Written answers

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve road safety in (a) Herefordshire and (b) other rural areas.

    • Roads: Accidents

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

      Roads: Accidents

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

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how may emergency driving tests were undertaken by essential workers during the suspension of regular tests as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether rail operators outside London are required to (a) apply and (b) collect full rent from retail tenants.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support people who are deaf and rely on lipreading to communicate when travelling on public transport during...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Eastbourne and Hastings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on proposals for the extension of the High-Speed 1 rail line from Ashford International Station to Hastings and Eastbourne...

      Roads: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the results were from his Department's trials of roadside noise cameras in Hampshire and elsewhere; and what plans he has for the further...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that roadside bathroom and changing facilities remain open to lorry drivers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of cyclists killed as a result of poor quality roads in each of the last 10 years.

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of motorcycle use as a socially-distanced form of transport in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps has he taken to ensure that all diesel-only trains will no longer be in service by 2040.

      Railway Stations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability for passengers to maintain safe social distance at older railway stations that have not have platform...

      Transport for London: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what equalities impact assessment his Department made ahead of its decision to make it a requirement of providing emergency funding to TfL to end the...

      Transport for London: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what equalities impact assessment of low income families his Department made ahead of its decision to make it a requirement of providing emergency...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people who are exempt from the public transport face-covering requirement do not encounter (a)...

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cruise ship companies pass refunds on to their customers in line with timeframes set in regulations.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure the economic resilience of supply chains during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Climate Change: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make it its policy to prioritise meeting climate change targets as part of a green economic...

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide a ringfence for early-stage technologies within the Contracts for Difference mechanism to support...

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government plans to provide to ensure a sustainable small-scale renewable energy sector in Scotland;...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is he taking to prevent travel companies asking customers to pay the balance on holidays that have not been...

      Tidal Power and Wave Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what Government funding is available for a feasibility and development project for (a) tidal and (b) wave energy...

      Hunterston B Power Station: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned shutdown date is for Hunterston (B) nuclear power station; what the electricity generation capacity is...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which official development assistance programmes funded by his Department are targeted at supporting women and girls.

      Small Businesses: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on maximising regional benefits for...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what new nuclear projects are under consideration for a Regulated Asset Base finance model; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what new renewable energy projects are under consideration for a Regulated Asset Base finance model; and if he will...

      Nuclear Reactors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to the development of small modular reactors; what the spend is to date; what...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money has been allocated to the nuclear sector deal; what the agreed spend is to date; and what progress has...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of supporting the issuing of refund credit notes by...

      Carbon Emissions: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to (a) provide support to Greater Manchester's 2038 carbon neutral target and (b) ensure that the...

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to publish a revised Strategy and Policy Statement in 2020.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 51571 on Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus, whether the...

      Innovation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will fund innovation and skills hubs as part of the economic recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has provided to tanning salons on safe reopening as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling pubs and bars to host music performances from the 4...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the guidance entitled, Keeping workers and customers safe during covid-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plan to review the date for the re-opening of sports massage therapist services as covid-19...

      Aerospace Industry: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent redundancies in the aerospace sector.

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research at universities across the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on the violence involving farmers and herders in the...

    • Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the imprisonment and planned execution of people in Bahrain on that country's...

      Eritrea: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) food security and (b) human rights situation in the Southern Red Sea Denkalya Region of...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support an independent review of the process for listing parties to armed conflict for grave violations against...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 61563, on what dates he discussed the merger of the Department for...

      Egypt: 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 Eqypt.

      Sri Lanka: 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 Sri Lanka.

      India: 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 India.

      Bangladesh: 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 Bangladesh.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will confirm that the new Secretary of State of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will continue to report...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

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

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the Government's cost analysis of the merger of his Department and the Department for International Development.

      USA: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with counterparts in (a) the US Administration and (b) the International Criminal Court on...

      Overseas Aid: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to maintain the current percentage of ODA expenditure on Gender Equality Marker 1 and 2 projects and...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the merger of the Department for International development with his...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any spending by the Integrated Activity Fund in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 was counted as Official Development...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients attending cancer-related hospital appointments during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • NHS: Standards

      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 performance against NHS targets.

      Care Homes: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many continuous positive airway pressure ventilators have been distributed to care homes since the outbreak of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to consider the conclusions of Public Health England’s review into the effect of covid-19 on black, Asian, and...

      Abscesses: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure people with venous leg ulcers and other chronic wounds are able to access community and...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the opportunities to provide other adult vaccinations alongside the flu programme to maximise...

      NHS Trusts: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department issues to NHS trusts on public access to NHS trust board meetings; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate the Government has made of the proportion of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds whose deaths...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Public Health England review of the effect of covid-19 on BAME communities did not refer to (a) the high proportion...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to respond to the Public Heatlh England Report, Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19, published in...

      Breast Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of patients who have had shorter courses of breast radiotherapy as a result of the...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase access to home-based and community testing for HIV during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what treatment options are available to patients with multiple myeloma who have become refractory to previous lines of therapy.

      Cancer: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with cancer and a mental health condition in the UK in each year from 2014 to 2019, by region.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England has taken to support NHS staff offer personalised care to people with cancer.

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with cancer have been offered a holistic needs assessment (HNA); and what steps he has taken to ensure that...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the terms of reference were for the report published by Public Health England on 2 June 2020 entitled Covid-19: Review of...

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with incurable secondary breast cancer may receive timely treatment in covid-19 free hubs...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the provision of the NHS-funded flu vaccination to key...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library a copy of the representations received by (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England in respect of...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to long-acting reversible contraception.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to resume the childhood vaccination programme during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make an assessment of the...

      Antibiotics: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the number of antibiotics prescribed in each month since April 2019; what assessment has been made of the...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the final NHS People Plan; and whether his Department has plans to make an assessment of the effect...

      Tongue-tie: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the reopening of tongue-tie clinics.

      Influenza: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has put in place to avoid a flu epidemic at the same time as managing the covid-19 outbreak.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's response to the Prevention Green Paper consultation will include a commitment to placing a charge on tobacco...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government taking to support local authorities in supporting families with a child who is abusing (a) drugs and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preparations have been made at a community level for a mass vaccination programme should a covid-19 vaccine become available.

      Vaccination: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many suppliers there are for each vaccine on the routine immunisation schedule.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

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

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will enable the sale of menthol cigarettes after the end of the transition period.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the flu vaccination programme to help prepare for a potential second...

      Department of Health and Social Care: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with EU counterparts in 2020.

      General Practitioners: Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the six-week post-natal health checks for new mothers...

      Influenza: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with representatives of the pharmacy sector to ensure preparedness for the 2020 flu season; and if he will...

      Coronavirus: Asians

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

      NHS: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mechanical ventilators are available to the NHS; how many have been made available as a result of the Ventilator Challenge; and...

      NHS: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement by the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on the 28 April 2020 that the UK has fulfilled...

      NHS Trusts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate additional resources to NHS Trusts to help tackle the backlog of outpatient appointments, day care treatments and...

      NHS Trusts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support NHS Trusts tackle the backlog of routine hospital and GP appointments resulting from the...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of imposing an annual capital spending limit for the NHS on the (a) delivery and (b)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Opinion

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

      NHS Trusts: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Trusts reported surplus land in 2019-20; and what estimate the NHS has made of the (a) size and (b) value of that land.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £6.6 billion of support for health services identified within the Government’s Coronavirus emergency response...

      Movianto UK: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 4 and 5 June 2020 to Questions 51733 and 51735 on Movianto UK: Contracts, what recent discussions his...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the 2019-20 Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority, what assessment she...

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the 2019-20 Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority, what assessment she...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 42246, on what date she expects the George Eckert Institute to deliver its interim...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 42246 on Palestinians: Textbooks, by what date she expects the internal panel of...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will delay the implementation of the decision to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office until the...

      Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the (a) Independent Commission for Aid Impact, International Development Committee and (b) National Audit Office will maintain...

      Department for International Development: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 on to Question 61564 on Department for International Development: Reorganisation, whether she...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help ensure that funding package to help fight coronavirus and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the free school meal national voucher scheme, whether (a) Edenred's contract as the Government's supplier will be renewed or (b)...

    • Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether degree apprentices will be included in the temporary student number controls for 2020-21.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will update his Department’s online guidance to show that the current maximum income threshold for free school meals eligibility for...

      Department for Education: Renewable Energy

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

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending home student status to the 2021-22 academic year for EU nationals who...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on its review of BTECs and other applied general qualifications.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reimbursing the tuition fees of healthcare students to recognise their...

      Free School Meals: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many BAME children are in receipt of school meals support in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Manchester Gorton constituency.

      Literacy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of (a) child and (b) adult literacy levels by ethnic group.

      Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of university staff are furloughed as of 23 June 2020.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to implement a summer school programme to help the education of pupils who have not received any teaching during covid-19 lockdown.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2020 to Question 40805, if he will provide a detailed update on the future of the National Plan for Music Education;...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department has provided to vulnerable and disadvantaged children during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that music teachers who work in state-funded schools and colleges but are paid through (a) parents' fees...

      Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether visiting music teachers who receive income through public funds via the pupil premium can claim that part of their income through the...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with teaching representatives on extending the £1 billion Covid-19 catch up fund to include nurseries.

      Free School Meals: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the data that his Department holds on eligibility for free school meals by ethnicity.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of assessments for (a) GCSEs and (b) A levels as a result of the long educational break as...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a breakdown of how the £6 million allocated for financial year 2019-20 in support for compulsory Relationship, Sex and Health...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships.

      Foreign Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on international students arriving to study at UK universities in the...

      Teachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers by ethnicity in each of the last five years.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he had made of the affordability of student-funded tuition fees for all nursing, midwifery, and allied healthcare students from...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on exam results for school students sitting exams in summer 2021.

      Sex and Relationship Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to publish guidance for schools on how they can continue to prepare for the implementation of Relationships and Sex...

      Young People: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) education and (b) health and wellbeing of LGBT young people; and what...

      Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he will allow indoor dance lessons to resume, where the lessons consist only of members of two different households with social distancing...

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to (a) assess the effect of energy efficiency...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce his next allocation of sports premium funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Universities: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what economic assessment he undertook of the potential effect on Scottish universities of capping numbers of students from England attending Scottish...

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support graduates looking for employment (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that overseas students can continue to study in the UK during the covid-19 outbreak in the 2020-21...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on their consultation on proposals for reviewing pre-charge bail legislation; and what...

    • Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) victims, (b) witnesses and (c) defendants of replacing jury trials with trials by a judge and two...

      Non-molestation Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that court hearings for breaches of non-molestation orders take place promptly during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners on short-term sentences re-offended after being released from prison in each year since 2015.

      Ministry of Justice: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reward and recognition nominations have been (a) made and (b) approved by his Department for people in each category of (i) ethnicity and (ii)...

      Suicide: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to instruct the Coroner's Service to ascertain and record, in all cases of suicide, whether the deceased was a (a) present or (b)...

      Solicitors Regulation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Solicitor's Regulation Authority on ensuring good practice among immigration solicitors.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives from (a) local authorities and (b) swimming...

    • Private Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to provide (a) financial and (b) other support to students who have lost income and are...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the closure date for Help to Buy equity loans beyond 31 December for housing developments that have...

      Sleeping Rough: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support has been given to (a) Hastings Borough Council, (b) Rother District Council and (c) East Sussex County...

      Business Premises: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the 19 June 2020 voluntary code of practice for commercial property relationships, if he will take...

      Richard Desmond

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions since the 18 November 2019 he has met with Richard Desmond in (a) a formal, and (b) an informal...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to publish guidance on (a) indoor and (b) outdoor wedding receptions from August 2020.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions has he had with the Local Government Association on the potential merits of allowing the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that female service personnel are provided with sanitary products when on operations.

    • Armed Forces: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of working days lost by each armed forces branch as a result of staff mental ill health in (a) 2010 and (b) 2019.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Saudi pilots have been trained at RAF bases in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason senior responsible owners have the power to declare initial operating capability, even when specified requirements have not been achieved.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many reports on the safety of workplaces were received by the Health and Safety Executive on each day since 23 March 2020.

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits staff from (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) local authorities have made to (i) investigate evidence that health and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to Question 48435, asked by the hon. Member for Wansbeck on 18 May 2020.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether payments under the Windrush Compensation Scheme count towards the savings limit of universal credit and other means-tested benefits.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants will be required to start actively looking for work once the suspension of conditionality ends on 30 June...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to extend suspension of benefits deductions for the recovery of (a) Universal Credit and legacy benefit overpayments, (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that claimants of legacy benefits who have fraudulent universal credit claims made in their name will not...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Overseas Aid

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans implement the decision of the Court of Appeal of 22 June 2020 in the case Johnson, Woods, Barrett and Stewart vs the Secretary...

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of incidences of (a) stress, (b) anxiety and (c) depression for those in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of (a) the number of additional full-time equivalent (i) staff and (ii) work coaches her Department would require...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultation her Department is undertaking with (a) unions, (b) job centres and (c) staff on re-introducing the universal credit...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes she has made to the Youth Obligation Support Programme in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and what employment support her...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change report, Reducing UK emissions Progress Report to...

      Universal Credit: Dunfermline and West Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advanced universal credit payments have been issued in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency since 1 March 2020; and what the cost...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will extend the universal credit overpayment debt recovery pause for as long as covid-19 outbreak continues.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from supermarkets on accessibility for (a) blind and (b) partially sighted...

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of risk to food security during the next 12 months.

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to programmes to help protect Asian elephants living in the wild.

      Environment Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the Leader of the House on ensuring that there is parliamentary time to enable the...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to establish a national nature service; and if he will make a statement.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to participate in the European Parliament's inquiry into the transportation of live animals;...

      Cattle: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has joined with the Scottish Government to defend judicial review proceedings against the Scottish...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications by non UK national EU citizens for settled status were submitted through her Department's app.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2020 to Question 900237 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what her timescale is for the publication of the...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will respond to the High Court decision of 19 December 2019 that found that her Department has charged unlawful fees for child...

      Police: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding each police authority in Wales will receive under the apprenticeship levy and when that funding will be received by each of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the Government's alcohol strategy.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to allow (a) digital and (b) physical documents to be accepted under...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to (a) recruit additional staff and (b) ensure there are adequate resources to process applications for indefinite leave...

      Suicide: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of police forces having an automatic opt-in for support services for...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish a response to her Department’s call for evidence on abuse and violence towards shopworkers.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the additional 20,000 Police Officers will be allocated to (a) Hertfordshire Police and (b) British Transport Police.

      Visas: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's guidance, Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration guidance, updated on 27 February 2020, whether (a) Hong...

      Cocaine: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received representations on the effect of the sale and supply of so-called ethically sourced cocaine on trends in...

      Police: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to assess the length of time it takes to proceed with and conclude allegations of misconduct against serving...

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to increase the advice provided on gov.uk for non-Chinese nationals that cannot travel as a result of the covid-19...

      Immigration Controls: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what health checks are carried out at borders on people coming to the UK from abroad; and if she will make a statement.

      Airports: Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis was for the decision for Border Force officials not to ask people arriving at UK airports from other countries to...

      Immigration Controls: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the scientific assessment that informed the decision to (a) introduce formal quarantine measures for the flights from...

      Police: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided to schools-based police officers for that specific role.

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been granted asylum in the UK as a result of persecution for being LGBTQ+ in their home state in each of the last 15 years.

      Security: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential risk to security from the compulsory wearing of face coverings on public transport.

      Stop and Search: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police officers are required to wear personal protective equipment during stop-and-search enquires during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deportation notices have been served in each year since 2005.

      Police: Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will seek to overrule devolved responsibilities over policing to maintain public order during protests.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of not proceeding with the proposed merger of West Mercia Police Authority with...

      Police: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been dismissed for sexual harassment in each of the last five years.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish its most recent evaluation of the Independent Child Trafficking Guardian (ITCG) service; and by what...

      Home Office: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many private hire cars her Department has used since 2015; how long each journey was; and what the cost was of those journeys to the...

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve scrutiny of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner; and what steps her Department takes to...

      Immigrants: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of not including statutory protection for all migrant women in the Domestic Abuse Bill.

  • Scotland Office

    • Economic Situation: Scotland

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

    • *No heading*

      What assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the level of additional fiscal support allocated to the Scottish Government in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      UK Relations With EU: Scotland

      What discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the UK’s future relationship with the EU in relation to Scotland.

      Industry: Scotland

      What assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional packages of support for industries by sector in Scotland as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      If he will make a comparative assessment of the effect of covid-19 on the BAME community in Scotland and England.

      *No heading*

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the economic support available for Scottish businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Opinion Polls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of money spent by the Government on opinion polling in relation to covid-19 (a) overall and...

    • Electronic Government: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to combat phishing scams in relation to gov.uk services; and what discussions he has had with search engine providers on...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants (a) in each ethnic group and (b) of each gender have been employed by each Government Department in each of the last five years.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 60837 on Contact Tracing: Computer Software, if he will publish the results of the peer...

      Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of private contracts issued by the Government during the covid-19 outbreak which have...

      Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish his Department’s processes to monitor the performance of contracts which involve significant amounts of sub-contracting.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the guidance entitled Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do after 4 July updated on 24 June 2020, what the limited set...

      Cabinet Office: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2020 to Question 59509 on Cabinet Office: Ministerial Responsibility, which Minister is responsible for oversight of...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Insurance Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of the insurance industry on the payment of business interruption insurance for business operations in...

    • Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that economic recovery after the covid-19 outbreak focuses on (a) tackling climate change and (b) skills creation in low...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department has allocated to funding home energy efficiency measures as part of the National Energy Efficiency Programme; and if he will...

      Treasury: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Official Development Assistance programmes that his Department funds are targeted at supporting women and girls.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representatives of the independent small breweries sector he has had discussions with on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on that sector.

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to provide long-term support to the food and drink wholesale sector.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing further financial support to gyms and leisure facilities that remain unable to reopen to...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax liability is for women who receive back payments of underpaid state pension in a single financial year; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to cover in full the potential loss of earnings for people notified via the NHS Test and Trace service as needing to self-isolate due to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report entitled, The Importance of Pools...

    • Charities: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which BAME charities are in receipt of (a) (i) direct or (ii) indirect funding from a Government department or (b) direct...

      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 the coastal tourism industry; and if he will make a...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

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

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the evidence used to determine that swimming pools are not yet considered safe to open with social...

      Broadband and Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase mobile and broadband coverage.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to work with internet providers throughout the UK to ensure that rural areas have adequate level...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support community sport groups during the covid-19 lockdown to ensure that they can resume activity...

      Football Association Premier League: Illegal Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, following his confirmation at the daily press conference on 17 June, that all but 5 countries worldwide broadcast the restart...

      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 closure of swimming pools on professional and amateur swimming clubs.

      Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timeframe is for the restarting of cricket as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased; and if he will make a...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to review the date for the re-opening of indoor gyms as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department has provided to community radio stations during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Arts: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what Government support is available to freelancers in the creative industries who are not eligible to apply for the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 June (HL4913), what is their guidance on the social distancing of passengers on...

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of increased information sharing between agencies responsible for road safety, including the police ,the Health and...

      Road Traffic Control: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) review the success, and (2) extend the duration, of the Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give immediate priority to the development of hydrogen as a potential source of energy.

    • Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the results of the consultation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay...

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Local Government Association, Local green jobs—accelerating a sustainable economy recovery,...

      Climate Change: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on climate change.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing for Nigerian citizens who have been displaced by jihadist violence in conflicts invoving herders and farmers.

    • China: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the European Commission that the government of China has run “targeted influence operations and...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 February (HL1289), what assessment they have made of the government of Israel's planned annexation...

      Iraq and Turkey: Yazidis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the governments of Turkey and Iraq, about assisting the reunion of Yazidis in those...

      North Korea: South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to call for restraint and a de-escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula, further to the destruction of the Inter-Korean Joint...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current security situation in Kirkuk, and (2) the prospects for an eventual settlement of Kirkuk’s status.

      Palestinians: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the number of permits granted to Christians from Gaza to visit holy sites in Bethlehem...

      Cui Tai

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about reports that Bishop Augustine Cui Tai was arbitrarily arrested on 19 June; what is known...

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, as part of the merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to broaden the brief of...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue the provision of food vouchers for children in need beyond the summer period.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to schools in England on the process for reopening for the autumn term.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of (1) rape or attempted rape, and (2) sexual misconduct, by individuals whose sex at birth was male but subsequently identified as female have been...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of any fall in the value of retail properties on the finances of local authorities which have borrowed money from the...

    • Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many planning applications the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has called in since 1 January.

      Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many planning applications were called in by the Secretary of State with responsibility for planning in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, (4) 2018, and (5) 2019.

      Leisure: Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of council-run recreational facilities such as leisure centres, parks, and green spaces in tackling obesity; and what...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to extend the ban on tenant evictions by a further two months, what plans they have to support private landlords with tenants who had...

      Courts: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their response to the consultation Considering the case for a Housing Court, which closed in January 2019; and what are their reasons for...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to extend the ban on tenant evictions by a further two months, what provisions are or will be in place to ensure that private landlords,...

      Windrush Generation: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the celebration of Windrush Day on 22 June.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation they have paid out in racial discrimination cases brought against the Ministry of Defence in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that no one resident in the UK will suffer hardship with which they cannot cope in the next year.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) average, (2) longest, and (3) shortest, clearance time for a (a) claim, (b) mandatory reconsideration, and (c) successful appeal outcome to be...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) average, (2) longest, and (3) shortest, clearance time for a (a) mandatory reconsideration, and (b) successful appeal outcome to be implemented,...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) average, (2) longest, and (3) shortest, clearance time for a (a) mandatory reconsideration, and (b) successful appeal outcome to be implemented,...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures have been put in place since the publication of the National Audit Office report, Supporting Disabled People to Work, to better measure the outcomes...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take in response to the report by the World Wide Fund for Nature COVID-19: urgent call to protect people and nature, published on 17 June,...

    • Air Pollution and Road Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent traffic congestion and air pollution from rising above pre-COVID-19 levels.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have provided to sponsored workers currently not in the UK and unable to return due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans they have to take...

    • Fines: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that police in England and Wales have been found to be six times more likely to fine BAME people in the COVID-19 lockdown.

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received the recent report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on roads policing; and when they...

  • Treasury

    • Audiobooks: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove the application of VAT to sales of audiobooks.

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