Written answers

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Cars: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many registered car owners there were in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency for the most recent period for which records are available.

    • Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with DVSA on (a) providing access to refunds to those people whose driving theory test certificate has expired during the...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the DVSA to ensure that guidance is provided to approved driving instructors to ensure they can resume providing...

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the 5 May 2020 International Maritime Organization publication entitled...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many requests for vehicle data were made to the DVLA in the last year for which figures are available; and how many companies (a) had access and...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of e-scooters on capacity levels in (a) cycle lanes and (b) other under-used road infrastructure.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of car journeys that will replaced by the use of e-scooters in the upcoming trials.

      Driving Instruction and Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) instructors, (b) examiners and (c) pupils will be required to wear face coverings when driving tests and teaching restart following the...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what social distancing measures will be required when driving tuition resumes following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railway Network: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to take steps to better link the national rail network in Wales and the private rail network in England.

      Roads: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to implement proposed cross-border road schemes to improve connectivity between Wales and border counties in England.

      Roundabouts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue guidance to highway authorities on using roundabouts rather than light controls for junctions on new and improved existing roads in...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend driving licence validity for people who need to submit paper applications due to not holding a UK passport, during the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the latest recorded level of monthly fare revenues received by English train operating companies is; and how that data compares to the same...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional funding from the public purse is planned to be made available to Network Rail in this financial year.

      Department for Transport: Carers

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

      Roads: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the trial of noise cameras on public roads undertaken by his Department from June 2019.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) transport operators and (b) agents of transport operators on the legal powers available to them to...

      Freight: Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what volume of international road freight has been moved on roll-on roll-off ferries from (a) Dover, (b) Hull, (c) Holyhead and (d) Liverpool ports in...

      Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect UK seafarers employed by ferry companies in receipt of the Critical Freight Grant.

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the financial viability of Holyhead-Dublin roll-on roll-off ferry services.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that licensed black cabs can continue to drive people arriving in the UK from international airports to (a) London...

      Independent HS2 Construction Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates the High Speed Two Construction Commissioner made to visits to High Speed Two sites from 1 January 2020 to date; and what the location...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with representatives of the business travel sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of publican tenants in tied pubs on the support those tenants require...

      Fuel Poverty: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of households in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency that were affected...

      Businesses: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support micro businesses in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to publish its response to its consultation on corporate transparency and register reform...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the consultation published by his Department on 5 May 2019 on corporate transparency and register...

      Parental Leave and Pay: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce statutory (a) pay and (b) leave for...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will recognise the four counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset as the Great South West economic region,...

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to prioritise and support research into covid-19 which (a) uses advanced non-animal...

      Hospitality Industry and Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the financial ability of (a) pubs and (b) hospitality businesses to re-stock ahead of...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to ensure the safety of (a) residents and (b) technicians during smart meter...

      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 all homes to have a smart meter at (a)...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in circumstances in which a SMETS2 smart meter cannot be installed for a customer, whether it is Government policy to...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses that need to increase the amount of money they have borrowed...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the Business in difficulty criteria of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to support...

      Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government support package for innovative firms hit by coronavirus announced on 20 April 2020,...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial University Research and Knowledge Exchange Sustainability Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how often his Department plans to (a) meet and (b) receive updates from the Ministerial University Research and...

      Employment: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people categorised as clinically extremely vulnerable during the covid-19 outbreak have continued working in...

      Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he has made available for businesses facing closure as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will...

      Carers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that working unpaid carers in (a) City of Durham and (b) England are...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from pub companies on support for pub tenants during the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to (a) monitor and (b) sanction (i) the Russian Wagner Group and (ii) other groups active...

    • Turkey: EDO MBM Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make assessment of whether equipment supplied by EDO MBM Technology Ltd to Turkey has been incorporated into drones...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of changes in the level of (a) attacks by settlers and (b) demolitions of...

      Gaza: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of progress made by Israel in (a) investigating, and (b) holding those liable...

      Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to prevent the UN conventional arms embargo on Iran from expiring in October 2020.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of Israel’s intended annexation of parts of the...

      Nigeria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report published by Amnesty International entitled We dried our tears: addressing the toll on children of...

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing sanctions against those committing human rights abuses in...

      Myanmar: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to adopt the EU arms embargo on Myanmar after the transition period.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Government consultation, A new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, published 4 November 2019, what...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7, subheading 5. Advice for staff, of the Government's guidance published on 2 April 2020 entitled Admission and...

    • Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at what phase of the easing of covid-19 restrictions the Government plans to reverse the changes to abortion regulation made on 30 March 2020.

      NHS: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the gender pay gap in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the annual costs to NHS Trusts from payments for public dividend capital in the latest period for which...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the review published by Public Health England on 2 June 2020 entitled Disparities in the risk and outcomes of covid-19,...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's press release of 18 December 2019, All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a...

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of updating the Carers Action Plan 2018-2020 with regard to support for BAME young...

      Hospital Beds: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital beds the NHS has reserved in the private sector; and what the occupancy data for those beds was at 8 June 2020.

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase NHS hospital capacity to manage the projected increase in patients with covid-19 during autumn 2020...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to (a) provide and (b) monitor the uptake of the free flu vaccine for social care staff during winter 2020-21; and if he...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's response was to (a) Public Health England’s (PHE) warning of 24 February 2020 that elderly people should not...

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to monitor oral corticosteroid use by asthma patients who have not been able to access specialist respiratory...

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) monitor and (b) tackle over-reliance by asthma patients on reliever inhalers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to tackle over-reliance on short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) by asthma patients.

      Health Services: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that remote (a) consultations and (b) working in certain clinical practice scenarios continues after the covid-19 lockdown.

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate additional funding to the Royal Shrewsbury hospital to mitigate the level of funding of patients from Wales who use...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what post-natal care procedures he has put in place for people who gave birth during the covid-19 lockdown; and what assessment he has...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much each of the NHS Nightingale hospitals cost to construct; and what estimate he has made of the running costs of each of those...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans health providers have put in place to restart outpatient clinics and protect visitors from covid-19; and what steps those...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's transparency commitments of reports that the EU plans to...

    • Food Supply and Nutrition: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Global Nutrition Report 2020, what steps the Government is taking to help prevent hunger and malnutrition...

      Overseas Aid: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of Official Development Assistance; and if she...

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional budget allocations her Department has made to programmes in Cox’s Bazar to (a) support the covid-19 response and...

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the scale of gender-based violence (GBV) in Cox’s Bazar (a) before and (b) during the...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will launch a national communications campaign to reassure children and parents about returning to school as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions...

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to reimburse students that have paid deposits on (a) private and (b) university housing for the 2020-21 academic year...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the report published by Barnardo's, the Children's Society, Action for Children, the NSPCC and the National...

      Private Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 51707 on Private Education: Coronavirus, whether independent schools are permitted to reopen for...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the devolved response on school closures on the effectiveness of communications issued to the public.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effect on BAME communities of the requirement that non-EU nationals must in general have indefinite...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether parents unable to utilise their 30 hours free childcare entitlement during the covid-19 lockdown will be able to carry those unused hours over...

      Department for Education: Carers

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

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of social distancing measures in schools on levels of mental well-being among children.

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the need for nurseries to hire extra staff to comply with Government guidance on social distancing in order to reopen...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to allocate additional funding to schools for the employment of additional staff to support smaller class sizes from September 2020.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made in its review of the means test; and when he plans to bring forward proposals.

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to introduce mass testing for covid-19 for (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff.

      Ministry of Justice: Carers

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

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on prisoners' mental health of extended periods of occupation of temporary accommodation cells.

      Prison Accommodation: Temperature and Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the (a) internal temperature and (b) ventilation of temporary accommodation cells during hot weather.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners were tested for covid-19 (a) following reception to the custodial estate, (b) following a transfer between custodial...

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will amend the COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services, published on 2 June 2020, to specify that it will be an objective to...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will amend the COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services, published on 2 June 2020, to specify that it will be an objective to...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) operational, and (b) non-operational prison staff have received (i) a financial incentive, or (ii) extra pay since...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the proposed evaluation of the use of remote hearings during the covid-19 outbreak; whether the findings of that evaluation...

      Administration of Justice: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the finding of the recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, entitled Inclusive justice: a system designed for all,...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to record data on different disability impairment types.

  • Treasury

    • Office for Environmental Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure the adequate funding of the proposed Office for Environmental...

    • Treasury: Social Distancing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of distanced working during the covid-19 lockdown on the proposals for the closure of local...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support will be made available to people who (a) lose income and (b) are forced to close their businesses in the event of local, rather than...

      Musicians: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including recording, mixing and mastering studios which require musicians to perform together...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of limited companies that (a) operate an annual payroll for the tax year 2019-2020 and (b) qualify for the...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide additional support to medical charities to help those charities maintain (a) their research work and (b) provision of their...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) reducing the rate of VAT on food and drinks, (b) reducing the rate of duty on beer and (c)...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing incentives for pub companies to write-off rent due from tenants during the covid-19...

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ending the levying of VAT on audio books.

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend rules of the Enterprise Investment Scheme to help protect Future Fund investors from losing relief on previous investments.

      Treasury: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department’s policy to respond to all correspondence from Members of Parliament with (a) a generic Dear Colleague letter months...

      Merchant Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of redundancies amongst maritime workers at (a) P&O Ferries and (b) Stena Line on the UK’s...

      Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the proportion of covid-19 business support provided by (a) his Department and (b) the Bank of England which has been...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he plans to publish his fiscal and spending plans for economic recovery post-covid-19; what criteria he is using to ensure that projects which...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether key workers working for an employer in receipt of public funding and classified on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable will be eligible to be...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential difficulties caused to businesses of the length of the notice period between the announcement on the future of...

      Travel Agents: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that travel agents are eligible for full refunds for transaction fees in the event that holidays are cancelled as a result...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from pub companies on financial support for pub tenants during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Supply Teachers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether agency supply teachers will be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the school summer holiday period.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support people who rely solely on rent from tenants for income during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Government Assistance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, what the average furlough payments were to (a) employees...

      World Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) G8, (b) G20 and (c) other international counterparts on (i) the global recession as a result of covid-19,...

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the (a) Business Rates Relief and (b) Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Grant to the food...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps so that people with nowhere safe to stay are given priority need for emergency accommodation...

    • Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that people who are not currently eligible under homelessness legislation because of...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the extension for two months of the ban on evictions announced on 5 June 2020, if he will grant...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £3.2 billion allocated to local authorities to tackle the immediate effects of the...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take to provide additional funding for housing assistance to help ensure that...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that clear statutory guidance is issued to help local authorities and...

      Domestic Abuse: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help local authorities make accommodation and social housing available for...

      Housing: Disability and Older People

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

      Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to secure the reopening of public lavatories.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on the opening of public toilets during the covid-19...

      Churches: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to issue additional guidance to religious organisations on the opening of churches to conduct wedding...

      Garages and Petrol Stations: Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether car repair garages are eligible for funding from Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund; and if he will...

      Planning: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of decisions of public planning inquiries, as a result of call-ins only, did not follow...

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of public toilets were closed during the covid-19 lockdown.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the countries that RAF Reaper drones are being deployed in outside of those of Operation Shader; and if he will make a statement.

    • Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much revenue the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has received from the training of foreign nationals since 2010, by country.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of universal credit payments that are suspected to have been claimed fraudulently since...

    • Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of self-employed workers who will have claimed universal credit by October 2020.

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2020 to Question 49704 on Health and Safety Executive: Finance, how (a) many extra (i) call centre employees...

      Carer's Allowance: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing carer's allowance to people in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Linlithgow and East Falkirk...

      Housing Benefit: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working households in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency were in receipt of housing benefit in the most recent year for which...

      Poverty: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working households in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency are classed as being in poverty in the most recent year for which data...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the two-child limit on the (a) extent and (b) depth of child poverty.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to place in the Library a copy of her Department's internal review of the drivers of food bank usage.

      Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were not in employment, education or training in (a) the UK and (b) York in the most recent period prior to the covid-19...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to classify covid-19 as an occupational disease for health workers; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Carers

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

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 54982 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments, what her timetable is for that...

      Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020, whether he plans provide unpaid carers with a supplementary Carer's Allowance...

      Local Housing Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has for Local Housing Allowance (LHA) in the next Spending Review; whether she has plans to allocate additional funding to (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new applications for universal credit have been received since 23 March 2020; how many of those claims resulted in an existing legacy...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Protection: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has in place for the establishment of the new legal enforcement process of environmental review as proposed in...

    • Highly Protected Marine Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to enact the recommendations of the Benyon Report on Highly Protected Marine Areas.

      Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of level of risk of a hose-pipe ban in summer 2020; and what his policy is on new reservoir...

      Wildlife Parks and Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to facilitate the re-opening of zoos and wildlife parks.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2020 to Question 49873 on food labelling, how many times food labelling has been found to...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a national strategy for the disposal of spoiled beer...

      Agriculture: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further cooperation between Wales and border communities on farming...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme and Environmental Stewardship Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons it was necessary to offer Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship claimants bridging loans...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of pillar 2 payments he plans to have made by the end of June 2020.

      Floods: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on communities recovering from...

      Coastal Areas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support coastal communities affected by coastal erosion during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Environment Protection: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Clause 1 of the Environment Bill, what steps his Department is taking to develop (a) long term resource...

      Clothing and Textiles: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support environmental sustainability in the fashion and textile industries.

      Ivory Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's timetable is for the implementation of the provisions of the Ivory Act 2018.

      Ivory: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Non-elephant ivory trade: call for evidence which closed on 22...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the variety of food provided in food parcels to shielding individuals and (b) whether...

  • Home Office

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an individual who is on a spousal visa will be penalised if their employer places them on the furloughed workers scheme.

    • Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department is offering to visa applicants whose eligibility for a visa has been negatively affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Migrant Workers: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to grant UK citizenship to non-UK nationals working in frontline roles in health and social care who have helped tackle...

      Home Office: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle racism.

      Recycling: Aluminium

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions of the...

      Hampshire Constabulary: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of trends in police numbers since 2010 on the ability of Hampshire Police to tackle crime in...

      Hampshire Constabulary: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward police recruitment processes within Hampshire Police to enhance the...

      Motorcycles: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) police resources and (b) powers to deal with people who ride...

      Youth Mobility Scheme: Au Pairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to introduce a new official au pair status within the Youth Mobility Visa (Tier 5) for EU members states after...

      Aerospace Industry: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her assessment of the economic effect on the UK aerospace manufacturing sector of the Government's policy of introducing...

      Crime Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which areas in England and Wales are disproportionately affected by acquisitive crimes and are therefore eligible to bid for the Safer...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the number of people...

      Police: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions officials in her Department have had with police forces on the deployment of mounted police for the purposes of crowd...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak and pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 47382, how long will applications for...

      Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to coordinate with the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend the application window for Tier 4 visas from three to six months, in order for international students beginning...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are (a) being held in immigration detention centres and (b) required to report to her Department for immigration enforcement...

      Metropolitan Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officers in the Metropolitan Police Service are of a black or ethnic minority background.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to increase the number and proportion of police officers from a black and ethnic minority background in (a) the...

      Police: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to review the use of police horses during protests and crowd control operations.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend the suspension of evictions from asylum accommodation beyond the 30 June 2020 deadline.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards her Department has put in place for the family members of Northern Ireland-born citizens who following changes to the...

      Firearms and Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources she has allocated to (a) researching and (b) tackling the causes of gun and knife-related crimes in (i) Coventry, (ii) the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the evidence base on which the Prime Minister made his statement to (a) the media on 10 May 2020 and (b) the House of Commons on 11...

    • Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) individuals and (b) businesses registered for the Verify programme in each of the last five years.

      Census: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the criteria is for adding an ethnicity to the options in the national census.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions has he had with business leaders in Northern Ireland who are calling for a six month delay to customs checks in the Irish Sea...

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure that civil servants in public-facing roles are able to work safely during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cabinet Office: Carers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Email: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many suspicious emails have been reported to the National Cyber Security Centre by (a) people and (b) organisations in (i) Northern Ireland, (ii)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the current status is of export licenses to the US for anti-riot gear.

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect of funding allocated to UK Trade and Investment on the level of foreign direct investment in (a)...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure UK music remains internationally competitive (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 pandemic.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish an itemised list of the type of goods exported under all extant (a) Open Individual Export Licences, (b) Open General...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies based in the UK are authorised to export riot control (a) agents and (b) equipment to the US under open general export...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies based in the UK are authorised to export riot control (a) agents and (b) equipment to the US under open individual export...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies based in the UK are authorised to export riot control (a) agents and (b) equipment to the US under specific individual...

      Technology: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department is providing to the UK tech sector to help it (a) export to and (b) access overseas markets.

      Overseas Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of the 14-day quarantine period on international trade and exports.

      Trade: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the importance of UK aviation to the Government’s international trade priorities.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional access to digital connectivity will he provide to ensure that those from lower socio-economic communities have...

    • 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 radio.

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has made to HM Treasury on VAT on audiobooks; and if he will make a statement.

      Photography: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether photography studios must remain closed to members of the public during the current phase of the easing of the covid-19...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the permanent closure of long-standing cultural institutions which are...

      Culture: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of organisations in the cultural sector on eligibility for access to...

      Coronavirus: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with cultural organisations on their potential role in supporting vulnerable...

      ICT: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking with telecommunications companies to provide IT equipment for people who are isolated,...

      National Lottery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on sales of National Lottery tickets.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

      Boats and Caravans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will undertake a new risk assessment for (a) boat owners and (b) caravan owners staying overnight in their caravans.

      Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional financial support he plans to allocate to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in the event that the theatre is not...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) jobs in the creative industries and (b) representation of northern voices on...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons a television licence discount is not available for people with hearing impairments.

      Television: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to take steps with representatives from the BBC to improve subtitles across all BBC channels and services.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the expansion of sleeper train services in continental Europe, what plans they have to link up with such services and to provide direct night train...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the decision of the High Court which found that their consent for two gas-power units at Drax followed legal procedures, what plans they have to review...

    • Colombia: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to climate change initiatives in the region of Chocó in Colombia; and which projects they are supporting in that region.

      Colombia: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they plan to provide, or have provided, to the implementation of the Environmental Action Plan for Choco developed in response to the Colombian...

      Business and Manufacturing Industries: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the improvement of productivity in business and manufacturing in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Artificial Intelligence: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are giving for research in artificial intelligence; and to which companies and institutions.

      Hydrogen: Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research funding they are providing to accelerate the development of cost-effective production of clean hydrogen through electrolysis.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Myanmar: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that over 500 people have been sentenced to between one month and one year in prison in Myanmar since late March for...

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the statement made by that government’s Defence Minister on 1 June, that he had...

      Arab States: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the response to COVID-19 in (1) Somalia, (2) Sudan, and (3) Yemen, is conflict sensitive.

      Armed Conflict: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the 20th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

      UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks made to the International Relations and Defence Committee by General Sir Richard Barrons on 12 March that the...

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation between government-controlled and Arakan Army forces in Rakhine State in Myanmar; and what discussions they have...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by the Minister of State for the Northern Ireland Office on 4 June (HC Deb, cols 1018–20), on what basis they were required to bring...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, submissions to the consultation A new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, which closed on 19...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are actively considering a 14-day quarantine period for travellers arriving in the UK; and whether such a quarantine is in line with the latest...

    • Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential to use electronic border detection equipment to quarantine individual counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they will be relying on machine learning and data held by large commercial organisations to prioritise people for testing or to determine...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data are collected at each stage of the process of treating cases of COVID-19 to inform the evaluation of the efficacy of such treatment (1) close to real...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the daily figures for the numbers of people tested for the COVID-19 include the 100,000 people who are being tested by post in a random survey led by...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what use they have made of the stochastic version of the Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Recovered model CovidSIM v1.1.

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase activities aimed at alleviating worry, in particular for people isolating alone, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016) and 28 May (HL4613), what assessment they have made of how the answers given “answer...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will provide for care workers in self-isolation as part of the test and trace programme; whether, under that programme, all care...

      Clinical Trials: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 12 May (HL4366), which aspects of the forthcoming EU Clinical Trial Regulation (Regulation (EU) (No 536/2014)...

      Contact Tracing: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they are providing to the public, and via which channels, to help them reduce the risk of being defrauded by those impersonating the staff of the NHS...

      Contact Tracing: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for reducing the risk of the public receiving fraudulent calls or emails purporting to come from the local authority and other teams involved in...

      HIV Infection: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have been made of the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of people living with HIV across the UK; and what support is being provided to...

      Palantir: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to achieve anonymisation where necessary of personal data provided to Palantir Technologies UK for COVID-19 analysis, in the light of research...

      Coronavirus: Niclosamide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the antihelmintic drug, Niclosamide, as a potential treatment for mild to moderate cases of COVID-19; and what assessment they...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) development of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing application, and (2) trial of that application on the Isle of Wight.

  • Department for International Development

    • Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much, in total, the UK has provided in aid funding for humanitarian assistance to Burmese Chin refugees in Malaysia and Delhi.

    • Developing Countries: Foreign Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support producers in the global south whose trade has been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) computers or tablets, and (2) WiFi routers they have supplied to (a) pupils in care, (b) Year 10 pupils, and (c) those being supported by social...

    • Languages: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many candidates for a language GCSE who entered for examination in summer 2020 were subsequently withdrawn by 15 May; and of those, how many were entered for...

      Universities: Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support university students who are returning to study in September.

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of home schooling made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Holiday Play Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether private holiday clubs which usually take place on school premises will be allowed to go ahead during the summer holidays; and what guidance they are...

      Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to be able to inform EU students who wish to study in the UK from the 2021/22 academic year whether they will be liable for (1) UK, or (2)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what exact metrics will be used to determine whether schools need to shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following their partial reopening to all pupils.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 21 May (HL4173), what is their definition of “children on the edge of receiving support from...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster: Public Statues

      The Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to conduct a public consultation on the removal of the statue of Oliver Cromwell from outside the Palace of Westminster.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their policies of ensuring clear labelling of food to support people to make informed healthy choices, enabled by using...

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maintain food safety standards in the course of their negotiations for a trade agreement with the government of the United States;...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect (1) animal welfare, and (2) environmental, standards in their negotiations with the government of the United States for a...

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met the Director of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the impact on businesses of changes to export and import arrangements which...

      Trade Agreements: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK trade partners on maintaining environmental protection standards in trade agreements.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow the reopening of churches in the UK following their closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what, if any, health measures...

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to permit churches and other places of worship to reopen.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 2 June (HL Deb, col 1279), why they do not suspend the repayment of universal credit advance payments for six...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that Wolverhampton and Shropshire face failure of their water supplies, what steps they are taking to reduce demand and leakage, and to secure...

    • Droughts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have put in place to deal with any long spring and summer drought, in particular in relation to the potential impact of such a drought on food...

      Zoos: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future prospects for (1) Chester Zoo, (2) other major zoos and (3) small zoos; and what plans they have to secure the...

      Lapwings: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current (1) numbers, and (2) distribution, of lapwings in the United Kingdom, and what plans they have to support an increase in...

  • Home Office

    • Quarantine: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed 14-day quarantine for those entering the UK will be adapted to reflect the different levels of COVID-19 infection and mortality in different...

    • Biometrics: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of facial recognition technology when significant numbers of members of the public are wearing protective masks.

      Demonstrations: Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about the csae for the police to intervene to enforce social distancing...

      Police: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 June (HL4611), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently detained under immigration powers in (1) immigration removal centres, and (2) prisons, in the UK.

      Deportation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries it is currently not possible to remove or deport people as a result of COVID-19 global travel restrictions; and whether they will publish a...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new detentions under immigration powers there have been since 23 March; in which centres people were so detained and what was their country of origin; and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Institute of Government The civil service after Brexit: lessons from the Article 50 Period, published on 15 May, what plans they have...

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which statutory instruments can be made as an Order in Council without parliamentary approval.

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the most economically developed countries, the World Bank, and the IMF, about effective cooperation to deal with the...

    • Barristers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to exempt barristers from business rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Barristers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support publicly funded barristers who are ineligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Claims Management Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Financial Conduct Authority has sufficient powers to regulate claims management companies, particularly in relation...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that financial support to fossil fuel-intensive and high carbon producing industries is in line with (1) their Paris Agreement...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Royal Life Saving Society: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a funding grant to the Royal Life Saving Society for that society to support the leisure industry in quickly re-qualifying its...

    • 5G: Huawei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a review into the role being played by Huawei in the extension of 5G coverage in the UK.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the time it takes for charities to access government support provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Public Statues: City of Westminster

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct a public consultation on removing the statue of Robert Clive on King Charles Street in Westminster.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue formal guidance on the safe resumption of choral singing following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      National Heritage Memorial Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider increasing their annual grant to the National Heritage Memorial Fund as a tribute to those who have lost their lives in the UK to COVID-19.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the role of professional and semi-professional football and other sporting clubs in the community life and economy of small...

      D-Day Landings: War Memorials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are not providing funding for the continued upkeep of the site of the memorial at Ver-sur-Mer to those under British command who lost their lives at the...

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the District Councils' Network on the safe opening of leisure facilities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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