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Written answers

Thursday, 18 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 53999 on Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties, what the value has been of savings to (a) the public purse...

    • Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to require the use of the Mobility Data Specification Provider element during the trialling of rental electric scooters.

      Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the data required by his Department for analysis from rental electric scooter trials is...

      Ferries: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there is a (a) legislative, (b) health and safety and (c) regulatory requirement for ferry passengers to alight from their vehicles during travel.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that all employers are obligated to protect people with diabetes in their return to...

    • Employment: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of jobs in the UK's hydrogen sector.

      Renewable Energy: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Indian government on the (a) launch of One Sun One World One Grid and...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to grow the UK's hydrogen economy.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that employees will not treated unfairly for raising concerns about safety in their...

      Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that covid-19 social distancing measures are being implemented by...

      Equality: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on gender equality in the workplace.

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will set a date for mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support retailers facing financial difficulties as a result of the covid-19 outbreak to...

      Skin Piercing and Tattooing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the earliest date on which tattoo and piercing businesses will be permitted to reopen;...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the advice of the recovery roundtables on the themes of (a) the future of industry,...

      Allergies: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on allergen labelling for (a) toothpaste and (b) other non food...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending...

      Rolls-Royce: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings have taken place between Ministers in his Department and representatives of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc...

      Construction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support companies delivering independent training to scaffolders who are not...

      Social Distancing: Public Houses and Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether pubs and restaurants could be permitted to reduce social distancing measures by introducing temperature checks...

      Warehouses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support is available for the warehouse industry as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help people for whom English is not a first language apply for covid-19 related loans and grants.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for regional security of the expiration of the UN conventional arms embargo on...

    • Israel: Palestinians

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

      Michael White

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has held discussions with his US counterpart on the release of Michael White by Iran; what lessons his Department...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

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

      China: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese authorities on the need for planning permission for any perimeter fencing at the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ensure the retention of the statue of Sir Clive of India in its location between his...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Art Works and Public Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use to determine the retention of (a) statues and (b) other works of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he authorised Sir Simon MacDonald to discuss with his counterparts in other Departments the potential removal of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Press Freedom: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what support his Department is providing to (a) the Northern Ireland Executive and (b) journalists in Northern Ireland to ensure that they...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish guidance for local authorities on protecting extremely vulnerable people from covid-19; and what...

    • Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether officials in his Department have held discussions with representatives of Israeli medical technology companies on the (a) use and...

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with blood cancer have received a letter asking them to shield at home for 12 weeks from (a) NHS England and (b) their...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the World Health Organisation on the recommended criteria for lifting the covid-19...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contribution his Department has made to television broadcasts on covid-19 advice issued by the UK Government and aired in Scotland.

      Voluntary Work: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS volunteering scheme in respect of the use of volunteers in response to the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effect of covid-19 for people (a) from BAME backgrounds and (b) who are obese; and if...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether UK citizens who have received a positive covid-19 antibody test result will be subject to the 14 day quarantine rule on returning...

      University College Hospital: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the proton beam therapy machine at University College Hospital London is planned to be operational.

      Social Distancing: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance on social distancing is available for blind and partially sighted people.

      Coronavirus: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she has taken to ensure that blind and partially sighted people can be guided safely during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of ONS data showing that in March and April 2020, 20 per...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support pharmacies during the covid-19 pandemic.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the qualifying criteria will be for NHS staff to receive death in service benefit.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date the first payments will be made from the new death in service benefit.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to make available a finger-prick type version of the covid-19 antibody test for use at home by the general...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to make a covid-19 antibody test available to the general public.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long it will take on average for an individual to receive back the results of their covid-19 antibody test.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with local authority leaders on the provision of covid-19 testing, tracking and tracing in local authority areas.

      Social Distancing: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the needs of blind and partially sighted people are included in guidance on social distancing as...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to carry out covid-19 antibody testing of residents residing in particular regions to ascertain whether...

      Coronavirus: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made with trials of existing licensed drugs as potential treatments for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 antibody tests the Government plans to carry out per day.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what tests the test-and-trace system has undergone to ensure it is up to the standard necessary for a public launch; what level of...

      Pharmacy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to reimburse local pharmacies for the additional costs of remaining open during the covid-19 outbreak; and if...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to pharmacies of people not collecting their prescriptions in the last three months.

      Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many biomedical scientists employed by (a) the NHS and (b) private public partnerships have been furloughed.

      Autism and Learning Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to support the needs of (a) autistic people and (b) people with learning difficulties during the...

      Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of replacing the two metre social distancing rule with a one metre rule...

      Learning Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with learning disabilities living (a) independently, (b) with family and (c) in care homes...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether SAGE plans to consult people with experience in (a) disability, (b) psychology and (c) psychiatry when discussing the easing of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the NHS clinical contact caseworkers that have been employed have completed the required e-learning course.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department uses to assess companies for participation in the national covid-19 antibody testing programme.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 lockdown guidance permits families who are shielding as a result of a serious underlying health condition to leave their...

      Patients: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the level of the provision of video telephoning facilities for patients in hospital that...

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on public health of the lack of access to public toilets during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what means local authorities were informed of the launch date of the NHS test and trace service.

      Chronic Illnesses: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to ensure lessons learned during the covid-19 pandemic including the use of proven apps and digital solutions,...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the levels of precautionary antibiotic prescribed in primary care during the covid1-19...

      Health: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 on research-based health charities.

      Gender: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of whether there has been a recent increase in referrals of girls to the Tavistock gender clinic; and what...

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on musculoskeletal health of the Government guidance (a) issued on 23 March 2020...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Primary Care Medical Director for NHS England was not told in advance of the announcement on 30 May 2020 of the new...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS test and trace service will make use of existing frameworks for contact tracing (a) tuberculosis, (b) meningitis and (c)...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to pharmacies of people failing to collect prescriptions in each of the last three...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve early (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment for people with eating disorders.

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to issue detailed guidance on physical distancing to non-cohabiting couples.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the scientific evidence on the lifting of lockdown restrictions due to the covid-19 outbreak for people who are...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Government's strategy to reduce the R rate in the event that (a) hospital admissions for covid-19 and (b) new...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of undertaking contact tracing for people that have symptoms of covid-19 at the point...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to supporting people with a learning disability and autistic people move from inpatient settings into...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) accuracy and (b) reliability of covid-19 modelling commissioned by his Department.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Association of Directors of Public Health on their call for full implementation of all Phase 2...

      Coronavirus: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to data published by the Care Quality Commission on 2 June 2020 on deaths of people with a learning disability, what steps...

      Coronavirus: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to data published by the Care Quality Commission on 2 June 2020 on deaths of people with a learning disability, what...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the average price of each protective mask unit sold to social care providers from suppliers that have a...

      Internet: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of building an open software platform to match people and organisations...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what alternative access arrangements he has made for people who do not have the necessary (a) phone and (b) other hardware to download...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process will be for the implementation of manual track and trace for covid-19.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that data collected through the covid-19 tracking application will not be used for reasons other than tracking for...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department make of the level of risk that the covid-19 tracking app could be hacked; and what steps he has taken to...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women beyond 10 weeks' gestation have taken both sets of abortion pills in their home since 1 April 2020.

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will conduct a regulatory impact assessment of the effect of PHE guidance on 2 metre social distancing during the covid-19...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the Care Quality Commission is using to determine if it will inspect care homes during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made on the merits of establishing a Commissioner for Older People; and if he would make a statement.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the Care Quality Commission to publish data on medical complications after an at-home abortion.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he plans to hold with his counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the findings of the Public Health England...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is the Government's policy that the temporary regulations to permit the use of both sets of abortion pills at home will not be...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the Government's communications on social distancing, hygiene and personal...

      Coronavirus: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in Hull have been contacted by the NHS covid-19 test and trace service.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that contact tracers for covid-19 have adequate training to appropriately deal with people...

      Contact Tracing: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contact tracers for covid-19 there are in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool City Region, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey.

      Prisoners: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the additional extent to which secondary care services for prisoners, including diagnostic fluid tests,...

      Carers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure home carers can access adequate and affordable supplies of personal protective equipment.

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with (a) the Pharmacists' Defence Association, (b) pharmacy employers and (c) trades unions representing...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Disparities in the risk and outcomes of covid-19 review, what steps he is taking to increase protections against...

      Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2020 to Question 19959 on Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Scottish Government counterpart on the heightened effect of covid-19 on BAME communities.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the reviews carried out on (a) 16 April 2020, (b) 7 May 2020 and (c) 28 May 2020 under the Health Protection...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) financial and (b) healthcare support the Government is providing to people with a cleft lip.

      Nurses: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are employed as a (a) staff nurse, (b) senior staff nurse, (c) ward manager and (d) senior ward manager in England, by...

      Social Distancing: Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to permit responsible and socially distanced reopening of restaurants in housing-with-care developments.

      Pharmacy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he take steps to ensure that the public is consulted prior to bringing forward legislative proposals to grant pharmacists the power to...

      Agricultural Shows: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake a review of the role of PPE shortages in the deaths of the 760 care workers who died in the period 21 March to 8 May...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the findings in relation to health inequalities of the report, Health Equity in England: The...

      Hydroxychloroquine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the Government has purchased £5 million worth of hydroxychloroquine before clinical trials have proved the...

      Coronavirus: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Israel’s use of plasma samples obtained by Magen David Adom from patients who...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of the potency of covid-19.

      NHS: Conditions of Employment and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase (a) pay and (b) benefits for NHS staff.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS employees' families have accessed the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of hospital services for 18-25 year olds with severe mental health issues.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS test and trace system will be (a) inclusive and (b) accessible for disabled people.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of NHS funding has been allocated to mental health services in (a) each year since 2009-10 and (b) 2020-21.

      Health and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff working in health and social care in England have died from covid-19.

      Breast Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of breast cancer clinical trials have been paused in England as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds data on the proportion of identified contacts who are then traced as a part of the NHS Test and Trace system.

      Care Homes: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment his Department undertook on the effect on care home residents with dementia of ending visits by their relatives...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people discharged from hospital into care homes (a) tested positive for covid 19 and (b) had an unknown covid-19 status between...

      Cancer: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mandatory training is provided for (a) the NHS workforce and (b) healthcare professionals working in oncology to deliver mental...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his response to the National Care Forum letter of (a) 26 March 2020 on the discharge to care homes of hospital...

      Dyslexia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2020 to Question 47250 on Dyslexia: Diagnosis, what his policy is on identifying and diagnosing dyslexia...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether medical doctors arriving from abroad to work in the UK may avoid having to quarantine for 14 days by submitting to a test for...

      Respite Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the quality of care of carers not being able to access breaks or respite support...

      Carers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will give carers providing unpaid care priority access to personal protective equipment in (a) Barnsley Central...

      Blood: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to allow homosexual and bisexual men to participate in donating antibodies to help in the response to the...

      Day Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 provide for (a) family members and (b) friends to...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the loss of funding to medical research charities on health outcomes in (a)...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department undertook data protection impact assessments before entering into NHS data-sharing contracts with (a) Faculty, (b)...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to implement an identification scheme for unpaid carers in (a) the Barnsley Central constituency and (b)...

      Carers: Barnsley Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to publish a second Carers Action Plan to support carers in the Barnsley Central constituency.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of permitting partners from different households to form social bubbles during...

      Hearing Impaired: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of face coverings on accessibility for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

      Autism: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Kent waiting for an initial assessment for autism spectrum condition significantly...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the General Dental Council on rebating fees for registrants to mitigate the effect of the covid-19...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report entitled Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 9 of Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and page 21 of the NHS Mental Health Implementation...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population that will need to download the covid-19 test and trace app in order for it...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to respond to the Lancet Standing Commission report entitled Unacceptable failures: the final report of the...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of vacancies in the NHS are for hepatologists.

      Eating Disorders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people that suffer from eating disorders.

      Complementary Medicine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for the reopening of (a) pain clinics and (b)(i) physio, (ii) osteopathy and (iii) acupuncture centres.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to permit support bubbles for families who usually receive childcare support for disabled children...

      Mental Health Services

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

      Gosport War Memorial Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to seek justice for those patients who died prematurely at Gosport Hospital.

      Carers: City of Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish a second carers action plan for carers in the City of Durham.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of the contractors involved in building each NHS Nightingale hospital; and how much each contractor was awarded...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which contractors participated in building each (a) Nightingale and (b) field hospital; and how much funding each contractor was awarded...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice and support is available for people who are clinically vulnerable to covid-19 but who have not been told that they are...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) people with severe asthma can access specialist centres for investigations and...

      Vaccination: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the need for multiple suppliers of routine vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department has spent on emergency contracts in respect of the covid-19 outbreak since the covid-19 lockdown began.

  • Department for International Development

    • CDC: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2020 to Question 18886 on CDC: Fossil Fuels, what the initial value of those investments was;...

    • World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will support the ACT Accelerator and its grantees to work with the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19...

      Department for International Development: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the criteria her Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the event of...

      Department for International Development: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department's share of the Official Development Assistance budget will be reduced in the event of a decrease in GNI.

      Department for International Development: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is signing new funding agreements for projects funded by Official Development Assistance.

      Sierra Leone: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what losses have been incurred by CDC and Globeleq on the CECA SL Heavy Fuel Oil power plant in Sierra Leone.

  • Department for Education

    • Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46667, on Education: Coronavirus, how much of the £100 million funding that the Government has...

    • Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Government's policy is on the (a) fee and (b) immigration status of students from the EU starting courses at UK universities in 2021.

      Further Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the (a) quality of education at universities and (b) the attainment of students of...

      Children and Young People: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the reports published in May 2020 by Barnardo's, the Children's Society, Action for Children, the NSPCC and the National Children's...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of changes to education as a result of covid-19 on...

      Free School Meals: Folkestone and Hythe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in the Folkestone and Hythe local authority area are in receipt of school food vouchers; and what the cost to the public purse is...

      Pupil Exclusions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were excluded in each local authority in each year since 2010 by ethnicity.

      British National (Overseas): Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether British national (overseas) status holders and their dependants will be subject to (a) international or (b) home student fees for higher...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to make an announcement on Schools Sport Premium funding for 2020-21.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service document entitled, COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services,...

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will amend the document entitled, COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services, published on 2 June 2020 to include an undertaking...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the document entitled COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services, published on 2 June 2020, if he will publish the...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the document entitled, COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services, published on 2 June 2020, if he will publish...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have reported inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in prison have (a) been identified as eligible for release on a Special Purpose Licence under compassionate Release on Temporary Licence...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the transition from court-based oral hearings to remote telephone and paper hearings for...

      Prisons: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement on 15 May 2020 to introduce video calling in the absence of family visits to prisons, when his Department plans to...

      Prisons: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of instances in prisons of (a) self-harm and (b) suicide by (i) region, (ii) ethnicity and (iii) gender for each...

      Judiciary and Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) judges, (b) magistrates, (c) prison officers, (d) probation officers and (e) prison governors employed in...

      Courts: Brentford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many individual legal professionals participated in the pilot of flexible operating hours in civil and family courts in Brentford.

      Royal Commission On Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timescale is for announcing the (a) Chair and (b) terms of reference of the proposed Royal Commission on Criminal Justice announced in the...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison staff (a) in administrative grades and (b) employed as instructional officers have received (i) a financial...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women serving sentences of one year or less have been recalled to prison since 31 March 2020; and, of those, how many have been recalled for...

  • Treasury

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Barristers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcomes were of his discussions with the leaders of the Bar and the Bar Council on extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to members...

    • Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps small business owners should take whose insurers are deducting the £10,000 Coronavirus Small Business Grant from insurance payouts...

      Treasury: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) he and (b) his Ministers have had with Fergus Ewing MSP, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, on arranging a...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting people who have been self-employed for less than a year, and are therefore ineligible for...

      Insolvency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support the Government is providing for (a) businesses going into administration as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and (b) staff whose jobs are...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Ferries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on seasonal workers contracted by ferry companies prior to the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Dunfermline and West Fife

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have applied to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency.

      VAT: Dunfermline and West Fife

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency have applied for VAT deferrals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Warehouses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend Business Rates Relief to businesses in the warehousing industry.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of his response to the letter dated 5 June signed by over five hundred coach operators on the classification of the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to fee earner public sector employees who work under...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on earlier than usual budget allocations to local...

    • Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) increasing funding to local authorities in the next...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will allow local authorities greater flexibility in the use of financial receipts over future years in order to...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) business, (b) building and (c) individual risk assessments his Department has undertaken with regard to...

      Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with student accommodation providers to prevent students with tenancies having to...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that officials in his Department with underlying conditions that may...

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what protection each of clauses 204(a) and 205(d) of the National Planning Policy Framework provide against (a)...

      Street Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Re-opening High Streets Safely Fund Guidance, issued on 24 May 2020 made the provision for local...

      Street Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities will be reimbursed through the Re-opening High Street Safely Fund for the costs of street...

      Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department collates disaggregated by ethnicity on the proportion of adults who live in homes which are...

      Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to reopen public toilets.

      Private Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support is in place for private landlords that have contracts with students and are now experiencing...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many properties are clad in (a) aluminium composite material (ACM) flammable and (b) non-ACM flammable cladding...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many former residents of Grenfell tower have not yet been permanently rehoused; and if he will undertake an...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the attendance of additional private office staff in his Department's office at 2 Marsham Street was...

      Landlords: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a £200 fee cap for landlords...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultation he plans to undertake as part of his work to establish a comprehensive plan for financial...

      Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons local authorities are not permitted to fund (a) street wardens and (b) town ambassadors to support...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Community Cadet Forces centres have closed from 2015 to date.

    • Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      Veterans UK: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 51724 on the Veterans UK Helpline, how many emails to the helpline were recorded in each month of 2020.

      Veterans UK: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 51724 on the Veterans UK Helpline, how many (a) calls and (b) emails were recorded by the Veterans UK...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2020 to Question 45418, if she will publish the document that details the full set of questions as at quarter...

    • Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been sanctioned since 1 March 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that information about social security benefits which is updated in response to the covid-19...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to align the universal credit standard allowance for claimants under the age of 25 living independently with the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Twycross Zoo: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Fisheries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the fishing industry of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Water: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the 2019 National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence on the future of regulation, what steps he...

      Waste Management: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to consult on the Waste Prevention Programme for England.

      Veterinary Services: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2020 to Question 46205, on Veterinary Services: Cost Effectiveness, if he will make a value...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an independent body to protect racehorse welfare.

      Inshore Fishing: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeframe is for a decision to be made on the Sussex Near Shore Trawling Byelaw proposal approved by the Sussex...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the system for gun licences that comes into force on 1 August 2020 has the minimum...

      Poultry: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value was of imported chicken to the UK in 2019; and what the top five countries were for imported chicken to this...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are as at 21 April 2020 detained in immigration detention centres.

    • Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government has provided to UK Border Force and Immigration Enforcement to manage arrivals in remote ports and at smaller...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for the introduction of the Online Harms Bill.

      Police: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the police on maintaining social distancing in public spaces.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the phrase If you have experienced a loss of income due to coronavirus, you will not be disadvantaged was removed from her...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers (a) at and (b) above the rank of inspector there were in each police force by (i) ethnicity and (ii) gender in (A)...

      Metropolitan Police Service's Handling of Non-recent Sexual Offence Investigations Alleged Against Persons of Public Prominence Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 2.4.137 of the report entitled, The Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police Service's handling of...

      Arrests: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people in each ethnic group died following arrest in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to instruct UK Visas and Immigration to prioritise applications based on the scheduling of repatriation flights.

      Hate Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the increase in (a) xenophobia and (b) hate crimes reported in relation to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many checks have been made by the police on people subject to a 14-day quarantine period after arriving in the UK.

      Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been cautioned or arrested by the police for urinating or defecating in a public place in each month of 2020.

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of (a) the effect of new covid-19 related checks on people arriving in the UK on the length of queues in (i)...

      Passengers: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the ability of Border Force staff to verify information on completed public health passenger locator forms.

      British National (Overseas): Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British national (overseas) status holders and their dependants will be (a) able to apply for work only in shortage occupations and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Migrant Workers: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many migrants without settled status or indefinite leave to remain in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency earn less than £25,600 annually.

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Racial Disparity Unit has taken to reduce racial disparities at local government level; and what assessment he has made of the effect on...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Schengen 90/180 rule is subject for negotiation with the EU.

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Officer, what the timeframe is for the establishment of the Intelligence and Security Committee.

      Cabinet Office: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of (a) the responsibilities of Ministers in his Department and (b) senior officials of grade SCS2 and above that work on each...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to provide the Welsh Government with additional funding to increase ex gratia payments distributed through the Wales...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 55054, what indicators his Department plans to use to determine whether to lift covid-19 lockdown...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Coronavirus: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on ensuring that the NHS is able to access (a) a vaccine and (b) treatments for...

    • Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment has UK Export Finance made of the (a) financial, (b) environmental, (c) social and (d) governance risks in relation to...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK Export Finance plans to be part of the US investment in the Category A Mozambique LNG project in June 2020.

      *No heading*

      What recent progress she has made on negotiating free trade agreements with (a) the US and (b) Japan.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Radio: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what emergency funding his Department is making available to community radio stations throughout the UK to help prevent their...

    • Public Statues: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many statues of former slave owners have been removed by local authorities in each of the last five years.

      Further Education: Public Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) universities and (b) colleges on the display of statues of former slave trade...

      Public Statues: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his consent is required under the Public Statues Act (Metropolis) 1854 before the removal of sculptures erected in London.

      Email: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve awareness of the Suspicious Email Reporting Service among the public and businesses in East...

      Cybercrime: East Renfrewshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve awareness of the Cyber Essentials scheme among the public and businesses in East...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support he will provide to full fibre broadband operators to encourage urban deployment over the next 12 months.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of support required by BAME charities working to support people in Hornsey and Wood...

      Orchestras: 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 outbreak on classical orchestras; and what support his Department is...

      Charities and Voluntary Organisations: 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 outbreak on charities and voluntary organisations working with and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy for members of the LGBT community.

    • LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to publish the LGBT Action Plan: Annual progress report for 2019-2020.

  • Department for Transport

    • Tolls: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any extension of the Central London Congestion Charge to Sundays on (1) the ability of people to attend places of...

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are prioritising transport workers for COVID-19 testing; and whether those tests are currently available in such workers’ workplaces.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety Roads Policing and its contribution to road safety,...

      Community Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what long-term support they plan to offer to community transport providers to help them adapt vehicles to improve safety for passengers while COVID-19 remains a threat.

      Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have fully to implement Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 to enable councils to manage traffic offences including the obstruction of cycle...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage access to outdoor recreational space through (1) improved accessibility and (2) better public transport links.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the relevant legislation in order to limit rights of representation at the UK Intellectual Property Office for new UK trade mark and...

    • Nissan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the measures to be taken in order to ensure that Nissan retains its Sunderland plant following the end of the Brexit transition...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China and Hong Kong: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are using their Defend Media Freedom campaign to raise and address the curtailing of media freedom and attacks on journalists in China and Hong Kong; and...

    • Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of sanctions on Syria on the pharmaceutical industry in that country and any subsequent impact on that country’s...

      Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL4567), whether EU or UK restrictions prohibit the delivery of supplies required to deal with...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to (1) end visa-free entry to the UK for Israeli citizens, and (2) consider other sanctions, in response to the annexation of new...

      Iyad Hallaq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of the (1) killing of Iyad Khairi Hallaq, (2) raiding of his parents' home,...

      West Bank: Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that water tanks belonging to Palestinians living in Kafr Qadum were shot...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that that government plans to renew legislation which prohibits Palestinians...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of the demolition of Palestinian homes within parts of the West Bank which...

      World Press Freedom Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to attend the World Press Freedom Conference hosted by the Netherlands and UNESCO.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assume responsibility for administering the Northern Ireland Troubles-related incident victims payments scheme, following the missed...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate they will be able to quantify the number of COVID-19 deaths, in particular the number of deaths of those from at risk groups, including people...

    • Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were in each NHS Nightingale hospital each week between 23 March and 28 April.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes following the release of hospital patients to those care homes.

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any relationship between spare bed capacity in the NHS and deaths from COVID-19 in care homes and the community.

      Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who was consulted over the decision taken by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust to close the accident and emergency department at Chorley and South...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that hospitals discharged patients with COVID-19 to care homes without alerting those care homes to such patient’s...

      Care Homes: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the capacity of care homes to deal with patients being diverted to such homes from NHS...

      Social Services: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the capacity of the social care system to be able to provide the level of support...

      Neurology: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) outpatient neurology appointments have been cancelled to date, and (2) neurology inpatients were sent home from hospital early in England, as a result...

      Health: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking as part of the social care strategy to promote to all people over the age of 60 the NICE Guideline NG16 that sets out that it is...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is any correlation between the COVID-19 death rate in the UK and spare bed capacity in the NHS.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether patients were discharged to care homes by NHS hospitals in the 30 days before ministers introduced routine COVID-19 testing; if so, why; and what...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports by the Care Quality Commission that there were 386 deaths linked to learning disabilities and autism between 10 April and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revise their guidance to those designated clinically vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis published by the Local Government Association on 4 June that adult social care providers may face £6.6 billion...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Age UK that (1) some residents of care homes are being asked to pay more than £100 a week in extra fees to...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took in response to the information published by Public Health England in February advising that (1) people should not be discharged from hospitals...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter sent to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Cathy Gardner questioning the legality of discharging...

      Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 13 May (HL3564) and Lord True on 1 June (HL4540), whether there is a record of total...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Private Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what efforts they will make to encourage schools in the independent sector to grant access to their premises and resources over the summer to pupils from state...

    • Relationship and Sex Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they are providing to schools to teach LGBT-inclusive Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education.

      Students: Plagiarism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on academic performance in those countries who have banned contract cheating services; and what plans they have, if...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of each occasion on which a temporary closure direction was issued under the Coronavirus Act 2020, schedule 16, paragraph 1, whether they will list (1)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of each occasion on which a temporary closure direction was issued under the Coronavirus Act 2020, schedule 17, paragraph 1, whether they will list (1)...

      Universities: Brexit and Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the changes in position of UK universities since 2015 as measured by the QS World University Rankings; and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Barristers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support barristers' chambers doing publicly funded work.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to using unspent funds from the legal aid budget for this financial year to fund law centres and other legal aid providers,...

      Legal Profession: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will move to a grants-based system for funding legal services as recommended by the Low Commission report following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Courts and Tribunals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases have been adjourned in (1) family courts, (2) civil courts, (3) magistrates courts, (4) crown courts, and (5) tribunals, in each of the last three...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many court hearings held remotely since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have (1) included the virtual presence of an interpreter, and (2) been rescheduled...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Islamic State: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drone strikes British Armed Forces have carried out against Isil this year in (1) January, (2) February, (3) March, (4) April, and (5) May.

    • Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether RAF Reaper drones have been operated outside Operation Shader; if so, why; and whether such operations took place under independent UK control.

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether RAF Reaper drones have been used for operations outside of Operation Shader over the past 12 months; and if so, for what purpose they were used and where.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personnel have qualified as (1) Reaper drone pilots, and (2) Reaper drone sensor operators, in each of the past five years.

      UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK troops being deployed as part of the UK’s long-range reconnaissance force alongside the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission...

      Middle East: Military Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether RAF Reaper drones have (1) conducted strikes, or (2) provided reconnaissance support, as part of Operation Kipion.

      HMS Dasher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Goldie on 18 May (HL4067) and 20 May (HL4194), what plans they have to release the response to the request made on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the proportion of the UK population over state pension age in 1990; and what is the projected figure for 2050.

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that women have received incorrect State Pension payments based on their husband’s record, what assessment they have made of the numbers...

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public funds are available to those who have no recourse to ordinary benefits.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend (1) to reduce, (2) to waive, or (3) to eliminate, the minimum income requirement for UK citizens wishing to bring a foreign spouse or partner...

    • Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend all removals of Zimbabwe citizens from the UK in the light of the political, economic and humanitarian situation in that country.

      Homosexuality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 December 2016 (HL Deb, col 1021) that Her Majesty's Government was committed to addressing...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with hotels and guest houses about the accommodation of asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which hotels have accommodated asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic; and how many asylum seekers are in each such hotel.

      Asylum: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 May (HL4160), whether a (1) breakfast of one slice of white bread with a small serving of...

      Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a programme to educate people about (1) the risks posed by, and (2) ways in which to prevent, wildfires, particularly those...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to introduce a Public Services Ombudsman.

    • Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the fourth factsheet of the UK COVID-19 news and information project published by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on 1 June, what...

      Email: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update guidance on their websites to refer individuals who have received suspicious emails to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service, which...

      Borders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their Border Operating Model which was originally scheduled for publication in March.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what quantity of (1) tear gas, (2) rubber bullets, and (3) riot shields, have been exported in the past three years from the UK to the United States; whether they...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Divisions: Coronavirus

      The Senior Deputy Speaker what consideration has been given to implementing arrangements for Members of the House of Lords to vote in person in divisions in line with the method used by the House...

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