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Written answers

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Freight: Exports

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

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes he is making to the requirement for heavy goods vehicle drivers to be periodically tested for a Certificate of Professional Competence...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on progress being made by (a) the National College for Advanced Transport...

      Condor Ferries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect seafarer employment on lifeline ferry links from southern England to the Channel Islands operated by Condor Ferries.

      Railways: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the additional train services between Kings Cross, Shipley and Bradford as set out in the East Coast franchise will be fully delivered.

      Railway Stations: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what hygiene and health targets are used for the cleaning of railway stations; and on what occasions (a) Interserve and (b) Mitie have failed to meet...

      Railways: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of Network Rail ending the outsourcing of cleaning.

      Public Transport: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of scientific evidence on the comparative levels of health risks associated with outsourced cleaning.

      London North Eastern Railway: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department made as to whether it would be more (a) economical, (b) efficient and (c) safe for LNER to bring cleaning services...

      London North Eastern Railway: Cleaning Services

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

      London North Eastern Railway: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) headcount and (b) Full Time Equivalent were for cleaners employed to clean LNER’s trains and stations in each year since 2017.

      London North Eastern Railway: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the number of cleaners employed to clean LNER’s trains and stations has increased in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      London North Eastern Railway: 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 LNER’s trains and stations to ensure a...

      London North Eastern Railway: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what payments have been made by LNER beyond those already agreed in the contract to enhance the cleaning regime on its trains and stations in response...

      London North Eastern Railway: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the cleaning of LNER trains and stations, what hygiene and health targets are used; and on which occasions sub-contractors have not...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what scientific advice he received from Public Health England on the public health benefits of quarantining passengers who arrive at UK airports.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his 9 May 2020 announcement of new walking and cycling funding in response to covid-19, when he expects payments of that funding to...

      Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to create jobs in hydrogen transport technology.

      Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential of hydrogen electric vehicles to provide sustainable, greener transport in rural areas.

      P and O Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2020 to Question 46622, if he will list the value of the contracts awarded to P&O Ferries on routes from the port...

      Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what external advice his Department received in designing the Public Service Obligations under which ferry operators are providing freight capacity on...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the effect on crewing levels on roll-on roll-off ferries operated from (a) Hull...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to keep passengers on public transport who have travelled to the UK from overseas separate from all other passengers on public...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will publish the scientific evidence underpinning the 14-day quarantine policy.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which members of the Rail Delivery Group are entitled to a free network-wide rail travel pass.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what economic impact assessment he has made of of quarantine measures in response to covid-19 outbreak on (a) airlines and (b) airports.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has held with the aviation sector on the criteria to be used when carrying out the review of quarantine restrictions...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the International Civil Aviation Organisation on introducing international protocols for the management of the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) the Home Secretary on the principle of exemptions from quarantine...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of temperature screening at UK airports as a method for preventing the spread of covid-19.

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the economic effect of covid-19 on (a) airports and (b) the local authorities in which they are located.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department first assessed the effectiveness of a 14-day quarantine period.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice he has received from SAGE on the effectiveness of (a) quarantine periods, (b) temperature checks and (c) testing of passengers arriving at...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps other countries have taken to support their aviation industries during the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps other countries have taken at their airports, ports and other entry points to...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much financial support has been provided to (a) airports, (b) airlines and (c) the aviation supply chain in response to the covid-19 outbreak, to date.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on employment within the UK aviation sector and associated supply chain.

      Traffic Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether grant funding is available to local highway authorities to support the installation of traffic sensing lights to optimise flows at junctions.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultations his Department has undertaken with representatives of (a) Eurostar and the (b) airlines, (c) ferries, (d) ports and (e) airports...

      National Air Traffic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the letter from Prospect Union Minister for Aviation, dated 6 May 2020, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the...

      Air Routes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits on establishing air bridges with countries that can demonstrate they have (a) no significant...

      Boats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Marine and Coastguard Agency plans to issue guidance to charter boat operators on social distancing requirements during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the evidence required from applicants for Blue Badges that are not in receipt of...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the stress caused to blue badge applicants of the (a) moving around activity test and (b) requirement to provide a list...

      British Airways: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure British Airways are providing cash refunds for flights that have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps the DVLA has taken to process licence applications by key workers who hold a driving licence...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the additional costs incurred by (a) private operators of national rail services and (b) light rail and tram systems as a result...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the income of private sector bus operators that has been met by (a) Government and (b) local...

      Driving Tests: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure refunds are paid to people (a) whose theory test has expired during the driving test suspension and (b) whose theory...

      Rolling Stock: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that energy efficient rolling stock is available to train companies.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the re-allocation of good-quality diesel-powered rolling stock following the electrification of railway lines.

      Public Transport: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of regional transport providers on ensuring that support is provided to passengers with sight loss as...

      Cycling: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the value for money of the administration charges levied by providers of the Cycle to Work Scheme vouchers;...

      Cycling: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further encouraging the uptake of cycling by extending the subsidies his Department provides to...

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to review (a) regulations and (b) guidance on driving with defective eyesight.

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he wiil revise his Departments guidance on safer travel guidance for passengers to include motorcycles as an allowed mode of transport during covid-19.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the DVSA on ensuring that driving (a) theory and (b) practical tests resume after the covid-19...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, when the DVA plans to issue guidance in respect of whether driving tests scheduled for July 2020 will take place.

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what plans the Government has to allow driving instructors to conduct their work safely.

      Electric Vehicles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to encourage the use of powered two wheel vehicles as an alternative to public transport during the covid-19 outbreak.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the health of saplings planted as part of HS2 mitigation measures; and what steps he is taking to ensure regular...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 18, how many potential breaches of (a) wildlife and (b) environmental protection legislation have...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of when the private coach industry will be able to return to either partial or full operation during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional payments have been made by Northern Rail to its cleaning sub-contractor, beyond those already agreed in its existing contract, as a...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) other Cabinet colleagues on Government support for airlines and...

      Tolls: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allocate additional resources to Transport for London to exempt school staff from the congestion charge in London.

      Belly Mujinga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the British Transport Police on its investigation into the death of Belly Mujinga.

      Belly Mujinga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the British Transport Police on releasing the CCTV footage of the assault of Belly Mujinga at Victoria Station on 21...

      Belly Mujinga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) British Transport Police and (b) Crown Prosecution service on the decision by the British Transport Police...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect jobs in the aviation sector which are at risk as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for new provisional driving licenses have been suspended as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; when the processing of those...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June to Question 49660 on Rolling Stock: Coronavirus, how much money from the public purse the Government has paid to...

      Rolling Stock: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 202 to Question 49663 on Rolling Stock: Coronavirus, whether he requested that rolling stock companies suspend the...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the number of people who qualify to continue driving while waiting for the DVLA to process their application for...

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of introducing a scrappage scheme on (a) raising the market share of electric vehicle sales and...

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52534, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from airlines on Government...

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52534, what steps the Government has taken to publicise the availability of bespoke packages of...

  • Leader of the House

    • House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with (a) House of Commons staff and (b) trade unions on the health and safety concerns of working on the Parliamentary Estate during...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK banks and financial institutions are not involved in the...

    • Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many location bids were (a) invited and (b) received prior to the awarding of the investment to develop the...

      Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Offshore Industry and Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many successful applications have been made to the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme from (a)...

      Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the New High-Volume Manufacturers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment guide applies to voluntary...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on allowing wedding venue viewings to take place during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Veterinary Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether veterinary practices are eligible for (a) the Small Business Grants Fund and (b) the Retail, Hospitality and...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses entered administration in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Wansbeck constituency...

      Carbon Emissions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on CO2 emissions.

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the hospitality industry to ensure the safe resumption of...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 21 May 2020 to Question 46026, what was the assumed cost of capital used in the value for...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to review the value for money assessment into Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in light of £200m loan...

      Hydrogen: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to create jobs in UK-based hydrogen technology businesses.

      Batteries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of sourcing rare earths for battery technology.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the guidance published by the Government on 11 May 2020 which stated that workers who cannot work...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support supply chains in the construction industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Distancing: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance he has provided to (a) businesses and (b) service providers on making social distancing measures in place...

      Social Distancing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to issue guidance to service providers on how to implement reasonable adjustments to enable...

      Social Distancing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance he has provided to businesses on how to make social distancing accessible for people with sight loss and...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 Question 45020 on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, whether businesses applying for a...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 45020 on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, whether he has had discussions...

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Tour Operators: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to help support people claim back their deposits from tour operators if in the...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are directors of limited companies in the UK.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when hairdressers and barbers will be able to open as part of the easing of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the energy White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to tackle potential fraud in relation to (a) the Coronavirus Business Interruption...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to publish an Energy Performance Certificate action plan in 2020.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to replace the fuel cost per square metre criteria in the banding methodology for the...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made the potential effect of the rating methodology for the Energy Performance Certificate based...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the rating methodology for the Energy Performance Certificate...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the fuel cost EPC rating methodology on the potential to reach UK carbon...

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to introduce carbon emissions limits in the capacity market.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislation to remove the legal obligation of pubs to pay rent to their landlords for a period...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to initiate an inquiry into Post Office Ltd's handling of the problems with the Horizon IT system.

      Licensed Premises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support (a) pubs, (b) licensed premises and (c) brewing industries after the covid-19...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of households affected by sub-standard or faulty cavity wall insulation paid...

      Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the UK has made in agreeing its associate membership of Horizon Europe; and whether agreement can be...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support is available to pubs affected by the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce the amount of manual processing on paper it carries out and (b) make...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to establish an independent judge-led inquiry into the Post Office Horizon Accounting System case.

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with UK Research and Innovation on relaxing public funding match-funding requirements to...

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support private sector funded research and development during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Yolo London: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has received notification from Yolo London Ltd of its intention to make more than 20 employees redundant as...

      Barbecues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to prohibit the sale of single use barbecues.

      Prices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met with representatives of (a) the Competition and Market Authority, (b) the retail industry and (c)...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the future of the national gas network.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential number of job losses in the (a) travel sector, (b) tourism sector and (c)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he will take steps to preclude employers from entering into consultations on redundancy while furloughing those...

      Investors in People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many UK (a) businesses and (b) universities are Investors in People accredited.

      Working Conditions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the guidance published by his Department in respect of offices and contact centres, entitled Working...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons Oxford is the location for the new vaccine production facility; and whether other areas of the country...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has bring forward legislative proposals to ban companies from profiteering during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Research: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department issued to organisations representing (a) security guards, (b) bus and taxi drivers and (c)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Embassies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 18 May 2020 to Questions 44961 and 44962, if he will publish the results of the communications his...

    • Venezuela Reconstruction Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Venezuela Reconstruction Unit, when that unit was established; how many staff that unit has; how many...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of China on that Government's introduction of new national security laws in...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on the continued persecution of Christians in the Kaduna...

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of India’s designation as a country of particular concern for...

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with regional stakeholders to help ensure the development of an effective response to Rohingya...

      Nigeria: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of continuing violence in Kajuru in southern...

      South Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking in response to the recent increase in violence and killings in South Sudan's Jonglei state.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he made of the potential merits of using flights chartered by other European Governments to repatriate UK...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart; and whether he raised (a) the detention of journalists and (b)...

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Zimbabwean counterpart on recent media reports of human rights abuses in that country.

      Hong Kong: National Anthems and National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the proposed (a) anthem and (b) security legislation in Hong Kong.

      Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK (a) nationals and (b) residents residing in Scotland that are stranded in...

      Pakistan International Airlines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the crash of the PAI flight on 22 May 2020 on the level of service and...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals who remain stranded at sea as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Marine Environment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he is making on UK attendance and participation in the fourth round of the postponed Global Ocean Treaty...

      Sino-British Joint Liaison Group: Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will suspend the 40 year rule that applies to the records of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group; and if he will publish...

      Burkina Faso: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of violence and terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso; and what steps the...

      Morocco: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Moroccan Ambassador on the detention of Sahrawi civilians in that country in...

      Sino-British Joint Declaration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the July-December 2019 six-monthly report on Hong Kong relating to the implementation of the Sino-British Joint...

      Hong Kong: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to identify any senior members of the (a) Hong Kong Police Force and (b) governing Administration...

      Yemen: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is taking steps in the UN Security Council to secure sustainable arrangements for emergency flights into...

      Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations on replacing the United Nations Relief and Work Agency with a new body working under the...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government plans to provide to the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the event that the Government of Israel...

      Zimbabwe: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Zimbabwe on a Government of Zimbabwe investigation into the recent...

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he is planning to next hold discussions with his Iranian counterpart.

      Hong Kong: Human Rights and Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect (a) journalists and (b) human rights defenders in Hong Kong.

      Bahrain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question HL3434, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has taken steps to help secure financial support for (a) schools and (b) pupils and their families in Northern Ireland who face...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the Government's policy of the Northern Ireland Assembly opposing the extension of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what assessment he has made of the availability of personal protective equipment for (a) workers...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that immunological expertise is being used in his Department’s decision making.

      Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many businesses based in Luton South have (a) made offers to his Department to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance on the support grandparents who are not shielded can provide to single parents during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) publish and (b) place in the Library the modelling that the Government used to project covid-19 death rates of up to 500,000.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that immunological expertise is being used to inform his Department’s decision-making in relation...

      Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reason for the number excess deaths reported by the Office of National Statistics.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 37422, on Protective Clothing, tabled on 20 April 2020 by the hon. Member for Christchurch.

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps will be taken to protect public health during stage-five of the covid-19 warning system.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the document entitled, Review: does the use of face masks in the general population make a difference to spread of...

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made...

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) items of personal protective equipment (PPE) in total and (b) gowns were in the Royal Air Force delivery of PPE from Ankara...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of infection with covid-19 is for (a) children aged 0-10 and (b) adults over 18 years old in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to covid-19; how many of those people have received a letter from...

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have died with covid-19 recorded as the cause of death to date; and what proportion of those people had tested positive...

      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 work of Matthew Zirui Tay and others entitled The trinity...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the increase in cost of personal protective equipment for dentists; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with covid-19 who have entered the UK since 1 March 2020.

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help prevent shortages of (a) tests for covid-19 and (b) personal protective equipment for healthcare workers...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether GPs will be informed by the NHS of which patients have been tested for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure employers do not use the Government's shielding list for covid-19 to decide who can and...

      New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Welsh Government was offered observer status on the New and Emerging Respiratory Threats Advisory Group.

      New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the minutes and reports of the New and Emerging Respiratory Threats Advisory Group have been shared with the Welsh Government in...

      New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Welsh Government was represented on the New and Emerging Respiratory Threats Advisory Group sub-committee on facemasks and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on the distinction between (a) high risk individuals that need to shield and (b) high risk individuals...

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged over 70 who had no underlying health conditions have (a) needed hospital treatment, ( b) needed ICU treatment or (c)...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all pharmacy staff have access to (a) covid-19 tests and (b) personal protective...

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is the Government's policy to reject any reduction in the powers of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been reported as contracting covid-19 more than once.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment his Department has made of the rate of infection of covid-19 in multi-generational households and the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the methodology the Government is using to calculate the national R rate for covid-19 infections.

      Alcoholism: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the number of alcohol inpatient detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation beds available in England has decreased as a result...

      Pharmacy: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure community pharmacies can obtain personal protective equipment during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on achieving a shorter diagnostic pathway for ovarian cancer in England...

      Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to increase (a) training and (b) employment of endoscopists for the optimisation of bowel screening.

      Coronavirus: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2020 to Question 46649 and with reference to the guidance provided, at what temperature should face...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which charities and NGOs have received Official Development Assistance to help tackle covid-19 in the global south; what funding each...

    • Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional budget allocations her Department has made to individual country offices since March 2020 to support the covid-19...

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the purpose is of the £65 million of UK aid that has been allocated to tackle the covid-19 pandemic through the World Health...

      United Nations: 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 the UN Refugee...

      World Food Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the purpose is of the £15 million of UK aid that has been allocated to tackle the covid-19 pandemic through the World Food...

      UN Population Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the purpose is of the £15 million of UK aid that has been allocated to tackle the covid-19 pandemic through the UN...

      G7: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has identified strengthening health systems as one of its objectives for the UK's G7 presidency in 2021.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the most marginalised and under-served children are prioritised in future global vaccination...

      Overseas Aid: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to pledge £800 million a year from 2021 to 2025 for tackling malnutrition at the Nutrition for...

      Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of progress on her Department's development objectives in relation to building resilience against common...

      CDC: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 40722, on CDC Group: Hospitals, what the total value was of (a) initial and (b)...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Referral Units: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is adequate (a) funding for, (b) support for and (c) co-operation between itself and pupil...

    • Food Poverty: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding he plans to allocate to tackle holiday hunger during school holidays.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans there are for integration of key worker children and other children when they return to school after the covid-19 lockdown measures are eased.

      Rents: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to provide (a) financial and (b) other support to students who have lost income and are struggling to pay their rent...

      National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help increase student numbers at the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure.

      National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure improve management structures and student...

      National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made towards creating new employer-led further education institutions throughout the UK similar to the National College for...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason schools with a budget surplus in the current financial year are not able to reclaim the costs of providing free school meal vouchers...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who was consulted on plans to permanently extend eligibility for free schools meals to children with Zambrano carers, families receiving Section 4...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) vulnerable pupils and (b) pupils living with vulnerable relatives are supported when schools...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has held with Public Health England on the need for personal protective equipment provision for teaching staff at schools in...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Command Paper 239 entitled Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government's Covid-19 recovery Strategy, if he will consider allowing...

      Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support specialist higher education providers that are financially reliant on international student fee income and who have...

      Environment Protection: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43160 on Environment Protection: Education, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme will be re-instated (a) when children return to school, and (b) for the September 2020 term.

      Free School Meals: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2020 to Question 47237 on Free School Meals: Blackpool, what criteria his Department used to assess bids for the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether additional funding will be allocated to schools to implement measures to help prevent the transmission of covid-19.

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will extend eligibility for free school meals to pupils with no recourse to public funds during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional financial support he has made available to foster carers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Assessments: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to take steps to weight the exam results of children from less affluent households that have not had access to IT...

      Children: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when local authorities will receive IT equipment for vulnerable children so that they are able to access digital learning resources during the...

      Children: Exploitation and Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the (a) Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 and (b) relaxation of...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that vulnerable children have access and contact with social workers during the covid-19 restrictions and (b)...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at key stage four were studying a foreign language in 2010.

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance published by his Department entitled Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the covid-19 outbreak, what...

      Young People: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that young people receive mental health support (a) as they return to school and (b) in the event that...

      Physical Education and Pupil Premium: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) pupil premium funding and (b) physical education and sport funding for schools will be (i) maintained at the level and (ii) paid on the...

      Childminding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what further plans he has to provide additional support to child minders during the easing of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Assessments: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who work for examination boards are able to access support under the (a) Coronavirus Job...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued during the covid-19 outbreak on the provision of informal childcare by (a) people who are not in the stringent...

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) schools and (b) pupils that have been given digital devices under his Department’s...

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) completed, (b) in-progress and (c) refused requests for devices and broadband under his...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of (a) local (b) regional and (c) national levels of participation in remote learning; and what recent...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date the contract for Edenred to deliver the national free school meal voucher scheme in England expires; and what plans he has to (a) renew...

      Schools: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have opted in to period product provision; and whether his Department has plans to extend the scheme to (a) primary schools, (b) NHS...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May to Question 43706 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a)...

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the backlog of court cases that has accumulated as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken with Birmingham City Council to ensure that local officials are included in discussions on the protocols, processes...

      Police Stations: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on free and independent police station advice across England and Wales in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what testing and tracing measures for covid-19 (a) are in place for crown courts that are open and (b) will be in place as other courts and tribunals...

      Courts and Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the level of the backlog in (a) courts and (b) tribunals in each of the last three months.

      Courts and Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adjournments there have been in (a) courts and (b) tribunals since February 2020.

      Prisoners' Release: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the 2,000 electronic tags cost for the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme.

      Magistrates: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates there are in England and Wales, and what proportion of magistrates are from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been incarcerated across the prison estate in each year since 2000.

      Convictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions have been secured in England and Wales for new offences under the Coronavirus Act 2020; and how many of those offences have been...

      Crimes of Violence: Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many violent crimes in England and Wales have been disposed of by way of a community resolution order in (a) 2020 to date and (b) each of the last...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid have been made to the Legal Aid Agency in each month in 2020; and how many of those applications have been successful.

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what access prisoners have to educational resources during the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of new prison officers have left the profession within (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three years of joining that profession.

      Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were reported of violence committed by prisoners against prison staff in each month of (a) 2019 and (b) 2020 to date.

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will increase sentences for people who are convicted of abusing Government support schemes during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the new small claims portal will not create an incentive for insurers to deny a claims liability as a result of...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the second part of the Government's response to the Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process consultation.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for the introduction of secondary legislation in relation to the (a) increase in the small claims limit for road traffic accident...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the proportion of family court cases where discouraged access to the child was reported by one of the parents.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the adversarial approach of the Family Courts in dealing with child access cases.

      Prisoners: Telephones and Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female prisoners had access to (i) telephony and (ii) video calling facilities to maintain contact with...

      Prisoners: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners had telephone contact with (a) drug and alcohol abuse, (b) additional mental health, (c) employment, (d)...

      Domestic Abuse: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of allegations of domestic abuse that are upheld in courts and result in convictions after trial.

      Prison Service: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the milk and dairy products used by the Prison Service in England comes from UK producers; what steps he is taking to increase that...

      Criminal Legal Aid Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Law Society's submission to Criminal Legal Aid Review, published in...

      Sentencing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications of the covid-19 outbreak for his policy on sentencing women who are (a) pregnant or (b) have babies.

      Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to recommence the Partner Delivery Programme competition on probation contracts.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria are used to assess the suitability of prisoners for release under the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme; how many such prisoners...

      Parking: Private Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of court cases in respect of the enforcement of parking disputes on private land in each of the last...

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June to Question 48411 on Debts: Coronavirus, if he will publish the draft guidance on the recovery of VAT costs.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to enable marriages to take place as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.

      Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a criminal offence of deliberately infecting a person with covid-19.

      Offences against Children: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many child sexual abuse criminal cases have had their court dates postponed since the beginning of the covid-19 lockdown period.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the current backlog is of cases awaiting a first tier immigration tribunal hearing.

      Judiciary: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to support the (a) independence of the judiciary in Hong Kong and (b) British judges who serve within that judicial...

      *No heading*

      What additional financial support he is providing to help protect victims of domestic abuse during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What additional financial support he is providing to help protect victims of domestic abuse during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What additional financial support he is providing to help protect victims of domestic abuse during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department has taken to tackle covid-19 on the prison estate.

      *No heading*

      What support the Government is providing to the prison estate during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the location of the new residential women's centre in Wales.

      *No heading*

      What plans his Department has to increase access to justice.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Israeli government on a UK-Israel free trade deal.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote Yorkshire and Lincolnshire based businesses and produce in international markets.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the first round of negotiations for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement that took place between 5 May and 15 May 2020, if she...

      Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff worked for the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) on 1 April 2020; how many of those staff are in the export support...

      Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Defence and Security Organisation's key markets are for 2019-20; and if she will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he will determine how much funding in addition to that announced on 18 April 2020 will be made available to each...

    • Birmingham City Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will meet the £112 million costs Birmingham City Council estimate they will incur in...

      Housing Associations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of G15 research findings that major...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that tenants who have not been financially affected by the covid-19...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 18 May 2020 to the Housing, Communities and Local...

      Property Development: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to protect the green belt and countryside from social and environmental damage...

      Regeneration: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has for regenerating high streets when lockdown restrictions are lifted after the covid-19...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to use the Home Building Fund and land owned by Homes England to diversify the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will seek to amend planning rules to encourage the building of homes with gardens in response to the covid-19...

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's proposed changes in the use of timber in construction on...

      Coronavirus: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government will take to support economic growth in Wolverhampton after the covid-19 lockdown...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the (a) covid-19 social distancing measures prohibiting public...

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to create a statutory body to regulate the Northern Powerhouse.

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what further financial support will be provided to local authorities to enable them to open toilet blocks after the...

      Playgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to allow the reopening of outside play areas that have been closed due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Council Tax: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to ensure that people falling behind on council tax payments as a result of the Covid-19...

      West Ham Cemetery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on the reopening of West Ham Cemetery to the general public.

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department made of the potential financial effect on Tower Hamlets Council of his decision to...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) he (b) his advisors and (c) his officials had contact with the Westferry Printworks site developers after...

      Beaches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with Public Health England on allowing the return of lifeguard cover at...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing,Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of the complexity of the application process for the (a) Domestic abuse safe...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times he has met with (a) representatives of leaseholders and (b) leaseholders in 2020.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce homelessness after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that accessible housing for older and disabled people remains a priority...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to consult on mandating optional access standards.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for local authorities to provide emergency accommodation...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's publication entitled, Building Safety Update: Monthly Data Release - April 2020,...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52458 on Religious Buildings: Coronavirus, what steps he is taking...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52457 on Religious Buildings: Coronavirus, what steps he has taken...

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to the Housing First in England project; and what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to ensure that people who are homeless are supported...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure (a) understanding and (b) acknowledgement of the term Military Sexual Trauma (MST) by the Ministry of Defence and...

    • Oman: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force personnel are on secondment to BAE Systems in Oman; and what the roles of each of those seconded personnel are.

      Ministry of Defence: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the milk and dairy products used by his Department comes from UK producers; what steps he is taking to increase that proportion; and...

      Armed Forces: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the criteria are for deeming a claim for damages in respect of the alleged conduct of British forces in overseas operations to be meritorious; and...

      UN Convention against Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the UK's status as a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT), what his policy is on the prohibition against the...

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the pay (a) minimum and (b) maximum is for each civil service grade in his Department below the Senior Civil Service (i) inside and (ii) outside...

      Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel there are in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force, by ethnicity.

      Waste Disposal: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether fire service crews on US military bases in the UK use firefighting foam containing PFAS.

      Warships; Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Type 45 destroyers, (b) Type 23 frigates, (c) Royal Navy mine countermeasures vessels and (d) Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships have been...

      Military Bases: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual costs were of the overseas bases and facilities in (a) Singapore, (b) Bahrain, (c) Diego Garcia, (d) Duqm, (e) Falklands, (f) Ascension...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mitigation her Department has put in place to ensure that hospital stays during the covid-19 outbreak period do not affect a person's...

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase the availability and access of impartial pension advice and guidance for pensioners before they make...

      Pension Wise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on when the provisions under he Financial Guidance and Claims Act...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 43082 on the forthcoming Health and Disability Green Paper, for what reason that Answer...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what budget has been allocated to the public consultation on the forthcoming health and disability Green Paper.

      Social Security Benefits: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason income from student maintenance was disregarded for the purposes of calculating Child Tax Credits.

      Disability: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to raise public awareness about the problems faced by people with sight loss and other hidden disabilities, who...

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to protect people from pension scams and fraud.

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the number of pension scams and fraud in each quarter of the last five years.

      National Insurance Contributions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's timeframe is for back-dating payments to women who were not awarded automatic national insurance contributions top-ups...

      Pension Credit: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had on the potential merits of granting 1950s-born women that are not eligible for universal credit but would...

      State Retirement Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of increasing the basic rate of the state pension during the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that people are provided with information on the potential effect of making a claim for universal credit...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend the temporary suspension of mandatory face-to-face assessments for benefit applications (a) beyond 17 June 2020 and (b)...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the level of (a) needs of and (b) support required by disabled people during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential increase in pension scams since the start of covid-19 outbreak.

      Occupational Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people that (a) opted-out and (b) ceased active membership of auto-enrolment pension schemes since...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have booked a Pension Wise guidance session since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of allocating funding to businesses to provide training to employees on the...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria are used by the Health and Safety Executive to trigger on-site inspections of businesses accused or suspected of breaking...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's Press release of 16 March 2020, Face-to-face health assessments for benefits suspended amid coronavirus...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether accounting regulations prevent her Department classifying money provided in universal credit advance payments which are required to be...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support disabled people affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Carer's Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will be making an additional payment to those in receipt of carer's allowance of £460 to mirror the Scottish...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which ports not in use for the purpose of the Single Epidemiological Unit the Government plans to designate as a Border...

    • Veterinary Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of veterinary officials required at Border Inspection Posts in Northern...

      Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether additional support will be provided to farmers and agricultural businesses impacted by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Food: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to open up new international markets for English produced food and drink.

      Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to ease restrictions on dog grooming parlours in the next three weeks.

      Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraph 33 of CP226 The UK's Approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, whether the food shipments from...

      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, when he plans to publish guidance for...

      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, whether he plans that food products...

      Organic 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, whether changes will be made to the...

      Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies.

      Fisheries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether additional Government resources have been made available to the Marine Management Organisation to enable that...

      Fisheries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what performance indicators are in place to monitor and assess the performance of his Department and its agencies in...

      Aquaculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many aquaculture businesses he estimates will receive funding from the Fisheries Response Fund; and what steps his...

      Fishing Vessels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) vessel owners and (b) vessels that will receive funding through...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to promote the safety and high standards of British food to (a) the public and (b) retailers...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken since 23 July 2019 to ensure that new fisheries rules coming into effect at the end of...

      Fishing Vessels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support fishermen who have missed out on the Fisheries Response Fund as a result of delays...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 40719 on supermarkets: coronavirus, what steps he is taking to ensure that...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor movements in food prices during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a ban on the human consumption of dog meat in the UK.

      Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 46697, on Animal Products: Trade, by what date the Government plans to...

      Livestock: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of attacks on livestock by dogs have been reported to police in each of the last five years; and how many of...

      Wines: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the cost of requiring VI-1 import forms on all EU wines imported into the UK; and if he will...

      Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to announce that zoos will be permitted to reopen.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Angus dated 28 April 2020 on the potato industry.

      Tourist Attractions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the long-term effect of the closure order due to the covid-19 outbreak on the viability of...

      Tourist Attractions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the arrangements are for continuing inspections by his Department of (a) zoos, (b) safari parks, (c) aquariums and (d)...

      Tourist Attractions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional funding he plans to make available to help ensure the viability of (a) zoos, (b) safari parks, (c) aquariums...

      Tourist Attractions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) consultation he undertook with...

  • Home Office

    • Ilaitia Cokanasiga

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the case of Commonwealth-born army veteran, Ilaitia Cokanasiga, who was refused entry to the UK; and if she...

    • Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the £1.73 million of funding for safe accommodation for victims of modern slavery announced by the Government on 2...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has received representations on Derbyshire constabulary advising firearms licence holders not to contact hon Members in relation...

      Police: High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of each police force involved in policing the line of route of HS2 for (a) financial year 2019-20 and...

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government response to the Anthony Grainger public inquiry published on 19 May 2020, which body will hold the register...

      Social Distancing: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that large social gatherings in houses do not take place during the covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

      Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the Online Hate Speech Dashboard created in partnership with the National Police Chief's Council and Cardiff...

      Stop and Search: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of officers using PPE during stop and search operations during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained in immigration detention centres as of 21 May 2020; and for what reasons each of those people has not been...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support the mental wellbeing of retired police officers.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the adequacy and appropriateness of immigration policy during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Treason

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her predecessor's speech on 20 May 2019, what timeframe applies to the Government’s review of the Treason laws.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants have attempted to illegally cross the English Channel since the start of 2020.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants have been intercepted by Border Force whilst attempting to illegally cross the English Channel since the start of 2020.

      Quarantine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of passengers entering the UK who cannot provide a residential address and will need to be provided...

      Quarantine: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of enforcement officers required to visit residential addresses to check that people who have...

      Travel Restrictions: Scottish Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has held with the Scottish Government on the 14 day quarantine policy for travellers returning to the UK.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many NHS nurses have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge for each year since 2016.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nurses working in non-NHS commissioned services have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge in each year since 2016.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many health and care organisations in (a) Manchester Gorton constituency and (b) England have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge on...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will publish the evidence and cost modelling behind the planned increase of the Immigration Health Surcharge to £634...

      Fraud: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle online fraud during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dublin Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been transferred from the UK to a EU member state under the Dublin Convention in each of the last five years by...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to prevent unlawful migration via small boats crossing the Channel.

      Aviation: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, if she will publish the number of passengers that arrived at UK airports from abroad (a) from 11 May 2020 to 18 May 2020 and (b) from 19 May...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle criminal gangs involved in the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the UK.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been fined for breaching the covid-19 lockdown restrictions in order to seek childcare in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she make an assessment of the potential merits of ending the NHS surcharge for all migrant workers.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of preparing for the Government’s proposed 14 day quarantine requirement due to the covid-19...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the running costs of the Government's proposed 14 day quarantine requirement due to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Aviation: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the scientific evidence is for imposing a quarantine requirement on arrivals from countries with a lower rate of covid-19 infection...

      Undocumented Migrants: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which Government budget was funding allocated to the (a) 2015 Joint Declaration, (b) 2018 Sandhurst Agreement and (c) 2019 Joint Action...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to suspend the minimum income requirements for people applying for (a) Further Leave to Remain and (b) Indefinite Leave to...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been newly detained under immigration detention powers since the beginning of the covid-19 lockdown in (a) immigration...

      Theft: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce incidences of livestock theft from farmers in Cornwall.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the automatic visa renewal to people who are working on a dependent visa.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the adequate provision of self-contained accommodation for asylum seekers to enable effective social...

      Asylum: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to minimise the distance that asylum seekers have to travel to process their asylum application during the covid-19...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what review mechanisms she will put in place to assess the (a) effectiveness of and (b) need for a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

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

      Prosecutions: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of racism were recorded in each year from 2015 to 2020; and how many of those incidents resulted in a prosecution.

      Police: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that police officers deployed to police public order should wear personal protective equipment, including...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle county lines drug trafficking and safeguard vulnerable children form exploitation.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason Recovery Needs Assessments are being carried out during the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps she has taken to ensure people...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizenship ceremonies have been cancelled as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's blog post, Border Force recruitment, published in August 2019, how many of the Border Force officers...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps he is taking to ensure that places of worship can open for (a) private prayer and (b) active...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission will be established.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many electoral registrations officers were employed in (a) total and (b) each parliamentary constituency in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017, (iii) 2018 and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to set up a full public inquiry into the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak with a remit to include (a) who in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the announcement by the Prime Minister on 26 May 2020, if he will publish the advice provided by SAGE on reopening certain...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the needs of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to inform the strategy to end the covid-19 lockdown.

      Press: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will (a) provide details of each (i) article and (ii) advertorial that has been sponsored by (A) the Government and (B) other bodies using public...

      UK Relations With EU: Health Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made in negotiations with the EU on the future of reciprocal healthcare arrangements after the transition period.

      Government Departments: Reviews

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what cross-departmental reviews his Department is undertaking; and what the extent and level of engagement is with the devolved Administrations on each...

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to reduce the age for eligibility to vote in elections to 16.

      General Election 2019

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to the public purse of administering the 2019 General Election and (b) the amount that accrued to the public...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of cyber security experts (a) required to implement the National Cyber Security Strategy and (b) currently...

      Public Consultation: Campaigns and Pressure Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that orchestrated campaigns and pressure groups are not able to (a) inundate and (b) influence the findings of...

      Ballot Papers: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the design of ballot papers for people with impaired vision.

      Public Appointments: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of Scottish public appointments approved by Ministers in his Department in each of the last five years.

      General Election 2019: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the level of (a) voter personation and (b) electoral fraud taking place at the 2019 General Election.

      UK Trade With EU: Balance of Payments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent representations he has received from representatives of UK businesses on the effect on the UK’s balance of payments of the UK's...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the Government has paid small and medium-sized businesses more than 60 days after the invoice was received in each of the last...

      Faculty: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government contracts have been awarded to Faculty in 2020; and what the value of those contracts is.

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115096 on Revenue and Customs: Disability, what recent assessment he has made of whether...

    • Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether dental practices meeting the criteria will be eligible to apply for the top up to the local business grants fund scheme announced on the 2 May 2020.

      Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 46626 on Ferries: Coronavirus, whether the support awarded by the Department for Transport to freight...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve economic opportunities across the UK after the lifting of lockdown restrictions due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Solicitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a grant scheme for solicitors firms which are ineligible for business rates relief and do not...

      Solicitors: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of self-employed solicitors who exceed an average trading profit of £50,000 per year.

      Veterinary Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending business rates relief to veterinary practices during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Veterinary Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a part-time furlough scheme for veterinary practices during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Veterinary Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a grant scheme for veterinary practices during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether self-assessment tax return forms that were amended between the period 26 March 2020 to 20 April 2020 will be accepted in consideration for the...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend eligibility for the (a) Small Business Grants Fund and (b) business rates relief to include private dental practices.

      Government Departments: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list all assets owned by the Government and their latest estimated value in Wansbeck constituency.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 29 of The UK's Approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, published May 2020, what steps his Department is taking to encourage...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the uptake of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the event that employers are required to make a...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what penalties are in place for people who have been found to have misused the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      P and O Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2020 to Question 46622, how much P&O Ferries has received from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to date.

      Air Passenger Duty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of temporarily suspending air passenger duty for (a) domestic routes, (b) short haul routes and (c)...

      Directors: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who are directors of limited companies received total payments, including dividends, of (a) under £10,000, (b)...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK residents claimed non-domicile tax status in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the National Infrastructure Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department are taking stop potential fraudulent activity in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Beekeeping: Equipment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on removing VAT on bee keeping equipment.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to respond to the letter sent on 8 April 2020 regarding the hon. Member for North Durham's constituent, Julie Mullen.

      Holiday Accommodation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the tax status of furnished holiday lets.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have met the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the (a) business rates holiday and (b) grants for the tourism, retail and leisure sectors during the covid-19 outbreak to the...

      Local Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to introduce emergency business rates relief for local news publishers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support people who are examiners and have lost income due the cancellation of GCSE and A-level examinations due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support coach companies which operate holidays and charter services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Stamp Duties: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a stamp duty holiday for people purchasing new homes as a means of stimulating the...

      Social Services: VAT Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a zero VAT rate for the provision of social care services.

      Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to open the new customs agent academy; and what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of potential delays in the opening of...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to provide financial support to self-employed people that are without work after the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme ends on 31...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have (a) submitted claims to and (b) received grants from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, broken down by (i) local authority and...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, what support he plans to provide for self-employed people who (a) do not have tax returns for the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he can provide to people who require support but who are ineligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme as a result of their public...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2020 to Question 46718 on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, when he plans to announce the result of the review.

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce the amount of manual processing on paper it carries out and (b) make those processes digital.

      Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether workers covered by IR35 rules are eligible for (a) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, (b) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (c) other...

      Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on workers covered by IR35 rules.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that (a) have been and (b) will be lost in the UK as a result of the planned IR35 off-payroll roll-out.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to mitigate the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) coach holiday sector and (b) holiday coach companies.

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's income support schemes provide adequate support for individuals who rely on two or more incomes...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on medical research charities in the UK.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including directors of small and medium limited companies who draw their income through dividends in...

      Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the insurance industry on the validity of travel insurance for holidays cancelled as a result of the new quarantine...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of (a) tear gas, (b) rubber bullets and (c) riot shields exported to the US in each of the last five years.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Barnet Consequentials for Northern Ireland were not applied to emergency funding that was allocated to service providers of victims...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on (a) charities going into administration and (b) emergency...

    • Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to support the performing arts sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that community and voluntary organisations core funding needs are met in the next 12 months.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of additional redundancies that will potentially occur in the leisure and hospitality...

      Roads: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the St George's Cross is flown at the side of all major road crossings into England.

      Camping Sites and Caravan Sites: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to allow campsites and caravan parks to reopen that have been closed due to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Culture: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to...

      Arts: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer an extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for...

      Arts Council England: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether financial support grants provided by the Arts Council during the covid-19 outbreak are treated as taxable income.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he is holding with national sports bodies to ensure that mass participation and competitive community sport...

      Business and Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) small businesses, (b) large corporations and (c) Government departments and agencies reported breaches...

      Science: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the independent science centres sector.

      Science: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what plans his Department has to provide support for the independent science centres...

      Data Protection: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 4 June 2020, Official Report, what the maximum time period is consistent with the age...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment he has made of the security risk to hon. Members congregating in open areas of...

  • Prime Minister

    • Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason he did not permit two broadcast journalists at the Government's Daily Press Conference on 28 May 2020 from asking the (a) independent chief scientific...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conduct of the government of Iran following the arrest of students Ali Younesi, Amir Hossein Moradi and 18 other individuals...

    • George Floyd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the death of George Floyd.

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 May (HL3850), what (1) conditions they require to have been met before they recognise Palestine as...

      Israel: Geneva Conventions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the government of Israel to ensure that it meets the obligations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conditions any Palestinian children who are being detained in Israel without a conviction are living in during the COVID-19...

      West Bank: Agriculture and Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of the destruction of livestock pens and waterlines belonging to the al-Ras al-Ahmar...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pupils attending illegal, unregistered schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners (1) have displayed, or (2) are currently displaying, symptoms of COVID-19; and of those, (a) how many, and (b) what proportion, have...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government was made aware that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2019–21 sponsored by the Member of Parliament for West Dorset.

  • Home Office

    • Video Conferencing: Offences Against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Zoom about protecting children and young people from incidents of video calls being interrupted by anonymous users to display...

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many residents of immigration removal centres (1) have displayed, or (2) are currently displaying, symptoms of COVID-19; and of those, how many have been...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether live music venues that cannot comply with physical distancing and therefore have no income will continue to be supported for the duration of physical...

    • 5G: Huawei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the involvement of Huawei in developing the UK's 5G infrastructure.

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support to the theatre sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Swimming Pools: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures will need to be put in place before swimming pool operators can provide a safe environment to reopen.

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