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Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • A303: Dual Carriageways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made with plans to dual the A303 from the M3 to Taunton; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether representatives of the business travel sector will be included in his Department's aviation restart and recovery unit.

      Aviation: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which UK produce and products, by value, comprise the main freighted items transported by air to international markets; and what the primary...

      Electric Scooters: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence his Department assessed when deciding to set the speed limit for e-scooters in forthcoming trials at 12.5mph.

      Electric Scooters: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence his Department assessed when deciding to set the motor wattage for e-scooters in the forthcoming trials at 350W.

      A47

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 13604 on the A47, what the planned dates for construction are for each of the six A47 schemes...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) airports and (b) their associated industries in the (i) East and (ii)...

      Shipping: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the (a) mental and (b) physical health of seafarers.

      Driving Instruction and Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when driving lessons and practical driving tests will resume; and whether tests cancelled as a result of covid-19 will be reimbursed in full.

      British Airways: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to support British Airways employees that are at risk of redundancy; and what the timeframe is for the provision of that...

      Railways: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to Network Rail on new open access rail applications such as those on the Great Western Main Line to operate...

      Railways: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral contribution of 12 May 2020, Official Report, column 176, what guidance he has provided to Network Rail on supporting new...

      Railways: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) existing and (b) proposed open access rail operations; and if he will make a statement.

      Great Western Railway Line: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he plans to provide to new open access rail proposals on the Great Western Mainline.

      Great Western Railway Line: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to support Network Rail to identify available rail capacity on the Great Western Mainline for new open access rail services...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with regard to the November 2015 Report from Sir Peter Hendy on the replanning of Network Rail's Investment Programme; how many of the (a) 79 projects...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June to Question 56177 on Travel: coronavirus, on how many occasions he has discussed the 14-day quarantine rule for...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people that are legitimately not wearing a face covering on public transport are identifiable to (a)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of investment in innovation and skills on the regeneration...

    • Post Office: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the Post Office during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his plans to (a) promote the cultivation of and (b) develop processing facilities for bioenergy crops will be...

      Manufacturing Industries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional (a) support and (b) funding the Government plans to provide to the manufacturing industry sector to...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with lenders accredited under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; and...

      Offshore Fixed Structures: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to make a decision on the (a) removal of the Brent concrete gravity-based installations and (b)...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to extend the Development Consent Order for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon after the expiry date of 30 June 2020.

      Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to restrict European Economic Area address for service rules at the Intellectual Property Office in...

      Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has estimated the number of jobs at risk in the event that the Government grants European Economic Area...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking with businesses to ensure the safety of people with (a) diabetes and (b) other underlying...

      Energy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the level of debt that has accumulated in the energy sector since the covid-19 outbreak;...

      Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential effect on levels of employment of making energy efficiency a...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of Energy Company Obligation funding spent on identifying...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 2.15 of the Budget 2020 Red Book, what his timetable is for bringing forward amendments to...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of low carbon heating technologies on new build homes; and what...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether local authorities are legally empowered to enforce compliance with energy efficiency standards for homes.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to support energy suppliers in meeting smart meter installation targets during the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making it compulsory for new build homes to be fitted with smart...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of annual contract for difference auctions; and if he will make a...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing the capacity cap from contract for difference auctions;...

      Renewable Energy: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of opening up the sale of locally produced renewable...

      Electric Vehicles: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage the manufacture of e-bikes in the UK.

      Employment: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent guidance his Department has issued to employers on ensuring a safe workplace for employees with diabetes.

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of plans in (a) France, (b) Germany and (c) the US to...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to ensure (a) market transparency and (b) protection of consumer interest by requiring...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to tackle defects in smart meters; and if he will make a statement.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure that workplaces are safe during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to support the oil and gas sector.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      What support his Department is providing to self-employed people to begin trading again after the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on retaining jobs in the airline industry.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      If he will publish guidance on when hair, beauty, spa and wellness businesses can reopen in (a) salon and (b) non-salon settings during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people have applied for an emergency repatriation loan since the start of the covid-19 pandemic; and how many of those...

    • Pakistani National Commission for Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Pakistani counterpart on the establishment of the National Commission for Minorities...

      Eritrea: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Eritrean counterpart on releasing prisoners of conscience in that country in response...

      Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on the release of the Ahmadi prisoners of conscience (a) Ghulam...

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterparts on the human rights situation in Hong Kong and the potential...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help resolve the political situation in Cameroon.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UN Security Council’s support for people held in camps in Xinjiang, China.

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK support to aid the release of Leah Sharibu, the only girl who remains...

      Jerusalem: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in East...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from travel insurance providers to ensure that travel insurance continues to...

      Sri Lanka: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to ensure that (a) independent investigations into water quality in northern Sri Lanka take...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of UK seafarers stranded in foreign ports as a result of the...

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his international counterparts on co-ordination to relieve seafarers from ships.

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020 to Question 5454 on Gulf States: Overseas Aid, how many projects and programme...

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2020 to Question 14741 on Gulf States: Overseas Aid, and with reference to the...

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020 to Question 5454 on Gulf States: Overseas Aid, how many project or programme...

      Chile: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to recent UN reports of human rights violations by Chilean state agents, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Carers

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

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Government consultation entitled, A new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, published 4 November...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings the Northern Ireland Office had with disability charities and organisations on the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No 2)...

      Bombardier: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings he has had with (a) officials and (b) trade union representatives at Bombardier, Northern Ireland in 2020; and on what dates...

      Bombardier: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has made to Bombardier on retaining jobs at the Belfast site.

      Bombardier: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has held with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary of State for Transport on support to retain jobs at the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the proposed 100,000 tests per day for covid-19 will be (a) antigen and (b) antibody tests.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many at home covid-19 antigen tests have (a) been sent to homes and (b) delivered results since 31 January 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests for NHS workers have been booked through the new testing portal since that portal opened.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the 40,369 Pillar 2 covid-19 tests reported under delivery routes for 30 April 2020 were (a) ordered and (b) dispatched on...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in addition to the covid-19 tests performed at test centres, how many covid-19 tests performed at home were sent to testing centres each...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure covid-19 tests are not double counted when returned.

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 37528 on Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review and the Answer of 4 May...

      Coronavirus: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the long-term (a) mental and (b) physical health outcomes of patients recovering from covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been admitted to each of the temporary Nightingale hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how work on the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app was divided between (a) NHSX and (b) VMWare Pivotal Labs; and what criteria for success...

      South Tyneside Hospital: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to review the Path to Excellence in respect of South Tyneside Hospital as announced in December 2019.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 18 May to Question 43901 and the Answer of 27 May to Question 48424, when NHSX tracking app data uploaded to a...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce the time period between people displaying symptoms of eating disorders and receiving treatment.

      Mental Health Act 1983: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a White Paper on reforming the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the level of resources allocated for research into cancers is protected during the covid-19...

      Medical Treatments and Screening: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to consider using option-based guarantees to increase the production of (a) diagnostic tests, (b)...

      Palantir: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June to Question 48387, for what reason the contract between NHS England and Palantir relating to the NHS...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the long term mental health effects of the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps the Government is...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure people working in blood donation centres can be tested for covid-19.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals similar to those proposed by the...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people by (a) age, (b) disability, (c) race and (d) sex are being interviewed or surveyed on the Isle of Wight to understand...

      Hospitals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has given new guidance to hospitals on the design and layout of rebuilding and refurbishment projects as a result...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to potential increases in demand for mental health services as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, what recent assessment...

      Organ Transplants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) kidney, (b) liver, (c) heart, (d) lung and (e) multiple organ transplants...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government retains ownership of intellectual property related to the development and operation of the contact tracing app...

      Patents: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) NHS England and (b) NHSX is liaising with the the Intellectual Property Office on the publication of patent applications...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2020 to Question 48415 on NHS: Computer Software, what the criteria are under which the NHS will decide...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether plans to implement the NHS Long Term Plan in respect of mental health will be affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were discharged from mental health hospitals as part of the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak between...

      Mental Health Services

      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 illness.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inpatients in mental health hospitals have been diagnosed with covid-19 since March 2020.

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on school-based support for children with mental health...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made in implementing the actions in chapters 3 and 4 of the Transforming Children and Young...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) risks and (b) shortcomings in relation to the covid-19 tracing app being trialled on the Isle of Wight.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of support services for children and young people with eating disorders.

      Eating Disorders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to introduce residential services for sufferers of eating disorders who do not meet the minimum threshold...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to introduce specific mental health services for 18-25 year olds.

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by the Prime Minister on 21 May 2020 on the exemption for NHS health and care workers from the...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health provider organisations in England have received NHS capital funding in (a) each year since 2009-10 and (b) 2020-21.

      Mental Health Services: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of employing mental health staff in (a) each year since 2009-10 and (b) 2020-21.

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to include data collection on cancer diagnosis within the NHS Mental Health Dashboard.

      Complementary Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what financial support is in place for non-clinical and therapeutic settings treating patients with (a) MS, (b) cancer and...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2020 to Question 47169, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resourcing of NHS England to...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his announcement on 21 May 2020 that the immigration health surcharge would be removed for NHS staff and care...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on the (a) mental health and (b) social isolation of those who have been...

      Mental Health Services: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to allocate additional funding for mental health support for victims of domestic abuse.

      Hospitals: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to create a further hospital in mid-Wales.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Carers

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

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with the Chief Scientific Officer to support the production of a CE-marked clear panel face mask.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health trusts he has met with (a) in 2020 and (b) since the start of the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings he has had on the subject of mental health since the start of the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to Questions 43048 and 43049 tabled by the hon. member for Central Ayrshire on 4 May 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) covid-19 tests that were sent to the US for analysis require re-processing and (b) individuals that took those tests require...

      Coronavirus: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of alcohol use during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to assist dental practices to procure the personal protective equipment required to safely reopen...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of personal protective equipment used in dental practices for the safety of (a)...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of personal protective equipment on the ability of dental practices to open during...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to assist dental practices in training staff to comply with covid-19 guidelines.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS GoodSAM Responder App, how many volunteers (a) applied, (b) were successful and (c) have been utilised since...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to establish a scheme to identify unpaid carers in (a) the City of Durham and (b) England in order to...

  • Department for International Development

    • Occupied Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of Israel’s blockade on Gaza’s capacity to respond to the...

    • Eritrea: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the (a) humanitarian situation and (b) food security in Eritrea as a result of that country's covid-19...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to alleviate the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what processes her Department has put in place allocate the £160 million aid package announced on 2 June 2020; and through which...

      Department for International Development: Carers

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

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to apply public interest conditions to Government funding for the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access...

      Department for International Development: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has paused any new recruitment during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taken to ensure that private nurseries comply with the Government’s guidance on implementing protective measures in education...

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate the Government has made of the number of universities that have charged (a) full or (b) partial tuition fees during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will review (a) pay and (b) conditions for school staff who have had to work through Easter and half term as a result of the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support his Department plans to make available to schools to enable them to temporarily hire other premises to allow for more social...

      Educational Visits: Coraonvirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue guidance to (a) schools, (b) parents, and (c) insurance companies prohibiting school residential trips until after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Leeds Central, dated 8 April 2020, on high school places in South Leeds.

      Schools: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools break for the summer on their planned summer 2020 holiday dates.

      Children: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Downing Street Press Conference on 19 April 2020, how many eligible children had received (a) laptops and (b) 4G routers through...

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from (a) children’s charities and (b) schools on the effect on learning of a lack of access to school...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what processes his Department has put in place to determine the assessed grades at (a) GCSE and (b) A level of students who have registered at an exam...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support universities with international students who may be subject to quarantine policy due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that universities have adequate short-term liquidity during the covid-19 pandemic; and whether he plans...

      Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to ensure that students have full access to online learning while college and university campuses are closed as a result of...

      Academies: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons academy-related discrimination cases are outside the remit of the Education and Skills Funding Agency; and what options people have...

      Free School Meals: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary school children receive free school meals in (a) Camberwell and Peckham and (b) the London Borough of Southwark.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders released on home detention curfew in each of the last three years breached their curfew condition; and what proportion of those...

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with leisure venue representatives on the potential use of those premises for socially distanced temporary...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to ensure that courts are (a) thoroughly cleaned and (b) made covid-19 safe during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what processes his Department has put in place to ensure the adequate cleaning of courts between cases during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prisons: Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse has been of utility bills in prisons that have been officially closed in each of the last five years.

      Trials: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of delays in trials as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, on justice outcomes.

      Courts and Tribunals

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which companies are licensed to export (a) rubber bullets and (b) tear gas; and to which countries those items are exported.

    • Turkey: EDO MBM Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether EDO MBM Technology Ltd have extant export licences to export hornet bomb racks to (a) Roketsan, Turkey and (b) any other consignee...

      Arms Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish a list of all individual (a) municipal, (b) county (c) state and (d) federal police forces identified as end users for...

      Arms Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish all information associated with the five Specific Individual Export Licences issued in 2019 which cover goods listed...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has authorised the export of hand-held spiked batons for end users in the US in the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer on 15 May 2020 to Question 43779 on Civil Servants, at how many multi-hub locations employees...

    • Air Pollution: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he plans to provide to Local Authorities to help maintain the reduced pollution levels recorded during...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on improving the home buying and selling process since his Department's...

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing grants to (a) pubs and restaurants with...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring that solar PV be installed on all new homes.

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to enable the hospitality industry to utilise outside space to comply with social distancing.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that housing is (a) healthy and (b) energy efficient.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Building Safety Programme: 26th monthly data release, data as at 31 December 2019, published by...

      Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have to tackle tenants who breach their tenancy agreement as a result of anti social...

      Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's announcement that the ban on evictions during the covid-19 outbreak will be...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      What recent steps his Department has taken to support the clinically extremely vulnerable during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Multiple Occupation: Coronavirus

      What steps the Government is taking to support tenants in (a) multiple occupancy dwellings and (b) buildings with multiple residences during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Finance

      What proportion of the £500 million hardship fund for local authorities is available to support residents that have leave to remain in the UK with no recourse to public funds conditions.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of covid-19 testing facilities for homelessness accommodation providers.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      If he will increase the level of the top-up to the local business grant funds scheme made available to local authorities to support small businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      What steps he is taking to mitigate the risk to private tenants of being evicted as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have enlisted in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Royal Navy and (d) Royal Marines in each...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have applied for universal credit due to being ineligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme because they are a...

    • Jobcentres: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have used the services of jobcentre offices in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in each year since 2015.

      Work Capability Assessment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to publish data on the effectiveness of the legacy benefits system in responding to increased demand for work...

      Social Distancing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions on people who are (a) shielding, (b) isolating with...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating (a) disability and (b) carer benefits to reflect potential additional costs...

      Social Security Benefits: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department made of the proportion of claimants assessed for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support...

      Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UK pensioners live in (a) EU countries, (b) Commonwealth countries and (c) elsewhere in the world.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to child maintenance services, what proportion of payments made to parents with care are currently being made at the assessed...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the levels of (a) staff and (b) resources allocated to child maintenance payments has changed since the covid-19 lockdown began.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on individuals' personal finances of waiting times of up to 12 weeks for the Child Maintenance...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to extend the three month suspension of face-to-face benefit assessments.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of benefit claims were successful in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) England and Wales in April (i) 2018,...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer (a) Questions 49012 and 49013 tables on 19 May 2020 tabled by the hon Member for Middlesbrough and (b) Question 52074...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52025 on Unemployment: Immigrants, what support her Department is providing for people who...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of her Department's staff have been seconded to other Government departments during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) made an application for personal independence payments in Scotland (i) since 24 March 2020 and (b) in 2019; and how many...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to extend the suspension of benefit reviews and reassessments for (a) universal credit, (b) employment and support...

      Carers: Coronavirus

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a pet passport for travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after the end of the...

    • Animal Welfare: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make the appointment of a permanent animal welfare inspector a mandatory requirement for local authorities.

      Public Sector: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's Food is GREAT campaign, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the timetable for the consultation on the proposed policy statement on environmental principles as set...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the systems required to ensure that the environmental principles set out in the Environment...

      Office for Environmental Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the first five-year ring-fenced budget for the Office for Environmental Protection will commence.

      Office for Environmental Protection: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Chair and other non-executive members of the proposed Office for Environmental Protection will be recruited...

      Environment Protection: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) timetable and (b) process for the recruitment of independent experts to inform the development of...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quality control measures apply to food parcels delivered to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and...

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to work with Welsh farming communities on tackling (a) bovine TB and (b) other prevailing livestock diseases.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is his Department is taking with its international counterparts to prevent over-fishing in the world's oceans by...

      Fisheries: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish the UK’s negotiating position on a future fisheries agreement with the EU.

      Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities: Bye Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps with (a) recreational fishermen and (b) Fish Legal to clarify the guidance for Inshore Fisheries...

      Agriculture: Soil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the practice of regenerative agriculture.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the deposit return scheme to food jars and sauce bottles.

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for individual licences for the control of (a) jackdaws, (b) jays and (c) rooks to conserve wildlife...

      Glass: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) deposit return schemes and (b) extended producer responsibility on...

      Rural Development Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Rural Development Programme for England Network on potential changes to...

      Litter: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to increase statutory fines for littering.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      National Parks: Chilterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on assessing the potential merits of the recommendation in the Glover Report that the Chilterns...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting the financial welfare of asylum seekers during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 41562 on asylum support, when the review will be concluded; and if she will make a statement.

      Civil Partnerships: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance the Government has issued to registrars on the consistency of charges for performing civil partnership proceedings; and if she...

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      What steps her Department is taking to help protect victims of domestic abuse.

      Aviation: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a list of companies that sent representatives to the aviation industry meeting which discussed the 14-day quarantine on...

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether international students who start their courses online due to the covid-19 outbreak and spend less than 11 months studying in the UK...

      Marriage: Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend the fiancée visa for people who are unable to (a) give notice to marry and (b) marry during the...

      Visas: Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the challenges of the points-based immigration system for (a) musicians and promoters from the EU and (b)...

      Visas: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending the three month concession for non-visa nationals using the Tier 5...

      Visas: Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will (a) extend the Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) route from 30 days to 90 days to allow for longer tours and opera seasons for...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps UK Visas and Immigration is taking to reduce the time it takes to assess and issue a visa to foreign nationals seeking to work in...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether representatives of the business travel sector will be included in her Department's industry working group on helping to implement...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Latvian nationals have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme; and if her Department will provide a geographical breakdown by region...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with members of the expatriate community that spend short periods of time in the UK when finalising the...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on ensuring that relevant authorities are equipped to deal with a potential...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the instruction to caseworkers that was ordered to be published in paragraph 76(b) of the judgment of W&J v...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2020 to Question 51863 on Visas, whether she plans to introduce a further extension of visas for people...

      Asylum: Finance

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

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of enabling people to take the Life in the UK test virtually during the covid-19...

      Protective Clothing: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to representations on the (a) merits of onshoring during the covid-19 pandemic and (b) domestic production of personal...

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether international students who have to start their courses online as a result of the covid-19 outbreak will be eligible for the Graduate...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons guidance was removed from her Department's website that stated that non-EU spouses of British nationals would not be...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that non-EU spouses of British nationals will not be disadvantaged in their application for a...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what interim policy is in place to prevent the family members of Northern Ireland born citizens from being adversely affected by immigration...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the 14-day quarantine rule for people entering the UK...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the length of response times for decisions on visa applications.

      Home Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of her Department's work force has been seconded to other departments during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last met the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has completed their review of every person detained under immigration powers in relation to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Detention Centres: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of availability of adequate hygiene facilities in immigration removal centres.

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that there is close co-operation between the UK and Welsh Governments during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Wales Office: Carers

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of the Government's All together advertising campaign.

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people that died in (a) care homes and (b) the community that had their deaths classified as non-covid-19 related had post-mortems to confirm...

      Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent on advertisements in print newspapers during the covid-19 outbreak; which newspapers have received sponsored content...

      Employment: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been employed on a full-time basis in Linlithgow and East Falkirk in each year since 2015.

      Amit Patel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the dates of the meetings between Government Ministers and Amit Patel held in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019 and (e) 2020.

      Self-employed: Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people declared themselves as self-employed in each of the last three years in Falkirk constituency.

  • Treasury

    • Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives in the arts sector on the continuation of the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (b) Self-Employment...

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what process his Department has in place to ensure that local authorities adhere to Government guidance on the distribution of grants to businesses during...

      Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to (a) encourage and (b) support (i) Rolls-Royce and (ii) other similar manufacturing industries to help (A) retain their...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people resident in Hull are registered with HMRC as being on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the hospitality, retail and leisure grants to the wholesale food and drink sector.

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many requests for information have been raised by HM Revenue and Customs with the Israeli Customs Authorities to establish whether consignments have...

      Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to include a cost-benefit analysis of a green covid-19 economic recovery plan in his review of funding for the transition to a net zero...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has carried out an equality impact assessment of the 10 June 2020 cut-off date for accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in relation to...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) quantity and (b) value of α-Bromobenzeneacetonitrile, known as Bromobenzyl cyanide that was exported to end users in the US...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) quantity and (b) value of [2-chlorophenyl) methylene] propanedinitrile, o-Chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile; exported to end users...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) quantity and (b) value of 2-Chloro-1-phenylethanone, Phenylacyl chloride, ω-chloroacetophenone exported to end users in the...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) quantity and (b) value of Dibenz-(b,f)-1,4-oxazephine exported to end users in the US in the last five years.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) quantity and (b) value of 10-Chloro-5,10-dihydrophenarsazine, Phenarsazine chloride, (Adamsite) exported to end users in the US...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) quantity and (b) value of N-Nonanoylmorpholine exported to end users in US law enforcement in the last five years.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Arts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make available support provided by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for workers, such as those employed in post-production in the creative...

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many grants under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme have been issued to applicants that hold a Turkish Businessperson visa.

      Third Sector: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people who work for the charity, voluntary and community sector organisations who have been furloughed may return to their places of work in a...

      International Tax Enforcement (Disclosable Arrangements) Regulations 2020

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to repeal the International Tax Enforcement (Disclosable Arrangements) Regulations 2020 after the end of the transition period.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to self-employed people who are ineligible for the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (b)...

      Markets: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether market traders who occupy sub-leases will be given compensation for business rates paid by their landlord included in their rent.

      Local Government: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which local authorities have furloughed workers to date; and how many workers have been furloughed by each of those local authorities.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to support workers who are diagnosed with a condition that makes them extremely clinically vulnerable to covid-19 after the...

      Aviation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of the aviation industry on business rates relief.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the difficulties caused to businesses of the further guidance on the flexible furlough scheme being published after the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) current and (b) planned 5G networks are (i) safety-related and (ii) safety-critical networks in...

    • Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a sustainable future for local radio.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on online harms.

      Literature: Irish Language and Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote Gaelic and Welsh language literature in the UK.

      Leisure and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to indoor sports and leisure activity providers on the safe reopening of instructing...

      Internet: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of people in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency who do not...

      Digital Technology: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to promote digital inclusion in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency (a) in general...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) overseas and (b) internal...

      Broadband: North East Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of properties have access to superfast broadband in North East Derbyshire constituency.

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many community radio stations have been awarded grants through the Community Radio Fund since its creation.

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what research his Department has commissioned on the effect of 5G technology on (a) older people and (b) young children.

      Broadband: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many superfast fixed broadband lines there were in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in the latest year for which...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of charities working with BAME communities to access the Government's...

      Mass Media: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support package he plans to provide to (a) newspapers and (b) media outlets more widely in response to the covid-19...

      Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support he is providing to (a) Newcastle’s Discovery Centre and (b) other regional museums to help ensure that they...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is offered to gigabit capable broadband operators when a landlord charges excessive wayleave fees to discourage...

      Hotels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish guidance on when (a) hotel and (b) resort spas will be permitted to re-open during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Equipment

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reason the House procured mouse mats made in Italy for distribution to Members; and...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Art Works

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what percentage of art on display on the Parliamentary Estate is from (a) BAME, (b) LGBTQ+,...

      Parliamentary Estate: Art Works

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether guidance has been issued to staff procuring art for display on the Parliamentary...

      Parliamentary Estate: Art Works

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, the amount spent on art on display on the Parliamentary Estate in the last five years broken...

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Right hon. Member for East Hampshire representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, with reference to the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal press release published on 19...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to (a) extend the 2017 gender pay reporting framework to include reporting on the (i) ethnicity, (b)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Air Conditioning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they had made of proposals by Spanish bus and coach builder Irizar to modify air-conditioning systems to reduce passengers' inhalation of...

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adjust the proposed quarantine regime for arrivals into the UK to reflect the difference in risk posed by persons in different...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adjust the proposed quarantine regime for arrivals into the UK so that people with proof that they have had the disease can be...

      Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 27 May (HL4331), what assessment they have made of the case for decriminalising some moving traffic...

      Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission an independent survey of the views of (1) Great Western Railway, and (2) East Coast Main Line, passengers on (a) comfort of...

      Delivery Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 May (HL4351), what estimate they have made of the effect of any increase in the number of...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the reduction of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency services due to COVID-19, what steps they are taking to support people over the age of 70 to renew...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on people’s ability to see a doctor to confirm their fitness to drive, and thereby to fulfil the...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people over the age of 70 have applied to renew their driving licence (1) online, and (2) by post, in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether permission for the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles may be granted by an organisation other than the Civil Aviation Authority in any region...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require train operating companies to introduce flexible season tickets suitable for part-time workers.

      Aviation and Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) airlines, (2) airport operators, (3) ports, and (4) ferry companies, about the impact of the new requirement for passengers...

      Air Routes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their relaxation of the rules applying to the use of slots by airlines; and if so, when.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 14 May (HL4070), what progress they have made on working with the aviation sector to...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy; and when they plan to publish an updated version.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate the use of face coverings on public transport for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports and other points of entry into the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Cycling: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities are permitted to use their allocations from the emergency active travel fund to pay for (1) adult cycle training, and...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish further information about the creation of a national cycling and walking commissioner and inspectorate, first announced on 9 May.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review staff resources dedicated to active travel within the Department for Transport to manage the additional funding for active travel...

      Transport: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the (1) availability, and (2) regularity, of transport links between mainland UK and the Isles of Scilly.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Parliamentary Questions

      The Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 2 June (HL4609), when she last reminded Lord Bethell of his responsibility to adhere to paragraph 6.14 of the Companion to the Standing...

    • Time Limits on Speeches

      The Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the impact of one minute speaking time limits during debates in the House on (1) the reputation of the House, and (2) effective scrutiny of...

      Hybrid Proceedings: Ministers

      To ask the Leader of the House what advice has been given to Ministers in receipt of a salary about participating virtually in Chamber proceedings from their London offices.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Boilers: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many domestic boilers they anticipate will be sold every year for the next 10 years; and what they estimate the carbon emissions for those boilers...

    • Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they require accredited banks to take a super-senior position when granting Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme loans.

      Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what levels of security they recommend accredited banks take when granting Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme loans.

      Business: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether companies who take out new Government-backed loans will be banned from paying dividends and cash bonuses; and if so, when.

      Redundancy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to companies facing making substantial redundancies due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to reduce the increase in unemployment.

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

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a forecast from Sheffield City Council of the amount it expects to distribute from the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail,...

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

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by which date local authorities will be expected to distribute the combined funding from the Small Business Grant Fund, the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant...

      European Union Intellectual Property Office: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restrict European Economic Area 'address for service' at the Intellectual Property Office if no reciprocal rights are offered by the EU...

      Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what cross-departmental discussions have taken place on the UK approach to intellectual property in negotiations on the future UK–EU relationship.

      Intellectual Property: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has any plans to meet with the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys to discuss...

      Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the jetstream on recent weather events; and what plans they have to conduct research into the role of the jetstream...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to attach conditions to funding they have allocated for the development of vaccines and medical equipment to help tackle COVID-19.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 May (HL4378), when they intend to raise with the government of Pakistan the release of prisoners of...

    • Mubarak Bala

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the arrest and detention of Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the return to the UK of those British citizens stranded abroad due to the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19...

  • Attorney General

    • Royal Albert Hall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Attorney General expects to give a definitive response to the request made three years ago by the Charity Commission in respect of the governance of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to support humanitarian relief in Yemen.

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take steps through the United Nations to support the delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Occupied Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any financial support they provide to assist the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Gaza and the West Bank is spent as...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to renew their commitments to nutrition (1) at, or (2) before, the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth summit.

      Overseas Aid: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 19 May (HL4100), when they will provide an update on their plans for UK investment to prevent and treat...

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's Building Stability Framework is being used to inform the international response to the...

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to other countries to ensure that COVID-19 cases reported to the WHO are disaggregated by (1) age, and (2) sex.

      Developing Countries: Health and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that their overseas programmes support front-line health and social workers and caregivers with equitable access to training, personal protective...

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have contributed to the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 Response Fund.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Computers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) laptops, and (2) other computers, have been distributed to disadvantaged students under their digital devices and internet access scheme.

    • Outdoor Education: Coroanvirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their COVID-19 recovery strategy, they will enable (1) professional outdoor education, and (2) adventure holiday providers, to offer...

      Universities: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessment they undertook of the decision to cap student numbers from England studying at universities in Wales; what consultation they had with...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Children's Commissioner for England to set up summer classes in July and August to help children from...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Cemeteries: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not responded to the letter, dated 1 April, from Sam Johnson on behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Match Girls Union in relation to the proposed...

    • Sexual Offences: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the sexual assaults in women's prisons since 2016 recorded in the Safety in Custody statistics published on 30 April were carried out by transgender...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce legal aid for refugee family reunion cases.

      Religious Hatred: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases involving anti-Semitism or Islamophobia were prosecuted in UK courts in (1) 1980, (2) 2000, and (3) 2015.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 May (HL3178), how many offences related to the abuse of weight restriction orders have been...

      European Convention On Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend the UK’s membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.

      Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the Human Rights Act 1998; and if so, how.

      Prisons: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many suicides there have been on the prison estate since 1 March.

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to release all (1) remand prisoners, and (2) prisoners over the age of 70, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were transferred to (1) psychiatric hospitals, (2) psychiatric wings of prisons, and (3) other hospitals, in each of the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set out the (1) stages, and (2) timescales, for lifting the (a) lockdown, and (b) temporary expansion, measures introduced to contain the...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any increase in court activity on the level of COVID-19 infection amongst the prison population.

      Prison Sentences: Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, are currently serving prison sentences for non-payment of council tax.

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, have died in prison, or while under probation services, from natural causes that may have been exacerbated by COVID-19.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners are currently sharing a cell with one or more others, broken down by prison.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners (1) meet the criteria for being considered clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, and (2) are currently following shielding...

      Prisoners: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which prisons prisoners can access video calls; and what is the level of provision of facilities to make such calls in each of those prisons.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent each prison in England and Wales has implemented (1) the compartmentalisation strategy, (2) protective isolation units and shielding units, and (3)...

      Prisons: Pepper Spray

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of issuing PAVA spray to prison staff, and, in particular, the impact on prisoners with protected characteristics...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what medical advice they have received on the impact of (1) the use of PAVA spray in prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the use of PAVA spray on a...

      Law Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that Law Centres are experiencing financial problems as a result of court closures and consequential loss of legal...

      Prisons: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to make the provision of secure video calls in prisons subject to a competitive procurement following the current pilot.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) local authorities, and (2) the food sector, about trade talks with the US; what assessment they have made the Chartered...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Local Government Association about the financial situation of local authorities in England and Wales.

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with housing associations and local authorities about bringing forward proposals for building more (1) social, and (2)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of additional (1) social, and (2) affordable, housing that could be provided by refurbishing existing buildings.

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government required the issue of any ministerial directions, or expressed any...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what communication they had, if any, with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets about Northern and Shell's planning application for Westferry Printworks.

      Mayors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to (1) enabling alternative arrangements for the collection of signatures, and (2) extending the permitted timescale, for a city...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the consequences when auditors fail to sign off a district council's annual budget.

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate for leasehold reform.

      Local Government: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities and emergency response teams are prepared for the end of the transition period for leaving the EU on 31...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Cass Business School, the Association of Retirement Community Operators, and the Centre for the Study of...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Faculty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Accounting Officer for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government signed off the decision to let a contract to Faculty; whether the...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Building Safety Fund applies only to buildings over 18 metres in height but not to those which are six stories high.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Arcadia Group: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers or senior officials at the Department for Work and Pensions have had meetings in the last 3 months with the trustees, scheme sponsors or advisers...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of current requirements for clear labelling of food to...

    • Animal Welfare and Environment Protection: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of current requirements for animal welfare and environmental standards.

      Droughts: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the likelihood that drought measures will need to be imposed in the Greater London area.

      Dairy Farming: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide an economic assistance package for sheep and goat milk producers whose markets have been disrupted by COVID-19.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to ban the import of hunting trophies, including animal heads and carcasses.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to define animal sentience.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to expand the eligibility criteria for family reunion refugee status to include adult refugees sponsoring their (1) adult children, (2)...

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have about whether French border patrol ships are systematically monitoring or shadowing migrant boats across the English Channel into UK...

      Undocumented Migrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal migrants coming to the UK via France were apprehended by UK authorities (1) since the COVID-19 lock-down began, and (2) in each month since May...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to issue guidance to local councils regarding the recommencement of birth registrations; and whether all registry offices in England will reopen at...

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

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rule that a baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days has been relaxed due to the closure of registry offices to register births caused...

      Undocumented Migrants: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) whether France has taken effective action to apprehend those who accommodate illegal migration to the UK, and (2) how many...

      Undocumented Migrants: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial payments the UK has made to France to assist in the prevention of illegal migration in each of the last five financial years.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the scientific evidence behind the decision that certain groups of incoming travellers from abroad, including (1) healthcare, (2) agriculture, (3)...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK-based airlines about the implementation of Passenger Name Record monitoring after January 2021.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support was provided to those released from immigration removal centres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all overseas student visa applications are processed in time to enable these students to register to study at UK...

      Asylum: Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sri Lankan nationals sought asylum in the UK in (1) 2018, and (2) 2019, and how many were successful.

      Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deportation orders (1) were issued, (2) were appealed, and (3) failed on appeal, in each year from 2014 to 2019; and in each of those years, how many...

      Forced Migration, SGBV and Covid-19

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the University of Birmingham Forced migration, SGBV and COVID-19, published in May, and what action do they...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 27 May (HL4183), whether the outcomes of the review of asylum support will be published by the...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Draft Working Text for an Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union on the transfer of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they informed the Welsh Government of the change of COVID-19 messaging to "stay alert"; and whether this was before the change had been reported in the media.

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol on Welsh ports.

      Brexit: Human Rights and Rule of Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in negotiations with the European Union, having regard to law enforcement and internal security, they have referred in the single governance framework to...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statistics for deaths from COVID-19 in local authority areas are based on the home addresses of the people who have died or the location in which they die.

      Population: Age

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average age of the population of the United Kingdom in (1) 1990, (2) 2000, (3) 2010, (4) what is the current 2020 figure, and (5) the projected figure...

  • Treasury

    • Income Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to alter higher rates of income tax to ensure that no-one unduly benefits financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • H2O Asset Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) they, or (2) the Financial Conduct Authority, are investigating the value of H2O Asset Management’s transactions on behalf of (a) regulated...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much income they received in the last financial year from calls to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs helplines that have the 0300 prefix.

      Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 50,000 additional UK customs agents required after the end of the transition period have been recruited so far; and how many have completed their...

      Airports: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a business rate relief scheme for airports in England.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to include ministers of religion in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Government Assistance: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in developing a scheme to provide financial support to directors of small businesses who pay themselves through a dividend; and what...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 20 May (HL4003), whether "until July" indicates that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will...

      Conditions of Employment: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 26 May (HL4404), what support they will offer those people who have not been furloughed but have...

      Ministerial Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that both HMRC and the Treasury agree the wording of ministerial directions before they are issued to (1) avoid confusion, and...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise companies which support UK environmental and climate targets for financial support administered as part of COVID-19 support...

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international counterparts about requiring private creditors to cancel or suspend repayments on debt owed by developing...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Outward Bound Trust: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide assistance to the Outward Bound Trust to ensure it is able to continue to provide (1) financial support to students who...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Training

      The Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord McFall of Alcluith on 27 May (HL4295), whether he will supply full details of the regular surveys and other...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support BAME communities in response to the findings in their report Disparities in the risk and outcomes from COVID-19,...

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