Written answers

Monday, 13 July 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that drivers aged over 70 are able to drive whilst their licences are being renewed by the DVLA.

    • Aviation and Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the recommendation on page 22 of the Committee on Climate Change's 2020 Progress Report to Parliament, published in June 2020,...

      A15: Dual Carriageways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will put in place plans to dual sections of the A15 north of Lincoln to support economic development within the Humber sub-region; and if he...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the list of countries that the Government asked the Scottish Government to agree to categorising as low risk on 2 July 2020 was...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to invest in technology to assist with implementing social distancing on trains.

      Railways: Commuters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of changing work patterns on commuter behaviour on the train network.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with the Northern Ireland Executive prior to the publication of the Written Statement of 6 July 2020, HCWS338 on Travel Corridors.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial and other support he plans to provide to Maritime UK’s regional cluster development programme to enable coastal towns and cities...

      Cycling and Walking: Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Cycle and Walking Investment strategy funding has been allocated to the Oxford to Cambridge Arc since 2018.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to establish an air bridge for tourists between the UK and Thailand.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to include hydrogen.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HS2 Ltd will use bentonite in the construction of High Speed Two Phase one.

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of young people under 18 in low income families in (a) Camberwell and Peckham and (b) London who will have...

      Cycling and Public Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase (a) cycling and (b) the use of public transport in (i) Camberwell and Peckham and (ii) London.

      Trains: Batteries and Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he is making on the phasing out of diesel rolling stock and its replacement with battery and hydrogen powered trains.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support (a) night clubs, (b) music venues and (c) other businesses in the night time service...

    • Physiotherapy: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis is for the decision to delay the reopening of sports therapists in England; and what...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to review the date for the reopening of (a) massage therapist, (b) reflexology and (c) other...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the skills gap in the workforce required to retrofit the UK’s housing stock with...

      UK Research and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the research and development funding that does not go through UK Research and Innovation is...

      Place Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to publish the (a) minutes and (b) outcomes of the ministerial-chaired meetings with...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Policy paper, UK Research and Development Roadmap, published on 1 July 2020, from which of his...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to allocate additional funding to research departments at universities that are not in receipt of a...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement entitled, Government to protect UK research jobs with major support package, how...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to prevent fraud in the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms he has put in place to monitor the operation of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies in receipt of a Bounce Back Loan have (a) ceased trading and (b) entered into administration.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) financial and (b) security checks are made of (i) owners or (ii) directors of multiple companies seeking loans...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether English language schools are eligible for support through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant; and if he...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many local authorities have made Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant payments to English language schools;...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many loans have been issued under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) turnover and (b) number of employees is of companies awarded loans under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies in each (a) industrial sector and (b) region of the UK have been awarded a loan under the Bounce...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to provide additional funding for schemes to support business affected by covid-19 that...

      Physiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason Soft Tissue Therapists are not able to return to work on 6 July 2020 as the covid-19 lockdown...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the reopening of beauty salons as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to review the criteria for distributing and allocating funding through the Discretionary Grant...

      Rainforests: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has made to his Brazilian counterpart on the (a) continued deforestation of the Amazon...

      Meat: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of safety in the meat industry; what the evidential basis is for the...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to include heat pumps in the Green Homes Grant.

      Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to publish in full the scientific advice underpinning the Government's policy on which businesses can and cannot...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish (a) a timetable and (b) guidance for the re-opening of (i) beauty salons, (ii) nail bars, (iii)...

      Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government plans to provide to those businesses that cannot currently reopen following their closure...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will include ground source heat pumps in the Green Homes Grant.

      Buildings: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason he decided to restrict future funding support to heat pumps in smaller buildings.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of enabling beauty salons that have adequate (a) safety measures and...

      Clothing: Manufacturing industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken in response to the recommendations set out in paragraph 50 of the Sixteenth Report of the...

      Post Office: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to make an announcement on its decision on the future of public subsidies for Post Office...

      Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to make further funding available for the coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary...

      Aerospace Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the financial recovery of the UK aerospace sector after the covid-19...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he categorises aesthetics and wellbeing businesses in the beauty industry; what businesses it categorises in...

      Biofuels: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of retaining the requirement of minimum energy efficiency standards...

      Physiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the reopening of soft tissue...

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what discussions he ahs had with the Prime Minister on the proposals put to the Government to support the future of...

      Aerospace Industry and Defence: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the proposal submitted by ADS to the Government to establish a...

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 59434, what progress has been made in assessing proposals for a...

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the aviation industry on plans for producing the world's first net zero long-haul...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £100 million funding for Direct Air Capture R&D announced in the Plan for Jobs is part of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to reports of the forced sterilisation of the Uighur people by the Chinese authorities, what discussions he has...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Coronavirus

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

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department is making to the Government of Pakistan regarding freedom of religion and belief for...

      Gulf States: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the letter of 23 June 2020 to him, from 10 hon. Members on securing the release of human rights activists (a)...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the recent airstrikes in Northern Yemen; and what steps he is taking to support a...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the quantity and quality of evidence collected to secure prosecutions related to sexual...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals have been detained in India under Coronavirus laws in that country.

      USA: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the US Administration's decision to purchase global supplies of Remdesivir for the treatment of patients with...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make urgent representations to the Government of Bahrain opposing the death sentences on (a) Mohammed Ramadhan and...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on (a) Mohammed Ramadhan, (b) Hussain Moosa and (c) other...

      Thailand: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria was used to exclude Thailand from the list of countries exempt from quarantine measures.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Security Council to hold a meeting to call for India to comply with international law...

      Operation Blue Star

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many documents held by Government that were relevant to the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple, Amritsar have been destroyed.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on (a) Mohammed Ramadhan, (b) Hussain Moosa and (c) other...

      Chile: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to assess whether export licenses of (a) crowd control equipment and (b) ammunition to...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the UN and regional partners in Yemen with the aim of a repatriation flight...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recommendation on page 26 of the Committee on Climate Change's 2020 Progress Report to Parliament,...

      Pakistani National Commission for Minorities: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the (a) Government of Pakistan and (b) Supreme Court of Pakistan to help ensure that Ahmadi...

      Corruption: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to extend the scope of the new Global Human Rights Sanctions regime to encompass individuals and organisations...

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the process is for drawing up the UK Sanctions List; which individuals and bodies can nominate people and organisations...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make urgent representations to the Government of Bahrain on the death sentences imposed on (a) Mohammed Ramadhan and...

      Human Rights: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role Parliament will have in (a) the identification of people liable for sanctions under the new Global Human Rights...

      Human Rights: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to enable select committee chairs...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to increase support to non-governmental organisations working on the issues of (a) conflict, (b)...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on humanitarian access to all parts of (a) the West Bank and (b)...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with its Turkish counterpart on recent legal action in British courts against...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy that the activities of Kurdish fighters in Syria constitute terrorism.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial, (b) logistical and (c) military support has been provided by the Government to Kurdish fighters in Syria.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the lawfulness of actions taken by Turkish forces in Syria and whether they...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has held discussions with the Electoral Office of Northern Ireland on ensuring that safeguards are in place to tackle electoral...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to Written Statement WS168 made on 18 March 2020, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle the legacy of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Protective Clothing: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Ministers of the Department of International Trade to help secure imports of (a) surgical gowns, (b)...

    • Protective Clothing: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many items of personal protective equipment have been exported from the UK since 1 January 2020; and if he will provide a breakdown...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what directions he has given as a result of the covid-19 pandemic under (a) section 253 of the National Health Service Act 2006...

      Protective Clothing: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to prevent companies profiteering from the supply of personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the delivery of supplies of personal protective equipment to local authorities under the Clipper system has been...

      Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much personal protective equipment his Department delivered to (a) care homes, (b) domiciliary care organisations, (c) district...

      Protective Clothing: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individual items of personal protective equipment have been delivered to local authorities through the Clipper distribution...

      Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many companies have (a) contacted and (b) been engaged by the Government to assist with the manufacture of equipment to help tackle...

      Coronavirus: Epidemiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the estimated R rate in the community is not reported separately from the rate in health and social care settings at...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) amount and (b) value of personal protective equipment sent to the UK by foreign governments was in 2020.

      Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken through monitoring to ensure that personal protective equipment used in the NHS and social care...

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many private hospital beds have been used since the start of the covid-19 outbreak; and what the cost is of each of those beds per night.

      Protective Clothing: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make and assessment of the potential merits of removing the compulsory requirement to wear face coverings on public transport.

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of (a) cysticercus tenuicollis, (b) cysticercus ovis, (c) hydatid cysts and (d) generalised cysticecus ovis were...

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of faecal contamination on meat carcasses and offal were identified at official post mortem inspection and prevented...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many smear tests were conducted in each of the last 12 months.

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which recommendations made in the Exercise Cygnus report his Government plans to implement.

      Protective Clothing: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for people with anxiety and claustrophobia adhering to the mandatory use of face...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to review the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on delivery of the Childhood Obesity Action Plan.

      Fentanyl: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of fentanyl abuse have been recorded in the last five years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on taking steps to raise awareness of under age drinking.

      Hospitals: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce alcohol-related hospital admissions.

      Cholesterol: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the NHS England review on making cholesterol lowering treatment available directly from...

      Influenza: Vaccination

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

      Influenza: Research

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

      Pharmacy: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of community pharmacists that have been re-registered during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the value of funding received by community pharmacists under the (a) Coronavirus Business...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

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

      Pharmacy: Finance

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

      Pharmacy

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

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed as clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable and advised to shield after the 10 June...

      Endoscopy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the national shortfall in medical staff able to provide elective endoscopy services; and what steps he is...

      Health Services: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he plans to issue to employers on their responsibilities to support individuals who are advised to continue shielding by...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support patients who are waiting for cancer (a) screening, (b) follow-up tests and (c) treatment...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the HIV Expert Group and National HIV Action Plan, announced on 30 January 2019.

      Opioids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the NICE on the (a) use of and (b) benefits of opioids.

      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 discussions his Department has...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of potential increased demand for the Healthy Start voucher scheme.

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many intensive care beds the NHS has.

      Smoking: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the health effects of the misuse of nitrous oxide; and if the Government will bring forward legislative...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter of 29 April 2020 from the NHS Chief Executive and NHS Chief Operating Officer to the Chief executives of all...

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the potential funding options for programmes to reduce smoking uptake amongst young...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Advancing our health:prevention in the 2020s, what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to implement an elimination strategy in respect of covid-19.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions are dispensed daily on average in (a) the community and (b) hospitals in England.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken an assessment of the scientific evidence in relation to the effect of...

      Meat: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to investigate the reasons for the number of covid-19 outbreaks in abattoirs and other meat processing facilities.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on implementing the commitments set out in the 2019 Prevention Green Paper; and what the timelines...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on trends in the level of acute respiratory outbreaks in schools among (a) Black, Asian and minority...

      NHS: Anaesthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has made to ensure that there are adequate supplies of anaesthetics to support local NHS services (a) during...

      Surgery: Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the importance of offering elective orthopaedic surgery close to where people live in respect...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the paper entitled, Healthcare access for children and families on...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the publication entitled, Patients not passports: migrants’...

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on civil contingencies preparedness in each year since 2010.

      Nhs and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of claims made (a) successfully and (b) overall to the NHS and Social Care...

      Ayanda Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) discussions and (b) other communication Ministers and advisers have had with Ayanda Capital.

  • Department for International Development

    • Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she made an assessment of the potential effect on the health and well-being of people classed as living in extreme poverty of...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she plans to take to help ensure that future (a) development and (b) humanitarian spending is in line with the Leave No One...

      Government Departments: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to commission a future review of the transparency of Official Development Assistance spending by all Government...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the level of the funding gap for the UN Global Humanitarian Response for Yemen; and what steps her...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of demand for humanitarian assistance in Yemen in the next six months.

      USA: Remdesivir

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the US Administration's decision to purchase global supplies of Remdesivir for the treatment of...

      Afghanistan: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to (a) review the funding strategy for de-mining in Afghanistan through the UN and (b) commit to holding...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to implement the Department's disability inclusion strategy in the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office...

      Overseas Aid: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Official Development Assistance spending of Government Departments will be reported against the OECD-DAC disability marker...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps she has taken to uphold the UN Global Goals promise to leave no-one behind.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to develop guidelines on how to ensure a public return on public investment on biomedical Research &...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) BAME, (b) women, and (c) disabled teachers were recruited in each of the last 10 years.

    • Primary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that primacy school pupils can take part in physical education safely when they return to school as...

      Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops were provided to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council by his Department in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government has taken to identify and protect children who may be at increased risk from safeguarding issues as a result of the covid-19...

      Academic Year: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on allocating funding through the Holiday Activities and Food scheme.

      Ormskirk School: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place a copy of the lease pertaining to Ormskirk School in the Library.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 Jul 2020 to Question 60772 on Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes, whether a child that becomes eligible for free school...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help mitigate the loss of income from facility hire by schools during the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Foreign Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the numbers of overseas students of the difference in tuition fees for British nationals...

      Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 67720 on Children: Coronavirus, if he will publish the ongoing analysis of how the Adoption and...

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that (a) children’s early language and communication development and (b) the timely identification and support for...

      Overseas Students: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recent decision of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement that international students offered only online university courses...

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who will be responsible for (a) setting up and (b) managing the Parent and Pupil Online Panel to help monitor the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on...

      Children and Young People: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for how long his Department plans to pay for internet access, through broadband or 4G routers, for children and young people eligible for technology...

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria he plans to use to determine for how long families with No Recourse to Public Funds will have access to free school meals; and if he...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase funding in the early years education sector.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 60716, how families of children who become eligible for free school meals during the summer...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with supply teaching agencies on (a) furlough and (b) income support for supply teachers over the 2020 summer holidays.

      Black Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will implement the recommendations of the Black Curriculum.

      National Careers Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's policy paper, A plan for jobs, published on 8 July 2020, how the additional £32 million for the National...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Profession: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department is doing to tackle the diversity gap in the upper levels of the legal profession.

    • Matrimonial Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the Family Justice Council and (b) other stakeholders on the use of Mesher Orders in divorce cases.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of undertaking equality impact assessments for staff returning to work with HM Courts and Tribunal...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has undertaken an equality impact assessment of the risk assessment tool for bringing staff back into work at HM Courts and Tribunal Service.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress has been made on granting legal recognition to humanist marriages; and whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who have been released early from prison as a result of the covid-19 outbreak were convicted of serious violent crimes.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department authorised the sale and export of (a) tear gas, (b) rubber bullets and (c) riot gear to Hong Kong in the last 24 months.

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Minister in her Department was responsible for the approval of any arms export licences for (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) its coalition...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to provide additional long-term support to local authorities facing funding shortfalls.

    • Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department had to provide additional funding to help end youth homelessness.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to prevent the eviction of private tenants after 23 August 2020.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have paid English Language Schools Business Rate Relief; what discussions he has had with...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that plan to issue s114 notices during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable had registered for Government...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance he plans to provide to landlords of clinically vulnerable tenants, who are currently in the shielded...

      Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to amend the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007,...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department’s response to the consultation on permitted development rights.

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to issue guidance on safely reopening public toilets to enable people with (a)...

      Shrewsbury Town Council: Shropshire Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make a financial assessment of the effect on value for money for the public purse of merging Shrewsbury...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to financially support local councils ahead of the 2020 spending review.

      Digital Technology: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £900 million for shovel ready projects will be spent on digital infrastructure in (a) 2020-21 and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incidents have been logged as alleged international humanitarian law violations reportedly conducted by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen since...

    • Military Bases: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to whom US bases (a) NSA/NRO Menwith Hill and (b) the Joint Intelligence and Analysis Center at the US base at Croughton are accountable to in the...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to (a) speed up and (b) streamline the recruitment process of military personnel.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for which countries the armed forces provided training for in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20; and which armed service provided the training for each of...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant the Answer of 6 July to Question 67564 on AWACS: Procurement, whether all conversion work for E-7 Wedgetail aircraft purchased by the UK will...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 67566 on AWACS: Procurement, whether he has plans to make a comparative assessment of the costs of (a)...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 67566 on AWACS: Procurement, for what reason his Department made the decision not to make a...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 67536 on Ministry of Defence: Iraq Detainees, of the 1,000 civil claims in connection with operations...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 67536 on Ministry of Defence: Iraq Detainees, how many of the approximately 1,000 civil claims and...

      Ministry of Defence: Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the civil claims filed against his Department, under employers' liability, by serving armed forces personnel, veterans and their families...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's civilian staff will be subject to the same provisions within the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill as...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the career destinations were of recruits who enlisted at the Army Foundation College but dropped out before completing Phase Two training in each...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Postal Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the safety of postal workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Personal Income: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Citizens Basic Income Feasibility Study Steering Group report entitled Assessing the Feasibility of Citizens' Basic...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for changing universal credit systems and processes to reflect the ruling by the Court of Appeal on 22 June 2020 on the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were claiming (a) job seeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) income support at the time at which the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made in evaluating the findings of her Department’s pilot on video recording personal independence payment assessments.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department’s policy is on length of time to be allocated to benefit claimants for (a) first claimant commitment interviews, (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the two-child limit in relation to benefits on BAME families.

      Social Security Benefits: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the benefits cap, by ethnic group.

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to increase personal independent payment in line with the temporary increase in universal credit during the...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the emergency £20 top-up given to universal credit recipients in response to the covid-19 outbreak was not extended to...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of medical assessments for (a) personal independence payment (b) employment and support allowance and (c)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 62431 on the suspension of benefits conditionality, how her Department will determine what...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to financially support universal credit claimants during the five-week waiting period for their first payment.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long an employment and support allowance decision is valid for.

      Social Security Benefits: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to provide additional financial support to bereaved families where the principal earner has died as a...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she will take to support workers on zero-hour contracts who are not working as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and are unable to...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the number of job vacancies that will be created in the event that the WASPI generation of women are...

      Soical Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish data on the number of claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) universal credit who have...

      Jobcentre Plus: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus staff will be recruited in Glasgow in response to the Chancellor’s statement of 8 July 2020; and at which...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether young people in receipt of universal credit will be sanctioned if they do not take up a place on the Kickstart jobs scheme.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether young people who are medically shielding from covid-19 will be required to take up a place on the Kickstart jobs scheme.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what conditions will be placed on employers participating in the Kickstart jobs scheme to protect the employment conditions of workers aged 25...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 3.2 of the Government's policy paper, A plan for jobs, published on 8 July 2020, if she will publish further...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether individuals and dependants accepted under the proposed bespoke immigration route for British Nationals (Overseas) passport holders...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any applicant in receipt of universal credit who was previously in receipt of legacy benefits has successfully reapplied for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that the (a) planning and (b) regulatory frameworks support...

    • Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage tree planting throughout the UK to help carbon offsetting; and if he will make...

      Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential trade implications for the UK of a ban on the import of hunting trophies while...

      Inland Waterways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the letter of 23 March 2020 to his Department from British Marine, Broads Authority and Canal & River...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles.

      Fly-tipping and Litter: Fast Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings his Department has had with fast food outlets on using vehicle recognition technology to print number plates...

      Peat Bogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental effect of restored peatland; and what steps he is taking to ban the...

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of water companies on ending the practice of overflow raw sewage...

      Camping Sites: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that campsites on Crown Land in the New Forest open in summer 2020; and if he will make a...

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending The Hedgerow Regulations 1997 to strengthen protections...

      Air Pollution: Shipley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 65969 on air pollution: Shipley, what assessment he has made of the...

      Industry: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to tackle problems associated with noise and dirt emanating from industrial units located near to...

      Countryside: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the CPRE report, Greener, better, faster: countryside...

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken to process passport applications and tackle the current backlog.

    • Youth Mobility Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish further guidance for people on Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visas that have been extended to 31 July 2020 who...

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to start accepting applications from BNO passport holders wishing to come to the UK on a five-year visa with the right to work.

      Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of suspected sham marriages were received from superintendent registrars in each of the last five years.

      Civil Partnerships: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to issue revised guidance on the resumption of in-person eligibility meetings for civil partnerships; and what assessment she...

      Hate Crime: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of instances of (a) hate crime, (b) serious violence and (c) malicious communications...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the National Audit Office report on Asylum accommodation and support...

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report entitled, Animals in Science Regulation Annual Report (2018), for what reason there was a reduction in the...

      Youth Mobility Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to extend the stay of Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa holders as a result of the covid-19 oubreak.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2020 to Question 57177 on Visas, whether she plans to introduce a further extension of visas for people...

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a Minister in her Department has responsibility for matters in relation to Interpol.

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary General of Interpol on the abuse of Red Notices and diffusions.

      Forensic Science Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to support the Forensic Science Regulator’s accreditation timetable.

      Forensic Capability Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Forensic Capability Network has made in developing a workforce strategy to preserve and develop skills across policing and...

      Social Distancing: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued under regulation 7 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)...

      Driving: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to extend the date by which a person is required to complete their Safe and Considerate Driving course during...

      Immigration Officers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is mandatory for immigration enforcement officers to wear face masks when attending people's homes.

      Police: Forensic Capability Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how may police forces have voluntarily participated in the Forensic Capability Network.

      Forensic science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the terms of reference are for the Forensics Policy Steering Group.

      Innovation and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made by the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice on establishing an effective co-ordination and oversight...

      Asylum: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her policies of the July 2020 Refugee Action report entitled Wake Up Call and its...

      Asylum: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Hong Kong have sought asylum in the UK from 21 May 2020 to 8 July 2020; and how many of those applications for asylum...

      Immigration: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the immigration rules to ensure that...

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she had has with her (a) US, (b) Canadian, (c) New Zealand, (d) EU, Japanese and (e) South Korean counterparts on...

      Interpol: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for the allocation of statutory funding to Interpol.

      Emergency Services Network: Strathconon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her timescale is for the Emergency Services Network and Extended Area Service mast in Strathconon becoming operational.

      Osime Brown

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will revoke the deportation order of Osime Brown in light of Mr Brown's learning disabilities, mental ill health and lack of family...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to amend the Refugee Family Reunion rules to allow more families to safely reunite in the UK.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for continuing to support people in the asylum system during the covid-19 outbreak.

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong: S

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether those individuals accepted under the proposed bespoke immigration route for British Nationals (Overseas) passport holders from Hong...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      What plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a new offence of intentional trespass to help prevent unlawful traveller encampments.

      Offenders: Coronavirus

      What steps her Department is taking to remove foreign national offenders from the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      What steps her Department is taking to stop migrants crossing the English Channel illegally.

      Immigration Controls: Scotland

      What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed points-based immigration system on the economy of Scotland.

  • Scotland Office

    • Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has made to Cabinet colleagues in relation to people in Scotland who are in temporary accommodation provided by Mears Group and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Rural Areas: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Minister has responsibility for rural social isolation.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will target (a) social distancing guidance and (b) other key messages regarding the covid-19 outbreak to groups most likely to breach Government...

      Average Earnings: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average gross hourly pay was of people whose ethnicity was (a) white, (b) mixed, (c) Indian, (d) Pakistani/Bangladeshi and (e) Black in each...

      Employment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the employment rate was of (a) women and (b) men whose ethnicity was (i) white, (ii) mixed, (iii) Indian, (iv) Pakistani/Bangladeshi and (v) Black...

      Owner Occupation and Rented Housing: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) White British, (b) Indian, (c) Pakistani, (d) Bangladeshi, (e) Black African and (f) Black Caribbean households were (i) owner...

      English Language: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) women and (b) men who were (i) White British, (ii) Indian, (iii) Bangladeshi, (iv) Pakistani, (v) Black African and (vi) Black...

      Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's timetable is for the formation of the Commission on the Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights.

      Veterans: Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made on guaranteeing interviews for veterans applying to the civil service; and what the timeframe is for the roll-out...

      Cabinet Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches his Department has reported to the Information Commissioner in each of the last five years.

      Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to award honours to individuals and organisations that have helped to tackle the covid-19 outbreak in Wales.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) processes and (b) procedures are in place to elect members to commissions established by the Government.

  • Treasury

    • Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency plans his Department have made to support the economy in the event that a second wave of covid-19 requires a reintroduction of lockdown...

    • Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in financial difficulty who are not eligible for any of the Government's support schemes during the...

      Public Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support his Department has allocated to (a) NHS and (b) public sector staff who have been asked to shield during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of applying a net-zero test to proposed (a) spending and (b) taxation in support of the...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the value of child benefit.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) policies and (b) other work started by the previous Administration between 2016 and 2019 which were cancelled...

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies incorporated outside the UK have received assistance through the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (b) ability to defer VAT, (c)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance HMRC has issued to businesses on placing employees on temporary contracts for services on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason a covid-19 test provided by an employer to an employee as part of their work will be treated by HMRC as a benefit in kind and will...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that charities that provide residential trips for school children are eligible for extensions to the Coronavirus Job...

      UK Trade With EU: Export Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what her policy is on tariff payments for non-vat registered businesses that export directly to customers in the EU at the end of the transition period.

      Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to tackle potential increases in unemployment once the Government’s furlough scheme ends.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will create a dedicated covid-19 hardship fund for sole traders and other self-employed people ineligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on local...

      Life Insurance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Prudential Regulatory Authority on the provision of life insurance for people with diagnosed mental health conditions.

      International Monetary Fund: Lebanon

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 68305 on Loans: Lebanon, what risks of misuse the International Monetary Fund has identified for loan...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the average level of savings accumulated by households in the UK.

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Eat Out to Help Out period in areas that experience a local lock-down for all or part...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2020 to Question 64077, what assessment he has made of the importance of the exchange rate margin as calculated from the...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to undertake an independent quality assurance review of RBS Global Restructuring Group's treatment of SMEs.

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) financial and (b) economic modelling his Department is undertaking to assess the effect of the Government's guidance on (a) travelling, (b) social...

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to charts 1a and 1b of his Department's publication, Impact of Covid-19 on working household incomes: distributional analysis as of May...

      Job Creation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs that will be created as the result of announcements made in the summer economic statement on 8 July 2020.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's policy paper of 8 July 2020 entitled, A Plan for Jobs 2020 and the estimated £3.8 billion cost of the temporary...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Escape Rooms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has provided (a) support and (b) guidance to escape room businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Football Association Premier League

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his statement at the daily press conference on 17 June, that all but five countries worldwide broadcast the...

      Inland Waterways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support (a) heritage and (b) tourism on the inland waterways during the covid-19 outbreak; and if...

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to bring forward proposals on reform of the Gambling Act 2005.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria he is using to assess when it will be safe to allow choirs to recommence rehearsing and performing.

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department plans to take to allow private swimming pools that are available for public hire to reopen safely as...

      Casinos: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) the casino industry and (b) trade organisations on establishing safe working practices to...

      LGBT People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from LGBT (a) entertainment venues and (b) trade bodies in relation to...

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's recently announced support for cultural, arts and heritage institutions, which body will be...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to (a) publish a long-term, costed strategy on closing the digital divide and (b) make that...

      Night Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether nightclubs will be eligible for funding from the £1.57 billion arts sector support package.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the eligibility criteria for music venues applying for the £1.57 billion arts sector support funding.

      Circuses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to allow circuses to reopen as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Epilepsy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard people with epilepsy from online harm.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Coronanvirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) securing, (b) heating, and (c) lighting empty...

  • Prime Minister

    • Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions (a) he, (b) his advisers and (d) Departmental officials have had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and his (i)...

    • Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his comments made on a visit to East Yorkshire on 6 July 2020, what procedures were being referred to in relation to care homes not following...

  • Department for Transport

    • East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 March (HL2045), on what evidence the claim is made that splitting the Norwich-Liverpool rail...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House why the question for Topical Written Answer HL4504, tabled on 14 May and due for answer on 21 May, has not yet been answered; what are the reasons for the delay in...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Leader of the House why the question for Topical Written Answer (1) HL3844, tabled on 5 May and due for answer on 13 May, and (2) HL4440, tabled on 13 May and due for answer on 20 May,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Cornwall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership to ensure that the proposed floating offshore windfarms are built...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Riot Control Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International Tear Gas: an investigation, published in June, which details examples of tear gas misuse in...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of Iran in supplying missile technology and other weapons to the Houthi forces in Yemen.

      Egypt: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last spoke to the current President of Egypt; and what discussions they have had about military tensions with Libya and the reported...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s announcement on 19 June that for the first time Iran is not cooperating with its inspectors at two...

      Myanmar: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to support the resumption of negotiations under the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar.

      Iraq: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq (1) to allow them to return to their homes in Nineveh province, and (2)...

      Zeid Qaysiyah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the death of Zeid Qaysiyah.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to protect Palestinian-owned land near Bethlehem from any encroachment by the expansion of Efrat.

      Jerusalem: Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to protect people living in East Jerusalem from being discriminated against by planning laws.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Palestinians are protected in the West Bank (1) now, and (2) in the future.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with the government of Turkey (1) the implications for prisoners awaiting trial of Articles 2 and 10 of the Turkish...

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made to recognise the state of Palestine.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to restart the work of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Speaker of Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly that the construction of a new Hindu temple in Islamabad should...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what discussions they have had with, and (2) what assurances they have sought from, the government of Russia about the treatment of LGBT people in the Chechen...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many months the consultation process for the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy will last.

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Foreign Secretary has taken to ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access to civilians in Yemen.

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what urgent steps they intend to take with their international partners to try to avert the risk of catastrophic human suffering in Yemen.

  • Department for Education

    • Education and Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Resolution Foundation Class of 2020: Education leavers in the current crisis, published in May, in particular...

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the COVID-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group have been asked to sign personal confidentiality agreements by the Department for...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing childcare for the children of key workers during the school summer holiday.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of possible human rights, modern slavery, and security concerns relating to exports from China, what plans they have to establish a trade...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Coastal Communities Fund: North East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Coastal Communities Fund has been spent since 2012 on regions (1) in the North East of England, and (2) north of the River Tyne in England.

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 29 June (HL6045), whether residents in buildings that have failed cladding tests in relation to aluminium...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to protect those residents in buildings with unsafe aluminium composite material cladding; and how such residents are notified of those...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 29 June (HL6045), when the corporate entities that have indicated that they are taking on the responsibility...

      Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance on how to criticise the government of Israel without being antisemitic.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Islamic State: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drone strikes British Armed Forces carried out against ISIL in June.

    • Armed Forces: Job Satisfaction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the level of job satisfaction among armed forces personnel; and what trends, if any, they have identified.

      Ministry of Defence: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation has been paid out as a result of claims to the employment tribunal for racial discrimination and harassment brought by serving...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Business Premises: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require statutory inspections of (1) mobile cranes of over 10,000 kilograms lifting capacity, (2) fixed cranes of over 10,000...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what progress has been made in the construction of the inspection facilities at the ports of (a) Warrenpoint, (b) Belfast, and (c) Larne, as part of the...

  • Home Office

    • Protest: Bristol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (1) interviewed, and (2) charged, in connection with the removal of the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol on 7 June; and...

    • Offenders: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 June (HL5064), what assessment they have made of whether Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan, and...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make transcripts of Home Office interviews with asylum seekers available for scrutiny.

      Immigration: Roma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the issues faced by Roma EU citizens resident in the UK, with settled status, who may have their applications for...

      Hezbollah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Hezbollah's involvement in (1) charitable, and (2) criminal networks, in the UK.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the policy to withdraw section 95 support from asylum seekers when they are given temporary accommodation with food.

      Metropolitan Police: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take following the complaint filed against the Metropolitan Police for its "aggressive and unnecessary actions" against an unresisting...

      Slavery: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the effective prosecution of those who commit crimes related to modern slavery.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 June (HL5219), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many people have...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Richmond Desmond

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Prime Minister has met Richard Desmond in the last 12 months; where each meeting took place; and what was discussed on each such occasion.

    • Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to veterans of the armed forces during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Treasury

    • Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they intend to adopt in assessing the possible awards for financial rescue under Project Birch; whether their preference is for a loan or equity; and...

    • Bank of England: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Governor of the Bank of England's comments made on 22 June that the Government would have struggled to fund itself if the...

      Loans: Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the IMF's support for Lebanon (1) is subject to strict oversight and monitoring, and (2) has mechanisms in place to...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to make a statement about the future of (1) VAT rates, and (2) other fiscal measures in the UK

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances, if any, they will give to whistleblowers who raise concerns that they are being forced to work while money is being claimed on their behalf under...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they intend to provide to (1) the England and Wales Cricket Board, and (2) other governing bodies for cricket.

    • Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have made, or intend to make, available to small museums which have had to close during the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to cover their...

      Florence Nightingale Museum: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to 2020 being designated the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, what support they intend to make available to support the Florence...

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider when leisure centres are able to re-open; and what additional funding they will provide to leisure centres to ensure that they remain...

      Football: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Premier League, (2) the English Football League, and (3) the Professional Footballers' Association, about BAME coaching...

      Cultural Renewal Taskforce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there are no representatives of the music industry on the Cultural Renewal Taskforce.

      Television Licences: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the BBC about free television licences for people aged over 75.

      Wigan Athletic Football Club: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate the English Football League’s role in (1) approving the recent takeover of Wigan Athletic, and (2) the subsequent...

      Mobile Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for withdrawing support for 5G telecoms networks in favour of further research into 6G technology.

      Film: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a requirement for the same protections that exist for content in cinemas and on DVDs to be present for online content; and whether they are...

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