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Written answers

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of medical examinations to maintain an adequate level of certified Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of covid-19 quarantine measures on (a) airline companies and (b) airports.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the Home Secretary on the effect of covid-19 quarantine measures on the aviation industry.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring adequate consultations with representatives from (a) airlines, (b) ferry companies,...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken with the Home Secretary to consult businesses on the exemptions list for covid-19 quarantine measures.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on mitigating the financial effect of covid-19 quarantine measures on the aviation...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that transport workers receive sufficient personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cycling: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of improved warning signage for vehicle users on prominent cycling routes.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety for cyclists on rural roads.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support drivers that are required to renew their driving licence during the covid-19 lockdown but who are...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer 26 May 2020 to Question 47233, on Aviation: Coronavirus, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Answer of 26 May 2020 to Question 47233, on Aviation: Coronavirus, what steps he is taking with (a) international partners, (b) ICAO and...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2020 to Question 47234, on Aviation: Coronavirus, if he will list what support has been provided to each UK airport...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2020 to Question 47235, on International Transport: Coronavirus, when he plans to publish a common international...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer 26 May 2020 on Question 47236, on International Transport: Coronavirus, what progress has been made with (a) the European...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2020 to Question 47236, on International Transport: Coronavirus, when he plans to publish potential common...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to ensure that (a) driving theory tests and (b) driving practical tests are able...

      British Airways: Coronavirus

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

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence he has received on the use of face coverings on public transport to help prevent the spread of covid-19 since 22 May 2020.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Public Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to undertake works to increase the energy efficiency of public sector buildings whilst they have...

    • Shops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that shops are supported to implement social distancing measures in advance of...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to establish a (a) unified or (b) nodal offshore wind transmission system.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for a carbon pricing mechanism after the transition period; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives from (a) business and (b) consumer advocacy organisations to assess...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the (a) names and (b) locations of the surface coal mines in the UK currently producing coal and (c)...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requesting that Ofgem extend their Metering and Monitoring...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support and enable self-employed business people to return safely to trading.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he made of the average cost to UK citizens to repatriate themselves during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the detention of journalists and writers in that country.

      Turkey: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the situation for human rights defenders and journalists held in pre-trial detention in Turkey,...

      Libya: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Russia's attempts to develop a military airbase close to NATO's southern flank in Libya; and...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the human rights situation in Egypt; and what representations he has made to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many repatriation flights his Department has arranged during the covid-19 pandemic; and how many people have been...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Abortion: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions took place after the diagnosis of Down's Syndrome in each of the last 10 years; and at what weeks gestation those...

    • Coronavirus: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that testing for covid 19 is (a) accurate and (b) accessible.

      NHS Trusts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Trusts offer on site covid-19 testing for NHS staff.

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of testing all healthcare workers and GPs for covid-19 even if they...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average time taken for health care workers and members of their households who are...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what targets his Department has for providing covid-19 test results to people who have been in the community; and what proportion of...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to standardise NHS and care home approaches to covid-19 testing for residents in care homes.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to return the mobile covid-19 testing unit to Easington constituency.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to increase the supply of covid 19 home testing kits.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will inform care homes (a) when and (b) where their local mobile covid-19 testing unit is established; and what steps...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of coronavirus tests for people who live in the same household as an NHS worker.

      Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the North East having the highest covid-19 infection rates in the UK, for what reason no covid-19 testing kits were...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS (a) apps and (b) other digital NHS platforms being used throughout the UK provide people with...

      Nurses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing Band 5 nurses to fill tracking and tracing roles to tackle the...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to ensure cancelled elective surgeries are rescheduled.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the test and trace programme will be rolled out and linked to the reopening of schools.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to tracking and tracing process for the contacts of people with covid-19, what sanctions he plans to put in place for...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the NHSX covid-19 contact tracing app will be integrated into local track and trace plans implemented by local authorities.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when non-urgent patients will be able to have hospital operations.

      Private Patients: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when routine services and treatments will recommence in private hospitals.

      NHS: Vmware Pivotal Labs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of the contract that was awarded to VMWare Pivotal Labs for work on the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by NHS Digital on 18 March 2020 that NHS annual cyber security checks will be delayed to 30 September...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether contact information shared with the NHS Test and Trace scheme will be passed to the police or other authorities in the event that...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the NHS Test and Trace Privacy Notice indicates that requests for subject data to be deleted are treated by the Freedom...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) evidence and (b) modelling that indicated that the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit for Personal...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent scammers from impersonating people registered and trained as tracers for the NHS test and trace system.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the same criteria in respect of (a) time and (b) distance from an infected person will be used by the NHS clinical contact...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether data on the average waiting time standard for elective care being piloted by 12 NHS Trusts will continue to be collected during...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what process his Department used to decide that personally identifiable information collected by the NHS test and trace service on people...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the new Track and Trace app will be able to alert people who are hard of hearing.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how NHS Test and Trace employees will securely identify themselves when they alert the contacts of people testing positive for covid-19...

      Medical Equipment: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's timeframe is for the (a) publication and (b) implementation of the MedTech Funding Mandate; and if he will make a...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) safeguarding documents and (b) risk assessments that were undertaken to ensure that the...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app is made accessible to people with sight loss.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the part-privatisation of NHS Supply Chain on that organisations' ability to...

      Coronavirus: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of the 1 June 2020 to Question 45163 on Aviation: Coronavirus, what was the total number of passengers screened...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans he has in the event that covid-19 application for tracking contacts fails.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance the Medical Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued in relation to the releasing of results to laboratories...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care settings have applied for covid-19 tests through the gov.uk online portal; and how many of those tests have been completed...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a safe return to face-to-face mental health appointments for people with severe mental...

  • Department for International Development

    • Africa and South Asia: Locusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent locust swarms in Africa and South Asia on food security in those regions.

    • Africa and South Asia: Locusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent locust swarms in Africa and South Asia on those regions' ability to respond to...

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will include the vulnerabilities of women from religious minorities who are persecuted for gender and religion in her...

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Government's hosting of the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 on 4 June 2020, what steps she plans to take to help...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with representatives of international financial institutions on financing potential vaccinations and...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has allocated fifty per cent of Official Development Assistance to support the response of fragile states to...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to (a) local markets, (b) SMEs and (c) the informal economy in fragile and conflict affected...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how overseas aid is being used to mitigate the economic effect of the covid-19 pandemic by supporting people in the informal economy...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how Overseas Development Assistance is helping communities manage social tensions that are being exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic.

      Humanitarian Aid: Coronavirus

      What assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the accessibility of UK humanitarian support to people who need it.

      Department for International Development: Equality

      If she will publish an action plan on promoting gender mainstreaming across all her Department's work.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Situation

      What recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      How often her Department assesses the effectiveness of UK funding allocated to the World Bank on ending poverty throughout the world.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to publish guidance for schools on how to support children and young people’s mental health as a result of the covid-19...

    • Pupils: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with Cabinet colleagues on allowing pupils from reception to year 13 to repeat an academic year in September 2020.

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Student Loans Company tender for assistive technology services (ATSP Equipment & Training / 2019-SLC-002) is planned to be completed.

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure there will not be a gap in provision due to the delay in the tender for assistive technology services (ATSP...

      Children: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the Government's £750m funding for charities is allocated to early years charities; and how is it being made available to...

      Children: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that vulnerable children are engaging in learning and skills development during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department is able to respond to concerns raised by the teaching sector and teachers on the safe reopening...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has held with representatives of the universities sector on reopening residential accommodation for students who return to the UK...

      Children: Special Educational Needs and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 45341 on Children: Social Services and Special Educational Needs, if he will publish the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to respond to the email sent by the hon. Member for North Durham on 16 April 2020 on exam provisions for external candidates.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the needs of three-tier school systems are included within the strategy for the planned reopening of schools.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the timescale for publishing guidance for schools on...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 28 May 2020 to Question 48608 on Schools: Coronavirus, if his Department will give schools more than three weeks notice for...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 28 May 2020 to Question 48609 on Schools: Coronavirus, how many meetings (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) officials...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what scientific advice from the Task and Finish Working Group did his Department receive in relation to the integration of testing and tracing into...

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of teachers and school staff wearing (a) face masks and (b) other coverings on pupil’s...

      Schools: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of social distancing rules on pupil’s ability to (a) learn and (b) socialise with their peers.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which school years he plans to prioritise in the second phased return to school.

      Schools: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 28 May 2020 to Question 48615 on Schools: Coronavirus, whether the policy of social distancing of two metres will be...

      Schools: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 28 May 2020 to Question 48615 on Schools: Coronavirus, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils that will attend a...

      Free School Meals: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Manchester, Gorton constituency have placed orders through Edenred for the national free school...

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that working class children have adequate access to the arts in schools and colleges.

      Children: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that future generations of schoolchildren in addition to online content have adequate access to books and written...

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report published by Newman University in April 2020 entitled, Independent...

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report by Newman University entitled Independent research into the impact of the systematic synthetic phonics government policy...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial support and (b) guidance he has issued to (i) educational providers and (ii) others on the safe return of SEND pupils to school.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans are in place to establish track and trace systems in schools.

      Private Education: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will reopen the suspended consultation on Regulating independent educational institutions in order to close legal loopholes that enable (a)...

      Nannies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is the Government's policy that nannies should return to work to care for the children of (a) key workers who cannot work from home and (b)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the reopening of schools in relation to pupils taking (a) GCSE and (b) A Level exams in 2021.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to encourage the (a) take-up and (b) provision of apprenticeships in the childcare sector in response to the...

      Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of audiobooks on (a) access to literature and (b) literacy rates; and if he will...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what date schools will start teaching Relationships Education, Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Children: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department's policy on parents access to children is based on a presumption of equal access, subject to additional risk factors.

    • Self-defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to extend legal protections for people that use force to...

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Coroners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department taken in each year since 2013 to raise the standards of coroner investigations to ensure that bereaved families are satisfied...

      Coroners: Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on enabling coroners to investigate stillbirths; and when he plans to publish the outcome of the public consultation entitled,...

      Crimes against the Person: Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average custodial sentence was for people convicted of assaulting an emergency worker in the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people can continue to access cash and banking services during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much financial support has been provided from the public purse to (a) news providers who belong to the Independent Community News Network and (b) other...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that self-employed women that qualify for 30 hours free childcare scheme will be able to access that scheme in the event...

      Treasury: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people with annual trading profits from £50,000 to £60,000 are not eligible to access support under the Self-Employment Income Support...

      Government Securities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a Coronavirus Recovery Bond with an above market, fixed coupon to help generate an...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to assess the financial effect of the 2019 loan charge on people facing repayment costs during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Airports: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of business rate reductions for airports in (a) Scotland and (b) Northern Ireland on...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Private Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private schools, who are still charging fees, have accessed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Contingent Reimbursement Model Code for Authorised Push Payments in helping to protect consumers from...

      Cash Dispensing: Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decrease in the number of high street ATMs on (a) small businesses and retailers and (b) consumers.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on securing free access to cash through ATMs.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether business rate relief has been paid to businesses that are registered in tax havens.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • LGBT People: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many LGBTIQA+ specialist refuges and hostels there are in England.

    • Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ask the Planning Inspectorate to clarify the exceptional circumstances that justify changes to green belt...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what reasonable steps should be taken by a local authority to ascertain the supply of land available for housing as...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consideration should be made by the Planning Inspectorate of emerging neighbourhood plans during the examination...

      Shops and Markets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to encourage communities to support local businesses as shops and outdoor markets...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to (a) Rossendale Borough Council and (b) other local authorities on the release of land...

      Local Government Finance: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the allocation of an additional £474 million of Government funding to local authorities in...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Building Safety Programme: Monthly Data Release, published on 14 May 2020, if he...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he made of the (a) number of blocks (b) cost per block and (c) cost per dwelling of removing dangerous...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) powers and (b) guidance has been given to Local Authorities to enable local lockdowns in the event of an...

      Road Traffic Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on enabling local authorities to issue fines for (a) inconsiderate driving and (b) pavement...

      Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable faith venues that are approved for the registration of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to strengthen the Armed Forces Covenant.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s survey into people’s...

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the two child limit in universal credit on the financial wellbeing of people affected by...

      Health and Safety Executive: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Health and Safety Executive inspectors are operating in Bristol.

      Universal Credit: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 43081, for what reason the Government Communications Service was instructed to undertake the...

      Universal Credit: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government Communications Service’s internal review of the circumstances in which her Department authorised the...

      Universal Credit: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government Communications Service’s internal review of the circumstances in which her Department authorised the...

      Health and Safety Executive: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will establish direct line to the Health and Safety Executive for hon Members to report concerns that have been raised by constituents.

      Housing Benefit and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of households that had (a) Housing Benefit and (b) Universal Credit capped in (i) March 2020 and (ii)...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for Funeral Expenses Payments there have been in each of the last 10 weeks.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for funeral expenses payments were awarded payments in each of the last 10 weeks.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average payment and (b) total value of payments awarded to successful Funeral Expenses Payment claimants were in each of the last...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to amend the eligibility criteria for Funeral Expenses Payment claimants.

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Centrepoint's Chance to Move On campaign, what plans her Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to include...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to (a) reduce the amount of manual processing on paper it carries out and (b) make those processes digital.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department's Cycle to Work scheme offers only interest free loans and not the additional reductions in the cost of...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of provision of support for a maximum of two children through the benefits system...

      First Aid: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of reviewing the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to (a)...

      Maternity Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that pregnant women who have lost their jobs during the covid-19 pandemic are not disqualified...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending to all employers irrespective of staff numbers the obligation to undertake a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit are repaying an advance payment.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June to Question 51540, on Social Security Benefits, if she will publish the equality impact assessment on the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what equality impact assessments her Department has undertaken on people who have been refused access to social security benefits as a result...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for universal credit that have been processed by her Department since 29 March 2020 have resulted in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Protection: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if it remains the Government's policy to maintain the October 2022 deadline for (a) air quality, water, (b) biodiversity,...

    • Air Pollution: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to permanently improve air quality in (a) London and (b) other UK cities.

      Water: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the per capita water consumption figures for each water company for the last 12 months will be made available.

      Water: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to set a national per capita water consumption target.

      Marine Environment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK Marine Strategy produced under the UK Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 is expected to achieve its 2020...

      European Chemicals Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provisions he has put in place to ensure that regulatory activities carried out by the European Chemicals Agency...

      Floods: Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress has been made by the Environment Agency on (a) inspecting and (b) repairing assets affected by the 2019...

      Coastal Erosion and Floods: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environment Agency plans to publish its updated National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England.

      Tree Planting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the resumption of tree planting as lockdown restrictions due to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Algae: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of harmful algae blooms in (a) English territorial waters, (b)...

      Litter: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage major tobacco companies to (a) undertake activities in respect of and (b)...

      Oilseed Rape: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what protections are provided by (a) the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and (b) other legislation to residents who have...

      Litter: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support local authorities in reducing litter in public green spaces during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Litter: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential environmental merits of increasing fines for littering.

      Litter: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of litter were collected by local authorities in (a) March, (b) April and (c) May 2020.

      Animal Welfare: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the welfare of (a) animals and (b) domestic pets during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on food wholesalers and (b)...

      Tourist Attractions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the welfare of animals in zoos, safari parks, aquariums and farm...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to establish a Food Standards Commission to regulate standards of food safety.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date he plans to publish a further consultation on the design of the deposit return scheme.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for consumers to switch from aluminium cans in multi-packs to large plastic...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration raids took place in (a) Sheffield, (b) Rotherham, (c) Barnsley and (d) Doncaster in the 2019 calendar year.

    • Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the serious violence taskforce last met.

      Immigration: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the hostile environment policies on (a) current and (b) potential migrants from (i)...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment she has made of the potential effect of the points-based system for immigration announced by her Department on...

      Immigration Controls: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations from the care sector her Department consulted while developing the proposed points-based immigration policy.

      Frontex: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) funding, (b) assets and (c) personnel the Government provides to Frontex in the Aegean region.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Questions 12829 and 12830 tabled on 5 February 2020 by the Rt. Hon. Member for Tottenham.

      Emergency Services: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the (a) reliability and (b) adequacy of emergency services access to mobile coverage in (i)...

      Immigration Controls: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Questions 21877 and 21878 on the proposed point based immigration system, tabled on 27 February 2020.

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent an increase in the level of domestic violence cases during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Questions 10485 and 10486 asked by the hon Member for Sheffield, Hallam on 30 January 2020.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Questions 10485 and 10486 asked by the hon Member for Sheffield, Hallam on 30 January 2020; and Question 42218...

      Borders: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has allocated to French border security arrangements at ports in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants have arrived in the UK by boat in May 2020.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of financial support available for people in the asylum system during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2020 to Question 47460, when the review into cash allowances for asylum seekers commenced; what evidence or...

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) reduce the amount of manual processing on paper it carries out and (b) make those processes digital.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the level of potential delay in issuing payments under the Windrush Compensation Scheme as a result of the...

      Domestic Abuse: Bosworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's press release of 2 May 2020, Emergency funding to support most vulnerable in society during pandemic, how...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether settled status is admissible as evidence of lawful residence in the UK for the purpose of making an application for British citizenship.

      Antifa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of designating Antifa a terrorist organisation.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of police officers.

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that people may use the police 101 non-emergency call number free of charge.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to remove foreign national offenders during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of firearms owned illegally in the UK.

      Arrests and Stop and Search: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) stop and search cases, (b) arrests and (c) charges were made against BAME people by the police in each of the last 12...

      Discrimination: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that policing activity does not (a) directly and (b) indirectly discriminate against BAME people in the UK.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) protect and (b) subsequently test police officers who are involved in policing demonstrations where...

      Exploitation and Slavery: Coronavirus

      To ask Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent a rise in exploitation and modern slavery when the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak is lifted.

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many potential (a) adult and (b) child victims of modern slavery have been identified since the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak was...

      Home Office: Pay

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

      British Nationality: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government has made available to people with learning disabilities who wish to apply for British Citizenship but are unable...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are concessions for fees for citizenship applications for British citizenship whose income is prohibitively low.

      Visas: Albania and Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date (a) Albanian and (b) Polish authorities will be granted permission to restart the processing of UK visas.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure broadband provision in asylum accommodation occupied by families to support children's education.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have no recourse to public funds under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people designated as having no recourse to public funds have applied for that restriction to be lifted as a result of changes in...

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to strengthen support for children in the Domestic Abuse Bill through provision of a statutory right to...

      Offences against Children: Coronavirus

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

      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.

      Hong Kong: Veterans

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

      Council of Europe Convention On Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her timescale is for UK ratification of the Istanbul Convention; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her Department’s equality impact assessment on the No Recourse to Public Funds policy.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her department has made of the effect of the No Recourse to Public Funds restrictions on (a) BAME communities and (b) other...

  • Scotland Office

    • Rolls-Royce: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what support the Government has offered to Rolls Royce in Scotland.

    • Rolls-Royce: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on support for Rolls Royce in Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to cease the daily covid-19 Government press briefings.

    • Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the public statement of 25 May 2020 by Dominic Cummings, whether funding from the public purse was expended on drafting that statement.

      Government Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many special advisors there were in each Government Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of employing those advisors was.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the National Cyber Security Programme has spent in each of the last five years.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions his Department has held with local authorities on cyber-security.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of his Department's employees are based in (a) London, (b) Scotland and (c) Linlithgow and East Falkirk Constituency.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to Question 47495.

      Research: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to communicate covid-19 support and guidance to people whose first language is not English.

      National Underground Asset Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria his Department will use to determine the success of the Geospatial Commission’s National Underground Asset Register trials in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which sites used by holders of general export licences for military goods have not been inspected by her Department under Article 31 of the...

    • Arms Trade: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department last used its powers under Article 31 of the Export Control Order 2008 to undertake inspections of (a) the Raytheon...

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what involvement her Department had in the recent sourcing of 400,000 medical gowns from Turkey.

      Paracetamol: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Indian counterpart on securing the continued supply of paracetamol to the UK.

      Medical Equipment: Trade Barriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) New Zealand and (b) Singapore on their proposals at the WTO to seek global...

      Trade Agreements: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions on human rights she has had with her Egyptian counterpart during ongoing talks to replicate UK trading arrangements...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Outdoor Recreation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the recent easing of covid-19 lockdown restrictions, what assessment his Department has made of the...

    • Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) local communities and (b) grassroots football benefit from the return of (i)...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he is holding with theatres, cinemas and music venues to ensure that the arts and entertainment sectors can...

      Cultural Renewal Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the membership of (a)the Cultural Renewal Taskforce and (b) the Taskforce's working groups.

      Cultural Renewal Taskforce and Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the remit, terms of reference and objectives of the Cultural Renewal Taskforce and the Commissioner for...

      Cultural Renewal Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what account his Department took of (a) regional representation, (b) diversity representation and (c) representation of...

      Cultural Renewal Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the minutes of the (a) Cultural Renewal Taskforce and (b) the Taskforce's working groups.

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) current status is and (b) priorities are of the Creative Industries Council.

      Cultural Renewal Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many FTE staff in his Department have been allocated to support the work of the Cultural Renewal Taskforce; and what other...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 5 February 2020 to Question 10754 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff,...

      Sports: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support sports clubs in Worcestershire.

      Horseracing: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the contribution of the horseracing industry to the economy in (a) the UK, and...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timescale is for the introduction of the Online Harms Bill.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer on 15 May to Question 43779 on Civil Servants, in how many multi-hub locations employees of his...

      Historic Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) English Heritage, (b) Historic England, (c) Historic Royal Palaces and (d) the Churches...

      Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to issue guidance on the reopening of caravan parks in accordance with the Good to Go pan-UK kite mark scheme...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Coronavirus

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

    • Parliamentary Estate: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how (a) social distancing and (b) other covid-19 safety measures will be enforced across the...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests are currently taking place each day; what estimate they have made of the number of daily tests that would need to occur before an end to...

    • Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contractual arrangements are in place for personal protective equipment procurement for (1) the NHS, and (2) care services, in the event of national emergencies.

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people who have died unexpectedly alone at home from COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19; and what preventative measures...

      Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the pathology laboratory at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital is being used for testing COVID-19 for NHS staff; and if not, why not.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the advice from the World Health Organisation that evidence shows that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are not...

      Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that COVID-19 poses to BAME individuals; and how that compares to other ethnic groups.

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the most recent figures for the percentage of the population who have died from COVID-19 in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales and (4) Northern Ireland;...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 home tests they have (1) delivered to care homes, and (2) processed, each day since they began to distribute such tests.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what work is taking place with the devolved institutions in the United Kingdom, as lockdown restrictions are lifted, to keep any changes as simple as possible...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use available data on individuals to develop individualised risk assessments as they lift blanket restrictions in the next phase of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they decided to create a new centralised team of human contact tracers for COVID-19 rather than local teams under the management of local public health...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether COVID-19 will be (1) endemic, or (2) eliminated.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks of secondary outbreaks of COVID-19; and what guidance they have (1) prepared, and (2) provided to local authorities,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce (1) regional, and (2) local, differences in the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic; and if they have any such...

      Disease Control: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that directors of social care in England issued warnings two years ago about the need for better supply plans for...

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for reform of the World Health Organisation; and what steps they intend to take to ensure the organisation commissions...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of those diagnosed with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Palantir: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that all personal data provided to Palantir Technologies UK (1) is, and (2) continues to be, anonymised; and what assessment they have...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they took part in EU joint procurement programmes for personal protection equipment; and if not, why not.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 13 May (HL4448), whether they will publish the data sharing agreements held with all entities (1) working...

      Anaesthetics: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey by the Royal College of Anaesthetists survey which shows low confidence by medical staff in their ability to access...

      Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to set up a task force to address the risks to health faced by Gypsies and Travellers living in caravans in camps without amenities...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they use to calculate R, the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus; and what algorithm is used to perform the calculation.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the NHS COVID-19 App is expected to play in the test and trace system.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 1 June (HL4872), why they will not publish the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus for each...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether insights from the use of the NHSX contact tracing app will be stored in NHS England’s datastore; and, if so, how they will ensure that fair benefits...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS England will require confirmation of any agreements that their academic partners might have entered into with corporate sponsors such that any...

  • Department for Education

    • Private Education: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whey they suspended the Regulating Independent Educational Institutions consultation, rather than extending the timeframe for submissions; and what steps...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the use of the Sentinel aircraft system beyond 2021 for ongoing operations in (1) the Middle East, and (2) elsewhere.

    • Chemical and Biological Warfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the transfer of the lead in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence from the Royal Air Force to the Army.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rate of child poverty in Luton; and what plans they have to provide additional financial support to the Luton Borough...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Supreme Court judgement in R v Adams (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) on 13 May, how many other temporary detention Orders under Article 4(1) of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the alert published by the Charity Commission on 17 April Coronavirus (COVID-19): increased risk of fraud and cybercrime against charities, what...

    • Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in developing their COVID-19 recovery strategy, what assessment they have made of the risks of cross-infection through outdoor education activities compared to...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review Ofcom’s requirements for local commercial radio stations on (1) offering a local news and information element in their...

      Holiday Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available for small businesses in the holiday lets sector who have been unable to continue their businesses due to the restrictions in place to...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Bauer Media to fold local radio stations into a national radio network.

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) local people, and (2) the level of local content, of Bauer Media's decision (a) to fold local radio stations...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the (1) Football Association, (2) Premier League, and (3) English Football League, to ensure the provision of a police presence...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to developing a post-COVID-19 recovery strategy for (1) elite, and (2) grass roots, level sports.

      Radio: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current requirements for commercial radio stations to be awarded a radio broadcast licence.

      Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make a range of physical activities, including dance and sport, available for all age groups in society.

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