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Written answers

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what plans he has for the safe use of trains when more commuters return to work.

    • Bus Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support private coach and bus companies facing financial difficulty as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rail to refuge initiative.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on e-scooters.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of publicly financing (a) smaller airports, (b) air traffic control and (c) specific routes...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on regional connectivity of the problems in the aviation sector resulting from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide financial support for (a) airports and (b) airlines in return for shareholdings.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will establish an aviation sector group comprising Ministers, aviation unions and the private sector, to (a) assess the issues facing the...

      Bus Services and Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support is available for (a) private coach companies and (b) travel management companies during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Biofuels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the bioethanol industry.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will publish guidance on the financial support available during the covid-19 outbreak for small...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it remains the Government's policy to comply with the (a) London Convention on the Prevention of Marine...

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on whether the Royal Mail's Saturday delivery service will resume after the end...

      Aluminium: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps have been taken to support the aluminium industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps have been taken to enable the aluminium industry to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

      Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support original equipment manufacturers to re-shore industrial supply where...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of businesses that have applied for loans through the Coronavirus Business...

      Research and Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking in addition to Budget 2020 measures to support science funding and R&D tax...

      National Federation of SubPostmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of adding the National Association of Sub-Postmasters to his...

      Post Office: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Post Office on their 100 day strategy for growth.

      Beer: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support is available through the Expanded Retail Discount scheme for breweries which do not have a shop...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason (a) version 2 of the Construction Leadership Council guidance stated that no construction work should...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy whether he has plans to enforce staggered start times for construction sites to enable the social distancing of...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Chambers of Commerce on how they can support businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the capacity of UK textiles manufacturers to produce face masks on a large scale in...

      Public Houses: Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an exemption for pubs with a rateable value of...

      Public Houses: Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of British Beer and Pub Association statement that at the end of April 2020...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the level of additional business support grants required by businesses in...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits on an application to the European Commission for a derogation of...

      Public Houses: Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether pub businesses with fewer than 50 employees are eligible for payments from the discretionary fund for local...

      Rolls-royce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with representatives of Rolls Royce on measures to support the manufacturing sector to...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy that applications for bounce back loans cannot be refused by lenders on the basis that...

      Travel Agents: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to take steps to prevent travel agents from withholding a proportion of refunds for...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a risk analysis of the potential effect easing the covid-19 lockdown on local businesses.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Coronavirus: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs what diplomatic steps he is taking to help tackle disinformation on the covid-19 pandemic internationally.

    • Calais: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 37562 on Calais: coronavirus, what support his Department is...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place copies of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Memoranda of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had since the beginning of covid-19 pandemic with (a) the European Commission and (b) the Greek...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the EU on the repatriation of (a) British citizens and (b) UK residents overseas during...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Caribbean Community on the repatriation of (a) British citizens and (b) UK...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to ensure that the Government of Bangladesh works with the international community to offer...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department last made representations to the Indian Government on the case of Jagtar Singh Johal.

      Jerusalem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Israeli's compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 476 and 478 on the...

      Golan Heights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Israeli's compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 on the annexation of...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK's relationship with the United States of the review by the United...

      Canary Islands: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens awaiting repatriation to the UK from the Canary Islands, and what the...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the special charter flights from India to the UK scheduled to end on 11 May 2020 will accommodate all UK residents...

      Guatemala: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to repatriate UK travellers stranded in Guatemala during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Spain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to support the repatriation of vulnerable UK travellers in Spain during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

    • Freight: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for the haulage industry in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Allergies: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the supply of (a) Zaditen tablets, (b) Ketotifen Zaditen Elixir and (c) other...

    • Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish figures relating to people that have been discharged from hospital after recovering from covid-19; and if he...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) public and (b) private sector organisations contributed to Exercise Cygnus; and how many of those organisations have been...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) the findings of Exercise Cygnus 2016 and (b) information on which recommendations have been implemented.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he first became aware of the findings of Exercise Cygnus carried out in 2016; and what steps he has taken to implement the...

      Chemical Weapons: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what drugs were used to treat people exposed to Novichock in Wiltshire in 2019; and what testing those drugs were subject to.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) list the recommendations made by Exercise Cygnus in 2016, (b) set out those recommendations that have been implemented by...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the continued delivery of the national screening programme during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has carried out increased monitoring on cancer (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment statistics during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made any assessment on levels of (a) tobacco and (b) alcohol use during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the Government to publish all recommendations resulting from Exercise Cygnus in 2016 other than those...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013...

      Coronavirus: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people with potential cancer symptoms seek help from a GP during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is the Government's policy that hospital patients will not be discharged to care homes unless those patients have tested...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that any UK-based research breakthroughs on a covid-19 vaccine are prioritised for mass...

      Epilepsy: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maintain private prescriptions of medical cannabis to vulnerable children with intractable epilepsy during the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with UK companies to support the development of a vaccine for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date he plans to publish on a daily basis non-hospital deaths with covid-19.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for this policies of the recommendations made in the Carers UK Report, Behind Closed...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE Guideline 12, Suspected cancer: recognition and referral, published in June 2015, what assessment he has made of...

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to support patients' travel arrangements to access hospitals that have no confirmed cases of covid-19.

      Social Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that adult social care (a) identifies and (b) refers vulnerable young carers for support.

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the National Health Service Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions...

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that adult social care service providers are (a) identifying and (b) referring vulnerable...

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide NHS volunteers to help support vulnerable families during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the terms of reference for the inquiry into BAME covid-19 deaths will be announced.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the ethnicity of people (a) infected and (b) who have died of covid-19 by (i) age and (ii) English region in...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure support for (a) routine care and (b) all other NHS services continues during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by the Government on 28 April 2020 that care home residents will be able to access tests for covid-19,...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for the future funding of community pharmacies.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 39524, for what reasons his Department is unable to provide a full response at...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure the health and safety of (a) staff and (b) residents in care homes where covid-19...

      Notifiable Diseases: Chickenpox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason chickenpox is not a notifiable disease in England.

      Endoscopy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the resumption of endoscopy service provision during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the public seek care and treatment in the event of (a) a heart attack and (b) other urgent conditions...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time taken is for an applicant to the NHS Bringing back staff campaign to rejoin the workforce.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) all, (b) agency and (c) NHS wholly owned subsidiary staff working in NHS acute hospital settings will be eligible for the NHS...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether staff that are (a) newly recruited and (b) returning to work in NHS frontline settings during the covid-19 outbreak have (i)...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for (a) cancer and (b) other life-saving treatments to be resumed.

      Surgery: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS surgery appointments were cancelled in Rother Valley constituency in the last year for which figures are available.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to establish a walk-in medical centre in Rother Valley.

      NHS: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the change in the level of spending on NHS services in Rother Valley constituency since 2015.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the Government to use the Nightingale temporary hospitals as isolation hospitals for covid-19 patients...

      NHS Trusts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many wellbeing teams there were in each NHS trust in (a) 2010 and (b) 2019.

      Mental Illness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people with severe mental illness can register as extremely vulnerable to get access to essential food and medication supplies...

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what psychological support his Department is offering to (a) NHS and (b) social services (i) staff and (ii) volunteers during the...

      NHS: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment he has undertaken on the effect of the increased pressure on NHS staff on staff mental wellbeing during the...

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent financial support his Department has allocated to care homes.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that unpaid carers are eligible for covid-19 testing.

      Social Services: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will he bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a statutory requirement for care workers to receive a real living wage.

      Nurses: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to reduce the (a) administrative cost and (b) bureaucratic burden resulting from the annual re validation...

      Coronavirus: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 social distancing advice is accessible to young people.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Questions 37548 and 37552, tabled by the hon. Member for Worsley and Eccles South on 20 April 2020.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the required (a) design and (b) materials necessary to provide effective protection for the general...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) quantity and (b) types of personal protective equipment the Government has procured from the 3M factory in Darlington.

      Coronavirus: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many deaths of people with learning disabilities from covid-19 have been notified to NHS England by the Learning Disability Mortality...

      Coronavirus: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 37551 on Coronavirus: Learning Disability, what data (a) his Department, (b) NHS England...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that NHS England publishes its data on deaths from covid-19 notified to it under the LeDeR programme on a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 37422, on Protective Clothing, tabled on 20 April 2020 by the hon. Member for Christchurch.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 home testing kits were posted on (a) 29 April 2020, (b) 30 April 2020, (c) 1 May 2020 and (d) 4 May 2020; how many of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to return the mobile covid-19 testing unit to Easington constituency.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to increase the supply of covid 19 home testing kits.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will inform care homes (a) when and (b) where their local mobile covid-19 testing unit is established; and what steps...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has made for heart failure patients to resume access to standard levels of care following a reduction in the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on covid-19 of the research by Professor Philip Calder of the University...

      Death Certificates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that guidance on the completion of death certificates advises medical practitioners to take into...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a risk analysis of the potential effect of easing the lockdown on the prevalence of covid-19.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment the Government has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on socio-economic status and recorded deaths...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Imperial College's publication of 23 April 2020 entitled Report 16: Role of testing in COVID-19, if he will make an...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 May 2020, Official Report, column 493 on Covid-19 Update, when he plans to roll out regular...

  • Department for International Development

    • Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to help support increased resilience to global health pandemics in (a) low and (b) middle income countries.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to renew support for the People for Peaceful Change Project.

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on developing a debt-relief plan for developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help tackle the economic effects of covid-19 on local economies in developing countries.

      Overseas Aid: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support she is allocating to international NGOs to adapt pre-existing humanitarian assistance and food supply...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help support the informal economy in developing countries during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Overseas Aid: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what covid-19 related financial support her Department has made available for charities based overseas.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40723 on Overseas Aid: Coronavirus, which of her Department's planned spend and...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40723 on Overseas Aid: Coronavirus, how many FTE staff have been moved to work on (a)...

      Department for International Development: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41134 on Department for International Development: Ministers' Private Offices, which...

      Developing Countries: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many ventilators has the UK pledged to donate to developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has plans to introduce a volunteering scheme to help developing countries have insufficient staff to support a covid-19...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) international partners on the UK's response to covid-19 in...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions has she had with her (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) international partners on prioritising developing countries in...

      Africa: Locusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to mitigate the effect of locust plagues in Africa.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to support international health NGOs to continue pre-existing immunisation programmes in...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish her Department's plan to ensure equitable access to vaccines and medical tools for people in the Global South.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government will take to ensure pharamceutical companies in receipt of public funds allow equitable access to covid-19...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to her counterpart in the US Administration on ensuring equitable access for countries in the Global...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to place conditions on ODA funding to large pharmaceutical companies that are developing vaccines and medical tools...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 on Developing Countries: Forests, how much funding her Department allocated to each of those...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure logistical strategies are in place to help ensure the timely distribution of vaccines to...

      Migrant Camps: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts in the (a) G7, (b) G20, (c) UN and (d) World Health Organisation on...

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the need to increase the UK Government's contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of UK Government-funded nutrition programmes in developing countries.

      Middle East: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the extent to which her Department’s funding for nutrition programmes in low-income and fragile...

      Middle East: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the need to tackle (a) malnutrition and (b) food scarcity among...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the refunding of tuition fees paid by students who have had their...

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on child welfare of temporary relaxation of regulation relating to children’s...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c ) contract staff in his Department have teaching qualifications.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children reported to be experiencing domestic abuse have an Education, Health and Care plan in the most recent period for which...

      University Technical Colleges: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of how the specialisms taught at University Technical Colleges can support the (a) skills needs of employers and (b)...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to take steps to support young children with concerns about returning to primary schools or nurseries after the covid-19 lockdown.

      Home Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department makes of parents's competence in (a) reading, (b) writing and (c) mathematics in relation to home schooling; and if he...

      Assessments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has had discussions with exam boards on ensuring that autumn exams are held (a) at a financial loss to and (b) with other financial...

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government has taken to help ensure special schools have access to adequate levels of personal protective equipment for staff...

      Training: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Education and Skills Funding Agency is taking to reassure training providers that seeking financial support from the Coronavirus...

      Assessments: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what deadline his Department has set for appeals to be heard following the issuance of exam grades and assessments at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

      Home Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria he uses to define disadvantage when deciding which disadvantaged year 10 pupils are eligible for laptops and tablets under his scheme to...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will publish operational guidance for SEN schools operating during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of school closures during the covid-19 outbreak on the educational attainment of young carers; and what...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what reference to the oral evidence session of the Education Committee on 22 April 2020 on the Inquiry, the impact of covid-19 on education and...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether free school meal vouchers will continue to be offered throughout the (a) May half-term and (b) summer holidays.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been released because they have come to the end of their sentence and were known to be going to no fixed abode in (a) February,...

    • Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the Government is making on bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure that local authorities can extend legal notices on marriages...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will give registrars discretion to extend the period of validity for Superintendent Registrar Certificates when weddings have had to be postponed...

      Powers of Attorney: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the length of time taken to process an application for Lasting Power of Attorney; and what steps his Department is taking...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her statement at the British Chamber of Commerce webinar on Building Supply Chain Resilience and Diversity, what the...

    • Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what opportunities she has identified for further trade co-operation with Israel beyond the trade continuity agreement.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to increase trade co-operation between the UK and Israel in the agricultural technology sector.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote and facilitate trade co-operation between the UK and Israel in the agricultural technology sector.

      Procurement: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the accountability of the chief procurement officer to her office...

      Overseas Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an estimate of the changes in UK imports and exports resulting from the covid-19 pandemic in this financial year.

      Department for International Trade: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff of her Department have been seconded to other departments to work on the Government's response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Trade Agreements: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what video conferencing system her Department will be using to conduct trade negotiations.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the deadline set by the US Congress for the end of trade negotiations...

      Agricultural Products: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations she has received from representatives from the UK farming sector on the effect of tariff free imports from (a) New...

      Distributive Trade: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 42002, on Trade: Freight, what representations her Department has made to the Treasury on...

      BeoutQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) Saudi-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ and (b) piracy more widely, on the value...

      *No heading*

      What steps she is taking to facilitate trade with Saudi Arabia.

      *No heading*

      What steps her Department is taking to protect the global supply chains of UK businesses.

      Furs

      Whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the (a) import and (b) sale of real fur products.

      *No heading*

      What steps her Department is taking to help ensure the recovery of international trade after the covid-19 pandemic.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment she has made of the effect on the global economy of maintaining (a) free trade and (b) open supply chains during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Israel: Coronavirus

      What steps she is taking to strengthen the UK's trade in medical research and development with Israel during the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to gas housing associations on gas safety inspections in properties during the...

    • Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the level of availability of accommodation for British citizens returning from...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the funding allocated to Wirral Council in relation to the covid-19 outbreak was £11,862 million...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeline is for the implementation of the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of the Future Homes Standard announced by his Department in 2019; and...

      Refuges: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of working with (a) hotels and (b) hotel groups to provide...

      Planning Permission: 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 validity period for planning permissions due to...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data (a) Local Resilience Forums and (b) local authorities are being asked to (i) record and (ii) report on...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will publish regional or aggregated data from Local Resilience Forum Situation Reports on the number...

      Council Tax Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department made prior to implementing the £150 Council Tax discount due to the covid-19...

      Council Tax Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to make an assessment of the effect the £150 Council Tax discount due to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether data on the number of people accessing Local Resilience Forum helplines due to financial vulnerability during...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions has he had with Local Resilience Forums on the easing of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions has he had with representatives from the Local Government Association on the easing of the...

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it the policy of the Government to prevent people who are unable to sell an empty property during the...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to allow local authorities to retain unallocated grant money from the Government's covid-19 support...

      Windrush Generation: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Windrush day 2020 is safely commemorated during the covid-19 outbreak.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of expanding the Building Safety Fund to include the...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish data on the number of private blocks above 18 metres in height that have non-ACM...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the pause on eviction notices from three months to six months during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a risk analysis of the potential effect of easing the covid-19 lockdown on local government.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Coronavirus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has (a)(i) invested and (ii) spent to date and (b) plans to spend in the next six months on covid-19-related operations.

    • Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance on the use of personal protective equipment has been issued to the armed forces when conducting covid-19 testing at mobile units; and what...

      Military Bases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to minimise the spread of covid-19 on UK military bases overseas.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 60 of the Defence Equipment Plan 2019, published on 27 February 2020, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the cost of...

      Rifles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lee Enfield No.8 small bore target rifles his Department has destroyed in the last five years; and whether his Department plans to destroy any...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the Type 45 Upkeep 2020 programme was (a) in total and (b) by sub-system (i) Sampson upgrade, (ii) LRR upgrade, and (iii) PIP project.

      *No heading*

      What steps the Government is taking to improve mental health and well-being support for armed forces personnel and their families.

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the effect on veteran welfare of closing the Veterans UK Helpline.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of relaxing the savings rules that determine eligibility for and support...

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to increase the rates of (a) income support and (b) job seekers allowance for (i) all claimants and (ii)...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has for the future role of the Health and Safety Executive.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s survey into people’s...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to provide welfare support to people with carers having to shield themselves during the covid-19 outbreak; and if she will...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether workplaces will be required to carry out a specific covid-19 risk assessment before re-opening after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who were granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (a) are protected by the equal treatment provisions of the...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has published guidance for Jobcentre Plus staff on accepting pre-settled status as sufficient proof of the right to...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department made prior to implementing the £20 a week uplift to universal credit due to the covid-19 outbreak of the...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled (a) employees and (b) business owners; and if she will make a...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received on disabled (a) employees and (b) business owners not receiving support in work as a result of the...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for claimants calling the universal credit helpline.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the the level of emergency food parcels provided by food banks in the weeks of March...

      New Enterprise Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to people in receipt of the New Enterprise Allowance on business support schemes available during the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the monthly assessment period for universal credit takes into account a claimant's...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Welfare Delivery at the Work and Pensions Select Committee on 23 April 2020, what...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to enable its officials to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of universal credit before March 2020 have not received the 1.7 per cent increase in that benefit on 6 April; and...

      Social Security Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants will receive lower benefit payments as a result of the automatic suspension of existing legacy...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the findings of the review into how the benefits system supports people nearing the end of their life and those with...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the £20 a week uplift to universal credit introduced during the covid-19 outbreak will be made permanent.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families who have made a claim for universal credit since 23 March 2020 have three or more children.

      Housing Benefit: Housing Occupancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of suspending the under-occupancy charge during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Angling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether angling is a permissible activity during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) the viability of the food and drink wholesale...

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2020 to Question 38589 on Air Pollution: Pollution Control, whether he has commissioned...

      Milk: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the milk supply chain is not disrupted during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to introduce an additional grant scheme for people working in the agricultural sector that are facing...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the conditions required to ease the lockdown include plans to (a) rebuild public confidence in the safety of the...

      Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on re-opening dog grooming parlours to ensure the welfare of animals...

      Angling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps his Department is taking to enable the early resumption of angling.

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for her Department's decision on the level of the citizenship application fee for young people.

    • Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help ensure people in immigration detention (a) at increased risk and (b) with an underlying health condition...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on providing (a) refuge and (b) asylum to the (i) Sikh and (ii) Hindu communities from...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on the well-being of children of their parents or carers having no recourse to public funds.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made to lift the no recourse to public funds restrictions by residents with leave to remain since 23 March 2020.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been resettled in the UK in each of the last three months.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detainees have been moved from Larne House detention centre in Northern Ireland to immigration detention centres in...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of funding provided to fire services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the lifting of the No Recourse to Public Funds condition have been (a) submitted and (b) granted in each of the...

      Business: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide additional support to Business Crime Reduction Partnerships during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the provisional management information on the number of arrivals at the UK border from 23 March to 5 May 2020.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set asylum support at 70 per cent of universal credit.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend the no recourse to public funds clause during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the press statement by Michel Barnier following the second round of future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom...

    • Emergencies: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government has taken to mitigate the risks identified in the National Risk Registers of Civil Emergencies, published on 14 September 2017.

      UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress the Government has made on negotiating the UK's future relationship with the EU.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of life expectancy.

      Veterans: Worcestershire.

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to support veterans and their families in Worcestershire.

      Trade Agreements: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the progress of trade negotiations with the EU.

      UK Trade with EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress the Government has made on EU trade deal negotiations; and if she will make a statement.

      Brexit and Coronavirus: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent on Facebook adverts on (a) the UK leaving the EU and (b) covid-19 in the latest 12 months for which figures are available.

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that annual pay increases for civil servants are not delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Industrial Diseases: Death Certificates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many death certificates refer to industrial disease in (a) each year since 2010, (b) March and April 2019, and (c) March and April 2020.

      UK Relations with EU: Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that the future agreement between the UK and EU contains a clause confirming the parties’ legal commitment to the provisions of...

  • Treasury

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the equity of means testing new applicants for universal credit against partner income and the absence of that...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are (a) clinically extremely vulnerable and (b) shielding other members of their household who are...

      Economic situation: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support economic recovery in Wales after the covid-19 outbreak; and whether he plans to introduce the Shared Prospeity Fund to...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2020 to Question 37780, on Revenue and Customs: Staff, how many people based at the Bathgate Pyramids Business Centre...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, what plans he has to end that scheme after the covid-19...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reverse the decision on charging interest on deferred PAYE.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue guidance on the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme for umbrella companies on whether they can claim 80 per cent of average take home pay...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timeframe is for the commencement of the review of the duration of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; if he will make it his policy to...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether small limited company directors that opted to submit payroll on an annual basis through the Basic HMRC PAYE Tools kit will be excluded by HRMC from...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a 100 per cent Government backed invoice financing programme to help companies manage...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Discriminationm

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on (a) the gender pay gap and (b) indirect...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the HM Treasury Direction on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated to reflect the guidance issued that states employees whose...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional support to SMEs such as dental and other medical practices by (a) requiring insurers to honour covid-19 claims under business...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the financial sector on endowment mortgage policies due to mature during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) businesses are using the furlough scheme and (b) employees have been furloughed in (i) Wansbeck, (ii) Northumberland, (iii) the North East and...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to enable people to check (a) if their National Insurance number is registered on the HMRC Real Time Information system, (b) the...

      European Central Bank: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the (a) UK and (b) world economy of the decision of the German Constitutional Court on...

      European Central Bank: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in the German Finance...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support the Government is providing to businesses that operate from premises with a rateable value of exactly £15,000.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will extend support provided under the Self-Employment Support Scheme to the end of June 2020.

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential long-term economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the live entertainment industry.

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a risk analysis of the potential financial effect of easing the covid-19 lockdown on (a) individuals and (b) businesses.

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether businesspersons trading under an ECAA-2 visa are eligible for support from the Government during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) regulate, (b) supervise and (c) control the sale of covert listening and filming...

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many properties receive broadband with speeds less than 30Mbps in (a) High Peak constituency, (b) Derbyshire and (c) the UK.

      Newcastle United Football Club: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) national governing bodies and (b) sports rights holders on the potential sale...

      Football: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to set-up a fan-led review of football governance, including consideration of the Owners...

      BeoutQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for International Trade on the continued activity of beoutQ in...

      Sports: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the economic value of international sport broadcasting revenues to the UK economy;...

      Tourism: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with stakeholders in the hospitality industry on the equity of single supplement charges.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of sporting organisations on the provision of...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Electronic Voting: House of Commons

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the contract for running the Commons Remote Voting system was awarded to Civica Election...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of whether there has been any reduction in the capacity of the House to scrutinise the policies of Her Majesty’s Government...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Europe: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other governments in Europe about the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May.

      Yemen: Baha'i Faith

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to President Mahdi al Mashat that the pardon for Hamed bin Haydara and five other Yemeni Baha'i, and their release...

      Saudi Arabia: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Saudi Arabia’s decision to deport 30,000 Ethiopian migrant workers, including some who are suspected of suffering from COVID-19.

      Iran: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about its COVID-19 policies and the (1) infection, and (2) death, rates in that country.

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political situation in Iraq and the efforts of its new prime minister-designate to form a new cabinet; and whether...

      Ukraine: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in ensuring a sustainable peace plan in Ukraine; and what discussions they have had with the government of Russia about European...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in concluding a comprehensive and inclusive peace agreement in Yemen.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the COVID-19 death statistics disclosed at the daily briefings.

    • Influenza: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people (1) over 65, (2) over 75, and (3) over 85 years old died of influenza in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that NHS staff and key workers have personal protective equipment and suitable reserves of equipment; and when they estimate...

      Coronavirus: Asthma and Hay Fever

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 6 April (HL2662), what assessment they have made of the particular vulnerability of hay fever and asthma...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will cite the scientific and public health evidence that they used to justify the blanket restriction on the movement of people with no underlying...

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have registered to volunteer for the NHS in England since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial strength of the companies in charge of the majority of elderly care homes.

      Care Quality Commission: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Care Quality Commission personnel have been dispatched to the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include care home deaths in the statistics reported at their COVID-19 daily briefings.

  • Department for International Development

    • Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter published in the Financial Times on 14 April, and signed by 18 African and European leaders, which called for an...

    • Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other G20 leaders to extend the agreement reached on 15 April, to suspend debt payments owed by 77 of the world’s poorest...

      Africa: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security in Africa.

      Africa: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional financial support and assistance they are providing the World Food Programme to develop an effective response to the risk of food insecurity in Africa.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance and support they are providing to (1) the Chairperson of the African Union, (2) the World Health Organisation and (3) the African Union’s...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what work the Department for International Development is funding to ensure that safe spaces are designated for women and girls where they can report abuse without...

      Rohingya: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to educate and inform Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong Camp about the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Rohingya: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any to provide additional support to Rohingya children in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Rohingya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of aid workers in the Kutupalong refugee camp; and what action, if any, they are taking as a result.

      Rohingya: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of child trafficking and child marriage in Rohingya refugee camps; and what action, if any, they are taking as a result.

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help the boats of Rohingya refugees that have been turned away from Bangladesh and Malaysia.

      Africa: Ventilators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to support African countries in manufacturing ventilators.

      Migrant Camps: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support and assistance to women and girls in refugee camps, following reports that humanitarian organisations are recalling their...

      Rohingya: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to Rohingya women survivors of violence, rape and torture now living in Bangladesh, given reports of an increase in...

      Humanitarian Aid: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help people around the world who are dependent on humanitarian assistance for food, particularly in relation to the impact of the...

      Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that religious minorities in countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have equal access to humanitarian assistance.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to universities during the COVID-19 pandemic; what guidance they have provided to universities about...

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of education, what discussions they have had with universities about adjusting tuition fees.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that vulnerable children attend school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support families who have lost access to free school breakfasts; whether such breakfasts are provided elsewhere whilst schools are...

      Supply Teachers: Employment Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they are working with supply teacher agencies to see that supply teachers are being supported.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to support apprentices who are unable to claim furlough pay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU citizens resident in the UK with pre-settled status can receive Universal Credit if otherwise eligible.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional staff members have been (1) redeployed from other parts of the civil service, and (2) hired as new staff members, to handle increases in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the total number of overseas voters on the UK electoral roll was in (1) 2001, (2) 2005, (3) 2010, (4) 2015, and (5) 2017; and what is their current estimate...

    • Diseases: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of deaths due to medical conditions other than COVID-19 since 5 March.

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a breakdown of the number of people in the UK who have died of COVID-19 (1) as a contributory, and (2) as the main, cause of...

      National Security Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the National Security Council (1) last met, and (2) will next meet. [T]

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed statutory duty of care to tackle online harms will address harms to public health; and when the full response to the Online Harms White...

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish a draft Online Harms Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to providing financial support to the national governing bodies of sports whose income has been detrimentally affected by the...

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      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider the role of Huawei in the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the UK.

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