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Written answers

Monday, 29 June 2020

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Protective Clothing: Textiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is an adequate supply of fabric for industry and voluntary groups to provide...

    • Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new ventilators have been purchased from outside the UK since 31 January 2020.

      Protective Clothing: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many items of personal protective equipment have been shipped from the UK in each month of 2020.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) ffp2 and (b) ffp3 masks have been (i) manufactured in the UK and (ii) imported into the UK in each week since 1 March 2020.

      Protective Clothing: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that transparent face masks are provided for health and care staff who are treating deaf...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Population-wide Testing, contact Tracing and Isolation to bring the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of regional lockdowns where there is a high covid-19 infection rate.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of levels of technological literacy amongst high-risk older population on the use of the...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of a potential increase in cancer mortality rates as a result of delays to treatment and surgery arising from...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it is policy on HIV to set out a plan to (a) reduce inequalities in HIV services, (b) tackle stigma and discrimination...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to ensure that the breast cancer imaging and diagnostic workforce has sufficient capacity to manage the...

      Cancer: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing covid- 19 free safe spaces within hospitals for the treatment...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing free vaccinations against influenza in advance of winter 2020 to...

      Cancer: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to include data collection on psychological and emotional wellbeing in future National Cancer Patient...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for the roll-out of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy; and if he will make a statement.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) sexual health services and (b) contraceptive services are delivered to full...

      Coronavirus: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent a rise in alcohol use during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse is of the (a) establishment of the NHS Test and Trace system and (b) recruitment of 25,000 NHS Test and...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the procurement process for the contract to operate covid-19 contact tracing services began; and if he will make a statement.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the production of windowed face masks.

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 52266, on Care Homes: Protective Clothing, if his Department will list the designated...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to to Answer of 10 June 2020 to Question HL3357, how many new supply lines have been secured by the cross-Government personal...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) extent and (b) terms of Zühlke Engineering’s involvement has been in the management and development of the NHS...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department have made on rolling out the CARE brand.

      Coronavirus: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that emotional support through contact with family members for adults in supported living...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the recommended social distance from two meters to 0.5 meters.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued on covid-19 testing for people who have relatives in care homes; and when people will be able to...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the governance arrangements are for the development of the NHS COVID-19 app.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what lessons his Department learned from the development phase of the centralised coronavirus contact-tracing app; and which of those...

      Health Professions: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason staff returning to medical practice and recruited to the track and trace service have to undergo two DBS checks.

      Protective Clothing: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidential basis for the Government's decision (a) to require passengers to wear face coverings on public...

      NHS: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of conducting the NHS Health Check on Black, Asian and minority ethnic...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that young people are still able to access child and adolescent mental health services...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that young people who need support for their mental health can (a) be referred to mental...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he has made an assessment of the prevalence of patients experiencing covid-19 symptoms for longer than three weeks.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of patients experiencing prolonged covid-19 symptoms on decisions to ease the covid-19 lockdown...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 free cancer hubs have been established; what (a) procedures and (b) services those hubs provide; and how many of those...

      NHS Trusts: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Trusts in England have provided full standard-of-care access to all four birthing options as set out by NICE in each week...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) home birth services and (b) midwifery units in England have been temporarily closed since 1 March 2020; for what period of...

      Independent Healthcare Providers Network: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the covid-19 contract for all inpatient capacity in England with the Independent Healthcare Providers Network expires; and whether...

      Coronavirus: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address health inequalities in areas of high deprivation that have been exacerbated by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the disproportionate effect on BAME communities of covid-19 in (a) Newport West, (b) Wales and the (c) UK.

      Coronavirus: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the implications for Government policy...

      Coronavirus: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effects of air pollution on people contracting covid-19.

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many bids to supply personal protective equipment were received during the procurement process that resulted in the award of...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the full contracts awarded to (a) Pest Fix and (b) Crisp Websites Ltd for the supply of personal protective equipment...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming the financing of health professionals’ education.

      Coronavirus: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 51929 on Coronavirus: Patients, what the process is for the management of the...

      Treasury: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report of the all-party group on air pollution entitled Air...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the influenza vaccine for winter 2020-21 is administered in a covid-19 safe...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to continue the hospital parking charge exemption for NHS workers beyond the covid-19 outbreak.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional steps he plans to take in 2020 to increase the take up of the flu vaccine by at risk people.

      Influenza: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on whether research has yet been completed on which influenza viruses are expected to be most...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Coronavirus and Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions has he had with acute NHS Hospital Trusts on the safe management of patients presenting at A&E in winter 2020...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason no procurement contracts been published to date relating to the construction and maintenance of the seven Nightingale...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the contracts relating to the construction and maintenance of the seven Nightingale field hospitals will be published.

      Protective Clothing: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Deloitte was awarded for the Government contract to increase British production of protective equipment and source stocks from...

      Coronavirus: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to (a) allocate funding and (b) provide support for rehabilitation and recovery programmes for people...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many companies have been sub-contracted by Serco to undertake covid-19 contact tracing work; and what proportion of the total...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to end the contract agreed with private sector health providers in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has published on how medical research charities and trusts can reclaim staff costs for employees seconded to...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to increase the level of long-term funding allocated to community pharmacies in response to the covid-19...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of pharmacies.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the effectiveness of the community pharmacy sector to help reduce the demand on (a)...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has held with representatives of the pharmacy sector on that sector's role in the next phase of the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to increase legacy benefits in line with recent increases in universal credit.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the average time it takes for the Child Maintenance Service to respond to reports that an ex-partner of a...

      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 and who are required to self-isolate.

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure the continuity of statutory sick pay payments for those individuals asked to continue to shielding beyond 1...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating additional funding to support to patients experiencing prolonged covid-19...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the removal of the spare room subsidy on levels of household income.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will increase the personal allowance of legacy benefits so that they are aligned with universal credit payments.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing her Department's spare room subsidy policy as part of the Government's...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) contract staff in her Department who claim...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that non-graduate education leavers are supported to secure employment as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on the administering of child maintenance of the redeployment of staff from the Child Maintenance...

      Health and Safety Executive: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed in each division or directorate of the Health and Safety Executive in each region in each year since 2008.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what work her Department has undertaken to determine the feasibility of implementing a model of universal basic income throughout the UK.

      Personal Income: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of what lessons can be learned from the conclusions and recommendations in Basic Income...

      *No heading*

      What steps her Department is taking to ensure that single parents are treated equitably within the benefits system during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps her Department is taking to promote opportunities for young people as the economy reopens as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      *No heading*

      What plans she has to review the equity of state pension ages for women.

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Camps: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate the Government has made of the number of children in refugee camps in Greece who have an adult relative in the UK.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020 to Question 3789 on Immigration: EU Nationals, whether her Department has used the electoral roll...

      Detention Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will close (a) Yarl's Wood and (b) other detention centres as a result of covid-19.

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people with (a) ancestry and (b) other visas who have no recourse public funds;and what support...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support will be made available to migrants with insecure immigration status during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Repatriation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes have been made in response to the covid-19 outbreak to arrival procedures at small and private ports and airports for returning...

      Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2020 to Question 23401 which states that confirmation of settled or pre-settled status is not required to...

      Home Office: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the UK have been (a) investigated and (b) charged for displaying the flag or other symbols of Hezbollah since March 2019.

      Repatriation: Charter Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK Visas and Immigration working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation...

      Immigration: Au Pairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what status and rights au pairs will have in the Government's new immigration policy.

      Migrant Workers: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant indefinite leave to remain to NHS staff who have worked during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the termination of the Immigration Health Surcharge to the families of NHS...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on national security of moving the UK passport contract from De La Rue to French-based company...

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Official Development Assistance programmes that her Department funds focus on supporting women and girls.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support is available to people who have travelled to the UK without quarantine accommodation.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department is providing to people travelling to the UK without access to quarantine accommodation.

      Domestic Abuse: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allocating long-term ring-fenced funding to ensure the (a) sustainability and (b)...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Priority Service and Super Priority Service for visa and indefinite leave to remain applications will resume.

      Order of Nine Angles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to proscribe the Order of Nine Angles.

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the activities of Sonnenkrieg Division, System Resistance Network, and National Action since their proscription.

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many health workers (a) were eligible and (b) applied for a visa extension as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to equip and train the fire service to deal with LiBESS fires.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to extend the deadline of 31 October 2020 for Self Assessment paper tax returns for older people in residential care who...

    • Travel: Insurance Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that travel insurance companies are (a) communicating clearly to their consumers and (b) treating them fairly.

      Financial Services: Personation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) mortgage providers and (b) banks on the effect of identity theft on consumers of their products.

      Public Sector Debt: Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date the UK Debt Management Office created an online form to assist with cash gifts to the Donations and Bequests Account for the purposes of...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure victims of the Equitable Life scandal receive their full entitlement of compensation.

      Companies: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a dedicated long-term supply chain investment fund to support UK supply chain companies.

      Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to implement the recommendations contained in Sir Amyas Morse's Loan Charge review published in...

      Taxation: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of not taxing the £500 payment for care workers announced by the Welsh Government.

      Small Businesses: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will he bring forward proposals to extend the business rates relief and grant support for pubs and the hospitality sector to include British-owned small...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister on 10 June 2020 Official Report, column 281, what progress the Government has made on providing...

      Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether short-term measures in the terms of reference of the Government’s business rates review will be implemented at the end of the business rates...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reform Small Brewer relief in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the period in which brewers are able to pay beer duty as a result of the reduction in beer production levels during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing beer duty bills for all British-owned independent brewers to the rate paid in 2019-20 for...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions officials in his Department have had with the retail banking sector on (a) support for business customers who operated unsecured overdraft...

      Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has provided advice to businesses in Northern Ireland on the additional processes that will be required for trade between Northern Ireland and...

      Customs Officers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of (a) how long it takes to train a customs official and (b) the number of customs officials that (i) have been recruited...

      Disease Control: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the financial effect on key workers who have had to self isolate on multiple occasions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Riot Control Weapons: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, under what commodity code headings his Department registers UK exports of (a) tear gas and (b) pepper spray.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal support he plans to put in place for (a) businesses and (b) employees in the event that (i) there is a second wave of the covid-19 outbreak and...

      Pepper spray: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the value of exports of pepper spray to the US in the last five years.

      Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Sir Amyas Morse's Review of the Loan Charge, what estimate he has made of the the number of people now due for a repayment of Voluntary...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of business rates relief allocated to UK supermarkets; whether supermarkets have experienced an (a) expansion or (b)...

      Stonegate Pubs: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Stonegate Pub company limited has received support under the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (b) ability to defer VAT, (c) Coronavirus Large...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how HMRC determines whether a company is based in the UK in terms of eligibility for covid-19-related business support; and whether companies which have UK...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further steps he plans to take to support businesses experiencing significant cashflow problems to pay their staff after the Coronavirus Job Retention...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his Department on the implications for Government policy of the amount of support through the Self-Employed Income Support...

      National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish his assessments of the range of scenarios for gross national income in (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and )c) 2022-23.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on implementing a basic income to support the UK economy’s recovery as the covid-19 lockdown...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide additional support to businesses which will not be allowed to reopen on 4 July 2020 as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions HMRC have held with business representatives on when the trialling of the new Goods Vehicle Movement Service for trade between Great...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to support self-employed people who do not qualify for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme or universal credit and who...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an employer is entitled to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees that are term time workers in relation to periods...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a national museum for the study of Black, Asian and minority ethnic...

    • Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to allow dance and cheerleading studios to reopen safely as the covid-19 lockdown is eased.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to respond to the recommendations of the recent report of the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group.

      Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a covid-19 recovery strategy for voluntary and community sector organisations.

      Arts and Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be lost in 2020 within the arts, heritage and libraries...

      Music: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on the music sector of the scheduled reduction in...

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to enable the re-opening of swimming pools as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased;...

      Gyms and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to enable the re-opening of indoor gyms and sports venues; and and if he will estimate the...

      Casinos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the evidential basis is for the decision not to reopen casinos as part of the next phase of easing the covid-19 lockdown...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

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

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what scientific advice the Government has received on the need for the continued closure of swimming pools during the covid-19...

      Ice Skating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the planned timescale is for reopening indoor ice rinks as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific advice the Government received to support the decision not to reopen swimming pools.

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the swimming sector (a) ahead of and (b) following the decision not to...

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the continued closure of swimming pools during the covid-19 outbreak...

      Leisure and Water Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of including (a) water parks operating on lakes over a designated acreage,...

      Escape Rooms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when escape room experiences will be allowed to reopen during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific advice to the Government on the cricket ball being a natural vector of covid-19.

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional support his Department plans to provide to (a) theatres and (b) the performing arts sector in Cheshire East to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of people working in sectors that have had covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased are from Black, Asian...

    • Business: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business,Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide support to (a) local authorities and (b) Local Resilience Forums for the allocation...

      Arts: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the protection of the intellectual property of people in the creative industries in...

      Intellectual Property: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what new protections are being offered to UK IP legal practitioners who help support IP rights owners after the...

      Sunday Trading: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the Usdaw survey, published on 18...

      Universities: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many universities have accessed the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme.

      Aerospace Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 59788; if will provide a breakdown of the £6 billion figure...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have applied to the local authority discretionary grants fund since it was established; and how...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have applied in each local authority area to the local authority discretionary grants fund since...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding each local authority has been allocated as part of the discretionary grants fund; and how much each...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote awareness by employers of the potential for prolonged covid-19 symptoms.

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 57088 on Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing, what the (a)...

      Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 57088 on Hospitality Industry: Social Distancing, what...

      Sunbeds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to reopen tanning salons as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Employment: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what protections and safeguards are in place for people who have been shielding, have underlying health conditions or...

      Postgraduate Education: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with UKRI on the diversity of the PhD students it is funding; and what data is collected to...

      Employment: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that Local Industrial Strategies developed by devolved authorities have targeted...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Visual Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help local authorities ensure that visually impaired people are able to safely...

    • Wheelchairs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help local authorities to ensure that wheelchair users are able to safely...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what process needs to be followed by local authority areas which would like to achieve unitary status.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of co-terminosity of local service provision; and if...

      Business and Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of the (a) pubs and hotels, (b) manufacturing companies with a rateable...

      Leasehold: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what protection is available for leaseholders whose freehold management companies request excessive service charges to...

      Infrastructure: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what role his Department has in developing the Government’s Project Speed deregulation proposals.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is providing local councils with direct funding to support incoming travellers without...

      Economic Growth: Environment Protection and Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to amend planning regulations and environment protections to stimulate economic activity; and steps...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated from the public purse towards improving support for victims of racially...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to allocate similar levels of funding as previously allocated through the Integrated...

      Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the results of his findings into the projects funded by the Integrated Communities Innovation...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria he plans to use to assess applications to his Department for grants for projects aimed at tackling hate...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on extending eligibility to Right to Buy discounts to Housing Association tenants.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Public Opinion

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

    • Veterans: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with local authority leaders on the sharing of coroner reports on suicide in relation to former members of the armed...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civil and (b) criminal claims of abuse during interrogation in Iraq between 2003 and 2009 were subsequently made against the UK.

      Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has allocated Official Development Assistance to any programmes that are targeted at supporting women and girls.

      Caribbean and Far East: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department is making on assessing the potential merits of establishing new UK military bases in the (a) Far East and (b) Caribbean.

      Navy: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate expected delays to developing the initial operating capability for the new airborne radar system on the...

      Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 59846 on Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid, which planned activities funded by ODA cannot be...

      Defence: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of his Department's procurement budget has been spent in Northern Ireland in each of the last five financial years.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to ensure his Department's budget on procurement is spent equitably throughout the UK.

      Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the funding allocated by Government Research & Development investment to each programme in each of the last five financial years.

  • Scotland Office

    • United Kingdom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he is taking to strengthen the Union.

    • Scotland Office: Public Inquiries

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

      Scotland Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of calls to his Department have gone unanswered in each of the last six months.

      Scotland Office: Public Opinion

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

      Coronavirus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many discussions the Government has had with the Scottish Government in each month since the start of the covid-19 outbreak; and how many...

      Tourism: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on tourism to Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Income: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of devolving sufficient powers for the Scottish Government to undertake a national basic income...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Renewable Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the proposals by Scottish Renewables to export...

    • Clothing: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations she has made to UK retailers who have not paid garment manufacturers in Bangladesh for products supplied during the...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when the UK Export Finance Environmental, Social and Human Rights team assessed the Mozambique LNG Category A project.

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment has UK Export Finance has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on (a) international gas markets on (b) the Mozambique...

      Trade: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will undertake a comprehensive review of UK trade policy once negotiations and continuity work with (a) the EU and (b) other...

      Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department allocates Official Development Assistance to programmes that are targeted at supporting women and girls.

      Riot Control Weapons: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to Schedule 2 of the Export Control Order (2008), under which category are companies able to obtain a licence to export (a)...

      Export Controls: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has undertaken compliance visits in relation to to monitor (a) Open Individual Export Licences and Open General...

      Exports: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many internal reports of suspicions of corruption have been made to UKEF's compliance Department in the last 12 months.

      Exports: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many instances of suspected corruption or bribery UKEF has reported to law enforcement officials in the last 12 months.

      Trade Agreements: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure the privatisation of NHS services is excluded from future trade agreements.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the adverse effect of covid-19 on members of BAME communities.

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which (a) organisations, (b) groups and (c) individuals she held meetings with on (i) women’s, (ii) children’s and (iii) LGBT issues from...

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackling inequalities experienced by the BAME community as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are not discriminating against autistic job applicants during recruitment in accordance with the...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are providing reasonable workplace adjustments for autistic employees in accordance with the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the condition on the additional funding to TfL that Government officials will attend TfL board meetings, whether his Department...

    • Trams: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to ensure tram services are able to operate in the (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long-term given the...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help local authorities to ensure that visually impaired people are able to safely access public transport, in...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that wheelchair users are able to safely access public transport, in the context of social distancing guidelines.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with representatives from (a) airlines and (b) airports before the introduction of the covid-19 quarantine restrictions.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the proposals in the Unite the Union report entitled UK Aviation: Flying into the Future;...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the criteria used to assess the suitability of countries with which the UK plans to establish international travel corridors.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, the Governments of which countries have been contacted by the Government to discuss the establishment of international travel corridors with the UK.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the railway industry of reducing the two metres covid-19 social distancing guidance to one metre plus.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial support has been provided from the public purse to open access train operators in response to the impact of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has in place to enable commercial vehicles to undergo MOT testing; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made in introducing electronic signalling across the railway network.

      Roads: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take in response to local authorities that do not follow Government statutory guidance on reallocating road space in response...

      Roads: Accidents

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

      Roads: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timetable is for the widespread filling in of potholes on roads in Herefordshire.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the DVLA are returning personal identification items to their owner in a timely fashion.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date he next plans to meet with representatives from bus and coach operators.

      Drownings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Water Safety Forum’s UK Drowning Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 and its target to halve the number drowning...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an air bridge between the Netherlands and the UK.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that airlines to meet their legal obligations to refund customers within seven days.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of a covid-19 vaccine (a) in the UK and (b) throughout the world.

    • Greece: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of recent reports of the conduct of Hellenic...

      Greek Islands: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the protection of vulnerable migrants on the Greek islands at risk of sexual and...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Nigerian counterpart on implementing the National Livestock Transformation Plan to help...

      Nigeria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support Nigerians who have been displaced by violence between herders and farmers.

      British Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from the British Council on future service cuts resulting from...

      India: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the British High Commission in India are providing to UK nationals detained in India following their attendance at...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timetable is for the staffing restructure as his Department and the Department for International Development are merged.

      Overseas Aid: Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans for there to be an accounting officer for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and a separate...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the need to increase the UK Government's contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works...

    • Department for International Development: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory public inquiries being undertaken by her Department.

      Violence: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to raise the matter of gender-based violence at the next meeting of the G7.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on girls’ education in developing countries.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to prevent female genital mutilation in countries overseas.

      Department for International Trade: Public Opinion

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

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the reallocation of responsibility over the globally agreed Sustainable...

      Middle East: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of increased numbers of covid-19 cases in (a) Iran, (b) Saudi Arabia, (c) Turkey and...

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether a cost assessment was completed prior to the announcement of the merger of the Department for International Development and...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government remains committed to her Department's strategic vision for gender equality policy; and whether that policy will...

      Overseas Aid: Genito-Urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Official Development Assistance will be allocated to sexual and reproductive health and rights in the new Foreign,...

      Department for International Development: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which Official Development Assistance programmes are targeted at supporting women and girls; and which Department those programmes are...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether improving gender equality will be a priority for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has suspended any UK Official Development Assistance bilateral funding programmes in (a) Zimbabwe, (b) Zambia and (c)...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many UK programmes eligible for official development assistance support have been suspended in Africa since 1 March 2020.

      Commonwealth Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what arrangements have been made to amend the (a) shareholding in, (b) ministerial oversight of and (c) parliamentary scrutiny of the...

      Nigeria: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will introduce mandatory training for her Department’s staff in Nigeria on (a) patterns of discrimination and (b)...

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 61560, on what day was she given formal notice of the merger of her Department...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the trade unions of the Department for International Development staff members (a) were consulted before the merger between...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the staff of the Department for International Development were notified of (a) the merger between that department and his...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if children who become eligible for free school meals during the school summer holiday period will be able to claim the national school food voucher...

    • Teachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase representation of ethnic minorities in the teaching workforce.

      Teachers: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government has taken to increase the diversity of (a) heads and (b) deputy heads in state-funded secondary schools in England.

      Teachers: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training his Department requires of (a) prospective teachers and (b) teachers on anti-racism and racial literacy.

      History: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Departments will revise the national curriculum to consider Black British history and the history of racism and discrimination in the British...

      Racial Discrimination: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what resources are available to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to teach anti-racism.

      Children: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure child are not discriminated against at school for the hair colour or style they choose.

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department’s policy is on the handling of complaints against schools accused of racism.

      Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to schools on handling (i) incidents and (ii) sustained cases of (a) racist, (b) xenophobic, (c) Islamophobic...

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has his Department made of the effect of racism in English secondary schools on the attainment gap between BAME and white children.

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations contained in the report entitled, Race and Racism in English...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to provide additional funding to support (a) students at Riverside College, Halton and (b) other students affected by the closure of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of potential effect of the decision to reopen schools following the covid-19 lockdown on the number of acute...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of the number of acute respiratory outbreaks in schools as reported by Public Health England in its Weekly coronavirus...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming area guidelines for schools that prevent lessons being taught in settings other than...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the future of the Primary PE & Sport Premium funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to (a) support international students studying in the UK during the covid-19 pandemic and (b) make an assessment...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure schools provide casual directly employed workers with the same level of financial support as casual...

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons Ofsted's draft Initial Teacher Education Inspection Framework and Handbook, published as part of his Department's consultation on...

      Schools: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had on the timescale for the reintroduction of (a) domestic and (b) overseas school trips.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether additional spaces required by schools for physical classroom capacity due to the covid-19 outbreak will be funded by his Department or by schools.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department plans to provide to schools on prioritising student wellbeing (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) as lockdown...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons Windmill and Low Road primary schools in Leeds have been unable to access the free school meal voucher scheme run by Edenred.

      Boarding Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to ensure state boarding resumes in September 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Boarding Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the boarding fee income forgone by individual state boarding schools during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will...

      Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will extend eligibility for the £1 billion Covid-19 catch-up funding to students studying in sixth form colleges.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has any plans to assess the effect of differing levels of access to digital technology on pupils' access to education during the school...

      Countryside: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of teaching the Countryside Code in school.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will respond to the proposal of April 2020 from the University and College Union for the Government to urgently provide a sector-wide funding...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England are in (a) financial deficit (a) and have been in financial deficit in each of the past five years.

      Education and Training: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage young people to stay in education and training during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Extracurricular Activities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's timescale is for issuing guidance on the re-opening of (a) out of school and (b) holiday clubs as the covid-19 restrictions...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for local authorities to cover additional costs incurred to ensure that...

      Further Education: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which further education colleges are in education administration as at 24 June 2020; when those colleges were placed into education administration;...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of new apprenticeship starts were for (a) level 2, (b) level 3, (c) level 4 and (d) level 5 and above in each month of each year since...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to private childcare providers who have experienced a loss of income due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure future covid-19 outbreaks in schools can be contained; and if he will make it his policy to introduce a...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled Rapid evidence assessment examining the potential impact of school closures on the attainment gap, published on...

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, is he will include specific advice on the importance of good indoor ventilation in the document, Guidance Higher education: reopening buildings and...

      Water: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of primary school children who have been taught water safety during academic year 2019-20.

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of school closures on children’s physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

      Schools: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities offer a school clothing grant.

      Pupils: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been provided to pupils in Hull west and Hessle constituency due to school closures during the covid-19 outbreak to date.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England has taken to provide financial support to single parish churches to avoid...

    • Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to ensure that church musicians and choirs can safely resume their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support farmers to adapt their business models during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Floods: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) reviewing and (b) mitigating the effects on communities of recent...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been recruited to the Pick For Britain scheme as of 19 June 2020; and whether that number has been...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to review the effectiveness of the Pick For Britain scheme; and whether that review will include...

      Agriculture: Labour Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the combined effect of the UK leaving the EU and covid-19 travel restrictions on...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Pick For Britain scheme.

      Veterinary Services: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle exploitative practices by out of hours vet care providers which operate...

      African Swine Fever: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of an outbreak of African swine fever in the UK; and what steps the...

      Highly Protected Marine Areas: Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 65 of the Benyon review Into Highly Protected Marine Areas; if he will make it his policy to not...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps he plans to take to tackle the illegal importation of puppies into the UK.

      Economic Growth: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to change environmental (a) regulations and (b) protections in order to stimulate economic activity.

      Economic Growth: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that changes to regulations and environmental protections designed to...

      Clean Air Zones: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it remains his Department's policy to provide funding for the Leeds Clean Air Zone.

      Aquariums: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has for the reopening of aquariums as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Zoos Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which zoos and safari parks have accessed the Coronavirus Zoos Support Fund.

      Beverage Containers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to discourage businesses from using plastic non-reusable cups during the covid-19...

      National Parks Authorities: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to create direct elections to national park governing boards.

      Nature for Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for launching the Nature for Climate Fund announced in the Budget 2020; what the duration of that fund...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to consult on the procedure for (a) preparation, (b) publication and (c) review of local...

      Nature Conservation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding he plans to make available to responsible authorities for local nature recovery strategies.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to conduct pilots for local nature recovery strategies.

      Nature Conservation: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for publication of the first national habitat map for England.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will undertake a consultation on the terms of reference for the delegation of powers from the European...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff the Government plans to recruit to (a) the Environment Agency and (b) the Health &...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Energy

      To ask the Attorney General, how much energy her departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, whether any (a) employed and (b) indirectly employed Crown Prosecution Service support staff have been furloughed.

      Treasury Solicitor's Department

      To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has in place to ensure that the Treasury Solicitor - Bona Vacantia Division (a) undertakes investigations into the existence of wills for the deceased...

  • Wales Office

    • Tourism: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on tourism to Wales; and if he will make a statement.

    • National Assembly for Wales: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when his Department plans to update its website to change references to the National Assembly for Wales to Senedd Cymru - Welsh Parliament.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on prison sentences for terrorism offences.

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using performance venues and centres for the arts as additional courtroom spaces during the...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it remains his Department's policy to maintain virtual court hearings as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to convert empty public buildings into temporary courts to tackle the backlog of cases as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the covid-19 risk assessments for each building used by HMCTS.

      Prisons: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure (a) the adequacy of resources allocated to rehabilitative courses and (b) that there is a sufficient number of tutors to...

      Prisoners' Release: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he will take to ensure that prisoners satisfy the release requirements set out in the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2019-21.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions his Department has had with women's (a) organisations and (b) centres on the support that they can provide to women released...

      Social Security and Child Support Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when First-Tier Social Security and Child Support tribunals will resume.

      Styal Prison: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of barriers to access to healthcare for women prisoners at HMP Styal.

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure the adequacy of the number of members of the Parole Board required to review the number of prisoners needing Parole...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's document entitled End of Custody Temporary Release, how many prisoners have been released from custody to alleviate...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing children receiving support from Youth Offending Teams to continue accessing this service...

      Youth Offending Teams: Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of children being supported by Youth Offending Team services have (a) had a speech, language and communication assessment and (b) have...

      Women's Prisons: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of self-harm have been recorded in women’s prisons since 31 March 2020.

      Voluntary Organisations: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to support local specialist BAME voluntary and community organisations in accessing funding for resettlement and rehabilitation work...

      Prisons and Judiciary: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prison wardens, (b) probation officers, (c) prison governors, (d) judges and (e) magistrates have been dismissed for sexual harassment in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the date is of the next scheduled meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol.

    • Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions has not lead a daily covid-19 briefing broadcast from Downing Street.

      Coronavirus: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) (i) content and (ii) value was of and (b) process was for contracts awarded to (A) Deloitte, (B) KPMG, (C) Serco, (D) Sodexo, (E) Mitie,...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his response is to the call all for a six-month delay to checks in the Irish Sea in the document entitled: Implementing the Northern Ireland...

      List of Ministerial Responsibilities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2020 to Question 27615, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing an updated List of...

      Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's timescale is for trialling the new IT system required to implement the checks and requirements on trade between Great Britain and...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 52145 on Electoral Register, what plans he has to increase funding for local authorities to support...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State on 11 June 2020, Official report, column 388, on the use of Voter ID, what evidence...

      English Votes for English Laws

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the English Votes for English Laws process.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 59762, whether the Government holds any economic modelling of the potential effect of (a) a trade...

      Civil Service: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of BAME people serving as Non-Executive Directors in the Civil Service.

      United Kingdom Security Vetting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his most recent estimate is of the average time taken to process applications to United Kingdom Security Vetting.

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) drivers, (2) passengers, and (3) pedestrians, were (a) killed, and (b) seriously injured, in road accidents in each of the last ten years.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (HL3110), what plans they have to (1) publish a schedule of HS2 work in the Euston area that will be...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (HL3110), what discussions they have had with HS2 Ltd about halting the installation of ground anchors...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with HS2 Ltd about (1) delaying work on the Adelaide Road Vent Shaft until it is necessary for construction purposes, and (2)...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure flights between Northern Ireland and Great Britain continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Transport for London: Hygiene

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Transport for London about (1) cleanliness, and (2) hygiene, on the services that organisation operates.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of people (1) killed, and (2) seriously injured, in road accidents in each of the last ten years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hospitality Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the (1) Northern Irish, (2) Scottish, and (3) Welsh, Governments about re-opening the hospitality sector in their nations.

    • Visual Impairment: Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what tailored guidance they have made available to (1) businesses, and (2) service providers, on how to make social distancing accessible for people with sight loss.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enshrine protection for furlough fraud whistleblowers in law through the Finance Bill.

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) the economy, and (2) carbon emissions, of retrofitting all publicly funded and owned buildings to achieve net...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to apply for COVID-19 to be considered an exceptional circumstance under Article 107(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the...

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for ensuring that all Departments’ policies comply with the overall aim of carbon reduction and monitoring their implementation.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps UK Research and Innovation is taking to ensure that appropriate quality controls are placed on rapid-response COVID-19 research.

      Insolvency: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of businesses using pre-pack administration processes to buy back subsidiaries at a discounted rate while failing to repay creditors.

      Insolvency: Tax Havens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of pre-pack administrations by businesses that have previously extracted large dividends through subsidiaries based in...

      Insolvency: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of pre-pack administrations on SME creditors.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the Pre Pack Pool Oversight Group’s suggestion that the Pre Pack Pool is “unsustainable” unless referrals of...

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make it mandatory for large businesses to notify the Pre Pack Pool of proposed Pre-pack administration deals.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the effectiveness of the Pre Pack Pool, and (2) the proportion of eligible cases being referred for review dropping to 10 per...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the request by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 15 June for organisations and individuals to submit their own responses...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they were consulted, or advised, by the government of the Republic of Ireland on that country's policy that passengers travelling from Great Britain to the...

    • Turkey: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to call for the release of Musa Farisogullari, and other political prisoners, following the release of Leyla Gὕven in Turkey.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about reports that Turkish forces and associates in Afrin Canton of Syria set fire to farm and...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide, published on 15 June.

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with the government of Nigeria about the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan to help reduce the...

      Nigeria: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce mandatory training for Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff in Nigeria on (1) identifying patterns of discrimination and...

      Sahel: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Member States of the UN about (1) resolving (a) conflict, and (b) persecution, across the Sahel region, and (2) addressing...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to identify NGOs who are running effective programmes to deter attacks on (1) farming communities, and (2) religious minorities, in Nigeria;...

      Nigeria: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce mandatory training for (1) Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) Department for International Development, staff, in...

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the government of Nigeria on the abduction of Leah Sharibu; and what response they received.

      International Organisations: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which intergovernmental agencies in which they participate involve representatives of churches and faith organisations.

      China: India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent conflict on the border of India and China; what discussions they have had with other governments about that...

      Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan about tackling forced conversions and marriages of religious minority girls and women in Pakistan;...

  • Attorney General

    • National Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 17 March (HL2334), when they first became aware of a request from a relative of the donor to return the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were discharged from hospital to care homes in England in each of the last 12 weeks; and how many of those people had been tested for COVID-19. [T]

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many contracts for the provision of personal protective equipment, needed to safeguard health and care workers against coronavirus, the National Health Service...

      Protective Clothing: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consignments of personal protection equipment have been received by the UK, or by any individual nations of the UK, from the People’s Republic of China.

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by (1) the NHS, and (2) the social care sector,...

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths have been reported within learning disability services since 5 March, broken down by (1) race, (2) age, and (3) gender, compared with the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients have been discharged from NHS hospitals to care homes since 19 March.

      Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to communicate with those groups most likely to break social distancing guidelines.

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of scientific evidence for allowing children living with a single parent to visit grandparents living together, but not children who...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents who were admitted to hospital on, or after, 1 April with suspected, or confirmed, COVID-19, died in hospital.

      Visual Impairment: Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how (1) access, and (2) other needs, of blind and partially sighted people will be guaranteed in the future operation of any restrictions in place to address the...

      World Health Organisation: Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of reported flaws in the study by the World Health Organisation about the risks posed by reducing social distancing to one...

      Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the suspension of new Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigations on the mental health of (1)...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will end the Immigration Health Surcharge; whether workers who have paid the fee since the announcement on 21 May will be reimbursed and, if so, when...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) when the immigration healthcare surcharge for health and care workers and their families will be removed, (2) whether those who have already paid the surcharge...

  • Department for International Development

    • Libya: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the appeal by the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control for ventilators and other medical supplies to counter COVID-19.

    • Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, if any, to ensure that health services in Palestine have sufficient medical facilities and expertise in (1) the West Bank, and (2)...

      Department for International Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the international aid response to COVID-19 will be affected by the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the...

  • Department for Education

    • Climate Change: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the education system adequately reflects the challenges presented by climate change in terms of (1) the curriculum,...

    • Education: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals set out in Teach the Future’s Green Recovery for Education initiative; and whether retrofitting educational...

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage those who have lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to develop new skills through part-time higher education.

      History: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to add the history of the slave trade to the school curriculum.

      Home Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to improve homeschooling curriculums for publicly-funded schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Recycling Lives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the work of Recycling Lives, in particular in regard to the steps it has taken in relation to (1) training and employment for...

    • Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ‘use of force incidents’ have occurred on the prison estate in each month of the last 12-month period for which data are available.

      Probation: Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the bidding process for third sector bodies to provide probation services will be conducted on a national or a regional basis.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 7 February (HL Deb, col 2001), what steps they are taking to ensure the Future Homes Standard...

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homeless people in England who were previously sleeping on the streets have been housed in (1) hotels, (2) hostels, or (3) other accommodation during the...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many buildings above 18 metres in height still have aluminium composite material cladding.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the details of the owners of buildings above 18 metres in height with aluminium composite material cladding have been disclosed.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all those who lost their homes in the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017 are now rehoused in permanent accommodation.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who keeps records of exit interviews of those leaving the Armed Forces; and how often the Ministry of Defence evaluates those records.

    • Voyager Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the RAF Voyager would need to be repainted should it be required for operational military purposes; and if so, what the likely cost would be.

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Wigston Review into inappropriate behaviours in the Armed Forces, published on 15 July 2019, how the Ministry of Defence implemented the necessary...

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Wigston Review into inappropriate behaviours in the Armed Forces, published on 15 July 2019, what focal point has been established in the Ministry...

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Wigston Review into inappropriate behaviours in the Armed Forces, published on 15 July 2019, what two-tier complaints system has been implemented...

      Turkey: NATO

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of Turkish military actions against a French warship on a NATO mission.

      Ministry of Defence: Dismissal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employees at the Ministry for Defence have lost their jobs due to (1) discriminatory, and (2) racist, behaviour towards other employees since 2010. [T]

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Visual Impairment: Social Distancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People to ensure that the two-thirds of blind and partially sighted...

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a decision will be made on whether the current suspension of face-to-face assessments for welfare benefits will be extended, and how this will be communicated.

      Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which disability organisations and charities are helping to develop the National Strategy for Disabled People.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the suspension of new reviews and reassessments of all benefits beyond 24 June. [T]

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £63 million announced for local authority welfare assistance schemes will be ring-fenced; and what guidance they plan to publish as to how it...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the application process and fees, including a possible NHS health surcharge, will be for British National (Overseas) status holders from Hong Kong and their...

    • Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British National (Overseas) status holders and their dependants are required to make any additional applications after their arrival before they will be...

      British National (Overseas): British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the new scheme proposed for a possible pathway to citizenship for British National (Overseas) (BNO) status holders and their dependants,...

      Visas: Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce further details of the two-year post-study work visa.

      Terrorism: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to assess, and (2) to address, the risk of terror groups using the COVID-19 pandemic to recruit new members. [T]

  • Wales Office

    • UK Trade with EU: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the Prime Minister has discussed matters relating to securing a trade deal between the UK and the EU with the First Minister of Wales since 1...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Influenza and Pneumonia: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people died from (1) influenza, and (2) pneumonia, in each of the last ten years; and of those, how many were aged (a) 60–69, (b) 70–79, (c)...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the Cabinet Secretary plays in relation to supervising Special Advisors; and what guidance they have issued on the application of the Nolan Principles to...

      Press Conferences: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there is a lower age limit of 18 on members of the public allowed to ask a question at the daily coronavirus briefing.

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that civil servants in public-facing roles are able to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Government Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to BAME (1) civil servants, and (2) contracted workers in Government departments, of (a) contracting, and (b) spreading,...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the annual canvass produces an (1) comprehensive, and (2) accurate, record of the electorate in England.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of extending voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in England.

      Driving and Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in negotiations with the EU or bilaterally with individual member states on continued mutual recognition of (1) drivers licences, (2)...

      Diseases: Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish comparative statistics of death rates from diseases including (1) tuberculosis, (2) heart disease, (3) influenza, (4)...

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the terrorist attack in Reading on 20 June, when the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament will be appointed. [T]

      Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the publication of the redacted report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, Russia, sent to the Prime...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total additional financial allocation, over and above the budgeted amounts for 2019–20 and 2020–21, respectively, they have made available...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential gaps in provision of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for people shielding from COVID-19.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £160 million Arts Council England COVID-19 support for the arts has been allocated to programs that (1) commercial musicians, and (2)...

    • Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the BBC to ensure the continuation of regional TV programmes, and in particular political and current affairs programmes.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support BAME women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the terms of reference of the new commission on race and ethnic disparities; and on what areas it will focus.

      Equality and Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that they take action to address racism and inequality as the new commission on race and ethnic disparities is conducting its...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to tackle disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on BAME communities.

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