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Written answers

Thursday, 25 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • 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 undertake a review of its approach to capital spending in...

    • Biofuels: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2020 to Question 46196, on Biofuels: Public Consultation, if his Department will publish the (a) responses to the...

      M67: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Highways England on removing litter on the Junction 2 on-sliproad to the M67 in Denton.

      M67: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for the reconstruction of the bridge at St Anne’s Road, Denton at Junction 2 of the M67; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on extending provisional driving licence expiry dates in response to the...

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he undertook an equality impact assessment of the suspension of free travel for under-18s in London.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made requests to (a) train operating companies and (b) Transport for London to undertake customer surveys to estimate the level of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents involving cars there were in Herefordshire in 2019.

      Department for Transport: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on (a) opinion polling and (b) focus groups in each month since January 2019.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hydrogen: Investment and Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives from businesses on (a) investment plans and (b) the potential for job...

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to ensure that the EPC action plan due to be published later in 2020 ensures that...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to establish a UK-wide hydrogen strategy.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) solar panels and (b) wind turbines his Department's buildings (a) have in 2020 and (b) had in each of the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce the Government’s strategy for achieving a low carbon economy in accordance with its...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will extend eligibility for the Coronavirus Bounceback Loan Scheme to incoming proprietors of long-established...

      Redundancy: Debenhams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will undertake an investigation into compliance with statutory rules on (a) notice and (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department's share of the Official Development Assistance will decrease in the event of a decrease in GNI.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is signing new funding agreements for projects funded by Official Development Assistance.

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to provide (a) financial, (b) technical and (c) capacity building support to the Government of...

      Sri Lanka: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on the contamination of the water supply in the Jaffna Peninsula...

      Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure those responsible in Afghanistan for the (a) attack on a maternity hospital and...

      Nigeria: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will introduce mandatory training for staff of his Department in Nigeria on (a) patterns of discrimination and conflict...

      Yu Wensheng

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the Chinese government about the imprisonment of human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng following...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on the composition of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s...

      Marine Environment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a senior UK Government Minister plans to attend the fourth session of the Inter-Governmental Conference when it is...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance his Department has spent in India in each of the last five years.

      Development Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans for it to remain Government policy that it should meet the poverty reduction obligations as set...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that EU structural funding for Northern Ireland is replaced by other Government funding after the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Protective Clothing: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of the (a) Chinese and (b) Indian companies selling medical (i) surgical gowns, (ii) masks and (iii) other...

    • Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which body is responsible for giving regulatory approval for a (a) new design of PPE clothing and (b) new supplier's PPE product.

      Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the British companies manufacturing personal protective equipment for European countries on the...

      Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many UK companies he has commissioned to manufacture (a) ffp2 and (b) ffp3 masks since 1 March 2020; and what the average weekly...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to (a) respond to and (b) process offers to supply personal protective equipment from...

      Cystic Fibrosis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government plans to make available for people with cystic fibrosis and others who are extremely vulnerable who may be...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) quantity and (b) types of personal protective equipment the Government has procured from the 3M factory in Darlington.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the decision of 19 March 2020 that covid-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID),...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide adequate supplies of FFP3 face masks to health and dentistry workers.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to help ensure that people in shielding isolation during the covid-19 outbreak have access to...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library the background material on which the Deputy Chief Medical Officer announced on 20 March 2020 that the...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of civil servants working on procurement of personal protective equipment for (a) the NHS, (b)...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) value of Government PPE procurement contracts and (b) proportion of personal protective equipment...

      Coronavirus: Nike

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he was made aware of the Swindon Nike store and Sunderland Head Office being sanitised after the covid-19 outbreak at the Nike...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to care homes on the (a) clinical and (b) other criteria that should be taken into account on...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all dental practices can access the (a) personal protective and (b) other equipment...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the rollout of large-scale, rapid testing for covid-19 in cares homes in Rother Valley constituency.

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the covid-19 testing of children under five years of age...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse is for each contract for the running of a UK covid-19 testing centre; and how many tests each such...

      Coronavirus: Twickenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests have been carried out in the Twickenham Stadium covid-19 testing site each day since its establishment; and what its daily...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake a review of how NHS procurement rules could be changed to benefit domestic manufacturing of personal protective...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of how (a) older and (b) vulnerable residents in (i) sheltered accommodation and (ii) limited access to...

      Coronavirus: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to tackle the delay in medical professionals adding patients that are clinically vulnerable to covid-19 to...

      Diabetes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what processes are in place to monitor variation in the prescribing of technologies for people with diabetes in formularies throughout...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government’s criteria are for the application of the precautionary principle in relation to public health risks; on what...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who do not have a car and therefore cannot access drive-through covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of home testing kits for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) medical evidence his Department has considered on and (b) recent assessment his Department has made of the reliability of (i)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of home testing kits for covid-19 and tests conducted by healthcare...

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on health outcomes of (a) delayed and (b) cancelled treatments for patients with (i) multiple...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which suppliers the Government has contracts with to provide personal protective equipment to social care providers.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of Government-provided covid-19 swab kit tests sent in the post are (a) returned and (b) correctly administered.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of covid-19 home testing kits are sent out and not returned in (a) each region and (b) the UK.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of personal protective equipment in the event that the covid-19 reproduction (R)...

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2020 to Question 27500 and with reference to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259019 on Gender...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities at risk of an increase in covid-19 cases in their areas are able to procure...

      Children: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any steps are being taken to enable personal protective equipment to be reused by the NHS and care sector.

      Hospitals: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS patients were triaged under the Frailty Index mechanism in (a) March, (b) April and (c) May 2020.

      Coronavirus: Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to issue revised guidance for managing a funeral during the covid-19 outbreak; and what changes the Government...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the level of risk of dentists using FFP2 masks instead of FFP3 masks when carrying out...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in each country in Europe have (a) been infected by Covid-19 and (b) died of Covid-19; and how many of those people are BAME.

      Hearing Impairment: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including hearing screening in the NHS Health Checks programme offered to people...

      Coronavirus: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the average mortality rate for covid-19 per 100,000 people is higher in Wirral than the average mortality rate in (a)...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people that died of non-covid-19 causes in (a) care homes and (b) the community saw a GP in the week before they died (i) in...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that health guidance on covid-19 for people with underlying conditions has been made...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library a copy of the relevant scientific advice upon which the current shielding guidance for the clinically...

      Public Health: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent from ring-fenced public health budgets in each year since 2012.

      Cancer: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the implementation of the NHS Cancer Plan of the loss of income of medical...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of personal protective equipment procured by the Government during the covid-19 outbreak has been manufactured by UK...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase mental health service provision for 18-25 year olds who have reported mental health issues...

      Exercise Cygnus: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Exercise Cygnus that took place in 2016, what the findings of that exercise were in relation to care homes; and whether...

      Health Visitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effect of the redeployment of health visitors on the wellbeing of babies and families...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Nusinersen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sufferers of spinal muscular atrophy have not yet received the drug spinraza for which they are eligible following the decision...

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Health and Safety Executive on including in Government guidance on approved hand sanitisers...

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the number of high dose steroids a severe asthma patient would be prescribed for including that category of condition in the...

      Asthma: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with severe asthma are on the shielded patients list.

      Department of Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the dates of meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers have had with (i) Professor Kevin Fenton, (ii) Professor John Newton...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings published by Age UK on 10 June 2020 that some care home residents are being required to pay extra fees to...

      Protective Clothing: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making mandatory the use of face coverings in shops in response to the...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of deploying temperature checks more extensively to reduce the risk of covid-19 being...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the covid-19 diagnostic antibody tests being (a) evaluated and (b) supported by the Government contain animal-derived antibodies.

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the vulnerability of people with diabetes to covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the role that temperature screening cameras in public places could play in helping the safe...

      Postnatal Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assesssment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 outbreak on the (a) physical health, (b) mental health, and (c) safety...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on waiting lists for CAMHS.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will endorse a covid-19 symptom study app similar to those endorsed by the Scottish and Welsh governments.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to commission research into the long terms effects of covid-19 on people whose symptoms last longer than three weeks.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the validity of reports that the NHS track and trace app will not work in (a) Croydon, (b) London and (c)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to introduce (a) immunity passports or (b) other systems of health certification for covid-19.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of protections for NHS whistle-blowers and their ability to publicly raise concerns on...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student nurses in (a) Yorkshire and Humber and (b) the UK were given paid placements in the NHS as part of recruitment measures...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific evidence was used to support the policy that covid-19 tests were not provided to care homes with residents under 65.

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of the provision of mental health services for BAME children.

      NHS: Sanitary Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of need for period product provision in NHS facilities.

      Midwives: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age profile is of NHS midwives; and how many NHS midwives in each age category are (a) UK nationals and (b) nationals of an EU...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Prime Minister's announcement of 21 May 2020, on the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS workers will include the dependants of...

      Ophthalmic Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the College of Optometrists on enabling opticians to safely resume their services as the covid-19...

      Ophthalmic Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when opticians will be able to reopen for routine appointments as part of the easing of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Eyesight: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure individuals with (a) glaucoma and (b) other eye conditions are diagnosed and treated...

      Mental Illness: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people have been given compulsory Community Treatment Orders following first episode psychosis in each of...

      Mental Illness: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which mental health conditions can be subject to a Community Treatment Order.

      Mental Illness: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department is undertaking on first episode psychosis and the long-term effect of anti-psychotic drugs.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the dates of meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with representatives of Apple and Google to discuss their...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department are working on a covid-19 tracing app.

      Hepatitis: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including hepatitis C in the Public Health England Public Health Outcomes...

      Hepatitis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people commenced treatment for hepatitis C in the financial year 2019-20, by operational delivery network area.

      Visual Impairment: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is an exception to the 2 metre social distancing rule to allow people with visual impairments to seek help from passers-by...

      Hospitals: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to permit family visits to patients with dementia in hospital during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Hospitals: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on hospital patients with dementia of the recent bans on family visits as a result of the...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the covid-19 social care taskforce plans to make an assessment of the effect of covid-19 on people affected by dementia.

      Deloitte: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2020 to Question 48980 on Deloitte: Coronavirus, to whom Deloitte is required to report positive cases...

      Deloitte: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2020 to Question 48980 on Deloitte: Coronavirus, whether his office was involved in the negotiation of...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to review the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on delivery of the Childhood Obesity Action Plan.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Childhood Obesity Plan, when the calorie reduction programme will be implemented; and whether that programme will...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many oncology combination therapies have been assessed by NICE via the Single Technology Appraisal process; how many of those...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NICE will make an assessment of the potential merits of changing the cost-effectiveness thresholds for new combination therapies...

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure blood cancer patients can access chemotherapy and systemic anti-cancer therapies (a) safely and (b) in...

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients with (a) blood cancer and (b) multiple myeloma have had their treatment switched from intravenous to oral treatment...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many drive through covid-19 tests have been carried out in (a) Bedfordshire and (b) England in each month since 23 March 2020; and...

      Mental Health Services: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate local provision of mother and baby mental health units for people in West Lancashire constituency.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the UK-wide Covid-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan, what recent assessment he has made of the equitable...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the UK-wide Covid-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan, how many items have been sold to suppliers by Public...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 39482, if he will confirm whether he has had discussions with the Health and Safety...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests performed at home were sent to testing centres on each day from 27 April 2020 to 5 May 2020.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential for increases in post-viral complications, symptoms and ME as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for International Development

    • China: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has spent in China in each of the last five years.

    • India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has spent in India in each of the last five years.

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

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

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support the families of pupils on free school meals in the Hendon constituency during the school summer holidays in 2020.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy that all children will return to school at the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools and teachers on dealing with children refusing to abide by two metre social distancing requirements.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an estimate of the amount of income lost by schools that usually raise funds through building lettings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Coronaviruse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to vulnerable children in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Kidsgrove during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to protect children and young people online during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 lockdown on the provision of financial education to primary school pupils by (a) teachers and...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who he consulted in making the decision not to extend the free school meals voucher scheme over the school summer holidays in 2020.

      Higher Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of online education compared to face to face learning in universities.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of eligible pupils that did not register for free school meals in each of the financial years...

      Home Education: Sheffield South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 57089 on Home Education: Sheffield South East, how many laptops were requested by Sheffield City...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that white working class children do not fall further behind in educational outcomes as a result of the covid-19...

      Social Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children’s’ social workers have been (a) shielding and (b) in self isolation in each month since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what are the current legal monitoring requirements for children placed on short break placements.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to debate on 10 June, Official Report, col 353, when will she update the House on the changes made by Adoption and Children...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the funding of school sport in the academic year 2020-21.

      Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the KiVa anti-bullying programme on tackling (a) bullying and (b) racist bullying.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the free school meals voucher scheme to children aged between two and four during the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will meet with (a) teachers, (b) headteachers, (c) relevant experts, (d) unions and (e) opposition politicians in the coming days to achieve a...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the additional £650 million of funding for school catch-up plans, announced on 19 June 2020, is derived from funding reallocated within...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press release entitled Billion pound Covid catch-up plan to tackle impact of lost teaching time, published on gov.uk on 19 June...

      Erasmus+ Programme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on ensuring that Northern Ireland can continue to participate in the Erasmus+...

      Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to help ensure (a) the safety of and (b) presence of a teacher at all on-line classes.

      Home Education: Walthamstow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) laptops and (b) tablets have been distributed to children in Walthamstow through the Government's scheme to ensure disadvantaged children...

      Sixth Form Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support sixth form education in (a) England and (b) Greater Manchester during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of staffing levels at schools while the covid-19 restrictions are in place.

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the number of former teachers that will return to the profession to help tackle problems with capacity as a result of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools that do not have the physical space to deliver full-school education safely by September 2020.

      Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) estimate he has made of the proportion and (b) assessment he has made of the adequacy of BAME representation among (a) pastoral and (b)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if an evaluation of the pilots of in-cell technology in (a) HMP Wayland and (b) HMP Berwyn has been completed.

    • Wayland Prison: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May to Question 41404 on Prison Accommodation: Technology, when his Department plans to publish the report on the digital...

      Ministry of Justice: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) solar panels and (b) wind turbines have been installed on each of the buildings on his Department's estate in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequate provision of (a) accommodation and (b) support for prisoners on release.

      Reoffenders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders who have been recalled to prison since the practice of quarantining new entrants was introduced have spent the entire period of their...

      Legal Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how his Department ensures that the office of the Legal Ombudsman does not discriminate against people suffering from mental health issues during the...

      Legal Profession: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of use of non-disclosure agreements by legal professionals; and what steps his department is...

      Judiciary: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is provided to the judicary on supporting people in court with learning disabilities; and if he will make a statement.

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to prioritise cases in which a person on remand has a Custody Time Limit that (a) has expired and (b) is about to expire.

      Social Entitlement Chamber: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to provide the option of hearings by video link for all appeal hearings in the Social Entitlement Chamber (First-tier Tribunal (Social...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the Standard Monthly Payments received by legal aid firms to support those firms during...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2020 to Question 58798 on Prisoners' Release: Homelessness, what estimate he has made of how much funding will be...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2020 to Question 58798 on Prisoners' Release: Homelessness, how much funding his Department has received to support...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2020 to Question 58798 on Prisoners' Release: Homelessness, whether his Department has a long-term plan to address the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure (a) ethical and (b) resilient supply chains are prioritised in (i) her Department's policies and (ii)...

    • Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the need to introduce a trade, food and farming standards commission to ensure food imports continue to meet...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Occupancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial support for people living in...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make the accessible and adaptable standard M4(2) Category 2 the mandatory baseline for all new homes.

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the need for free specialist housing rights advice as a result of the...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which 20 buildings with ACM cladding systems in Tower Hamlets were identified as unlikely to meet Building Regulations...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to extend the ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments during the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Faculty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what procurement process was undertaken before the award of contracts to Faculty Science Ltd; what work that company...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to allocate additional funding to local housing authorities to help those authorities procure...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) potential number and (b) redundancies to date in the residential...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of the construction of social housing to the...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for the funding of the Affordable Homes Programme.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2020 to Question 903194 on Immigrants: Finance, what funding streams local...

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to provide live-streaming of funerary services during...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he announced that Operation Northmoor had been concluded; and how that official announcement made.

    • Afghanistan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the conclusions of Operation Northmoor.

      Afghanistan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what communication Ministers in his Department have had with personnel under investigation as part of Operation Northmoor in relation to the conclusion...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish her Department's assessment of the effect of the £20 a week uplift to universal credit during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was for Ministers of her Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the last...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of total claimants in receipt of personal independence payment died between (a) March and May 2020, and (b) March...

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants in receipt of employment support allowance died between (a) March and May 2020 and (b) March and May...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants in receipt of income support died between (a) March and May 2020 and (b) March and May 2019.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants in receipt of universal credit died between (a) March to May 2020, and (b) March to May 2019.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants in receipt of the limited capability for work component of universal credit died (a) from March to...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to review the suspension of face-to-face (a) work capability and (b) personal independence payment assessments...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments have been completed in each month since 1 February 2020.

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what stage his Department's investigations into cases of universal credit scams for claimants in Halton constituency are; and when those...

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking with the Child Maintenance Service to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are protected from financial control.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend the temporary suspension of sanctioning in the welfare system beyond 30 June 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available for people who do not qualify for sick pay or universal credit and who are required to self-isolate.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) universal credit and (b) legacy benefits in Scotland had awards that were reduced by the tariff income rules (i)...

      Thriving At Work Leadership Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has made to include trades union representation on the Thriving at Work Leadership Council.

      Pensions: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department taking to tackle the gap in pension income for (a) people who are BAME, (b) women and (c) low paid earners.

      Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the future retirement income of (a) women, (b) BAME workers,...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that health and safety standards are maintained in meat processing plants throughout the UK.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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...

    • Cats: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the compulsory micro-chipping of cats.

      Forests: Commodities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of the recommendation of the Global Resource Initiative...

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a food standards commission to ensure that the standard...

      Highly Protected Marine Areas: Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Benyon Review Into Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs), if he will take steps to ensure that, as in...

      *No heading*

      Whether he plans to maintain food and drink standards after the transition period.

  • Home Office

    • Religious Sects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has an agreed definition of a cult.

    • Home Office: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of climate change on the work of her Department; and what steps she is taking in response to that...

      Counter-terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the police have adequate provisions to counter terrorist content online.

      Ofcom: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what enforcement mechanisms Ofcom will be given to regulate tech companies.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firefighters were available for duty in (a) Cumbria, (b) West Yorkshire, (c) Lancashire, (d) Greater Manchester and (e) London in...

      Offenders: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 12377, on Offenders: Radicalism, if she will list the (a) knowledge and (b) skills...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to clause 20 of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, whether a timetable has been agreed for the (a)...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to improve Action Fraud's performance.

      Domestic Abuse: West Midlands Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 400 domestic abuse suspects recently arrested by West Midlands Police were released to go back to live with the person they...

      Domestic Abuse: Parents and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment Government has made of whether there has been an increase in adolescent to parent violence and abuse during the lockdown due...

      Offences Against Children: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions the Government has had with the European Commission on the volume of child sexual abuse images and videos hosted in Europe.

      Counter-terrorism: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all Prevent strategy projects commissioned by local authorities are also directly approved by her Department.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when asylum seeker interviews that have been put on hold in response to the covid-19 outbreak will restart.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that (a) Asylum Support rates receive a £20 covid-related uplift in line with universal credit and (b)...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, pursuant to to the Answer of 7 May 2020 to Question 42081 on Asylum: Detention Centres and the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 46686 on...

      Death Certificates: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to include ethnicity on death certificates.

      Police: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many notices have been issued by police forces in England under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each of...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on the reopening of registry offices to enable people who wish to marry to...

      Migrant Workers: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she plans to commence the NHS surcharge exemption for migrant doctors.

      Slavery: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to regularly publish data on the number of victims of modern slavery in immigration detention.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 57247 on British Nationality: Assessments, how long after testing resumes will...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what covid-19 related funding and support is available to people with Leave to Remain.

  • Scotland Office

    • Unemployment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on trends in the level of unemployment in Scotland in the last three years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution of 28 April 2020, Official Report, column 218, how many face coverings have been produced since 28 April 2020.

    • Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Secretary is undertaking an inquiry into the circumstances by which the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason (a) weddings and (b) weddings with the minimum number of five people are not being allowed to be conducted during the current stage of...

      Land: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much publicly owned land has been sold by the Government in each of the last five years.

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Race Disparity Audit, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the explain or change approach adopted by the...

      Civil Service: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the use of non-disclosure agreements in the civil service for settling cases involving racial discrimination or...

      Elections: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether EU citizens (a) with pre-settled or settled status and (b) without such status will be eligible to (i) stand as candidates in and (ii) vote in...

      Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has issued to businesses on shipping goods (a) to and (b) from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK in preparation for...

      Prime Minister: Public Opinion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the office of the Prime Minister spent on (a) opinion polling and (b) focus groups in each month since January 2019.

  • Treasury

    • Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making items of personal protective equipment exempt from VAT (a) in the short term to support...

    • Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Barnett consequentials are for Scotland with regards to the £1 billion education catch-up fund announced on 19 June 2020.

      Tourism: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to protect jobs in the (a) travel and (b) tourism industries, which operate domestic and overseas school trips, beyond the current...

      Investment Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether companies have paid dividends while in receipt of the Government's covid-19 support packages.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that taxpayers who are unable to make an application for the Self Employment Grant Scheme themselves can have their...

      Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government's financial support to organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise...

      Employment: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support he plans to offer new starters who cannot claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and have (a) been denied furlough pay by...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the long term financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) women, (b) BAME workers, (c) self employed...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Orchestras: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on orchestras; and if he will make a statement.

    • Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support Adult Gaming Centres.

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of the public have written to his Department in support of the Save the Independent Press campaign.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking support (a) theatres, (b) museums and (c) other tourist attractions in Wolverhampton after...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to support the tourism sector in Mid Wales as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional financial support he plans to allocate to the arts sector to protect (a) salaried and (b) freelance workers.

      Musicians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Departments has to issue guidance to (a) singers, (b) wind and brass players and (c) other musicians on (i)...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Police

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will publish the (a) dates and (b) changes that have been made to policing...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment the Commission has made of the effectiveness of changes implemented on...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, with reference to Public Health England's report, Beyond the data: understanding the impact of covid-19 on BAME groups, published June...

    • Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on reducing waiting times for NHS gender identity services.

      Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will publish the (a) terms of reference for and (b) names of the (i) chair and (ii) commission members of the commission on race.

  • Department for Transport

    • Merchant Shipping: Safety Measures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons for delaying the incorporation of amendments to regulations arising from international conventions and obligations into the draft Merchant...

    • A1: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring forward plans to widen the A1 between Darrington and Doncaster; and what steps they are taking to ensure any such plans (1) help boost...

      Railways: Hygiene

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) cleanliness, and (2) hygiene, on passenger trains in England.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, or intend to take, to enforce the requirement for passengers on public transport to use face coverings.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the future support for low carbon heat consultation failed to include the option of large-scale heat pump projects, and proposed support only for off-grid...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to send ministerial level representation to the EU–UN Brussels Conference on 30 June; and, if not, what steps they plan to take (1)...

    • Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure meaningful women's participation in forthcoming political negotiations on Syria; and what steps they will take include a...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to build consensus among United Nations Security Council members on renewing UNSC Resolution 2504 on Syria; and whether they are...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an international contact group to ensure that the government of China respects their (1) legal, and (2) moral,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to (1) support the UN Secretary-General’s appeal on 23 March and reiterated on 3 April for a global ceasefire in response to...

  • Wales Office

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's exit from the EU on the ports of Holyhead and Fishguard.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of providing the current free school meals voucher scheme during the upcoming summer holidays. [T]

    • Apprentices: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Prime Minister on 3 June that young people “should be guaranteed an apprenticeship”, what plans they have to...

      Children: Computers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children who normally attend school in (1) Lancashire, and (2) Pendle, have (a) no access to a computer or laptop, and (b) been provided with a laptop.

      GCE A-level: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure the calculated grades given to students due to sit A Level exams this summer are fair.

      Children: Temperature

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require that children's temperatures be monitored during the school day.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliament: Art Works

      The Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are, if any, to survey statues, pictures and items on display on the Parliamentary Estate to assess whether (1) their display is appropriate, and (2)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Boilers: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require statutory inspections of boilers and pressure vessels to be conducted by inspectors who they (1) appoint, and (2) fund.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how wildlife crime, including the illegal killing of raptors and illegal use of traps and snares, has been affected by the...

    • Aarhus Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they now plan to ratify the Aarhus Convention.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements have to be fulfilled before a person who has been granted political asylum in the UK can (1) be granted UK citizenship and (2) be issued...

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 May (HL4183), what proportion of the increase of 26p a day in asylum support is...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the proposal for a two-year graduate work visa for international students will take effect.

      Personation: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make the creation of false personas online, for the purpose of coercing people into fraudulent relationships, a criminal offence.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conditions for child refugees in Greece; what humanitarian and medical aid they have provided to those...

  • Department for International Development

    • UNRWA: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they have made to the budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in (1) 2017, (2) 2018,...

    • Gaza: New Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage new technological enterprises in Gaza.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the Northern Ireland Troubles-related incident victims payments scheme.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their trade agreements will not be made with businesses which (1) exist within, or (2) support, any Israeli settlement...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications under World Trade Organisation rules of goods entering from outside the EU if (1) there is no free trade...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of regional broadcasting in the process of levelling up the regions of England; and what discussions they (1) have had,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been released under the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the scheme.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Community Relations: Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to meet members of Bangladeshi communities in order (1) to address the community's concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on the...

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