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Written answers

Monday, 22 June 2020

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the remit is of the new Joint Biosecurity Centre with reference to that Centre's relationship with (a) the devolved Administrations,...

    • Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow close family members to visit patients in hospital and not infected with covid-19.

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the new Joint Biosecurity Centre will interact with Local Resilience Forms and Local Health Protection Boards.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on covid-19 restrictions for care homes of the findings in the Statistical...

      Hospices: Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for people's health of the reduction in air pollution during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason Public Health England will not assist in the testing of symptomatic care home residents until a (a) case or (b) outbreak...

      NHS: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the mental health of NHS staff.

      Exercise Cygnus: Health and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Exercise Cygnus that took place in 2016, whether an assessment was made of the potential effect of a pandemic on the...

      Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will amend the guidance for allowable expenses under the Infection Control Fund to include the purchase of (a)...

      Asthma: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the access of severe asthma patients to (a) specialist care in...

      Asthma: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients began biologic therapies for severe asthma in each month in 2020; and how many patients in total were prescribed...

      Health Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to retain healthcare staff who returned to provide additional capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Supported Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend covid-19 testing for all eligible care homes to residents in supported living settings.

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of public observance of the two metre guidance on social distancing; and what estimate he...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is for care home staff to access the covid-19 anti-body tests which were due to be rolled out in England from the end of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that essential workers who visit the homes of people who are shielding from covid-19 (a)...

      Coronavirus: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of expert engineers in containing the covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong; if he will extend...

      Health and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that health and social care workers are being asked to reuse...

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the methodology used by NICE to appraise combination therapies in the ongoing NICE Methods...

      Asthma: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, until what date the recommendations in the NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline: severe asthma will remain in place.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a substantive Answer to Named Day Question 49568 on Diabetes: Coronavirus and Named Day Question 49569 on...

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 46094 on Protective Clothing: Turkey, how many items were (a) suitable for use or (b)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the social care White Paper will be published; and if it will include policies related to the covid-19 outbreak.

      General Practitioners: Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance to GPs on resuming face-to-face six week post-natal health checks for new mothers.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methodology his Department is using to collate data on sex, race/ethnicity and socio-economic background with regard to people (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to roll out antibody testing to all key workers; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has amended its NHS procurement practices as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Care Badge Community Interest Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Government paid to transfer the CARE badge brand rights from the CARE Badge Community Interest Company to the Secretary of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many CARE badges have been (a) produced and (b) distributed by his Department since the transfer of the CARE badge brand rights to...

      Pregnancy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend the validity of NHS maternity exemption certificates.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency steps his Department is taking to ensure an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment in the event of a second...

      NHS Supply Chain: Runcorn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the proposed visit on 25 March 2020 by the Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care to the Runcorn...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of asking UK nationals to be tested for covid-19 before undertaking international travel.

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for student nurses whose final year unpaid placements are due to end in relation to (a) early qualification and (b)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) solar panels and (b) wind turbines his Department's buildings (a) have in 2020 and (b) had in each of the last five years.

      Lung Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with (a) asthma, (b) COPD and (c) other lung conditions (i) receive timely...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, prior to student nurses taking paid placements in the NHS as part of the recruitment measures to address the covid-19 outbreak what...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions has he had with (a) his Ministers, (b) trade unions and (c) NHS managers on the termination of student nurses’...

  • Prime Minister

    • Overseas Aid: Select Committees

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has provided instructions to the Leader of the House to amend the Standing Orders to create a Development Aid Oversight Committee similar to the...

    • Official Meetings: Prime Minister

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times and on what dates he has met with Richard Desmond since he became Prime Minister.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the provision of covid-19 guidance in the workplace for (a)...

    • Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) Scottish Government on the (i) provision and...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether British citizens stranded abroad during the covid-19 outbreak who would be eligible to receive universal credit in the UK can apply...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a British citizen returned to the UK after more than one month stranded abroad can be entitled to receive universal credit extended...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer Questions 55997, 55998 and 55999 tabled on 8 June 2020 by the hon. Member for Middlesbrough.

      Universal Credit: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a UK citizen who is married to a person with leave to remain in the UK but has no recourse to public funds is permitted to claim...

      Thriving at Work Leadership Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on which dates the Thriving at Work Leadership Council met since its inaugural meeting on 17 January 2019; and on which of those meetings that...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to extend the temporary suspension of reviews and reassessments for all benefits beyond 24 June 2020.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what costing model her Department uses to estimate the annual cost of converting the universal credit advance loan to a grant.

      Employment: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to support people who earn less than the Lower Earnings Limit who are required to stop work to self-isolate under the...

      Unemployment: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the rate of unemployment over the last three months in Slough constituency.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Carers

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

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of enabling people to apply for asylum at Regional Intake Units.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to end enforced room sharing between non-related persons in asylum support accommodation.

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the extension from six months to 12 months of the rights of BN(O) passport holders to work in the UK in the event that China imposes...

      Retail Trade: Abuse and Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she plans to publish the call for evidence on violence and abuse toward shop staff.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals before the 2020 summer recess to tackle unauthorised traveller camps through (a) giving the...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the provision of accommodation for individuals supported through the Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract at the end of...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of excluding EEA and Swiss citizens from the immigration health surcharge to (a) the UK, (b) England...

      Immigrants: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse is of not extending the (a) fee for applications to enter or remain in the UK, (b) fee for sponsorship...

      Airguns: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish its response to the review of the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales, published in October 2017.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking during the covid-19 outbreak to improve the (a) provision and (b) accessibility of Government guidance...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been waiting more than six months for an asylum decision; and if she will grant those people the right to work and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been waiting more than 12 months for an asylum decision; and if she will grant those people Discretionary Leave to Remain.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what feedback mechanism her Department has put in place for asylum seekers to communicate how well the Department has met their needs...

      Visas: Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Australians used the Tier 5 visa route in 2019.

      Visas: Working Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens travelled to Australia under the Working Holiday Visa in 2019.

      Home Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much energy was used by her Department's buildings in (a) 2020 to date and (b) each of the last five years.

      British National (Overseas): Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 53418 on British National (Overseas): Visas, whether the arrangements to extend visa...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Marriage and Civil partnerships: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to bring forward regulations under the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 to enable (a) religious marriage...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs of Operation Kenova have been to date.

      Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with Northern Ireland’s First and Deputy First Minister on plans to legislate for same-sex religious...

  • Treasury

    • Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the application of business rates relief to food and drink wholesalers who supply hospitals, schools, care homes and the hospitality industry.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of operating local furlough schemes due to the regional differences in the R rate of infection of covid-19.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Islam

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the accessibility the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for businesses that are unable to access that scheme as a result of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people placed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have subsequently been made redundant.

      Treasury: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the event of a decrease in GNI.

      Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to enable people facing financial difficulties during the covid-19 outbreak to draw down more than one quarter of their pension early...

      Corporation Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to suspend interest on outstanding corporation tax bills for those who have had to defer payment due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Duty Free Allowances: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of Northern Ireland's airports to offer duty free sales after the transition period.

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking with HMRC to provide financial assistance for increased utilities costs to those working from home during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what protections are in place to ensure that all furloughed workers are guaranteed to receive the equivalent of the national minimum wage.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to undertake the next comprehensive spending review.

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he is providing to airports in England and Wales in response to the economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his Department has not allocated financial support to food and drink wholesalers; whether food and drink wholesalers are classified as part...

      Top Glove: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether rubber gloves manufactured by Malaysian company Top Glove have been imported into the UK in the last six months.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people have successfully applied for grants under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in (a) Bexley borough and (b) Greater London.

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an urgent assessment of the potential merits of reducing the VAT rate for on street retail shopping.

      Insurance Companies: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the insurance sector on extending compensation for people that are affected by business closures...

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional fiscal support for (a) small cafes, (b) restaurants, (c) bars and (d)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance he has issued for singers and choirs in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will publish guidance on the safe re-opening of dance studios; and whether those studios will be allowed to...

      Horse Racing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions has (a) he, (b) officials from his Department and (c) other Government representatives have met the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place in the Library a list of the workplace benefits that his Department provides to its staff with caring...

      Gambling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when adult gaming centres and arcades will be able to re-open as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued on the (a) reopening and (b) operation of (i) indoor sports halls and (ii) sports...

      Creative Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to establish a replacement programme for Creative Europe.

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many hon. Members have written to him on the campaign to Save the Independent Press.

      Newspaper Press: Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of independent and local newspapers as regulated by the Press...

      Newspaper Press: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that newspapers and their websites are properly regulated.

      Tourism: 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 tourism in each of the English regions; and if he will...

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: 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 bed and breakfast owners; and if he will make a statement.

      BBC: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the BBC on the impartiality of its news coverage for children.

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of support after October 2020 for independent theatres that cannot operate...

      Independent Press Standards Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to undertake a review of the role of Independent Press Standards Organisation in the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Offices: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many UK citizens are currently imprisoned having been convicted of crimes in relation to the Post Office Horizon system.

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions officials in his Department have had with (a) businesses, (b) trade unions and (c) workers on...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure the (a) financial sustainability and (b) growth of the hospitality sector after...

      Businesses: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has any plans to increase the protections afforded to those who buy gift cards for businesses in...

      Coal: Imports and Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal in (a) tonnes and (b) cash terms the UK has (i) imported and (ii) exported in each of the last 10 years.

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to extend Statutory Adoption Pay to self-employed people.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department will publish guidance on the safe reopening and operation of tanning and beauty salons that operate...

      Businesses: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met the Secretary of State for Scotland to discuss the safeguarding and promotion of Scottish business.

      Aerospace Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much financial support his Department has allocated to the aerospace sector since the start of the covid-19...

      European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to maintain participation in the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the preparation undertaken by businesses to support people that are...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 54118, on Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus, what plans his...

      Vaccination: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria were used in the the decision making process which led to the award of £126 million to experimental...

      Future Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have received support from the Future Fund, by region.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether accredited observer organisations will have access to the Blue Zone at COP26.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 3 June 2020,...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether lenders accredited under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme are offering interest rates of 10...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the interest rates that a lender sets for CBILS loans is a factor in determining whether that company is...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of small (a) cafes, (b) restaurants, (c) bars and (d) other hospitality...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) guidance and (b) financial support is available to help places of worship safely resume their activities...

    • Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, where an external wall system has windows installed and a similar system tested to BR135 does not, whether those...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much in cash terms has been spent from the Towns Fund to date.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide a breakdown of any capital funding which has been allocated to local authorities from the Towns Fund.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2020 to Question 32301, on Towns Fund, whether the further guidance for local...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the list of businesses allowed to open in phase three of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions;...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 55024 on Religious Buildings: Coronavirus, for what reason his...

      Devolution: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce the devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire.

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities are holding full council meetings; and of those councils how many are holding those...

      Rough Sleeping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of rough sleepers housed through the Everybody In initiative were still accommodated on 1...

      Rough Sleeping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the cost of specialist non-housing support needed by the 15,000 rough...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to help ensure that local authorities do not need to set emergency budgets to reduce...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the safety of cladding on high rise buildings in England.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to ensure the safety of people who live in high rise buildings; and if he will make a statement.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2020 to Question 58821 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, in relation to how many of...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department conducted an Equalities Impact Assessment of his decision to grant planning permission for the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Combined Cadet Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the names of the schools that receive funding allocated by his Department for Combined Cadet Forces.

    • Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Community Cadet Forces centres in each local authority.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have been deployed in each (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency part of the Government's...

      Veterans: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance is provided to Commonwealth Service personnel on discharge from the UK armed forces on the steps they must take to regularise their...

      Navy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether outbreaks of covid-19 infection have occurred on (a) Royal Naval and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels; whether those vessels' deployments have...

      Voyager Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse is of the repainting of the RAF Voyager plane used by senior members of the Government.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of military homes provided for service people and their families by Annington Homes meet the decent homes standard.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with representatives of Annington Homes on the changes in cost for military home rental ahead of the first rent review in 2021.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases there are of military homes owned by Annington Homes that are awaiting repairs.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to fill the overland surveillance capability gap after the retirement of the R-1 Sentinel.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department made of the cost to the public purse of (a) support, (b) infrastructure and (c) training costs prior to the procurement of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May to Question 43779, in how many multi-hub locations employees of her Department are working together with...

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make her policy to maintain the protections granted in the 2018 Economic Partnership Agreement in relation to Scotch Whisky...

      Trade Agreements: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of Free Trade Agreements in (a) levelling up communities and (b) accelerating an...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership: Stoke On Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential economic benefit to Stoke-on-Trent joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on consumers of the proposals for a UK Global Tariff.

      Ceramics: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of a UK global tariff on the viability of UK ceramics manufacturers.

      Trade Agreements: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her letter to MPs on food standards and future trade deals dated 5 June 2020, what assessment her Department has made of...

      Department for International Trade: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will place in the Library a list of the workplace benefits that her Department provides to its staff with caring responsibilities.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had on food safety and standards with her US counterpart during the UK-US trade negotiations.

      Contracts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is able to take to uphold the UK's global reputation as a reliable market as a result of UK companies reportedly ignoring...

      Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid

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

      Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid

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

      Overseas Aid

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

      Overseas Aid

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

      Supermarkets: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of Brazil’s proposed new legislation (PL 2633/2020) on the ability of UK...

      Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of ruling out investor-state dispute settlement provisions in future trade agreements.

      Trade Remedies Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that there are representatives of the devolved Administrations on the Trade Remedies Authority.

      Manufacturing Industries: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Government bailouts during the covid-19 outbreak of foreign automotive and aerospace companies located in the UK will be conditional...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer on 5 June 2020 to Question 52328 on Gay Conversion Therapy, when the research into the scope of practices and experiences of...

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Race Disparity Audit, whether her Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the explain or change approach adopted by...

      Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the number of LGBTQ+ people being given conversion therapy in 2020 in each of the last five years; and if she will make...

  • Department for Transport

    • Government Car Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Government Car Service departmental pool cars are allocated to each Department; and what the fuel type is of each car.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) names of the representatives on and (b) terms of reference for the aviation restart and recovery expert group.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his letter to the Mayor on London of 3 June 2020 on ending of free travel for under 18 year olds in London, if he will place in the...

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) make and (b) fuel type is of cars allocated to each Minister.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he plans to resume driving tests at all venues that were in use prior to the covid-19 lockdown.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 57393, on Airlines: Coronavirus, whether an airline company has reached the point of all avenues...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason there are delays in the reissuing of driving licences by the DVLA to (a) people aged over 70 and (b) in cases where licences have been...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has issued on when driving instructors can return to work as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support the Government has provided to rail component manufacturing companies affected by a reduction in orders as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to support rail component manufacturing companies in transitioning to manufacturing components for newer train fleets.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority on enforcement action to ensure that airlines comply with their...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has required train operators with franchise agreements with his Department to provide (a) weekly and (b) periodic management...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to undertake a review of the future financial (a) position and (b) structure of each train operating company that holds a franchise...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether each train company with a franchise agreement has been asked by his Department to provide information on its (a) balance sheet and (b)...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on train companies that received additional Government funding during 2020-21 paying dividends to shareholders.

      Public Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that could be created in (a) research and development, (b) manufacturing and (c) other sectors as a...

      Public Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people employed by (a) public rail, (b) tram, (c) bus and (d) ferry operators.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Christianity

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

    • Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with representatives of HSBC and Standard Chartered on recent statements of support from both...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Carers

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

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provides to projects (a) with and (b) for religious communities facing discrimination throughout...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what debt recovery agency his Department plans to refer debts relating to emergency repatriation loans to in the event that...

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Operation Safe Corridor in Nigeria on human rights standards in that country.

      Ethiopia: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with their (a) Egyptian, (b) Sudanese and (c) Ethiopian counterparts...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from (a) Ambassadors and (b) other stakeholders on the merging of his Department and the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Department for International Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of merging the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the costs of rebranding and renaming the proposed Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will count towards the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he expects the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to assume the functions of the Foreign and...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens are stranded in (a) Spain and (b) Europe as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement of 16 June 2020 on Global Britain, what estimate he has made of the cost to the...

      Israeli Settlements: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 55878 on Israeli Settlements: Companies, what assessment he has made of the...

      Malawi: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Malawi on the free and fair conduct of the presidential...

      Georgia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase British-Georgian economic co-operation.

      Baltic States and Scandinavia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to increase co-operation with the Baltic and Nordic states after the transition period.

      Department for International Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total costs that will be incurred from the abolishing of the Department for International...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will place in the Library a list of the workplace benefits that her Department provides to its staff with caring responsibilities.

    • Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration Trust Fund: EU Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration Trust Fund in helping...

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional funding her Department has allocated to programmes in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh to (a) support the covid-19...

      Bangladesh: Migrant Camps

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

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the merger of her Department with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the merger of her Department with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the number of...

      Department for International Development: East Kilbride

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the merger of her Department with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the number of...

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the merger of his Department and the Department for Foreign and...

      International Development Acts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to (a) repeal or (b) replace the (i) International Development Act 2002,...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) food, (b) water and (c) medicines are supplied to people in Yemen.

      Department for International Development: East Kilbride

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department...

      Overseas Aid: National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to protect funding for (a) health and (b) education in the event that reductions in the aid budget are required...

      Schools: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to help ensure that girls are not prevented from returning to education as schools reopen following the...

      Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that the provision of vaccines following the Global Vaccine Summit achieves the Sustainable...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she is having with UN agencies to ensure that funding for the covid-19 response is allocated urgently to...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement of 16 June 2020 on Global Britain, if the Department for International Development...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement of 16 June 2020 on Global Britain, whether there will be a loss of (a) staff members...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultation the Government undertook with (a) humanitarian and development experts and (b) leading aid organisations before the...

      Malawi: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to civil society organisations in Malawi that promote free and fair participation in the...

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultation her Department had with (a) international aid organisations and (b) humanitarian and development experts on the...

  • Department for Education

    • GCSE: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he will introduce a natural history GCSE; and if he will make a statement.

    • Schools: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of temporary classrooms used in schools by each local authority for each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if final year healthcare students who worked in healthcare due to the covid-19 outbreak will have to repay their student loans for tuition fees...

      Schools: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department (a) has made and (b) plans to make of the effectiveness of the free sanitary products in all primary schools scheme (i)...

      Assessments: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with representatives from (a) Ofqual and (b) exam boards to ensure that BAME students are not disadvantaged by grade...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that unconscious bias against BAME students in not a factor in predictive (a) GCSE and (b) A Level...

      Teachers: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the universal credit taper for teachers in receipt of universal credit who receive payments...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all children in year 6 have the opportunity to meet their current classmates before transitioning to secondary...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Primary PE and Sport Premium; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the results of Reception Baseline Assessments will not be shared with the school attended by the pupil until that child is about to...

      Qualifications: Coronavirus

      What discussions he has had with Ofqual on the arrangements for awarding GCSE, AS and A level grades for the 2019-20 academic year.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure that students due to sit exams in academic year 2019-20 will be able to progress into employment or the next stage of education.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support for early years providers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of educational support for disabled children during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Leader of the House

    • Electronic Government: Petitions

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward proposals to enable the Petitions Committee to schedule debates based on petitions...

    • Overseas Aid: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will bring forward amendments to Standing Orders to create a Development Aid Oversight Committee similar to the Environmental Audit Committee to ensure...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what steps (a) the Government and (b) House Authorities plan to take to mitigate the higher risk to BAME (a) staff and (b) hon. Members of contracting covid-19.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Imports: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the import of (a) fresh fruit, (b) vegetables and (c) dairy products, from Israel, whether HMRC accepts...

    • Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Britain retains high quality food standards when the transition period concludes.

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for International Trade and (b) other Cabinet colleagues on the...

      Agriculture: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total area of farmland (a) in the UK and (b) abroad used to grow (i)...

      Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made by the Government on bringing forward legislative proposals to ban the import and export of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a list of the workplace benefits that his Department provides to its staff with caring...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much energy his departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

      Dairy Farming: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers have received support from the Coronavirus Hardship Fund for Dairy Farmers.

      Total Allowable Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to remove Total Allowable Catch limits from particular stocks.

      Agriculture: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure the participation of Northern Ireland in the Pick For Britain recruitment plan.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its plan to reduce air pollution on the Strategic Road Network to within legal limits;...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of each type of air quality monitors Highways England have put into operation along the Strategic Road Network;...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's document entitled, Farming for the Future - Policy and progress update, published in...

      Air Pollution: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that air quality levels in (a) Wallasey and (b) the North West remain lower than they were prior...

      Poultry: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the top five countries were for chicken imports to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Aquaculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has, after the covid-19 restrictions are lifted to encourage the development and expansion of the UK's...

  • Wales Office

    • Hospitality Industry and Tourism: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the Government plans to provide additional support to the hospitality and tourism industry in Wales via the Welsh Government during the recovery...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse per unit of the (a) construction or conversion, (b) delivery and deployment on site...

    • Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the review into means testing of legal aid for victims of domestic violence will conclude; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications have been (a) granted and (b) rejected for legal aid from victims of domestic violence in each of the last five years.

      Lewes Prison: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of the Independent Monitoring Report published in June 2020, if he will provide the financial and other resources required...

      Family Courts: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings proceeded in the family Flexible Operating Hours pilot scheme.

      Administration of Justice: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking in response to the publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report entitled Inclusive Justice, published on 22...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Industrial Diseases: Death Certificates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many death certificates refer to industrial disease in (a) each year since 2010, (b) March and April 2019, and (c) March and April 2020.

    • Official Residences: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Energy Performance Certificate rating was in each official Ministerial residence, in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018, (e) 2019 and (f) 2020.

      Prime Minister: Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much energy the Prime Minister's departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

      Public Sector: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government (a) practices and (b) encourages the public sector to practice name blind recruitment; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to prevent individuals seeking information from Government Departments being diverted to fee-charging websites.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many independent, regulated newspapers have not been selected to be included in the All in, all together advertising campaign.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 16 June to Question 54932, whether all articles published in the All together advertising campaign are compliant with the...

      Conservative Party: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list all meetings he has had with donors to the Conservative Party since he became Minister for the Cabinet Office.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what checks on standards are carried out before suppliers are listed in the Crown Commercial Service’s COVID-19: Catalogue of supplier offers.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a Government Digital Service peer review of the contact tracing app has been completed.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House has in accordance with Regulation 9(b) of the Reporting of Injuries,...

    • House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will publish the covid-19 risk assessment of Parliament undertaken by the...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to (a) test and (b) trace the contacts of (i) staff and (ii)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Haulage Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with representatives of the Road Haulage Association, following its petition for an extension to the transition period.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the publication of guidance on the COVID-19 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund on 1 April, whether its reference to qualifying properties...

    • Business: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk assumptions they will use in the pricing of reinsurance offered to trade credit insurers; and what commitments they have obtained from these insurers to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Gloucestershire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake an inquiry into the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Gloucestershire; and what assessment they have made of the...

    • Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that travel restrictions do not impede the movement of medical personnel and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Disease Control: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to ensure that additional funding was made available for purchasing equipment from stockpiles to...

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that their extra funding for care homes announced since 15 March has arrived in the bank accounts of care homes; and what...

      Neurology: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of what additional NHS services, including rehabilitation, will be required as a result of the neurological complications...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 28 May (HL4485), what was the policy in respect of discharging patients from hospitals to care homes in the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much in total of the Infection Control Fund has been used by care homes to provide personal protective equipment for staff; what steps have been taken to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what plans they have to introduce regional strategies to address COVID-19 death and infection rates. [T]

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients from (1) nursing homes, or (2) care homes, have been transferred to Nightingale hospitals in England since these hospitals were opened.

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the COVID-19 social distancing guidance from two metres.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish their response to the letters sent by the National Care Forum on (1) 26 March, and (2) 10 April which (a) stated that care homes...

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) effectiveness, and (2) value for money, of Government contracts with private companies to provide public services in...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of data from the Office for National Statistics which shows that there has been a 52.2 per cent increase in excess deaths of people...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Chief Executive of NHS Providers on 6 June about the Government’s introduction of new measures to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many antibodies have been identified which have had a neutralising effect on the COVID-19 virus.

      Coronavirus: Radiation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of low dose radiation in the treatment of COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish a permanent body to (1) seek to avert future pandemics, and (2) ensure affordable, widespread availability...

      Mental Illness: Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prescriptions have been issued for (1) antidepressants, (2) anxiolytics, (3) sedatives and hypnotics, and (4) antipsychotics, in the last six months; how...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents were admitted to hospital for another condition, and died in hospital of COVID-19, since 1 April.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value for money of aid sent to the Palestinian Authority, following reports that it spends seven per cent of its budget, and...

    • Overseas Aid: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to ensure that at least 50 per cent of their overseas aid budget remains committed to fragile and conflict afflicted states; and what...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when legal safeguards for vulnerable children removed during the COVID-19 outbreak will be reinstated.

    • Racial Hatred: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure that primary school children in England are taught about racism.

      GCE A Level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are satisfied that the process being adopted by Ofqual for exceptional arrangements for awarding calculated grades in GCSEs, AS and A Levels takes...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce details of the apprenticeship guarantee announced by the Prime Minister on 2 June; and what arrangements have been made with employers...

      GCE A-level: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards they have in place to ensure that predicted grades replacing A-level exams this year are awarded fairly; and whether they plan to introduce an...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce a 'play strategy' for England to help to tackle the (1) mental, and (2) physical, impact of COVID-19 on children.

      Universities: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their modelling relating to controls on numbers of students domiciled in England attending Welsh universities; and whether such modelling...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help they have arranged for school-aged young carers who cannot attend schools because they are self-isolating with parents who have vulnerable conditions.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) vulnerable, and (2) disadvantaged, pupils are not currently attending school.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Custodial Treatment: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the (1) provision, and (2) use, of facemasks in (a) prisons, and (b) juvenile detention facilities, by (i) staff, and (ii) prisoners and...

    • Probate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long on average it takes for an applicant to receive a grant of probate.

  • Treasury

    • Construction: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the implementation of the forthcoming VAT reverse charge for construction services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Inspections: Dover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where they plan to locate inspection zones for vehicles travelling into the UK via the port of Dover.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering adjusting the mandate of the Bank of England to make (1) full employment or (2) nominal GDP an equal or higher priority than inflation.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their intention that employers are reimbursed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees who are under notice of redundancy.

      Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria will be used to assess whether a business seeking funding under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility qualifies as making "a material contribution...

      Public Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they are undertaking to ensure that the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic is not disproportionately borne by minority communities.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to assess the economic impact of stamp duty on the residential property market, including the impact on (1) construction, (2) home...

      Small Businesses: Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help small- and medium-sized businesses access extended credit terms.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance on whether people previously furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and now back in work full-time can be...

      Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support will be made available to people required to self-isolate under the COVID-19 contact test and trace system who are unable to work from home;...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes were built for social rent in England (1) in each of the last five years for which figures are available, and (2) in 2010.

    • Mayors: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement, if any, the Metro Mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region had in decisions relating to the easing of lockdown measures for...

      Prayer: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities have authorised the broadcasting by loudspeaker of the Muslim call to prayer; and what assessment have they made of the effect of such...

      Rough Sleeping: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making to provide all rough sleepers with face masks so that they can comply with the requirements to use such masks on public...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all refuge centres for the homeless have sufficient funds to continue their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to find homeless people in England long-term housing after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Waddington: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of Protector drone flights on the British public, particularly in and around the area covered by the...

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether forthcoming Protector drones operating out of RAF Waddington or other RAF military bases will undertake any live fire exercises within UK territory.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 10 June (HL4948), what assessment they have made of extending the use of Sentinel beyond 2021; and whether...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Armed Forces personnel will receive their annual pay rise. [T]

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish a White Paper in response to the Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances individual applications for asylum are referred to ministers; what proportion of Home Office decisions on asylum applications are notified to...

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many grants of asylum were granted in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, and (3) 2019; and what was the breakdown of nationality of those granted asylum in each of those years.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 June (HL4833), what assessment they have made of the cost of removing the requirement to...

      Immigration Controls: Musicians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the impact of COVID-19 on live music events, what plans they have to consult with music industry representatives on how that sector can be supported...

      Police: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training British police officers have received from the Israeli police force in (1) the UK, or (2) Israel, in the last 12 months.

      Disease Control: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitments outlined in the UK Biological Security Strategy, published in July 2018, what options they have explored for a cross-Government data...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020, (1) why are people who travel to and from England regularly...

      Detention Centres: Risk Assessment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any additional guidance has been issued to Home Office immigration detention case workers on completing IS91RA risk assessments as a result of COVID-19.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Relations With EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their ongoing negotiations with the EU, they have considered arrangements for short-term business visits; and whether musicians and their crews...

    • Honours: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include in the terms of reference for their commission on race and ethnic disparities the replacement of the references to the British...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend the provision of export licences to the United States for tear gas and plastic or rubber bullets.

    • Arms Trade: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the sale of arms to the United States of America.

      Arms Trade: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arms and equipment the UK exports for use by police services in the United States; and what restrictions, if any, are placed on such exports.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK music sector remains internationally competitive (1) during, and (2) after, the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Insulin: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with companies in Denmark and Germany about setting up manufacturing bases for insulin in the UK.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in rolling over UK trading arrangements with countries that have an agreement with the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Barran on 3 June (HL Deb, col 1360), on what basis they consider that a touring visa is not "legally possible".

    • UK Anti-doping: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many out-of-competition tests UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has undertaken since the decision to reduce the UKAD testing programme as a result of COVID-19 was...

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK registered athletes are adhering to requirements to provide Whereabouts information in the Anti-Doping Administration Management System.

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Anti-Doping Rule Violations hearings have taken place since 17 March.

      Musicians: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, as part of their preparations for exiting the transition period, of the economic viability of UK venues booking acts from EU member...

      Musicians: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of any restrictions introduced on EU musicians touring in the UK following the completion of the transition period...

      Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of international examples of sector-specific support for (1) the live music sector, and (2) the music sector, particularly examples...

      Music: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their employment and business support measures for (1) workers, and (2) businesses, in the music sector.

      Digital Economy Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the report on the impact and effectiveness of the regulatory framework provided for in Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 will be published.

      Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support local and regional newspapers following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Cricket

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the England and Wales Cricket Board to enable spectators to watch First Class and National Counties cricket safely this summer.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of data theft in the UK.

      Tourism and Travel: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with tourism and travel industry representatives about the UK's participation in the Re-open EU application and website; and what...

      Football: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Football Association about the number of black football managers.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Coronavirus

      The Senior Deputy Speaker what is his roadmap for restoring the (1) procedures, and (2) sitting patterns, in place in the House of Lords before COVID-19.

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