Written answers

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 51908 on Ferries: Freight, if he will publish the names of the external experts that provided (a)...

    • Department for Transport: Public Inquiries

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

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential for hydrogen-powered vehicles to support improvements in air quality.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of hydrogen powered vehicles in use in the UK.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings on public transport.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that passengers are aware of the requirement to wear face coverings on public transport.

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the cruise ship sector on resumption of their operations as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Coronavirus: Passenger Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the cruise ship sector will be required to follow the covid-19 public health guidelines as set out for the public transport sector or the...

      Electric Vehicles: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicles were registered in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in the most recent period for which records are available.

      Bus Services and Rapid Transit Systems: Stoke-on-Trent North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of (a) bus and (b) light rail services in Stoke-on-Trent North constituency.

      Railways: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to use new technological solutions to improve the running of the railways.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more people to switch to electric vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that drivers are protected from poor air quality by adequate vehicle filtration systems.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with car manufacturers on the introduction of bio fuels as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his (a) US and European counterparts and the (b)(i) UK and (ii) international aerospace industry on establishing...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on rural communities of reductions in the level of rural bus services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Roads: Accidents

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

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities there have been from road accidents in Herefordshire in the past 10 years.

      Department for Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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 Quality...

      Public Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of access to public transport in towns and rural communities compared with urban areas.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Inquiries

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

    • Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to provide support to small businesses not eligible for Small Business Grant Scheme because they are...

      Disability: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to monitor the effect on disabled people of the new covid-19 related rules on shopping.

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will issue guidance to local authorities to allow (a) businesses whose business rates are included in their rent...

      Catering and Public Houses: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional assistance grants or support for pubs,...

      Flexible Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to ensure suitable flexible working arrangements for people with disabilities in...

      Arts: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of reliance of UK creative industries on UK-based trade mark attorneys; what...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to encourage the development of tidal power projects.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will confirm as soon as possible whether hospitality businesses will be able to open (a) indoor and (b) outdoor...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether hospitality businesses will be able to open their outdoor spaces only from 4 July 2020.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the planned reopening of hospitality venues from 4 July 2020 will occur simultaneously with potential revisions...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support households to improve their energy efficiency.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Opinion

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

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the level of interest rates in a lender’s normal pricing framework is a factor in determining whether...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether accredited Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme lenders are permitted to charge interest rates above...

      Small Business Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when a permanent Small Business Commissioner will be appointed.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many late payment cases the Small Business Commissioner has successfully tackled in each year since the office was...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether there are plans for additional recovery roundtables further to those announced on 15 June 2020.

      Horse Riding: Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the eligibility criteria for (a) racing stables and (b)...

      Pubs and Restaurants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Information Commissioner on pubs and restaurants being required to collect the...

      Pubs and Restaurants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the dates of meetings he has held with pub and restaurant trade bodies to discuss their reopening on 4...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on medical research charities; and if he will make a...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Department for Work and Pensions Committee report, DWP's response to the coronavirus outbreak,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the reported forced eviction of 20,000 members of the...

    • Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make urgent representations his Nigerian counterpart on undertaking full investigations into cases of military...

      Sahel: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his UN counterparts on resolving conflict involving farmers and herders (a) in Nigeria and (b)...

      Cyprus: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the exclusion of representatives of Turkey and Turkish Cypriots from talks...

      Poland: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Polish counterpart on LGBTQ+ rights in that country.

      China: Overseas Aid

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

      Sudan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK nationals stranded in Sudan as a result of the Sudanese Government...

      China: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government on (a) the treatment of dogs and (b) general hygiene practices...

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of increased economic sanctions by the US Administration on the Syrian Government on...

      Violence: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to raise the matter of gender-based violence at the next meeting of the UN Security Council.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Opinion

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

      Myanmar: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take diplomatic steps to hold the Myanmar military to account for the killing, maiming sexual violence against...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Official Development Assistance programmes that his Department funds are targeted at supporting women and girls.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether additional flights are being planned to repatriate British citizens who missed the deadline to apply for chartered...

      Chile: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chilean counterpart on reports of alleged human rights violations by Chilean police.

      Chile: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of defining Chile as a human rights priority country.

      Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid and Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Early Day Motion 630 of Session 2019-21, if he will (a) publicly condemn the 15 June 2020 decision of...

      Cameroon: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the security situation in Cameroon during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Zimbabwe: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Zimbabwe on allegations of maltreatment and abduction of opposition...

      Guinea: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) political and human rights situation in the Republic of Guinea and (b) the effect of the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) the UN Secretary-General and (ii) his officials...

      British Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) amount of revenue lost by the British Council in English teaching abroad...

      British Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the ability of the British Council to provide English teaching programmes...

      China: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent military skirmishes on the Himalayan border between India and China; and if he will...

      Brazil: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Brazil.

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has recently monitored the trials of Loujain al-Hathloul, Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada and others who...

      USA: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of US sanctions on the International Criminal Court.

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Women, Peace and Security agenda will remain a Government and departmental priority of the new Foreign Commonwealth...

      USA: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his US counterpart on (a) the use of (i) choke holds and (ii) racial profiling and...

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      What diplomatic steps the Government is taking to help provide protection and support for LGBT+ communities in eastern Europe.

      *No heading*

      What diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help improve the security situation in the Sahel.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of Russian interference in UK democratic processes; and if the Government will publish the Intelligence and Security Committee's Russia report.

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the economies of African countries.

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his announcement on 28 April 2020 that residents and staff of care homes would be tested for covid-19, how many tests...

    • Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether the number of (a) detentions under the Mental Health Act, (b) referrals to NHS...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 53405 on Prisoners: Death, in what format his Department holds the information requested.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding published on 4 June 2020 by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult...

      NHS: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to tackle the effect of NHS staffing shortages on the mental health of (a) student nurses and (b) NHS staff.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions has he had with representatives from local authorities on proposals for (a) local and (b) regional lockdown measures.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on the (a) definition and (b) enforcement of a local lockdown.

      Social Services: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the scope of the Adult Social Care infection control fund grant to cleaning materials.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Inquiries

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

      Pregnancy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to introduce financial support to cover subsistence costs for parents with a baby receiving neonatal care...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Early Day Motions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a response to EDM 521 on the UK law on disability-selective abortion.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

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

      Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the paper entitled Secondary care clinicians and staff have a key...

      Pre-eclampsia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to diagnose earlier the symptoms of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.

      Baby Care Units: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of access to neonatal units by parents of new-born babies.

      Baby Care Units: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to expand rapid testing for covid-19 in hospitals to the parents of newborn babies in neonatal units.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on achieving parity of esteem for mental and physical health.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the equity of the level of financial support provided to people affected by the...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the National HIV Action Plan will be published.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the members are of the National HIV Expert Group that is responsible for the National HIV Action Plan, announced on 30 January 2019.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women have taken abortion pills at home after the 10-week gestation period limit; and what steps he has taken to ensure the...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that women who take abortion pills at home have not been coerced.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Public Inquiries

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

    • Wales Office: Public Opinion

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

  • Department for Education

    • Technology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to introduce retraining programmes in (a) the renewable energy sector and (b) other clean technologies sectors for people that may...

    • Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to provide fiscal support to students in financial difficulty as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the percentage of students further education establishments are allowed to...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Ofsted are required to examine individual school policies and handling of racism in inspections.

      Schools: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools-based police officers are assigned to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) Greater Manchester, and (iii)...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to make additional funding available for the future of the Primary PE and Sport Premium scheme.

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps with the Education Endowment Foundation to help ensure that none of the National Tutoring Programme volunteer tutors are unpaid...

      Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to (a) students who are home schooled to access exam centres for exams taking place in summer 2020 and (b)...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure there is an agreement between (a) his Department, (b) schools and (c) parents on the (i) delivery of lessons in...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the provision of financial education to children and young people in response to the impact of...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free laptops have been made available in (a) Durham County Council and Darlington Borough council area and (b) each parliamentary...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether free school transport arrangements will be maintained on the same terms for school children from families of low income who are required to...

      Further Education and Sixth Form Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth forms are supported during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health needs of BAME children; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to allocate additional funding to schools for the provision of additional teaching space from September 2020 in the event...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support his Department plans to provide to parents to ensure effective children's learning during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to extend the covid-19 catch-up funding to students studying in (a) sixth form colleges, (b) 16 to 19 academies and (c) 16 to 19...

      Teachers: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teaching staff with protected characteristics are supported to progress in their careers.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effects of the covid-19 outbreak on learners who have not been able to gain training placement experiences and...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he is providing to NHS trusts to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their ability to use mapped career pathways of...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on providing additional (a) support and (b)...

      Children: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure children with disabilities are able to participate in appropriate physical activity whilst they are not at school...

      Free School Meals: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual cost to the public purse is of free school meals.

      Pupil Premium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupil premium applications have been received since the closure of schools in England as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and what effect...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to fund universal infant free school meals from September 2020.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the ability of (a) refugee and (b) asylum seeker children to access (i) laptops and (ii) the internet during partial...

      Children: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 59568 on Department for Education: Overseas Aid, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has provided to schools on the provision of additional pastoral support for pupils when they return to school during the...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that school behaviour policies do not adversely affect students who have experienced trauma as a result...

      Children and Young People: Broadband and ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that children and young people eligible for technology support will have access to devices and broadband...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons in England and Wales were providing virtual visits to prisoners on the 18 June 2020.

    • Ministry of Justice: Public Inquiries

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

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle the backlog of cases in Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure effective communication between prisoners and their lawyers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Legal Aid Agency has paid out (a) since 31 March 2020 and (b) for a comparable period of time in the last three years with regard to (i)...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2020 to Question 58089, of the 230 women who were not deemed suitable for the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Opinion

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

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is conducting an internal review of domestic abuse policy.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reintroduce Employment Tribunal fees.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Public Inquiries

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

    • Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to suspend the sale and export to the US of UK manufactured (a) public order equipment and (b) equipment used for law...

      Department for International Trade: Public Opinion

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

      Riot Control Weapons: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many licences have been issued under Annex 3 of the EC regulation on torture and death penalty goods relating to PAVA and OC sprays; and...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what measures firms are required to comply with to export tear gas to law enforcement agencies or military forces in the United States.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Rough Sleeping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the letter sent from the Minister for Homelessness to local authorities on 28 May 2020 on the...

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to publish further guidance to local authorities on how they should be accommodating (a)...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Inquiries

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

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities will receive grant funding for additional covid-19 related spending required by central...

      Housing: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to cap Management Companies raising fees on new developments...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to end the relaxation of restrictions on night-time deliveries to supermarkets; and what plans he has to...

      Coronavirus: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what fiscal steps he is taking to support (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and (c)...

      Building Regulations: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what provisions he plans to include in multi-storey car park building regulations to deter suicides.

      Rough Sleeping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that rough sleepers who have been granted accommodation for the duration of the...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues to prevent evictions in the long term for those who have lost...

      Private Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Government has issued to students who are due to return to their university towns to commence...

      Multiple Occupation: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Government issues for landlords of houses of multiple occupation specifically let to students on...

      Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that Traveller populations in the UK are relocated to (a) safe and (b)...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Opinion

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

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to ensure that rough sleepers do not return to the street as the covid-19 lockdown...

      Local Government Finance: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the allocation of an additional £474 million of Government funding to local authorities in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities who have discussed Section 114 orders with a Minister in...

      Local Plans: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will work with a wide group of stakeholders to deliver a local plan for York.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what checks are done as standard in the award of contracts by his Department to identify and disclose any award of...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if will he extend the Help to Buy scheme to support (a) housebuilders and (b) first time buyers with approved...

      Multiple Occupation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued on house movings in houses in multiple occupation during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release, £105 million to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how often training on understanding and applying the Nolan principles is delivered for staff in his Department.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the long-term importance of Team Tempest to the British economy after the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to prioritise British firms in the procurement of goods and services to increase employment and growth as the covid-19 lockdown eases.

      Veterans: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial support is available to female veterans who require child care when they access specialist support or therapy.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's definition of full operating capability for Carrier Strike includes the addition of at least one newly-built fleet solid...

      Defence in UK Prosperity Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the July 2018 Dunne Report findings on the disparity in defence spending across the UK.

      Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Official Development Assistance has been spent by his Department in each year from 2015 to 2020.

      Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by how much his Department has been requested to reduce its share of the Official Development Assistance budget; and how that reduction will effect the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Public Inquiries

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

    • Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of permanently removing waiting days for statutory sick pay for all illnesses and impairments.

      Debts: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support debt advice providers in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Kidsgrove to ensure the maintenance of...

      Universal Credit: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure an effective transition from universal credit to receipt of the state pension.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on the production of a Green Paper on disability.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure the adequacy of the capacity of her Department to provide services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the easing of covid-19 lockdown restrictions on disabled people.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason employment and support allowance was not increased in line with the uplift in universal credit in March 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 June to Question 52251 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, what policy on mandatory...

      Pensions: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effect on members of the Windrush generation living in frozen rate countries of the policy not to...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of (a) universal credit and (b) legacy benefits who have had fraudulent claims made in...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward proposals to increase financial support for key workers who need to self-isolate due to showing covid-19 symptoms.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of legal fees in the case of Johnson, Woods, Barrett and Stewart v the Secretary of State for Work and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the decision of the Court of Appeal of 22 June 2020 in the case of Johnson, Woods, Barrett and Stewart v the Secretary of...

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants in (a) Wales and (b) each constituency in Wales are directly affected by the decision of the Court of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Inquiries

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

    • Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the UK’s offshore marine protected areas.

      Fisheries: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of supertrawler fishing on the UK’s offshore marine protected areas.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure fishing catch limits do not exceed scientifically recommended sustainable levels.

      Highly Protected Marine Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeframe is for the implementation of the recommendations of the Benyon Review into Highly Protected Marine Areas;...

      Fisheries: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the marine environment of supertrawlers fishing in UK waters; and if he will...

      Environment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on the UK's natural environment; and if he will make a...

      Dairy Response Fund 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of qualifying farmers expected to be granted financial support from the...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) the 30 per cent of exported UK plastic waste destined for Turkey is...

      Tree Planting: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the rate of tree planting in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire.

      Waste Disposal: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that commercial and household waste continues to be collected in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b)...

      Chester Zoo: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support Chester zoo during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory requirement that all procurement by his...

      Disability: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to work with food providers to ensure that disabled families have adequate access to food supplies.

      Pigeons: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to take steps to protect racing pigeons from predators.

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the Horticultural Trades Association’s proposal for a grant aid scheme for...

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on designing a grant aid scheme for ornamental growers to cover losses from plants...

      Textiles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring that consumer information is provided to...

      Furs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will conduct a public consultation on the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to...

      Dairy Response Fund 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits on enabling (a) sheep and (b) goat farmers to access the Dairy...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Opinion

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

      Economic Growth: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to amend regulations and environmental protections in order to stimulate economic activity;...

      Clean Air Zones: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will provide updated guidance and advice to local authorities on how Clean Air Zone programmes are...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Coronavirus

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

      Nature Conservation: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how he plans to ensure that the national habitat map for England is (a) accurate and (b) comprehensive.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to publish a strategy that will set out how a national nature recovery network is to be established.

      Nature Conservation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the resourcing needed to ensure that the proposed Local Nature Recovery...

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the recommendation on breed specific legislation in paragraph 22 of the Environment, Food and Rural...

      Fisheries: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policy on marine conservation of the Lloyd’s List...

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when blue passports will be available to UK citizens who are renewing their passports.

    • Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of excluding NHS workers from the Immigration Health Surcharge.

      Immigration Controls: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to phase out the use of EEA national identity cards as a valid form of identification at the UK border.

      Criminal Records: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of foreign offenders who went on to re-offend as a result of the failure by the UK to pass on the...

      Criminal Records: EU nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Minister in her Department made the decision not to inform the EU of the failure to pass on the details of 75,000 convictions of EU...

      Criminal Records: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all EU member states have now been notified of the details of the 75,000 convictions which her Department had previously failed to send.

      Criminal Records: EU nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she became aware of the UK's failure to share the details of 75,000 criminal convictions with EU member states; and when she informed...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to ensure the continuation of family reunions and the safe passage of child refugees.

      Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to remove the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for immigrants wishing to work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 3166, what proportion of applicants who have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to monitor the time taken to issue ASPEN cards to people on asylum support; and what steps she is taking to ensure...

      Frontier Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the powers granted under section 8 (2) of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, when a scheme for the...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) EU citizens resident in the UK and (b) UK residents in the EU will be required to pay an immigration health surcharge after the...

      Home Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Home Office: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to improve LGBT+ representation in senior positions in her Department.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inadmissibility decisions based on the concept of safe third country were made by the UK in 2019; and which designated safe third...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of UK Visas and Immigration’s country policy and information notes on Zimbabwe.

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the treatment of refused asylum seekers after their return to Zimbabwe.

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been returned to Zimbabwe in each of the last four calendar years.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) research, (b) planning and (c) development of procedures had been undertaken by her Department on mass evacuations of tower blocks...

      Home Office: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure her Department does not contain institutional racism.

      Home Office: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department took to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she will take to ensure the Government's proposed immigration policy for EU migration after the transition period does not...

      Migrant Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the closure of immigration routes to lower paid work on levels of labour market...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the definition of a STEM course is in relation to the proposed immigration rules.

      Visas: Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend the two-year multiple entry visa to (a) Chinese and (b) Indian nationals; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the policy statement, the UK's points-based immigration system, published on 19 February 2020, when initiatives for NHS...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her 19 February 2020 policy statement entitled The UK's points-based immigration system, whether she has made an...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mosques have applied unsuccessfully for funding from the Place of Worship Security Fund.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour in Luton.

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding the Government has provided to support the prevention of adolescent to parent violence in the last five years.

      EU Nationals: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU citizens with pre-settled status have been detained by border police and subsequently released.

      Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money from the public purse has been allocated to the French Government for refugee control.

      Migrant Workers: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to remove immigration restrictions on non-resident health and care workers to fill NHS vacancies; and if she will make a...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that refugees and asylum seekers have access to information on the covid-19...

      Home Office: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contractors working for her Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on off-payroll...

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many workers have no recourse to public funds; and what steps the Government will take to support those workers financially during the...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of no recourse to public funds rules on the public health response to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce decision-making timeframes for (a) visa and (b) asylum applicants; and if she will make it her policy to...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will suspend the Immigration Health Surcharge for critical workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Border Force officials have been directed to routinely question people arriving in the UK from abroad with regard to symptoms of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend the deadline for applications for EU Settled Status during the covid-19 outbreak.

      UK Border Force: Aegean Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that the UK Border Force assets in the Aegean Sea are operating according to international...

      Visas: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when UK visa processing in the Philippines will resume; and whether priority will be given to people with offers of employment in the NHS.

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that asylum seekers are tested for covid-19 before being placed in dispersal accommodation.

      Chile: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the ability of Chilean state agents under investigation for torture or ill-treatment to enter the UK.

      Immigrants: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 61486 on UK Border Force: Coronavirus, whether the policy to begin fingerprinting...

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 41398 on Animal Experiments: Inspections, whether (a) planned and (b) unannounced on-site...

      Licensed Premises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will amend the Temporary Events Notice regulations to permit pubs to utilise outdoor spaces beyond the current maximum of 21 days in...

      Nitrous Oxide: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle the antisocial use of nitrous oxide.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to serve eviction notices to people who have been granted refugee status to leave their asylum...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that EU nationals are aware of the requirement to have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance prior to...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which trade unions were consulted by her Department as part of the decision to merge the Department for International Development with...

    • Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will work to the same standards of spending transparency used by her...

      Violence: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has had discussions with UN agencies on increasing funding for gender-based violence services as part of the Global...

      Violence: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to gender-based violence services during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory public inquiries being undertaken by his Department.

    • Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the Infected Blood Inquiry.

      Ventilators: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the figures supplied on the number of ventilators procured through the Ventilator Challenge are different in the Answer of 23 June...

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what controls his Department requires from Government departments to identify and disclose the award of Government contracts to entities owned or...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Public Inquiries

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

    • Diversification

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an economic diversification fund to assist constituencies where economies have...

      Retail Trade: Staffordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support high street businesses affected by the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Kidsgrove.

      Transport: Staffordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to improve local transport infrastructure in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Kidsgrove.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 28 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North constituency on the Coronavirus Business...

      Treasury: Public Opinion

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

      Veterinary Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to support veterinary practices affected by the covid-19 outbreak through business rate relief.

      Video Games: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Video Games Tax Relief to the UK's (a) economy and (b) job market.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on how the Government will deliver the planned 30 per cent reduction on Official Development...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 61760, how much of the (a) £650 million catch-up funding for schools and (b) £350 million for...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has requested that government departments identify a minimum of 30 per cent reduction in planned Official development Assistance...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are receiving assistance under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in Camberwell and Peckham constituency.

      Nurseries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Education of 18 March 2020, Official Report, column 1083 on business rate relief for...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including Directors of micro limited companies in the second payment of the Self-Employment...

      Business Premises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the valuation of properties under the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010, what guidance his...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for requiring government departments to reduce their spending in the 2020-21 financial year.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to require (a) Twitter, Facebook and Google and (b) other technology companies to protect freedom of...

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Question 383 the oral contribution of the Minister for Digital and Culture to the Digital, Culture, Media...

      National Portfolio Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on National Portfolio Organisations;...

      Holiday Accommodation: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of short-term lets in Bristol.

      Holiday Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of short-term lets in the UK.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the tourism industry in Bristol.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the tourism industry in the UK.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to market and promote their areas as part of a wider scheme to promote...

      Citizens' Juries: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that universal credit claimants participating in the Innovation in Democracy Programme do not...

      Concert Halls and Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when live performances will recommence in theatres and concert halls during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking through the Entertainment and Events Working Group to ensure that the arts and culture sector can...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the organisations and projects that have benefited from grants from the Tampon Tax Fund in the 12 months; and...

      Proud Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if steps he has taken to ensure that funding allocated to the Proud Trust in relation to the tampon tax scheme has been spent...

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help ensure the economic viability of theatres that are unable to operate under social distancing...

      Commercial Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a sustainable future for independent, commercial radio stations.

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that local radio stations continue to provide news to local communities...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress he has made on the roll out of small-scale DAB radio; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what regulatory impact assessment the Government made of the effect of the decision to extend the restrictions on (a) cricket,...

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the scope of the online harms legislation to include the sale...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 41511 on Gambling: Video Games, when he plans to publish a response to the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will publish the equalities impact assessments undertaken by her Department to determine the impact of covid-19 related legislation on women.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Public Opinion

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

    • Economic Situation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment the Government has made of the economy of Northern Ireland.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number of victims who will be entitled to the Victims Payment Scheme and (b) the estimated...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what eligibility criteria have his Department estimated the cost of the Victims Payment Scheme.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he had with the Northern Ireland Executive before 29 May 2020 on who would cover the ongoing cost for the Victims Payment Scheme.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Public Opinion

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2020 to Question 57942 whether he has undertaken (a) polling and (b) other evidence gathering of public opinion to underpin his...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: World Heritage Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect sites owned by Palestinians which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites from being damaged by Israeli (1)...

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take, if any, to protect any Palestinian villages within the areas designated for annexation by the government of Israel which are at risk...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Palestinian-owned property in Al-Walaja is under threat of demolition to make way for construction of a park...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about violence in the Nigerian Middle-Belt involving farmers and herders.

      Nigeria: Human Rights and Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about the investigation of cases of reported military complicity in violence against Christians and...

      George Floyd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence that al-Qaeda is attempting to exploit the protests which have followed George Floyd’s death in the United States for their...

      Cyprus: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the reported persecution of Christians in Cyprus.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much personal protection equipment the NHS has (1) received, and (2) purchased, from other countries.

    • Protective Clothing: 3D Printing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 3D printers they have acquired, and (2) individuals with 3D printers have volunteered, to produce visors for NHS staff.

      Liverpool Football Club: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what scientific advice was sought from Public Health England before the football match between Liverpool and Atlético Madrid on 11 March was permitted to take...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 4 May (HL3274), what assessment they have made of the other factors that are potentially contributing to the...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bethell on 23 April (HL Deb, col 90), whether their approach to personal protective equipment procurement remains one of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the UK's testing capacity for COVID-19; and how many tests they plan to conduct in June.

      Protective Clothing: Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with companies in the garment industry in Sri Lanka about producing and supplying personal protection equipment...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Cabinet Office has made in processing offers of help with the manufacture of personal protection equipment by UK businesses.

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment and Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to stockpile sufficient (1) personal protective equipment and (2) medical equipment and supplies, to cope with any second wave of the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the minimum turnaround time for the NHS test and trace results to be processed; and what assessment they have made of whether that time is fast enough...

      Coronavirus: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Summary of Impacts: Coronavirus Bill, published on 19 March, when they will publish the equalities assessment undertaken as part of the Public...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 test and trace system on easing the lockdown.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (1) tracked, and (2) traced, for each day since the launch of the current scheme; and how many people have been advised to self-isolate...

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Public Health England report stating that the largest number of people in critical care due to COVID-19 are aged between 50 and 70, whether they...

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the vulnerability of people aged between 70 and 80 without underlying health conditions to the impact of COVID-19; and how this...

      Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group participated in the purchasing of Personal Protective Equipment as part of the initiative...

      Exercise Cygnus: Sick Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 4 June (HL4779), what assessment they have made of reports that NHS representatives estimated during...

      Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote nutritional and healthy living advice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic; and how will they ensure that any advice is (1)...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 10 June (HL3794), why they will not provide figures for the percentage of the population who have died from...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what indirect public health challenges they anticipate after the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they are taking to alleviate them.

      Smoking: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to launch a campaign to address nicotine addiction to deliver a better outcome for COVID-19 patients.

      Drugs: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of generic medications whose costs have increased due to shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Social Distancing: Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what scientific analysis has been undertaken of the potential travel distance of aerosol or droplets during singing; and on what evidence they will base any...

      Insulin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that there is sufficient insulin available when the UK leaves the EU.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the COVID-19 pandemic, (1) what measures are in place to restart outpatient clinics while ensuring that those who visit do not contract the virus, and...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services have provided telephone and video appointments in place of face-to-face appointments...

      Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that people with Parkinson's disease will have continued access to psychological therapies until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective in treating COVID-19, what plans they have to review their methods for assessing scientific evidence.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the ZOE ‘COVID-19 Symptom Study’ which suggests that one in 10 people experience COVID-19 symptoms...

      Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that people with Parkinson's disease who are digitally excluded and have symptoms of the motor speech disorder dysarthria can...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have registered for the COVID-19 track and trace application on the Isle of Wight; and how many individuals affected by COVID-19 have been traced...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who were traced under the NHS Test and Trace system were so traced due to a (1) their own, and (2) another person’s, positive COVID-19 test.

      Blood: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have donated blood in England containing COVID-19 antibodies.

      Intensive Care: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England remain in intensive care for COVID-19-related illness.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the latest studies about seroprevalence on antibodies and the implications of these results for future immunity from COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Tocilizumab

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of Tocilizumab in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Remdesivir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of Remdesivir in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were in each NHS Nightingale Hospital on the Monday of each week between 23 March and 8 June. [T]

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the NHSX centralised COVID-19 contact track and tracing application cost to develop to date.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which regions of England the COVID-19 R transmission rate has been recorded as being above 1.0 during (1) May, and (2) June.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any application designed to track people who have been in contact with COVID-19 (1) works on a broad range of mobile phones and...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bethell on 22 June (HL Deb, cols 17–18), (1) when, and (2) where, the record of the governance processes used to inform...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • History: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the National Curriculum to ensure that it (1) better reflects black history, and (2) gives a more balanced view of the...

    • History: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that BAME history and colonisation are taught and integrated across the curriculum in (1) primary, and (2) secondary, schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) prisoners, and (2) staff, were (a) suspected of having, (b) confirmed as having, (3) hospitalised as a result of, and (4) died from, COVID-19 in...

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 (1) cases, and (2) deaths, there have been in the UK since 23 March; what steps they have taken to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in prisons;...

      Barristers: Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the research by the Bar Council published on 27 April that without further support 74 per cent of self-employed...

      Barristers: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they taking, if any, to support young barristers.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of BAME personnel hold senior leadership or managerial roles in (1) the Royal Air Force, (2) the Army, and (3) the Royal Navy.

    • Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Wigston Report on inappropriate behaviours in the Armed Forces, published on 15 July 2019, how they investigated causes of...

      Military Bases: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when the Ministry of Defence wish to close and dispose of a site and inform the original landowners or their successors in title that Crichel Down Rules...

      Voyager Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much it has cost to paint and carry out works on RAF Voyager.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ivory: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of ivory products commercially traded within the UK each year since 2015.

    • Ivory: Public Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a response to their Non-elephant ivory trade: call for evidence, published on 30 May 2019.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of penalties in deterring the trapping, poisoning or shooting of protected species of birds in England and Wales.

      Biodiversity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the Joint Nature Conservation Committee's UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework: Revised Implementation Plan before that...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Environmental Land Management tests and trials have included access provisions or schemes.

      Barbecues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce measures to control the use of barbecues outside private property and, in particular, the use of mobile and disposable barbecues...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of oversight of sanctions, including denial of employment, health services, benefits and housing, to Commonwealth...

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact their plans to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers will have on resources available for road policing.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what systems are being considered to replace the two-week quarantine period for those arriving in the UK; whether any such systems are on trial elsewhere; and what...

      Entry Clearances: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure that Israeli settlers living illegally on Palestinian land do not receive preferential treatment in the...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of UK Visa and Immigration services to process applications, following the suspension of the priority service and...

      Asylum: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of extension beyond 30 June of the halt on the eviction of (1) asylum-seekers, and (2) newly-granted refugees, whose claims have...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Local Government Association's call on 12 June to suspend the No Recourse to Public Funds status for immigrants for the...

      Deportation: Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Commonwealth military veterans, and (2) military veterans from Fiji, have been deported from the UK for failing to gain the correct immigration status.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all asylum applicants receive sensitive and fair hearings when interviews are resumed in remote form.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Freedom from Torture Beyond Belief, published on 16 June, on asylum interviewing; and what measures are in...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current policy on the resettlement of unaccompanied child refugees in the UK.

  • Treasury

    • Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings in the report by McKinsey & Company COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Assessing jobs at risk and the impact on...

    • Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that consumers’ future ability to access credit is not adversely impacted by any payment holidays taken during the...

      Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 22 June (HL5695), what financial support will be made available to people who do not have COVID-19 but...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Entertainments and Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music and entertainment sectors in comparison to other sectors.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

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