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Written answers

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department still plans to fund the Parson’s Tunnel to Teignmouth rail resilience project.

    • Commuters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the average commute to work is for employees in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) the North East, (c) England and (c) the UK.

      Cycling and Electric Scooters: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland will receive under Barnett consequentials to help provide for (i) pop-up cycle lanes and...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2020 to Question 39656 on Motorcycles: driving instruction and with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2020 to Question 39656 on Motorcycles: driving instruction, if centres providing Compulsory Basic Training for...

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of motorcycling as an alternative method of transport during the covid-19 outbreak.

      British Airways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Directors of the International Consolidated Airlines Group on the proposed redundancies at British Airways.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the compensation scheme for families of NHS and care workers who die of covid-19 to transport workers in recognition of the vital...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the requirement for Eurostar passengers entering the UK to wear face masks does not apply to passengers on other railway services...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that all frontline railway workers are equipped with adequate personal protective equipment.

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to promote the use of powered two wheelers as an alternative to public transport; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the private coach sector.

      Railways: Kingston upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made with the Mayor of London on the effect of social distancing requirements during the covid-19 outbreak on train...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to reduced train capacity in the event that social distancing measures are enforced, what plans he has to prevent a significant...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that relief crews are able to take over from UK seafarers who have remained at sea as a result...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much HS2 Ltd has paid to date for costs incurred by (a) Thames Valley Police and (b) other police force in providing the extra policing of HS2 works.

      High Speed Two: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what bonus the CEO of HS2 Ltd is due to receive for the current year of their contract; and what the criteria are for receipt of that bonus.

      High Speed Two: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will he publish the (a) annual salaries and (b) bonuses paid to HS2 Ltd personnel in the last 12 months.

      International Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe for coming into force is for the measures in relation to international travel contained in the document entitled, Our plan to...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the (a) Captain and (b) First Officer of a scheduled flight into the UK (i) radioed and (ii) communicated ahead to (A) Airport Arrivals...

      Heathrow Airport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of trials of large-scale temperature checks to help screen arriving and departing...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to discuss with his overseas counterparts an agreement on a common international standard for healthcare screening at airports.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chalfont St Giles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the licence that permitted HS2 to remove parts of the hedgerows in Chalfont St Giles; and what impact assessment was made of the...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 7 April 2020 to the Transport Select Committee, how much has been paid to rolling...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he his taking to protect the public from the high costs of operating leases on privately owned rolling stock as a result of the Emergency...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to introduce a derogation from contractual obligations to pay operating lease charges for rolling stock.

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) capping or (b) suspending the payment of operating lease charges for rolling stock during...

  • Leader of the House

    • House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policy on the House returning on 2 June 2020 of regional variations in the risk of contracting covid-19.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will extend the public subsidy for Post Office Ltd due to expire in March 2021.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is suitable for construction companies...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to support construction companies operating under...

      Coal: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area receive payments from the National...

      Coal: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much (a) coal and (b) cash in lieu a person receives if that person opts for money rather than coal from the...

      Coal: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse is of the National Concessionary Fuel Scheme.

      Cars and Caravans: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's timescale is for re-opening (a) car and (b) motorhome and caravan showrooms as the covid-19...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many covid-19 risk assessments have been (a) carried out and (b) made publicly available at businesses with (i)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with so-called umbrella employment companies about waiving the obligation to fund...

      Small Businesses: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government's policy to seek to draw down the UK share of the coronavirus response investment initiative.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce that flexibility will be agreed to the European Structural Fund conditions for the unspent...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in relation to workplace...

      Arlington Automotive: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for disabled employees of Arlington Automotive following...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria the Government is using to decide which retail businesses can open on 1 June 2020; and if he will make a...

      Citizens Advice: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) Citizens Advice and (B) local branches of that organisation are...

      Horticulture: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 40489, on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, if his...

      Postgraduate Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) guidance and (b) support his Department has provided to PhD students who cannot complete their research due to...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the change in the number people earning the minimum wage who are living in...

      Hospitality Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to businesses that provide meeting and event spaces and who have been affected...

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of proposals for an additional bank holiday in autumn 2020; and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • 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...

    • Crimes against Humanity: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure accountability for victims of (a) war crimes and (b) crimes against humanity...

      Emergency Powers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken to help coordinate an international response to the potential state misuse of emergency...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help Indian nationals who are ordinarily resident in the UK to return from India during...

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens working abroad.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist the repatriation of UK citizens working on cruise ships during the covid-19 pandemic.

      South Asia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the covid-19 pandemic, how many UK nationals registered an interest with his Department by 19 April 2020 to...

      South Asia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43580 on South Asia: Coronavirus, how many UK nationals who registered an...

      South Asia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 11 May 2020, Official Report, column 12 on repatriation, how many of the 30,000 British...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of India on Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      Grenada: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of British citizens in Grenada awaiting repatriation as as result of the...

      Punjab: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals stranded in (a) Amritsar and (b) Punjab; and what steps he is taking to...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart since the formation of the new Israeli Government on the illegal...

      Bahrain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Bahraini counterpart on ensuring that prisoners in that country can access (a) external...

      Jamaica: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people (a) applied for and (b) were given a seat on the special flight from Kingston, Jamaica to London on 7 May 2020...

      Bahrain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to my letter of 9 April 2020 to the Bahraini Ambassador to the UK and copied to the British Ambassador to...

      Venezuela: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has plans to arrange a repatriation flight from Venezuela for UK residents that have been unable to...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of the UK's Overseas Territory Blue Belt marine protected areas have published and are implementing marine protected...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability of UK citizens to travel abroad during the covid-19 outbreak in order to register...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent additional British citizens being imprisoned for the purpose of diplomatic leverage in Iran.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Leader of the House of 13 May 2020, Official Report, column 272, that it is important...

      British Embassy Tehran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether an agreement has been reached with Iran on compensating the UK for damage to the British embassy in Tehran in 2011.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46636 on British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus, how much of the £75...

      Vepa Matyakubov

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Turkmenistan on the release from prison of Vepa Matyakubov as a result of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Minister for Asia plans to respond to the letter of 7 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East, reference...

      Mubarak Bala

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Nigerian counterpart on the arrest of the President of the Humanist Association of...

      Croatia: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Croatia on that country's continued international obligations...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to page 47 of the New Decade, New Approach agreement, whether he plans to ensure that legislation on unfettered trade access...

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his oral contribution of 13 May 2020, Official Report column 235, whether unfettered access excludes (a) import declarations and...

      Exports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to Article 6.1 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, what the international requirements and commitments are that are...

      Northern Ireland Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the last...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support he is making available to people living with cancer in Rotherham CCG whose treatment has been interrupted by...

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the level of under-counting of deaths from covid-19 on death certificates; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of prisoners who have assessed mental health needs that would normally receive a psychiatric healthcare...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research undertaken by Xu K of the State Key Laboratory...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether tests for covid-19 that have exceeded the recommended time-frame for results are recorded as clinical incidents.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been tested for covid-19 in each region as at 15 May 2020.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish a helpline for careworkers to raise concerns on (a) the operation of the care home they work for and (b) its...

      Vitamin D: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of Vitamin D in the (a) treatment and (b) prevention of covid-19.

      Palantir: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the terms of reference of the (a) current and (b) former contracts between his Department or it's executive agencies...

      Palantir: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data has been made available by his Department to Palantir in relation to that company's contract with the NHS; and (a) where and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure that all local authorities...

      Palantir: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the statement of works from the contract between the NHS and Palantir.

      Palantir: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what rights the Government has granted to Palantir through its contract with the NHS to (a) access the NHS's application programming...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time is for people to be given their covid-19 test results.

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement by the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 May 2020, how many of the 149 million masks delivered to NHS...

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many days supply for the NHS and care workers will be provided by the 70 million FFP2 and FFP3 face masks being procured from...

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of pieces of personal protective equipment delivered to NHS and care workers via NHS supply chains since 1...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of pieces of personal protective equipment used by the NHS in 2019 were (a) masks, (b) goggles, (c) aprons,...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the minutes of meetings held by the NHS COVID-19 App Ethics Advisory Board will be published.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when data stored centrally by the NHSX Covid Tracking app will be deleted.

      Coronavirus: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to cases where death from covid-19 is linked to an underlying health condition, whether both conditions as causes of death...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with covid-19 have been discharged from hospitals into care homes in the UK.

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the number of UK and overseas companies awarded Government procurement contracts...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that due diligence is undertaken on personal protective equipment public procurement contracts with...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the total value of personal protective equipment public procurement contracts in the financial...

      Maternity Services: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on maternity litigation claims in 2018-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 test swabs have been sent for analysis overseas since the start of the outbreak of that disease.

      Ports: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of UK ports of entry have had (a) Public Health England, (b) Public Health Wales, (c) Public Health Scotland...

      Eating Disorders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) isolation and (b) public information messages not to go out shopping often during the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of demand for mental health services for children and young people since the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to achieve the goal set out in the NHS Long Term Plan of ensuring that all children and young people who need...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care home residents were tested for covid-19 in each week from 2 March 2020 to 4 May 2020.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care home employees were tested for covid-19 in each week from 2 March 2020 to 4 May 2020.

      Care Homes: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many residents of (a) care homes and (b) nursing homes were admitted to NHS hospitals in England in (i) March and (ii) April 2020.

      Coronavirus: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's timescale is for reviewing restrictions on day patient care for people with eating disorders during the covid-19...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the source code of the server used for the NHS covid-19 tracing app.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) for what reason he has not published and (b) if he will publish an unredacted version of the risk section of the NHSX Contact Tracing...

      Coronavirus: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department is applying to health and social care charities for the funding allotted by the Government for charities in...

      Coronavirus: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many testing kits have been sent to the Queen Elizabeth hospital Gateshead testing labs in each of the last eight weeks; and what...

      Coronavirus: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 track and trace staff are based in Tyne and Wear.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of Government PPE procurement contracts for each country supplier; and what proportion of personal protective...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) value of outstanding Government personal protective equipment procurement contracts.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when residents of care homes in England will be able to receive visitors; and what testing plan for visitors will be put in place to...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) cleaners, (b) porters, (c) patient transport staff and (d) other outsourced NHS workers are eligible for the life assurance...

      Health and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to roll out covid-19 antibody tests for (a) health and social care staff (b) hospital patients, and (c)...

      Coronavirus: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the safety of using (a) face coverings with clear panels and (b) transparent face shields to...

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of covid-19 on BAME pregnant women.

      Coronavirus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of babies born with covid-19.

      Ethnic Groups: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce racial disparities in maternal healthcare.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for launching the NHSX Covid Tracking App throughout the UK.

      Coronavirus: Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to publish the expert clinical guidance that it commissioned on thrombosis and critical care for patients with...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of consultants advising his Department in each financial year from 2017-18 to 2020-21.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the...

      Coronavirus: Nike

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on whether Public Health England was informed by Nike that it was (a) closing and (b) disinfecting...

      Coronavirus: Nike

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he was made aware of the suspected outbreak of covid-19 at a the Nike international conference in Edinburgh on 26 and 27 February...

      Care Homes: Life Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the life assurance scheme to care workers in privately funded care homes.

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) evidence base used (b) authorities consulted by Public Health England in formulating its guidance on the use...

      Care Homes: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether care home staff are permitted without Level 3 PPE to undertake cardiopulmonary resuscitation on (a) residents who have tested...

      Coronavirus: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) data sharing agreements were entered into and (b) data impact assessments were conducted on potential work with (i)...

      Coronavirus: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) contracts and (b) value of those contracts with (i) Microsoft, (ii) Palantir Technologies UK, (iii) Faculty,...

      Coronavirus: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria will be used to decide when to close the covid-19 datastore, how the closure of that datastore will be implemented; and...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of demand during the covid-19 restrictions and (b) potential level of demand as those...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the validity of the Ernst & Young estimate that NHS data could be worth £9.6 billion to the...

      Protective Clothing: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individual items of personal protective equipment have been delivered to local authorities through the Clipper distribution...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support and (b) protect BAME (i) NHS staff and (ii) other key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Eyesight: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that communications on the importance of attending eyecare appointments for sight saving treatment is...

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS volunteers have engaged in at (a) one, (b) two, (c) five, (d) ten and (e) more than 11 assignments.

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much revenue accrued to the public purse from payment of the Immigration Health Surcharge in the most recent year for which data is...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the monies that will be accrued to his Department from payments of the Immigration Health Surcharge in...

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the deaths associated with covid-19 comprised people with diabetes in each of the last 12 weeks; for what reason...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate the Government has made of the level of risk of incorrect negative covid-19 test results due to ineffective...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the equity of social care fees passed onto relatives when a loved one has passed away.

  • Department for International Development

    • Nutrition: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help ensure that there is no cliff edge in nutrition financing.

    • Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish her Department's guidance to country offices on re-prioritising projects and programmes as a result of the...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43725, if she will publish the Government policies to ensure pharmaceutical...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that developing countries have access to covid-19 testing.

      CDC: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total invested by the Commonwealth Development Corporation in (a) Shan Orchard, (b) Frontiir Co. Ltd, (c) Solar Home Pte Ltd,...

      CDC: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the (a) Environmental and Social Due Diligence and (b) assessment against the Commonwealth Development Corporation...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to engage with faith-based actors in (a) communicating public health messages and (b) her...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of effect of the Bangladeshi Government’s internet restrictions in Rohingya refugee camps on the...

      Department for International Development: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average length of time was for Ministers of her Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in...

      Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the Government’s commitment to ensure that every girl in...

      Commonwealth Veterans' Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) veterans, (b) widows of veterans and (c) households have been supported through the Commonwealth Veterans Programme in...

      Veterans: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of commonwealth veterans and their families who worked for UK armed forces before their...

      Global Partnership for Education: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has provided additional funding to the Global Partnership for Education to sustain education systems in the...

      CDC: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the business activities are of (a) Shan Orchard, (b) Frontiir Co. Ltd, (c) Solar Home Pte Ltd, (d) MC Easy Microfinance Co. Ltd,...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many disadvantaged pupils have been provided with a laptop for homeworking during the period of school closures due to the covid-19 outbreak in...

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has provided to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on helping to ensure a smooth transition for Year 6 pupils in September 2020.

      Private Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 lockdown, if he will give discretion to independent schools to prioritise the return of Year 8 pupils due to undertake...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the re-opening of universities in autumn 2020.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to students on securing accommodation in advance of the start of the autumn 2020 university term.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the range of workers that should be regarded as key workers for the purposes of...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the risks to school staff who work with children with special educational needs of contracting covid-19.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, whether children returning to school in June 2020 will follow the National Curriculum.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to reimburse schools for the costs that they have incurred as a result of providing online learning for pupils during the...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the (a) value of and (b) performance against key performance indicators of the Government’s contract with Edenred to...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for children's services in light of the finding of the report published by Barnardo's,...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that early intervention children's services are adequately funded.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that women in receipt of reduced support under the Self-Employment Income Support...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support teachers in providing face-to-face and online support to students in different year groups and classes during the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding the Government has allocated to schools reopening on 1 June 2020 for (a) cleaning, (b) personal protective equipment, (c)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the scientific evidence submitted to his Department in relation to covid-19 on the (a) transmissibility for 0-10 year old children,...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will extend the eligibility of the Education and Skills Funding Agency's post-16 provider relief scheme established in response to the covid-19...

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of supply of personal protective equipment for (a) staff and (b) pupils in schools.

      Young People: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support will be made available to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people (a) inside and (b) outside school.

      Children: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what continuing bereavement support services he plans to make available to support children in relation to (a) deaths from covid-19 and (b) other...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will relax the fines regime for non-attendance at school by pupils in families with specific health conditions.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure the continued provision of best practice remote schooling for (a) children who have a negative experience of school and (b) other...

      Children: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to ensure that every child has access to at least one hot meal each day.

      Educational Institutions and Social Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Ofsted's announcement of 17 March 2020 on the temporary suspension of routine Ofsted inspections of schools, further education,...

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the removal by The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 of the requirement to inspect children’s...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's announcement New major package to support online learning announced on 19 April 2020, what plans his Department has...

      Children in Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support is being allocated to councils to support children in the care system during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 45341 on Children: Social Services and Special Educational Needs, for what reasons a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference the guidance published by his Department on 24 March 2020 entitled Actions for early years and childcare providers during the...

      Educational Institutions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to review funding rates for colleges.

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the financial recovery of colleges after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Educational Institutions: Computer Software and Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the £1.5 billion capital funding announced in the 2020 Budget he plans to invest in (a) technology and (b) software for colleges.

      Higher Education: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) students, (b) undergraduates and (c) postgraduates there were studying at each higher education institution in each year since 2009; and...

      Higher Education: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) total income and (b) fee income each higher education institution received from (i) all students, (ii) UK students, (iii) all non-UK...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46731, when he plans to publish more detailed guidance on the operation of social distancing for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to support debtors during the covid-19 outbreak by (a) providing a mechanism for people who have historically been charged VAT on...

    • Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who (a) have fallen and (b) will fall into debt as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to debtors of High Court Enforcement officers' continued application of VAT to judgment debts during...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 45346 on Prisons: Coronavirus, how many cases of covid-19 there have been in each prison in England...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to protect (a) prison staff and (b) prisoners who are unable to socially distance.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 45068 on Prisoners: Home Detention Curfew, if he will breakdown the (a) violence against the person,...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using recently closed courts such as Camberwell Green Magistrates Court to help increase...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Law Commission will publish its consultation paper on hate crime; and whether the review has been delayed from its original time frame of 18 months.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on restricting future international trade deals to countries that operate a market economy.

    • Overseas Trade: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries are deemed by her Department as operating under non-market economy conditions.

      Trade Agreements: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2020 to Question 43823, when her Department plans to commence trade negotiations with Turkey; and if she...

      Trade Agreements: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2020 to Question 43823, which (a) non-governmental organisations, (b) trade unions and (c) businesses her...

      Department for International Trade: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the last...

      Drugs: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to prevent a potential increase in drug purchasing costs for the NHS in future trade deals.

      Trade Agreements: Arbitration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is the Government's policy to exclude investor-state dispute settlement courts from any new trade deals.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she will bring the Government’s negotiating objectives before Parliament in advance of future trade discussions; and whether...

      NHS: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the the protection of the National Health Service from future trade deals.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Repossession Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether two months’ rent arrears will be grounds for mandatory possession as stated in Ground 8 of Schedule 2 of...

    • Cladding: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on providing interim support to cover Waking Watch schemes in buildings with dangerous...

      High Rise Flats: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in discussions with the insurance industry to reduce escalating premiums for leaseholders...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for the re-opening of places of worship as covid-19 lockdown measures are eased; and if he will make...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the estimate by the Local Government Association...

      Coronavirus: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the long-term financial effects on local authorities in (a) the South West and (b)...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that local authorities are provided with sufficient funding to provide grants to all charities in...

      Uk Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that an assessment of (a) economic equality across all regions and...

      Uk Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what role the Government plans that voluntary and community organisations will play in accessing funding from the...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund is (a) subject to Freedom of Information requests or (b)...

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure public consultation on local planning decisions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2020 to Question 12851, on Council Tax Reduction Schemes, how much income was...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2020 to Question 12853, on Council Tax Benefits, if he will provide details of...

      Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2020 to Question 12854, on Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review,...

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many eviction notices have been issued in each week since March 1 2020.

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of value of rent arrears outstanding in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the...

      Religious Freedom: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Government plans to issue the armed forces pay award.

    • HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to establish in the 2020-21 financial year the final cost to the public purse of the Carrier Alliance project to build HMS Prince of...

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 41912 on Type 23 Frigates, how many days each Type 23 Frigate was at sea in the years (a) 2018, (b) 2017,...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to reintroduce the Major Projects Report.

      Veterans: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to support Commonwealth-born veterans without the right to remain in the UK.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

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

    • Work Capability Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her policy that (a) referrals to Work Capability Assessments continue during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) staff are processing...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure the adequate performance of her Department's benefit processing systems as a result of increased demands...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure (a) efficient and (b) effective decision making on new claims for disability benefits during the covid-19...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on maintenance payments under the Child Maintenance Service to...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,how many people in each age group have claimed for universal credit since 12 March 2020.

      Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on unemployment in the UK.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) inspections have been carried out and (b) enforcement notices have been issued by the Health and Safety Executive in each of the...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits staff from (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) local authorities have made to (i) investigate evidence that health and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average value of advance payments made to new universal credit claimants in each week since 1...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average value was of universal credit payments made to new claimants in each week since the beginning of March 2020.

      Unemployment: Cornavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to implement a post covid-19 employment programme to address (a) youth unemployment and (b) long-term unemployment.

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workplace spot checks the Heath and Safety Executive has carried out in each of the last six months.

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the £14 million additional funding for the Health and Safety Executive announced in the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and...

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the additional volume of (a) call centre staff, (b) inspectors, and (c) equipment that will be provided by the...

      Restart Programme: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of establishing a restart programme for 19-25 year olds entering the job market in 2020.

      Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to allow students in further and higher education to apply for Universal Credit during months when they are not...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Health and Safety Executive has to increase its engagement with and awareness amongst the general public.

      State Retirement Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to maintain the triple lock on state pensions after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Occupational Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of effect of stock market fluctuations due to the covid-19 outbreak on the value of occupational pensions.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish a breakdown of the number of universal credit claimants by employment sector background for each (a) parliamentary...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the household income of pensioners.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for housing benefit were made in week since 1 March 2020.

      Housing Benefit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether housing benefit claimants unable to return to the UK after an overseas visit as a result of travel restrictions imposed in response to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Agriculture Bill, what criteria his Department will use to determine a public good that is eligible...

    • Animal Products and Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the arrangements for checks on the shipment of food or animal...

      Agricultural Products: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether inspections of non-livestock goods from Great Britain travelling into the single epidemiological unit on the island...

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion of live animals and products of animal origin which currently...

      Boats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of Government support for the Navigation Authorities to meet the costs of commercial...

      Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government’s funding support packages available to (a) aquariums...

      Inland Waterways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether waterways businesses will be eligible for the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund; and what recent discussions...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how people shielding due to the covid-19 outbreak will be allocated supermarkets for priority deliveries; and whether those...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring more detailed and extensive labelling of the country of...

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 42137, if his Department will bring forward a grant scheme for growers in...

      Agriculture: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure that farmers remain competitive in the UK market and (b) prevent the...

  • Home Office

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 4 and 5 on page 3 of her Department's Factsheet on Cannabis, CBD and other cannabinoids, what assessment she...

    • Domestic Abuse: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle domestic abuse against men.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend its contract for ASPEN cards.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend its contract with Post Office Ltd for biometric residence permit collections.

      Royal Family: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been covered by the VIP and Royal protection scheme; and what the cost of that scheme has been to public purse in each...

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of referrals to the National Referral Mechanism were made by telephone in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

      Home Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings she had with her Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser (a) from 1 September to 30 November 2019 and (b) from 1...

      Police: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police forces on (a) how to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), (b) when to wear PPE and...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Questions 41463 and 41464 tabled by the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) flights of private non-scheduled aircraft and (b) individuals, including crew members, landed at UK airfields from 1 January...

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people including crew members arrived at the UK border via (a) general aviation, (b) military airfields and (c) non-control point...

      Social Distancing: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to police on the criteria that frontline officers may use to determine if a person is sufficiently alert for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer the letter to her dated 7 April 2020 from the hon Member for Manchester, Gorton regarding Ms D McDowell.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National Referral Mechanism for protecting children that are victims of (a)...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has been made on developing a registry of modern slavery statements.

      Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of the 18 May 2020 to Question 46045, if she will ensure that statistics on how many passenger arrivals to the UK...

      UK Border Force: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times UK Border Force officials have requested assistance from Public Health England officials to deal with suspected cases of...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons asylum support rates are lower in 2020 than they were in 2002; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the asylum support rate of £37.75 per week during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to question 34992, on Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Coronavirus, how many new detainees that...

      Migrant Workers: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the annual value of the health service charges that her Department collects from immigrants working the the NHS and social care...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people paid the Immigration Health Surcharge in the most recent year for which data is available.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were given leave to remain in the UK subject to the no recourse to public funds condition in 2019.

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department first appointed a Director of Official Development Assistance, and what the (a) salary and (b) job description is for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the outstanding issues to be tackled in negotiations for a future UK-EU trade deal.

    • Government Departments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Government departments buy (a) ceramic tableware and (b) other products from UK manufacturers (i)...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on allowing 180-day visa-free tourist travel for UK citizens in the Schengen area.

      Joint Ministerial Committee On EU Negotiations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the date is for the next meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made in negotiations with the EU on the practical arrangements to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol of the EU...

      Inflation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the basis of monthly inflation figures produced by the Office for National Statistics remains comparable during...

      Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43737 on Ministerial Responsibility, and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020 of the...

      Care Homes: Redbridge

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many covid-19 related deaths were recorded in care homes in the London Borough of Redbridge in each month in 2020.

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been re-deployed to support the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the framework for the future relationship with the EU.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of easing covid-19 restrictions to allow weddings to take place with a limited number...

      Prime Minister: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of consultants advising his Department in each financial year from 2017-18 to 2020-21.

      Cabinet Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the last two years.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on which dates data on people who are medically extremely vulnerable to covid-19 and should therefore be shielded has been provided to local...

      Cabinet Office: Directors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his 12 May 2020 announcement of four new Cabinet Office non-executive board members, how many candidates (a) applied and (b) were...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the preparedness of the UK border for the end of the EU Withdrawal Agreement...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the pause in the Financial Conduct Authority's consultation on Guidance for firms on the fair...

    • Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of raising the £51,000 business rates limit for covid-19 support grants for businesses in line...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to allow charity employees who would otherwise have...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on extending the Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant to organisations...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on providing dedicated grant support to charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the £160 million announced for charities due to the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak will be received by charities.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the employer contribution will be implemented to ensure that staff continue to receive at least 80 per cent of their salary following the extension of...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the duration of the Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for self-employed people who cannot go out to work because they...

      Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the names of successful applicants to the Covid Corporate Financing Facility.

      City Region Deals: West of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of underwriting the City Region Deal for the West of England to remove the financial risk from the...

      Council Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a council tax support grant for local authorities that face significant shortfalls in...

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to support people who are paid a substantial part of their income via commission and have lost that income as a result of the...

      Multinational Companies: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to ensure that businesses headquartered in a recognised tax haven do not receive taxpayer-funded covid-19 support.

      Future Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the £500m Future Fund announced on 20 April 2020 will open for applications.

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure continued tax relief for seafarers unable to take to sea due to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Transport for London: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the Barnett consequentials as a result of grant funding and loans provided by his Department to Transport for London during...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of applying a credit for the 2020-21 financial year to VAT accounts of £17,000.

      Inheritance Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will temporarily extend the time limit within which inheritance tax must be paid during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43961, by what means holders of National Insurance numbers will be made aware that funds have been...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43961, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on enforcement of the obligation on...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43961 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, how many submissions of the iForm referred to in that Answer...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43961 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, what support he is providing to bodies representing workers on...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether public sector organisations can re-hire employees who stopped working for them on or after 28 February 2020 for the purposes of furloughing them...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been furloughed through the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme in each sector of the economy since the start of that scheme.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits for charities of raising the rateable value threshold for the Coronavirus Business...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that local authorities are provided with sufficient funding to provide grants to all charities in receipt of charitable rate relief.

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support Directors of small businesses during the covid-19 outbreak; and if will he introduce financial support measures for...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Chancellor for the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are unable to open a bank account when the contract with Post Office Ltd for the Post Office Card...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether businesses that operate from a business unit with a rateable value of up to £51,000 are eligible for the (a) Retail, Hospitality & Leisure...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations in Hospitality Union’s #NationalTimeOut campaign; and what recent steps he...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Sole Traders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme so that sole traders, acting as limited companies, that complete their yearly payroll after 19 March...

      Public Expenditure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on his plans for the review of the green book announced in the 2020 Budget.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, what recent estimate he has made of the number of women whose average income calculation has...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme applies to freelancers who have been contracted by public service broadcasters.

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing (a) income protection and (b) access to statutory sick pay for freelancers in the creative...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the 20 April 2020 correspondence on furlough from the hon. Member for Angus.

      Treasury: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the last two years.

      Tenants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on financial support for tenants during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on financial support for students during the covid-19 outbreak over summer 2020 .

      Community Development Finance Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the support that community development financial institutions can offer to SMEs during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of excluding pension income from the definition of non-trading income for the purposes of the...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses that will be excluded from the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund due to the exclusion of the...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Aberdeen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Aberdeen have (a) applied and (b) been approved for a loan from the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer to the Answer of 12 May to Question 44022 on Business: Coronavirus, for what reason the amount that businesses with a rateable value...

      Solicitors: Business Premises

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend business rates relief to solicitors firms which occupy premises with a rateable value in excess of £15,000.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to change the earnings threshold for businesses based in London to enable more self-employed people to access the Self-Employment...

      Economics of Biodiversity Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to apply the interim findings of the Dasgupta review on the economics of biodiversity to decisions on economic policy and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when charities providing support for people during the covid-19 outbreak will be able to submit bids for funding to National...

    • Greyhound Racing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department has provided to the greyhound racing sector as a result of the...

      National Lottery: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the National Lottery’s income is derived from players aged 16 and 17 in (a) main lottery sales (i)...

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the spread of fake news relating to covid-19 circulating (a) on social media and...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £360 million allocated to charities to help mitigate the effect of the covid-19 outbreak has been...

      Public Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Digital Media and Sport, into which step of the Government's covid-19 recovery strategy does the re-opening of public libraries fall.

      Charities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of enabling furloughed staff from charities to...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to issue guidance on the £750m funding for the voluntary and community sector; and what the...

      Shops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will prioritise reopening of (a) caravan and motor home sites and (b) other accommodation businesses without...

      Leisure: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to publish guidance on the opening of dance studios and other providers of activity for young...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of support needed by community sports groups and clubs during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Easyjet: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions has he had with representatives from (a) the Information Commissioner's Office and (b) Easyjet on (i) the...

      Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the contribution to the UK economy of the event catering industry; and what estimate...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Charities Commissioner to ensure that charities are do not go into administration as a...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to introduce a financial recovery programme for voluntary and community organisations.

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of reduction in finances to voluntary and community organisations over the last (a) 12 weeks, (b) 6...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the equity of distribution of funding allocated to voluntary and community organisations in...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he last made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Compact with the Voluntary and Community Sector.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to outdoor activity providers on the safe reopening of instructing facilities for (a)...

      Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to require social media platforms to publish audited data on the effectiveness of their anti-disinformation...

      Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what audit information on the effectiveness of social media anti-disinformation work is obtained by the EU authorities; and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had with trade unions as required by Health and Safety law...

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will ensure that completed risk assessments drawn up to facilitate a full return to...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what health and safety measures will be carried out to facilitate a full return to Parliament...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had with (a) trade unions and (b) hon. Members to...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission had with the Health and Safety Executive to facilitate a full...

      Members: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46690 on Parliament: Coronavirus, what...

      Members: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent estimate the Commission has made of how many hon Members (a) may be shielding (b)...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when it plans to publish the risk assessment on the safety of Parliament opening on 2 June 2020.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Election Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Commission (a) plans to enable itself to take prosecutions to court...

  • Attorney General

    • Criminal Proceedings: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, whether the oral contribution of the Solicitor General of 22 May 2019, Official Report, column 370 WH, on there being no corresponding legal duty on the defence to...

    • Remand in Custody

      To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions the Director of Public Prosecutions was informed of a failure to comply with custody time limits in April 2020.

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook with the (1) Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, (2) Independent Garage Association, and (3) Institute of the Motor...

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with British Airways and other airlines about the (1) requirement to provide passenger refunds for cancelled flights within the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their announcement of a £2 billion funding package to support alternative ways to travel, how this funding will be distributed to local...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Leader of the House who is responsible for ensuring that ministers adhere to paragraph 6.14 of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings in the House of Lords...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Trade Marks: Legal Opinion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that there will be equality in the treatment of rights of representation between trademark attorneys in the UK, the EU, and the...

    • Dismissal: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that (1) disabled people, and (2) those who live with a vulnerable person, are being threatened with dismissal if they do...

      Coronavirus: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research into COVID-19 by the MIGAL Research Institute in Israel and the potential effectiveness of their orally-administered...

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 24 July 2019, what steps they have taken to establish a UK satellite navigation system.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the feasibility study carried out by the UK Space Agency concluded that it was feasible for the UK to establish its own satellite navigation system.

      Galileo System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what part, if any, the UK is playing in the EU’s Galileo satellite system.

      Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the negotiations regarding future participation by the UK in the Horizon Europe research programme; and what preparations are being...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 May (HL Deb, col 681), what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the continuing prohibition on...

    • Iran: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the US government on facilitating the supply of humanitarian relief to the government of Iran for the treatment of Iranian...

      West Bank: Bank Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the Israeli military order that forbids banks in the occupied West Bank from processing...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian man was shot dead by hospital guards in front of Sheba hospital on...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that an unarmed 15 year old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces during a raid...

      West Bank: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that mobile latrines have been demolished and water tanks have been damaged by...

      West Bank: Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs West Bank Demolitions and Displacement: An Overview, published in...

      West Bank: Roads

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that roads in the West Bank to Palestinian communities have been blocked by Israeli...

      Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to call for the Biological Weapons Convention to be updated to include provision for inspection and compliance enforcement at the Ninth Review...

      Hebron: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to propose a joint UK–EU initiative to protect the Ibrahimi Mosque, following reports that the government of Israel...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the recent judgment handed down by the Israeli Central Court to deduct 450 million...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the use of Military Order 1797 on Palestinian property and the demolition of unlicensed...

      Hebron: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority about the preservation of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for suspending charging for prescriptions in England to assist pharmacies and patients by removing the need to collect...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they are developing for extensive testing, contact-tracing and quarantine in society as a whole prior to schools starting up again during the COVID-19...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used to select Deloitte to manage the procurement of personal protection equipment.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 contact tracing workers (1) have been recruited, (2) have been trained, and (3) are currently working on such tracing.

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of carbon monoxide poisoning risks in the home, what steps they have taken to (1) raise awareness of the availability of free call-out gas services,...

      Gambling: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Royal Society for Public Health Problem gambling and suicidality in England: secondary analysis of a...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the protocols in relation to whistle-blowing in the NHS; and what plans they have to issue new guidance to prevent the victimisation of employees in the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.

  • Wales Office

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK Shared Prosperity Fund matches the (1) money currently received by Wales from EU funding programmes, and (2) level of...

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Commissioner for England: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the provisions of the Family Test are used as a guide in the appointment of a new Children's Commissioner for England.

    • Schools: Breakfast Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue to provide support for the National School Breakfast Programme over the May half-term holiday and summer holidays.

      Schools: Academic Year

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ask schools to stay open during what is normally regarded as the summer holiday period.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on funding for (1) medical faculties, and (2) the teaching of STEM subjects, at higher education institutions of any...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the UK Armed Forces are currently deployed on NATO operations, broken down by service.

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue meeting their NATO commitment to spending two per cent of GDP on defence in real terms.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would the levels of the benefit cap be if they represented the same percentage of average earnings as they did when introduced in 2016; and what would be the...

    • Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what long term proposals they have to tackle any unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Marriage Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation has taken place of projects funded by the Department for Work and Pensions Reducing Parental Conflict Programme; and when a final evaluation...

      Marriage Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the Department for Work and Pensions Reducing Parental Conflict Programme beyond 2021.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they expect Universal Credit claimants to take during the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid the application of the benefit cap.

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the Exchequer for each of the next 20 years of increasing state pensions by the best of price or earnings inflation in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Hormone Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble n 15 May (HL3775), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, why they have adopted...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make Wi-Fi available for people living in all forms of asylum accommodation so that they can contact essential mental health support...

    • Surveillance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May (HL3508), what are the specific exemptions the Civil Aviation Authority have granted to...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 May (HL3390), what plans they have to include consideration of extending the current weekly...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to renegotiate current extradition arrangements between the UK and the USA.

      Extradition: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which EU member states they have concluded extradition agreements to come into force after the end of the transition period.

      Extradition: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been extradited (1) to the USA from the UK, and (2) to the UK from the USA, since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force.

      Police: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the police service; and if they have not made...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all individuals currently in receipt of support, including outreach support, through the Victim Care Contract, will continue to receive financial and case...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they consider that people designated as "no recourse to public funds" under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 will have access to food during the lockdown.

      Cybercrime: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the prevalence of online crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Police: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns raised by police officers about the supply of personal protection equipment for frontline duties; and what (1) guidance...

      Immigration Controls: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to ensure that people quarantine for two weeks following arrival into the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish customs posts at ports and airports in Northern Ireland; and if so, (1) where those posts will be located, and (2) what will...

    • Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further initiatives they will put in place to build and maintain a consensus with Parliament, devolved administrations and local governments on how the...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will provide greater clarity on their plans for the phasing out of current emergency financial measures and the phasing in of any further support...

    • International Monetary System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Foreign and Commonwealth Office had with Cabinet colleagues on their policy at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring meetings...

      Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the (1) application, and (2) rates, of VAT will remain the same in Northern Ireland and Great Britain following the end of the transition period for the...

      Insurance Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the effect of deteriorating credit quality on the (1) profits, and (2) capital generated to meet claims, of life insurance companies...

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 31 March (HL2729), how many people, recorded in HMRC’s Real Time Information records as...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Entertainments and Sports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to return any entertainment and sports centres that are currently being used for medical purposes to their normal use.

    • Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate the rollout by Openreach of fibre-to-the-premises broadband to urban areas; and what is their timeframe for this rollout.

      Broadband: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ensuring that every home and business in the UK will have access to (1) full fibre, and (2) gigabit-capable, broadband by 2025.

      Listed Buildings: Risk Assessment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practical outcomes of the maintenance of the at risk register of listed buildings in England.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Tourism Society about establishing an inquiry into the support needed to protect jobs in the tourism industry in...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow virtual civil partnership registrations during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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