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Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Utilities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the maximum time required for the completion of repair work to ensure (a) water and (b) other utilities are maintained...

    • Petrol: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings he has held with and what representations he has received from stakeholders on his Department's consultation on the Introduction of E10;...

      Bus Services: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 exemption period for private school coaches from July 2020 to July 2025;...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the deadline for compliance with the obligation in the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 for coaches over 7.5...

      Cycling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what covid-19 guidance people cycling (a) to work and (b) for exercise in (i) Rother Valley constituency and (ii) the UK should follow to ensure that...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which trades unions representing bus workers (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have held meetings with to discuss the...

      Cycling and Horse Riding: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to introduce penalties for (a) cyclists and (b) horse riders found to have caused road accidents as a result of using...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to ensure that bus services continue to operate during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using tour operators' coaches to (a) increase public transport capacity and (b) reduce...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to require employers to publish travel plans for their employees which minimise the use of public transport during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to continue the recent additional funding for cycling as part of a long-term increase in cycling investment.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent meetings Ministers of his Department have had with (a) representatives of British Transport Police and (b) the Home office on the British...

      Restoring Your Railway Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to publish the full application form for the Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of holding a public vote on naming the HS2 tunnelling machines.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of attaching nameplates to the HS2 tunnel boring machines being manufactured in Germany.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend the Bus Services Support Grant beyond the 12 week period announced by his Department on 2 April 2020.

      Bus Services and Rapid Transit Systems: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has given of the effect on the revenue of (a) bus and (b) light rail operators of the transport guidance for passengers and...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to identifying additional financial resources for (a) bus operators and (b) passenger transport authorities in the North East to...

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote the use of low emission scooters and light motorcycles as an alternative to public transport during the covid-19...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on domestic manufacturing capacity.

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many pieces of correspondence he has received from MPs on behalf of constituents on matters relating to covid-19 on...

      WH Smith: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of viable Post Office branches of WH Smith's recent fall in revenue.

      Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) Ministers, (b) organisations and (c) individuals will sit on the (i) pubs and restaurants and (ii)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote the development of wooden wind turbines.

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41552, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of businesses and...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will be extended to include (a) NHS and (b) private dental...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether William Shawcross, the Special Representative on UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism, has submitted his...

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the humanitarian situation in Xinjiang.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of medical and sanitation supplies in response to...

      India and Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) British nationals and (b) persons with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK who...

      South Asia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK travellers awaiting repatriation to the UK from (a) India, (b) Pakistan...

      Human Rights and Surveillance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, What diplomatic steps he is taking to help (a) safeguard human rights and (b) prevent surveillance overreach overseas during...

      India: 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 from India 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 (a) made enquiries, (b) applied for and (c) been granted an emergency repatriation...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what processes he has in place for UK embassies, high commissions and consulates to provide his Department with information on...

      Abdullah al-Hamid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 38936 on Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners, what assessment his Department...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports the annexation of parts of the West Bank by the Government of Israel.

      United Nations: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with the UN Department of Peace Operations on increasing the...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that people stranded in India are able to return after the conclusion of the covid-19 repatriation...

      Caribbean: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people are registered with his Department as awaiting repatriation from the West Indies as a result of the covid-19...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with overseas Governments to (a) protect and (b) facilitate the return to the UK of UK seafarers who...

      China: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government on releasing Tibetan prisoners of conscience Wangdu, Geshe Orgyen,...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the selection of China for the United Nations Human Rights Council Consultative Group in light...

      Vietnam: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Vietnamese Government on prisoners of conscience Nguyen Bac Truyen, Nguyen Trung Ton,...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make it his policy to renew the temporary Standing Orders relating to hybrid proceedings to enable hon. Members who are shielding as a result of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government’s news story, Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response,...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the advice that he received before 1 April 2020 on the development of herd immunity for covid-19.

      Cancer: Health Services

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

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle the backlog of cancer treatments that have been delayed or postponed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure an adequate supply of personal protective equipment to (a) the NHS and (b) social care...

      Hearing Impaired: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications of the use of Personal Protective Equipment for people with hearing loss who rely...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure more detailed data collection for the purposes of covid-19 case identification.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much personal protective equipment has been allocated to (a) early years settings, (b) SEN schools, (c) children’s homes and...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of face mask wearing by the general public for helping to prevent the spread of covid-19.

      Radiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) the full use of NHS radiotherapy capacity and (b) that radiotherapy cancer treatments are not being...

      Protective Clothing: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he was first made aware of EU's personal protective equipment procurement scheme.

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have had radiotherapy treatments (a) delayed and (b) cancelled since February 2020.

      Intensive Care: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the intensive care unit admission criteria on reported mortality rates within the UK.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent people developing (a) alcohol and (b) drug dependencies during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to recommence (a) drug and (b) alcohol cessation support services once covid-19 lockdown restrictions have...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of precision radiotherapy as a replacement treatment to (a) surgery and (b)...

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if will he make an assessment on the effectiveness of precision radiotherapy treatment to improve outcomes for cancer patients unable to...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing the recommendations contained in the Manifesto published by the All...

      Coronavirus: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the health of chronically ill patients who are unable to...

      Coronavirus: Roma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the rate of (a) infection and (b) death from covid-19 within the Roma community.

      Disease Control: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mechanism will replace the EU Early Warning and Response system on pandemics after the end of the transition period.

      Smoking: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with the hospitality industry to prohibit smoking outside restaurants and food outlets.

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy to discuss the findings of that Group's inquiry into...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Prime Minister's announcement on 10 May 2020 on relaxing lockdown restrictions on NHS...

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether projected winter bed capacity in NHS hospitals is a criterion in determining the lockdown easement strategy.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has been allocated from the £360 million charity sector funding.

      Emergencies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 38420 on Exercise Cygnus, which reports on exercises his Department has published in...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) instructions and (b) guidance (i) he and (ii) NHS England has issued to recruiters of staff to temporary roles in the test,...

      Exercise Cygnus: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the principle of transparency set out on page 18 of the Government document entitled Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pieces of correspondence he has received from MPs on behalf of constituents on matters relating to covid-19 on each date since...

      Health Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) assessment he undertook, (b) the value was of and (c) procurement process was for each private sector NHS contract awarded by...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people who have been tested positive for covid-19 are BAME.

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people who have tested positive for covid-19 are disabled.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of catchin covid-19 by BME women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people aged over 70 years old are (a) clinically vulnerable and (b) advised to shield for 12 weeks from 23 March 2020 as a result...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of new covid-19 infections recorded each day since 1 May 2020.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential risks to dentists of re-opening dental practices during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of the supply of personal protective equipment to dental practices to enable...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 tests had results confirmed within 48 hours.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received results from being tested for covid-19.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for (a) NHS England and (b) NHS Improvement to publish its standard operating procedure for children’s palliative...

      Coronavirus: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) registered deaths involving covid-19 and (b) hospital admission rates from...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made on the effect of socio-economic deprivation on registered deaths involving covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish the covid-19 reproduction R number for each region of the UK.

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to revise its advice to diabetics in respect of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to engage with local authorities on the use of their staff for the purposes of covid-19 contact tracing.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many local authority areas are trialling the clipper distribution system for personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authority public health officials receive data on positive covid-19 test results...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for banning the sale and production of menthol cigarettes in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Reproductive Value R rating is for (a) Yorkshire (b) North Yorkshire and (c) York.

      Dyslexia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce adult dyslexia diagnostic assessments in the NHS for people that did not receive an assessment...

  • Department for International Development

    • Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to her Bangladeshi counterpart on the internet ban in Rohingya refugee camps.

    • Crimes of Violence: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of the UK’s Official Development Assistance was spent on projects tackling gender-based violence in...

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the need for humanitarian aid to support refugees in refugee camps in Myanmar.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support university students with accommodation they can no longer use as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on business rate exemptions for nurseries during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that communication protocols for regular contact between vulnerable children and their schools during...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the spread of covid-19 in school hubs for vulnerable children.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the medical and scientific advice on covid-19 transmission that indicates it will be safe to re-open schools.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons different rules on social distancing are being applied in schools compared to other sectors.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to schools on maintaining social distancing within schools with (a) early years children and (b) limited classroom space.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to issue pedagogical guidance on safe socially-distanced play-based learning for reception pupils.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41551, how many pupils who have been supplied with a computer or laptop for use at home during the...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that free school breakfast and lunch provision continues during the (a) May half-term and (b) summer holidays during...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent equality impact assessment he has undertaken on the application of the prison uniform policy to male and female prisoners.

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence given by the Minister of State for Justice to the Justice Select Committee on the 12 May 2020, (a) by and (b) from...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Barriers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made representations to her counterparts in the (a) EU and (b) US Administration on urgently suspending tariffs on US and EU...

    • Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 42995, if she will publish the responses from the automotive industry.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Appliances: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether suppliers of bathroom and kitchen fittings can reopen showrooms as part of the easing of the covid-19 lockdown...

    • Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning update published on 13 May 2020, whether it is the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many pieces of correspondence he has received from MPs on behalf of constituents on matters relating to covid-19...

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to prevent rough sleeping after the end of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities section 8(3), whether victims of modern...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to end the Everyone In homelessness policy (a) in the next three months, (b) in the next...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, under what circumstances the Government plans to authorise the re-opening of places of worship; and if he will make a...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether funding for the Everyone In initiative will continue for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding local authorities are planned to receive from his Department to house homeless populations in (a)...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to people who were made homeless after the lockdown due to the covid-19...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the effectiveness of its coordination with Local Resilience Forums...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many regular, full-time serving members of the Army there were on the latest date for which figures are available.

    • Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve personnel, excluding members of University Officer Training Corps, have served for a period of over one year.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the defence implications of a satellite navigation system for the UK.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the former Secretary of State for Defence's keynote speech at the Sea Power Conference on 15 May 2019, what progress he has made on...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain armed forces personnel.

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to the Overseas Territories during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the COVID Support Force in supporting public services.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the retirement of the RAF Nimrod fleet, for what reason the UK has not replaced its maritime surveillance capability; and what...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the F-35 Lightening II for long periods of supersonic flight.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Maternity Allowance and Maternity Pay: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance are treated differently under the regulatory framework for universal credit.

    • Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 1994 on the Independent Case Examiner, what steps she is taking to ensure that the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have ceased their child maintenance payments having been made unemployed...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken to increase the server capacity for her Department during the covid-19 oubreak.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what new health and safety measures have been put in place since the start of the covid-19 outbreak to protect cleaners employed by Interserve...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families have been newly affected by the two-child limit on universal credit as a result of making a new claim for that benefit since...

      Universal Credit and Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of temporarily suspending the two-child limit on the child element of universal credit...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing the minimum five week wait before universal credit claimants receive their...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to relax means testing for universal credit applications for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department distinguishes between savings for personal use and savings for the purpose of the ongoing basic maintenance of the...

      Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will temporarily amend the eligibility criteria for universal credit to allow students who are in financial difficulty as a result of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was for a substantive response to letters to her office from hon. Members in the latest period for which figures...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money from the public purse her Department spent on the housing cost element of universal credit in each of the last twelve months.

      Arlington Automotive: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to support disabled employees of Arlington Automotive following the insolvency of that company and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit advance payments were made in (a) March and (b) April 2020.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit deductions for the over-payment of universal credit were made in (a) March and (b) and April 2020.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to inform universal credit claimants that they can apply to have their historic benefit over-payment debts...

      Social Security Benefits: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the under-payment errors in benefits.

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is to ensure that change of circumstance based PIP2 application forms are assessed in a timely manner during the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of networks for peer-to-peer advice and support for farmers to...

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for environmentally responsible farming to deliver (a) healthy soils, (b)...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average time taken was for a substantive response to letters to his office from hon. Members in the latest period...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is he taking to ensure that all those who have registered with the Government as extremely vulnerable are...

      Tuna

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage fishermen to use fishing methods that are (a) dolphin and (b) turtle friendly when...

  • Home Office

    • Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre has accepted new detainees since the start of the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps that...

    • Migrant Workers: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to grant permission to work for (a) medical workers and (b) all other potential workers who have been awaiting a decision...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the provision of financial support...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under (a) what circumstances and (b) with what notice period her Department will end the suspension of the No Recourse to Public Funds...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will increase financial support for asylum seekers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date SAGE first discussed the potential effect of introducing restrictions at the UK borders on the (a) rate of covid-19 infections...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates SAGE provided advice to Ministers on the potential effect of introducing restrictions at the UK borders on the spread of...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the time frame is for the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s review of community-based support.

      Domestic Abuse: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of funding for black and minority ethnic community specialist domestic abuse services...

      Internet: Offences against Children and Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 42080 on Internet: Safety, when her Department plans to publish the interim voluntary codes on...

      Common Travel Area: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the operation of the Common Travel Area.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of preventing people from arriving in the UK if they do not have pre-arranged...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend leave to remain visas until October 2020 for people that are applying for indefinite leave to remain but are unable to...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Section 4 support have been (a) granted and (b) refused since 23 March 2020.

      Homophobia: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Ministerial roundtables on homophobia have been held since the Home Office’s Hate Crime Action Plan refresh document was...

      Stop and Search: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) ethnicity was of each individual subject to and (b) outcome was of each incidence of stop and search since the beginning of the...

      Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to reform the disclosure of criminal records to ensure that (a) minor and (b) historical crimes do not appear...

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether those on a ECAA-2 visa are eligible for Government support during the covid-19 pandemic.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that parents can apply for a passport for their child in cases where they are unable to register the...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing new births to be registered over the phone where birth registry offices are...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to tackle the backlog of appointments to register new births when birth registry offices that are currently closed as a...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many county line phone numbers have been shut down in each month since December 2019.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Education and (b) Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy not to deport the family members of health care workers in the UK on Tier 2 visas who have died as a result...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 21 June 2019 to Question 266278, what plans her Department has to review the decision to not provide EU...

  • Scotland Office

    • Coronavirus: Edinburgh

      What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the outbreak of covid-19 at the international Nike conference in Edinburgh in February 2020.

    • Trade: Scotland

      What recent assessment he has made of the value of trade between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

      Defence: Scotland

      What steps he is taking to support the defence sector in Scotland.

      United Kingdom

      What steps he is taking to strengthen the Union.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41211, whether the Government is taking steps to make it possible for under-18s to submit questions...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Common Travel Area: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s lockdown measures on the Common Travel Area between the UK and Ireland.

    • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on a common approach to tackling the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Treasury

    • Research: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the £22 billion in funding for research and development announced in Budget 2020 will be used to replace funding from the EU shared...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 16 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East.

      P and O Ferries: Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency of P&O Ferries’ announcement on...

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support has been provided by the public purse to employers operating roll-on roll-off passenger ferries from UK ports to mitigate the...

      NMC Healthcare: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support people affected by NMC Health Plc going into administration.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the (a) loan schemes and (b) other fiscal support available for businesses (i) of different...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing penalties from savers who need to withdraw funds from lifetime ISAs to enable them to...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Daycare

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of how many (a) childminders and (b) nannies are eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Nurseries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing business rate exemptions for nurseries in England.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken in line with the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme rules to enable women that took maternity leave in the relevant years to exempt periods of...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) expand the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to include or (b) provide a bespoke support scheme for people who began self-employment in...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the guidance on the covid-19 job retention scheme to ensure the qualification for that scheme of small businesses that have agreed with...

      Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 43059, on Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus, whether HMRC is investigating employers that are accused of...

      Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to provide additional support to people with private pension schemes that have been affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Barristers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make available financial support for Barristers' chambers carrying out publicly-funded work where barristers are not eligible to apply for...

      Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether self-employed workers deemed to fall within IR35 rules are eligible for other Government financial support schemes set up to assist people who have...

      Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 lockdown on people that are deemed by HMRC to be employees under IR35 rules.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the economic value of work that (a) has already been and (b) is projected to be transferred overseas as a result of the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to review the £50,000 cap on earnings in respect of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department plans to provide to help prevent youth unemployment.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to provide additional support for furloughed workers due to the covid-19 outbreak who are paid partially through tronc.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in line with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government support for self-employed people who are structured as a one-person limited company and receive...

      Ports: Milford Haven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to establish a free port in Milford Haven.

      Ports: Milford Haven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an economic impact assessment has been undertaken on a potential free port in Milford Haven.

      Ports: Milford Haven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department last met with Milford Haven Port Authority to discuss a potential free port in Milford Haven.

      Ports: Milford Haven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the additional infrastructure that will be required to support a free port in Milford Haven.

      Ports: Milford Haven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to fund all additional infrastructure required to facilitate a potential free port in Milford Haven.

      Minimum Wage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are receiving less than the minimum wage while on furlough due to the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Leeds,...

      Boats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support is available to hire and passenger boat companies who are ineligible for Government grant schemes because they do not operate from rateable...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that people furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme who are (a) shielding and (b) living...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the submission of contracts as evidence of employment are not permitted to allow new starters to access the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the eligibility criteria for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to include new starters who were not on the payroll with their new...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional financial support he plans to allocate to charities that work with veterans during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy to seek to negotiate an agreement on multi-entry touring visas for UK musicians wishing to...

    • Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the creative industries following the covid-19 lockdown.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on advertising with public service broadcasters in each of the last three years.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason (a) leisure parks have been provisionally scheduled for reopening only in step 3 of the covid-19 recovery...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold further discussions with the BBC on their decision to remove the free television licence concession for people...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission plans to publish a risk assessment of working on the Parliamentary...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition: Health Services and Public Lavatories

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reduce access to (a) health care for young transgender people and (b) public...

    • Government Departments: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will publish the accessibility guidance that issued by his Department to the (a) Head of Digital Communications and (b) Director of...

  • Department for Transport

    • British Airways: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of British Airways' proposed redundancies on Gatwick airport.

    • Transport for London: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the deaths of 28 bus drivers and other Transport for London front line staff from COVID-19; and what steps they are taking to...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any plans to increase public transport after the COVID-19 pandemic are based on the needs of the entire country; and what steps...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Tour Operators and Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to refusing to make furlough payments to all airline and travel operators who have refused to refund their customers for...

      Cycling and Walking: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they intend to introduce to encourage children to walk or cycle to school following the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce the number of cars on the road.

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure the safety of passengers and crew on ferries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Tunnels: West Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect the Queensbury Tunnel for possible future use as a cycleway; and what is the current situation with regard to that tunnel.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to return provision of public transport broadly to levels that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic following the ending of restrictions on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the British Business Bank about the operation of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

    • Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in negotiations to continue the UK’s participation in the Horizon Europe research programme; and what the timetable is for...

      Private Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are seeking to encourage the holding of meetings remotely in the private sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of EU State Aid rules on large charity retailers seeking support through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

      Aviation and Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the (1) aerospace, (2) aviation, and (3) automotive industries in the UK.

      Staff: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with trade unions about identifying staff at greatest risk of contracting COVID-19 and re-assigning the duties of such staff.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether charities based in the UK which advocate for street children are include in the support being offered to small and medium enterprises during the...

      Employment: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any disproportionate adverse effect on women in the labour market resulting from COVID-19.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that trade and business resources in the UK are not exploited by foreign businesses, in particular businesses based in China,...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate that all company accounts must include (1) the amount of taxpayer loans received, (2) the amount received through the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for the government of the United States’ proposals for peace in Israel and Palestine to result in the...

    • West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about demolition and stop-work orders being posted on Palestinian properties in Qarawat Bani Hassan...

      South China Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of (1) Vietnam, (2) The Philippines, (3) Malaysia, (4) Indonesia, (5) Brunei, and (6) other nations, about the...

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iran about the release of (1) prisoners of conscience and (2) dual nationality prisoners.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of serious fighting in Ras al-Ain, Syria, between two militias aligned with Turkey on 22 April; what steps they are...

      Coronavirus: Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards the establishment of an independent international investigation into the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Turkey: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the steps it is taking to protect (1) prisoners awaiting trial, and (2) those convicted of...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was (1) allocated to, and (2) spent by, the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund in the (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, (c) 2018–19, and (d)...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Government departments applied to the Integrated Activity Fund for funding during the 2019–20 financial year; and which of those applications were granted.

      European Central Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects on UK–EU relations of the decision taken on 5 May by the German Constitutional Court that the European Central...

      Turkey: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the religious freedoms of British (1) Jews, and (2) Christians, who are resident in Turkey.

      Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made recently to the government of Nigeria on behalf of Leah Sharibu and other Christian and Muslim girls who have been kidnapped by...

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 February (HL833), what further steps they have taken to secure the release of Leah Sharibu.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Protective Clothing: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the application developed by Doctors Association UK about problems with personal protection equipment (PPE); and (2) reports...

    • Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use international procurement arrangements for the provision of personal protective equipment at the end of the EU withdrawal...

      Wuhan Institute of Virology: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role played, if any, by the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the spread of COVID-19. [T]

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of drive-in COVID-19 testing sites in England are operated by (1) the NHS directly and (2) private contractors; what percentage of...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS participated in the initiative co-ordinated by the Lancashire Resilience Forum to purchase PPE supplies; and if not, why not.

      North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust have access to sufficient PPE so that all drivers have the quantities they require when attending call-outs.

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of NHS hospitals that are not giving personal protection equipment fit tests to staff.

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they received from the Welsh Government concerning the possible redirection of a contract placed by the NHS in Wales with the Roche company,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether garden centres, gardens and public spaces are important for mental health, and whether they plan to prioritise the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests (1) in total, and (2) in each NHS region, were carried out in care and nursing homes in each week from 1 March to 27 April.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of time that a person who has recovered from COVID-19 is able to carry the virus; and what consideration they have given...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 home tests returned to them were not viable owing to difficulties in collecting a sample of the virus when self-swabbing.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many home testing kits for COVID-19 have been (1) returned in an untestable state and (2) not returned.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise different groups in society as the COVID-19 testing programme expands and the lockdown begins to be lifted and, in particular,...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) monitor and (2) treat the impact of the lockdown on children's mental health.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS patients have been treated in independent sector hospitals since the declaration of a Level 4 National incident on 30 January, compared with the same...

      NHS 111: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of NHS 111 call handlers are medically trained; whether the triaging system is reviewed regularly; and if not, what plans they have to...

      Hospitals: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of NHS hospital chaplains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) Germany, (2) New Zealand, and (3) South Korea, to exchange information relating to dealing with the...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the benefits of using a (1) centralised, and (2) decentralised, model for the COVID-19 contact tracing application; which of those...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) a data protection impact assessment, (2) a privacy impact assessment, (3) advice received from the Information...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the organisers of the King's College London and ZOE COVID-19 symptom tracking application about the provision of financial support.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19 and the UK capability to manufacture it.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why a ban on accepting blood plasma for the COVID-19 convalescent plasma trial from gay and bisexual men has been put in place; and whether they will consider the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) prepare for, and (2) administer, a comprehensive national COVID-19 vaccine programme.

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that clinicians continue to have the right to prescribe any urinary incontinence product listed on Part IX of the Drug Tariff...

      Clinical Trials: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure UK–EU clinical trials can continue after the end of the transition period, and once the EU Clinical Trial...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, with respect to the trial on the Isle of Wight of the COVID-19 contact tracing application being developed by NHSX, (1) what questions the trial is designed to...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions the NHSX Ethics Advisory Board reached about the COVID-19 contact tracing application trial on the Isle of Wight.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what ongoing oversight of the use of the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application and the tracing data so gathered the NHSX Ethics Advisory Board will carry out.

      NHSX

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so when, the minutes of the meetings of the NHSX Ethics Advisory Board will be published.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application is considered to be a Grade 1 medical device in law, and if so, what rules must trials of such a product follow.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the NHSX Ethics Advisory Board approved the Data Processing Impact Assessment, including its risk registers, for the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what security and privacy provisions are being used to protect the data of the users of the NHSX contact-tracing app, while making it effective for use by...

      Coronavirus: South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learnt from the experience of the authorities in South Korea in tackling COVID-19; and how that is informing their actions...

      NHS: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards to individual privacy they are putting in place in respect of the use of personal data, applications and other forms of technology to help stop the...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms they are using to keep themselves appraised of research activity taking place in universities, institutes, foundations around the world into...

      Coronavirus: Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the actions of the authorities in New Zealand, Thailand, and Taiwan in deploying digital technologies to enforce quarantines.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any risk models used on smart phone apps to perform contact tracing use Bayesian inference to decide the best course of action given the test results of...

      Drugs: Export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to remove UK export bans on medicines introduced as a response to COVID-19.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies and other bodies will be holding data generated by (1) the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application, and (2) the contact tracing carried about by...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any person will be compelled to download or use the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application; and whether they will propose that it be a criminal offence...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) security, and (2) privacy, provisions are being used to protect the data of the users of the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application; and what steps...

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that diagnosed diabetics in the UK will have sufficient medication to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis, in the event that the UK leaves...

  • Department for International Development

    • Libya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian aid package for Libya proposed by the government of Malta and agreed with EU Foreign Ministers on 22 April.

    • Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided, as part of their International Aid programme, to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in (1) Bangladesh, (2) Sri Lanka,...

      Disaster Relief: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the amount of funding allocated to the Rapid Response Facility to an amount commensurate to the delivery capacity and reach of...

      Rohingya: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 May (HL 3447 ), whether the Essential Service Package disseminated in refugee camps includes...

      Nigeria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 4 May (HL 3012), when the review into humanitarian assistance for additional areas of Nigeria beyond the North...

      Rohingya: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 May 2020 (HL 3447 ), how UK health workers disseminate public health messages on COVID-19 in...

      Kenya: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they and international partners are providing to the government of Kenya to deal with (1) locusts, (2) malaria, (3) food shortages, and (4)...

      Africa: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) malaria, and (2) non-COVID-19 epidemic, services and programmes in Africa are adequately resourced during the...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the higher education sector.

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of school children living in poverty who fall into the vulnerable category for the purposes of their education...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the financial impact on UK universities of restrictions on travel from overseas students in the (1) current academic year, and (2)...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the most vulnerable children whose education is being disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to catch up with...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the number of students enrolling on courses with a public service focus, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the long-term viability of apprenticeship providers, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role that apprenticeships will play in supporting (1) the economy, and (2) people to gain the skills they need,...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that apprentices who have deferred, or taken a break in their studies, because of the COVID-19 pandemic can continue once the...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the current rules for apprenticeships, which require those who have been made redundant to find another job within 12 weeks...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to converting the 30 poorest-performing universities to vocational training colleges following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Education: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the finding of the Sutton Trust on 20 April that only about 30% of pupils are taking part in online lessons, what action they will take to ensure that...

      Higher Education: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the registration process for independent higher education providers has been suspended by the Office for Students; and when they plan to recommence registrations.

      GCSE and GCE A-level: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in relation to (1)SATs, (2) GCSEs and (3) A level examinations for the 2020/21 school year and, in particular, whether they expect teacher...

      Universities: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Universities UK about the number of universities who have furloughed academic personnel.

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether students returning to university in the autumn will be able to receive the same standard of education as would normally...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Nurseries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on the ability of nurseries and childcare providers to retain staff.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide increased financial assistance to school children from disadvantaged families in England when schools reopen.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries they (1) have made trade agreements since 1 January, and (2) are currently engaged in trade negotiations.

    • Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop more resilient supply chains after the COVID-19 pandemic. [T]

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide funding to councils for the provision of payment holidays and forbearance for households unable to pay council tax...

    • Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) pressures were identified, and (2) criteria used, to inform the distribution of the most recent round of funding to local authorities to help them meet...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the application process, including the criteria and decision-making process for applications, for the UK Shared Prosperity...

      Local Government: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which English local authorities are known to have invested public funds in the purchase of commercial property in the last two years; and which of those have...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to local authorities to prepare communities to readjust following the end of the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Community Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) BAME, and (2) Muslim, women’s organisations are allocated enough funding to meet service demands.

      Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to local resilience forums about engagement with voluntary organisations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Second Homes: Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 11 May (HL3496), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what estimate they have made of the...

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow local authorities to extend the validity of all planning permissions for an additional six months or more as a result of the COVID-19...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to support activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic, broken down by service.

    • HMS Dasher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 5 May (HL3163), whether only 23 servicemen out of the 379 servicemen lost on board HMS Dasher when it sank on...

      Intensive Care: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Armed Forces personnel have been deployed in the creation of the NHS Nightingale Hospitals.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long they estimate it will take to implement an increase in social security legacy benefits.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the timetable for the conclusion of negotiations with the EU on fisheries.

    • Roads: Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the amount of fly tipping on or near roads has increased during the last 12 months and, if so, by how much.

      Animal Welfare and Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to (1) zoos, and (2) animal welfare organisations, to enable animals to continue to be looked after throughout the COVID-19...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether meals provided for asylum seekers in temporary accommodation must meet the guidelines set out in the NHS Eatwell Guide.

    • NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any (1) NHS employee, and (2) agency worker engaged by the NHS, during the COVID-19 pandemic who is currently on (a) a...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for the next parliamentary boundary reorganisation process under the 2011 Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act; what is the...

  • Treasury

    • Self-employed: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support is available for people who are newly self-employed in the 2019-20 tax year, and what consideration they have given to allowing these...

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to those who operate a limited company and take dividends as a source of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure employers follow their guidance that atypical workers on PAYE, including agency workers, individuals on zero-hours contracts,...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Voluntary Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have prohibited furloughed employees to continue working or volunteering for the organisation they have been furloughed from under the Coronavirus Job...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential negative impact on graduates, and individuals who have been on sick leave or maternity leave, caused by the policy...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the justification for the cap on trading profits in order to access the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to be set at £50,000 when there is no...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how long they plan to keep the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grant at a rate that covers 80 per cent of wage costs and what plans they have, if any, to...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of weeks they can continue to fund the financial support schemes for individuals and businesses that have been put in...

      Public Sector Debt:: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to begin addressing the increase in national debt that has occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what assessment they have made...

      Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the net income to HM Treasury from VAT in each of the last 12 months.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a list of supported schemes made available during the COVID-19 lockdown, whether mandatory or discretionary in nature, to assist...

    • Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support innovation, and research and development, in the creative sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      National Lottery: Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the total sales of National Lottery tickets for the months of (1) January, (2) February, (3) March and (4) April 2020.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 28 April (HL Deb, col 176) that the forthcoming spending review will address the budget needs for the Olympic...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide testing and tracing opportunities at an early opportunity for those either selected or shortlisted to compete for Great...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of (1) individuals and (2) organisations working in the creative industries who will be eligible for the emergency...

      International Transport: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and plan to have, with tourism ministers in the EU and other European countries to cooperate and coordinate plans to...

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