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Written answers

Friday, 26 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the progress on the delivery of the Transpennine Rail upgrade.

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Transpennine Rail upgrade project will commence.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what route the upgraded Transpennine Rail will take.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of budget required for the Transpennine rail upgrade.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the benefits of the Transpennine Rail Upgrade to passengers and commuters.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of zero emission buses in rural areas.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve accessibility for disabled people using the rail network.

      Railways: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department plans to make available to local rail providers to improve infrastructure and rail connections (a) through the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether each train operator with a franchise agreement with his Department has been asked to provide options for revenue maximisation such as...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether each train company with a franchise agreement has been asked to identify opportunities it is pursuing for further efficiencies in relation to...

      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 evidence of its potential to raise additional (a)...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional funding provided by Government in (a) March, (b) April and (c) May 2020 to (i) Thamselink, (ii) c2c, (iii)...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he (a) has appointed, or (b) intends to appoint an external advisor to the board of each train operator with a franchise agreement with his...

      Department for Transport: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 52100, on High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tree Planting, who fulfils the role of Early Works Contractors...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable the use of e-scooters on roads.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to extend the remit of the rental e-scooter trial scheme to include the use of privately purchased e-scooters.

      Cycling: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has allocated to (a) Stoke-on-Trent City Council and (b) Staffordshire County Council to increase the availability of road...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 51817 on Tidal Power: Swansea Bay, what range of hurdle rates,...

    • Rolls-Royce: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government had with representatives of Rolls Royce on job retention in the last three months; and...

      Multinational Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help prevent multinational corporations creating private monopolies during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make urgent representations to the Government of Saudi Arabia requesting the release of (a) female activists and (b)...

    • Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to include the UK’s relationship with (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) other countries with similar human rights...

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to include Turkish Cypriot representatives in discussions on the future of (a) the UK's involvement in...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) support and (b) promote the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

      Palestinians: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help protect Palestinian Christians from aggression.

      Jerusalem: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that Israel enables Christians from all nations to (a) visit and (b) have access to Holy...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to EDM 464, Proposed Israeli annexation of part of the West Bank.

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the Government of Turkey on the aerial attack by Turkish jets on (a) the...

      Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid and Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Government of Bahrain on (a) the fairness of the trials of Zuhair and...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart on the protection of press freedom in Turkey.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he plans to take to support border areas in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with Wirral Council on the implementation of the test and trace system for covid-19.

    • Non-departmental Public Bodies: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make an assessment of the merits of requiring (a) NHS England and (b) other non-departmental public bodies to publish...

      Pregnancy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for his Department's receipt of the findings of the Government-funded research by the National Institute of Health...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when a timetable for removing the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS and care workers will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Quality Commission: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inspectors have been employed by the Care Quality Commission in each of the last three years.

      Care Quality Commission: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what hotel accommodation costs have been incurred by the Care Quality Commission in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Education

    • Languages: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Key Stage Four students are studying a foreign language.

    • Languages: Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Key Stage Five students are studying a foreign language.

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to extend the Primary PE and Sport Premium beyond 2020-21; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 52591, and with reference to the recommendation to accelerate the development of culturally...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding will be allocated to the Primary PE and Sport Premium in academic year 2020-21.

      Sixth Form Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support sixth form education during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 55133 on Schools: Coronavirus, for what reasons his Department is not reimbursing schools...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on teacher (a) recruitment and (b) retention.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of supply teachers that have accessed support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations contained in the report entitled, Time for a Clean Slate;...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce disparities in funding levels for pupils in London schools and pupils in schools outside of London.

      Students: Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of social distancing on levels of loneliness among students in primary and secondary schools.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide further support for students who have fallen behind in their studies during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been allocated to vulnerable children in Warrington during the period of school closures due to the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • War Memorials: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the penalties for criminal damage of war memorials and other monuments of national...

    • Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official Report, column 147, what the terms of reference are of the independent review into the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Renewable Energy

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

    • Riot Control Weapons: Saudi Arabia and USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) value and (b) amount was of goods listed in export licences granted for the export of (i) rubber bullets, (ii) tear gas, (iii)...

      Exports: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many export licences were granted for export to (a) the Minneapolis Police Department, (b) the New York Police Department, (c) the Los...

      Open Individual Export Licences: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to page 673 of the 2018 Strategic Export Controls Country Pivot Report, if she will publish all end user data associated with...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) solar panels and (b) wind turbines his Department's buildings (a) have in 2020 and (b) had in each of the...

    • Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the affordability of the housing element of Westferry Printworks site plan...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times he has given planning permission against a planning inspector’s recommendation; and if he will...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of contribution made by local authorities to raising building standards for...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) poverty and (b) overcrowding on the liklehood of (i)...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has he made of the economic effect of covid-19 on places of worship; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

    • Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to refurbish a RAF Voyager in Union Jack colours for ministerial travel; what the cost of that refurbishment is; and if he will...

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what cost benefit analysis has been carried out on the plans to refurbish an RAF Voyager for ministerial travel in the colours of the Union Jack; and if...

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how might flights RAF Voyager was used for ministerial travel in each of the last five years.

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the (a) Prime Minister or (b) Prime Minister's office requested that RAF Voyager be painted in the colours of the Union Jack.

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) Her Majesty the Queen or (b) Her Majesty the Queen's household was consulted on the changes to the colour of RAF Voyager.

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the evidential basis that the re-painting of RAF Voyager in the colours of the Union Jack will (a) boost international trade and (b)...

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the RAF has raised any security implications with regard to re-painting RAF Voyager in the colours of the Union Jack when that aircraft is used...

      Afghanistan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date was Operation Northmoor concluded by his Department.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the £20 hardship payment allocated to universal credit claimants was not also allocated to legacy Jobseeker's Allowance...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      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 sanctioning in the welfare system beyond 30 June 2020.

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that people continue to have access to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) while...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Renewable Energy

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

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to review the suspension of the requirement to attend Jobcentre appointments during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to review the uplift to universal credit.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the average number of separate pension pots held by people who are also a member of an auto-enrolment...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of private renters who would be ineligible for universal credit on the basis of (a) their status as a...

      Universal Credit: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have received a payment under the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote British food producers based in Staffordshire.

    • Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that financially vulnerable people have access to the food and necessities that they need...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the £63 million of local welfare assistance to be used by local authorities announced by the Prime...

      Wines: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 54850 on Wine: Imports, what estimate he has made of the number of VI-1...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on food and drink...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to hold discussion with the fishing community on the redesign or replacement of the under-10m CatchApp.

  • Home Office

    • Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extradition requests were made by the UK to the USA during the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2019; and of those requests (a)...

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to answer Questions 311, 312 and 313 tabled by the hon. Member for Croydon North on 20 December 2019.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 16 October 2019 to freedom of information request 54536, for what reason 89.5 per cent of administrative...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status of European arrest warrants issued prior to the UK leaving the EU will be after the UK's withdrawal.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 4306 tabled on 16 January 2020.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 4307 tabled on 16 January 2020.

      Terrorism: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of full surveillance of a convicted terrorist after...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the date of receipt was of the oldest outstanding asylum claim.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what services the Government has made available for vulnerable (a) children and (b) adults who are at risk of domestic abuse during the...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the cost of Government-arranged accommodation for international arrivals who have not arranged accommodation in which to quarantine...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide a means for individuals to challenge Fixed Penalty Notices under the Health Protection (Coronavirus,...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 4 Student Visa applications were submitted in the period January to June (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 4 Student Visas were granted in the period January to June (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      Migrant Workers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend the eligibility to apply for the proposed NHS Visa to social care staff.

      British Nationality: Latvia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Latvian nationals have received British citizenship in the last 10 years.

      Greek Islands: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children the Government plans to resettle from the Greek Islands under the Dublin Agreement in 2020.

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will enable next of kin to register births by telephone during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor for the Exchequer on support for the wholesale food and drink sector in Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.182 of Budget 2020, what the timeframe is for the publication of the call for evidence on pension administration.

    • Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the UK budget deficit by the end of 2020; and what that deficit equates to per household.

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value is of notes and coins in pounds sterling in circulation in the (a) UK and (b) rest of the world.

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of gilts issued in the (a) UK and (b) rest of the world.

      Treasury: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a hydrogen strategy similar to those in (a) Germany, (b) Norway, (c) Canada, (d) the...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an economic assessment of the potential merits of establishing a UK digital currency reserve bank.

      Non-domestic Rates and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend eligibility for (a) the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and (b) Business Rates Relief to food and drink wholesalers that...

      Child Care Vouchers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents are able to access the funds remaining in their Childcare Voucher accounts to help them support their...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many reports of abuse of the furlough scheme the Government has received; and what progress he has made in investigating them.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the number of firms using the furlough scheme towards the cost of redundancy payments.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to make available to recently self-employed people who are ineligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme as a result of...

      Hospitality Industry and Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce VAT on tourism and hospitality-related activities to 5 per cent.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the RTI Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme deadline for company directors on annual payroll schemes.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Staffordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the number of grants provided through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can be used to cover redundancy costs.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the business rates holiday for the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors to the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the average broadband speed in rural areas in 2010.

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of households were able to access a broadband service delivering (a) a download speed of at least 10 Mbps and...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of rural households were able to access a broadband service delivering (a) a download speed of at least 10...

      Monuments: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to protect and promote monuments in the United Kingdom.

      Football Association Premier League: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which 5 countries did not air the restart of the Premier League this month.

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department made of the sustainability of local commercial radio as a result of the announcement by Bauer...

      Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of social media platforms on protecting vulnerable people with anxiety...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory public inquiries being undertaken by his Department.

      Twitter: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of Twitter on moderating hate speech towards people with...

      Social Media: Bullying and Harassement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to help ensure that people with Down’s Syndrome are able to use social media platforms without fear of...

      Armed Conflict: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress is being made on the repatriation from the UK to Zimbabwe of the remains of (a) Mbuya Nehanda, (b) Sekuru Kaguvi...

      Art Works and Human Remains: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what processes his Department has in place to respond to requests for repatriations of colonial artefacts and human remains...

      Sports: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse of minors by sports coaches; and if he will make a statement.

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the effect of the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Opinion

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

  • Prime Minister

  • Home Office

    • Ethnic Groups: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish for each of the last five years the number of black and minority ethnic (BAME) people who were killed either by murder or...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the International Federation of Journalists’ draft UN International Convention on the safety and independence of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the latest scientific research on the amount of time that the COVID-19 virus remains potent on different kinds of surface;...

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