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Written answers

Thursday, 14 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Oxford-Hereford Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department has received from Network Rail on the feasibility of the North Cotswold Line taskforce strategic outline business case.

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 39619 on Railways: Coronavirus, what assessment he has made of the difference in cost to railway...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a dedicated helpline for the elderly in response to the covid-19...

    • Social Workers: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the outbreak of covid-19 on social care workers on zero-hour contracts in South...

      Coronavirus: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he was notified that the number of critical care beds would be inadequate to deal with the predicted number of cases of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria are for removing the social distancing restrictions that the Government has put in place in response to the covid-19...

      DNACPR Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to issue guidance to (a) Clinical Commissioning Groups and (b) care homes on the use of Do Not...

      Coronavirus: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's policies to tackle covid-19 of excluding covid-19 related deaths in (a)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to introduce (a) more stringent testing at airports and (b) a period of quarantine for people entering the UK from...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that deaths from covid-19 in care homes are accurately recorded.

      Coronavirus: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the recovery rate is for people admitted to intensive care with covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 34934 on Coronavirus: Disease and Control, and the SAGE paper entitled...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement the recommendations of (a) the WHO and (b) UNHCR on ensuring that everyone can access healthcare (i)...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the Government that no death certificate issued in respect of a care home resident in England should...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether patients who have not tested positive for covid-19 should be discharged from hospitals or referred...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish daily statistics for recovery and discharge of covid-19 patients from hospital.

      Coronavirus: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2020 to Question 38618, on Detention Centres, for what reasons information on the number of covid-19...

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals to NHS Volunteer Responders have been made through the GoodSAM Responder app by (a) type of support required and (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people on average were on the waiting list for mental health services in England 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 people who have received hospital treatment for covid-19.

      NHS: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many calls have been made to the NHS staff mental health hotline in each week since 1 April 2020.

      Health Services: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the mortality rate was for (a) mental health services and (b) each NHS trust in each of the last three years.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals have been received in England for NHS Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services in each week since 1...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of NHS psychiatric wards to function effectively whilst following social distancing measures...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals were received in England for NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services in each week since 1 March 2020.

      Coronavirus: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to death certification on the operation of covid-19 data gathering.

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS volunteer responders have been cleared to undertake tasks to support the NHS; and whether it is his...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is sufficient interoperability between NHS England and NHS Wales IT systems for the effective operation of a test, trace...

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure the adequacy of staffing levels in the social care sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the privacy protective gateway between the covid-19 contact tracing app and the NHSX covid-19 data platform will work; and whether...

      Psychiatric Patients: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many deaths have been notified due to covid-19 where the place of death is a mental health unit or ward.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials of his Department have had with universities on preparations to accommodate the planned increase in student...

      Carers: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support his Department is providing to young carers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Industrial Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that industrial chest disease is examined as a potential cause of death in the event that a...

      Industrial Diseases: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of relaxing legislation on the completion of death certificates on the number of...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 41469, what payments the NHS has made to the private sector since the beginning of March...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether (a) UK direct or (b) multilateral aid to the Palestinian Authority provides any financial or in-kind support to schools named...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a year 13 student who is (a) employed or (b) volunteering full-time during the covid-19 oubreak is classified as (i) a mid-year leaver or (ii)...

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his announcement on 1 May 2020 that schools could reopen on 1 June 2020, what his Department's policy is on pupils who live with...

      Special Educational Needs and Disability (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which organisations he consulted before bringing forward the Special Educational Needs and Disability (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of school closures on the education of children with a statement of special education needs; and what steps...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Children: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 4350 on Children: Restraint Techniques, when the Charlie Taylor review on restraint techniques and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his department will publish data on the number of blocks between 11 metres and 18 metres in height that have (a)...

    • Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will issue updated guidance to landlords on rent liability for tenants as a result of the covid-19...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will issue updated guidance for tenants on how to manage rent arrears as a result of the covid-19...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to extend the time limit for local authorities to retain the proceeds of right to buy...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on their plans to support their domestic defence industries after the covid-19 pandemic.

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to support Government procurement during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of families on universal credit in 2018-19 in (a) Salford and (b) Worsley and Eccles South...

    • Universal Credit: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the roll-out of universal credit in (a) the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and (b)...

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to implement social distancing in Jobcentre Plus branches.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of her Department's ability to undertake (a) work capability and (b) disability assessments remotely.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her timetable is for the resumption of her Department's (a) work capability and (b) disability assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for personal independence payment were made in (a) March and (b) April 2020.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that personal independence payments made following a decision by an Appeals Tribunal are automatically...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to monitor the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on its goal of supporting one million more disabled people into work.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Developing a National Food Strategy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish an interim report on the independent review led by Henry Dimbleby entitled Developing a National...

    • Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce a moratorium on wildlife trade entering the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what roles (a) her Department and (b) the Government have in the review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

    • Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to release detainees from immigration removal centres in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps she is taking...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is for applicants to receive a decision from her Department after filing a change of conditions application to...

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the serious violence taskforce last met.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died from covid-19 in the UK, by faith group.

    • Death: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people who have died from covid-19 in the UK had underlying health conditions.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to release sex-disaggregated data on covid-19 victims.

      Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a comparative assessment of the number of people who died from (a) heart attacks, (b) cancer, (c) strokes and (d) flu from 1 January to...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to co-ordinate the stockpiling of non-medical face masks for public use during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that civil servants who are unable to work remotely during the covid-19 outbreak have (a) access to personal...

      Climate Change Cabinet Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many times the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change has met since its establishment.

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many BAME people have died in Leicester as a result of contracting covid-19.

      Civil Partnerships and Marriage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date (a) weddings and (b) civil partnerships with (i) a small number of guests and (ii) social distancing measures can resume.

  • Treasury

    • Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have registered as self-employed with HMRC since 6 April 2019.

    • Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential merits of removing the no recourse to public funds conditions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme have been refused.

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on consumer spending of reducing the rate of VAT during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Leisure and Service Industries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of leisure and hospitality businesses that would benefit from an increase in the business rate relief...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of self-employed workers who have been excluded from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Treasury: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has undertaken an equality impact assessment of his Department's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish further guidance for charities on accessing Government support during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 5 May 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10460.

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support the road haulage industry after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on long-term support for businesses who have been...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of his Department's covid-19 support schemes for (a) small businesses, (b) SMEs and (c) large...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of self-employed workers in the creative sector that are not...

    • Arts and Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing financial support packages for (a) music, (b)...

      Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the Angling Trust report entitled When We Fish...

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the entertainment sector on long-term support for freelancers who...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress he has made in discussions with Ofcom on the regulation of online harms.

      Royal Parks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with representatives of Royal Parks on (a) extending cycle routes, (b) upgrading cycle route...

      Angling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43023 on Angling: Coronavirus, whether the Government's guidance on angling...

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the package of measures to ensure freight capacity support announced by the Secretary of State for Transport on 24 April, consideration was...

    • Road Works

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 April (HL3179), when they intend to publish the updated version four of the Specification for the...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government plans they have to require social distancing on flights (1) within, (2) arriving in, or (3) leaving, the UK. [T]

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Walls and Fences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of Turkey about reports that it (1) has erected fences around Bilbile district and elsewhere in Afrin...

    • Afghanistan: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the situation in Afghanistan.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Football

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of football matches held in England before 23 March on the spread of COVID-19.

    • Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity in the UK to manufacture personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of, on average, how many items of each type of personal protection equipment are required on a daily basis by (1) the National Health...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they recommend an isolation period of seven days after symptoms of COVID-19 have ended for those who live alone, as opposed to the recommended fourteen-day...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce ‘step-in’ rights as a condition to granting COVID-19 research funding for the issuing of non-exclusive licenses if a...

      Coronavirus: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reissued COVID-19 guidance to those working with people who are homeless or drug or alcohol dependent; and, if not, whether they plan to do so.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) surgical gowns, (2) N95 masks, and (3) surgical masks, are currently being held in central stocks in the UK; how many of each have (a) been...

      Protective Clothing: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of personal protective equipment that has been held at Heathrow Airport customs since 29 March; and what steps they...

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many critical care beds there were in each NHS region, excluding those in Nightingale hospitals, on (1) 16 March, (2) 23 March, (3) 30 March, (4) 6 April, (5)...

      Health and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates in 2020 the initial audits were first conducted of the need for protective personal equipment in (1) the NHS, and (2) care services.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home guidance, published on 2 April, does not include guidance for care homes on (1)...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the evidence base behind the suggestion, set out in their Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home guidance, published on 2...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home guidance, published on 2 April, does not (1) acknowledge the risk of anxiety,...

      Care Homes: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve infection control in care homes.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the guidance that allows people in hospital who have (1) dementia, (2) a learning disability, or (3) autism, to be allowed to have a visitor during any...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the responsibilities of pharmacies are in respect of their duties to employees and the public in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Swine Flu: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures that were recommended following the Swine flu pandemic in 2009 relating to future pandemics were subsequently implemented in the UK.

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, towards instigating an independent inquiry into the number of deaths of BAME NHS and care staff due to COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) mean, (2) mode, and (3) median, incubation period for COVID-19.

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many critical care beds are currently in use, and how that compares to the total number available.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at what state of readiness Nightingale hospitals will be maintained if and when it is decided they will no longer accept new admissions.

      Surgery: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the capability, and (2) the capacity, of the private acute healthcare sector to assist in the reduction of waiting...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment was made of the options for developing contact tracing applications.

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian aid they have provided to the Makhmur refugee camp since 1998.

    • Coronavirus: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks made by the United Nations’ poverty expert that (1) their response to COVID-19 has been “utterly...

      World Trade Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the World Health Organisation about the impact of the suspension of funding by the United States on its ability to lead...

      World Trade Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase UK funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a consequence of the suspension of funding to the WHO by the United States.

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have provided to the Palestinian authorities in Gaza to assist with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular in regard to...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will monitor and report on the impact of the relaxation of regulations for supporting vulnerable children.

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to act to ensure that no UK university will become (1) insolvent, and (2) unable to operate, as a result of restrictions in place to address...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at which prisons temporary cells are being created; and how many temporary cells are to be provided in each such prison.

    • Administration of Justice: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the administration of justice, and in particular on (1) victim services, (2) litigants in person,...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) restore the position of Directors of Public Health as executive board members of local authorities, (2) review local authority staffing...

    • Community Land Trusts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the role played by community land trusts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the future contribution of such trusts to...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representation they have received on making further relaxations to permitted development rights to allow additional storeys to be built on...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the reduction of National Non Domestic Rates (NNDR) receipts in 2020/21 as a result of COVID-19, and what discussions have they...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to end any temporary restrictions in place for the (1) sale, and (2) purchase, of residential property. [T]

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many couples making joint claims have been so far included in the Move to Universal Credit pilot scheme; how many of those have been moved to Universal Credit;...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Farming: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative analysis they have undertaken of the number of dairy farmers affected by COVID-19 provided (1) in the letter sent to Peers by Lord Gardiner of...

    • Milk: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage those dairy processors and farmers who have not participated in the scheme to reduce milk supply by around five per cent to...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the age limit for new entrants under the points-based immigration system will be.

    • Surveillance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers have been granted to (1) police, and (2) other bodies, for the use of drones and other surveillance technology in order to enforce their...

      Police: Overseas Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving police officers are working overseas.

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

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable parents of children born since the implementation of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to have their child’s birth registered.

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

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have suspended the registration of births during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Birth Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the absence of a birth certificate would prevent a mother travelling abroad with her new-born baby.

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

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long the suspension of registration of births will continue; and what measures have been put in place to allow babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic to...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

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

      Refugees: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have committed in funding to reception centres for displaced people at the border in northern France, as pledged in Articles 2(a) and 4 of the 2018...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are continuing to return people crossing the Channel by boat directly to France during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Refugees: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK Border Force is continuing to detain people in short-term holding facilities on the northern French coast during the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, what...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied migrant children from refugee camps in Greece they have committed to allow into the UK since 1 January; when such children will be received...

      Greece: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the difficulties of social distancing in refugee camps in Greece, what (1) financial, (2) medical, and (3) infrastructure, support they have provided...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance the Home Office has given to immigration control officials at airports, regarding the need to identify any persons entering the United Kingdom from...

      Email and Telephone Services: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their policy is on the reporting by the public of fraudulent and phishing emails and telephone calls; to what email addresses or on what web pages such...

      Migrant Workers: Health Professions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what immigration charges, if any, are payable by medical staff who are non-UK citizens to enable them to practise in the UK.

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have, if any, of how many people coming into the UK in (1) February, (2) March, and (3) April, had COVID-19.

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the deaths of two children in the Borough of Redbridge on 26 April and reports on the level of domestic abuse nationally, what support and...

      Right of Abode: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 March (HL2050), whether they have received the requests of 64 Hong Kong Military...

      Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 January, the statement that “for detention to be lawful, there must be a realistic...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to date of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse; and when they estimate that Inquiry will conclude.

      Human Trafficking: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to identify and protect victims of human trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cabinet Office

    • House of Lords: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord True on 4 May (HL Deb, col 373), what plans they have to name those responsible for speaking to the Sunday Times about...

  • Treasury

    • Legal Profession: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to support (1) female, (2) BAME, and (3) new practising, lawyers who have been affected by a loss of earnings as a result of...

    • Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to revive the economy following the lifting of restrictions put in place to address COVID-19.

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they (1) have had, and (2) intend to have, with the devolved administrations about their plans for the revival of the UK economy following the...

      Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance relating to customs they intend to provide to Northern Ireland businesses that will be trading within the UK internal market after January 2021.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to help (1) artists, and (2) self-employed people working in the creative industries, to recoup costs incurred in the production of...

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