Written answers

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking ensure that funding from his Department for the ultra-low emissions bus scheme is released to transport operators by September...

    • Aviation: Renewable Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel in the UK.

      Aircraft: Electric Motors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support research into (a) improving aircraft efficiency and (b) new technologies to enable electric and hybrid...

      Airspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for airspace modernisation.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to ensure that local authorities compensate motorists for the closure of publicly funded roads.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent individuals form removing their face coverings on public transport.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the aviation (a) sector and (b) supply chain.

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on connectivity from each UK airport.

      Bus Services: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he has allocated to bus companies operating local routes in Suffolk to ensure that key routes are not closed as a result of limits on...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how frequently his Department updates the list of counties not subject to covid-19 travel quarantine exemptions; and when he plans to next update that...

      Motor Vehicles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains the Government's policy to implement the EU (a) general safety regulations and (b) pedestrian safety regulations that will take...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his letter to the Permanent Secretary of his Department of 20 March 2020 on urgent expenditure during the covid-19 outbreak, if he...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his letter to the Permanent Secretary of his Department on 20 March 2020 on urgent covid-19 expenditure, what time period the...

      Aviation: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on (a) introducing regulations to ensure that customer funds...

      Aviation and Package Holidays: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that refunds for cancelled (a) flights and (b) holidays are more easily accessible.

      Aviation: Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a trust account model for flight bookings made through online travel agents.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • National Grid: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it his policy that the National Grid should become carbon neutral by 2050.

    • Airbus UK: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure the skills of engineers who are made redundant at Airbus are utilised as part of the...

      Housing: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the £2 billion of funding to help homeowners and landlords make their homes more energy-efficient...

      Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to publish a review of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 in response to...

      Social Rented Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant the oral statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer entitled Summer Economic Update, Official Report, column...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 68687, what formula was used to determine how much funding local...

      Protective Clothing: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effect of the mandatory wearing of masks in shops on (a) customers and (b) shop...

      Physiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what differences were identified between physiotherapists and sport therapists which led to the Government issuing...

      Solar Power: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) types and (b) quantity in kilograms of critical minerals required produce a...

      Wind Power: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) types and (b) quantity in kilograms of critical minerals required to produce a...

      Electric Vehicles: Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what critical minerals are needed for the production of a standard fuel cell for an electric vehicle.

      Industrial Magnets: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many industrial magnet manufacturers are located in the UK; and what their combined annual production of industrial...

      Electric Vehicles: Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many electric vehicle fuel cells are produced in the UK annually.

      Metals: Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of rare earth separation plants in (a) the UK, (b) the...

      Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many British companies mine rare earth minerals; and what proportion of total global output do they produce.

      Nickel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many kilograms of nickel are refined in the UK annually.

      Manufacturing Industries: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the UK manufacturing economy is dependent on critical minerals.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of UK businesses to increase their production of hydrogen supply.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to a new Fuel Poverty Strategy for England.

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to raise the minimum energy efficiency standard for properties in the private rented...

      Energy: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of (a) the implications for his Department's policies of Greater Manchester's plans to...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to publish the Government's strategy to prioritise and accelerate net zero solutions to decarbonise...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the number of people unable to apply for a Bounce Back Loan as a result of an...

      Hospitality Industry: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that data collected by businesses in the hospitality industry to support test and...

      Small Businesses: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has provided to small businesses on data use and collection in relation to the coronavirus...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's specific guidance is on using previous wages to calculate redundancy and notice pay; and whether...

      Redundancy Pay: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has published on how redundancy payments should be calculated for employees who have been...

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of OFGEM’s decision not to implement a short haul tariff for gas...

      Energy Intensive Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will assess of the potential benefit of energy intensive industries creating their own local pipelines,...

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Ofgem on the decision not to implement a short haul tariff for gas transportation in...

      Natural Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he will review the merits of OFGEM's role in relation to the setting of tariffs for gas transportation.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with UKRI on the reasons for UKRI funded early career researchers have not had...

      Future Fund: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 59769 on Future Fund, how many of the 252 convertible loans were...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Istanbul: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart to express the Government's opposition to turning Hagia Sophia into...

    • Istanbul: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the President of Turkey’s proposal to designate the Hagia Sophia as a mosque.

      Gambia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Gambian counterpart on ensuring that British-Gambian citizens voices are heard by the...

      Gambia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Gambian counterpart on help the UK Government can provide to assist with the transitional...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK residents stranded abroad in India as a result of the covid-19 pandemic registered with his Department for flights...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 38493 on India: Coronavirus, if he will provide an update on the number of...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK residents stranded abroad as a result of the covid-19 pandemic who registered for UK Government charter flights...

      Overseas Aid: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of his Department's aid was targeted to projects with gender equality as a (a) principal objective, (b)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will outline the current rules and requirements on the Northern Ireland Executive utilising the Fresh Start Agreement resources allocated...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Alzheimer’s Society research showing that 43 per cent of care homes are not fully confident in their supply...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 48519 tabled on 18 May 2020 by the hon. Member for Bristol South, on social services.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS GoodSAM Responder App, how many volunteers (a) applied, (b) were successful and (c) have been utilised since...

      Nurses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department will extend payments to student nurses from 31 July 2020 to the end of September 2020.

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions has he had with (a) his Ministers, (b) trade unions and (c) NHS managers on the termination of student nurses’...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 52107 tabled on 25 May 2020 by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 52109 tabled on 25 May 2020 by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

      Hospitals: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on hospital patients with dementia of the recent bans on family visits as a result of the...

      NHS: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to close the 4.9 per cent pay gap reported in 2018 between White and Black, Asian and ethnic minority...

      Social Services: Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of introducing tax credits for people who...

      Coronavirus: Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what public health concerns he identified as part of his recent decision-making not to re-open tattooists' premises as covid-19 lockdown...

      Tobacco: Sweden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the US Food and Drug Administration's designation of Swedish snus as a modified risk tobacco product, if he will...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) services and (b) support available to help informal carers care for their loved ones.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to end the practice of private social care workers being paid by the minute; and if he will make a statement.

      Scoliosis: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make robotic spinal surgery for scoliosis be available through the NHS.

      Spinal Injuries: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to introduce evoke spinal chord stimulation technology for treatment of chronic back and leg pain through the NHS.

      Social Distancing: Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether two households meeting in a home after 4 July 2020 are advised to remain one meter apart.

      Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (England) 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to make (a) written and (b) oral statements to Parliament following each 28 day review of the Health...

      Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (England) 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the 28-day reviews of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (England) 2020 will include a full necessity...

      NHS: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that every (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) healthcare student who signed up to undertake a paid...

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) start date is and (b) panel members are for the independent investigation into Liverpool Community Health.

      Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the legal basis is for implementing a local covid-19 lockdown; and what the consequences are for businesses if they do not comply...

      Carers: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on exempting carers of people with disabilities who are (a) directly employed as a...

      Carers: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether care workers who are carrying out essential work for disabled people, either working directly as a personal assistant or being...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 23rd June 2020, Official Report, column 1180, how Government covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the clinical evidential basis is for (a) a maximum of two households to meet in self-catered accommodation and (b) a group of more...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June to Question 56054 on Coronavirus: disease control, what evidence the Government is using to reduce...

      NHS: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the sickness absence rates of employees working for outsourced NHS Soft FM providers (a) from January 2020 to July...

      Social Services: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the sickness absence rates for social care workers (a) from January 2020 to July 2020 and (b) January 2019 to July 2019.

      Social Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of all social care providers operating on publicly funded contracts.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that care workers are paid a minimum of (a) £9.30 an hour and (b) £10.75 an hour in London in...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce an early pay rise for NHS (a) staff, (b) catering workers, (c) security guards and (d) other...

      Physiotherapy: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the treatment of soft tissue therapists for patients in pain when no other solution...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS trusts are now enabling partners to attend (a) scans, (b) hospital appointments and (c) the birth of a child as covid-19...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social care, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the reopening of pubs on the covid-19 R rate; and if she will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all hospitals are able to facilitate visits of immediate family members to seriously...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish its new Autism Strategy.

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many FTE vacancies for (a) registered nurses and (b) medical staff there were in each quarter from Q1 2018-19 up to and...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many serious incidents have been reported in the last 12 months.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that sole carers can form support bubbles with households with more than one person.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to work with (a) Epilepsy Action and (b) other (i) patient groups and (ii) charities to ensure that the...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on ME funding of trends in the level of post-viral fatigue syndrome.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to support Strep B Awareness Month from 1 July to 31 July 2020.

      Mental Health: Grenfell Tower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the mental health effect on leaseholders whose properties have been found to have been fitted with...

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to issue updated guidance on the attendance by (a) partners, (b) friends and (c) doulas at midwifery appointments for...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 60709, tabled on 17 June 2020 by the hon. Member for Worsley and Eccles South.

      Coronavirus: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the rate of mental health problems among people affected by covid-19; and how much funding has been...

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the Mental Health Act 1989.

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to take account of the needs of people with dementia in his long term plans for social care reform.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral statement of 9 July 2020 by the Minister for Patient Safety on the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds data on the number of victims of the vaginal mesh implants scandal that have undergone mesh removal surgery...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the vaginal mesh implants scandal, if he will take steps to ensure that the establishment of specialist treatment...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the vaginal mesh implants scandal, if he will take steps to require (a) medical personnel who are consultants to firms...

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on reform the Mental Health Act 1983.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the implications for her policies of the statement by the World Bank that the single...

    • Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the delivery of 12 years of quality education for every girl in...

      Education: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the education of children with disabilities in countries...

      Education: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of covid-19 on the adequacy of the education of refugees in Official Development...

      Gambia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to victims' organisations and other civil society groups working on transitional justice...

      Department for International Development: Apprentices

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

      Overseas Aid: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on Millennium Development Goals in relation to tackling (a) child mortality, (b) covid-19 and...

      Overseas Aid: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office plan to take to ensure that allocations of aid will contribute to...

      Overseas Aid: Education and Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will ensure that future allocations of aid will contribute to achieving universal...

      CDC: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 54991 on CDC Group: Hospitals, what the total initial investment value into those...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of her Departments budget was spend on projects with that were (a) not-gender related and (b) had a...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what research his Department has undertaken on the effect of social distancing on the emotional well-being of children.

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons his Department's Guidance for full opening: schools, published on 2 July 2020, states that social distancing for the youngest...

      Extended Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the non-resumption of breakfast and after-school provision on working (a) parents and (b) mothers.

      Further Education: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether EU nationals who hold (a) settled and (b) pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and start a foundation diploma in academic year...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle the issue identified in his speech to the Social Market Foundation of 9 July 2020 that participation in...

      Oak National Academy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what Government funding has been allocated to Oak National Academy to provide online learning resources and digital lessons; and for what period of...

      Childminding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ensuring that GPs complete health declaration forms required for...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school attendance officers there are; and if he will publish that data by local education authority.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of covid-secure measures on state schools.

      Boarding Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he made of the financial effect of covid-secure measures on the ability of state boarding schools to fully reopen.

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to issue an update of the Building Bulletin 101:'Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his 15 June 2020 guidance for secondary school provision, what the face to face check will consist of; how that check will be...

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children eligible for free school meals (a) applied and (b) did not apply for support from the COVID Summer Food Fund before the deadline.

      Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to support independent field study centres until 2020 due to the cancellation of residential field trips during the...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authority children’s services will have adequate resources to manage any increase in...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what level of religious education is legally required to have been achieved by the time a student reaches 16 at (a) maintained and (b) academic schools.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with school leaders on providing financial support for expenses incurred following the covid-19 outbreak on (a) additional...

      Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to ensure that the £1bn ‘catch-up’ funding will be distributed to support students who most need assistance.

      GCE A-level and GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential benefit of a greater use of coursework in the awarding of (a) GCSEs, (b) AS Levels and (c) A Levels in 2021.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, , how many drug finds have been reported at each prison establishment in each of the last 12 months.

    • Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many illicit (a) mobile phones, and (b) SIM cards have been discovered and reported at each prison establishment in each of the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of active concerted indiscipline have been reported at each prison establishment in each of the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Gin: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations her Department has made to the US Government on the proposed imposition of tariffs on gin from the UK; and if she will...

    • Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department conducted an independent assessment of the potential effect of UK Export Finance's support for Total's LNG Project...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department conducted an independent assessment of the effect of UK Export Finance's support for Total's LNG Project in...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a review of fire-safety requirements of domestic and non-domestic properties and their interaction...

    • District Councils: Coronavirus

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

      District Councils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the financial sustainability of district...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £8.5 million allocated to the 115 successful bidders to the Domestic Abuse Covid-19 Emergency...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many organisations who applied to the Covid-19 Domestic Abuse Accommodation Emergency Support Fund met the...

      Welsh Water: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to penalise Herefordshire council for enabling Welsh Water to restrict housing development.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision and publish his next steps on banning (a) laminated glass and (b) other combustible...

      Tenants: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when landlords of (a) private and (b) public properties will be able to resume evictions of tenants who are committing...

      Vulnerable Adults: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the most vulnerable as part of (a) Test and Trace, (b) Local Lockdowns and (c) the...

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that multi-use venues can reopen for events as soon as is safely possible as...

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of enforcement of standards in the private rented...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a national registration scheme for privately...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 2.20 of the Budget Policy Paper of March 2020, what progress has been made on the...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the level of housing need in the Oxford Cambridge Arc.

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what requirements the Government has placed on the provision of GP services ahead of new housing developments in the...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies on the Oxford Cambridge Arc of the analysis...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the environment of meeting the need for housing in the Oxford...

      Homelessness: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussion his Department is having with banks on (a) financial inclusion and (b) facilities open and access a...

      Multiple Occupation: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of local government to regulate houses in multiple occupation (HMO);...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department as part of the process for awarding the Type 31 frigate contract calculated the exportability of any prospective vessel to be...

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of new recruits to the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF had prior experience as an armed forces cadet in (i) 2010, (ii) 2015 and...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department allocated to armed forces cadet forces in (a) 2009, (b) 2014 and (c) 2019.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK F-35 pilots have been converted to the F-35 through training establishments in the (a) UK and (b) US in (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pilots have been converted onto the F-35 via 207 Squadron in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Chancellor’s summer economic update of 8 July, if he will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to bring forward a...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to the Chancellor’s summer economic update, what assessment she made of the adequacy of the childcare offer for universal credit...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on protecting the health of workers in recycling businesses who are exposed...

      Poverty: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many in-work households were living in poverty in (a) Hemsworth constituency, (b) Wakefield Council area and (c) West Yorkshire Combined...

      Maternity Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she intends to bring forward legislative proposals to protect the entitlement to Statutory Maternity Pay of people who received...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who made a claim under the non-consensual sex exemption to the two child limit for (a) child tax credits and (b) universal...

      Occupational Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many reports of cases of covid-19 contracted in the workplace have been received by the Health and Safety Executive under the reporting of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of...

    • Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of global wildlife trade of UK imports of real fur for commercial sale.

      Slaughterhouses: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Agriculture Bill, what assessment he has made of the importance of small, mobile abattoirs to rural or...

      Welsh Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has held with representatives of Welsh Water on the timeframe for that company's upgrading...

      Seas and Oceans: Acidification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the effect of ocean acidification; and what progress has been made in...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to redistribute a greater proportion of the UK's fishing quota to under 10 metre vessels and UK-owned...

      Game: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many game rearing businesses have applied to the Government for financial assistance during the covid-19 outbreak; and...

      Partridges: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to establish welfare outcomes for breeding partridges farmed in metal cages; what his...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the £63 million allocated for the Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential...

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to create pardonable offences for victims of child sexual exploitation whose criminal record arose as a result of their...

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that the Disclosure and Barring Service provides Mr Andrew Hodgson, a constituent of the hon Member for West...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of social distancing on (a) victims of domestic abuse and (b) the children of those people.

      Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to frontline organisations providing emergency support for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence...

      Domestic Abuse: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) national broadcasts and (b) online communications the Government has planned to help safeguard people at risk of domestic abuse...

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the charity sector on community support provision for children affected by...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department is providing to BAME women who have experienced domestic abuse during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance the Government has issued to ensure that children who are experiencing domestic abuse but who have not reached a statutory...

      Domestic Abuse: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to develop referral pathways between domestic abuse helplines and organisations to ensure that victims...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 293719 on Asylum: Families, how many Dublin Regulation family reunion cases have...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications of the FCA's freezing of Wire Card for her emergency response policy on payment card...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to remove upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains in UK (a) hotels, (b) care homes, (c) hospitals and (d) other...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, what steps she has taken to reduce the levels of flame retardant chemicals used in furniture, carpets, curtains and other product in...

      Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that children who have been sexually abused have access to high quality, timely, specialist...

      Immigration: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the immigration rules for British National (Overseas) passport holders.

      Visas: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish further information on the potential further extension of visas for people unable to leave the UK to travel home...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) scale and (b) nature of modern slavery throughout the UK.

      British Nationality: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support individuals of all ages to gain British Citizenship after being born to parents serving in the UK armed...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the local authorities that were consulted in advance of the implementation of the asylum dispersal scheme.

      Seasonal Workers: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many workers on a Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa have made a request to (a) Concordia and (b) Pro Force to change their employer since the...

      Seasonal Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many workers have received a Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa to work in UK agriculture since the start of the Seasonal Workers’ Pilot,...

      Gangmasters: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which overseas labour providers have been licensed for labour provision to the Seasonal Workers' Pilot by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse...

      Gangmasters: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what overseas visits have been undertaken by officials from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority for the purpose of labour licensing...

      Metropolitan Police: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide racial bias training to every police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service.

      Visas: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the projected timeframe is for the restoration of the main visa application service centre in Iran.

      Terrorism: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the announcement of 30 March 2020 on £500,000 funding for victims of terrorism, how many applications she has...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scots Gaelic Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department produces documents available to the public in both English and Gaelic.

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what comparative assessment he has made of the Newly Self-employed Hardship Fund that was made available in Scotland compared and the support available...

      Coronavirus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the lockdown restrictions that have been implemented due to the covid-19 outbreak in...

      Domestic Visits: Paisley and Renfrewshire South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has visited Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency since his appointment.

      Domestic Visits: Paisley and Renfrewshire South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he plans to visit Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency.

      Scotland Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with Prime Minister in his capacity as Minister for the Union.

      Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament during the transition period.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on Scottish independence.

  • Attorney General

    • Crime: Airguns

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate she has made of the number of young people under the age of 18 charged with air weapons offences.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will (a) issue guidance to the general public and (b) make a public announcement advising people living in England not to enter Scotland in order...

    • UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) customs agents and (b) official veterinarians have been recruited for processing trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland since...

      Dyson: Ventilators

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2020 to Question 32254, how many working CoVent ventilation devices have been provided by Dyson to the NHS; how much...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died as a result of covid-19 in each socio-economic group.

      Coronavirus: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people (a) under 50 years old, (b) aged 51 to 65, (c) aged 66 to 75, (d) aged 76 and above by (i) gender, (ii) ethnicity, (iii) socio-economic...

      Exports: China

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value of UK (a) goods and (b) services exports to China was in each of the last five years.

      United Kingdom

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to promote and protect the Union.

      Public Inquiries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to establish an independent public inquiry on the Government's handling of the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on using fiscal measures to support the aviation industry's plans to decarbonise.

    • EDO MBM Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the status is of HMRC’s investigation into EDO MBM Technology Ltd's compliance with UK export controls; whether HMRC has had discussions with...

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to expedite the bringing forward of legislative proposals for a plastic packaging tax as a result of the (a) fall in global...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on amending the terms of the Lifetime ISA.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods, published on 13 July 2020, what estimate he has made of the number of...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods, published on 13 July 2020, what assessment he has made of the...

      UK Customs Academy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of traders who have used the UK Customs Academy.

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) combined value and (b) annual interest payment is for Public Works Loan Board borrowing for each local authority, not including town and...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employers can keep workers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October 2020 whose fixed-term contracts are due to end in...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has established a second wave economic support plan to prepare for a potential second wave of covid-19 (a) infections and (b) lockdowns.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on estimating the potential resource requirement for retraining people who are no longer employed as a...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £2 billion Green Homes Grant in England is new funding; how much the Welsh Government will receive in Barnett consequentials; and if...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support will be available for people who are extremely clinically vulnerable and unable to return to work after 1 August 2020 because they...

      Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to Question 71791, tabled by the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts on 9 July 2020.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of banning the sale of mortgage books to lenders who are (a) unregulated and (b) do not offer new mortgages.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating an independent tribunal service to oversee mortgage (a) lending practices and (b) customer...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to permit the resumption of amateur sporting activities as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased;...

    • Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued on the safe reopening of bowling alleys as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timescale is for allowing amateur brass bands to resume rehearsals and perform during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timeframe is for the reopening of the events industry as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Remote Working: Digital Technology and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to increase digital connectivity and training to allow people to work from home.

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the correlation between regular exercise in childhood and levels of exercise of those same...

      Data Protection: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will adopt a list of specific high-value datasets similar to the European Commission’s Directive on...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his oral statement of 14 July 2020 on UK Telecommunications, what risk assessment his Department (a) made...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his oral statement of 14 July 2020 on UK Telecommunications, what estimate he has made of the amount of the...

      Huawei: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when received a report on the policy of the US administration to impose technical sanctions on Huawei; and whether he had...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with online platforms on ensuring they take urgent steps to tackle online consumer harm.

      5G: Constituencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of whether particular constituencies are high risk of network disruption a result of the...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish further details on (a) how the £5 billion fund for rural roll-out will be allocated to support...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Government had with parents before reaching its decision to delay the introduction of statutory age...

      Companies: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on consumer trust in the digital economy of companies manipulating Trustpilot's...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with online platforms on ensuring that they swiftly deal with online consumer harm.

      National Lottery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Arts Council England on the payment of open access National Lottery Project Grants during the...

      National Lottery Heritage Fund: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of natural heritage organisations being ineligible for National Heritage...

      Arts: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that diversity is prioritised in support for (a) organisations and (b) people working in the...

      Digital Economy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the priorities of the Digital Economy Council are.

      Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the funding from the covid-19 financial support package for the arts and culture sector will be distributed; and whether...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition: Clinics

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the date on which gender identity clinics may return to...

    • Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to announce the chair of the Government's cross-governmental commission on racism and discrimination announced on 14 June 2020.

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure BAME women are not disproportionately affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Equality: Staffordshire

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has for the Government's Equality Hub to help tackle (a) geographical and (b) socio-economic inequality in (i) Stoke-on-Trent and (ii)...

      *No heading*

      What steps the Government is taking to ensure economic opportunity for women as the economy reopens and covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Females: New Businesses

      What steps the Government is taking to support female entrepreneurs after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Females: STEM Subjects

      What assessment she has made of the effect of trends in the level of take-up of STEM subjects by girls in secondary schools on occupational gender segregation.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      What assessment the Government has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled people.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the HS2 land and property acquisition programme review, announced in May; what are the review's terms of reference; and whether external...

    • Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support the bus and coach industry after the current COVID-19 financial support expires in August; and what discussions...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much new COVID-19 funding they have spent to date (1) in total, and (2) per passenger, on (a) roads, (b) rail, (c) bus, (d) coach, (e) light-rail,...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on the COVID-19 communications campaign advising people to avoid using public transport; and what (1) plans they have for, and (2)...

      Aviation and Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the different requirements in the guidance for social distancing for (1) airlines, and (2) bus operators; whether that assessment...

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of registered UK seafarers who have been stranded abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic who have been...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to in response to the report by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Annual Report on Major Projects 2019–20,...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff were employed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each of the past three years to respond to requests for the personal details of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have worked with businesses to increase female representation in senior leadership positions, including executive roles on boards, since February.

    • GO Outdoors: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate the actions of JD Sports in relation to its decision to place its wholly owned subsidiary Go Outdoors into administration and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Republic of Ireland: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they were notified by the government of Ireland that passengers travelling from Great Britain to the Republic of Ireland would be required to...

    • Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the postponement by the Somalia National independent and Elections Commission of parliamentary and presidential elections from November 2020 to...

      Colombia: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent reports of illegal surveillance by Colombian Military Intelligence on civil society organisations, what steps they have taken to establish...

      Colombia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or plan to make, to the government of Colombia about the prevention of sexual violence reportedly perpetrated by members of...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 July (HL6060), what representations they have made to the United Nations Security Council about utilising...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to work with suppliers to increase the production of face masks that could be worn by the public across the UK to slow the...

    • NHS: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for providing personal protective equipment to public service interpreters working on a freelance basis in the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have been taking, if any, to ensure that personal protective equipment produced in domestic or non-professional settings meets the standards set by...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have accessed the urgent dental centres; and how many centres have been operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their current policy is on self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic; under what circumstances that policy will change; and when that policy will be...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when, and for what reason, they decided to merge the North East region and the Yorkshire and Humberside region in their statistics on the incidence of...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the commitment made in the NHS Long Term Plan to “improve patient pathways to ensure timely assessment and treatment that...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why dental practices in England were only given six working day's notice to resume face to face care on 8 June.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Standard operating procedure: transition to recovery guidance document was only published on 4 June, one working day before dental practices in...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to answer the Written Question (HL4751) tabled by Lord Bradley on 20 May.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many batches of surgical face masks delivered to care homes and GPs during the COVID-19 pandemic were recalled because they were faulty; what...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of analysis by the Office for National Statistics which, after comparing death certificates from 2 March to 15 May with data from...

      Coronavirus: Protective clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they intend to publish guidance for the use of personal protective equipment in social care settings for people who are deaf or have...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they are putting in place to restart safely social care services that stopped because of social distancing measures, including (1) respite care, and (2)...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Carers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease are fully supported.

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who are shielding due to COVID-19 who will be (1) working from home, (2) returning to work outside their home,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the threshold transmission rate for COVID-19 that, if reached, will increase the risk to extremely vulnerable patients to the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who are shielding from COVID-19 receive the correct information for their specific condition to ensure that they...

      Disability: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make it a commitment that the Social Care Taskforce addresses the care and support needs of working age disabled people.

      Social Services: Badges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many CARE badges have been distributed to social care workers following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 15 April that...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessments they have made, if any, of University College London's ongoing Covid-19 Social Study that suggests that levels of depression and anxiety have...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that care home managers have not followed COVID-19 safety procedures, (2) that care home staff and...

      Health and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place (1) to acquire, (2) to stock, and (3) to distribute, gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves and other personal protective equipment, which is...

      Nutrition: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the weekly cost of the Eatwell Guide diet; and whether that cost is affordable (1) for recipients of Universal Credit, (2) for...

      Health and Social Services: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to launch a nutrition skills training programme for community workers, including those from health, social care and third sector...

      USA: World Health Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought guarantees that, further to the government of the United States' formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) from...

      Hospitals: Diagnosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to publish the latest waiting times for key NHS hospital diagnostic tests, including (1) MRI, (2) CAT, and (3) ultrasound, scans; and the equivalent figures for...

      Coronavirus: X-rays

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an ethics board to oversee the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database.

      Coronavirus: X-rays

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether patients’ consent will be required before their data can be collected for the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database.

      Pregnancy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to support pregnant BAME women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statements made by Dr. Li-Meng Yan about (1) the origins of COVID-19, and (2) the response of the World Health Organisation. [T]

  • Department for International Development

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with international development related non-governmental organisations; and how they plan to incorporate the experience of such...

    • Eritrea: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 10 June (HL6272) and following the UK Deputy Ambassador to Eritrea’s statement on 22 June that health and...

      Food Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the briefing by Oxfam The hunger virus: how COVID-19 is fuelling hunger in a hungry world, published on 12 July, on...

      Gender-based Violence: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in their role as a co-lead of the Action Coalition on gender-based violence to highlight older women’s experiences of gender-based...

  • Department for Education

    • School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a healthy and nutritious school lunch programme for the forthcoming academic year.

    • Training: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they intend to make available to enhance the availability of skills training at privately owned and operated skills training centres in the Midlands.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprentices have had their places cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisons are currently using the Security Categorisation Policy Framework; and when they expect all prisons in England and Wales to be using this framework.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Property Guardians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what protections they have put in place for property guardians who do not have a tenancy agreement.

    • Property Guardians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the exploitation of (1) property guardians, and (2) all those living in a property under a licensing arrangement.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to those living in residential blocks with prohibited aluminium composite material cladding who wish to sell their property.

      Local Government: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of research published on 8 July from the University of Manchester suggesting that BAME communities are underrepresented in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether work has been postponed on (1) plans to introduce 100 per cent business rate retention, and (2) the Fair Funding Review; and what steps they are taking to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Justice 4 Troops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the organisation Justice 4 Troops, established on 5 June to address military grievances.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which poor air quality may disproportionately affect BAME communities.

    • Environment Bill: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the potential merits of amending the Environment Bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Starlings: Pest Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many licences have been issued by Natural England for the killing of starlings in each year since 2000; and how many starlings they estimate have been killed...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by advising officials that rail travel should be the preferred option for business trips if the journey is...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in arranging for a new system of pet travel requirements between the UK and the EU after 1 January 2021; and whether they...

  • Home Office

    • Property Guardians: Exploitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to pursue organised criminal gangs who exploit (1) property guardians, and (2) all those living in a property under a licensing arrangement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which statutory instruments can be made as an Order in Council without parliamentary approval.

  • Treasury

    • Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Annual Report on Major Projects 2019–20, published on 9 July, which...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an employer who has served notice on an employee can leave them on furlough for their notice period and continue to claim a grant under...

      Advertising: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing an advertising tax credit as part of their COVID-19 economic recovery package in order (1) to help stimulate...

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sector to high street retailers.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to issue a call for evidence as part of the fundamental review of business rates, announced on 11 March; and when they anticipate that...

      Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to encourage mortgage lenders to reduce the proof of income burden on applicants who are self-employed.

      Terrorism: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to use Pool Re’s model of terrorism (re)insurance to provide cover for other systemic events that could impact the economy.

      Cash Dispensing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of cash machines; and what plans they have to ensure the availability of cash in...

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the National Literacy Trust Children, young people and audiobooks before and during lockdown, published...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the issue of debt relief for the world's poorest nations during any forthcoming meetings of the G20.

      Financial Services: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Financial Conduct Authority's report Gender diversity in UK financial services, published in November 2019, and its finding...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 9 July (HC Deb, col 1099), what plans they have...

    • Sports: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with (1) Sport England, and (2) UK Sport, about ethnic diversity within elite sports governance.

      Arts and Culture: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the additional finance recently announced for the arts and culture sector in England will be (1) by way of grant, and (2) by way of loans.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Trimble

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the value of each contract awarded to Trimble Manhattan Space Scheduling by the House of Lords administration in each of the last four years.

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