Written answers

Monday, 20 July 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that public transport remains accessible for disabled people during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to distribute protective masks for disabled extremely vulnerable passengers on services provided by Transport for...

      Bus Service Operators Grant: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the Bus Service Operator's Grant to include hydrogen.

      Buses: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce further information on his Department's policy to introduce (a) a hydrogen bus town scheme and (b) a hydrogen hub.

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require rail franchisees to provide part-time season tickets; what assessment he has made of the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department uses for the establishment of travel corridors between the UK and other countries.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the proportion of customers using face masks on trains.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cumulative effect of its second Roads Investment Strategy on the level of, carbon dioxide emissions from...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the most recent Appraisal Summary Tables for all the capital enhancement schemes in the Road Investment Strategy 2.

      Public Transport: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure public access to the Zipabout Passenger Connect service.

      High Speed Two: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the newly appointed non-executive directors of HS2 are; and what their (a) responsibilities and (b) remuneration packages are.

      High Speed Two: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people applied to become non-executive directors of HS2; and what the process was by which the successful applicants were selected.

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the Jet zero objective announced in the Prime Minister's Economy speech of 30 June 2020; and...

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of the UK's civil aviation fleet is (a) under 5 years old, (b) between 5 and 10 years old and (c) over 15 years old.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, will he will make it his policy to establish a criteria that promotes UK manufacturing in procurement contracts for rail rolling stock after the end...

      Railways: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to increase the level of renewable technology used on the rail network.

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of operational railways platforms that are (a) owned and (b) managed by Network Rail that do not...

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what date his Department plans for every operational platform that is (a) owned and (b) managed by Network Rail will meet the European Technical...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on delivering net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 on the rail network.

      Jet Skis: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Welsh Government has legislative competence to regulate on the (a) use and (b) ownership of jet skis.

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with airports on developing an international standard for testing of passengers at UK airports as part of the...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s policy is on the introduction of a common international standard on testing at UK airports.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 67659 on Taxis: Coronavirus, what plans he has to review the rules on making face coverings in taxis...

      Department for Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to meet the public sector apprenticeship target.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the comparative cost of extending (a) rail operators’ Emergency Measures Agreements and (b) the Operator of Last...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of wearing face coverings in (a) taxis,(b) buses and (c) trains on the transmission of covid-19.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage passengers to safely use the railways as covid-19 restrictions are eased; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on the potential merits of offering incentives for passengers to safely return to...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of permitting a twelve month extension to MOT tests for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Flexible Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses to allow flexible working during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Parental Leave and Parental Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to introduce neonatal (a) leave and (b) pay for families affected by covid-19.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department is having with the events and weddings sector on the effect on that industry of...

      Digital Markets Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the membership of the Digital Markets Taskforce is; how often the taskforce meets; and whether the minutes of...

      Nottingham University: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the length of time it has taken Nottingham University's Scancell COVID-19 Vaccine group...

      Vaccination: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 59764 on Vaccination: Research, what progress the Vaccine Taskforce...

      Nuclear Fusion: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to research on the use of dense plasma focus technology for nuclear fusion;...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide further business support grants to businesses in (a) Blackpool and (b) the UK that do not know when...

      Social Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 2.54 of the July 2020 Plan for Jobs CP 261, what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to review the date for resuming facial treatments in beauty salons as the covid-19...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ofgem’s consultation entitled, Review of smart metering costs in the...

      Manufacturing Industries: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on launching the Brunel challenge to support UK...

      Package Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to ensure that online travel operators will meet ABTA's 31 July 2020 deadline to issue cash...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) wood fibre and (b) other sustainable insulation materials are permitted to be used for home insulation...

      Construction Talent Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 2.47 of the Plan for Jobs, published July 2020, how much funding he has allocated to the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reach the public sector apprenticeship target.

      Fuel Poverty: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Kent and Medway and (b) Canterbury district council area are affected by fuel poverty.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that energy suppliers have adequate funding to support his Department’s...

      Social Rented Housing: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many social housing properties in Canterbury district council area have an EPC energy efficiency rating of (a) F...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when covid-19 restrictions will be lifted to allow beauty salons to carry out facial procedures.

      Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to bring forward (a) regulations and (b) legislative proposals to...

      Small Businesses: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to bring forward changes to the Undertaking in Difficulty rules.

      Future Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the criteria for allocating funding from the Future Fund.

      Personal Care Services: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to provide support to the aesthetic industry.

      Tide: Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Tide on its decision to suspend lending under the Bounce Back Loan scheme.

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 70388 on Companies: Coronavirus, what steps the Government plans to...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department conducts equality impact assessments when making decisions on reopening sections of the economy...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has made to ensure that (a) banqueting halls and (b) wedding venues can reopen to serve food and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps plans to take to ensure that (a) development and (b) humanitarian issues are represented at Cabinet level.

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms are being put in place to ensure that British Arms exports are not being deployed by the Saudi Government in Yemen.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK citizens visiting the EU will be able to (a) stay in the EU for 180 consecutive days...

      Nigeria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has plans to make representations to the UN Security Council on the deployment of peacekeeping forces to...

      Colombia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 quarantine in Colombia on the safety and security of human rights...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterpart on potential undermining of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the he will make representations to the UN Security Council Mission of Verification to Colombia on the need for further...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

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

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

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

      Pakistan: Capital Punishment

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

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether British Embassy officials attended the trial of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa in Bahrain on 13 July 2020; and what...

      India: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 29 October 2019 to Question 7221 on Kashmir: telecommunications, what assessment he has made of the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 30 June 2020, Official Report, column 149, what recent discussions he has had with...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the passing of The Middle East Partnership for Peace Act...

      Ukraine: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations on the Australian Border Agency and the ability of UK citizens with residency to leave...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to undertake a consultation with (a) civil society and (b) development partners on the...

      Nepal: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to maintain the UK’s diplomatic relationship with Nepal.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Bahrain Government on the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husian Moos; and if...

      India: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 63329 on India: British Nationals Abroad, what further recent consular...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2020 to Question 69487, if he will make it his policy to refer to the 1949 Armistice Line as...

      Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2020 to Question 59445, what additional recent discussions he has had with his Iranian...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether hospice (a) staff and (b) patients are eligible for antibody testing for covid-19.

    • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department undertook a delivery model assessment to determine whether the private sector was best placed to operate test,...

      Protective Clothing: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Government guidance will be issued to clinicians in healthcare settings to ensure that guidance on face masks does not make...

      NHS: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department has made available for NHS staff who are D/deaf and rely on lip-reading, for whom guidance on face masks may...

      Health Professions: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason staff returning to medical practice and recruited to the track and trace service have to undergo two DBS checks.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2020 to Question 58102 on Eating Disorders: Children and Young People, if he will provide further...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether there is a backlog of appointments for people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease...

      Mental Health Services: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equality in (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of mental health problems among the LGBT+ community.

      Gender Recognition: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health care provision for transgender people in the West Midands.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that abortion pills to be taken at home are taken by the intended recipient.

      Contact Tracing: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the Data Protection implications of requiring hospitality venues to collect customer information; and when...

      Contact Tracing: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training hospitality staff will be given on (a) GDPR procedures and (b) data collection when collecting names and addresses for...

      Ipswich Hospital: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of effect of the proposals to remove elective orthopaedic surgery from Ipswich Hospital on (a)...

      Ipswich Hospital: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a two-site improvement option which would allow Ipswich Hospital to...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people have access to safe social care during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 20 of the NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24, whether baselines on access to mental...

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of adult ADHD services.

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase access to adult ADHD services.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the size of waiting lists for CAMHS services in (a) England...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Serco's sharing of 296 email addresses belonging to covid-19 contract tracers, for what reasons Serco was not required...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has taken steps as a result of the disclosure that a 2012 study published in European Urology which concluded that no patients...

      Clinical Trials: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) clinical trials and (b) market authorisations from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England records the number of covid-19 test results that are lost; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using Nightingale hospitals in the winter in the event that further hospital...

      LGBT People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has undertaken an equalities impact assessment of funding for mental health charities to expand support services during the...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when day centres and respite centres will be allowed to reopen to provide support to disabled individuals and their parents as covid-19...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide mental health support for (a) parents, (b) children aged 0-5, (c) children aged 6-12 and (d) children...

      Doctors: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to protect doctors from litigation arising from the need to work in different specialities to their own area of routine...

      Coronavirus: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the health risks of health declaration forms being completed in physical form during the...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts to source personal protective equipment from (a) the UK and (b) overseas have been awarded to companies with no...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

  • Department for International Development

    • Agriculture: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that UK Official Development Assistance programmes help developing countries reduce the use of...

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2020 to Question 69595, on British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid, how many Chagossians in...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2020 to Question 69595, on British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid, what assessment her...

      Non-governmental Organisations: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support NGOs that have experienced a significant decline in private funding as a result of the covid-19...

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that older women are included in the implementation of the Strategic Vision for Gender...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to coexistence projects in Israel-Palestine.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 67777 on Overseas Aid, what the value is of the allocations that have been made from...

      Department for International Trade: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value of promissory notes her Department planned to issue in 2020-21 was for (a) each institution at the Main Estimate stage...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to allocate the match funding to her Department's partners in compliance with the Aid Match agreements...

      Department for International Trade: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her annual report will be laid before the House as required by the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006.

      Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government will take to ensure that Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office expenditure on Official Development...

      Equality: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to (a) embed gender equality and (b) empower women through UK Official Development Assistance in...

      Developing Countries: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of progress towards meeting Millennium Development Goal 8 and towards the development of an open...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 Question 67776 on Department for International Development: Public Expenditure, when her...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's policy is on funding for UNRWA.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the £160 million funding for humanitarian aid pledged by the UK at the United Nation’s Yemen Pledging...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to Recommendation 12, paragraph 45 of the 12th Report of the International Development Committee of Session 2017-19, on...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Institute for Fiscal Studies report entitled, Will universities need a bailout...

    • Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether teachers will be given access to weekly covid-19 diagnostic testing from September 2020.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 70510 on Schools: Coronavirus, if he will make emergency funding available to schools that have...

      After School Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, whether out-of-school clubs not based on school premises will be permitted to (a) operate and (b) look after...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students are in receipt of assistive (a) hardware and (b) software technology through the Disabled Students' Allowance in (i) Wirral and (ii)...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 12 June 2020 to Questions 56134 and 56135 on Erasmus+ programme, what progress her Department has made on the development...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Children’s Services Development Group’s report entitled Destination Unknown: Improving transitions for care leavers...

      Special Educational Needs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of 19 to 25 year-old students with an education, health and care plan were provided with a further education place in the academic...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools and venues with shared sports facilities are able to reopen safely as covid-19 lockdown restrictions...

      GCE A-Level: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the difference between (a) predicted and (b) achieved A-level grades by ethnicity in each year since 2015.

      Teachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to recruit more teachers from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support the higher education sector in England during the covid-19 outbreak; and what consequential effect that...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has he made of the effect on the mental well-being of home-schooled children of those children being unable to receive predicted...

      Parents: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department taken to ensure greater accessibility to support and guidance for parents with children under five years old.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of profit made by Edenred through its delivery of the free school meals voucher scheme since the...

      Schools: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue guidance to schools (a) recommending that the six thinking hats technique is not used in schools and (b) noting the potential effect...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to help protect older and more vulnerable students at greater risk from covid-19 infection when attending reopened further education...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2020 to Question 69550 on ICT, for what reason his Department determined that the wide application means the...

    • Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support those convicted of minor crimes in the event that those so convicted were coerced into committing those crimes at a...

      Prison Visitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on children visiting their mothers in prison on a socially distanced basis where it is safe for them to do so.

      Court of Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for an application for deputyship to be heard by the Court of Protection.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the length of time it will take to clear the backlog in the criminal courts of England and Wales.

      Courts: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has consulted (a) legal practitioners and (b) other stakeholders on plans to reintroduce Flexible Operating Hours in the courts.

      Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much it costs on average to process each defendant in the Crown Court.

      Magistrates' Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much it costs on average to process each defendant in the magistrates court.

  • Treasury

    • Economic Growth: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the measures announced in his summer economic update on the (a) UK's net zero emissions target and...

    • Personal Care Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including hair and beauty sector in the temporary VAT cut for the hospitality sector.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that businesses do mot use support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to fund the staff notice pay.

      Animal Housing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on extending the eligibility for VAT reductions in the Accommodation and Food Services sector to kennel and cattery businesses.

      Treasury: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the standard of correspondence produced by the Correspondence and Enquiry Unit in his Department in response...

      Retail Trade: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the provision of services at (a) schools, (b) care homes, (c) hospitals and (d) other public services of...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on improving local economies...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support self-employed people who are not eligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme due to having a loss in trading...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 45271 on Self-employment Income Support Scheme, what steps he has taken to review his policy on...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to open the Kickstart scheme to (a) employers and (b) young people.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the policy at paragraph 2.14 of the July 2020 Plan for Jobs CP 261.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding he has allocated to the policy at paragraph 2.48 of the July 2020 Plan for Jobs CP 261.

      Revenue and Customs: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money cleaning contractor ISS charged HMRC for cleaning services at (a) Litherland House, (b) The Triad, Regian House and (c) Imperial Court HMRC...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of the additional evidential standard under which applicants to the Self...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of income tax revenue lost to the public purse from the underpayment of the national minimum wage in each year...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2020 to Question 68708, on Local Government Finance: Coronavirus, whether Barnett Consequentials will flow from his...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the deadline for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for leisure travel companies.

      Food: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the 8 July 2020 VAT reduction to include cold food served from (a) ice cream parlours and (b) other specialised food establishments.

      Catering: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether caterers providing food for (a) wedding breakfasts and (b) similar events are eligible for the VAT cut announced on 8 July 2020 on eat-in or hot...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of income tax revenue lost to the public purse from workers being wrongly categorised as self-employed in each year...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the furlough scheme to enable people who are suffering from cancer to remain at home.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2020 to Question 64047 on Coronavirus: Protective Clothing; if he will make it his policy to make a comparative assessment...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to make available to people who are (a) shielding and (b) living in multigenerational households in the event that they are unable to...

      Charities: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish the UK charity tax relief statistics for 2019-2020.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions on forecast revenue from the soft drinks industry levy.

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to people with blood cancer that are advised to continue shielding by their treating team.

      Offshore Industry: Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish statistics on Government revenues from UK oil and gas production.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the latest quarterly statistics on duty receipts and clearances for hydrocarbon oils.

      Killing Kittens: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to stop payments being made to the sex party organisers, Killing Kitten via the Future Fund.

      Customs: Kent

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what environmental impact assessment has been carried out on building physical customs inspection sites in Kent.

      Customs: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts for the planned physical customs inspection sites have been signed.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his 10 July 2020 guidance to employers on individuals for whom they can claim wages who are not employees was not issued before that date;...

  • Prime Minister

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met with care home (a) workers and (b) providers.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) personal injury claims and (b) claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 were brought against his Department in each of the last five years;...

    • Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to reach the public sector apprenticeship target.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for the disability component of universal credit were made under the special rules for terminal illness...

    • Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many habitual residence tests were carried out in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those tests were passed.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that child maintenance payments are being reviewed on a regular basis.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the conclusions of the NAO report on Universal Credit: Getting to First...

      Materials Handling Equipment: Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Gateway Housing Association, (b) Tower Hamlets Council and (c) Swan Housing Association on...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how claimants for personal independence payment in 2019 died within six months of making those claims; and how many of those claimants had...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that claimant commitments under universal credit do not comprise (a) volunteering and (b) other activities...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what amount of child maintenance arrears are owed in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency.

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there has been a reduction in Special Rules for Terminal Illness claims for universal credit as a result of her Department's change to...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department’s review of how the welfare system works for people with a terminal illness includes issues relating to universal...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 40669 on universal credit, prior to raising the local housing allowance to the 30th...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to work with (a) other Departments and (b) local authorities to deliver the Kickstart scheme; and how bids from...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had on the delivery of the Kickstart scheme with (a) the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what conditions will be placed on employers seeking to hire people under the Kickstart scheme.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to monitor the Kickstart scheme to ensure people employed under that scheme start new rather than previously existing jobs.

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020, what plans she has to expand the job centre network to accommodate...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020, whether her Department plans to lease or purchase new buildings to...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020, how many new or reopened job centres will be required in (a) Airdrie...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020, what the timetable is for the recruitment of the new work coaches...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals were seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 by each police force in each of the last five years.

    • Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ban the import of trophy-hunted animals and if he will list which animals will be banned.

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to plant protective hedges around schools to reduce air pollution in schools.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report of the all-party Parliamentary group on...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of a potential shortfall in seasonal workers on the agricultural...

      Animal Products and Livestock: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is seeking an agreement with the EU on sanitary measures applicable to trade in live animals and...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of duck welfare regulations for commercial duck...

      Giant Hogweed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) value and (b) range of support his Department has allocated to each local authority to tackle giant hogweed;...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of additional resources required to ensure that local authorities are able to make...

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the quality of the 21 bathing waters in the UK that have been classified to be of poor...

      Sewage: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK complies with its obligations on urban waste water standards; and what funding...

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to establish a statutory target to meet World Health Organisation standards...

      Coastal Erosion and Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the criteria his Department used to allocate the flooding and coastal erosion funding announced on 14...

      Water Companies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with representatives from Ofwat on the level of executive pay for water companies.

      UN Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to help ensure that the (a) Convention on Biological Diversity framework and (b) COP 26 are...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the UK is a global leader in policy advocacy for the conservation of nature.

      Flood Control: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the additional budget for flooding will be spent on flood alleviation in (a) Abingdon, (b) Oxford City and (c)...

      Animal Welfare: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he take steps with representatives of the animal welfare sector to help prevent increases in demand for animal rescue...

  • Home Office

    • Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) what estimate he has made of the number of public spaces protection orders used by local authorities; and (b) what purpose those...

    • Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will adopt the recommendations from the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final report, CP 100, published...

      Factories: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to investigate Leicester’s garment factories for alleged instances of (a) wage theft, (b) denial of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce penalties for companies who fail to (a) publish an annual statement and (b)...

      Slavery: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to eradicate modern slavery in the fast fashion industry.

      Visas: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend the 30-day travel period for the vignette application for people unable to enter the UK due to...

      Prevent Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government is consulting with local authorities on an expansion of the Prevent programme while the independent review of Prevent...

      Stalking: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that serial stalkers are routinely tracked, managed and supervised.

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to enable people with European Community Association Agreement visas to (a) renew and (b) extend those visas whist...

      Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to work with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure that the Everyone In...

      Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government’s draft Statutory Guidance in relation to the Domestic Abuse Bill published 1 July 2020, what steps...

      Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions her department has (a) taken steps to (i) regularise the status and (ii) provide support to migrant survivors of...

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what restrictions are in place on the public display of (a) flags and (b) other symbols of terrorist organisations proscribed in the UK;...

      Offences against Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that children and young people at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation, who may have gone unnoticed...

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63287 on Home Office: Overseas Aid, how much her Department spent on the (a) End Violence...

      Law and Order: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the implications of the widespread wearing of face coverings for the (a) incidence of crime and (b)...

      Migrant Workers: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the document The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System - Further Details, published 13 July 2020, if she will list...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's News story of 29 June 2020, New contract to deliver improved support for modern slavery victims, whether...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to consult with employers on the cost of applications under the proposed new points-based immigration system.

      Immigration: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to consult with local authorities on the potential effect of the proposed new points-based immigration...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the main reasons were for UK Visas and Immigration to refuse 1,400 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme in June 2020.

      Home Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reach the public sector apprenticeship target.

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will agree to a further visa extension beyond 31 July 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Stop and Search: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that stop and search is not disproportionately affecting (a) black men and (b) BAME communities.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July to Question 69589 on Coronavirus: Quarantine, whether the ad hoc statistical release on Health Measures at...

      Migrant Workers: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what protections are in place for self-employed people whose income continues to be affected by the covid-19 outbreak after 31 July 2020,...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) visa fees and (b) the immigration health surcharge on the number of EEA nationals...

  • Wales Office

    • Agriculture: Coronavirus

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

    • Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the effect on the Welsh economy of the reduction in income from tourism to Wales as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and if...

      Mass Media: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to help protect jobs in the Welsh media sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the financial loss to the manufacturing industry in Wales as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Welsh Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has plans to restrict Welsh Water to selling water to customers living in Wales.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department plans to provide to LGBTQ+ youth with no recourse to public funds who are at risk of...

    • Materials Handling Equipment: Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Gateway Housing Association, (b) Tower Hamlets Council and (c) Swan...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list (a) the public inquiry planning decisions he has still to determine where the planning...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the public inquiry planning decisions he has yet to make where a planning inspector’s report...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the change in the level of annual revenue accruing to the public purse from a national...

      Temporary accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department’s press release of 23 June 2020 entitled £105 million to keep rough...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of collective enfranchisement rights by property...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of covid-19 on (a) town and (b) parish councils; and what support...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has put in place to ensure that local authorities fulfill their duties to make sure that new buildings...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2020 to Question 64892 on Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus, if he will extend the...

      Council Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect households who cannot pay council tax as a result of covid-19 related...

      Council Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to introduce a statutory pre-action protocol to protect households who cannot pay...

      Vulnerable Adults: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) local resilience forums and (b) local authorities can meet the needs...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) local resilience forums and (b) local authorities (i) engage...

      Vulnerable Adults: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to collaborate with Cabinet colleagues to provide (a) food and (b) other...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure local authorities have the (a) responsibility, (b) funding and (c) guidance to...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 45293 on Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus, what criteria his...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 40670, how many people were recorded as sleeping rough in the second...

      Rough Sleeping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 60812, what data his Department collects from local authorities on...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on the number of affordable homes for rent or sale which...

      Housing Occupancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking with local authorities to ensure that people living in multigenerational...

      Firstport and A2dominion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had in the last six months with (a) Firstport and (b) A2Dominion on their level of service...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of importance of archaeological surveys ahead of developments in his...

      Firstport and A2dominion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether representatives from (a) Firstport and (b) A2Dominion have participated in departmental (i) committees and...

      *No heading*

      Whether his Department plans to provide financial support to (a) places of worship and (b) faith organisations to help them to reopen safely as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government funding for local authorities in England.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to reform the planning system in England.

      *No heading*

      What steps the Government is taking to tackle the risk of local authorities becoming insolvent as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What plans his Department has to prevent tenants who have fallen into arrears as a result of financial hardship caused by the covid-19 outbreak being evicted from privately rented properties.

      *No heading*

      What support he is providing to help local authorities experiencing a reduction in income during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to support housebuilding on brownfield land.

      *No heading*

      What additional support he is providing to local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What guidance his Department issues to local authorities on their membership of local enterprise partnerships; and if he will make a statement.

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      What progress he has made on finding accommodation for rough sleepers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      First Time Buyers: Government Assistance

      What plans he has to help first-time buyers to purchase their own homes.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Waheed Saleem

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the suitability of Waheed Saleem for the post of deputy Police and Crime Commissioner; and whether Waheed Saleem...

    • UK Relations with EU: Clinical Trails and Drugs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK-EU future relationship enables UK participation in EU-funded multinational (a) clinical trials and (b)...

      Agriculture: North Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure business readiness in the agricultural sector in northern Wales at the end of the transition period.

      Animal Housing: Cats and Dogs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to include kennels and catteries in the Standard Industrial Classification codes within the Accommodation and Food Service Activities...

      Cabinet Office: Cybercrime and Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) digital skills and (b) cyber skills; and to whom that funding has been allocated.

      Economic Situation: United Kingdom

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will meet the hon. Member for South Antrim and investors to discuss (a) strengthening the Union and (b) working together to ensure that the...

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Racial Disparity Unit's explain or change communications strategy was announced; what the cost to the public purse was of that strategy; and...

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Explain or change campaign continues to inform the work of the Racial Disparity Unit.

      National Underground Asset Register: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Unlocking the Power of Location, the Government’s Geo-Spatial Strategy 2020-2025, how much funding the Government has allocated...

      UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the document entitled, The UK's Approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, CP226, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Written Statement HC WS339, whether she will publish the assessment that evaluated if Saudi Arabia had broken International...

    • Iron and Steel: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of (a) the existing level of UK demand for steel and (b) the potential merits of reducing the proposed UK...

      Developing Countries: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the risk of litigation for developing countries through the Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism as a...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK Export Finance is contributing to the agreed financing contracts for the Mozambique LNG Project; what the value is of export...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to negotiate membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership; and what derogations from its...

      Foreign Investment in UK: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries have been the ten largest foreign direct investors in the North East of England in each of the last three years.

      Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the announcement of the membership of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, if she will make it her policy to add...

      Department for International Trade: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to reach the public sector apprenticeship target.

      Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Government's response to the covid-19 pandemic on the number of investor state...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63442 on Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique, if her Department will (a) undertake and (b)...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her objectives are in negotiations on international trade agreements with (a) Turkey, (b) Canada and (c) Mexico.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department will provide to independent music venues during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Broadband: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support people who have been told by BT OpenReach that the costs for broadband for...

      Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the different roles and facilities of (a) dance studios and (b) dance schools...

      Leisure and Tourism: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will have discussions with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary of State for Transport on the...

      Sports Competitors: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he will take to safeguard the welfare of gymnasts receiving UK Sport funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when ten pin bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen subject to social distancing arrangements as covid-19 lockdown...

      Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish guidance for dance studios, who are due to reopen on 25 July 2020, on (a) partner dancing if couples are...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to publish the National Data Strategy for the UK in 2020.

      Huawei: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to update the House on the purchase of Huawei equipment between July 2020 and the implementation of...

      Telecommunications: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has he made of the level of threat posed by Russia to the integrity and security of the UK's communications...

      Internet: Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on child safety in respect of exposure to pornographic websites of its...

      Outdoor Recreation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with organisers of commercial metal-detecting rallies in relation to (a)...

      ICT: Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential risks to national security of use of Huawei’s (a) smart...

  • Leader of the House

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Leader of the House, what covid-19 related provisions the Government has put in place since 1 March 2020; under what statutory powers each provision was put in place; on what date each...

  • Department for Transport

    • A27: East Sussex

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have taken the decision to proceed with the A27 Lewes–Polegate improvement project; what is the project's latest benefit-cost ratio; what...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Annual Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all reports required to be produced under section 2 of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013;...

      Bus Services and Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase demand for the (1) bus, and (2) rail, sectors as the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.

      Garages and Petrol Stations: Alternative Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a requirement on petrol forecourts to provide (1) electric recharging, and (2) hydrogen refuelling, facilities;...

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) vessels, and (2) crew members, registered abroad, currently stranded in UK ports.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many heavy goods vehicles have been issued with a certificate of temporary exemption from plating or testing under section 53(5) of the Road Traffic Act...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators are expected to carry out six-weekly safety inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic; whether they are conducting such...

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Fringe Benefits and Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the salary range for Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency-employed heavy vehicle testers who undertake tests at authorised testing facilities; and what...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to incentivise the production of hydrogen through the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis they decided to exclude Portugal as an ‘air bridge’ country necessitating passengers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the...

      Aerobility: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the grant from the Department for Transport to Aerobility for the Vigilant T1 aircraft.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how frequently they intend to update the list of countries exempt from the UK COVID-19 travel quarantine rules; what (1) criteria, and (2) data, will be used to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Space Technology: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the OneWeb satellite constellation for astronomy and other space science research; and what steps they will...

    • Satellites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the planned OneWeb satellite constellation with the UK’s obligations to (1) the European Southern...

      Oneweb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations, if any, they have undertaken with (1) the European Southern Observatory, (2) the Square Kilometre Array, (3) the Vera Rubin Observatory, and...

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for investment in zero emissions electricity systems to stimulate economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic,...

      Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the steps taken by the EU to establish the Clean Hydrogen Alliance; and what steps they are taking to establish a formal working...

      Architecture: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to support BAME–led architecture practices and BAME built environment professionals in their plans for the economic...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an equivalent of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 in the UK; and what assessment they have made of whether any such legislation...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the green homes grant on 8 July (HC Deb, col 976), whether (1) clergy housing, and (2) buildings...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 July (HL5932), what assessment they have made of the difference in the rights of (1) Turkish, and (2)...

    • Bahrain: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the call by Amnesty International on 16 June for Bahrain to halt the use of its ‘Bahrain BeAware’ contact tracing...

      Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants in (1) the Cabinet Office, (2) Number 10, (3) the Ministry of Defence, (4) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (5) the Department for...

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 July (HL6037), to list the countries in the EU which (1) do, or (2) do not,...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 July (HL6103), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment they...

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in the report Visit to Iraq: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally...

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Iran about the release of (1) Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe, (2) Anoosheh Ashoori, and (3)...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international partners about securing a permanent ceasefire in Yemen.

      Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the United Nations to renew the sanctions on Iran when they are due for review in October.

      Su Zhimin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the death of Bishop James Su Zhimin of Baoding following his arrest and disappearance in China in 2003.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the incident at the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran on 2 July.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to resolve the reported disruption to deliveries of personal protective equipment to the UK; and by what date they expect such...

    • Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statistics published by the Data Analysis Bureau that 15 per cent of 12,407 care home workers from 650 care homes across...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for mass media campaigns on COVID-19 guidance to target (1) adults aged 60 and over, (2) those designated as clinically vulnerable, and (3)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many postal COVID-19 tests have been returned to laboratories for each day since the scheme began; and (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, the tests...

      Cheltenham Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis the decision was taken to temporarily close Cheltenham General Hospital's Accident and Emergency department; and when this temporary closure will be...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the 'R' rate for COVID-19 includes an assessment of the number of people who self-treat at home with no hospital or emergency services intervention.

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the advice by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies that delays over 72 hours in contacting individuals who have been in close contact with...

      Technology: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to competitively tender for future technology products and services that were commissioned during the first stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of diabetic patients whose eyesight may be damaged due to delayed care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Food: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research conducted by the University of Southampton into foodborne pathogens and the effect of chlorine washing of salad products...

      Drinks: Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of warning labels on sugary drinks including on (1) carbonated soft drinks, (2) fruit-flavoured drinks and, (3)...

      Influenza: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the studies published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Sydney and China...

      Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring (1) the prevalence, and (2) the pandemic potential, of the G4 influenza virus.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Fertility treatment 2018: trends and figures, published on 30...

      Coronavirus: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any correlation identified between (1) an increase in COVID-19 cases, and (2) the mass demonstrations held in cities in England in June.

      Coronavirus: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request made by the Director of Public Health for Birmingham City Council for an investigation into a possible link to...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the upcoming National Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy will tackle sexual health inequalities experienced by (1)...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the findings of the report by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review First Do No Harm, published on 8 July, what plans they...

  • Department for Education

    • Boarding Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give boarding schools greater autonomy to decide how to operate from September 2020.

    • Training: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support to training and skills providers to ensure the provision of suitable resources to train, re-train and...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support any UK university which faces financial failure.

      Infrastructure: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the skills shortage in the UK for the infrastructure projects announced by the Prime Minister on 30 June.

      Education: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their expected timetable for implementing the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ recommendation of 1 July that the governments of Member...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme in prisons in England and Wales, in particular to allow for the release of elderly prisoners.

    • Prisons: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to launch (1) a whistleblowing hotline for prison staff, and (2) a campaign for such staff to raise awareness of their rights.

      Solicitors: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which solicitors were (1) fined, (2) struck off, and (3) received other disciplinary action from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, for charging coalminers...

  • Treasury

    • Electric Vehicles: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the reduction in VAT announced on 8 July to the purchase of electric vehicles.

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to shorten the response time for calls to the COVID-19 helpline for businesses and the self-employed.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Refuges: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific steps they took to provide additional support for domestic violence shelters during the period when restrictions were in place to address the...

    • Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local government in supporting the Government's jobs and skills recovery plan following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Ministry of Defence has spent on training related to (1) the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and (2) preventing sexual violence initiatives, in (a)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights An Affront...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure an adequate supply of labour on farms in (1) England, (2) Northern Ireland, (3) Wales, and (4) Scotland.

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislative proposals on animal sentience.

      Floods: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown measures on communities that are recovering from the...

      Environment Protection: Treaties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have spent in each financial year since 2015 to support the development and implementation of (1) the Convention on Biological Diversity,...

      Flood Control: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold the summit on flooding to put in place defensive measures in Yorkshire, announced in response to the November 2019 floods.

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any improvements required to protect communities from flash flooding and more frequent flooding events.

      Animals: Antimicrobials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the UK's performance in addressing antimicrobial resistance in animals compared to (1) the 27 Member States of the EU, and (2)...

  • Home Office

    • LGBTQ People: Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support LGBTQ+ young people who have been victims of (1) transphobic, and (2) racist, abuse.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any new UK–EU arrangements relating to the welfare of immigrants have been put in place since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

      Israel: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a distinction is made between Israelis who live in Israel and those who live in the Occupied Palestinian Territories when deciding whether Israelis are...

      Police: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training British police officers have received from the Israeli police force in (1) the UK, and (2) Israel, in the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the members of the Intelligence and Security Committee will be nominated.

    • Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 29 June (HL6029) and the remarks by the Home Secretary on 22 June that “appointments to the [Intelligence and...

      Common Purpose: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total sum they have spent buying places on Common Purpose courses during each of the last 20 years; and to detail exactly (1) how, and (2) where,...

      National Security Adviser

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new National Security Adviser being a political appointee on his ability to carry out the full functions...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to the actions of the government of Saudi Arabia (1) in that country, and (2) in Yemen, when deciding to resume granting export...

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of the government of Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank on the UK–Israel trade and partnership...

      Arms Trade: Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the killing of human rights defenders in Colombia and recent reports of illegal surveillance by Colombian Military Intelligence on civil society...

      Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a response to the questions set out in the reported letter from the Secretary of State for International Trade to the Chancellor of...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 10 July (HL Deb, col 1347), whether they will now answer the question put, namely whether Parliament will...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to commission an independent review of the BBC’s funding needs to ensure that it receives the resources needed to meet...

    • Social Media: Epilepsy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the prevalence of the deliberate sharing of material capable of causing an epileptic seizure on social media platforms, and...

      Huawei: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance, if any, they provide to members of the public about the security of Huawei products.

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