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Written answers

Monday, 15 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on quarantine for people entering the UK of the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety...

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (b) the Chancellor of the...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when driving instructors will be able to resume teaching of learner drivers following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to reopen the driving test booking system.

      British Airways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on the regulation of slot allocation at Heathrow airport of BA's proposals on making...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the letter of 30 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East, ref DL5648.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 55045, how the Government plans to define value for money for taxpayers when assessing whether to...

      Stena Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the financial support that will be allocated to Stena Line through the Critical Freight Grant on the (a) Birkenhead-Belfast, (b)...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) discussions and (b) other engagement his Department has had with train operating companies on the extension of Emergency Measures Agreements...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether the Emergency Measures Agreements on rail franchises will need to be extended beyond the current agreed date of...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of how much each train operating company will receive as payment during the six months of Emergency Measures Agreements.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of all emergency measures agreements on rail franchises.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements will be made for Parliamentary scrutiny in the event that his Department seeks to extend emergency measures agreements on rail...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions have been made for operators of last resort to take over rail franchises that become financially unviable.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of extending the emergency measures agreements on rail franchises.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Transport Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID), published on 4 June 2020 on gov.uk, whether the exemption from wearing a...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish guidance for driving instructors on when the suspension of driving tests due to the covid-19 outbreak will be lifted.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether bus drivers are required to wear face coverings when driving during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what revenue funding the Government provided from the public purse to (a) Thameslink, (b) c2c, (c) Southern, (d) Chiltern, (e) South Western Railway,...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of exempting people with disabilities unable to wear face masks from the recent...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a green and sustainable economic programme on the level of...

    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency have received income under the feed-in tariff in the...

      Pre-payment: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK have prepayment...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason Ofgem has halted work on the electricity charging reform.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the prohibition under regulation 6A(1) of...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that local enterprise partnerships play a key role in regional economic recovery...

      Hydrogen: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake a consultation on how clean hydrogen can help cost-effectively decarbonise the UK economy.

      Research: Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the potential financial effect on the higher education...

      Yell Group: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what contact his Department has had with regulatory agencies on the business practices of Yell Ltd.

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will commission an independent judge-led investigation into the Post Office and its (a) management and (b)...

      Carers: Barnsley Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that unpaid carers working in Barnsley Central constituency are supported...

      Employment: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that employers are following guidance on social distancing in the...

      Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the quarantine of oil and gas workers, whether the quarantine exemption for people who are required...

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when pubs, bars and restaurants reopen following covid-19 lockdown measures what (a) enforcement measures and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June to Question 53292 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what weight was given to consideration...

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support long-term domestic vaccine manufacturing capability.

      Engineering: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to utilise advice from the engineering sector as part of the Government's response to the...

      Merchant Shipping: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make representations to P&O Ferries’ owners DP World on the 1,100 redundancies planned in the UK...

      European Union Intellectual Property Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to limit rights of representation at the UK Intellectual Property Office to those persons with a...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent employers dismissing and re-employing staff for the purposes of changing the terms...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish covid-19 guidance for businesses in the hospitality sector on how to re-open safely.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish covid-19 guidance for pubs on how to re-open safely.

      Batteries: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to facilitate the development of electric vehicle battery manufacturing in the UK; and if he...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on releasing prisoners of conscience Gedhun Choekyi Nyimain, Hu...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Middle East peace process.

      Ukraine: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of freedom of religion or belief in the (a) Donetsk People’s Republic and (b)...

      Kazakhstan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Kazakhstan on the release of 24 Muslims who have been jailed for up to...

      Richard Solomon Tarfa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on the imprisonment of Professor Richard Solomon Tarfa on 25...

      Mubarak Bala

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

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to introduce (a) additional sanctions and (b) other measures in relation to (i) the Russian Wagner...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46666 on British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus, of the 150 charter flights...

      Coronavirus: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what travel will be classed as essential under the terms of his Department's covid-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice.

      Human Rights: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the United States' Magnitsky Act, what progress the Government is making on introducing a UK autonomous...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the return to the UK of people with leave to remain in the UK.

      Germany: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what notice was given to the Government by the US Administration of its intention to cut the number of US troops in Germany by...

      Bahrain: Huddersfield University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2020 to Question 25129, whether his Department was consulted by the University of...

      Huddersfield University: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2020 to Question 25129 on Bahrain: Huddersfield University, whether her Department was...

      Ukraine: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) facilitate the peace process in Ukraine and (b) support the implementation of...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Chile: Human Rights and Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chilean counterpart on UN reports of (a) torture and (b) other human rights violations by...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new referrals there were to NHS secondary mental health services in March and April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that child and adolescent mental health service can meet the needs of children and young people when...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the personal protective equipment stockpiled as part of the preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal have been...

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) individual and (b) full-time equivalent registered mental health nurses have been working for NHS provider organisations in...

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice he has received on the need for hospital staff and visitors to wear face masks at all times in to reduce the transmission of...

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he received advice on the need for hospital staff to wear face masks at all times to reduce the transmission of covid-19.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether public health spending on (a) sexual health services, (b) women’s health services and (c) contraception will be protected...

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been contacted by the NHS test and trace system on each day since 1 June 2020; and whether those contacts were made...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including cannabis-based medicines in the remit of the proposed Innovative...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations contained in the report published by NHS England and NHS...

      Medical Treatments: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to (a) cannabis-based medicines and (b) unlicensed medicinal products for children with severe...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide postcode level data on (a) positive and (b) negative covid-19 tests obtained through (i) Pillar 1...

      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 46771, tabled by the hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk on 13 May 2020.

      Coronavirus: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the maximum number of covid-19 tests is that can be completed per day by mobile covid-19 testing units in Wallasey.

      Coronavirus: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many positive covid-19 test results have been recorded from tests completed by mobile testing units based in (a) Wirral and (b) Wallasey.

      Coronavirus: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been (a) administered in person and (b) posted out to care homes in (i) Wirral and (ii) Wallasey; and how...

      Hearing Impaired: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's press release of 5 June 2020, on surgical masks worn in NHS hospitals, what provision his Department...

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's press release of 5 June 2020, Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government press release dated 5 June 2020, Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policy on the use of face masks of the Advice on the use of masks in...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) the NHS and (b) social care providers on meeting the requirements of the Accessible...

      Contraceptives: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to ensure that women are able to access their contraception of choice during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Family Planning: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the response to the covid-19 outbreak on access to (a) contraception services and (b)...

      Overseas Visitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing exemptions to the Government's 14 day quarantine requirement for visitors...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her counterparts overseas on raising financial support for developing nations to tackle the covid-19...

    • World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding was allocated from (a) the UK Government public purse and (b) other countries to the World Health Organisation in 2019.

      Occupied Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the covid-19 response in the occupied Palestinian territories.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Government’s announcement of 2 June 2020 on a new £160 million humanitarian aid package for Yemen,...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing (a) financial assistance and (b) medical supplies to (i)...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the provision of additional funding to slow the spread of covid-19...

      Developing Countries: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support developing countries to increase the number of ventilators available during the...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the Government’s £160 million humanitarian aid package for Yemen is being allocated to help the covid-19...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that some of the Government’s £160 million humanitarian aid package for Yemen is used to...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the higher mortality risk from covid-19 among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, what guidance he is giving to schools on...

    • Schools: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what additional funding he is making available to schools to cover the costs of adapting premises to meet...

      Pupil Premium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a catch-up pupil premium for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2020 to Question 48566 on Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes, on what date the first e-Code email that hard bounced...

      Academic Year: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that distribution of food to communities with specific needs is maintained during the school holidays.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the guidance and instructions it has issued to schools in response to the covid-19 outbreak is...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether additional Government funding will be made available to schools to cover the costs those schools have incurred in responding to the covid-19...

      Apprentices: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to guarantee maritime apprenticeships in (a) Hull and (b) Dover as a result of plans by P&O Ferries to make seafarer...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) the free school meals budget, (b) free school meal vouchers and (c) reimbursing schools for other...

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of participation levels in the home learning curriculum set by schools during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support he plans to allocate to universities that lose income due to the loss of international student fees during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Apprentices: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to increase the number of seafarer apprentices.

      Apprentices: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of apprentices in all sectors of the transport industry over the next five years.

      Further Education: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provided to maritime training colleges in England in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      History: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to include in the school curriculum mandatory lessons on (a) black history and (b) UK colonial history.

      Further Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that practical exams or assignments to assess the skills and safety of students that were due to take place in...

      Home Education: Sheffield South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for each of the secondary schools in Sheffield South East constituency, how many computers have been provided to date to allow disadvantaged pupils to...

      Further Education and Skilled Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of (a) people to access appropriate further education skills...

      Pupils: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official Report, column 180, when the 230,000 laptops for school pupils were ordered by his...

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools will receive automatic funding from his Department to cover the cost of personal protective equipment.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in each education authority in England in (a) reception year, (b) Year 1 and (c) Year 6 returned to school in the week...

      Lifeguards: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) estimate he has made of the number of and (b) assessment he has made of the reliability of National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications; and if he...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 51783 on Prisons: Coronavirus, which custodial facilities in England and Wales had not fully...

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether support payments for organisations with contracts under the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System and which are eligible to apply for...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil legal aid claims for asylum appeal cases exceeded the escape fee from legal aid providers in (a) London and (b) England and Wales.

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners released from each prison in 2019-20 were released without a fixed address.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of the Lord Chief Justice to the Justice Select Committee on 14 May 2020, whether he plans to reopen all courts by...

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the backlog of cases involving serious criminal offences was in the Crown Courts in (a) Wales (b) Gwent for each month from June 2019 to June 2020.

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the backlog of domestic violence cases was in the (a) Crown Courts and (b) Magistrates' Courts in (i) Wales (ii) Gwent for each month from June...

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the backlog of cases relating to the possession and supply of drugs was in the (a) Crown Courts and (b) Magistrates' Courts in (i) Wales (ii) Gwent...

      Courts and Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard in (a) family courts, (b) civil courts, (c) magistrates courts, (d) crown courts, and (e) tribunals, in each month in 2019.

      Courts and Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard in (a) family courts, (b) civil courts, (c) magistrates courts, (d) crown courts, and (e) tribunals in each month in 2020.

      Courts and Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were adjourned in (a) family courts, (b) civil courts, (c) magistrates courts, (d) crown courts, and (e) tribunals in each month in 2019.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) proportion of prison staff who have been tested for covid-19.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of personal protective equipment for prison staff during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisoners sharing cells in each prison in each of the last three months.

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners were released without a fixed address from each prison in financial year 2015-2016.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether workplace risk assessments were (a) shared and (b) agreed with staff unions before the decision to reopen courts was taken; and if he will make...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information on assessed risks from covid-19 in courts was shared with staff unions before jury trials restarted; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of availability of personal protective equipment for HM Courts and Tribunal Service staff who are not able...

      Courts: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the evaluation of the Flexible Operating Hours pilot scheme.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) women and (b) men received a prison sentence of under six months in (i) March, (ii) April and (iii) May 2020.

      Magistrates: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many video hearings were conducted by magistrates courts in each of the last three months.

  • Treasury

    • Loans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that future lending decisions are not affected by payment holidays that have been taken during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the employers that are participating in Project Birch.

      Concert Halls and Theatres: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing zero-rated VAT on ticket income for theatres and music venues.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has undertaken an equality impact assessment of the terms of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme on women who have taken time out from...

      Non-domestic Rates: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a reduction in business rates on the incentivisation of businesses to invest in carbon reduction...

      Aviation and Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 quarantine on (a) airlines, (b) airports, and (c) tourism and...

      Agricultural Shows: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available for providers of agricultural and country shows during the covid-19 outbreak; and what support is available for mobile...

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend eligibility for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant to food and drink wholesalers that supply to care homes, hospitals and...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to mitigate the financial pressures faced by mortgage prisoners during the covid-19 lockdown; and what plans he has to...

      Legal Profession: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of evidence from the Law Society of Scotland that 32 per cent of Scotland's law firms...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support freelance and self-employed people who take only dividends from their business.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 19 February 2020, reference DL4850, from the hon. Member for Glasgow East.

      Social Enterprises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to encourage take up of the social investment tax relief scheme to rebuild communities after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of extending the eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to those whose self-employment...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress his Department has made on resolving the dispute between HMRC and the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust; whether that case can be used...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps is he taking to ensure that customers of all banks are able to access loans from the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Dunfermline and West Fife

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses based in the Dunfermline and West Fife constituency have applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme employees who are paid annually via PAYE at the end of the financial year.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason he has not amended the Self Employment Income Support Scheme or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to introduce temporary support for the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons he has not amended the Self Employed Income Support Scheme to include directors of small and medium limited companies who draw their...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 13 May 2020 from the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts, reference NG12034.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme

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

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator on a minimum service guarantee for cash; and...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce further financial support for retail businesses with lower level of trade than before the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies registered under each Standard Industrial Classification Code (a) applied for and (b) been awarded support through the (a) Coronavirus...

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household debt; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what scientific advice he has received on the safe reopening of places or worship, and if he will publish that advice.

    • Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to prevent the building of new homes (a) in flood risk areas and (b) on flood plains.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 14 May 2020 to Question HL3740, what assessment he has made of level of resources...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of people who are shielding to access existing support for accessing (a)...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) financial, (b) emotional an (c) additional support the Government plans to provide to people (i) who are...

      Schools: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the recommendations made in the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper published by his...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to maintain the programmes linked to the Hate Crime Action Plan beyond 2020.

      Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to extend the Integrated Communities Innovation Fund beyond 2020.

      Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department allocates from the public purse to tackling racism each year; and what proportion of...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister of State to the Housing, Communities and Local Government...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) the £3.2 billion in funding allocated to help local authorities respond to the covid-19 outbreak and...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what provision he is making for local authorities to continue the Everyone In campaign to house and support people who...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Private Office staff by grade were deemed to be carrying out essential work that required their daily...

      Planning: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he expects to introduce a White Paper on Planning Reform.

      Local Government Finance: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes in local authority (a) budgets and (b) funding formula...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authority leaders on the implementation of regional covid-19 lockdowns.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times nuclear convoys travelled through Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in the most recent year for which data is available.

    • USA: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department holds contracts for the supply of (a) tear gas, (b) rubber bullets and (c) riot shields to any companies based in the USA.

      Usa: Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what preliminary assessment he has made of the reduction in NATO's (a) potential for deterrence and (b) fighting capability as a result of result the...

      Ministry of Defence: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the timescale of the Type 31e frigate project.

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the timescale to decommission nuclear submarines in Rosyth.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the bidding process for the Fleet Solid Support ships.

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is Government policy that the (a) prohibition of torture is absolute and (b) obligation to prosecute torture is absolute.

      Torture: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the circumstances are in which a prosecutor is able to exercise their discretion not to prosecute an offence of torture.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department’s policy to allow claimants to re-open a tax credit claim following an application for universal credit.

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of universal credit applicants who (a) do not have access to a computer and (b) are self-isolating...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of suspending the Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments, Saving and...

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people submitted claims for universal credit in Wales from 1 March to 12 May in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019 and (d) 2020.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional financial support her Department is providing to claimants of universal credit whose partners are in receipt of the state...

      Carer's Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing carers who are in receipt of carer’s allowance with additional...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new applications for universal credit there were in each constituency since 1 March 2020.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the letter of 31 March 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East, reference DL5255.

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to uprate the benefit cap to ensure that universal credit claimants are not lifted above the cap by the Government’s...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of carer’s allowance in each region of the UK by (a) ethnicity and (b) gender in (i) 2020 and (ii) each...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of employees who do not qualify for statutory sick pay as a result of their pay...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees with children earn less than the lower earnings limit for statutory sick pay.

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the potential cost to the public purse of removing the lower earnings limit for qualification for...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect that the level of the rate of statutory sick pay will have on the number of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to introduce employment strategies in response to covid-19 related unemployment.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reinstate a Child Maintenance Service telephone service for people to report their ex-partner who has stopped paying child...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are waiting for an assessment for (a) personal independence payments, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) the limited...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessments for (a) personal independence payments, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) the limited capability for work...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will increase spending on flood defences in line with the recommendations of the 2007 Pitt Review.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's target of the UK achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, what assessment he has made...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to strengthen local authority powers on tackling fly tipping from (a) members of the public and (b)...

      Agricultural Shows: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what joint working officials in his Department are undertaking with officials in the (a) Department for Business, Energy and...

      Waste Disposal: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average length of time was for the Environment Agency to process a waste permit application from point of first...

      Waste Disposal: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) length of potential delays in processing waste permit applications at the Environment...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the additional £63 million funding for the Welfare Assistance Fund announced at Prime Minister’s Questions on...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the £63 million of local welfare assistance to be used by local authorities announced by the Prime...

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Force: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the supply of personal protective equipment for UK Border Force staff.

    • Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people subject to the ECAA-2 Visa will have access to the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (b) Small Business Grant Fund and...

      Deportation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to pursue deportation proceedings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with representatives from the National Police Chiefs Council on (a) guidance for policing protests while the...

      Police: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of (a) Regulation 7 of the Coronavirus Regulations 2020 and (b) the police use of powers...

      Local Government: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to permit local authorities to allow reimbursement of fees for the annual premises licence; and what guidance...

      Barbecues: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, how many call outs the fire service has received for incidents related to barbecues in each of the last ten years, broken down by fire authority.

      Airports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have arrived at Scottish airports from international destinations since 8 June 2020 to date.

  • Wales Office

    • Employment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on support for people in Wales whose employment has been adversely...

    • Tourism: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to work more closely with (a) Shrewsbury and (b) other border towns and communities to help encourage tourism after the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has provided to (a) cleaning, (b) catering and (c) other companies who provide services to the civil service on (i)...

    • Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average annual salary was for (a) BAME and (b) non-BAME employees in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Faculty: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) scope and (b) remit of the Government's contract with Faculty is to deliver services related to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Companies: European Union

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed by companies registered in the EU in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, and (c) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      Self-employed: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are registered as self-employed in (a) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.

      Zero Hours Contracts: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people under the age of 25 in (a) Scotland and (b) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency are employed on zero-hours contracts.

      Business: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many small and medium-sized businesses in Linlithgow and East Falkirk placed a bid for a public contract in the last five years.

      Life Expectancy: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what life expectancy is for (a) men and (b) women in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 8 June 2020 to Question 54223 on Ministerial Responsibility, of 29 May 2020 to Question 48589 on Universal Credit:...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to review UK exports of (a) tear gas and (b) rubber bullets to the US.

    • Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will suspend export of (a) rubber bullets and (b) tear gas to the US.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will suspend export of (a) rubber bullets and (b) tear gas to the US.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to pause and review her policy on UK arms and security equipment exports to the US for potential use in policing...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will (a) suspend exports of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the US in response to the recent steps taken by police...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much (a) tear gas irritant ammunition, (b) tear gas riot control agents, (c) rubber bullets, and (d) riot shields were exported to the...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) tear gas, (b) riot shields and (c) rubber bullets produced in and sold by companies based in the...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential future granting or withholding of export licences in relation to crowd...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has powers to attach conditions to the granting of export licenses, in relation to sale and export of riot and crowd...

      Coronavirus: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans her Department has to explore UK labelling approaches that could be used to promote the standards of agricultural import produce.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will immediately suspend the export of (a) tear gas, (b) rubber bullets and (c) riot shields to the United States, following the...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether compliance with the technical arrangements of the EU-Israel Association Agreement is replicated in the UK-Israel Trade and...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish (a) a list of all current export licenses to the US of riot control projectiles and equipment including (i) who has...

      Department for International Trade: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in her Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to P&O Ferries' proposed 1,100 redundancies, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on...

      Trade Agreements: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the export of UK higher education is a priority sector in future trade negotiations; and whether (a) research collaboration and (b)...

      Chile: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government invited representatives of the Republic of Chile to an arms and surveillance fair in Farnborough in March 2020.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Wildlife Parks and Zoos: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of re-opening zoos and safari parks with appropriate social...

    • Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending museums and galleries tax relief to remove the limitations...

      National Citizens Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many youth workers contracted by the NCS programme have been furloughed.

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to allocate £550 million to grassroots football.

      Chatham Dockyard: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 54086 on Chatham Dockyard: Coronavirus, if it will issue the Trust with a...

      Historic Royal Palaces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) the Historic Royal Palaces and (b) their staff and trades union representatives on their...

      Historic Royal Palace: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives from trade unions on proposals for reopening (a)...

      Historic Royal Palaces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from Historic Royal Palaces on reinstating employer pension contributions at...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that funding from the charity relief package announced in April 2020 is reaching those that...

      Dance and Theatre: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has received representations from representatives of (a) dancing schools, (b) the Royal Shakespeare Company and (c)...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ringfencing funding from the Government's charity support package for...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Art Works

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether art depicting (a) former slave owners and (b) people involved in the slave trade is on...

  • Leader of the House

    • Deferred Divisions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make it his policy to utilise the e-voting system previously used by hon. Members during hybrid proceedings for the process of holding deferred...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of (a) the UK Council of Psychotherapy Conversion Therapy Consensus Statement,...

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the report published by Public Health England on 2 June 2020 entitled COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes, what...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their advice to vulnerable people to avoid the use of public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic, when driving tests and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sino-British Joint Declaration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the government of China observes the conditions of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ascertain the safety of Martin Lee and other supporters of democracy in Hong Kong arrested in April.

      Colombia: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the illegal collation of secret files on civil society organisations, including human rights defenders, the press...

      Colombia: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their Embassy in Colombia will monitor investigations into the alleged collation of secret files on civil society organisations there.

      Colombia: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Colombia about the safety and security of residents in Rio Quinto.

      Nigeria: Crimes against Humanity and Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to encourage the (1) investigation, and (2) prosecution, of (a) war crimes, (b) crimes against...

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the briefing by Amnesty International Human rights in Hong Kong - May 2020.

      Travel: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 1 June (HL4768), whether they were consulted in advance by the government of Ireland about its...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposals by the government of China to introduce new national security legislation in Hong Kong, what steps they are taking with (1) the United...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to coordinate an international response to support the rights of Hong Kong citizens in response to China's planned security law for...

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL Deb, cols 1291–5), what plans they have to give further consideration to the proposal of...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the British Embassy in Bogota is taking to monitor the progress of the peace process with regard to the dismantling of illegal neo-paramilitary groups...

      Myanmar: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar about protecting Chin villagers displaced by the conflict in Southern Chin State and Rakhine...

      Myanmar: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by the government of Myanmar of a four-month ceasefire by the military from 10 May until 31 August in order to...

      Patriarch Antonios

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Eritrea about the house arrest of Patriarch Antonios of the Eritrean Orthodox Church; and what responses...

      Saudi Arabia: Arrests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia following the reported arrest of the brother and two adult children of Saad al-Jabri, who is...

      Buchtar Tabuni

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Indonesia about the case of Buchtar Tabuni, who has been charged with treason after participating in...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the formation of an international alliance to coordinate a joint response to the China-Hong Kong crisis, in order to protect the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reach the goal of 100,000 tests a day for COVID-19.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the results of the COVID-19 swab tests are reported by the date when the tests are taken; and if not, why not.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) COVID-19 home testing kits, and (2) how many results from such kits, were sent out on each day since 28 April. [T]

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of posted COVID-19 tests for each day of distribution have been successfully returned to an authorised laboratory for evaluation.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the contribution of the social care sector during the COBR meetings or in discussions...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate they will have procured sufficient stocks of personal protection equipment to meet (1) current, and (2) anticipated future, demand.

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what instructions were given to NHS acute hospital trusts on, or around, 15 March about discharging patients to make beds available for COVID-19 patients; (2)...

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what communication they have had with individual nursing and care homes about emergency sources of supplies of personal protective equipment since 15 March;...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the scheme for paying £60,000 to families of NHS staff who died in the COVID-19 pandemic will apply to families of care home staff who died in the...

      Neurology: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of NHS secondary care services to people with neurological conditions.

      Neurology: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the sustainability of charities working to support people with neurological conditions.

      Coronavirus: Clinical Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that semantic and geographical analysis of COVID-19 trials does not impact the (1) unity, and (2) informativeness, of the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have updated the translated COVID-19 guidance to reference the addition of the loss of taste and smell to the official symptoms list; and if so, what...

      Social Services: Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public-sector pension boards, pension companies and insurance companies are involved in the social care strategy.

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate (1) staff, and (2) residents, of care homes who have been adversely affected by shortages of personal protective equipment.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that services and treatment for patients with cancer return to the level provided before the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took in response to the advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies following its meeting on 10 March to ensure that “special...

      Health and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that their proposals to abolish the Immigration Health Surcharge currently paid by care workers and NHS staff will be implemented.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the risk of allowing the at-home administration, following a telephone consultation, of mifepristone and misoprostol for an abortion.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they retain ownership of any intellectual property related to the development of the NHSX contact tracing app.

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the impact of the easing of the lockdown on 1 June on the mental health and loneliness of those designated clinically vulnerable.

      Health Services: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what is their policy on the negotiation of reciprocal healthcare agreements with (a) the European Union and (b) each member country of the European Union, and...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 1 June (HL4699), in what format the information on the number of people reporting to accident and emergency...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS England or NHSX is liaising with the Intellectual Property Office and, if so, whether those discussions will result in publication of patent...

  • Department for International Development

    • Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International ‘We dried our tears’: Addressing the toll on children of Northeast...

    • Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the killing of Uwavera Omozuwa, in a church in Benin City, Nigeria; and how UK Aid to Nigeria is used to combat gender-based...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prioritise climate justice in the allocation of Official Development Assistance to developing countries recovering from the effects...

      Commonwealth Development Corporation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with representatives of the Commonwealth Development Corporation on adapting its investments and programmes in response to...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development is providing support to (1) local markets, (2) small and medium-sized enterprises, and (3) the informal...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address (1) the medium-term, and (2) the longer-term, threats to food security and hunger from (a) COVID-19, (b) locusts, and (c)...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 12 February (HLWS103), when they will publish (1) the terms of reference for the review of children's...

    • Disability and Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have been monitoring the effectiveness of measures set out in the guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities to continue...

      Pupils: Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibilities and duties schools have specifically towards pupils who develop eating disorders; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 21 May (HL4173), when they intend to add supermarkets owned by the Co-op to the list of those...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which safeguards to protect children were (1) altered, and (2) removed, by the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

  • Treasury

    • Monetary Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any purchases made by the Bank of England this year under the quantitative easing arrangements have been of gilt-edged securities issued within less than...

    • Public Expenditure: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional funding they have provided to (1) Northern Ireland, (2) Scotland, and (3) Wales, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and, in each case, how...

      Aviation: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place between Treasury ministers and representatives of (1) UK airlines, (2) UK airports, and (3) aerospace manufacturers, in the last...

      Economic Situation: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic resilience of the Isles of Scilly.

      Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the combined economic cost to the UK of Brexit and COVID-19.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 6 May (HL3366) stating that they were “holding regular discussions with representatives from the Gypsy...

    • Rough Sleeping: Roma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the task force on rough sleeping led by Dame Louise Casey will provide specific support for Roma rough sleepers to ensure that possible language barriers...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with faith leaders about piloting the opening of places of worship in advance of step 3 of their plan to lift restrictions relating...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they make any distinction between (1) social housing, and (2) affordable housing, when collating statistics on the number of homes built exclusively for rental.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change planning law to give control of decisions to Government-owned development corporations instead of local councils; whether they have...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to extend their contracts with hotels and bed and breakfasts to offer temporary accommodation for those who require it until the end of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas have been made in each year since 2003; what percentage of...

    • Armed Forces: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the investigation of claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the attainment of Cadet Expansion Programme targets.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the cadet forces to resume their normal activities as the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.

      Biology: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much annual funding the International Biological Security Programme received in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020. [T]

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported comments by the First Minister of Wales that there had not been a "regular rhythm" to engagement between the UK...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement has taken place with the Welsh Government about plans for the end of the EU transition period, including with regard to which UK legislation will...

      Cybercrime: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Parliamentarians who criticise the government of China from cyber-attacks by the People's Liberation Army Cyber Warfare...

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review trading arrangements with the EU.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of the current food safety regulations; and whether...

    • Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expedite the import of essential medical products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to sign the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003; and if not, why not.

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the regulation of cold calling, taking into account (1) the Consumer Rights Act 2015, (2) the powers of the Office of Information...

      Football: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to promote diversity in football.

      Mayflower: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from England to Cape Cod.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support women working in communities to tackle the root causes of gender inequality.

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