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Written answers

Monday, 18 May 2020

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department is providing to dental nurses who are redeployed to hospital wards during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Speech and Language Therapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans Public Health England has to update the guidance published on 6 April 2020 entitled Covid-19 infection prevention and control...

      Coronavirus: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is collecting data on the gender of people (a) reporting symptoms of, (b) returning a positive test for, (c)...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff have been tested for covid-19 in each trust in England.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been treated in urgent dental care hubs (a) in total and (b) by hub.

      Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new ventilators have been manufactured in the UK since 31 January 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions the Government has decided not to follow the advice of its medical and scientific advisers on how to tackle...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to restore NHS services promptly that have been temporarily closed at (a) Chorley and South...

      NHS Trusts: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on NHS trusts working with local manufacturers and businesses to secure supply of personal protective equipment; and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 34316, what data his Department collects on the testing of close contacts of...

      Ventilators: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the production of ventilators.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of adapting and using the eCDOP system, which records child deaths...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to give local authorities timely access to (a) SAGE and COBRA planning assumptions and (b) the NHSX...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the performance of (a) reusable respirator hoods designed at Southampton University, (b) reusable surgical...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the advice submitted to his Department by Public Health England on the provision and use of personal protective equipment was last...

      Carers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost of supplying personal protective equipment to personal carers for disabled...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people in (a) England and (b) Rother Valley constituency are clinically obese.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is for NHS England's review of the existing criteria to determine who should receive letters asking them to shield at...

      Children's Air Ambulance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the Children’s Air Ambulance charity during the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the covid-19 tracing app will work in rural areas with poor access to mobile networks and broadband.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the clinically-led review of NHS Access Standards.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether individuals who download the covid-19 contact tracing app will be able to delete their data after it has been uploaded to the...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the central database of the covid-19 Tracking app uses software provided by Palantir.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what permissions the Government has (a) sought and (b) obtained from Apple for the use of the NHS test, trace and track app on iPhones.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the 18,000 contract tracers to be recruited will be (a) under a contract with private sector organisations and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how he plans to recruit contact tracers to track cases of covid-19; how many contact tracers will be required; whether he plans to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients can still approach their local GP surgery to (a) book and (b) attend vital...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the funding required to bridge the skills gap for primary care professionals that want to form a primary...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of GDPR legislative framework on the Government's covid-19 testing and...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the protection of personal data within the coronavirus tracing app.

      Care Homes and Hospitals: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 34959, when the 2,050 portals for social contact in health settings will be active;...

      Coronavirus: Pulse Oximetry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of encouraging households to obtain and learn how to use a pulse oximeter as an...

      Urology: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the supply chain for (a) urinary catheters and...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 35010 on Aviation: Coronavirus, how many inbound passengers were screened for covid-19...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 220 to Question 35010 on Aviation: Coronavirus, if he will publish the scientific advice on which the...

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the medical advice that informed the decision to exclude heart failure patients from the extremely vulnerable category...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the immigration health surcharge on (a) the financial circumstances of non-EU migrants and...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to use text messages to encourage people to download the NHS covid-19 tracing app.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to what extent local authorities have been involved in the setting up of covid-19 testing stations; and what assessment he has made of...

      Health Services and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has a target date for each health and social care provider to receive adequate levels of personal protective equipment.

      Radiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish a covid-19 cancer taskforce to assess the merits of increasing access to radiotherapy during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of unused radiotherapy machine capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to update guidance to care homes on whether vulnerable residents should be placed into self isolation in a care home...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people that are required to access the internet for advice and treatment for covid-19 symptoms that do...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been wasted every day as a result of breakages in transit.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the daily maximum capacity is for covid-19 tests in care homes.

      Coronavirus: Deloitte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons his Department awarded Deloitte a contract to help distribute covid-19 tests.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of the contract awarded to Zuhlke Engineering for the development of the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app.

      Hospitals: Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals have been registered on the Community Assets Register; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such...

      Shotley Bridge Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual cost of maintenance and repairs is for Shotley Bridge Hospital in the most recent period for which information is available.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what risk assessment his Department made of the 30 March 2020 amendment to the Abortion Act 1967; and what resources his Department has...

      Radiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the under-use of radiotherapy capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide adequate supplies of FFP3 face masks to health and dentistry workers.

      Surgery: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in South Yorkshire were awaiting elective surgery before the covid-19 lockdown.

      Coronavirus: Probiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research undertaken by Professor Glenn Gibson of the...

      Coronavirus: Probiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the guidance issued by the International Scientific...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS covid-19 tracing app and in addition to the code for the app that has already been published, if he will...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app is compatible with the Apple / Google contact tracing app in terms of (a) Bluetooth and (b)...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which companies or organisations will process the analytics of the (a) inferred and (b) other data gathered by the NHS covid-19 contact...

      Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding will be allocated to Rotherham CCG in (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22, (c) 2022-23 and (d) 2023-24.

      Health Professions: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the sickness absence rate was for medical staff in each acute NHS trust hospital in (a) Merseyside and (b) Cheshire in (i) March...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made on whether data collected using the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app can be categorised as anonymous under UK law.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app complies with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the document entitled, Review: does the use of face masks in the general population make a difference to spread of...

      Faculty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data sharing agreement with Faculty Science Limited in relation to their work on the covid-19 data platform.

      Palantir: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data sharing agreement with Palantir Technologies UK in relation to their work on the covid-19 data platform.

      Faculty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data protection impact assessment in respect of the work of Faculty Science Limited on the covid-19 data platform.

      Palantir: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data protection impact assessment in respect of the work of Palantir Technologies UK on the covid-19 data platform.

      Laboratories: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons NHS England has restricted the supply of chemical reagent for covid-19 testing to NHS hospital laboratories in Dorset;...

      Coronavirus: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the delivery of supplies of personal protective equipment to local authorities under the Clipper system has been...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for covid-19 test results to be (a) processed and (b) returned from the Poppleton Park and Ride testing...

      Coronavirus: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the satellite testing centre for covid-19 in Bidston, Wallasey is limited to 50 swab tests a day.

      Coronavirus: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the capacity for the number of swab tests is at each satellite testing centre for covid-19 in the Liverpool City Region area.

      Health Professions: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many retired medical professionals have had their licence to practice temporarily restored by the General Medical Council during the...

      Coronavirus: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure private clinics that are offering covid-19 tests are not price gouging.

      Coronavirus: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of private clinics offering covid-19 tests on the supply of testing available through the NHS.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a 14 day quarantine period will be required for people travelling to the UK for medical procedures.

      Cancer: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make a comparative assessment of level of cancer services provided in each EU member state during covid-19 pandemic.

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 37528 on Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review and the Answer of 4 May...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the failure to collect completed tests from a number of care homes, whether there has been a problem with the courier...

      Coronavirus: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide intravenous nutrition to patients who cannot safely be admitted to hospital during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that care homes will be subject to parity of esteem with NHS acute settings for the provision of personal...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance the Government has issued to care homes on mitigating the risk of staff coming into contact with residents who have tested...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support care home residents to maintain virtual contact with friends and family following the...

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's covid-19 recovery strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of advising people to...

      Splenectomy: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department has provided for splenectomy patients on shielding in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to publish for what reasons places of worship are not included in the initial easing of covid-19 lockdown...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that all registered NHS agency workers are deployed to help tackle covid-19.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to permit dentists to reopen.

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to restart the (a) collection and (b) publication of data on critical care bed capacity across the NHS.

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) items of personal protective equipment (PPE) in total and (b) gowns were in the Royal Air Force delivery of PPE from Ankara...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contact tracing operations there were following risk assessments undertaken by Public Health England in response to outbreaks of...

      Care Homes: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that a medical practitioner verifies the cause of death on death certificates of...

      Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the North East having the highest covid-19 infection rates in the UK, for what reason no covid-19 testing kits were...

      Surgery: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when operations in private hospitals will resume following the covid-19 lockdown.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many laboratories in the UK support the testing of returned covid-19 home testing kits.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisations are responsible for the carrying out of covid-19 tests in care homes of residents and staff; and what changes have...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his announcement on 28 April 2020 that residents and staff of care homes would be tested for covid-19, how many tests...

      Hospitals: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of milk and dairy products used in hospitals in England that came from UK producers; what...

      Coronavirus: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what standardised (a) advice, (b) guidance and (c) support is made available to the family and friends of covid-19 inpatients.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to covid-19; how many of those people have received a letter from...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Statements

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the contents of the Prime Minister's address to the nation on 10 May were (a) discussed and (b) decided in Cabinet prior to the recording of that address; and...

    • Prime Minister: Statements

      To ask the Prime Minister, on what date and at what time his statement on 10 May 2020 was recorded.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking through the benefits system to support vulnerable claimants with cancer during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Social Distancing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on guidance issued to employers in...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of allowing UK travellers awaiting repatriation to the UK to apply for...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK travellers awaiting repatriation to the UK continue to receive the benefit payments they...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to resume chasing missed child maintenance payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that parents paying towards child maintenance comply with payment timelines during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports he has received on the Child Maintenance Service not contacting parents who miss child maintenance payments during the covid-19...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for people who require assistance in (a) question comprehension and...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of the option for split payments of universal credit during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the High Court's decision of 7 May 2020 on the Government's policy on no recourse to public funds, what estimate she has...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy to automatically extend personal independence payment awards where medical assessments cannot be...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on devolving social security benefits to the Scottish Government; and what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to enforce the adoption by employers of required health and safety measures to protect their employees...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to (a) waive the six week penalty and (b) enable the backdating of claims in relation to new-style employment...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 42870, what steps the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has taken in response to suspected...

      Universal Credit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) EU nationals and (b) EU nationals with proof of Settled Status have had their claims for universal credit refused since March...

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families and children are affected by the two-child limit on child benefit in Glasgow Central; and what assessment she has made of...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether cleaners employed by Interserve working in her Department’s premises enjoy parity of treatment with civil servants in her...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the decision not to extend the covid-19 emergency £20 funding for universal credit...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to stop all deportations to Iran.

    • Asylum: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the return of rejected asylum seekers to Iran.

      Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund allocated to the UK was spent on (a) removal, (b) resettlement and (c) asylum...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to ensure that people with no recourse to public funds are (a) safeguarded and (b) able to self-isolate during...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional resources she has allocated to keeping children and young people safe from online sexual abuse and exploitation following...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of migrants and asylum seekers with the right to work but no recourse to public...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to review the pay cap on the Government’s proposed points based immigration system in response to the...

      Asylum: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that asylum seekers have adequate space and facilities to self isolate if those people have symptoms of...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to test people arriving at UK airports for covid-19.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants have entered the UK via the English Channel since 1 January 2020; and how many of those illegal migrants were...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that illegal immigrants detained in the UK after crossing the English Channel from France are either required...

      Migrant Camps: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to end the direct return of refugees who arrive in the UK by boat in light of the (a) suspension of most...

      Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the ability of her Department to operate flights to remove people held in immigration detention during the...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what recent estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of suspending no recourse to public funds conditions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Vulnerable Adults: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to safeguard (a) vulnerable people and (b) autistic and other neurodivergent groups of vulnerable people from...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the dispersal of individuals and families seeking asylum has been, by local authority area, over the last five years.

      Foreign Nationals: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2020 to Question 37868 on Foreign Nationals: Coronavirus, whether a person who is unable to apply to...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend prospective marriage visas free of charge where weddings have been unable to take place as a result of covid-19.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were given leave to remain with the no recourse to public funds condition in the most recent period for which data is available.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been held in the UK's four short-term holding facilities in Calais and Dunkirk since the beginning of the UK's covid-19...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the High Court’s decision of 7 May 2020 on her Department's no...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the High Court’s decision of 7 May 2020 on her Department's no recourse to public funds policy.

      Health Services: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will remove the Immigration Health Surcharge for people working in the health and social care sector.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary for the Home Department, whether detainees released from detention centres have received testing for covid-19.

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her letter of 29 April 2020 to the Home Affairs Committee on visa extensions for care workers and NHS staff, when she...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide details of the steps her Department is taking to detect migrants seeking to enter the UK by illegally crossing the...

      Immigration Controls: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps UK Border Force and UK immigration officials based in Northern France have put in place to safeguard the health of staff and...

      Borders: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of funding provided to the French authorities for securing the shared border in Calais and Dunkirk is used to ensure...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) prevent illegal arrivals through unauthorised crossings of the English Channel and b) remove those people...

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) subsistence rates are payable to all victims of trafficking in the national referral mechanism and (b) those subsistence rates...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether victims receiving outreach support through the Modern Slavery Victim Care contract will continue to be supported for the next two...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Questions 38010 and 38011 tabled by the hon. Member for St Helens North on 20 April 2020.

      Deportation: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Government's policy that the private plane chartered from Stansted to Poland to remove EU nationals on 30 April 2020 was...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's announcement of support for the domestic abuse sector from Fujitsu on 11 April 2020, (a) which...

      Visas: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on people who have vignette visas who are unable to travel to the UK due to covid-19 related travel restrictions; and if...

      Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passenger arrivals to the UK there were by (a) air, (b) sea and (c) rail on each day between 1 January and 11 May 2020.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what support her Department is providing to local authorities to deliver English for Speakers of Other Languages (EWOL) courses in local...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the equity of distribution of the resettling of individuals and families seeking asylum throughout...

      Hate Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she will take to prevent an increase in hate crime when the covid-19 lockdown is eased.

      Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Operation Gull is still operating in Northern Ireland.

      Migrant Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect migrant domestic workers who entered the UK on the Overseas Domestic Worker visa; and what...

      Migrant Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority is for inspecting private households to prevent exploitation of migrant...

      Hate Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's Hate Crime Action Plan, what data has been collated through her Department's collaboration with Cardiff...

      Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees have died from covid-19 in immigration removal centres in England and Wales since the start of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the evidence provided by the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office to the Science and Technology Committee on 13 May...

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) proportion and (b) number of people likely to have covid-19 that arrived in the UK from (i) Wuhan,...

      Exploitation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect children from exploitation during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will publish the responses to his Department's consultation on same-sex religious marriage and entitlements in Northern Ireland which...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of exercising his powers under section 26 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to direct...

  • Treasury

    • Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps the Government is taking to help ensure the long-term financial sustainability of museums and art galleries in Birmingham as a result of...

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the £50,000 of trading profits upper limit for eligibility to qualify for the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Self-employment Income Support Scheme online system does not accept a Northern Ireland driving licence or an Irish passport held by...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of compensation provided to Equitable Life policyholders by the Equitable Life Payment Scheme; and...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses that had applications for covid-19 grant funding declined because (a) their business rates are...

      Revenue and Customs: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permitting HMRC staff to continue working from home after the covid-19 lockdown to minimise (a)...

      Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the timeline for HMRC regional centres to come into operation.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many workers in the tourism industry have been furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed workers have been successful with an application to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the hospitality sector beyond July 2020.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new job starters have been excluded by the start date of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps have been taken to increase the server capacity for his Department during the covid-19 oubreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Walthamstow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims have been made to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in Walthamstow constituency.

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure money saved by countries as a result of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative is not spent on repaying debts to...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the request by the Mineral Products Association for quarry owners to have additional time to pay...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal support is available for owner-operated or small limited companies run from home in the event that directors of those companies do not wish to...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal support the Government has made available for those newly self-employed in the financial year 2019-20 who are not eligible for the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on applicants of preventing tax (a) advisors and (b) agents from completing Self-Employment...

      Financial Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the guidance recently published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on customers in temporary financial difficulty during the...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional steps his Department is planning to take to support charities affected financially by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued to insurers on accepting claims in respect of business interruption cover during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date case reference CHK100156838 will be determined by the Valuation Office Agency.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide financial support for workers who are ineligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as a result of their start date.

      Digital Technology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has he made of potential effect of the covid-19 on revenue to the Exchequer from the digital economy.

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the regional economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Life Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the life assurance scheme provided by the Government to the families of health and care workers on the frontline during the covid-19 outbreak will...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential economic merits of a temporary suspension of the apprenticeship levy during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on guaranteeing access to cash.

      Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to review HMRC's Building our Future programme in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of redundancies arising from HMRC's Building our Future programme on (a) the implementation of the Coronavirus...

      Revenue and Customs: Ealing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken of the closure of the HMRC office at International House, Ealing on the implementation of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Ealing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the new covid-19 public health guidelines to avoid using public transport while travelling to work on the...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps is he taking to limit enforcement action by debt collection agencies during the covid-19 pandemic.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide financial support to English Language Teaching centres in the form of (a) a business rates holiday or (b) grants.

      Probate: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending probate for people who have experienced bereavement during the covid-19 lockdown and who...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the duration of the self-employed income support scheme.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May to Question 43822 on endowment mortgage policies, if he will take steps to work closely with the financial sector to...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund: Bus Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending eligibility for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund to coach operators.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43140 on Small Businesses: Coronavirus, what his timetable is for the allocation of that additional...

      Mortgages and Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend (a) the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and (b) mortgage payment holidays to cover the same period as the Coronavirus Job...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual pieces of correspondence he has (a) received from MPs on behalf of constituents on matters relating to covid-19 on each date since the...

      Self-employment income support scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the required identification documents for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme to allow people in Northern Ireland, whose only...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employers are entitled to claim 80 per cent of an employee's holiday pay when calculating their wage under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme;...

      Car Washes: Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps is he taking to tackle tax evasion in the hand car wash industry.

      Car Washes: Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue lost to the public purse through tax evasion in the hand car wash industry in each of the last three years.

      Airports: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing business rate relief for airports.

      Border Delivery Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Border Delivery Group next plans to meet.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are ineligible for a grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme as a result of their...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Glasgow Central

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Glasgow Central constituency have accessed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letters dated (a) 30 March 2020, (b) 31 March 2020, (c) 1 April 2020, (d) 6 April 2020 and (e) 16 April 2020 from the hon....

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional financial support the Government plans to provide to the devolved Administrations to ensure that people on universal credit are supported...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reversing changes to eligibility thresholds for the Small Business Grant.

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his timescale is for (a) allocating and (b) disbursing Small Business Grants Fund for businesses in Shared Spaces funding to (i) local authorities and...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to include (a) tips and (b) payments through a TRONC system in furlough calculations for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will he make an assessment of the potential merits of including income received through dividends in furlough calculations for directors of small limited...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employers can furlough staff who can't work because of childcare responsibilities during the covid-19 outbreak until the (a) end of July 2020 and...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that businesses furlough rather than dismiss staff who (a) are not able to return to work or (b) have to...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with (a) businesses and (b) trade unions on (i) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (ii) reports of businesses...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Agency Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an agency worker that was not a live assignment but was on the payroll of an agency on 19 March 2020 qualifies for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average substantive response time was for letters to his office from hon. Members in the latest period for which figures are available.

      *No heading*

      What fiscal steps he is taking to support the charity sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What plans he has to extend the (a) Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and (b) business rates holiday to businesses involved in the retail, hospitality and leisure supply chain during the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Circuses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is available for circuses and travelling shows during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Community Broadcasting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support community radio during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Exports: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value of esports to the UK economy (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) at other...

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department plans to take to enable the timely reopening of swimming pools after the covid-19 lockdown is lifted.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department provides to Leisure Trusts that are not eligible for the covid-19 business support schemes...

      Swimming Pools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of swimming pool closures on people that cannot exercise on...

      Treasure Trove: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he will respond to the consultation on Revising the definition of treasure in the Treasure Act 1996 and revising the...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he take steps to establish a fund to help support the survival of theatres and other cultural assets during the covid-19...

      Youth Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many youth services have closed as a result of covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

      Youth Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the provision of youth services as covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to protect (a) the Premier League and (b) other sports bodies following the denial by the...

      Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in online working and education on the quality of broadband...

      Sports: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of e-sports; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of motorsport; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

      Snooker

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of snooker; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

      Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the revised social distancing guidance permits cricket coaching outdoors with one trainer and one learner.

  • Leader of the House

    • Government Departments: Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of Government Departments in responding to named day Questions from 2 June 2020.

    • Ministers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with the Cabinet Secretary on the capacity of Government Departments to support Ministers participating in physical parliamentary...

      Members: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what steps he is taking to arrange for the participation in votes and proceedings of the House from 2 June 2020 of Members who have been advised by their...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with the House of Commons Commission on the effect on the Business of the House in the event that a case of covid-19 is confirmed in a...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with the Chief Medical Officers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the effect on the health and wellbeing of Members...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Social Distancing: Coronavirus

      To the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance the Health and Safety Executive has issued to employers on the duty of care they have to employees who are...

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure private companies provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for their...

      Utilities: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he taking to ensure people paying for utilities on a pay as you go basis are not charged higher tariffs...

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the personal protective equipment requirements of postal workers providing key services...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has made to ensure a frictionless route to market for (a) covid-19 tests produced in the UK...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that airlines and travel companies provide customers with full refunds for cancelled...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce non-essential construction work (b) help ensure social distancing is...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that construction work in urban areas does not increase respiratory risks to shielded...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that building sites adhere to social distancing regulations during the...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 2 May 2019 to Question 247159, what progress has been made on tackling the widespread...

      Engineers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what steps the Health and Safety Executive is taking to (a) support engineer surveyors to inspect sites while...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce details of the discretionary local business grant scheme.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 10 May 2020, if he will (a) list the industries and workplaces that can...

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Prime Minister's covid-19 announcement on 10 May 2020, whether personal trainers are permitted to...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Prime Minister's covid-19 announcement on 10 May 2020 and pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Prime Minister's covid-19 announcement on 10 May 2020, on what date the Government plans to...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress the Government has made on bringing forward a UK Nationally Determined Contribution under the...

      Parental Leave: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department provides to workers coming to the end of their statutory (a) maternity and (b) paternity...

      Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether brewery businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be eligible for payments from the Discretionary Fund for...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support consumers who are unlawfully refused refunds from travel companies.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department is having with travel companies which are unlawfully refusing to refund the cost of...

      New Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he plans to provide to newly formed businesses that are not eligible for his Department's covid-19 support...

      Life Sciences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to make changes to the Life Sciences Sector Deal to reflect priorities arising from the covid 19 outbreak.

      Small Businesses: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy published on 11 May 2020, what funding the Government...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) employers and (b) trade unions on the health and safety of workers returning to work.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what feedback the Government has received on the effectiveness of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme;...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department's plans to publish more comprehensive Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme data will...

      Holiday Leave: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) temporary and (b) agency workers will accrue holiday pay while on furlough; whether agencies and umbrella...

      Small Business Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that wedding venue operators with rateable values above the cap for the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether an agency worker on a Contract for Services will continue to accrue holiday pay whilst they are not working due...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the additional funding announced by the Government on 2 May 2020 for local authorities to provide...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Parish Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list parish councils by (a) reserves held and (b) indebtedness.

    • Community Assets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the five-year listing period of Assets of Community Value currently listed on council registers...

      Markets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support the Government is providing to markets during the covid-10 lockdown; and what discussions he has had with...

      Markets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on markets; and what discussions he has had with...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help local authorities cover the costs of accommodating homeless people who...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 40670, what estimate he has made of how many people continue to sleep...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40672 on Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus, what plans he has to...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to repeal Section 21 of the Housing Act 1985, as announced in the...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to temporarily amend the right to treat rent as lawfully due for the...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the number of people in rented property who have fallen into arrears since 23 March...

      Repossession Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the temporary ban on eviction proceedings on the ability of local...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what fiscal steps he is taking to support (a) Stoke-on-Trent City Council, (b) Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council...

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities may extend the three month discount on council tax for empty properties.

      Parking: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will (a) encourage local authorities to provide additional free parking close to centres of employment while...

      Lease: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many complaints of bullying have been made against employees of Lease in each of the last three years.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to provide additional longer term financial support to local authorities during the...

      Local Government: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to support the merger of Babergh and Mid-Suffolk district councils.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to compensate local authorities for loss of revenue from car parking receipts during the...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to dispense with the need for community referendums to ratify neighbourhood plans during...

      Local Plans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to relax the requirement on local planning authorities to meet their five year housing land...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) City of York Council and (b) other local authorities; and what plans he...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date he plans to publish the prospectus for the Building Safety Fund; and when that fund will be operational.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has he made of the effect of the First Homes scheme on the level of Section 106 contributions to...

      Hate Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential threat of hate crimes towards the Chinese diaspora in the UK after...

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to undertake a review of review of the adequacy of space standards in planning regulations as a...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether homes built under the £12 billionn Affordable Homes Programme that are made available as shared ownership...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people in the UK have been placed in emergency housing as a result of a risk of homelessness in (a) March and...

      Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of dedicated local authority phone lines that have been set up to provide...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has in place to reschedule the national Armed Forces day 2020 event.

    • Iraq: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which munitions the RAF dropped on Iraq in April 2020; what the cost of each munition was; how many enemy combatants were killed from those munitions;...

      Syria: RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions did RAF (a) C-17s, (b) C-130s and (c) A400M’s departing from RAF Akrotiri land in Syria in April 2020.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of armed forces reservists.

      Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent comparative assessment has he made of trends in armed forces reserve recruitment and operational capability of the armed forces during the...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions has he had with senior representatives of Capita on a strategy for reintroducing face to face recruitment for the armed forces...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the preparedness of UK (a) nuclear and (b) conventional forces to deter and...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library his Department's report on the Tide-force vessels contract.

      Navy: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Royal Navy vessels (a) currently available and (b) which will be made available for fishery protection at the end of the transition...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been tested for covid-19; and of those how many have tested (a) positive and (b) negative.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the procurement of the Fleet Solid Support ships.

      Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support improved mental health amongst veterans in Northern Ireland.

      Armed Forces: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the projected capabilities of the armed forces are adequate to address future expected threats to...

      Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department has provided to veterans during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Office of Veterans' Affairs understands the potential effects of sexual assault and harassment on serving...

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Turkey: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has issued any export licences to EDO MBM Technology Ltd for the export of military munitions and equipment or...

    • Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is her policy to include investor state dispute settlement mechanisms in international trade agreements.

      Overseas Trade: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to promote trade that was previously undertaken with China with Taiwan.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to support women (a) returning to work and (b) accessing childcare after the covid-19 lockdown.

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to publish the Government's response to its consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

      Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on gypsy, roma and traveller communities.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions the Government has had with (a) commercial airline operators and (b) travel insurance providers on providing timely compensation to...

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the need for quarantine restrictions for people entering the UK via...

      British Airways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the response of British Airways to the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) contractual rights, (b) job security...

      Flybe: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Ernst & Young in their role as administrators of Flybe Limited on arrangements to access the...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Confederation for Passenger Transport on the UK coach industry and the effect of the covid-19...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the road haulage industry on (a) the operation of road haulage during the covid-19 pandemic and...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is during the covid-19 outbreak on approved driving instructors who cannot work from home but cannot follow social...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to direct the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency to reopen motorcycle training schools for CBT certification to enable...

      Cycling and Walking: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on the potential effect on London's productivity of the London Streetspace programme announced by...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department had to provide personal protective equipment to transport workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether families of transport workers who die from covid-19 are eligible for death in service benefits.

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) face-to-face and (b) virtual meetings Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of London (i) taxi, (ii) minivan and (iii)...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on airports in (a) the North West and (b) other regions.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on the implementation of social distancing measures on public transport; and if he will provide funding to transport...

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include commuter motorcycling within his transport policy response to covid-19 announced on 9 May 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Electric Scooters and Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to support the (a) increased, (b) easier and (c) safe use of (i) motorcycles, (ii) e-scooters and (iii) other two-wheeled...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of outsourcing HGV annual testing; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his plans are for the provision of driving lessons for those not classed as critical workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the eligibility criteria for future funding packages to protect ferry freight routes; what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring the financial viability of the UK transport industry during the covid-19...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the tourism industry on consumer protection and industry obligations to refund journeys cancelled...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many workers have died of covid-19 in (a) the rail industry, (b) London Underground, (c) the bus industry outside of London, (d) the maritime...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the validity period of theory test certificates for people who cannot undertake their...

      Tourism and Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to follow the guidance published by the EU Commission on 13 May 2020 on lifting travel restrictions and allowing tourism...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of flexible season tickets as part of his Department's covid-19 recovery plan...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial support he plans to make available to the UK aviation sector during the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps he is taking to ensure that...

      *No heading*

      What recent steps the Government has taken to help prevent key workers who (a) work on and (b) use the rail network contracting covid-19.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the January 2020 report of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, what steps he is taking to support a...

    • Repatriation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to repatriate people with non-UK passports that have indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

      Caribbean: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to repatriate British citizens stranded in (a) Cuba, (b) Barbados, (c) Grenada, (d) Montserrat and (e)...

      Caribbean: Coronavirus

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

      Foreign Nationals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prioritise the return from abroad of non-UK nationals who are normally resident in the...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to repatriate UK travellers stranded in Yemen as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications for emergency repatriation loans have been rejected; and for what reasons those applications have been...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish criteria used by the Government's appointed travel partner Corporate Travel Management to facilitate the...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending beyond six months the repayment period for emergency...

      Sudan and Zambia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to repatriate UK travellers stranded in (a) Zambia and (b) Sudan as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what data sources his Department is using to assess demand for future special charter flights from countries where UK...

      Cuba: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40585 on Cuba: Coronavirus, if he will make representations to his counterpart...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people have (a) registered for and (b) been allocated seats on repatriation flights as at 7 May 2020.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens stranded abroad have been unable to afford flights back to the UK.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money from the public purse has been paid out in emergency repatriation loans; and what the average size of loans...

      USA: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the US Centre for Disease Control allow British seafarers to travel through...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what analysis his Department has carried out on the response to covid-19 in (a) South Korea, (b) Taiwan, (c) Singapore, (d)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what analysis his Department has carried out on the response to covid-19 in (a) Austria, (b) Germany, (c) Italy, (d) France,...

      Gibraltar: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of 14-day quarantine restrictions on (a) air and (b) land travel (i) to and (ii)...

      Quarantine: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, whether he plans to require travellers from Gibraltar to the UK to observe a 14-day quarantine period.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's guidance last updated on 7 April 2020, Financial assistance abroad, if he will provide...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals had registered with his Department an interest to return from the Democratic Republic of Congo prior to...

      Republic of Ireland: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to update his Department's Covid-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice for the Republic of Ireland.

      Canary Islands: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will arrange a direct flight from Fuerteventura in the Canary islands to the UK for British nationals and residents...

      Canary Islands: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of British nationals and residents who have been unable to return to the UK from...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many repatriation flights for UK nationals have been arranged since the start of the covid-19 pandemic.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are awaiting repatriation as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many EU Civil Protection Mechanism flights the UK has participated in since the start of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Kashmir: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on internet communication between UK citizens with friends and...

      British Nationals Abroad and Foreign Nationals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) UK nationals and (b) British residents who are non-UK nationals who have...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish (a) the countries from which charter flights have been commissioned by the Government to repatriate British...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 42202, how much of the £75 million fund announced on 30 March 2020 on...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help (a) sustain conservation efforts and (b) preserve biodiversity in conservation areas...

    • Costa Rica: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the proposal from the Government of Costa Rica for the World Health...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to use its position as co-host of the Coronavirus Global Response Summit to support legally binding...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to undertake a review of the Official Development Assistance it allocates to Burma.

      South Asia: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional funding her Department has allocated to tackling the covid-19 pandemic in relation to refugees from Burma in (a)...

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional Official Development Assistance her Department has allocated to tackling the covid-19 pandemic in relation to...

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has held with her Burmese counterpart on restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid to internally...

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of Official Development Assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh has been allocated to Rohingya...

      Burma: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to Burma in relation to the parliamentary elections to be held in November 2020 in that country.

      Overseas Aid: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to establish a £320 million stabilisation fund to ensure that UK charities working...

      Disaster Relief: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to increase the Rapid Response Facility for covid-19 to help support a rapid humanitarian response.

      Overseas Aid: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to introduce greater flexibility for existing donor funds for UK NGOs to support the covid-19 response.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the funding her Department has allocated to each programme responding to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support people in developing countries at risk of falling into poverty as a result of covid-19.

      Developing Countries: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support workers in the ready-made garment factories in developing countries who depend on...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the provision of (a) treatment, (b) beds and (c) medical facilities in Cox’s...

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the establishment of covid-19 testing and quarantining arrangements for the Rohingya...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support countries that have not reached the peak of the covid-19 outbreak to lower those peaks with...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which countries in receipt of Official Development Assistance have yet to reach the peak for covid-19 infections.

      Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the covid-19 pandemic has had on her Department's planned budget for supporting developing countries in tackling future...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help enable covid-19 testing in low-income countries.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the funding that her Department has allocated to international development multilaterals has been passed through to...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to co-ordinate its response to covid-19 in developing countries with local community groups.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to adapt existing programmes to respond to the covid-19 pandemic in developing countries.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that data collated by international development agencies is disaggregated by (a) age,...

      Burma: Frontiir

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what due diligence was carried out by CDC on the company Frontiir, operating in Myanmar, prior to their investment in that company.

      Burma: CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much CDC has invested in companies operating in Myanmar in each of the last five years; and what the names are of those companies.

      Burma: CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department routinely assesses CDC investments against her Department's partnership principles; and what assessment her...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Finance

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

    • Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support he is allocating to schools catering for children with special educational needs during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many codes requested by schools to Edenred to generate e-gift cards for the fortnight commencing 20 April 2020 have not been issued.

      Nannies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish guidance on whether nannies who do not live with their employer are permitted to work during lockdown.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking in response to reported failures in the service offered by Edenred on free school meals vouchers to ensure that...

      Students: Coroanvirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that students are able to retrieve their possessions from university accommodation during the covid-19...

      Higher Education: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of availability of courses for international students at...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure university students are not financially penalised due to a delay to the academic year as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in place to ensure that the GCSE and A-level grades awarded to pupils at improving schools in disadvantaged areas including New...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to maintain the level of funding for residential adult education colleges.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will give priority to pupils (a) with an Education Health and Care Plan, (b) with a disability and (c) who have suffered physical or mental...

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a response to the proposals from Universities UK on achieving stability in the higher education sector following covid-19,...

      Relationship and Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the current suspension of consultation exercises, what steps he will take to ensure adequate consultation is completed before the...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Executive and (b) other devolved institutions in Northern Ireland on creating a co-ordinated...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 42022, what factors he plans to take into account when reviewing whether free school food schemes...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of take-up for free school meals vouchers was for eligible pupils in (a) St Helens (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West in the latest...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the reasons for which employment businesses on the Crown Commercial Services framework (a) and (b)...

      Public Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) schools and (b) employment businesses that have continued paying contingent labour in the...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of long-term contracts for supply teachers as contingent labour that were cancelled in response to...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Government's policy is on the implementation of social distancing measures in early years primary school.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he plans to provide to parents who are key workers on irregular or weekend hours and who previously relied on now self-isolating family...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) extending the 30 hours of free childcare available to parents of pre-schoolers to the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the National Education Union on the five tests the Government has proposed on determining when schools should re-open.

      Breakfast Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to continue the National School Breakfast Programme during the May half-term holiday during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prime Minister's announcement of 10 May 2020, whether primary school children returning to a school setting on 1 June 2020 will...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether teachers in schools are allowed to wear face masks when teaching children during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of school closures due to the covid-19 outbreak on the mental health of pupils.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support supply teachers when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is withdrawn.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that supply teachers working for umbrella companies are furloughed at 80 per cent of their average wage during the...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils who are unable to access their school online...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allow maintained nursery schools to access funding for exceptional costs in response to the covid-19 outbreak for the period from...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance published by the Government on 10 May 2020 entitled Our plan to rebuild, if he will publish the risk analysis that...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of implementing social distancing measures due to the covid-19 outbreak for children in early years...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether grandparents who have no underlying health conditions and are under the age of 70 can provide childcare for their grandchildren when parents...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities have used the new flexibilities on statutory duties for children’s social under the Adoption and Children...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been delivered to vulnerable children for online learning during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether those laptops have (a)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the priorities he has announced on re-opening schools during the covid-19 outbreak apply where there is a three tier education structure which...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the right hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is planning to take to allow it to reopen churches as soon as...

    • Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the right hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps is the Government taking to work with churches and dioceses to ensure the safe opening...

      Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions he has had with the Diocese of Hereford on lost revenues resulting from the closure of...

      Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions he has had with the Diocese of Lichfield on lost revenues resulting from the closure of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39481 on Food Supply: Coronavirus, whether the Government has plans to...

    • Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether work on the Government’s Chemicals Strategy has been suspended; and what the timetable is for the publication...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safeguards he has put in place to ensure the continuity of (a) chemical regulation and (b) the protection of (i)...

      Coronavirus: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable can access priority slots at (a) one or (b) any supermarket.

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of nature-friendly farming for the environment.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether local authorities may use their powers under section 71 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to (a) investigate...

      Environment Protection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make additional financial support available for environmental not-for-profit organisations...

      Agriculture: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the implementation of a reference period for delinked agricultural payments to replace basic payment...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce food waste.

      Boats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to allocate covid-19 funding to charter-boat businesses.

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he had with the First Minister of Wales on the content of the Prime Minister's statement of 10 May 2020 in advance of that statement...

    • Wales Office: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department's London office complies with the Government's guidance on social distancing in the workplace.

      Wales Office: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department's Cardiff office complies with the Welsh Government's guidance on social distancing in the workplace.

      Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with ministers in the Welsh Government on ensuring clarity for the public on the covid-19 restrictions applicable in (a) Wales...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason Government guidance entitled Coronavirus Restricted Temporary Release measures states that children serving sentences for drug offences,...

    • Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether additional resources have been provided to community rehabilitation companies to fund the special circumstance payments for probation staff...

      Fraud: Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what routes for compensation victims have when solicitors involved in fraud are struck off or jailed.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 42148 on Prisons: Coronavirus, how many cases of covid-19 there have been in Welsh prisons, by prison...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of each category of offence people released on Home detention curfew committed who had received sentences of imprisonment of (a) up to 18...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has had discussions with the Home Secretary on the proposal to extend the time that can be spent on release on home detention curfew from...

      Fraud: Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the support available to victims of fraud involving a solicitor.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of inmates are housed in double cells in each prison as at May 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department intends to publish a roadmap for transitioning out of the COVID-19 lockdown measures within the custodial estate in England and Wales.

      Child Arrangements Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how Childcare Arrangement Orders are currently being enforced in respect of extended family members who have such an order in cases when access is being...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding by the Centre for Social Justice in its report entitled Collecting...

    • Debt Collection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that debt collection by public sector organisations meets the standard expected of firms regulated by the Financial...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that all key information and communications on covid-19 are (a) accessible to disabled people and (b) available in a range of formats.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library the criteria which the Government used to select which publishers would be included in the All in, All together...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing the total number of UK deaths alongside the daily number of covid-19 related deaths.

      Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40518 on Coronavirus: Wales, when his Department plans to publish disaggregated data on Government...

      Cabinet Office: Directors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual salary is of each of his Department's Non-Executive Board Members.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to ensure that safe social distancing due to the covid-19...

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to safeguard (a) hon. Members, (b) hon. Members' staff, (c)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) churches being demolished, in particular the demolition of the Donghu Church, Qinghai Province, and (2)...

    • Repatriation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to repatriate (1) British citizens, and (2) UK residents, overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions the Foreign Secretary has had with his counterpart in the government of Iran about the permanent release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the recent arrests of political opponents by the Hong Kong police.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter sent by 130 parliamentarians calling for sanctions to be imposed on the government of Israel should the...

      South China Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about that government's naming of 80 reefs, seamounts, shoals and ridges and other geographical...

      China: UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the government of China has ratified the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; and if so, what assessment they have made of that government’s...

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on 22 April, condemning the execution of two...

      China: Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China about nuclear disarmament verification.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council about nuclear disarmament.

      Human Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking internationally to ensure human rights are safeguarded, including in relation to the use of surveillance, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Human Rights and Press Freedom: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to (1) human rights defenders, and (2) journalists, in relation to work to document international responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any progress towards a truce from Yemen, Libya and North and South Sudan; and what steps they are taking to promote a...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for a report from their Permanent Representative to the United Nations on how governments are responding to the statement by the UN Committee on the Rights of the...

      British Council: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to the British Council during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to British nationals with urgent medical needs that cannot be met in the countries in which they are located.

      Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with overseas counterparts on a coherent international response to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic leading to further instability in Syria.

      Jerusalem: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli authorities have prevented dawn drummers from operating during Ramadan in the Old City of Jerusalem.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking following threats by the government of Iraq to withhold federal budget payments to the Kurdistan Regional Government.

      Iran: Satellites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the launching of a satellite by the Revolutionary Guard on 22 April; what information they have...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in southern Yemen, following the declaration on 25 April by Aydarous al-Zubaidi of the establishment of...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Libya, further to the speech by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on 27 April rejecting the 2015 UN-mediated...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths as a result of COVID-19 have occurred in a hospital, broken down by each hospital.

    • Coronavirus: Ventilators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients who are being treated in hospital for COVID-19 have been attached to a ventilator.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many flu vaccines have been manufactured in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they first requested help from the British Healthcare Trades Association to obtain personal protective equipment, and other equipment, needed as a...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review their Delivering same-sex Accommodation guidance, published in September 2019, particularly Annex B: Delivering same-sex...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the evidence (1) for, and (2) against, the use of protective face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19 between individuals who have to enter public spaces...

      Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists about the use of aerosol generating procedures.

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether refugee doctors who are not yet fully registered with the General Medical Council are able to work in the NHS as medical assistants; and if so, (1)...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that letters have been circulated by GP surgeries to residents in care homes in the East of England stating that...

      Lord Deighton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any conflicts of interest relating to Lord Deighton’s appointment to a government position on 18 April 2020 and his...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Bethell on 22 April (HL Deb, col 56), when they will publish their analysis of the increase in non-COVID-19 deaths...

      Clinics: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that NHS dietary clinics can reopen to provide support to patients and the NHS quickly.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of personal protective equipment guidance on the spread of COVID-19 in care homes, and in particular guidance for...

      Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect public health in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow (1) final year GP Speciality trainees, and (2) those on the Targeted GP Training Scheme, to join the GP Register without...

      Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the plans developed by NHS England to improve pandemic response planning as a result of Exercise Cygnus.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are seeking to reward those working in the National Health Service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities have used the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to suspend or reduce (1) care assessments, (2) carer assessments, (3) financial...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents were transferred to hospital with symptoms related to COVID-19 between 3 and 24 April.

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of any contracts made with private healthcare providers for the provision of NHS funded acute care.

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS maternity units in England provide contraception to mothers after delivery so that there is no immediate need to access such services from a GP.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of young people losing apprenticeship opportunities due to the current crisis; and what plans they have to provide...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek powers for the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme to apply to Secure Children’s Homes, and if so, when.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Medical Equipment: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions they have placed, or plan to put in place, on the export of testing kits and requisite materials to countries in Africa.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Dasher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all papers and reports relating to the loss of HMS DASHER are embargoed for release until 2043; and if so, why.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Zero Hours Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the benefits being made available to employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are available to those who were on zero-hours contracts and...

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rise of cases of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what support they have provided to the victims of that...

    • Email: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to add a link to the SAFERjobs scheme to webpages where they advise the public on how to report suspicious emails and phishing attempts.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to modernise and codify electoral legislation as recommended by the Law Commission.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what scientific modelling they have seen to inform the development of possible strategies to replace the COVID-19-related lockdown in place in England.

  • Treasury

    • Devolution: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional financial allocation they have made respectively to (1) the Welsh Government, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Northern Ireland Executive,...

    • Motor Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce taxation on cars to encourage recovery and re-employment following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise libraries for early re-opening as lockdown restrictions are lifted; and what discussions they have had with the Local Government...

    • Culture: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that (1) museums, (2) galleries, (3) historic buildings, and (4) cathedrals and churches, are compensated for any lost revenue in...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans he has to enable the House to return to functioning in the Palace of Westminster.

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the current outstanding by-elections for hereditary peers, indicating in each case the numbers of electors to be involved.

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