Written answers

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • British Airways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to support employees of British Airways in response to the proposed restructuring of the business; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to prevent job loses in the aviation sector.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating additional ringfenced funding to support rural bus routes.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect public transport workers from covid-19.

      Bus Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his Northern Irish counterpart on introduction of Urby buses with wifi and tables; and what assessment has he...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the time taken by the DVLA to (a) renew driving licences and (b) respond to queries.

      Cycling and Motorcycles: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with representatives from (a) Deliveroo, (b) UberEats and (c) other online food ordering and delivery companies to ensure...

      Motor Vehicles: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with representatives from major hot food delivery companies on reducing the use of petrol and diesel vehicles for customer...

      Economic Growth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Government plans to support economic recovery as a result of the covid-19...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the proposals put forward by the New Economics Foundation report...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities have a competitive tendering process for the procurement of speed cameras; and his Department encourages local authorities...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that driving instructors follow DVSA and Government guidelines in safely restarting driving lessons.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with driving examiners unions' on whether their members plan to return to work on 22 July 2020 as the covid-19...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the expiry period for driving theory tests during the covid-19 outbreak.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the processes used by High Speed Two Ltd in relation to (a) land and (b) property claims.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing coaches and buses to operate without social distancing but with the compulsory wearing...

      Railway Stations: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to make funding available for the development of new railway stations in Wolverhampton.

      Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned timescale is for bringing into effect Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 enabling local authorities outside London to enforce...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Constituencies: Stockport and Tameside

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of asking the Local...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Scottish Crown Estate’s ScotWind leasing requirements for...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much energy from renewable sources has been produced from his departmental buildings in each of the last five years.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether all of his departmental buildings are purchasing energy through a renewable energy tariff.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much carbon his Department’s activities have produced in each of the last five years.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent on energy conservation measures in his departmental buildings, in each of the last...

      Billing: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) utility companies and (b) banks on removing charges for pensioners who are not...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support and (b) increase heat pump technology.

      Construction: Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the building supply trade to supply the needs of shovel ready projects.

      Exhibitions: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether exhibition businesses are eligible for covid-19-related grant funding from his Department.

      ICT: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a Government-backed industry watchdog for the website design and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gender Based Violence

      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 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in...

    • Hong Kong: 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 Hong Kong.

      Overseas Aid: Accountancy

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

      Electronic Surveillance: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for NSO's Pegasus software being used to target foreign journalists and...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support people held in camps in Xinjiang.

      Arms Trade: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential risks to human rights of sales of ammunition to countries with...

      Tristan da Cunha: Lobsters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the EU on ensuring that the lobster industry in Tristan da Cunha is not affected by EU tariffs...

      USA: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received any reports of incidents involving British journalists in the US since May 2020.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that Portugal is included on the air bridge destinations list for UK tourists.

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to call for the appointment of a UN Special Rapporteur on Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with (a) Non-Governmental Organisations, (b) news agencies and (c) journalists operating in...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the viability of a continuing role for UK judges in the Hong Kong justice system as a result of...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2020 to Question 65183 on Gulf States: Overseas Aid, which projects have received funding from...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Chief Dental Officer for England has to issue advice to (a) dentists and (b) other dental care staff on responding to the...

    • Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the spread of covid-19 in dental practice settings.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been tested for covid-19 upon admission to hospital, on each day since 1 January 2020.

      Out-patients: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to introduce covid-19 testing for patients prior to hospital outpatient appointments.

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of an international lack of availability of high throughput testing machines on access to those...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to set out a timetable for the resumption of routine dental services.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reopen dental treatment services as part of the Government’s easing of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as more employees are encouraged to return to work where it is safe to do so, what Government support and guidance he plans to make...

      Coronavirus: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken by (a) the Government, (b) Public Health England and (c) NHS England to test the effectiveness of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 mobile testing units are in operation in Hull.

      Coronavirus: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many positive covid-19 test results have been recorded from tests completed by mobile testing units based in Hull.

      Coronavirus: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how and by whom are covid-19 mobile testing units being managed and co-ordinated in Hull.

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to assist dental practices to procure the personal protective equipment required to safely reopen...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to assist dental practices in training staff to comply with covid-19 guidelines.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish weekly regional R rate figures for covid-19.

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) ensure the safety of and (b) support pharmacists during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on enabling pharmacists to use their professional judgement to support patient...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to use community pharmacies to support future covid-19 treatment and vaccine programmes and help reduce pressures on...

      Coronavirus: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the advice provided on shielding is the same on both the Gov.uk and the NHS information websites.

      Coronavirus: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are included on the Shielded Patient List in (a) Tonbridge and Malling constituency, (b) Tonbridge and Malling Borough...

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the methodology used by NICE to appraise combination therapies in the ongoing NICE Methods...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from covid-19,...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a transitional funding package for community pharmacists (a) before...

      Pupil Premium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the potential merits of a catch-up pupil premium for schools.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 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 trends in the level of post-viral complications in relation to...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support was provided to pharmacies in response to the closure of GP surgeries during the initial phase of the covid-19...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the Health & Safety Executive to ensure that (a) workplaces are safe as people return to...

      Ophthalmic Services: Coronavirus

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

      Eyesight: Health Services

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

      Prisoners: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2020 to Question 54055 on Prisoners: Health Services, if he will make those assessments.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Exercise Cygnus report and its related documents.

      Obesity: Children

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

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) pneumonia and (b) septic pneumonia were identified at official post-mortem inspection and prevented from...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) pericarditis, (b) septic pericarditis, (c) peritonitis and (d) septic peritonitis were identified at official...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of abscesses in offal and carcasses were identified at official post-mortem inspection and prevented from entering the...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of animals with (a) oedema, (b) emaciation and (c) bruising and trauma were identified at official post-mortem...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of animals with (a) septicaemia, (b) tumours and (c) pyaemia were identified at official post-mortem inspection and...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) hydronephrosis, (b) lymphadenitis, (c) tuberculosis and (d) steatosis were identified at official post-mortem...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) nephritis and (b) septic nephritis were identified at official post-mortem inspection and prevented from...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) erysipelas in pigs, (b) actinobacillosis and (c) actinomycosis were identified at official post-mortem...

      Poultry Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) faecal contamination, (b) tumours, (c) egg impaction and (d) septiceamia and fever were identified by...

      Poultry Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) cellulitis, (b) dermatitis, (c) ascites and (d) salpingitis were identified by post-mortem inspection of...

      Poultry Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) peritonitis, (b) hepatitis, (c) pericarditis and (d) aspergillosis were identified by post-mortem inspection of...

      Poultry Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) foot infections and (b) arthritis and joint problems were identified by post-mortem inspection of poultry and...

      Poultry Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of (a) air sacculitis, (b) Marek's disease, (c) White muscle disease and (d) Oregon disease were identified by...

      Pharmacy: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the trends in the level of (a) closures and (b) reduction in the opening hours of rural pharmacies;...

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a bursary scheme for people who train to be GP's and commit to a five year tenure in local surgeries.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the pharmacy sector on enhancing the minor ailments scheme to utilise the skills and knowledge of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

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

      NHS Trusts: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Trusts have provided standard-of-care access to all four birthing options during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) home birth services and (b) midwifery units temporarily closed after 1 March 2020; and on what date each of those units reopened.

      Russells Hall Hospital: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve the energy rating of Russells Hall Hospital; and whether there are plans to install (a) solar panels...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June to Question 56054 on Coronavirus: disease control, for what reasons he has not made an assessment of...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy for the Healthy Start voucher scheme to be available online as well as via a paper application form; and if...

      Coronavirus: Pollution

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

      Coronavirus: Patients

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

      Cholesterol: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients can access cholesterol checks (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measurable outcomes the NHS Health Check programme has delivered for cardiovascular disease patients.

      Pharmacy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to empower community pharmacists to conduct NHS Health Checks as outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on reviewing the NHS Health Check as outlined in the Prevention Green Paper published in 2019.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish an updated version of the 22 July 2019 Green Paper entitled, Advancing our health: prevention in the...

      Gender Recognition: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the provision of mental health support for young people who identify as transgender.

      Mental Health Services: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) average waiting times for therapeutic services for mental health...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to mental health services in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

      Mental Illness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the additional funding required to support people with (a) long-term mental health conditions, (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's recent announcement that people at high risk from coronavirus will no longer be advised to shield from...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for a rise in childhood obesity as a result of inactivity during the covid-19...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

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

      Domestic Abuse: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the effect on the mental health of LGBTQ+ young people living in abusive households during...

      Pathology: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the level of digital pathology in the NHS.

      Contact Tracing: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the test and trace service is not subject to (a) fraud and (b) deliberate false reporting.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons contracts #12 and #13 pertaining to the NHS X contact tracing app have not yet been published; and when he plans to...

      Postnatal Care: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age adjusted access rate for perinatal mental health beds per 100,000 population is in each (a) Clinical Commissioning Group and...

      Contact Tracing: Singapore

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with his Singaporean counterpart on that country's track and trace covid-19 app; and if he will make a...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England plans to use the Nightingale units to help hospitals restore (a) elective surgery and (b) other services that have...

      Midwives: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) home birth services and (b) midwifery units temporarily closed between 1 March 2020 to date due to the covid-19 outbreak;...

      Autism: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 285039, what steps his Department is taking to reduce instances of suicide...

      Veterans: 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 health of veterans.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the child and adolescent mental health services budget was allocated for service provision for (a) children under the...

      Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the reintroduction of the certification of death processes as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate capacity of mental health services in schools for the start of the next academic year.

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date he plans to lay before Parliament the Liverpool Community Health independent investigation terms of reference.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Question 60779 submitted on 17 June 2020, when he plans to respond to Question 38603 tabled on 21 April 2020 by the hon....

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the members of the National Planning Team were with responsibility for managing the development and delivery of Exercise Cygnus.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Question 60788 tabled on 17 June 2020, when he plans to respond to Question 49034 tabled on 19 May 2020 by the hon. Member...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 60789 on Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions, when he plans to...

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department last reviewed its contingency plans for dealing with (a) coronaviruses, (b) emerging infectious diseases and (c)...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the national sexual health and reproductive health strategy.

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies, published in 2015, when planning related to SARS was last reviewed.

  • Department for International Development

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 64205 on Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office,...

    • Department for International Development: East Kilbride

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 59888, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on staffing numbers in...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has allocated funding from the 2020-21 (a) central contingency budget and (b) Official Development Assistance...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the planned level of promissory note issuance was, by institution, in (a) calendar year 2020 and (b) financial year 2020-21 at...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) current position and (b) provisional outcome is of her Department’s gold, silver and bronze grading of projects in...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what budget (a) reprofiling, (b) repurposing and (c) additional allocations for 2020-21 have already taken place in relation to each...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the most recent funding allocations are for the (a) central contingency and (b) portfolio components of the 2020-21 Crisis Reserve.

      CDC: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the CDC Group has invested in fossil fuel projects in each of the last three years.

      Overseas Aid: Religious Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) Christians and (b) other religious minorities are not discriminated against during the...

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that her Department's spending on poverty relief includes (a) Christians and (b) other religious...

  • Department for Education

    • Headteachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school head teachers in the state-funded sector identify as non-white.

    • Higher Edcuation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of evidence a student is required to provide to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41160 on Assessments: Coronavirus, if he will publish the feedback from stakeholders on the range of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Secretary of State for Housing,...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the risk from schools fully reopening of a small chain of covid-19 infection in schools leading to a wider outbreak;...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that children who become eligible for free school meals over the summer holidays 2020 have access to food.

      National Retraining Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the test phase of the National Retraining Programme, announced in October 2019.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to include Black British history in the national curriculum for primary and secondary school pupils.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's announcement on additional funding for school building repairs, if he will prioritise the upgrading of school...

      Summer Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance the Government has provided to local authorities on summer school provision during the covid-19 outbreak for children of (a)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the average number of days that children currently eligible to attend school have attended n (a) nursery, (b)...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on BAME families with children accessing their education from home.

      Education and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many disadvantaged families, children and young people have taken receipt from the Government's scheme of (a) computer devices and (b) 4G wireless...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reimbursing tuition fees for the spring 2020 term for nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Answer to the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish in the oral statement on Education settings: Autumn opening on 2 July 2020 and...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Edenred on providing technical support to families trying to access and use vouchers for the Covid Summer Food Fund...

      British National (Overseas): Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to ensure that dependents accepted under the proposed bespoke immigration route for British Nationals (Overseas) passport holders...

      Schools: Bullying and Racial Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of racist harassment and bullying in schools.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the educational attainment gap between pupils of different (a) ethnic and (b) socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Prime Minister

    • Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Prime Minister, how much correspondence he received on his Special Adviser Mr Dominic Cummings in each month of 2020.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she has taken to prevent the export of UK-manufactured crowd-control (a) equipment and (b) arms being used for internal...

    • Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63402 on Renewable Energy: Exports, how much funding his Department has provided to...

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63402, how many renewable energy export projects from Scotland her Department has...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many section 21 eviction notices have been issued in each month of 2020, by local authority.

    • Opencast Mining: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce his decision on the Highthorn planning application.

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list the public inquiry planning decisions he has made during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Opencast Mining: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce his decision on the Highthorn planning application; and if he will make a statement.

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support will be available for places of worship that have been adversely affected by the covid-19...

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to leaseholders in buildings less than 18m high to enable the removal of unsafe cladding.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Voyager Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the graphic designs of the refurbished RAF Voyager; and if he will place a copy of those designs in the Library.

    • Electronic Surveillance: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the threat to the UK's cyber-security of NSO Group's Pegasus software; and if he will make a statement.

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 58612 on Islamic State: Military Intervention, whether that matter would fall under the remit of the...

      Aircraft Carriers: Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the adequate amount of spare parts to be procured to enable both aircraft carriers to be at sea...

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the retirement dates are for the Royal Navy's Merlin helicopters.

      Ministry of Defence: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Procurement Policy Note 04/20: Recovery and Transition from COVID-19, published on 9 June 2020, what assessment he has made of the...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost of the absence of technical conversion, support or maintenance work on the E-7 Wedgetail...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration his Department made of the Prosperity Agenda throughout the procurement process for the E-7 Wedgetail.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to restart the tendering process for the Fleet Solid Support Ship contract.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports he has received on the Child Maintenance Service not contacting parents who miss child maintenance payments during the covid-19...

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent inspectors have been employed in each region of the country by (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Local...

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the capacity of Job Centre Plus to continue to provide services with (a) increased demand and (b)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer (a) Questions 49012 and 49013 tables on 19 May 2020 tabled by the hon Member for Middlesbrough and (b) Question 52074...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new applications for universal credit have been received since 23 March 2020; how many of those claims resulted in an existing legacy...

      Universal Credit

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

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a crisis funeral loan to (a) support grieving families and (b) provide...

      Occupational Pensions: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workers in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency (a) are receiving auto-enrolment pension contributions through Coronavirus Job...

      Fast Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fast food outlets have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive for breaches of coronavirus health and safety adjustments in...

      Habitual Residence Test: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to review the Habitual Residence Test to improve access to (a) universal credit and (b) other welfare benefits...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) over 25 years old, (b) under 25 years old and (c) who were lone parents under 25 years old have submitted claims for...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who were advised by the Government to shield in March 2020 were in receipt of pension credit.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to determine the circumstances in which interest is added to back payments of a state pension.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether entitlement to a Category D pension requires a person to make a claim.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a married woman is entitled to draw an immediate category BL pension when her husband reaches state pension age in cases where her...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many direction notices have been served on her Department (a) where her Department has not submitted a response to an appeal within the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new applications for universal credit were made (a) online and (b) by telephone in June 2020.

      Employment: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has in place to support the extremely clinically vulnerable to covid-19 who have not been furloughed and are asked to return to...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will publish updated guidance to work coaches on the reintroduction of conditionality on 1 July 2020.

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the £14 million additional funding for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been (a) allocated by HSE and (b) allocated...

      Health and Safety Executive: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent Band 3 Regulatory inspectors are employed by the Health and Safety Executive in each region and nation of the UK.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the preparedness of the Chemical Regulation Division of the Health and Safety Executive in the event...

      Health and Safety Executive: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal protective equipment specialists were made redundant in the science division of the Health and Safety Executive in 2019; and...

      Employment: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of enforcing social distancing in workplaces on (a) limiting the spread of covid-19 and...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of retaining online and telephone assessments for benefit claimants as the covid-19...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people waiting for an (a) online and (b) telephone benefit assessment as at 2 July 2020.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wildlife: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the covid-19 pandemic, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of World Animal Protection's...

    • Waste Management: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support (a) Lakeside EfW and high temperature incinerator and (b) other waste industry...

      Rivers: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 59339, whether there is not a statute or other legal restriction which...

      Furs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential link between the global fur trade and the spread of covid-19.

      Dangerous Dogs: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that dogs taken into police custody under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 are processed and...

      Wool: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on sales of wool.

      Air Pollution: Shipley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of air quality levels across the Shipley constituency.

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that future trade deals deliver high standards of food produce for people (a)...

      Motorways: Graffiti and Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport and (b) Highways England on litter and...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with no recourse to public funds have applied for that condition to be lifted as a result of changes to their financial...

    • Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support people with no recourse to public funds who are unable to access support through covid-19 financial...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of immigrants on a five-year route to settlement have been moved onto a 10-year route because they cannot meet...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department will take to ensure that the income of people of colour who are subject to immigration control is not...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department is making on its paper on group-based child sexual exploitation.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to stop migrants crossing the English Channel illegally.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for asylum have been (a) housed and (b) housed in temporary hotel or B&B accommodation in Blackpool South...

      Visas: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce a visa ban on officials from the Peoples Republic of China entering the UK in response to the...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has issued guidance to police forces on the suspension of driver awareness courses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigration: AU Pairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether plans she has to enable au pairs to work in the UK under the points-based immigration system.

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the proposal to abolish the Resident Labour Market Test in response to the covid-19 outbreak and resulting increase in...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the proportion of migrants entering the UK under the Tier 2 (General) route in the planned new points-based...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who originally came to the UK on a study visa were granted (a) limited leave to remain and (b) settlement after applying...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many grants of leave to remain in the UK were made based on the principles set out in the 2008 Metock judgment by the Court of Justice...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been made in each of the last five years by people who entered the UK on a student visa; what the top 10...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on ensuring asylum seekers are adequately supported.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to issue EEA family permits after 31 December 2020.

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of visitor visas that have expired and not been used during the period in which they...

      Immigrants: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 30 June 2020 to Question 63333 on Immigrants: Biometrics, under which statutory authority are finger prints collected;...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, ​what recourse to public funds she plans to apply to people accepted under the proposed bespoke immigration route for British...

      Immigrants: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to support people without funds to self-isolate safely after entering or returning to the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52215, in what respect the conduct of Special Adviser Mr Dominic Cummings was in his official role...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 64182 on UK Trade with EU, for what reason he did not answer the question of whether his Department...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to update the Government’s covid-19 recovery strategy for the period after 4 July 2020.

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of Cabinet Office spending on civil contingencies preparedness in each year since 2010.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to recognise the work of various professions in helping to combat covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) extend and (b) review the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to ensure people working in the aviation industry are effectively supported.

    • Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Beer Duty receipts were paid by small breweries that produce no more than 60,000 hectolitres of beer per year, in each of the last three...

      Sirius Minerals: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2020 to Question 12439 on Sirius Minerals: Shares, and to the meeting on 21 March 2018 between Right hon. Robert...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many successful applications have been made to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme by people subject to the no recourse to public funds restriction.

      Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to change the (a) introductory date for and (b) rules on IR-35 off-payroll working as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government's system of support for PAYE freelance workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he next plans to review the (a) operation and (b) adjusted net income limits of the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with (a) UK and (b) EU trade negotiators on reinstating a full duty and tax free system for UK to EU travel after the...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 51833, how many eligible businesses have not received discretionary grant funding from their local...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to undertake a Capital Gains Tax rebasement for assets acquired after 31 March 1982.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many local authority staff are furloughed in each local authority; and what the cost to the public purse is of furloughed staff in each local authority.

      Sirius Minerals: Shares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2020 to Question 12439 on Sirius Minerals: Shares, whether his Department has had discussions with the Financial...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 64925 on Overseas Aid, what evidence will be used to inform future decisions on department's ODA...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to work with his international counterparts to investigate companies and agents who were promoting loan charge schemes.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a means tested loan charge repayment scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the timeframe for the (a) Job Retention Scheme and (b) Self-Employment Support Scheme for industries that are...

      Loans: Lebanon

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to advocate that any International Monetary Fund loan package to Lebanon includes conditions on political restructuring to restrict...

      Employment: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support he plans to make available to people shielding and unable to work from home who were not furloughed under the Coronavirus Job...

      *No heading*

      What fiscal steps he is taking to tackle poverty.

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      If he will bring forward legislative proposals to include the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust in the schedule of tax free employee benefit schemes administered by HMRC.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Theatres: Correspondence

      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 proposals made by the Society of London Theatre and UK...

    • Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will (a) refund community radio stations' Ofcom transmitter and relay licence fees to support those stations during the...

      Young People: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the delivery of the Youth Fund.

      Youth Services: 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 provision of youth services for at risk...

      Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy to make the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation an independent, statutory body.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 61607 on leisure: Coronvirus, whether a potential date of reopening can be...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what further support the Government plans to provide to charities that face significant losses in donations due to the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Parliamentary Proceedings

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans he has to publish equality impact assessments of the move by the House of Commons...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Child Arrangement Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure that HM Courts and Tribunal Service respond to applications for courts to to enforce child...

    • Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of adopting a trauma-informed approach within the probation service.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Written Statement of 29 June 2020, what category of prison each of the four planned prisons will be.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Update to the Draft Target Operating Model for Probation Services in England and Wales, what the timescale is for the Effective...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the the provision of (a) mental health support and (b) other forms of personal advice and support...

      Prisoners: Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners in (a) adult male, (b) adult female and (c) youth custodial facilities have a (i) history of exploitation...

      Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: 2020 Update, published in February 2020, what recent assessment he has made...

      Family Proceedings: Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the Family Mediation Council of 6 May 2020 on the diversion...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of employment tribunal claims were successful in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those claimants came...

      Ministry of Justice: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Procurement Policy Note 04/20: Recovery and Transition from COVID-19, published on 9 June 2020, what assessment he has made of the...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been diverted to another custodial facility during (a) transfers and (b) new entrances as a result of limited capacity in the...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on new community cases of covid-19 resulting from infected prison leavers.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the 27 January 2020 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General entitled Improving the Prison Estate, what estimate he has made of...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what gaps in the PHE report Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups he has identified; and what the timeframe is for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to conducting COVID-19 checks at (1) airports, and (2) other points of entry into the UK.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of consumers to cancel and claim refunds for flights booked before the COVID-19 pandemic because one or more of their...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Biofuels: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total level of subsidy given to (1) private, and (2) commercial, users in 2019 to encourage the burning of woodchip; and what was the total level...

    • Boilers: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 June (HL4962), what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact on carbon dioxide emissions of...

      Biofuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any subsidies provided to incentivise the burning of woodchip on reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavrus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they have used (1) to permit hairdressers to open, and (2) to decide that the providers of other close contact businesses, including (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Republic of Ireland: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made to meet with the new Taoiseach and his ministerial team to discuss (1) Anglo-Irish relations; (2) the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of having an open border with France on the COVID-19 R rate.

    • Speech and Language Therapy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken to ensure that personal protection equipment is available to all speech and language therapists treating patients with swallowing...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase access by the public to face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of available appointments in dental surgeries given shortages in personal protective equipment, the requirement to...

      Coronavirus: Charitable Donations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the money raised for the NHS by Captain Sir Tom Moore has been allocated.

      Disease Control: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the degree and effectiveness of international scientific collaboration on pandemics such as SARS and COVID-19; and what proposals...

      Doctors: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by the Doctors' Association UK which found that that six in 10 doctors have not had access to scrubs.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks made by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP on 12 June that “whilst the impact of such discharges meant the NHS was never...

      Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that mental health services will be able to meet any excess demand from people with Parkinson's disease who have not been able...

      Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to support the carers and family members of those people with Parkinson's disease who have experienced distressing hallucinations during...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to use powers conferred by the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (1) to operate the COVID-19 track and trace system, (2) to monitor or...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the data published by the Office for National Statistics which demonstrates that 19 local authorities in England have recorded...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invest additional resources into public health to help public health teams meet any backlog in the demand for services which had to be...

      Coronavirus: Germany

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of Germany's 'R' rate for COVID-19 reportedly increasing to 2.88.

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that those contacted by the NHS COVID-19 test, track and trace scheme fully cooperate with it, following the pilot tracing scheme in...

      Palantir: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Data Protection Impact Assessment of Palantir’s role in combining NHS data had no analysis of data analytics as contained in their G-Cloud 11...

      NHSX: Faculty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a Data Protection Impact Assessment of Faculty AI’s work on data dashboards and modelling for NHSX.

      New Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to increase (1) access to data controlled by the NHS, and (2) associated opportunities to innovate, for UK start-ups and SMEs (a)...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the scale of the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Noctura 400 Sleep Mask as a treatment for diabetic retinopathy patients.

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of applicants to pharmacy schools in England.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Trimble

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what contractual arrangements, if any, exist between the House of Lords room booking service and Trimble Manhattan Space Scheduling.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nigeria: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the government of Nigeria that “in concert with our American and British allies, Nigeria’s military have pushed back the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Universal Credit recipients are subject to the (1) two-child benefit limit, and (2) benefit cap, broken down by ethnic group.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the recycling rate for waste from British households will exceed the former EU target of 50 per cent; and whether, following the UK’s...

    • Veterinary Services: Antimicrobials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK's progress in reducing the human consumption of veterinary antimicrobials; how this progress compares with that of other...

  • Home Office

    • Nitrous Oxide: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the possession of nitrous oxide for personal recreational purposes an offence.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) review, and (2) update, the imagery used on awards given in the honours system.

    • British Irish Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) when the next meeting of the British-Irish Council will take place; and (2) what will be the subjects for discussion.

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 22 June (HL5467) and given that notice payments to employees who are being made redundant are not...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an employer can claim a grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for those employees who were furloughed for three weeks prior to 30 June, who...

      National Insurance Contributions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the research paper by the Taxpayers' Alliance Tax reforms to secure a recovery from coronavirus, published on 3 June, what assessment they...

      Females: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the ending of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme on women.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement they have in Community Fibre Partnerships; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that scheme on the cost to consumers of better...

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

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      To ask the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body whether the Strategic Review of the Restoration and Renewal Programme will be conducted by one person, or corporately by the Sponsor Body.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to implement the recommendations of the report by the Equality and Human Rights Commissions Inclusive Justice: a system designed for...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the lack of recommendations in the report by Public Health England’s Disparities in the risk and...

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