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Written answers

Monday, 8 June 2020

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Voluntary Work: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how (a) Community Response Volunteers will work with existing community groups, (b) information on that scheme will be shared locally and...

    • NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff have undertaken additional training to support patients with respiratory needs since 31 January 2020.

      Health Professions: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure professionals in primary and secondary care have access to adequate training on how to fit...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Ministers in his Department received the report on Exercise Cygnus; and on what date those Ministers received that report.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have died from covid-19 in the UK, by ethnicity.

      Coronavirus: Probiotics

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

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

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

      Health Services: Prisons and Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether a (a) men’s prison, (b) women’s prison, or (c) young offender’s institution in...

      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 of Wanglong Gou and others entitled Gut...

      Care Homes and General Practitioners: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the delivery of supplies of personal protective equipment to Birmingham and the West Midlands under the Clipper system...

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure (a) maintenance and (b) expansion of international cooperation on clinical cancer...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that funding for cancer research is maintained after the transition period.

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential role of gyms in providing rehabilitation programmes for patients recovering from covid-19.

      Health Professions: Ethnic Groups

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

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contribution his Department made to the 11 May 2020 Cabinet Office Staying alert and safe (social distancing) advice.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital patients in England were discharged to nursing homes and care homes in (a) March and (b) April 2020; and how many of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken in (a) primary and (b) community care settings throughout England to proactively monitor the health of people...

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide financial assistance to the care sector as a result of under occupancy in care homes following...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when a permanent director to the new Joint Biosecurity Centre will be appointed; whether that organisation will be (a) staffed by civil...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual budget for the new Joint Biosecurity Centre will be; from which departmental budget or budgets the resources will be...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the additional funding needs of the community pharmacy sector during the covid-19 outbreak;...

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the recruitment of (a) podiatrists and (b) other allied...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the (a) advice and (b) reports of the Joint Biosecurity Centre are published.

      Care Homes: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who is responsible for providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to care homes in Newcastle as at 20 May 2020; and who was...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, published on 5 May 2020 by NHS Digital, what steps his...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, published on 5 May 2020 by NHS Digital, what steps his...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for Public Health England’s review into the effect of covid-19 on black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities.

      Obesity: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 34 of Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, published in May 2020, what...

      Coronavirus: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 46117 on Coronavirus: Roma, how Public Health England plans to capture evidence on the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the covid-19 reproductive (r) rate was in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East, (d) Northumberland and (e) Wansbeck...

      Care Homes: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support care homes and the care sector in Rother Valley constituency.

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to reform social care.

      Carers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to provide personal protective equipment to people caring for elderly relatives at home.

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will conduct a review into the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled people’s health outcomes.

      Social Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether employees who currently work for social care providers who receive no public funding will be eligible to receive the Coronavirus...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to introduce changes to (a) pay and (b) benefits for (i) doctors and (ii) nurses employed by the NHS.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether individual Trusts will be responsible for determining the (a) eligibility and (b) funding for the death in service benefit for...

      NHS Injury Benefits Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reinstate the NHS Injuries Benefit Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the guidance for people with heart disease is updated to include the effects of...

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of whether Vitamin D can help immune systems tackle covid-19.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in delivering the Dementia Moonshot.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that doctors providing medical abortion consultations via (a) video link, (b) telephone...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his press briefing on 15 May 2020 in which he referred to placing a protective ring around care homes from the start of...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what postnatal care is available to new parents during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to develop a national strategy for tackling health inequalities in England as part of recovering from the...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Health Education England plans to cease funding in July 2020 for final year student nurses that have not completed their 12 week...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the scientific and statistical evidence is on the effect of hand washing and surface hygiene on the spread of covid-19 in the UK.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the locations at which flu vaccinations can be accessed by the public in winter 2020.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes run by private providers have been put under advanced surveillance for Infection Protection Control since 1 April...

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many requests for personal protective equipment (PPE) have been made through the care home online portal; how many of those requests...

      Coronavirus: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to ensure that stringent food hygiene standards are in place in cafes and takeaways during the easing of the...

      Health and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the study published by Imperial College London on 24 April 2020, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of...

      Naloxone: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of prisoners with a history of opioid misuse were provided with Naloxone when released from prison in the...

      Naloxone: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make the supply of the opioid-overdose antidote Naloxone to all at-risk prisoners upon...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who served prison sentences under 12 months have died of (a) drug overdose and (b) suicide within...

      Coronavirus: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to data published by the Care Quality Commission on 2 June 2020 on deaths of people with a learning disability, what...

      Coronavirus: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to data published by the Care Quality Commission on 2 June 2020 on deaths of people with a learning disability, how many...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the average price of each protective mask sold to social care providers from private suppliers...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the publication of the Public Health England report on the impact of covid-19 on the BAME community.

      Coronavirus: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2020 to Question 45163 on Aviation: Coronavirus, if she will publish details of the system for enhanced...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Questions 41119, 411120 and 41121 tabled by the hon Member for Midlothian on 28 April 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to protect people with disabilities from covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the publication of the report on BAME covid-19 deaths.

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the latest estimate of the covid-19 R number is for the North-West.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to provide Local Resilience Forums with local operational control for covid-19 tracking and tracing.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to ensure that Local Resilience Forums receive (a) positive, (b) negative and (c) void covid-19 test results within...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 tests are void, unclear, spoiled or lost (a) by region and (b) in total.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the range of time taken is for covid-19 test results (a) by region and (b) in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of tests for covid-19 are false negatives.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when (a) the Government and (b) Public Health England first held discussions with the companies selected to participate in the covid-19...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the despatch of new or replacement bowel cancer screening test kits has been suspended; what steps the Government is...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria a person needs to meet in order to book a covid-19 test.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether an email address is a pre-requisite for booking a covid-19 test.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is offering to people without access to the internet to book covid-19 tests.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as more employees are encouraged to return to work where it is safe to do so, what Government support and guidance he plans to make...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Distancing: Coronavirus

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

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to provide additional (a) financial and (b) other support for people on legacy benefits during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed universal credit in York Central constituency in each week (a) since the beginning of March 2020 and (b) in (i) March,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of excluding tax rebates from universal credit earnings assessments.

      Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of claimants who are in receipt of Severe Disability...

      Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to provide support to young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who are disproportionately financially...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing universal credit entitlement for people that are (a) single and under 25...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have applied for universal credit due to being ineligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme because of their start date...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on household incomes of the temporary change to the five-week wait for universal credit during the...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 46706, on Social Security Benefits: Children, if she will make an assessment of the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of employment support allowance in line with universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of removing conditionality and sanctioning for disabled claimants.

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of permanently removing waiting days for statutory sick pay for all illnesses and impairments.

      Housing Benefit: Shared Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to recommendation two of the letter of 1 June 2020 from the Social Security Advisory Committee, if she will make it her policy...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to provide a substantive response to Question 41056 tabled on 28 April 2020 and Question 48473 tabled on 18 May 2020.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new universal credit claimants received their first payment on time from 16 March 2020 to 30 April 2020.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many on-site inspections of businesses have been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive relating to covid-19 since 1 January 2020...

      Social Security Benefits: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will provide an email facility to allow support information for (a) children's disability living allowance, (b) mandatory...

  • Home Office

    • Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the amount of revenue that will accrue to the public purse from the Immigration Health Surcharge in each of...

    • Migrant Camps: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her French counterpart on the strength of force used by police forces on migrants in Calais.

      Home Office: Correspondence

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

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department is providing to (a) asylum seekers and (b) migrants who are (i) vulnerable and (ii) digitally excluded, to...

      Deportation: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the deportation flight on 30 April 2020 from Stanstead Airport to Poland, what assessment she has made of its effect on...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent migrants from illegally crossing the English Channel.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the covid-19 lockdown, what assessment she has made of when people will be able to register births, marriages and civil...

      Undocumented Migrants: South East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many boats suspected to have been used for the transport of illegal immigrants to the UK have been recovered on the south coast of...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum interviews have been conducted (a) in person and (b) remotely in each of the last 12 weeks.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases were pending in each of the last six months.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the correct information is obtained from asylum interview to ensure that the process of...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on increasing funding for (a) specialist domestic abuse schemes and (b) public...

      Domestic Abuse and Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to track, manage and supervise stalkers and domestic abusers routinely; and if she...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help help ensure that asylum seekers living in hotel accommodation in Scotland are re-homed.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children from refugee camps she has facilitated to be relocated to the UK in each of the last 12 months.

      Refugees: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to measure the effect on the human rights of asylum seekers in Greece of the implementation of the...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to increase the presence of Border Security forces in the English channel to stop immigrants reaching Britain...

      Migrant Workers: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend the visa extensions given to foreign NHS staff to include private healthcare staff who also provide part time services to...

      Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what conditions were attached to the four-year contract awarded to Amazon Web Services in December 2019; and if she will publish that contract.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative estimate she has made of the number of people granted refugees status in the last 3 years, and those granted by (a) France,...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people whose leave to remain in the UK was due to expire between 24 January and 31 May 2020.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people whose leave to remain in the UK was due to expire between 24 January and 31 May 2020 applied to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people whose leave to remain the UK was due to expire between 24 January and 31 May 2020 have left the UK.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of expanding in-country switching for visa applicants unable to return to their home...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a further extension of visas for people that are unable to travel home after 31 May 2020.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, whether people entering the UK on private jets will be required to quarantine for 14 days during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her French counterpart on tackling the illegal movement of immigrants from France to the UK across...

      Missing Persons: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on the establishment of the national missing persons database; and what the timeframe is for that database to be...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants have been apprehended by enforcement officers since 1 January 2020.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of support for people applying for asylum during the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps...

      Visas: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the changes to the Immigration Rules announced on 14 May 2020, if her Department will refund people who have had to apply...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications to lift the no recourse to public funds condition from people with leave to remain have been successful...

      British National (Overseas): Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend visa rights for (a) British National (Overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong and (b) the dependants of British...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of removing No Recourse to Public Funds visa stipulations for people applying to...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the graduate work visa to students who currently hold a Tier 4 Visa.

      British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the proposed support the Government is offering British national...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of immigration fees was that her Department collected from Commonwealth-born armed forces (a) service personnel, (b) veterans...

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to strengthen the Domestic Abuse Bill so that children affected by domestic abuse have a statutory right to...

      Offences against Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect children and young people from child sexual abuse at home and online during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hong Kong: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral statement of 2 June 2020 by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Official Report, column 682 on Hong Kong...

      Police: Recruitment

      What assessment she has made of the adequacy of Government funding allocated to the recruitment of 6,000 police officers by March 2021.

      Immigration Controls

      What progress her Department has made on introducing a points-based immigration system.

      Police: Recruitment

      What assessment she has made of the adequacy of Government funding allocated to the recruitment of 6,000 police officers by March 2021.

      Home Office: Coronavirus

      What recent assessment she has made of the implications of the covid-19 outbreak for her Department's priorities.

      Immigrants: Finance

      If she will suspend the no recourse to public funds condition for families with children that have leave to remain in the UK for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Police: Finance

      What steps her Department is taking to increase police funding.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who will sit on the Joint Consultative Working Group.

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether representatives from the business engagement forum will be entitled to attend the Specialised Committee on the Northern Ireland...

      Anniversaries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to celebrate the centenary of the establishment of Northern Ireland in 2021.

      Abortion: Gender Selection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 6069, what steps he will take to prevent sex selective abortion under the Abortion...

  • Treasury

    • Universities: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of universities ability to repay loans under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility within the one-year repayment window.

    • Banks: Competition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to liberalise the UK banking sector and increase competition from non-UK banks.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak and the Bank of England’s reduction in interest rates, what plans he has to reduce the interest rates applied...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to encourage commercial lenders provide temporary commercial mortgage repayment holidays to businesses in the tourism...

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with mortgage lenders on passing on reductions in the Bank of England lending rate to their customers.

      Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps is he taking to ensure that insurance companies pay out for covid-19 claims that covered by original agreements.

      Money: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the use of physical currency in the future; and if he will make a statement.

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of households in the UK without a bank account.

      Child Benefit: Immigrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether child benefit is payable in respect of a child who is a UK national but whose parents have leave to remain in the UK with no recourse to public...

      Motor Vehicles: Leasing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing repayment holidays for vehicle leasing during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support non-bank mortgage lenders in offering mortgage holidays.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) banks and (b) other lenders on extending payment holidays for loans in line with the term of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of requiring all business to pay a percentage of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46137, on Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus, if he will publish the number of HMRC (a) employee...

      National Savings and Investments: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with ATOS and NS&I on proposed changes to staff pensions at National Savings and Investments; and what assessment he has...

      Atos: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives from ATOS and (b) the Chief Executive of National Savings and Investment on the potential for staff...

      Atos and National Savings and Investments: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with ATOS and NS&I on (a) the future valuation of and (b) proposed changes to staff pensions; and if he will...

      Treasury: Mayor of the West Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times the Mayor of the West Midlands has written to him since 23 March 2020.

      Barristers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending business rates exemption relief to barristers’ chambers and (b) provide...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letters to him of 4 May 2020 and 5 May 2020 from the hon Member for Midlothian.

      Taxation: Company Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the tax charge on company cars in cases where the covid-19 outbreak has reduced their use or resulted in them being unused by the beneficiary.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of the £50,000 annual trading profit threshold for determining an applicant's eligibility...

      Hospitality Industry: Gratuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income has been declared by people that work in the hospitality sector in the form of tronc payments that attract income tax and national...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will enable (a) veterinary and (b) other businesses under the covid-19 furlough scheme to retain sufficient staff on reduced hours to cover emergency...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of UK exports of (a) baton rounds, (b) tear gas and (c) small arms to the US in each of the last five years.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) taxi drivers (b) people awarded funds for the first three months of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme received...

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons audiobooks were not included in the zero-rating VAT on e-publications announced in the Budget 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      House Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing interim rules for the building insurance market to prevent leaseholders having to pay...

      Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility: Airlines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the provision of loans to airlines by the Government's Covid Corporate Financing Facility, what accountability measures (a) his...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether companies in breach of consumer contracts are eligible for covid-19 support.

      Motor Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the tax liability for Benefit in Kind vehicles not registered before 6 April 2020 as a result of covid-19 restrictions which under the...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the UK's (a) gross and (b) net contributions to the EU in the event that the transition period is extended for (i) 2021 and...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the net increase in £million per week of the budget for the NHS will be following the passing of the NHS funding bill for the years (a) 2020-1...

      Carers: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a time-limited exemption for bonuses awarded to care workers from income tax.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what economic support will be made available to (a) employees and (b) self-employed people who are asked to self-isolate in response to the track and trace...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each...

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data his Department holds on the amount of harmful online content which was removed in (a) April 2020 and (b) April 2019.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether further funding has been been allocated from the public purse to the reduction of online harms during the covid-19...

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of technology companies on auditing those companies efforts to reduce...

      Local Broadcasting and Local Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support independent local (a) print, (b) online and (c) broadcast news providers during...

      Churches: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps with the OFCOM to waive the temporary licence fee required for churches to use radio wavelengths for...

      Mobile Phones and Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what measures are in place to ensure that operators are required to remove redundant mobile and telecommunications equipment.

      Mobile Phones: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the reasons why operators cluster mobile and cellular network equipment at the same...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the over 75s TV licence fee is kept under review during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Illegal Broadcasting: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 19 May 2020 o Questions 45015, 45016 and 45017, whether illegal streaming of premium UK sports...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his announcement on 20 May 2020 that £150m released from dormant bank accounts would benefit...

      Chris Bruney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take in relation to the findings of the Gambling Commission on the death of Chris Bruney.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how small (a) national and (b) local charities specialising in loneliness can access the £5 million covid-19 loneliness...

      Charities: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on enabling furloughed charity staff to (a) volunteer for...

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to improve the uptake of the Cyber Essentials scheme for SMEs in (a) Milton Keynes and (b)...

      Cybercrime: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that manufacturers have adequate cyber security measures in place.

      Broadband: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill towards...

      Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to work with the voluntary sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Internet: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard people with epilepsy from online harm.

      Telecommunications: Disconnections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department holds data on the number of disconnections as a result of unpaid bills of (a) broadband, (b) mobile...

      BBC Northern Ireland: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold urgent discussions with representatives of the BBC on investigating internal allegations of bullying by BBC...

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have enrolled on the Cyber Essentials Scheme in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency.

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Listed Place of Worship Grant beyond March 2021.

      Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle fake news and disinformation on covid-19 as part of its campaign entitled...

      Cultural Heritage: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he and his Ministers have had discussions with Ministers in the Departments for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) other businesses have signed up to the Cyber Essentials Scheme.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have enrolled on the Cyber Essentials Scheme in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      Chatham Dockyard: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department has provided to Chatham Historic Dockyard during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Airports: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that non-essential shops and food and beverage outlets at airports...

    • Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the availability of adequate (a) personal protective equipment and (b)...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions the Government has had with professional bodies and trade groups in the built environment on...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential risk of legal disputes arising from the delays and disruption...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the GMB Union April 2020 statistics citing that 3...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that construction companies are able to access sufficient building supplies to...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when discussions first took place on an oil and gas sector deal.

      Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what sector-specific support has been put in place to support the oil and gas industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support his Department is planning to ensure a sustainable energy transition for (a) Aberdeen and (b)...

      Renewable Energy: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for an energy transition zone in Aberdeen.

      Hydrogen: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding he has allocated to investment in a hydrogen economy between 2020-21 and 2025-26.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses in Aberdeen have (a) applied and (b) been approved for a loan from the Coronavirus Business...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses in Scotland have (a) applied and (b) been approved for a loan from the Coronavirus Business...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the average loan application is for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) reliability and (b) continuity of postal service during the covid-19 outbreak...

      Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much each constituency was allocated from the Coast to Capital Backing Business Grants between 15 March 2020 and 19...

      Business: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of a potential recession after the...

      Business: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the research and development sector is adequately prioritised in the...

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of business research and development contracts held by UK universities that...

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of (a) aviation and (b)...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) Departmental and (b) cross-Departmental initiatives are ensuring that the Government’s economic...

      Batteries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the lifecycle emissions of battery technology.

      Industry: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what role the Government plans for the NHS to play as a delivery partner in the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, whether employers are required to calculate statutory...

      Coronavirus Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to make it compulsory to use gloves and face masks in the preparation of food in cafes and takeaways...

      Coronavirus 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 converting loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of converting loans secured via the Coronavirus Bounce Back...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Dunfermline and West Fife constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK have prepayment meters;...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2020 to Question 49014, what estimate his Department has made of the number of...

      Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) national and (b) regional economic effect of the receipt by EEA intellectual...

      Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his officials in his Department have had with the members of the Government's EU negotiation team on...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the science budget he plans to allocate to covid-19 related research.

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the science budget for 2020-21 will be allocated to each of the science councils.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to allocate funding from the science budget 2020-21 to replace EU Horizon funding.

      Sizewell C Power Station: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department will take to ensure that the proposed EDF development of the Sizewell C nuclear power station...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the future of sustainability of car manufacturing in the UK in the event that no...

      British Airways: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is he taking to ensure that British Airways does not misuse the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme by...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the conditions attached to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme prevent companies from (a) treating the period...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 5.5 of the Government's guidance, Working safely during COVID-19 in shops and branches,...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the British Pubs Confederation on the re-opening of pubs after the covid-19 lockdown...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria his Department used to decide which organisations would be consulted as part of the working group on the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local government finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial support for local authorities (a)...

    • Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that food parcels being distributed among Jewish and Muslim communities...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of additional households that may claim council tax support in 2020-21 as a...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he had with (a) his Department’s Permanent Secretary and (b) the Government Legal Service on...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to provide local authorities with additional powers to respond to and control localised...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recommendations on the cost of leasehold...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Minister will make a decision on the Westferry Printworks development planning decision, PA/18/01877/A; and when...

      Sizewell C Power Station: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that appropriate community consultation may take place in respect of the...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of widening the scope of the Building Safety Fund to include...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to extend the eviction suspension measures introduced in response to the covid-19...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

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

    • Army Reserve

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

      International Military Services: Arbitration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he holds on the date of the next court hearing on IMS arbitration.

      Ministry of Defence: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the contract awarded to the STS Aviation Group for the work on the E-7 Wedgetail will be paid in US dollars.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any of the five E-7 Wedgetail purchased by the UK will be second-hand aircraft.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timescale is for the delivery of each E-7 Wedgetail aircraft.

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department worked on the export campaigns for (a) Eurofighter Typhoon, (b) complex weapons and (c) F-35 sustainment as of 1 April...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours the RAF fleet of C-130Js has flown in each year since entering service; and what the average cost was per flying hour for the C-130J in...

      Aerospace Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the short- to medium-term equipment procurement projects which, if brought forward ahead of schedule, could provide economic support to...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of British armed forces dress and combat uniforms are produced in (a) the UK, (b) China and (c) other countries.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all naval vessels could currently be put to sea safely and with a full complement of trained personnel on board for each class of vessel.

      Type 45 Destroyers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Type 45 ships are (a) undergoing engine refits, (b) planning to undergo engine refits, (c) fully refitted and back in service with a fully trained...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of recruits to the armed forces with a reading age of between (a) five and seven, (b) seven and nine and (c)...

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department holds contracts for the supply of (a) tear gas, (b) rubber bullets or (c) riot shields, to the (i) US Federal or State...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

    • Offshore Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department has taken with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to progress the Oil and Gas Sector Deal.

      Offshore Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department has taken with the (a) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (b) the oil and gas sector on supporting...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade With EU: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK will join the multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement established by the EU; and if she will make a statement.

    • Board of Trade: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the membership of the Board of Trade is; and on what dates that Board met in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate the Government has made of the total annual savings to businesses and consumers from the elimination of and reductions in...

      Import Duties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that the imposition of EU tariffs on goods entering the Northern Irish market from Great Britain will not...

      Dishwashers: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of dishwashers that were imported into the UK from outside the EU in each of the last five years.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that a US-UK trade deal is compatible with the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department will take to ensure that high standards of animal welfare are maintained in any prospective UK-USA trade deal.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Government’s command paper, Processes for making free trade agreements after the United Kingdom has left the...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to help safeguard the interests of British agriculture in trade negotiations with the United States.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Scooters: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) topography and (b) air pollution in Portsmouth on the potential merits of trialling an...

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the International Civil Aviation Organization on the implementation of Government plans for...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Greece, (b) Spain, (c) France and (d) Italy on the practical operation of the proposed...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Manchester Airports Group on the introduction of a quarantine period for inbound UK passengers as a result of...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will extend the expiration date of driving theory tests for people who are not able to take driving lessons or driving tests as a...

      Airlines: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) Air France, (b) KLM and (c) other airlines refund customers for flights cancelled as a result of covid-19.

      Freight: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of freight by value was imported via (a) sea ports, (b) in the bellyhold of passenger flights, (c) freighter aircraft and (d) road...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) public transport operators and (b) private bus companies on providing support to passengers with (i)...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how many times, (b) on which dates and (c) with what attendance has the monthly Ministerial Task Force on HS2 met in each of the last six months.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will publish the minutes of High Speed Two Ltd board meetings since February 2020.

      Department for Transport: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2020 to Question 10391 on Cycling and Walking, when he plans to publish the Cycling Insights part of the research...

      Merchant Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the (a) welfare of merchant mariners and (b) measures to repatriate them safely...

      Merchant Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the International Maritime Organisation on the (a) welfare of merchant mariners and (b) measures to repatriate them...

      Buses: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the use of hydrogen buses.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to publish an updated economic impact assessment on the effect of HS2 on Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to ensure customer confidence in the (a) accessibility, (b) adequacy of access for blind and partially sighted people and (c)...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of rolling stock companies on the suspension of the payment of dividends during the covid-19...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) Northern Rail and (b) other train operating companies proving in-house cleaning...

      Northern Rail: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how frequently Northern Rail (a) trains and (b) stations were deep cleaned (i) before and (ii) during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Northern Rail: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to help ensure adequate provision of cleaning staff to provide a safe environment on Northern Rail (a) trains and (b) stations...

      Northern Rail: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the cleaning of Northern Rail’s trains and stations, what hygiene and health targets are used; and on which occasions...

      Railways: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how frequently Network Rail trains and stations were deep cleaned (a) before and (b) during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) headcount and (b) Full Time Equivalent of cleaners employed by (i) Mitie and (ii) Interserve to clean Network Rail’s...

      Railways: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the number of cleaners employed by (a) Mitie and (b) Interserve to clean Network Rail’s stations and estates has increased as part of...

      Railways: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that there are a sufficient number of cleaners working enough hours on Network Rail’s trains and stations to...

      Railways: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what payments, in addition to agreed contracts, have been made by Network Rail to (a) Mitie and (b) Interserve as a result of the need to increase the...

      Cycling and Walking: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £2 billion in funding announced on 9 May 2020 for walking and cycling will be allocated to Staffordshire local authority.

      Road Traffic: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking with local government to tackle road congestion to aid the regeneration of town centres in Greater Manchester.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to replace railway level crossings with bridges.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing for the provision of new local cycling routes.

      Crewe-Holyhead Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with local stakeholders on the future of the North Wales Coast Main Line.

      Crewe-Holyhead Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to increase (a) line speed and (b) capacity on the North Wales Coast Main Line.

      Parking: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with local authorities on the provision of additional parking spaces in response to the advice for people to avoid using...

      Railway Stations: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to approve the Department for Transport component of the funding package for three new railway stations on the Camp Hill line; what...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an estimate of the cost to local authorities of providing free home to school transport in (a) Ealing, (b) west London, (c) inner...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will instruct the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to enable drivers who do not hold passports to apply for renewal of their driving licences...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Government support is available for the families of transport workers who die from covid-19 in the course of their employment.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Government's cycling and walking investment strategy.

      Cycling: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £2 billion in funding announced for cycling will be allocated to (a) South Yorkshire and (b) Sheffield.

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of permitting ferry passengers to remain in their cars in line with social distancing...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons people are currently not able to apply for a new provisional driving licence; when he plans to reinstate that service; and if he will...

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the transmission of covid-19 on ferries.

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, at what stage of the covid-19 recovery strategy will in-vehicle driving lessons be permitted to resume.

      Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's News story of 9 May 2020, £2 billion package to create new era for cycling and walking, what plans he has for...

      British Airways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of British Airways on the pay and conditions for British Airways staff after the covid-19 outbreak.

      British Airways: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of British Airways on Section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992...

      British Airways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that British Airways engages with (a) trade unions and (b) its staff on potential redundancies.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the DVLA will resume accepting (a) online and (b) postal applications and documentation from people wishing to register car purchases.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with trades unions representing employees in the aviation industry on safeguarding employment in that sector.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to prevent (a) share buybacks, (b) the payment of dividends and (c) capital contributions from the date of Government loans to UK...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the 14-day at-home quarantine for passengers arriving at UK airports compared with testing...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on restarting passenger flights of research by the International Air Transport...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each...

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Chinese authorities on the ongoing detention of Uyghur Muslims in...

      Hungary: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Hungarian counterpart since legislation was passed by the Hungarian Government on 19...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff are employed by his Department; and what proportion of his Department's work is directed at each worldwide...

      Ukraine: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Political, Free Trade and Partnership Agreement between the UK and Ukraine will be signed.

      Falkland Islands: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government has provided to the Falkland Islands to tackle the covid-19 pandemic.

      Saudi Arabia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Saudi Arabian Government on releasing prisoners of conscience Raif Badawi, Ashraf...

      Mexico: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Mexican counterpart on freedom of religion and belief in that country.

      Rami Kamil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on releasing prisoner of conscience Rami Kamil due to the risk of...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress on the rural reform chapter of the peace agreement in Colombia.

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Colombian counterparts on the security of former combatants living in newly created areas...

      Colombia: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of protestors being killed during protests against forced eradication...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many repatriation flights the Government has chartered to date; and what the (a) departure airport and (b) UK arrival...

      George Floyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US counterpart on the death of George Floyd.

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help the Overseas Territories maintain access to education during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Montserrat: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the Government of Montserrat on maintaining access to education during the...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent an escalation of tensions in Libya and neighbouring countries.

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Nicaragua on the alleged abuse of human rights in that country.

      Falkland Islands: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Falkland Islands on the effect of the (a) covid-19 pandemic and (b)...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to hold discussions with his counterparts in the G7 on the planned introduction of national security...

      Hong Kong: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Hong Kong counterpart on establishing an independent, judge-led inquiry into the reports...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an international contact group in consultation with his...

      USA: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on (a) the murder of George Floyd and (b) the policing of citizens in the US.

      USA: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the US Administration on the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd.

      USA: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his US counterpart on potential human rights violations by police in that country during...

      Ilois: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to allocate funds from the £40 million package for Chagossians living in the UK to help with...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to recent reports by the Human Rights Association of Turkey, what steps he is taking to help support democracy...

      USA: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he (a) has made and (b) plans to make representations to his US counterpart on the implications for the human rights of...

      USA: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the use of (a) tear gas, (b) riot shields and (c)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to introduce a stabilisation fund for international non-governmental organisations to continue to deliver aid to...

    • World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the World Health Organisation on future core voluntary contributions from...

      Asia and Caribbean: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the plans of governments of Caribbean and Asian for the forthcoming monsoon and...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to help support communities manage social tensions caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

      Non-governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to increase the levels of funding for (a) large and (b) small and medium non governmental organisations.

      Bangladesh and India: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to people affected by super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and India.

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      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...

      Overseas Development Institute: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support Overseas Development Institute fellows who have been evacuated due to covid-19 to...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she had with international counterparts on the urgent need for increased pledged funding for humanitarian aid...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the number of humanitarian personnel prevented by Israel from entering or exiting Gaza in...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to (a) support biodiversity and (b) help prevent the extinction of endangered species.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of the estimate by the UN Population Fund that the covid-19 pandemic could result in an...

      Females: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she plans to take to tackle the rise in (a) gender-based violence, (b) child, early and forced marriages, (c) FGM and (d)...

      Remittances: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with UK banks on encouraging support for remittance companies operating in Africa to help tackle...

      UNICEF: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the purpose is of the £20 million of UK aid that has been allocated to tackle the covid-19 pandemic through UNICEF; when...

      Overseas Aid: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of Official Development Assistance has been spent on projects tackling gender inequality in each...

      Global Partnership for Education: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2020 to Question 49674, whether her Department plans to provide additional funding to the Global...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has paused funding decisions for new projects and programmes in the Global South not directly related to...

      Schools: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to help ensure that as schools reopen internationally, girls are not prevented from returning to education.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure existing programmes funded by her Department can be adapted to respond to covid-19 so that...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will put in place additional childcare support for parents when care provided (a) by grandparents and (b) under other informal settings is...

    • Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of (a) safety and (b) provision of school transport when the schools reopen after the lockdown.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding his Department has allocated to the deep cleaning of schools as a result of covid-19.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has held discussions has with representatives from Ofsted on the introduction of an academic recovery curriculum for the next academic year.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other countries on best practices on the reopening of schools during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to include (a) Iceland and (b) Lidl in the Edenred free school meals voucher scheme.

      Department for Education: Consultants

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

      Department for Education: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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.

      Children in Care: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were in care in South Lakeland in each of the last 12 months.

      Private Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage independent schools to reopen on 1 June 2020.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether children who receive school meal vouchers will continue to be entitled to those vouchers if they do not return to school during the proposed...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason schools that are able to reclaim the costs of making alternative arrangements to the National Voucher Scheme to provide free school...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that local authority children’s services are adequately funded to prepare for a potential increase in referrals...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to incentivise local authority children’s services to allocate additional funding to early intervention services.

      National Skills Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 20 May 2020 (Volume 676 Column 574) on the new national skills fund worth £2.5 billion to support...

      Pupils: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's guidance, Get technology support for children and schools during coronavirus (COVID-19), how many pupils in England...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to tackle unequal access to education as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been reported missing from care since the introduction of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Sixth Form Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many upper sixth form students there were in (a) state and (b) independent schools in each year since 1990.

      Pupils: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to tackle the digital divide between pupils from poorer and wealthier backgrounds.

      Higher Education: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to universities on support for students who are due to begin their studies in the 2020-21 academic year.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether free school meal vouchers will still be sent to parents and carers who decide to not send their child back to school as covid-19 lockdown...

      Universities: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions the Government had the Scottish Government on the policy to limit the number of English-domiciled students studying at Scottish...

      Higher Education: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes in the level of international students numbers on the higher education sector.

      Foster Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that foster carers who have had to shield during the covid-19 outbreak are financially supported until...

      Foster Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) the fostering workforce and (b) retention levels in that workforce are supported during and...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that the partial re-opening of schools in England from 1 June 2020 does not lead to a reduction of school hours...

      Home Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the funding allocated for digital devices, to help support home learning of disadvantaged students, has been spent.

      Children: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that the policy to charge children for bus travel in London will have on (a) school attendance,...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to reimburse schools in Southwark for additional costs resulting from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what resources his Department has allocated to schools in Southwark to help ensure that pupils are aware that their school schedules may have changed...

      Schools: Ancillary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue national guidance on payments to (a) exam invigilators and (b) other school ancillary staff employed on zero hour contracts who have...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each...

    • Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the financial challenges facing ornamental horticulture commercial growers.

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to provide a specific stock grant aid fund for commercial ornamental horticulture growers.

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a scheme similar to the ornamental...

      Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits allowing zoos to reopen with social distancing measures in place as the...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to formally recognise food security as a public good.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the potential merits of delaying the roll-out of Environmental Land Management Scheme as a result of the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans his Department has made for supporting farming in the event of potential disruption at the end of the...

      Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to paragraph 33 of CP226 The UK's Approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, what steps he plans to take to ensure...

      Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraph 33 of The UK's Approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, published May 2020, what steps he is...

      Seafood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to assess the effectiveness of the Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme in meeting its...

      Seafood: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost is of his Department’s Sea for Yourself campaign; what the performance indicators are for that campaign;...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what conclusions have been issued by the joint working party on reforming the rules on fish discards referred to on page 32...

      Inshore Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 27 the 2018 White Paper on Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations, what steps he has taken in...

      Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Sea Angling Survey will be published for 2020.

      Veganism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect of people moving to a vegan diet on levels of carbon emissions from agriculture.

      Giant Hogweed: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he is giving to local authorities, members of the public and others on the risk to health posed by giant...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2020 to Question 46162 on Dogs: Imports, how many Intra-Trade Animal Health Certificates...

      Dogs: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have entered the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme in each month between January 2020 and May 2020.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that opportunities to improve access to the natural environment are included in the...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether food parcels will continue for people who have shielding status as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Agriculture: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on British farmers of any prospective UK-USA trade deal.

      Office for Environmental Protection: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on securing appropriate premises in Bristol for the base of the Office for Environmental...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Vulnerable Adults: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the support available to extremely vulnerable adults in Wales during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Business: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for those businesses in Wales that will remain under covid-19 lockdown...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that legal aid for refugees and asylum seekers is effective in providing fair and high quality representation and advice.

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure victims of crime can continue to access support during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is a criminal offence to (a) threaten and (b) actually (i) spit, (ii) cough and (iii) sneeze upon another person; whether any such offence is...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether legislative proposals are required to amend the law to enable weddings, including death-bed weddings, to take place during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to use alternative buildings to create more court capacity to enable social distancing during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Nitrous Oxide: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for use of nitrous oxide have been brought since the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 came into force.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to extend payments for transmitting public service broadcasts to community broadcasters at the same level as commercial...

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to introduce voter ID requirements in the May 2021 local elections.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on House of Lords reform in the current Parliament.

      Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group last met.

      Mortuaries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2020 to Question 45531 on Mortuaries: Coronavirus, how many of the of the procured temporary mortuary spaces have (a)...

      UK Trade with EU: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate Parliamentary scrutiny of the future trading relationship with the EU.

      Cabinet: Lord Saville of Newdigate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) discussions, (b) meetings and (c) correspondence took place between members of the Cabinet and Lord Saville in (i) 1997, (ii)1998 and (iii) 1999.

      Electrical Safety: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it the policy of the Government that all relevant Government contracts involving electrical installation should comply with the...

      Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 2 May 2020 to Question 48583 and of 11 May 2020 to Question 43737 and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his timeframe is for reviewing the restrictions imposed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak on weddings taking place; and if he will make make a...

      Unemployment: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people with learning difficulties and seeking work were unemployed in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in each year since 2010.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Divisions: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission made of the risk of covid-19 spreading from hon. Members...

    • Divisions: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the evidential basis was for the safety of the Division system introduced on 2 June 2020;...

      House of Commons: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has made an assessment of whether the House of Commons is exempt from...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Office for National Statistics report of 11 May 2020, Coronavirus...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Office for National Statistics report of 11 May 2020, Coronavirus...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 46042 on Parliament: Coronavirus, when the...

      Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to ensure that social distancing is observed between...

      House of Commons: Parliamentary Proceedings

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was, including staff time, equipment and processes, to set up the virtual parliament.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) national, and (2) local, measures are in place to monitor the availability of funding for women’s organisation working with (a) victims, (b)...

    • Immigrants: Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to mitigate the impact of any increase in the incidence of domestic abuse on those women who have no recourse to public funds.

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the petition Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full, published on 24 April, how many victims of grooming gangs they...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who have made claims under the Windrush Compensation Scheme have so far received payment; and how much money they have allocated to be used by...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether disciplinary measures (1) can, and (2) will, be instigated against teachers who refuse to return to work on the grounds that they fear contracting...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burkina Faso: Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to protect the towns and villages in Burkina Faso that are now outside of state control because of terrorist activity.

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to UK citizens who are being repatriated to the UK as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic who do not have access to...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International Syria: 'Nowhere Is Safe For Us’: Unlawful Attacks And Mass Displacement In North-West...

      USA: START Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the possible renewal of the New START Treaty next year.

      China: START Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to whether the government of China should be party to any future New START Treaty.

      Confidence Building Measures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to try and establish confidence building measures between nuclear powers since the termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ambulance drivers employed by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust have (1) died, and (2) been placed in intensive care, due to COVID-19.

    • Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish a summary of the advice and scientific evidence from Public Health England on the utility of health screening at airports during the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether wearing (1) non-surgical facemasks, and (2) glasses, alongside social distancing measures in closed public places,...

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) adults with a learning disability living in a care setting, (2) people over the age of 70 living in a care setting, and (3) people over the age of 70...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial sustainability of NHS dental services.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which agency has the lead responsibility for supplying COVID-19 testing kits to care homes.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the positive effect of social distancing on decreasing the spread of COVID-19; and what estimate they have made of the possible...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capability of dental practices to continue to operate after the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they intend to take to...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have of the number of people discharged from NHS hospitals into care homes who had (1) not been tested, or (2) tested positive,...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the level of additional pressure the voluntary sector could absorb from the social...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with the Care Quality Commission the steps that need to be taken for dental surgeries to safely reopen for emergency dental care...

      Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of taking hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19; and what plans they have to supply hydroxychloroquine to...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks posed by any emergence of a Kawasaki-like disease in children who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance about COVID-19 has been given to supported living facilities since 15 March to enable residents and staff of such facilities to be protected; and how...

      Exercise Cygnus: Voluntary Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus to ensure that the contribution of the voluntary sector was more apparent in pandemic plans and...

      Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to modify social distancing measures.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that COVID-19 related fatalities of (1) NHS staff, (2) social workers, and (3) care workers, are accurately reported.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide finer resolution data on hospital admission statistics in England to aid understanding of optimal (1) admission, (2) treatment, and...

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