Written answers

Thursday, 16 July 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Commuters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail operators on the effect on their services of a potential increase in flexible and part-time commuters.

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help drivers involved in non-fault accidents penalised by insurance companies.

      Railway Stations: Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial support is available for tenants operating businesses from stations managed by Train Operating Companies subject to Emergency Measures...

      Southeastern: Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many tenants have rental agreements with Southeastern to operate businesses within stations that company manages.

      Transport: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on connectivity between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps the Government has taken to help ensure the safety of people (a) travelling to airports, (b) in airports and (c) on aircraft.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the resumption of driving tests in (a) rural and (b) urban areas in Scotland.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of employment conditions for seafarers working on the Cypriot registered Seaways Strashnov transporting...

      Cars: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to enable two people from different households to share a car following the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will put in place plans for...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made on the effect on trends in the level of (a) school and (b) college attendance of the suspension of free and...

      Buses: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the (a) production and (b) use of hydrogen buses.

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with Transport for London on reviewing the planned end to free travel for under 18s in London.

      Roads: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2020 to Question 68683 on Roads: Greater Manchester, what steps he plans to take to introduce measures complementary...

      Roads: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2020 to Question 68683 on Roads: Greater Manchester, what assessment he has made of the air quality for communities...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2020 to Question 68683 on Roads: Greater Manchester, whether Highways England is legally responsible for managing...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2020 to Question 68683 on Roads: Greater Manchester, whether Highways England will be fined for breaching clean air...

      Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for opening the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme to members of the public.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Government of Singapore on the potential establishment of an air bridge between the UK and Singapore and the...

      Jet Zero Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2020 to Question 64070 on Jet Zero Council, whether he plans to publish the membership of the Jet Zero Council before...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many qualified archaeologists are being deployed on survey and excavation work relating to High Speed Two construction.

      Aviation: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the airline industry on increases in air fares to Pakistan following the restrictions placed on Pakistan...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Infrastructure and Projects Authority report 2020 classifying HS2 as a Red project, what steps he plans to take in response to that...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Collection entitled Vehicle Market Surveillance Unit programme results and the reports...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to authorise the opening of air corridors with the United Arab Emirates.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of High Speed Two construction sites are in operation as at 13 July 2020.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 on the timeframe for the construction of High Speed Two.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for construction work on High Speed Two Phase 2a (West Midlands - Crewe) to commence.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recommendations in the Low Pay Commission's May 2020 report, Non-compliance and enforcement of...

    • Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of prosecutions for non-payment of the national minimum wage by...

      Fire Prevention: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) remit (b) purpose, (c) terms of reference and (b) membership application process is for the British...

      Fire Resistant Materials: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government Response to the Environmental Audit Committee's Twentieth Report of Session...

      Coronavirus: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish formal guidance on distribution of (a) magazines, (b) leaflets and (c) other printed material in...

      Industry: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to meet with representatives of the PUMPITUP! heat pump campaign to discuss support for heat pump...

      Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether businesses that are registered at a domestic residential address are eligible for the Local Authority...

      OneWeb: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what due diligence the Government has undertaken to ensure that its investment in OneWeb is commercially sound.

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish Public Health England's assessment of the scientific evidence on which the Government has instructed...

      Personal Care Services: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will estimate the proportion of beauty industry sector turnover that is derived from facial treatments.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has undertaken to ensure that businesses utilising personal current accounts for business...

      Remote Working: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what methodology his Department was used to determine a tax-free payment value of £6 per week for people required...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to open the Green Homes Grant for applications.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of imposing sanctions on people responsible for human rights violations...

    • Riot Control Weapons: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether (a) tear gas, (b) rubber bullets and (c) riot gear exported from the UK to Hong...

      Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to prevent Iran from increasing arms exports to terrorist groups after the expiration of the UN...

      Rwanda: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons his Department has declined to refer to the genocide in Rwanda in 1992 as being perpetrated against Tutsis.

      South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) frequency and (b) cost was of freedom of navigation exercises through the South China sea in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019.

      Embassies: St Andrew's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what events took place in UK (a) embassies and (b) other diplomatic missions to mark St Andrews Day in 2019.

      Turkey: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the condition and treatment of prisoners in Turkey who...

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on Turkish armed forces' attacks on civilian settlements in Iraq;...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safe return of British nationals with health concerns who remain stranded...

      Myanmar: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he plans to take to hold the Myanmar military to account for the killing and maiming of children and for...

      Sri Lanka: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the imposition of Magnitsky sanctions for people involved...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make further representations to his Chinese counterpart on the abuse of the human rights of Uyghur Muslims in that...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is able to give to Uyghur Muslims detained in camps in China.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to assist British merchant sailors who have been marooned at sea as a result of the...

      British Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 375 on Future of the British Council.

      Spain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to review travel advice to Spain in response to recent increases in the number of covid-19 cases...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to decision of Bahrain’s Court of Cassation to uphold the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Answer of the 30 June 2020 to Written Question 64962 on Terrorism: Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department made as...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the consignment of personal protective equipment supplied by Turkey was paid for in advance of delivery.

    • Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice he has received on the need for hospital staff and visitors to wear face masks at all times in to reduce the transmission of...

      Coronavirus: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the SAGE advice that informed the decision to reopen shops in all regions on the 15 June 2020 during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Health Services and Social Services: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which categories of health and social care providers are eligible for antibody testing for covid-19.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) people with severe asthma can access specialist centres for investigations and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 38603 tabled on 21 April 2020 by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

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

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed to care for adults in the NHS in each month from 2010 to 2018.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in 2012, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nurses that would be needed by the NHS in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015,...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the establishment of a test and trace service for covid-19.

      Visual Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 18 June to Question 52245 on Coronavirus: Visual Impairment, where the guidance and advice on guiding for blind...

      NHS: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to investigate reports of historical workplace racism in the NHS.

      Health Professions: Training

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

      Coronavirus: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the the CPS's findings that 53 unlawful and no lawful prosecutions have been pursued in England and Wales under the...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government intends to commission further research into the findings in the letter by Helms et al entitled, Neurologic...

      Social Services: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the temporary Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, on...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the beds and equipment provided for the Nightingale hospitals are now being used.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to isolate covid-19 wards from other parts of a general hospital.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle regional variation in the restoration of cancer services as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the (a) current prevalence and (b) annual incidence of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is using NHS volunteers to help with the covid-19 track and trace programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Day Centres: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to allow the reopening of day centres for people with special educational needs.

      Ipswich Hospital: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposals to make Ipswich Hospital the only general hospital in the East of...

      Arthritis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure social care workers have the necessary guidance and resources when providing care for...

      Joint Replacements: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase the use of shared decision making for people who are being considered for joint replacement...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the members of the Steering Group were which was to oversee the overall strategic direction of the 2016 Exercise Cygnus.

      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, what his timescale is for the national sexual health and reproductive health strategy.

      Health Services: Vale of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to utilise Nightingale Hospital Harrogate to help the NHS in York tackle the backlog of cancelled and...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 01 July 2020 to Question 58066 on Contraceptives, what the timeframe is for (a) consulting on and (b)...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when work on the national sexual and reproductive health strategy will commence.

      Hospitals: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for NHS hospitals to re-commence (a) hip replacements and (b) other routine treatments.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on enabling partners to attend (a) scans, (b) hospital appointments and (b) the birth of a...

      Babies: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of amending the gestation limit for a baby to be considered...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2020 to Question 288 on Mental Health Services: Children and Young People, what plans he has to...

      Health Services: 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 treatment time for (a) elective care and routine operations, (b)...

      Mentally Disordered Offenders: Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 3 July 2020 to Questions 61685 and 61686 on Prisoners' Transfers: Mentally Disordered Offenders, what plans...

      Mental Health Services: First Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government response to Recommendation 9b of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs report on Custody-Community...

      Tomography: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for resuming MRI scans in South West Hampshire for non-cancer patients.

      Health Services: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the use and (b) improve the quality of technology in the health and social care sectors in...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department will review guidance to allow birthing partners to accompany pregnant women to appointments and to labour.

      Contact Tracing: Republic of Ireland

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

      Social Services: Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department regularly monitors the number of CARE badges that are distributed.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent to date on the (i) test, (ii) trace, (iii) contain and (iv)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific advice provided on the covid-19 lockdown relaxations announced on 9 July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific advice formed the evidential basis for the lifting of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions announced on 9 July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason local authority Directors of Public Health were not automatically granted access to the National Testing Programme...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications to access to the National Testing Programme dashboard were granted for each local authority on each day since 8...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether local authorities are able to share postcode level Pillar 2 covid-19 testing data with local partners.

      Coronavirus: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many positive tests for covid-19 have been recorded in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council local authority area on...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 63465, if he will make an assessment of the prevalence of patients experiencing...

      NHS: Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2020 to Question 61474 on NHS: Ventilators and the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020,...

      Ventilators: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020, how much of the £1 billion allocated to procure additional...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been contacted under the NHS covid-19 test and trace service; and how many of those people were approached by (a)...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what checks have been carried out on supply chains relating to his Department's covid-19 response in terms of (a) ethical audits, (b)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she had with representatives from (a) NGOs, (b) aid recipients and (c) other stakeholders in advance of the decision...

    • Polio: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the global effort to eradicate polio.

      Malnutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance she has issued to her Department's country offices on the continuation of programmes treating and preventing child...

  • Department for Education

    • Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when dance schools will be permitted to reopen as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support schools with smaller premises in the phased wider opening of educational settings as covid-19 lockdown...

      Academies and Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if it his policy that local authorities should encourage schools and academies to update their risk assessments to reflect 1 metre plus social distancing.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that schools have the capacity to provide additional cleaning services due to the covid-19 outbreak from September...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, after accounting for changes to the classification of student loans, how much (a) was spent on higher education in each of the last 10 years and (b)...

      History: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with external organisations on the inclusion of Black British history in the national curriculum.

      Confucius Institutes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) schools and (b) higher education establishments (i) host a Confucius Institute and (ii) are in receipt of funds from the Chinese Government.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the most recent Annual Performance and Resource Agreement Letter from the Government to the Student Loans Company.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme for (a) pregnant women and (b) women.

    • Criminal Proceedings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the backlogged cases in the Criminal Justice System are for (a) murder, (b) rape and (c) robbery in 2020.

      Ranby Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was in staff payments and awards at HMP Ranby in each of the last six months.

      Ranby Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether HMP Ranby has a regime management plan in place; and if he will make a statement.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each Police Force area in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department's estate delivers (a) effective public services and (b) value for money.

      Cremation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when covid-19 restrictions on interment of ashes following cremation will be lifted; and if she will make a statement.

      Judiciary: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the Judicial Executive Board does not have members from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

      Judges Council: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the Judges Council which advises the Lord Chancellor does not have any Black and Minority Ethnic members.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the economy of not concluding a trade agreement between the UK and (a) Canada, (b)...

    • Ports: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the ability of the UK's ports to cope with smuggling at the end of the transition arrangements with the EU;...

      Iron and Steel: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the Government stating that it intends to exempt steel produced in the EU from the...

      Trade: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 52663, which countries in Africa have been identified as key markets.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Undersecretary of State for her Department from 17 July 2016 to 9 January 2018 signed arms export licences to (a) Saudi Arabia...

      Trade Agreements: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on negotiating an international trade agreement with Vietnam; and if she will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release, New measures on night time deliveries to supermarkets to support...

    • Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2020 to Question 64062, whether he has had further discussions with mortgage lenders...

      Rough Sleeping: LGBT people

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to prevent rough sleeping amongst LGBTQ+ youth after the ban on tenant evictions...

      Public Health Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of trendS in the level of Public Health Funeral costs in England in each of the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written answer on Economic Growth: Environment Protection and Planning Permission on 29 June 2020, and...

      Veterans: Coronavirus

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

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to record the number of street homeless veterans.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to record the (a) gender, (b) age, (c) ethnicity and (d) nationality of people who are street homeless.

      Parks and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on community parks and sporting facilities of increased pressure on local...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will operational by the end of the transition period.

      Unitary Councils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of potential merits of accounting for the unique circumstances of unitary...

      Leicester City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has directed officials in his Department to undertake an investigation into Leicester City Council.

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that covid-19 guidance issued by local authorities is available in multiple languages...

      Council Tax: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his department has taken to ensure that people who have fallen behind with council tax payments are...

      Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the timeframe for people to be able to sing in churches as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      District Councils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support district councils in their response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      District Councils: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the District Councils’ Network on the forthcoming...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the deadline for applications to the Building Safety Fund to 31 July 2020.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the protections required for armed forces personnel stationed overseas to operate safely during the covid-19 pandemic.

    • Defence Audit Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the membership of the Defence Audit Committee.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that as a result of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy the UK (a) continues to exceed the NATO...

      Animal Experiments: Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the principle of replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research, what plans there are to reduce the size of...

      Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes his Department has made to the contract profit rate in the last five years.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the existing FOREX rate is for dollar purchases negotiated by his Department with the Bank of England.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Parachute Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the veracity of recent media reports on plans to reduce the (a) number of personnel in and (b) funding received by the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which open banking models have allowed people in financial need to share their income with HMRC in order to fast-track their applications for...

    • Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit are in work in Wales.

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit are in work in Northern Ireland.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of Carers' Allowance also receive (a) one and (b) more than one means-tested benefit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for financial redress have been made to her Department by people who claimed universal credit after lockdown restrictions came...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made on the preparedness of her Department to (a) process a potential increase in the number of universal credit...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seabed: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) high and (b) low order unexploded ordnance disposal on marine...

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what statutory powers require local authorities to implement the recommendations in nature recovery strategies.

      Waste: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will implement a ban on the exportation of (a) plastic waste and (b) other types of UK waste.

      Special Areas of Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to increase the number of special areas of conservation in the UK.

      Fracking: Ground Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increased shale gas exploitation on UK groundwater.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) materials and (b) containers his Department plans to include in the Deposit Return Scheme announced on 22 August 2019.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the correspondence dated 15 April and 18 May 2020 from the hon. Member for Wellingborough on a...

      Pesticides: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade to ensure that (a) chlorpyrifos, (b)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the (a) letter referenced Home Office ref MIN/6357/20 from the hon. Member for Basildon and...

  • Home Office

    • Remote Working: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has in place to support women who have to (a) work from home and (b) self-isolate who are at risk of domestic violence.

    • Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have (a) applied for and (b) received compensation under the Windrush Compensation scheme; and how much has been paid out...

      Fraud: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have lost money through telephone scams in each of the last five years in...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on ensuring that people eligible for compensation under the Windrush scheme have received the...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people are eligible for compensation and (b) people have received compensation from the Windrush compensation scheme.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library the criteria used by her Department to determine the amount of compensation due to Windrush Compensation...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) scope and (b) purpose are of the community grant fund established to promote access to the Windrush Scheme and Windrush...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting a further extension for people on a Tier 4 General Student visa due to...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting a further extension for people on a Tier 4 General Student visa due to...

      Quarantine: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) aerospace and (b) cybersecurity workers are exempt from quarantining when arriving in the UK if they carry out that work in...

      Counter-terrorism: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on counter-terrorism programmes in each year since 2010.

      Metropolitan Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether drones are permitted to fly within London domestic airspace for use by the Metropolitan Police.

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on the (a) effectiveness and (b) quantity of testing for covid-19 in Wales.

  • Scotland Office

    • Agriculture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the farming industry in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

    • Fisheries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the fishing industry in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Pollution: Coronavirus

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

      Aviation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making Scottish short-haul flights electric; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he is taking to support the development of electric short-haul flights in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Office for Tackling Injustices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of establishing the Office for Tackling Injustices under the Administrations of the (a) previous and (b)...

    • Senior Civil Servants: Resignations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) Permanent Secretaries and (b) Cabinet Secretaries have left their posts in each of the last 15 years.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which senior Ministers (a) have been, (b) are and (c) plan to be engaged in the next five months in negotiations with the EU on the UK's...

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who will act as National Security Adviser in the interim period between the departure of the previous National Security Adviser and the start date of...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the preparedness of the ports of (a) Holyhead, (b) Milford Haven, (c) Cardiff, (d) Newport, (e) Port...

      Census: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people employed in census community adviser roles speak foreign languages; and which languages to those people speak.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Questions (a) 62329, (b) 62330, (c) 62331, (d) 62332 and (e) 62333 tabled on 22 June 2020 by the hon. Member for Brent Central.

      Import Duties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the legal risk of failing to deliver the dual tariff system in Northern Ireland.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish Lord Dunlop's Review of UK Government Union Capability.

  • Treasury

    • Energy: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce VAT on energy saving products after the end of the transition period.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend eligibility criteria to new starters who missed the date for enrolment in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to (a) the date of...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 904399 on Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts, if he will make it a Government priority to review tax...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing the £50,000 cap for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to allow people with...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support freelancers and people on short-term PAYE contracts who are not entitled to support under the Coronavirus...

      Manufacturing Industries: Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department plans to take to enforce the minimum wage rules for all garment factory workers (a) in Leicester and (b) throughout the UK.

      All Party ExcludedUK Parliamentary Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if will he meet with representatives of the the all party parliamentary group Excluded UK.

      Infrastructure: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what environmental assessments the Government plans to make of (a) each project in Project Speed and (b) Project Speed overall.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether all traders have been transferred to the Customs Declaration Service; and whether that service is fully operational.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the electronic declarations of the Goods Vehicle Movement Service will be compatible with the Customs Declaration Service.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff vacancies there are on the programme team for the delivery of the Customs Declaration Service.

      Remittances

      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 potential merits of disclosing the full cost of fees and...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC national minimum wage enforcement staff were employed in each region in each year since the financial year 2009-10.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a table of the organisations receiving public funds through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, showing for each month of operation...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish aggregate data, in respect of public funding for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, showing for each month of that scheme's operation...

      Parks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating additional funding to local authorities for the provision of park sporting facilities...

      Landlords: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the tax revenues lost through residential landlords failing to declare their rental income.

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the additional tax receipts that would be raised from a national licensing scheme for residential landlords.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage there have been (a) in total since 2010 and (b) in each year since 2010.

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) the North West and c) the UK for whom cash is...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the merits of extending the Debt Service Suspension Initiative to include middle-income...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Arts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the extent to which workers in the creative industries on short-term contracts qualify for payments under the Coronavirus...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Emergency Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of changing the proportion of the income of frontline emergency service staff members which is...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff vacancies there are on the programme team for the delivery of the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of administering the Eat Out to Help Out scheme; and whether those costs will be funded from HM...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HMRC have made of the number of traders who will be required to complete the additional processes required on trade between Great Britain and...

      Government Departments: Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many six-month work placements will be created within (a) his Department, (b) HMRC and (c) the civil service as part of the kickstart scheme.

      Revenue and Customs: Merseyside

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Key Performance Indicators were missed at (a) Litherland House, (b) The Triad, (c) Regian House and (d) Imperial Court HMRC offices in Merseyside from...

      Revenue and Customs: Birmingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Key Performance Indicators were missed at (a) City Centre House and (b) Norfolk House HMRC offices in Birmingham from 16 to 17 March 2020; and what...

      Revenue and Customs: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the additional costs to the public purse would be per annum of paying staff employed on the HMRC cleaning contract held by ISS at (a) Litherland...

      Revenue and Customs: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HMRC paid ISS to employ temporary staff to clean during the covid-19 outbreak from 1 March 2020 to date (a) at (i) Litherland House, (ii) the...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to include take-away outlets.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department made before deciding how (a) maternity leave, (b) sick leave and (c) holidays affect the value of claims made to the...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.40 of the document entitled, Plan for Jobs, CP 261, what the timeframe is for the 600,000 to be upgraded.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres’ Proposal...

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish data on the latency of superfast broadband lines delivered with Building Digital UK by local authority area.

      Electronic Commerce: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on UK consumers of the eCommerce Directive no longer applying to the UK...

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to issue guidance on the safe reopening of open air theatres as the covid-19 lockdown...

      National Lottery Community Fund: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the £200m assigned to the National Lottery Community Fund as emergency covid-19 funding for smaller...

      Broadband: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits on introducing a dedicated Business Broadband Voucher Scheme to help SMEs...

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) (a) applied for funding through the DMO Resilience Fund and (b) were...

      Recreation Spaces and Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that all communities can access (a) park tennis courts and (b) other (i) free and (ii)...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £200 million allocated to hubs and SME vouchers for the Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme has been spent.

      Conference Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he plans to make additional funding available to exhibitions and events businesses that are employing staff to rebuild...

      Gambling: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Gambling Commission has made of the level of risk of harm to vulnerable people...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to issue updated guidance on valuation for site access agreements under the Electronic Communications Code for...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £750 million Government financial support announced for charities in response to the covid-19 outbreak...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has plans to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory on the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 June (HL5356), whether EU sanctions will continue to apply in the UK after the Transition Period.

    • Iraq: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about reports of attacks by Turkish armed forces on settlements in Iraq and the subsequent...

  • Attorney General

    • Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 1 July (HC Deb, col 327), what steps they are taking to prosecute the person responsible for the death of...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers have been in receipt of full pay and (1) have not had to teach, and (2) have had to teach for less than two days a week, as a result of the...

    • Children: Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that all children receive careers guidance during school closures.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the national curriculum framework includes (1) black history, and (2) content on the UK’s colonial and imperial past.

      Education: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 30 June (HL5626), how they ensure that the UK has an inclusive education system which recognises and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Society of Friends: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with representatives of the British Society of Friends to discuss post COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports of domestic abuse (1) the Royal Military Police, (2) the Royal Air Force Police, and (3) the Royal Navy Police, dealt with in (a) 2015, (b) 2016,...

    • Armed Forces: Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many houses on the defence estate are available to survivors of domestic abuse.

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been spent by the Ministry of Defence to implement the Armed Forces Families' Strategy in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Leicester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate reports that clothing manufacturing businesses in Leicester (1) have not complied with the restrictions in place to address the...

    • Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to offer disabled people and their families as the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.

      Employment Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether employment programmes could be targeted to support the economic recovery of local authority areas from COVID-19.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect British food standards under any dual tariff proposals.

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the penalties for animal welfare offences.

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their target for the number of (1) claims settled in full, and (2) interim awards made, in respect of the Windrush Compensation Scheme within (a) 18...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of delays by the Northern Ireland Executive in administering the payment of pensions to victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland,...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support BAME community organisations which have lost heritage funding as a result of the restrictions in place to address the...

    • Telecommunications: Huawei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Huawei was first given access to the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure; what assessment was made of any security, defence and human rights...

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