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Written answers

Thursday, 4 June 2020

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of access to covid-19 tests for NHS staff who want one and (b) accessibility of signposting...

    • NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria are used to refer NHS staff for testing.

      Coronavirus: Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who have (a) pneumoconiosis, (b) silicosis, (c) chronic bronchitis, (d) asbestosis and (e)...

      Liverpool Football Club: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State of Health and Social Care, if the Government will take steps with Liverpool Football Club and the relevant football authorities to (a) trace people who attended the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the effective reproductive number (R rate) of covid-19 and the resulting number of (a)...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Disability

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

      Ambulance Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the guidance his Department has issued to the London Ambulance Service in relation to people suspected of having...

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have had more than one ambulance in attendance before being taken to hospital since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Ambulance Services: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in cardiac arrest did not have an ambulance respond to their call in time in the last six months.

      Coronavirus: Death

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

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have been tested for covid-19 since guidance on attendance at schools was changed in March 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Roche antibody test will be available to the general public.

      Coronavirus: Humber Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the maximum number is of covid-19 tests that can be completed at the Humber Bridge car park testing centre each day.

      Coronavirus: Humber Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests completed at the Humber Bridge car park testing centre have been sent outside UK for analysis.

      Coronavirus: Humber Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 test appointments have been booked at the Humber Bridge car park testing centre since the facility opened.

      Coronavirus: Humber Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests were carried out on each day at the Humber Bridge car park testing centre since that facility opened.

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

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

      Community Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) district nurses and (b) other community medics were tested for covid-19 in each week from 2 March 2020 to 4 May 2020.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

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

      Ambulance Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many paramedics employed by NHS ambulance trusts were tested for covid-19 in each week from 2 March 2020 to 4 May 2020.

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) disabled people and (b) their carers of the changes to Care Act 2014 duties for local...

      Coronavirus: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds data on (a) occupation and (b) gender of people who have requested a sick note from NHS 111 for...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to recruit contact tracers from existing staff in (a) sexual health services and (b) other NHS services relating...

      Obesity: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people (a) who live with obesity and (b) who are adversely affected by covid-19 as...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how admissions are coded in hospitals for obesity; and if he will make a statement.

      Movianto UK: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Movianto contract with the NHS to maintain the UK's pandemic stock pile is an open book contract.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the double-counting of covid-19 tests.

      Abscesses: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to consider the effect on (a) people’s quality of life and (b) NHS resources of the...

      University College Hospital: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the opening of the proton beam therapy service at University College Hospital London has been delayed.

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost to the public purse was of purchasing and installing proton beam therapy machines at the two UK treatment centres...

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of how many patients will receive proton beam therapy at (a) The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data is used and how that data is obtained to calculate the reproductive (r) value for covid-19.

      Respiratory System: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase testing for covid-19 for patients recovering from (a) pneumonia and (b) other respiratory...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the process by which Resource Departmental Expenditure Limits for Personal Protective Equipment are set in his Department.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limits were for Personal Protective Equipment set by his Department on 25 March 2020.

      Coronavirus Act: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts have been awarded to to private companies using Coronavirus Act 2020 emergency tendering powers; what the value of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were tested for covid-19 from 20 May to 31 May 2020 inclusive.

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the 93 per cent of claims for universal credit that have been processed by her Department since 16 March 2020 have resulted...

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the proposals in the Joint call to Government for a Coronavirus Emergency Income...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Interserve

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to provide a substantive Answer to Named Day Question 41056 on Universal Credit which was tabled on 28 April 2020 and was due...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have claimed universal credit in each region of the UK since 12 March 2020.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Child Maintenance Service standard practice of making reassessments when there is a 25 per cent reduction in income, if...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional support her Department is providing to the Heath and Safety Executive to ensure effective regulation of SARS-CoV-2 in...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent inspectors have been employed in each region of the country by (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Local...

      Universal Credit: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the income effect of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme on people who are also claiming...

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number women who have been (a) made redundant and (b) furloughed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Post Office Card Account: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to extend the Post Office card account customer cash delivery service to Wales.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has carried out a recent equality impact assessment into the effect of the benefit cap in relation to the recent...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the outcome of review into how the benefits system supports people who are terminally ill, announced in July 2019.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to support (a) people who have recently received a cancer diagnosis and (b) other people who would...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have moved from legacy benefits to universal credit in each of the last six months through (a) natural migration and (b)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the value of additional support that households subject to the benefit cap at the start of February 2020 have...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to implement the recommendations of the Scope's report entitled the Disability Report: Disabled People and the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their benefits capped since January 31st 2020; and how many of those caps were still in place on 1 June 2020.

      Unemployment: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department is providing to people who have been made unemployed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and who do not have...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department are taking to ensure applicants for disability benefits during the covid-19 outbreak are offered (a) a remote...

      Mental Illness: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure people with mental health problems are aware of their right to have a friend, family member or...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people unable to claim universal credit as a result of having savings of over £16,000.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who have seen a reduction in their universal credit award as a result of having...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households did not receive additional support through (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit due to the policy to provide support...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are in the process of waiting five weeks to receive their first universal credit payment.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits for disabled people of the temporary pause to (a) sanctions and (b) face-to-face...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of whether uprating the legacy benefits received by people with disabilities in line with universal credit could...

      Maternity Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to provide additional statutory maternity pay to mothers who are unable to find childcare to enable their...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants for (a) universal credit, (b) pension credit, (c) income-based jobseeker's allowance, (d) income-related employment and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to suspend the 182 day entitlement limit to the new style Job Seeker's Allowance in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pension Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 lockdown restrictions on the secure transferal of private pension funds to a dependent,...

  • Home Office

    • Boats: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many boats illegally transporting migrants have arrived in the UK in each month of the last three years.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent that was classified as Official Development Assistance in each of the last five years, and what the (a)...

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of her proposed future immigration policy on net international migration to (a) the UK and...

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40514, what steps she is taking to bring forward legislative proposals to categorise being...

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to immigration statistics published by her Department on 21 May 2020 showing that in January to March 2020 there were an...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) instructions and (b) procedures respectively have been (i) issued to UK Border Force vessels, and (ii) agreed between the UK Border...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of EU Members States have been deported from the UK in each financial year since 2016-17.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 45288 and with reference to the Government's announcement on the Immigration Health Surcharge, whether...

      British National (Overseas): Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people hold valid British National Overseas passports.

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the monthly cost is of running each immigration removal centre.

      Migrant Workers: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of adding fruit picking to the Shortage Occupation List; and if she will make a statement.

      British Nationals Abroad: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of temporarily extending passports for UK citizens overseas who are unable...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the accuracy of recent reports of French naval vessels escorting illegal immigrants into British waters...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Immigration Health Surcharge exemption will extend to international volunteers from other countries working in (a) Camphill...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Immigration Health Surcharge exemption will extend to people from other countries who are (a) applying and (b) plan to apply for...

      Children: Separated People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits on exempting children in a joint custody arrangement with one parent overseas from...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 12 May 2020 from Councillor Jennifer Layden and all hon. Members representing Glasgow constituencies.

      Visas: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason time when employees are furloughed does not count towards the 12 month period for the purposes of Tier 1 entrepreneur visa...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of holding virtual citizenship ceremonies during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequor on the funding of a Payments Scheme for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland.

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46639, on Abortion: Northern Ireland, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits...

  • Treasury

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on using the Shared Prosperity Fund to support Wales in responding to the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the PWLB principal and debt repayments for local authorities in the 2020-21 financial year.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that the earnings limit set for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme is consistent with Government financial support for employees who...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to provide guidance to membership organisations on how to use the online tool for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason people in Northern Ireland applying for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme are required to undergo additional credit checks after...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) introducing a second phase of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme to align with the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2020 to Question 37714 on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, what steps his Department is taking to address the...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive about funding for the troubles-related Victims Payment Scheme as set out in the New...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what equality impact assessment his Department made before making the decision not include periods of maternity leave in the monthly payment calculations...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the income forgone by furloughed workers who usually receive tronc payments through formal PAYE payrolls; and if he...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he would make a change in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme regulations to allow the 2019-20 tax year results to be used in calculations...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to allow people who are paid annually but their RTI was submitted after the 19 March for the 2019-20 tax year eligibility to access the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the aviation sector beyond the low season into 2021.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 41968, how many annual PAYE reports were submitted between 19 March 2020 and the end of that tax year,...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to limit the interest rates charged by financial institutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings Ministers of his Department have had in the last three months with representatives of the aviation industry on tackling the covid-19 outbreak.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance the Government has published on whether pregnant women can remain on furlough once their workplace has reopened; and if he will make a statement.

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has of made of trends in the number of insurance companies that are failing to make payments for covid-19 claims despite those claims...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps have been taken to limit the use of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme by foreign nationals who meet the criteria for that scheme but...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 24 April 2020 from the seven hon. Members that represent constituencies in Glasgow on support for universities...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussion he has had with local authorities on the level of residual funding from the (a) Small Business Grant Fund and (b) Retail and Hospitality...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the modified affordability assessment on the number of mortgage prisoners unable to access new mortgage products.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were referred to HMRC from (a) ACAS, (b) Citizens Advice and (c) individuals relating to workers being unpaid or paid less than the...

      Wonga

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for refunds from Wonga customers who were mis-sold higher risk loans remain outstanding; and if he will make an assessment of the potential...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to employees that cannot work as a result of grandparents being unable to provide their...

      Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide support to (a) local newspapers and (b) community magazines during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of taking steps within the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide ongoing support for people who...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an employee of a business who volunteers for a charity as part of that company's corporate social responsibility scheme can continue to undertake...

      Public Works Loan Board: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the remit of the Public Works Loan Board to include local councils in Northern Ireland.

      Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what target the Government has set for recruiting new HMRC customs agents by 1 January 2021; how many of those agents have been recruited as at 1 June...

      Cash Dispensing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will instruct the Joint Authorities Cash Strategy Group to undertake a review of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on access to cash.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cultural Renewal Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how often the Cultural Renewal Taskforce will meet.

    • Charities: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the Government's £750 million support package for charities has been allocated.

      Mobile Broadband: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of a high concentration of 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G equipment, including 20...

      Mobile Broadband: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the average life lifespan is of (a) 2G, 3G and 4G equipment and (b) masts.

      Football Association Premier League: Burton on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has held discussions with representatives from the (a) Football Association (FA) and (b) Premier League on using...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will establish (a) an emergency rescue fund and (b) a cultural investment participation scheme to support (i) theatres...

      Theatres: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a temporary modification to the Theatre Production Tax...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to lay before Parliament the Age Appropriate Design Code for online services.

      Culture and Sports: Coronavirus

      What steps the Government is taking to support (a) Edinburgh West constituency and (b) other communities whose economies are reliant on (i) cultural and (ii) sporting events during the covid-19...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      What steps he is taking to ensure that BT Openreach delivers improved broadband to rural areas.

      Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to help the voluntary sector co-ordinate its response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Culture and Music: Coronavirus

      Whether he plans to deliver a support package for the (a) music industry and (b) culture sector affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending and lowering the seniority levels required to access...

    • Maternity Leave: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending maternity leave by three months to...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish further guidance to councils on the top-up to local business grant funds scheme.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which higher education institutions have received funding from Huawei in the last ten years.

      Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance he plans to issue to dressmakers on conducting consultations and fittings in (a) retail settings and (b)...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish guidelines on how to observe public health and safety in hair salons when they...

      Seagreen Wind Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met with Scottish and Southern Energy regarding their Seagreen Offshore wind development; and what was...

      Seagreen Wind Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from Scottish and Southern Energy on the minimum levels of (a) UK and (b) Scottish...

      Seagreen Wind Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Seagreen offshore wind farm’s Environmental Impact Assessment report Chapter 15, paragraph...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to provide additional financial support to (a) pubs, (b) restaurants and (c) other...

      Flexible Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the increase in workplace flexibility as a result of the...

      Carpets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether businesses solely selling carpets are considered to be homeware retailers who may open their premises.

      Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps he is taking to ensure that employees will not be forced to accept...

      Forests: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that domestic energy consumption does not contribute to global deforestation.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether individuals who own more than one business can receive a covid-19 Bounce Back Loan for each of their businesses...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether small businesses, who initially applied for less than the maximum £50,000 from the Bounce Back Loan...

      Prices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of replicating the steps that other countries have...

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on consumer costs of Ofgem's new charging regime for gas transportation.

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Ofgem on its decision to implement a new charging regime for gas transportation.

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) cost of gas to consumers and (b) viability of energy intensive...

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whom Ofgem is accountable to for its decision to implement a new charging regime for gas transportation.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what additional funding his Department plans to allocate to ensure that homeless people living in (a) hotels and (b)...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group’s report entitled Coronavirus, fear and how Islamophobia...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with waste collection providers on introducing technology in dustbins to protect...

      Domestic Abuse: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that victims of domestic abuse in all locations of the UK are provided...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many rough sleepers have been offered safe accommodation during the covid-19 outbreak by (a) region and (b) local...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what source of additional funding his Department has identified to meet the needs of homeless people accommodated...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homeless people accommodated through the Everyone In programme...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, from which budgets will funding be allocated to meet the (a) immediate and (b) long-term needs of people accommodated...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what additional resources his Department plans to provide to local authorities in support of their role as the main...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of expenditure related to the covid-19 outbreak that the Government will reimburse local...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's News story of 2 May 2020, Top-up to local business grant funds scheme, whether his...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how (a) private landlords and (b) leaseholders can apply for grants under the non-ACM combustible cladding remediation...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the non-ACM remediation fund to cover the removal of all non-ACM...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons buildings between 11 metres and 18 metres in height are excluded from the fund for the remediation of...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when local authorities may levy a charge on the recipients of emergency food parcels during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Northern and Shell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) he or (b) his special advisor had discussions with (i) Richard Desmond and (ii) board members, staff or...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings he has attended with (a) developers or (b) their representatives on the Westferry Printworks...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what contact his special advisors have had with (a) developers or (b) their representatives on he Westferry Printworks...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) he or (b) his special advisors met with with (i) the Prime Minister, (ii) the Prime Minister’s Chief...

      Affordable Housing: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government’s policy is on the balance between delivering affordable housing and protecting heritage assets.

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure the safe re-opening of places of worship as covid-19 social distancing measures are...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has had discussions with representatives from the Muslim Council of Britain on the safe re-opening of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling fee earning civilian staff in his Department to access the Coronavirus Job Retention...

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the work carried out by the STS Aviation Group as part of the E-7 Wedgetail contract will be undertaken by UK subjects.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any IP within the E-7 Wedgetail has been transferred to the UK as part of the contract with STS Aviation Group.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the work undertaken by STS Aviation Group at the Birmingham hanger will include US personnel only areas in order to protect US intellectual...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tendering process was undertaken by his Department prior to STS Aviation Group solutions being subcontracted.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to extend the period beyond three years in which service personnel can report historic allegations of serious sexual assault.

      Saudi Arabia: Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when RAF personnel last serviced the Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado that was shot down over Yemen on 14 February 2020; what steps have been taken to...

      Oman: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last revised its Directive to the Senior British Loan Service Officer in Oman; if he will publish that Directive; and whether that...

      Parachute Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel (a) serving in the Parachute Regiment and (b) supporting arms attached to Parachute Regiment battalions have not (i) qualified as...

      Veterans UK: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 12 May 2020, Official Report, Column 122, when the Government plans to reopen the Veterans UK helpline.

  • Scotland Office

    • Coronavirus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 May 2020, Vol 676 Col 555, whether Members of Parliament representing Scottish constituencies should...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her oral contribution of 20 May 2020, Official Report, col. 612, that (a) the Government Procurement Agreement to which...

    • Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on environmental protection and human rights of maintaining (a) free trade and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using powered two-wheelers as an alternative to public transport during the...

    • Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of of 18 May 2020 to Question 46711 on Driving Tests: Coronavirus, whether he plans refund people if their driving theory test...

      P and O Ferries: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on women seafarers in (a) Hull and (b) Dover of P&O Ferries' announcement of redundancies on...

      Condor Ferries: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Condor Ferries on access to Government-funded furlough schemes for employers of UK seafarers.

      Brittany Ferries: Public Service Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s announcement on 18 May 2020 of £35m funding for critical maritime freight routes, how many routes...

      Railways: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) Network Rail and (b) the East Coast Franchise Operator first notified his Department that the scheduled additional train services between...

      Gosport Ferry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make financial assistance available to Gosport Ferry.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings he has had with Ministers of the HM Treasury to discuss the aviation industry in the last three months .

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on (a) airlines and (b) airports of the 14-day quarantine restrictions for people entering the UK...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the financial effect on (a) the aviation sector and (b) the UK economy of the 14-day quarantine...

      Shipping: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to support commercial seafarers that are stranded on board ships and unable to disembark in the United Arab Emirates.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the process of applying to the DVLA for a provisional licence will resume following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cycling: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the cycle to work scheme to self-employed people as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking in response to the covid-19 outbreak and the reduction in services provided by the Driving and Vehicle Licencing Agency to...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the application of Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to people...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people aged over 70 have applied to renew their driving licence by using the DVLA’s (a) online and (b) postal service in each of the...

      Cycling: Congleton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how residents of Congleton constituency can access the £225 million fund allocated by the Government to the improvement of cycling facilities.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many audits there have been on payments made to bus operators through the Coronavirus Bus Services Support Grant to date.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date he confirmed emergency funding arrangements for (a) private operators of national rail services, (b) private operators of bus services,...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to support the aviation industry and its workforce during (a) the phases of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions easing...

      Biofuels: Agricultural Machinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made from its use in other countries of the potential effect of E10 fuel on (a) farm machinery performance, (b) fuel filter...

      Easyjet: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has had with Easyjet on its proposed 4,500 job losses; and what plans the Government has to help safeguard the future of...

      Public Transport: NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on extending the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020 to the...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a bespoke package of support for the private coach industry during the covid-19...

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Highways England has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on the completion date for the Lodge Hill...

      Cycling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to add cycling statistics to the transport slide presented at the daily covid-19 press conferences; and when he plans to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Eritrea: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Eritrea on the release of political prisoners, journalists and Aster...

    • Jamaica: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 47178 on Caribbean: Coronavirus, when the next flight is scheduled to...

      Brazil: Indigenous Peoples and Rainforests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Brazilian counterpart on (a) illegal logging and (b) the treatment of indigenous...

      South America: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help support South American countries tackle the covid-19 pandemic.

      Shafiqul Islam Kajol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol who was arrested in that...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN Human Rights Council on the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the...

      Indonesia: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on that Government's Family Resilience Bill which would make...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Germany, (b) Belgium, (c) France and (d) China on the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress in the negotiations to renew UN Security Council Resolution 2504.

      Amazonia: Rainforests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to his international counterparts on ending deforestation in the Amazon region.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the (a) government of Myanmar and (b) International Court of Justice requesting the...

      Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of demand for repatriation flights from Pakistan to a Scottish airport.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money from the public purse has been spent on repatriation flights to the UK.

      Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he plans to make to his Israeli counterpart on access to healthcare for Palestinians in Gaza affected by...

      Burundi: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) freedom, (b) fairness and (c) effectiveness of other elements of the conduct of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Government Departments: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which Government Departments employ (a) a Head of, (b) a Director of or (c) a Director-General of Official Development Assistance; and...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether (a) she or (b) the Home Secretary will have final sign off on spending proposed by the Home Office Director of Official...

      World Health Organisation: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is the Government's policy to support calls for research projects funded through the COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to be...

      World Health Organisation: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, following the World Health Assembly and pre-launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 Intellectual Property Pool, whether...

      Developing Countries: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's press release, UK calls for global action to protect vital money transfers, published on 22 May...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle disparities of access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in developing...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve water and sanitation systems in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with non-governmental organisations on improving water, sanitation and hygiene access in the response to...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to raise the importance at multilateral level of water, sanitation and hygiene in responding to...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what outcomes were agreed on 23 April 2020 during discussions between her Department's Acting Permanent Secretary and the UN...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the funding her Department commits to tackling the covid-19 pandemic in developing countries...

      Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential humanitarian and security effects on (a) Somalia and (b) other African countries of...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of school closures on children and young people’s (a) mental health and (b) academic...

    • Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that children and young people are adequately informed on how to maintain mental wellbeing (a) while the...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance the Government has provided for teachers returning to work who live with (a) partners and (b) children with (i) asthma, (ii) chronic...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is the Government's policy that the school meal voucher scheme provided by Edenred and other providers is a temporary measure during the...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to allocate additional to support colleges providing education to 16-18 year olds from September 2020.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 47377 on Children: Coronavirus, if he will publish the estimates referred to in that Answer of the...

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to ensure that each school has the right quantity and quality of personal protective equipment (PPE) according to their...

      Foster Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to extend the additional therapeutic support available to adoptive families through the Adoptive Support Fund to fostering families...

      Private Education: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether private schools with pupil numbers of less than 30 are permitted to re-open to all year groups so long as social distancing rules are complied...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the ending of the provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 in relation to duties on local authorities under Section 42 of the...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that Education, Health and Care plans are met as schools reopen during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children of key workers in all school year groups can still attend school as schools partially return with the...

      Home Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the announcement by the Government on 19 April 2020 that disadvantaged children would receive laptops for home education during the...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has taken steps to monitor the potential effect of care proceedings on children who have had their contact with their birth...

      Pupils: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of digital exclusion on the levels of educational attainment among children from Gypsy, Roma and...

      Cambridge University and Oxford University: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 5 June 2003 to Question HL2549, how many students entered (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge universities from (i) UK...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the National Education Union's five tests for Government before schools can...

      Students: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Welsh Ministers on imposing a cap on the number of English-domiciled students studying in Wales.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations he has received on revising the school food standards to remove the requirement to serve animal products.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current school food standards in (a) promoting good health and (b) tackling obesity, malnutrition and...

  • Leader of the House

    • Programme Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he plans to provide additional time in programme motions for House Business as a result of the additional time required for divisions in the House while...

    • House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what plans he has to enable hon. Members that are required to self-isolate as a result of a (a) contact identified through the Government’s test, trace,...

      Members: Quarantine

      To ask the Leader of the House, what arrangements are in place to support hon. Members required to self isolate for 14 days following contact from covid-19 track and trace contact centres while...

      Members: Quarantine

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether hon. Members contacted by covid-19 track and trace contact centres while in London should return home to their constituency or remain in London.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure that local...

    • Dairy Farming: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government support for the dairy industry during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the adequacy of Government biosecurity and plant health strategies...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what technology his Department is supporting to enable people to apply for the pick for Britain programme; and whether that...

      Zoos Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 43677, what the total amount of funding available through the Zoo Support...

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to safeguard British farmers from the adverse effects of future imports of food that would be...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from supermarkets on ensuring that appropriate adjustments have been made...

      Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of techniques of maintaining social distancing applied by Jersey Zoo...

      Global Resource Initiative Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Final recommendations report of the Global Resource Initiative.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to reduce the UK’s global environmental footprint.

  • Wales Office

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coronavirus: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to lift the covid-19 lockdown measures in place across the prison estate.

    • Magistrates Courts: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government Response to the Justice Committee’s Eighteenth Report of Session 2017-19: The Role of the Magistracy, CP192, what...

      Administration of Justice: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to commission independent research into the effectiveness of defendants' participation in the justice system by video link.

      Prisoners On Remand: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government response to the Justice Committee's report on Court and Tribunal reforms, Second Report of Session 2019, HC 190, what...

      Remand in Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on compliance with custody time limits.

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were held in custody beyond the statutory time limit in April (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019 and (d) 2020.

      Prison Visitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to facilitate contact between prisoners and their families during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Brian Healless

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the psychiatric reports presented before the jury in the trail of Brian Healless were used in the decision to transfer him to a mental hospital...

      Crimes Against the Person and Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timescale is for the (a) completion and (b) publication of the review of the criminal justice response to rape and serious assault cases.

      Criminal Proceedings: Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that people tried in crown courts have full access at no cost to an electronic transcript of all the evidence...

      Probation: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to eliminate barriers to third sector provision of probation services.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 20 May 2020 to Questions 47226, 427227 and 427228 on Prisons: Coronavirus, if he will publish the (a) analysis HMPPS has...

      Repossession Orders: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people facing possession proceedings for their home are able to access the advice of a duty solicitor...

      Prisoners: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what processes his Department has put in place to ensure that the children of prisoners are able to have contact with their parents during the covid-19...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s response to the Post-Implementation Review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s response to the Post-Implementation Review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

      Criminal Proceedings: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State with for Health and Social Care and (b) the Secretary of State for the Home...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants are engaged in negotiations with the EU on a post-transition period trade deal.

    • Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's timeframe is for weddings of different sizes to be able to resume.

      UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 13 of his Department's publication, The UK’s Approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, whether each animal and agri-food...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that cross-government strategies to ease covid-19 public health restrictions do not put people living in...

      UK Trade With EU: Inspections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Paragraph 4, page 92 Draft UK Negotiating Document, what estimate he has made of the volume of physical inspections that will be...

      Subversion: Russia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to publish the Intelligence and Security Committee report on possible Russian interference or involvement in UK politics.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to publish a list of businesses that will be able to open under stage three of the Government’s covid-19 recovery strategy.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the estimates provided to the Government of the number of new covid-19 infections on each day since 1 May 2020.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the 2018 Boundary Commission review for (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Special Adviser Dominic Cummings sought advice from his Department on the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers in advance of making a public...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Travel

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has made an assessment of the effect of the travel restrictions in...

    • House of Commons: Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the number of additional House staff that will be...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

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

      House of Commons: Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what risk assessment the Commission has made of the effect on security staff of the House...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has made an assessment of the potential merits of hon. Members wearing...

  • Department for Transport

    • Leeds-Bradford Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposed expansion of Leeds–Bradford airport in the light of the reduction in air travel caused by (1) the COVID-19...

    • Cycling and Walking: North West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how much money, and (2) what proportion of COVID-19 related funding for local transport schemes to promote cycling and walking, has been allocated to (a) the...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 May (HL Deb, cols 369–72), what steps they are taking to ensure that British Airways and other...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions and Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statutory targets have been set for (1) renewable energy, and (2) carbon dioxide reduction; and why any such targets were set.

    • Business: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative environmental impact of awarding procurement contracts to British businesses compared to foreign businesses.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the next edition of the six-monthly report on Hong Kong relating to the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong...

    • Peru: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the compliance of British mining companies operating in Peru with the health and safety regulations set up by the government of Peru to...

      North Africa: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 May (HL3800), whether they will set out the practical and financial assistance given by the...

      Tunisia: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are currently providing any security assistance and advice to the military in Tunisia.

      Kashmir: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the role of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan should be strengthened in response to the suspension of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish data on the number of deaths per 100,000 of the population from COVID-19 on a regular basis for each (1) region, and (2) nation, in...

    • Food: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the nutritional standards for the food parcels that they are delivering to those in priority health categories; and what oversight is in place to ensure...

      NHS and Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are seeking to encourage people to pursue a career in the National Health Service or the social care sector.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the temporary closure, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, of day care facilities for people with disabilities...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of COVID-19 cases going undetected in (1) care homes, and (2) other community settings; and whether this is a result...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that all workers in community retirement settings are provided with adequate personal protection equipment and have access to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the risk of people intentionally seeking to buy fake coronavirus test results within the black market if employers allow...

      Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability for patients to access urgent dental services which do not meet the current criteria for treatment.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes on the level of COVID-19 cases in the wider community; what plans they have to...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned timescale for non-NHS dentists to return to work with increased personal protection equipment.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) clinical negligence claims, and (2) compensation claims, have been brought against the NHS since 28 February; how many claimants there are; and what...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their public guidance on COVID-19 to widen the ranges of symptoms that are indicative of COVID-19. [T]

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how confident they are that the transmission of COVID-19 occurs only through droplets spread by people (1) coughing, (2) sneezing, or (3) exhaling, and not through...

      NHS: Oxygen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what supplies of oxygen are currently held by the NHS in England; what is the optimum level of oxygen supplies the NHS in England should hold; if supplies are...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about whether human rights laws have been breached by hospitals that discharged older...

      Taitusi Ratucaucau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to waive the medical fees for Taitusi Ratucaucau.

      Health and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3356), on what date in 2020 ministers ordered a reassessment of personal protective equipment...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care homes have reported a suspected outbreak of symptomatic or confirmed COVID-19 since 15 March; and whether those outbreaks were reported to the Care...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the deaths of 20 residents at the Paisley Care Home in Liverpool from suspected COVID-19; and what measures are in place (1) to...

      NHS: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer NHS front-line BAME staff alternative roles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Vitamin D: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Public Health England's advice on year-round Vitamin D supplementation for care home residents and people from BAME...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current expected annual revenue from the immigration health surcharge; of that, how much is collected from (1) NHS workers, and (2) care workers; and...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish finer-resolution data on hospital admissions statistics, to assist with understanding the optimal admission, treatment, and resource...

  • Department for International Development

    • Coronavirus: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to contribute to the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan appeal; and when they intend to announce their contribution.

  • Department for Education

    • Erasmus+ Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a replacement for the Erasmus+ student exchange programme; and whether this has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all schools in England will begin to teach compulsory relationships education or relationships and sex education from September 2020.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow boarding houses at residential schools to provide accommodation for students to self-isolate to comply with COVID-19 public health...

      Children: Philosophy and Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether schools have a duty to respect the wishes of parents who want to raise their children in accordance with their own religious and philosophical convictions.

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increased risk of COVID-19 to those over (1) 70, and (2) 50, years old who live with children who are due to return to school.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of children returning to school before the NHSX contact tracing application is released in England on the spread of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been refused (1) a Home Detention Curfew, and (2) an End of Custody Temporary Release, because they do not have suitable accommodation to...

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their projection for the prison population for the next 12 months for (1) men, and (2) women, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Prison Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of certified normal accommodation required within the prison estate over the next 12 months as a consequence of the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the private sector to remediate the use of unsafe aluminium composite materials on high rise buildings.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that low or zero carbon technologies are included in the (1) commissioning, and (2) construction, of Ministry of Defence buildings.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls from a coalition of charities for a coronavirus emergency income support scheme to be developed in collaboration...

    • Disadvantaged: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support (1) now, and (2) in the future, to those most financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce regulations to amend the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to include provision for mental health first aid.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what continuous financial support they plan to provide to vulnerable people who are unable to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any new claimants of Universal Credit who are also claiming an ‘exempt benefit’ are not subject to the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit claimants have been subject to increased repayments from their weekly benefit following the increase in the Universal Credit standard...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beavers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a national beaver strategy for England is expected to be delivered; and what plans they have to increase beaver numbers in the UK.

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Wildlife

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore the condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest to ensure that all such sites are favourable to wildlife.

      Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where they intend to establish border control posts in Northern Ireland.

      Air Pollution: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the short- and long-term improvements to health resultant from the reduction in air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic; and...

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, following World Bee Day on 20 May, to raise awareness of the (1) importance of bees in the survival of ecosystems, and (2) role they play in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions they will apply to persons who breach customs regulations at border control posts in Northern Ireland after 1 January 2021.

    • House of Lords: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to ensure that future appointments of members to the House of Lords help to improve representation (1) of the four nations of...

      Exercise Cygnus: Sick Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus to ensure that the potential for staff absences to reach 50 per cent was built into business...

      UK Relations with EU: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on their ability to implement a future relationship agreement with the EU by 31 December.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU following the most recent round of negotiations...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with businesses, including banks and risk insurance companies, about business disruption insurance.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • UK City of Culture: Coventry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are putting in place to support Coventry, as it prepares to become UK City of Culture 2021, to compensate for the downturn in tourism revenue...

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