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Written answers

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the (a) Civil Aviation Authority and (b) Airlines UK on planning for an increase in...

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the systems in place to refund rail season tickets.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail season ticket holders on the (a) Southeastern and (b) GTR Southern network have been unable to claim a refund for unused travel on their...

      Aviation and Package Holidays: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure travel operators are providing cash refunds for cancelled (a) flights and (b) package holidays.

      East West Railway Company: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with the East-West Rail Company prior to their tender for diesel units; and what assessment he has made of the merits of that...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of late payments and non-payments for services provided in the road transport industry and (b) potential...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of enabling mobile hairdressers to work during the...

    • STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what guidance his Department has issued to (a) funding bodies and (b) universities in relation to STEM PhD students that...

      Temporary Accommodation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to support small hotels and bed and breakfasts by temporarily suspending fees for (a)...

      Restaurants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of adherence to social distancing guidance in takeaway restaurant kitchens.

      Biofuels: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental effect of subsidies to (a) Drax Power Station in Selby and...

      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 value of Small Business rate relief that businesses in (a) Leeds, (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Repatriation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist the repatriation of people on (a) spouse and (b) family visas during the covid-19...

    • Saudi Arabia: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) assessments were undertaken in respect of security, justice and...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 5529, whether it remains the Government’s policy that Israeli...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

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

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timetable is for repatriating all UK citizens awaiting repatriation to the UK from India.

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his criteria are for scheduling additional special charter flights from India to the UK after 11 May 2020 as a result of...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to re-open the portal for UK travellers stranded in India wanting to register an interest in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to monitor the effect of emergency legislation on Coronavirus on recipients of social care.

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who have died from covid-19 to date had underlying health problems.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support he has put in place for people working in the care sector responding to increased numbers of people dying as a...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that personal protective equipment provided to NHS workers tackling the covid-19 outbreak is...

      Coronavirus: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including patients that are recovering from major operations in the...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to expedite procurement processes for personal protective equipment.

      Breastfeeding: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to grant human milk bank workers key worker status to ensure milk collection and distribution is not affected...

      Breastfeeding: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide additional funding to scale up milk banks to help meet demand for donor milk during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the value of the role of local commercial laundries in cleaning contaminated bedding and other substantial...

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date his Department most recently undertook a rehearsal exercise for a pandemic; what outcomes his Department identified from...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the contact details for a team in his Department that companies able to supply large quantities of PPE from abroad can...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department took prior to the covid-19 outbreak to (a) prepare for and (b) mitigate the effect of a pandemic; and whether...

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of equipping frontline NHS staff with general service respirators from military and...

      Care Homes: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase pay for care workers in line with the national living wage.

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the long-term effect on cancer research of the suspension and cancellation of clinical trials.

      Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's guidance on the use of personal protective equipment, whether (a) naso-gastric or (b) naso-jejunal...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will urgently make it his policy to include people living with (a) pulmonary fibrosis and (b) the after-effects of polio in the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the 27 February 2020 WHO interim guidance on the use of...

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Public Health England and (b) professional bodies on ensuring that guidance on personal...

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to include (a) Harrow, (b) Barnet and (c) Brent in any future contact tracing pilot to tackle covid-19; and if he will...

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to front line NHS and care workers on the reuse of personal protective equipment.

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) quantity and (b) items of personal protective equipment were transported from Turkey to the UK by the RAF on 20 April 2020.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have already taken part in cancer screening and are required to have follow up tests are receiving those tests during...

      Mental Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the current availability of level 3 PPE in 24-hour mental health wards on the ability of...

      Mental Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure frontline staff on mental health wards are trained to use FFP3 masks safely.

      Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of FFP3 masks available in the social care sector.

      Cancer: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure people living in Rother Valley constituency receive their urgent referral cancer test results in two weeks.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of the chemical reagents required for covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the names of all covid-19 tests that are currently in use.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the false-negative rate of each covid-19 test.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the names of each covid-19 test that has been used by the NHS and that is no longer in use; and for what reasons each...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for oncology services that are provided outside hospital settings.

      Palliative Care: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish guidance on palliative care for children and young people in community and hospice settings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      General Practitioners: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to prevent a shortfall of GPs qualifying in 2020 due to the cancellation of the postgraduate assessments (a)...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the reasons why covid-19 disproportionately affects...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the decision to appoint Trevor Phillips to lead a review into the effect of covid-19 on BAME communities was made; and whether he...

      Coronavirus: Death

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

      Protective Clothing: Disease Control

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

      Dietary Supplements: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to regulate the advertisement of vitamins and diet supplements on (a) social media and (b) other...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the £60,000 guarantee on death in service benefits for frontline health and care staff during the covid-19 outbreak will be...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional items of personal protective equipment were bought in response to the recommendations of the New and Emerging...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to publish the findings of Exercise Cygnus.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings by the Royal College of Physicians...

      Health Professions: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on female clinicians of the design of face masks used as personal protective equipment.

      Carers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to mandate local authorities to provide protect equipment to (a) care workers employed by private companies...

      Coronavirus: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the results of clinical trials from publicly funded research on covid-19 are (a)...

      PANDORA: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2020 to Question 38926, how much funding the Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief...

      Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adult ADHD (a) tests and (b) diagnoses have taken place in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland in each month from...

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support has been made available to people living with cancer, whose treatment has been interrupted as a result of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what redress mechanisms for data subjects are in place in respect of the personal data collected by the new covid-19 tracing app being...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that the publicly funded research and development costs of (a) a vaccine for covid-19 and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement an official NHS flag in recognition of health workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) people with learning disabilities and autism and (b) other people are not unlawfully having Do...

      Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will update NHS England guidance to allow patients with suspected ovarian cancer to be referred for a CA125 blood test and...

      General Practitioners: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) GPs and (b) GP vacancies there are in the North East of England; and how many and what proportion of GPs are employed on a...

      General Practitioners: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to review the use of locum GPs in the North East of England.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of alcohol consumption during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of illegal drug use during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the availability of inpatient NHS alcohol detoxification beds in (a) the UK, (b) London and (c) Suffolk...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff were employed by each mental health trust in (a) 2010 and (b) 2019.

      Coronavirus: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to offer psychological support to the family members of people who have died with covid-19.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional resources his Department has allocated to NHS Mental Health Services since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many two week urgent cancer referrals there were in (a) April 2019 (b) April 2020 for suspected (i) breast cancer, (ii) bowel cancer,...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he held discussions with his counterparts in the (a) Welsh Government, (b) Scottish Government and (c) Northern Ireland Executive...

      Clinical Trials: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating their plasma to a...

  • Department for International Development

    • Migrant Camps: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) international partners on protecting refugees in UNHCR camps and...

    • UK-Africa Investment Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost to the public purse was of the UK Africa Investment Summit held on 20 January 2020; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to rebate students on their university fees for the period of the covid-19 lockdown.

    • Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of international students planning to study in the UK from September 2020; and what plans he has to mitigate...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that the Edenred school voucher system includes the Co-op stores.

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on the dropout rate of low-income students from higher education programmes.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of postponing the introduction of the reception...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many families with children that are eligible for free school meals have received vouchers under the national voucher scheme in (a) the London...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with internet providers about ensuring online access is free to education services during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the national voucher scheme over future school holidays during the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of self-harm by prisoners have been recorded in (a) February, (b) March and (c) April 2020.

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women in prison have died by suicide in (i) January, (ii) February, (iii) March and (iv) April 2020.

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women in prison have died from natural causes that may have been exacerbated by contracting covid-19.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff have been tested for covid-19 to date.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ethnic background is of prisoners who have (a) tested positive for covid-19 and (b) died due to covid-19.

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what new contracts have been signed to deliver additional electronic tagging capacity for the temporary release scheme during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Solicitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to identify the number of (a) chambers and (b) solicitors firms facing financial difficulties due to the covid-19...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications have been made for legal aid to the Legal Aid Agency in each of the last 12 months; and what proportion of those applications were...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what was the (a) mean and (b) median number of days (i) women and (ii) men spent remanded in custody in each of the last five years.

      Remand in Custody: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of women held on remand in the year to March 2020.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made on the implementation of the Female Offender Strategy.

      Prisons: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the 2017 review by Lord Farmer entitled Importance of strengthening prisoners' family ties to prevent reoffending and reduce...

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners who have displayed symptoms of covid-19 have been (a) isolated and (b) tested for the disease; and if he will...

      Prison Officers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what level of financial bonus each band of prison officer is entitled to receive under the Payment Plus Bonus Scheme during the covid-19 outbreak; and...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of pregnant prison staff by each grade who are (a) working from home, (b) furloughed and...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether HM Prison & Probation Service plans to seek agreement with staff trades unions in advance of taking a decision to relax prison measures...

      Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of probation staff to maintain social distancing while working in approved premises during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for International Trade

    • BAE Systems: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department last used its powers under Article 31 of the Export Control Order 2008 to undertake an ad hoc inspection of BAE...

    • Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations she has received from the automotive industry on potential changes to the UK's international trade agreement with Japan.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to engage with Local Resilience Forums on the effect of easing lockdown measures on the...

    • Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to engage with the Local Government Association on public services preparing for business as...

      Religion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what Government financial support is being provided to faith groups, institutions and organisations in (a) Newport...

      Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support people with alcohol and other drug problems who have been newly housed...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how homelessness accommodation providers can apply for financial support through the coronavirus funding package for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total amount of foreign exchange rate losses attached to MOD defence programmes was in the last financial year.

    • Animal Experiments: Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any projects involving the use of live animals in scientific procedures at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, were part...

      Animal Experiments: Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing females of a litter of triplets from the breeding programme of marmosets at the Defence...

      Veterans UK: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) systems and (b) processes are required to be introduced to ensure that Veterans UK is able provide its full portfolio of benefit services while...

      Veterans: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department provides to veterans that are waiting for pension decisions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Terrorism: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support he is providing to the Government of Mozambique to tackle jihadists in north eastern Mozambique.

      War Widows: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternative methods to reinstating war widow's pensions for war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005 his Department is assessing to mitigate...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have had their payments reduced as a result of deductions for court fines in each of the last five years.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the average processing time for new personal independence payment claims for each month from April 2019 to...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new personal independence payment claims were accepted (a) with and (b) without a telephone assessment in each week since 1 March 2020.

      Universal Credit: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2020 to Questions 38941 and 38942 on Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper, if she will place in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 37988 on Social Security Benefits, if she will make it her Department's policy to write to...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 37990 on Social Security Benefits, how many mandatory reconsiderations of (a) employment...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by her Department as decision makers with responsibility for making decisions on mandatory...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to help ensure the health and safety of people returning to work when the covid-19 lockdown measures are eased.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allow people who have the ability to work on their current visa but have no access to public funds to be temporarily granted...

    • Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to permanently exempt (a) NHS staff and (b) the families of NHS staff from the Immigration Health Surcharge.

      Prevent Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the timetable announced by her Department in April 2019 for appointing an Independent Reviewer of Prevent remains in place; and...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria her Department uses to (a) commission and (b) monitor the services which support the Prevent Strategy.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 3275 on Action Fraud, what steps her Department is taking to increase the capacity of...

      Migrant Workers: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant indefinite leave to remain for all foreign nationals working in the NHS.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • *No heading*

      What support his Department is providing to the health service in Northern Ireland during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of abortion services in Northern Ireland.

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the requirement that staff furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme not to undertake any...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Service Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce a tapered furlough scheme under the Coronovirus Job Retention Scheme for the (a) hospitality, (b) tourism and (c) others...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business. Energy and Industrial Strategy on ensuring that business owners with a UK payroll but...

      Social Enterprises: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will permit social impact financiers to provide fast, low interest loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to (a)...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is reaching all those...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Legal Profession

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) barristers and (b) solicitors have made applications to the Self-employment Income Support Scheme during the covid-19 outbreak; and how many...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Legal Profession

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been received by (a) barristers and (b) solicitors through the self-employment Income Support Scheme due to the covid-19 outbreak to date.

      European Union Solidarity Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the EU Solidarity Fund has made any payments to member states in response to the covid-19 pandemic; and whether the Government has applied for...

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a business rates freeze for small retail, tourism and leisure commercial units which are currently...

      Bureaux de Change: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend business rates relief to bureaux de change businesses.

      Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the investigations by HMRC that have been suspended as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Stamp Duties: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the threshold for stamp duty to help support the property market during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Supply Teachers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making substitute teachers eligible to benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Bounce Back Loan scheme will be made available to businesses that bank with Cash Plus and other online lenders and that cannot open new...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the level of need for an extension of the furlough period beyond its current end date.

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of business rates on the financial sustainability of haulage companies during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to delay his Department's policy of extending the roll-out of off-payroll rules.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to businesses of extending the roll-out of pay-roll tax rules to the private sector.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has under the conditions of entitlement to the furlough scheme to enable furloughed company directors to undertake actions necessary to...

      Tax Avoidance: Rother Valley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people that will be made bankrupt in Rother Valley constituency as a result of accelerated payment notices in...

      Child Benefit: Rother Valley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children there are in households to which the high income child benefit charge applies in Rother Valley constituency.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) change the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 19 March cut-off date eligibility criterion from RTI submission date to contract start date and...

      Zoos Support Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchquer, what the Barnett consequentials are for each of the devolved nations from the Zoo Support Fund.

      Maternity Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending maternity pay for people affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Agriculture: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to include agricultural businesses in the support packages introduced by the Government.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will issue guidance to big businesses using the Job Retention Scheme to not issue large bonuses to their executives.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether public sector organisations are able to furlough former employees who left their employment or after 28 February 2020 and who are unable to...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employees that are eligible for furlough that have been made unemployed.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether respite and day carers for children and adults that are unable to work as a result of the covid-19 outbreak are eligible for financial support from...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what methodology was used to estimate the number of companies affected by the proposals in the Online Harms White Paper.

    • Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance the Government has provided to people (a) financially affected by and (b) addicted to loot boxes in video games.

      Radio: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that Arqiva provides commercial radio broadcasters with equitable financial...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will publish the criteria being used for charities to receive part of the £360 million direct from...

      Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he is putting in place to keep young people safe online during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Science: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres' proposal for an...

      Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will meet representatives of the (a) Independent Community News Network and (b) Public Interest News Foundation to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 24 April of an emergency fund to support transport links to the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly, how much of the £10.5...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the publication of their Full Business Case – High Speed 2 Phase One, published on 15 April, why “spend up to the end of 2019 has been...

      Transport: Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many passengers, and (2) what volume of cargo, travelled from (a) Tunisia to the UK, and (b) the UK to Tunisia, in each of the last five years.

      Ports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to UK ports who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce COVID-19 screening of all incoming international passengers and air crew at all UK airports; and why such measures have not...

      Heathrow Airport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what applications or approaches have been made for financial assistance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic by Heathrow Airport Ltd since 1 March.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to Her Majesty's Treasury of running train and bus services, under new arrangements put in place by the Government...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have requested, or required, reductions in executive remuneration, bonuses and other executive benefits in return for additional subsidies of train...

      Farnborough Airport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many flights of private aircraft (1) landed, and (2) departed, from Farnborough Airport from the start of lockdown on 17 March to 14 April; and what measures...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that passengers (1) arriving in, and (2) departing from, the UK by private aircraft follow COVID-19-related social distancing...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require airline passengers and crew to have their temperature tested on arrival and departure from the UK.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support rail freight through the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Freight: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and plan to have, with (1) The Road Haulage Association, and (2) The Freight Transport Association, about the negotiations on the...

      Coronavirus: New Zealand

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the success of New Zealand in dealing with COVID-19, what plans they have to emulate the measures taken in that country, particularly those in regard to...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to asking Network Rail to convene a meeting with an independent chairman with wide operating experience to identify ways of...

      Cycling and Walking: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create more space for walking and cycling during the COVID-19-related lockdown.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend their financial support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic to small businesses that do not have their own...

    • Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for a list of attendees at each of the meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies that have taken place since 1 January.

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 4 May of the support package for higher education providers as a result of the impact of COVID-19, what criteria they will use...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about its recent proposed annexation of territory in the West Bank.

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the recent proposal of the government of Israel to annex territory in the West Bank at the next meeting of the UN Security Council.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about its plans to commence discussions from 1 July on applying Israeli sovereignty to Jewish...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) EU member states, and (2) the United States, about the government of Israel’s intention to commence discussions from...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any decision by the government of Israel to unilaterally annex part of the West Bank after 1 July on the viability...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 February (HL1282), what steps they intend to take in response to the government of Israel's actions...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether information on grave violations of international law against children in situations of armed conflict is taken into account during Overseas Security and...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times, in the last three calendar years, following assessment via the Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessment process, UK justice or security...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take, in collaboration with the EU, to prevent any annexation of the West Bank by the government of Israel.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the number of Palestinian children imprisoned by Israeli authorities, in particular regard to...

      Gaza: Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that Israeli forces levelled Palestinian farmland and fired teargas at farmers in Gaza.

      Hebron: Crimes against Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of violent behaviour of Israeli settlers under the protection of Israeli forces...

      Hebron: Land

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about the reported plan approved by Israel's Attorney General to confiscate Palestinian land...

      Hebron: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to protect the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in the light of its listing as a Unesco World Heritage site.

      Press Freedom: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which countries have used COVID-19 as a pretext to introduce restrictive measures against independent media outlets...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the statistics published by Military Court Watch showing that in February, of the Palestinian...

      Israel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reporting that Israel has had a role in spreading COVID-19; what steps they are taking to address any fake news about such a...

      Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish, in draft, any secondary legislation relating to the introduction of a Magnitsky-style sanction regime prior to any such...

      Human Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the widespread global lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19, what assessment they have made of reports that some governments, particularly those...

      Sri Lanka: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international partners about action on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish guidance for local authorities on (1) treatment, (2) care, and (3) funding for people with dementia, during the COVID-19 pandemic;...

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to spare capacity for COVID-19 testing being used to facilitate the testing of Parliamentarians, particularly those aged over 70.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to increase the UK’s COVID-19 testing capability; and whether the UK is on target to meet 100,000 tests a day.

      Exercise Cygnus: Influenza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Exercise Cygnus, carried out in October 2016, into the resilience of the NHS to deal with an influenza pandemic.

      Exercise Cygnus: NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps were taken in response to the results of Exercise Cygnus, carried out in October 2016, to build capacity in the NHS in relation to the provision of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the COVID-19 testing policy for hospital patients that have been discharged to nursing and care homes over the last four weeks.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many operations to treat cancer have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what assessment have they made of when such operations could resume.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the five most prevalent underlying linked causes of COVID-19 death other than age.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their guidance Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home, published on 2 April, and the supplementary guidance, published on 17...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accident and emergency departments have closed in (1) Lancashire, and (2) England, since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK.

      Pharmacy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the families of pharmacists and their staff who have died from COVID-19 will be eligible for the death in service payments announced by the Secretary...

      Dairy Products: NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of dairy bought by the NHS in England in each of the last 12 months that was produced by UK dairy farmers.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review data from the COVID-19 spread on the Diamond Princess cruise ship to inform decisions in regard to ending the lockdown.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the scientific advice relating to the decision to allow mass gatherings such as the Cheltenham Festival in March.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the scientific information provided by their scientific advisors relating to COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports by researchers at the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome that they have developed a vaccine that can neutralise...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing non-governmental organisations to help the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Humanitarian Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they (1) have made, and (2) intend to make, to the United Nations COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of vulnerable students who are not attending the available school places for those with special educational needs.

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the long-term educational benefits of educational material provided by public service broadcasters to children who cannot attend...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on home working for parents whilst schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what assessment they have made of the benefits of...

      Supported Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the welfare of young people in unregulated accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect teaching and non-teaching staff from COVID-19 when schools re-open.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 13 March (HL2079), whether any regional workshops on the annual reviews of Education, Health and Care...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made as part of their COVID-19 emergency planning to ensure that local authorities have adequate funding for children with child protection...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact on the finances of UK universities of students being based at home and not using university accommodation for the (1)...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Oral Questions

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are, if any, to publish a record of the length of time taken by members of the House to ask supplementary questions.

    • House of Lords: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what arrangements have been made to support parliamentary staff working for the House during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Sheltered Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support or funding they are giving to support sheltered-housing providers, including information, training, personal protective equipment and other provision...

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were sleeping rough in England and Wales (1) between November and December 2019, (2) in January 2020, (3) in February 2020, and (4) in March 2020.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the Everyone In initiative, local authorities should continue to support people into self-contained emergency accommodation regardless of priority...

      Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) amount, and (2) percentage, of the £3.2 billion funding announced for local authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak will be dedicated to support...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make permanent housing and support, including the Housing First model, the default option for people with complex needs who had previously...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to recruit former personnel who were discharged on disciplinary grounds for the Armed Forces.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plants: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on plant disease of trees and shrubs brought from mainland Europe to the UK.

    • Peat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what volume of peat and peat-based products were sold in each of the last five years; what volume of peat was extracted from the UK in each of the last five years;...

      Horticulture: Peat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of when commercial horticulture will have ceased using peat and peat-based products.

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow local authorities to re-open household waste recycling centres.

      Rights of Way: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue guidance on the rights of access to public rights of way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Dairy Farming: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing in relation to the measures to react to SARS-CoV-2 to support the adoption of agroecological farming practices in the dairy sector, which...

      Oilseed Rape: Pests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any evidence that unrestrained depredation by cabbage stem flea beetle of oil seed rape prevents the growth of that crop; and...

      Dairy Products and Meat: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that UK meat and dairy products are properly labelled from farm to fork.

      Agricultural Products: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage UK consumers to support UK farmers by buying their meat, dairy and vegetable products during the current COVID-19 crisis.

      Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to grant schemes to support dairy and tenant farmers.

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to work with supermarkets to ensure that anyone at increased risk from COVID-19 or with a disability under the Equality Act 2010, of any...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure long-term sustainability of the British dairy sector; and whether service contracts have been checked to ensure that all...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they sought from the government of Romania any assurances that Romanian citizens coming to undertake agricultural or horticultural harvesting work in the...

      Food Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the poll by the Food Foundation, published on 4 May, which found that five million people in UK households with...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Statutory Instruments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rule requiring statutory instruments to be laid before Parliament at least 21 days before coming into force remains applicable as a default...

    • Identity Cards: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a COVID-19-related identity card system after lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

  • Treasury

    • Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of self-employed artists to access COVID-19 financial support schemes.

    • Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide quickly accessible grants and loans to (1) artists, and (2) self-employed people working in the creative industries,...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the (1) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and (2) Self-employment Income Support Scheme, to artists and others in the...

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure private creditors comply with the agreement reached by G20 leaders on 15 April to suspend debt payments owed by 77 of the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to bring forward the start date for the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

      Life insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they intend to provide to (1) consumers, and (2) insurers, about endowment policies that are set to mature during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Care Homes: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a care provider that is a (1) registered charity, (2) not-for-profit organisation, and (3) for-profit organisation, is required to pay value added tax...

      Emergencies: Risk Assessment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding was allocated for preparations to counter the National Security Risk Assessment Tier 1 risk of pandemic in each year from 2010 to 2019.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist businesses using director’s capital or loans rather than third party loans.

      Arts: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of businesses in the creative sector with a turnover of less than £6.5 million that do not qualify for (1) a small...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop long-term COVID-19 recovery plans for businesses which (1) stimulate demand, and (2) address any increase in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Science: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to science and discovery centres which are not eligible for the support available to museums and cultural organisations.

    • Public Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to assist libraries to loan more audio books and e-books during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what conversations, if any, they have had...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of prison cells in England and Wales do not contain a toilet.

    • Prisosners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to involve prisoners in the production of personal protection equipment.

      Legal Aid Scheme and Trials: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) financial impact of COVID-19 on legal aid lawyers, and (2) the long-term impact of court trials that need to be restarted...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk posed to legal aid lawyers who have to attend police stations and psychiatric hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were, are, or will be within two months of the end of their release date in (1) March, (2) April, (3) May, and (4) June 2020.

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