7 Wedgetails is planned to be conducted.

      Shipping: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the main budget headings are for the £9 billion increase in ship procurement in the Defence and Equipment Plan 2019-2029; and if he will make...

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason BAE Systems’s weekly freighter flight from Warton Aerodrome in Lancashire to Ta’if in Saudi Arabia routinely goes via RAF...

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Air Force’s airstrike against Daesh in an isolated location west of Tuz Khurma in Northern Iraq on 10 April 2020 was in response...

      Oman: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has an agreement to provide pilots for (a) non-combat and (b) combat situations for the Typhoon aircraft purchased by the Royal...

      Oman: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel serve with the Royal Air Force of Oman’s (a) No. 8 Squadron and (b) No. 6 Squadron; and what the (i) rank and (ii) task is...

      Apache AH-64 Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what modifications must be made to the AH-64E Apache in order for it to operate within UK airworthiness regulations; and what estimate he has made of...

      Apache AH-64 Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure that support workshare for the Boeing AH-64 Apache was awarded domestically.

      Bahrain: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are stationed at Muharraq air base in Bahrain; which units those personnel belong to; what the cost of those personnel...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Pathway IV will be operative on the UK's F-35 fleet.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings measures his Department has undertaken to reduce the complete costs of the UK's F-35b fleet from £9.134 billion to £8.538 billion.

      Warships: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the contribution to the public purse was from the sale of HMS Quorn to Lithuania.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support is being offered by UK warships to vessels operated by UK-registered companies to protect them from harassment by state actors.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reported incidents of (a) sexual harassment, (b) sexual assault and (c) rape there were by (i) gender and (ii) service in each year from 2015...

      Defence: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to bring programmes forward to support UK prosperity, jobs, and export opportunities.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 14 January 2014 to Question 182081, if he will list the current appointments of all British forces personnel to foreign...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's definition is of UK personnel in each of the categories of (a) loan service personnel, (b) exchange officers, (c) liaison...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prevention of future deaths reports have been submitted by coroners to her Department in each of the last 10 years.

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure applications for universal credit are dealt with in a timely manner throughout the covid-19 outbreak.

      Errol Brown

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Serious Case Panel review into the death of Errol Brown has been concluded; and whether her Department plans to publish the...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many tax credit claims have been closed after an application for universal credit for which the claimant was ineligible in the latest...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional (a) staffing and (b) funding has been allocated to the Health and Safety Executive to increase capacity for the inspection of...

      Universal Credit: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are claiming universal credit; and what the unemployment rate is in Knowsley constituency as of 29 April 2020.

      Health and Safety Executive: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Health and Safety Executive to ensure that social distancing...

      Health and Safety Executive: Enforcement Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many enforcement notices have been issued by the Health and Safety Executive during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the role of trade unions in encouraging health and safety practices in the workplace.

      Health and Safety Executive: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases related to covid-19 have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive; and how many of those cases have led to enforcement...

      Health and Safety Executive: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive has ordered any businesses to close in response to covid-19-related concerns; and if she will make a...

      Health and Safety Executive: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Health and Safety Executive has taken to promote online and telephone reporting of covid-19-related concerns.

      Means-tested Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the savings thresholds for means tested benefits during the covid-19 outbreak;...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new universal credit applicants there have been in each month since March 2020; and how many of those new applicants have...

      *No heading*

      What steps she is taking to ensure that her Department’s response to the covid-19 outbreak does not disadvantage women.

      *No heading*

      What recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of introducing a universal basic income in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What recent discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on ensuring that workplaces are safe to return to after the covid-19 lockdown has ended.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of child poverty.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to provide support to key workers who have pets at home while they are at work during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Tree Planting: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to continue (a) maintenance and (b) funding for trees planted under the Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

      Offshore Fixed Structures: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the decision to...

      Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on adherence by his Department to the (a) London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by...

      Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure the maintenance of labour (a) supply and (b) standards in the farming industry during covid-19...

      Microplastics: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle microfibre plastic pollution originating from clothes washing.

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will delegate authority to Natural England to agree the whole route for the South Coast coastal path.

      Agriculture: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the (a) Official Verderer, (b) Commoners Defence Association and (c)...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the organisations and companies that received contracts from the Government to deliver food supplies to...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to promote the purchase of food with the Red Tractor logo (a) in supermarkets and (b) elsewhere in the UK.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40742, on Dogs: Animal Breeding, whether a puppy bred by a person that is...

      Forestry England: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much emergency funding he plans to allocate to Forestry England to enable that organisation to continue (a) operating...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in the covid-19 shielding group receive a Government food parcel every week.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Environment Agency's water quality monitoring programme, what number of (a) samples have been taken...

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to resume sampling of rivers, groundwater and bathing waters to measure water quality.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many samples of England's designated bathing waters have been taken to monitor water quality (a) since 2010 and (b) in...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the publication of the Water Framework Directive water body classifications.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to water quality monitoring since 2010.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of (a) suspending no recourse to public funds conditions and (b) providing a...

    • Entry Clearances: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the 30 day entry clearance vignette while travel restrictions are in place...

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of a potential increase in the activity of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK as a result of the economic...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce delays to substantive interviews for asylum seekers during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether (a) video...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of re-introducing a target of six months for the completion of asylum applications to...

      Trials: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner on the evaluation of the Home Office funded video enabled...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) investigations and inspections conducted by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU)...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional support she is allocating to services for survivors of domestic abuse during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her assessment of the progress achieved in implementing the joint action plan by the UK and France on combating illegal...

      Biometrics Commissioner and Surveillance Camera Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to enable the appointments of the (a) Surveillance Camera Commissioner and (b) Commissioner for the Retention and...

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she registered a written or other objection to the decision by Public Health England to rescind the advice entitled COVID-19:...

      Home Office: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Biometrics Commissioner and Surveillance Camera Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure appointments to the roles of the (a) Surveillance Camera Commissioner and (b) Commissioner for the...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to waive the cost for visa renewal for all (a) NHS, (b) social care sector and (c) key sector workers who are...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been provided to the Police to ensure they are investigating the safeguarding concerns of children who are breaching...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of asylum support rates.

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish guidance on which frontline workers are eligible to receive an automatic one-year visa extension if their visa is due to...

      Civil Partnerships and Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, whether she has plans to suspend notice fees for (a) marriages and (b) civil partnerships for couples that have been required to cancel their...

      Offences against Children: Netherlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her Dutch counterpart on reducing the volume of child sexual abuse images and videos that are hosted in...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of people who are (a) held in immigration detention and (b) unlawfully detained.

      Police: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the powers afforded to police forces on enforcing social distancing guidelines.

      Police: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to police forces on enforcing social distancing guidelines.

      Immigration Controls: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Border Force officers have been instructed to make an assessment of whether travel to the UK is essential and whether those officers...

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that bereaved families of workers who move to the UK will recieve the same level of protection provided to...

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to reinstate the Settlement Scheme online application for non-EEA nationals that do not have a Biometric Residence...

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Minimum Income Requirement to ensure that UK citizens and settled persons...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) asylum seekers and (b) refugees with no recourse to public funds have been provided with (i) accommodation and (ii) other...

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of precautionary plans in place at UK borders for people travelling into the UK during the...

      Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of 28 April 2020 of the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Official Report, column 299,...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking with UK Visas and Immigration to (a) increase capacity and (b) reduce bureaucracy in Tier 4 student visa...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU/EEA nationals entering the UK for full-time study at a UK university in academic year 2020-21 will be required to apply for a...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of Tier 4 visa applications that will be made during summer 2020, and if she will make a...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to extend the Tier 4 service standard for applications to be processed by UKVI.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to issue guidance for Tier 4 students on visas that have been extended to 31 May 2020 but are unable to leave the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the utility of credibility interviews in assessing Tier 4 applicants; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on permitting asylum seekers to accept work outside the shortage occupancy list.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to allow marriage ceremonies to take place with social distancing after the covid-19 lockdown.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an area-based assessment of the correlation between numbers of residents having no recourse to public funds and the largest...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) Minister and (b) officials in her Department were provided with SAGE (a) advice and (b) modelling on the potential effect of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 27 April 2020 to Questions 37724 and 37725, which newspaper titles have received Government-funded advertising arising from...

    • Service Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to honour supermarket workers, cleaners, factory workers and other low paid key workers for their work during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cabinet Office: Remote Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent with local television stations on the coronavirus information campaign in (a) Kent, and (b) across the UK.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      What discussions his Department has had with Local Resilience Forums on the level of local authority engagement in the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many requests the Government has received for the provision of a British Sign Language interpreter at the televised daily covid-19 briefings from...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many investigations were carried out by public bodies into (a) leave and (b) remain campaign organisations involved in the 2016 EU referendum; and...

      Electoral Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the electoral commissioners are appointed; and what steps the Government takes to ensure those commissioners will be impartial and independent.

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent on the covid-19 public information campaign in (a) the North West, (b) the South East and (c) London.

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that the Government’s covid-19 public information campaign makes widespread use of local news outlets in addition to regional...

      Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish an update of the document entitled, Government ministers and responsibilities; and if he will make it his policy to publish...

  • Treasury

    • Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees that started work with an employer between 28 February 2020 and 19 March 2020 were included in a real-time payment submission received...

    • Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees that started work with a new employer between 28 February 2020 and 19 March 2020 were included in a Real-Time Payment Submission from...

      Taxation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of extending financial support during the covid-19 outbreak by deferring for six months...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that businesses facing financial difficulties during the covid-19 outbreak are able to obtain the overdrafts they need...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with or living with household members with pre-existing health conditions are furloughed by their...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with financial regulators on ensuring that insurance providers are not unfairly dismissing claims made by businesses as...

      Cooperatives: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support co-operatives experiencing cash flow problems during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme's eligibility cut-off date from 19...

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals against the rateable value of premises the Valuation Office Agency is considering.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to casual workers and freelancers in the creative, entertainment, event and performance industries...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review his decision to count neither profit invested back into the development of self-employed businesses nor paid as dividends to directors of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the staff of charities can participate in voluntary fundraising activities for their employer while furloughed under the Coronavirus Jobs Retention...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Letting Agents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether individuals who run and manage rental properties are eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he had made of the potential merits of introducing a universal basic income before announcing the covid-19 financial support schemes that...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether historical (a) PAYE and tax references, (b) contracts of employment, (c) (i) notice and (ii) acceptance letters are adequate proof of employment...

      Credit Cards: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with credit card providers on waiving penalties for late payment for people self-isolating on medical grounds.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of furloughed employees of small owner limited companies due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Sole Traders: Profits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of sole traders who made average profits of between (a) £50,001 and £60,000, (b) £60,001 and...

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 March 2020, Official Report, column 964, what steps he has taken to ensure that event hire companies receive...

      Non-domestic Rates: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister of Finance in Northern Ireland on the length of business rates relief offered in Northern Ireland.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether public sector employees under PAYE on zero-hours contracts are eligible for the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the event...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to permit 80 per cent support to people who are not...

      Credit Rating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on personal credit ratings.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to allow local authorities to extend covid-19 business rates relief for 2020-21 tax year to English language centres.

      Treasury: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department have formal arrangements to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the Government's financial support for (a) self employed and (b) small businesses during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether supply teachers who teach under an umbrella company have not been furloughed by their company during the covid-19...

      Laboratories: coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to allow scientific research laboratories to re-open during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Service Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the Government's policy on extended support for the hospitality industry in the event of a gradual easing of the lockdown; what...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing financial assistance to the aviation sector during the covid-19 outbreak by introducing...

      Hire Services: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether events hire companies that offer dry-hire services to the public are eligible for financial support through the (a) Small Business Rate Relief, (b)...

      Tax Avoidance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will instruct HMRC to suspend the (a) pursuit and (b) enforcement of loan charge revenues until after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support is available for small charities that are not eligible for emergency funding due to covid-19.

      Freight: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39450 on financial support to small-to-medium transport companies engaged in importing and distributing...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) grants and (b) other support, apart from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, he plans to make available to medium-size businesses which are (a)...

      Hospices: Scotland

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

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on employees ineligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme because they were not added to their employers...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make access to covid-19 support packages contingent on companies certifying that they are not involved in any reportable tax...

      Revenue and Customs: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC staff have the necessary IT equipment to work from home.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to protect small business owners that have given personal guarantees to (a) landlords and (b) other creditors but are...

      Service Industries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether rehearsal studios and music sound equipment hire companies are classed as part of the leisure and hospitality sector for the purposes of receiving...

      Flybe: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in air passenger duty was outstanding from Flybe when the company entered administration.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £750 million Government financial support announced for charities in response to the covid-19 outbreak has been paid out; and to how...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make wholesale food suppliers eligible for the Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure Grant.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a temporary suspension of fuel duty for the logistics sector to ensure the financial...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to inform local authorities of the amount they will receive from the Government for Small Business Relief Grants, including business not in...

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39478 on Revenue and Customs: Staff, what plans his Department has to increase the grant funding...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to prevent insurance companies from significantly increasing premiums for properties clad with non-ACM flammable materials.

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of the funding allocated to the Building Safety Fund in the Budget 2020 has been allocated to private leaseholders to date.

      Airlines: Government Shareholding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the Government taking an equity stake in (a) British Airways and (b) other airlines that...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether businesses that have taken out a loan under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme are able to convert that loan into a Bounce Back Loan.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Self-Employment Support Scheme does not indirectly discriminate against people taking maternity leave.

      Sole traders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether sole trader directors receiving a single dividend from their company can be included in the (a) Self-employment Income Support Scheme and (b)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether furloughed nursery staff are permitted to offer private nannying services.

      Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to extend financial support during the covid-19 outbreak to businesses that do not pay business rates.

      Financial Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that specialised social economy lenders are included as (a) Bounce Back Loans and (b) Coronavirus Business...

      Zoos: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to support zoos and aquariums that are unable to furlough their employees.

      Tourist Attractions: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to provide financial support to visitor attractions that rely on a high income during summer months but are ineligible for...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41174, whether he has entered into correspondence with (a) Star Pubs and Bars (Heineken), (b) Punch...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide specific guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for umbrella employers and employees; and whether employees of umbrella...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) removing the £51,000 limit on retail, hospitality and leisure grants and (b) directing...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support people who have recently become self-employed and are therefore ineligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

      Charities: Government Assistance

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

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of creating a Minister for Young People.

    • Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of subsidising newspapers to provide online copy to...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on steps being taken to support the (a) TV, (b) film and (c) other creative industries during the...

      Local Press: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that community publications can be delivered by (a) local...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture Media and Sport what assessment the Department has made of the proportion of (a) people and (b) businesses in the creative sector that do not...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of businesses in the creative sector with a turnover of less than...

      Angling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the safety of resuming coarse angling, whilst maintaining social distancing, during...

      Cultural Heritage: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support for Heritage Railways in the UK her Department and HM Treasury have agreed since 8 April 2020.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41576, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on enabling...

      Disadvantaged: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with internet providers to examine how to ensure isolated or disadvantaged families...

      Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support his Department has made available to (a) museums and (b) art galleries during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what resources have been allocated to tackling the spread of misinformation on covid-19.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what process the Government is using to provide sporting organisations overseeing elite sports with up to date medical advice...

      Rugby: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many rugby league clubs have (a) applied for and (b) received funding from Government backed business support loans.

      Sports: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has assessed the health risks of (a) cricket and (b) other non-contact sports resuming in the summer at...

      Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many cricket clubs have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded business support grant funding from the Government during the...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) Age-concern, (b) other...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of working from home during the covid-19 lockdown on the quality of...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission levied in penalties on (a) leave and (b) remain...

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many court cases the Electoral Commission was involved in relating to (a) leave...

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to outlaw pavement parking throughout England; and whether the responses to their consultation on such parking have been in favour of its ban.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Contracts: Quintessentially

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the written answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie of 18 March (HL2228), whether Foreign and Commonwealth Office ministers or their special advisers...

    • Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the forthcoming expiration of the UN-imposed arms embargo on Iran in October 2020 on stability in the Middle East and the...

      Human Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by governments overseas on human rights standards in those countries.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Houseboats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what health advice has been provided to those living on boats during the COVID-19 pandemic; and how that advice is being made available.

    • Coronavirus: Intensive Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have needed intensive care since 1 March; of those, how many have needed breathing assistance from respirators; how long...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for the review by the NHS and Public Health England on the impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities; and what data they will publish before...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support charities, in particular those that support the NHS, who have experienced a loss of income at the same time as an...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to develop a national COVID-19 test and tracing system; how that system will operate; how that system will be held accountable for its...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that COVID-19 poses to recipients of kidney transplants.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their track and trace app is accessible to blind and partially sighted people, including those who use screen reading technology.

  • Department for International Development

    • International Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what international responses they are initiating with partners in the UN to provide assistance to those states which are the least prepared to address the health...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their commitment in the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, published 14 March 2018, to "explore the legal and practical...

    • Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners they have so far released, temporarily or permanently, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; how many were pregnant women; and what is their...

      Prisoners' Release: Hotels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to accommodate people released from prison in hotels.

      Legal Profession

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of lawyers who have been asked to continue working despite being furloughed.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Affordable Housing Commission Making Housing Affordable Again: Rebalancing the Nation’s Housing System,...

    • Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the scale of the loss of income incurred by local authorities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they...

      Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have provided to landlords about fulfilling the statutory obligation to conduct gas safety checks on properties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans UK: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Veterans UK Helpline has been suspended; and what assessment they have made of the impact this may have on veterans, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • War Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on processing War Pension Scheme and War Widow(er) Pension applications.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether surface warship and submarine shipbuilding is continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have put in place to deal with the potential transmission of COVID-19 to civilians among UK military personnel and staff deployed to UN...

      Shipbuilding: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to accelerating shipbuilding programmes in the UK to assist with economic revival following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the commissioning dates are for (1) HMS Audacious, and (2) Astute hulls 5, 6 and 7.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will credit the Aspen cards for asylum seekers with more than one week’s allowance at a time.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the devolved administrations in preparation for their post-Brexit trade negotiation meetings with the European Commission in the...

    • Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have undertaken into the estimated number of non-COVID-19 related deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic; whether any such analysis shows an...

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are recording deaths due to COVID-19 by age; if so, when they will release this information to assist in research modelling; and if not, why not.

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the date by which they will have robust data on the number of deaths from COVID-19 that occur outside of hospitals.

      Databases: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of data collection across the UK in respect of COVID-19; and whether they have identified any regional variability...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Leisure: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are making available to (1) the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, (2) the National Eisteddfod of Welsh, (3) the Urdd...

    • Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support charities, such as Coeliac UK, who are providing information to patients with dietary conditions; and what assessment they...

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