Written answers

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received from members of the public on the HS2 project since he took office; and if he will make a statement.

    • Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of hydrogen refuelling stations.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the financial situation of the airline sector.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the role that hydrogen vehicles can play in tackling air pollution.

      A31: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will determine the responsibility for the maintenance of grids giving access to the A31 between the Verderers of the New Forest and Highways...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether driving instructors are permitted to teach non-key worker pupils under covid-19 lockdown rules; and what covid-19 safety guidelines those...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether common international health standards for aviation can be agreed in order for the Government to be able to...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he plans to provide to the UK aviation industry in light of the policy proposal for a 14 day quarantine for inbound passengers to the UK...

      International Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a common international standard on screening measures on travel during the...

      International Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with (a) the European Aviation Safety Authority, (b) the International Civil Aviation Organization and (c) other...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that theory test pass certificates of learner drivers do not expire during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to provide funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro after the end of the Covid-19 Bus Services Support Grant in June 2020.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposal of 29 April 2020 submitted by the Confederation of Passenger Transport on support...

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to promote the use of powered two-wheelers as an alternative to public transport during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of (a) public and (b) private research and development funding that has been...

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress has been made on the creation of a satellite navigation system.

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to construction companies to enable them to meet health and safety guidelines...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying to remove the EU State Aid cap on the Retail,...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support businesses in the (a) transition to homeworking and (b) procurement of remote...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Government's charter flights to repatriate people to the UK during the...

    • Mexico: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of freedom of religion or belief in Mexico.

      Mexico: Protestantism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Mexican Government on the reported removal of some Mexican protestants’ access to...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) provide consular support to and (b) arrange the repatriation of British citizens in St Vincent...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Ulster Scots Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the document entitled New Decade, New Approach, published on 9 January, what his timescale is for implementing the Council of...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he plans to provide to special school pupils who are due to finish their studies in the current academic year to ensure those pupils are...

    • Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he had with local authorities on the adoption of school uniforms in schools across South Yorkshire.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing parents and carers in England with direct payments in place of the...

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his written statement of 21 April 2020, HCWS193, on Support for Education Settings/Providers, how many (a) laptops and tablets and...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) support pupils in years (i) 10 and (ii) 12 that are not attending school due to the covid-19 outbreak but are due to...

      Free School Meals: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support the families of pupils on free school meals in Blackpool during the school summer holidays in 2020.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) food parcels, (b) national vouchers, (c) local vouchers and (d) cash payments in respect of free school...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of releasing an online version of the proposed Key Stage Two SATs examinations that were cancelled...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that social distancing is maintained by (a) parents and (b) children during travel to and from schools.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what safety (a) guidance and (b) support will be issued to schools that will be reopening on 1 June 2020 during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools and Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the plan for a phased wider opening of schools and nurseries after 1 June 2020 includes the regular testing for covid-19 of asymptomatic (a)...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education,what steps he is taking to ensure that children from lower income families are in receipt of (a) laptops and (b) other necessary educational aides to...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support teachers to ensure minimal disruption to the education and attainment of children from all backgrounds...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison and Probation Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) directly and (b) non-directly employed HMPPS staff are currently (i) working from home, (ii) furloughed or (iii)...

    • Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to ascertain the views of (a) victims of crime and (b) the general public on sentencing policy.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what offences were committed by people sentenced to terms of imprisonment of between 18 months and four years, in each of the last three years.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support people who are in need of urgent priority court hearings.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending claim frequency limits for civil legal aid practitioners.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will restore access to legal aid for asylum seekers in the UK.

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to extend the freeze on bailiff visits in England and Wales for people whose finances have been adversely affected by the...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the freeze on bailiff visits in England and Wales until an independent...

      Criminal Proceedings: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to give victims of crime enforceable rights in the criminal justice system.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of insurance providers on ensuring that business interruption clauses are...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to local authorities in relation to support for people with no recourse to public...

    • Temporary Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with no recourse to public funds do not return to homelessness when the...

      Antisemitism: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Ministerial roundtables on antisemitism have been held since the Home Office’s Hate Crime Action Plan...

      Sikhs: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many roundtables her Department has held with the Sikh community since the Home Office’s Hate Crime Action...

      Travellers: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many roundtables have been held with representatives of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Liaison Group since the...

      Supported Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the adequacy of support provided to people living in supported...

      Leasehold: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of 999 year leases on leaseholders that require maintenance on their properties.

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals on leasehold reform.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser (a) from 1 September to 30 November 2019...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria will be used for local authorities to be able to access the Shared Prosperity Fund; and from what date...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of whether the per capita methodology that is used to allocate emergency funding to local...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the deadlines for when expenditure needs to be...

      Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to (a) regulate the holiday park industry, (b) ensure that practices of park...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to support shared-ownership housing scheme applicants who are enrolled on the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • China: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the expansion of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentre Plus: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Job Centre Plus staff were working (a) from home and (b) on site in (a) March, (b) April and (c) May 2020.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of new universal credit claimants that would be unable to make mortgage interest payments...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a system that calculates the level of benefit a claimant is entitled to...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of removing the triple lock on state pensions on pensioners.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the future of the triple lock on state pensions.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who are (a) deemed to be employed but who are unable to work as a result of the effect of covid-19 on their employment or...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has provided to staff processing claims for universal credit on using a better off calculation when a new claim...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants are (a) awaiting the outcome of and (b) have benefits suspended until conclusion of a benefits tribunal in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sea Bass: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities being unable to introduce emergency...

    • Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable to covid-19 who have...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the UK fishing industry (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) in...

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he is making in implementing a bottle deposit scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the feasibility of releasing detainees from immigration detention centres to (a) prevent and (b)...

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that asylum seeker accommodation adheres to social distancing measures introduced during the...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for the deportation of illegal migrants who have crossed the English Channel to enter the UK during the...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether illegal migrants who have crossed the English Channel to enter the UK are being tested for covid-19; and how many illegal migrants...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are waiting for a decision on their asylum application as at 20 April 2020.

      Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that all people in immigration removal centres have access to soap and sanitiser during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to bring to the UK child refugees that have been granted permission to join their families following the...

      Airports: Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken by Border Force to ensure that people returning to the UK from abroad are aware of the latest Government...

      Aviation: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps Border Force officials are taking to establish whether social distancing is taking place on aircraft arriving in the UK.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis is for the Government's decision to impose a 14 day quarantine for people arriving in the UK; and what assessment...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) masks, (b) visors, (c) pairs of gloves and (d) other items of personal protective equipment were provided to (i) UK Border...

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask Secretary of State for the Home Office, what border controls will be put in place to restrict transmission of covid-19 as other countries begin to ease lockdown measures.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking with the Department for Education to ensure that the required (a) equipment and (b) technology to...

      Offenders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, whether the deportation of foreign-born convicted criminals has been suspended as a result of the covid-19 pandemic; and if she will make a...

      Refugees: Greek Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to facilitate the resettlement of unaccompanied refugee minors from the Greek islands.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of unaccompanied child migrants that have crossed the English channel from France...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been transferred from Section 95 to Section 4 support since 23 March 2020.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many negative decisions on asylum claims have been made but not served since 23 March 2020.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that people are not evicted from asylum accommodation into homelessness when the lockdown restrictions...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to restore the link between the level of asylum support and social security benefits; and if she will make...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of enabling unaccompanied child refugees in the UK to sponsor close family...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish the outcome of its review into asylum support rates; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Section 4 asylum dispersals are continuing during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to enable subsistence only payments that are not connected to the provision of accommodation for Section 4 asylum seekers.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on tackling Hezbollah fundraising operations in the EU.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the UK’s cooperation with EU counterparts on Hezbollah fundraising activities within the EU.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has has with her EU counterparts on tackling Hezbollah fundraising efforts within the EU.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of UK capability to tackle wildfires using aircraft.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what steps the Government plans to take to enforce the 14-day quarantine restrictions on people entering the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the monthly cost to the public purse of quarantining refugees who have crossed the English Channel.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial support the Government is providing to people living in asylum accommodation to ensure that they can access soap, hand...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the methodology is for (a) calculating changes to asylum support rates and (b) ensuring those rates are sufficient to allow asylum...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Question 41028, whether migrants who have illegally entered the UK in 2020, and have not been returned to other countries due to...

      Undocumented Migrants: Dover

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of migrants who (a) entered the UK at Dover (b) were stopped and returned to France...

  • Scotland Office

    • Buses: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on ensuring that new hydrogen fuel cell electric buses are built in (a) Scotland...

    • Poverty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to support people that live in areas of higher deprivation in Scotland during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Tourism: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what support his Department is providing to the Scottish tourism industry during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much funding for covid-19 testing has been allocated from the public purse to Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2020 to Questions 30105 and 37838, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all television broadcasts by...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Protectionism: Drugs and Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will take steps to promote protectionism to reduce the UK's dependence on international trade for supplies of (a) medicines and (b) food.

    • Football Association Premier League: Illegal Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on Premier League income of piracy from overseas broadcast rights.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Snooker

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

    • Newcastle United Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is taking steps to investigate the Saudi Government’s purchase of Newcastle United Football Club.

      Showmen's Guild of Great Britain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will invite representatives from the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain to attend meetings of the covid-19 roadmap...

      Broadband: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether broadband engineers may enter people's homes during the covid-19 outbreak to install fibre connections.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of sporting bodies on the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of COVID-19 cases in Gaza.

    • Southern Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Department for International Development's budget relates to Africa south of the Sahara.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to measure the success of the national voucher scheme; and whether they have access to supermarket data on (1) the amount of vouchers spent, and...

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assurances they have sought from Edenred that the food voucher scheme will work for all those who require them; (2) what plans they have to provide...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the best interests of children who have a parent in custody, during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of disadvantaged in relation to school children.

      Regional Schools Commissioners: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to redefine the role of regional schools commissioners during the period of school closures in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Barristers: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the QC appointments competition to assess whether from 2021 it should no longer be externalised.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Commonwealth: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many open general export licences have been granted in the last five years to Commonwealth countries; and to which countries.

    • World Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the aim expressed in OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy (CP 239) to deliver a “cleaner, more...

      Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure British dual-use exports to Iran will not be deployed for non-civilian purposes following the expiration of the UN...

      Overseas Trade: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate disruption to UK–Africa supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with religious authorities about opening places of worship for (1) personal private devotions, (2) formal services, and (3) funerals...

    • Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to establishing a task force to deal with specific challenges experienced by Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities during the...

      Religious Freedom: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the right of Turkish citizens resident in the UK to freedom of religious worship.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 May (HL3400), what plans they have (1) to encourage more flexible and part time seasonal employment...

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many current seasonal farm workers are (1) Eastern European, and (2) UK recruits through the Pick for Britain scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office officials who have been charged with criminal offences in connection with their public duties are awaiting trial.

    • Police Custody: Solicitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that individuals who are arrested and questioned by the police have access to solicitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and can...

      Fixed Penalties: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fixed penalty notices have been issued under powers granted by orders made under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

      Deportation: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to deport Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to waive the cost requirement for the renewal of visas for those working in NHS hospitals in any capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. [T]

  • Cabinet Office

    • Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they selected Wednesday 13 May as the appropriate day on which unlimited outdoor exercise could resume.

    • Brexit: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to extend the transition period as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Treasury

    • Building Societies: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all regulations relating to the actions that banks are legally required to take when there has been unauthorised or fraudulent activity on a...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend any additional HM Treasury funding provided to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, either through the Barnett Formula or other...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of global markets to fund the borrowing by developed countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

      Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of a rise in interest rates due to an increase in borrowing.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, HMRC will tax the employee on their full salary and not the reduced one if an employer and employee have not...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme does not require an employee to sign up to a salary reduction in order for the employer to make a claim for the grant,...

      Taxpayers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many taxpayers there were with a gross taxable income (1) over £5,000,000, (2) £1,000,000–£4,999,999, (3)...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their (1) economic, and (2) financial, strategy for the post COVID-19 pandemic period.

      Taxation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in respect of (1) personal taxation, and (2) business taxes, for the post COVID-19 pandemic period.

      Customs: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to augment customs arrangements between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland after 1 January 2021.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain will be subject to customs inspections once the UK has fully withdrawn from the EU.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether customs officers will have powers to prevent goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase Stamp Duty Land Tax for foreign buyers.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports and Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish guidance, including in easy read format, for the charity, voluntary and amateur sports sectors in relation to the support...

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish guidance on the use of changing rooms during competitive sporting fixtures, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish guidance on a sport-by-sport basis in relation to the resumption of competitive sport following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Football Association about (1) restarting the English Premier League behind closed doors and (2) the timing of matches...

      Cybercrime: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent cyberattacks on (1) UK computing infrastructure, and (2) any delays to COVID-19 research that such...

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