Written answers

Monday, 3 August 2020

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the delivery of the Local Full Fibre Networks programme is on track to meet the March 2021 deadline.

    • National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason his Department has not published a response to the consultation entitled, Consultation on the minimum age for...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 72898, what he was referring to when stating in the Computer Weekly article...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support he plans to provide to schools to ensure that children receive additional emotional and mental wellbeing support on returning...

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2020 to Question 64954 on Nurses: Coronavirus, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the deadline for employers to claim apprenticeship levy funds by two years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many offers of help have been received via www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business; what the maximum time is within which offers...

    • Hygiene and Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what plans he has to support small and medium sized businesses to manufacture (a) personal protective equipment and (b) hand sanitiser.

      Protective Clothing: North lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many items of personal protective equipment have been delivered to North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust in each of the last eight weeks.

      Protective Clothing: Humber Local Resilience Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many items of personal protective equipment have been delivered to the Humber Local Resilience Forum in each of the last eight weeks.

      NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement by the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 May 2020, how many of the 149 million masks delivered to NHS...

      Coronavirus: Nike

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he was made aware of the suspected outbreak of covid-19 at a the Nike international conference in Edinburgh on 26 and 27 February...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his department is taking to ensure that its review into the effect of covid-19 on BAME communities engages with (a)...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that the NHS has not discriminated against (a) BAME, (b) elderly (c) other patients with protected...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific evidence informed the decision to re-open primary care dental services on 8 June 2020.

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason dental practices providing NHS services are not being supplied with PPE on the same basis as other NHS services.

      Coronavirus: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the R value is for the South West; if he will publish any localised variation in that R value; what estimate he has made of future...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the decision was made, and by which Minister, to remove responses from the stakeholder and community engagement consultation process...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) amount and (b) value of personal protective equipment has been received by the NHS from (i) foreign governments, (ii) donations...

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 46094 on Protective Clothing: Turkey, how many items were (a) suitable for use or (b)...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference the report entitled, Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19' published by Public Health England, what steps his...

      Health Professions: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that NHS cancer professionals are not redeployed to work on the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental consultations were carried out by NHS dentists in each month in 2020.

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients with (a) blood cancer and (b) multiple myeloma have had their treatment switched from intravenous to oral treatment...

      Coronavirus: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address health inequalities in areas of high deprivation that have been exacerbated by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Clipper Logistics: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funding awarded to Clipper Logistics to oversee the delivery of personal...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local systems and Cancer Alliances on reducing the post-covid-19 outbreak demand for...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of medicine assessments conducted by NICE (a) were for medicines for rare diseases since the start of the...

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that all hospitals are adequately supplied with personal protective equipment for (a) staff, (b)...

      Hospitals: Remdesivir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of Remdesivir to NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times he has met with representatives Vertex Pharmaceuticals to discuss (a) cystic fibrosis treatment and (b) other treatments...

      Gender Recognition: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Minister for Women and Equalities's answer to question 73 at the oral evidence session of the Women and Equalities...

      Cancer: Vale of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of how rapidly routine cancer screening and care in the Vale of York CCG area can return to...

      Protective Clothing: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to introduce guidance on wearing of face-coverings in retail outlets during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide chemotherapy and immunotherapy concurrently for the treatment of lung cancer through the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to restock personal protective equipment stockpiles before the end of 2020.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to include people disproportionately affected by poor sexual health in the development of the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to establish an independent expert group other than NERVTAG to adjudicate on whether certain procedures should be...

      Alcoholism: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs and commissioners follow the latest NICE guidance on the prescription of drugs for alcohol...

      Hospitals: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were admitted to hospital as a result of flu in each year since 2010-11.

      General Practitioners: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of BAME people who have visited their GP during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for dental patients; and what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting time.

      World Health Organisation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will urge the US Administration to reconsider their plans to withdraw from the World Health Organisation; and if he will make a...

      Breast Cancer: Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the waiting times were for breast prosthetics in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019 by NHS Trust.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been spent with small and medium-sized businesses in the procurement of personal protective...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to maximise opportunities for UK-based companies to fulfil orders of personal protective equipment.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people that have not attended their outpatient ophthalmology appointment since the start of 2020.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to GPs to help (a) identify and (b) support people displaying signs of long term covid-19 related...

      Prescription Drugs: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have had to pay for an additional prescription as a result of their medication being recalled as a result of safety...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people paid for a prescription in each year since 2015.

      NHS Low Income Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received financial support from the NHS low income scheme, HC2 certificate in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and...

      Prescriptions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make an assessment of the adequacy of the system for prescription (a) charges and (b) exemptions as a result of the...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of taking over-the-counter medicines off prescription in England on (a) prescription charge...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people paid for a prescription between (a) January 2019 and June 2019 and (2) January 2020 and June 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on publishing the terms of bilateral agreements with (a) AstraZeneca and (b) other pharmaceutical...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken to provide appropriate personal protective equipment to NHS staff with religious beards.

      Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide scrubs to (a) hospitals, (b) care homes and (c) dentists which rely on donations of scrubs from...

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to reports of variable mortality rates from covid-19 between NHS Trusts and regions, what the age-standardised mortality...

      Tobacco: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to authorise the marketing of the IQOS electrically heated tobacco...

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level compliance with the prohibition on the sale of menthol cigarettes under the EU Revised Tobacco...

      Coronavirus: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of air pollution caused by fireworks and bonfires on the spread of covid-19.

      Care Homes: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost is of transporting a patient from hospital to their home or suitable care facility.

      Meat: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many successful prosecutions there have been by each local authority for meat fraud in each of the last five years; what recent...

      Asthma: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what progress has been made on the (a) delivery of and (b) timescales to tackle the...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the implications of reliever inhalers for the carbon footprint of propellant inhalers when establishing the...

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure public health advice on covid-19 is available in the major languages spoken in England.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of how many additional flu vaccines will be provided in the lead up to the 2020 Winter period compared to the...

      Day Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs complete health declaration forms required for people applying to set up childminding businesses.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on tackling the shortage of Hormone Therapy Replacement patches.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the national sexual and reproductive health strategy takes into account (a) structural...

      Coronavirus: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of employees and customers in offices and shops at risk of contracting covid-19 as a result...

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that guidance issued by his Department in relation to covid-19 is (a) accessible by children and young...

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on establishing support packages for people shielding whose workplaces cannot be made...

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport for the North

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the creation of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council, what plans they have to amend (1) the constitution, (2) the powers, and (3) the methods of...

    • Transport: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional funding they intend to provide to bus and coach operators to ensure that COVID-19 (1) safety, and (2) additional capacity, requirements are in...

      Commuters: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) absolute numbers, and (2) proportions of commuters, travelling into by London by (a) rail including London Underground, (b) bus, (c) car, (d)...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place (1) the external consultant review report, and (2) the Infrastructure and Projects Authority review report, on the Wendover Short-Mined...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the findings of the review by the UCL Institute of Health Equity into COVID-19 related deaths of bus workers in London, published 27 July, whether they...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sizewell C Power Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the construction of Sizewell C nuclear power station will begin; and what funding model will be used for that construction.

    • Wylfa Power Station: Development Consent Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the development consent order for the proposed nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd will be approved.

      OneWeb: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to utilise OneWeb in their future defence and commercial strategies; and how many jobs they estimate will result from their...

      Oneweb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Callanan on 8 July (HL Deb, col 1119), how long they estimate it will take OneWeb to provide the UK with sovereign-controlled...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to protect diagnosed diabetics returning to work in the hospitality industry from the risk of COVID-19 infection.

      Oneweb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Callanan on 8 July (HL Deb, col 1119) that OneWeb “has many applications that the UK can leverage, including defence...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with ACU Strategic Partners about the future construction of nuclear power stations.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to bring forward proposals for the regulation of Prepack Administrations; and if so when.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide guidance about (1) employment rights, and (2) COVID-19-related health and safety issues, to all employees and employers in the UK...

      Flexible Working

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to strengthen the right of employees to request flexible working, and (2) to ensure that employers prioritise arrangements for...

      Hydrogen Advisory Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to expand the Hydrogen Advisory Council as part of the formation of a wider UK hydrogen strategy.

      Oneweb: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 15 July (HL6348), how they propose to be publicly accountable for their investment in OneWeb.

      Oneweb: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy...

      Companies: Annual reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy research paper Stakeholder perceptions of non-financial reporting, published in October...

      Boilers: Waste Heat Recovery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 July (HL6670), what estimate they have made of how much less carbon dioxide would be emitted if boilers in...

      Viagogo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to those who have been refused refunds for cancelled events by the ticket resale site Viagogo.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent decisions by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the current wholesale cost of fuel, what assessment they have made of the...

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to announce details of the financial funding arrangements for the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station, in particular the method by which...

      Sizewell C Power Station: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to pause consideration of the application by EDF to construct the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station at the end of the pre-examination...

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pre-pack administrations were referred to the Pre Pack Pool in each week since the beginning of February.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the pre-pack administrations referred to the Pre Pack Pool since the beginning of February, what was the amount owed to unsecured creditors.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support the Pre Pack Pool has received from the Insolvency Service; and what plans they have, if any, to enhance this support.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place between the Pre Pack Pool and the Insolvency service in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020; and what subjects were discussed.

      Small Business Commissioner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 26 February (HL1663), what progress they have made on the measures announced in June 2019 to strengthen the role...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that all firms based in, and selling products in, the UK comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in...

      Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a Green Paper for public consultation on the energy options available for the UK prior to publishing an energy White Paper.

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether China General Nuclear Cooperation’s 20 per cent holding in NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd entitles that Cooperation to a nuclear site licence...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Islamic State: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the influence of Daesh has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic; what is their current assessment of the...

    • USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of the United States has plans to conduct a demonstration nuclear test explosion.

      Hong Kong: Judges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the introduction of new security laws in Hong Kong, what assessment they have made of whether British judges should continue to sit on Hong Kong’s...

      Hong Kong: Judges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on the (1) recent, (2) current, and (3) planned future, service of British judges in Hong Kong’s courts.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 July (HL6542), what has been the total cost to the public purse of the UK’s participation in recent...

      Iran: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made (1) of reports that recent attacks on military sites in Iran have been authorised by the government of Israel, and (2) of the...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the statement by the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, in a letter of 20 July to the Ambassador of China to...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek international support for a full and impartial investigation into the detention of Uighur Muslims in camps in Xinjiang.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed the detention of Uighur Muslims in camps in Xinjiang with the Ambassador of China to the UK; and what response they received to any such...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China about (1) its rejection of Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and (2)...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Foreign Secretary on 20 July (HC Deb, col 1832) that he will not consider reactivating extradition arrangements with Hong Kong...

      Libya: IRA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the findings of the Special Representative on UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism.

      Lebanon: Neutrality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for Lebanon to become a permanently neutral state, as advocated by the Rt Rev Bechara Boutros Al-Rai.

      Turkey: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with the government of Turkey that country's military commitments in Libya, Syria and Iraq; and in particular the...

      Africa: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments that make up the African Group about the draft proposal for a UN Human Rights Council inquiry...

      Harry Dunn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the death of Harry Dunn.

      Eastern Europe: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide protection and support for LGBT+ communities in eastern Europe.

      Israel: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they have on the number of Israeli soldiers who have been charged with crimes of unlawful killing.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the future of Gaza.

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers, what assessment they have made of the current security situation on the...

      USA: West Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent violent street protests against the government of Mali, what assessment they have made of the current security situation in Mali; what...

      Somalia: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current security situation in the Gedo region of southern Somalia; and what discussions they have had at the UN with the...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential (1) of creating new, and (2) of improving current, channels for détente and dialogue to prevent...

      Hopewell Chin'ono

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe about the detention of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. [T]

      Ahmadiyya: Oppression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Suffering of the Faithful – the...

  • Attorney General

    • Forced Marriage: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions were initiated in relation to forced marriage in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, (4) 2017, (5) 2018, and (5) 2019; and how many such...

  • Department for International Development

    • UNRWA: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UNWRA about any additional funding required to meet costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; and...

    • Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.

      Palestinians: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that rolling blackouts are being implemented in Palestine as a result of a contested...

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development enables the...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on the world's...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that (1) development and humanitarian concerns are heard at the highest levels of the Government, and (2) there is policy...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that part of the budget of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is ring-fenced for the provision of international aid.

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement that they have identified a £2.9 billion package of reductions in their planned Official Development...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the First Secretary of State’s announcement of a £2.9 billion package of reductions to the Government’s planned Official Development...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the reduction in the annual UK aid budget as a result of the reduction in the UK Gross National Income due to the economic...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the proportion of the UK aid budget now spent outside of the Department for International Development.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Education on 12 February (HCWS110), what plans they have to engage with the children’s social care...

    • Computers and Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many laptops each (1) local authority, and (2) multi-academy trust has received since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; and how many vulnerable pupils are...

      Teachers: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 7 June of a pilot project with the Education Support Partnership to provide online peer support and telephone supervision to school...

      Remote Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they will make available to education establishments to invest in virtual learning environments.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what arrangements are in place to ensure that House of Lords staff with pre-existing health conditions are protected from COVID-19 if they return to work in...

    • Peers: Russia

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Russia, published on 21 July, what plans the Conduct Committee has to respond to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the lessons that they learned from allocating funding under the European Social Fund that have influenced the design of the UK...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposed First Homes policy on the provision of social and affordable rented homes.

      Community Charge: Non-payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total amount of uncollected poll tax, post poll tax abolition.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Housing Associations will be able to access the Remedial Fund for Cladding without having to use charitable resources ring fenced for charitable purposes...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken a review to ascertain whether leaseholders of Housing Associations properties might be unfairly discriminated against in relation to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving personnel in the Armed Forces aged (1) 18–24, (2) 25–29, (3) 30–34, (4) 35–39, (5) 40 or more, years old have (a)...

    • Royal Ordnance: Royalties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they receive royalty payments for equipment manufacture by Sage Control Ordnance under licence from Police Ordnance Co Ltd in Canada where the equipment...

      Submarines: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch Accident Investigation Report 13/2020: Stena Superfast VII and Royal Navy submarine,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people; and what plans are in place to aid recovery from that impact.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • River Wharfe: Swimming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to be able to respond to the application by river users and residents to turn part of the River Wharfe in Ilkley into a bathing water area; and by...

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to lower the income requirement for those from outside the UK seeking employment in the care sector.

    • Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on plans to (1) move to an electronic system of marriage registration, (2) add mothers' names to marriage certificates, (3) allow...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Daesh fighters are known to have returned to the UK; how many such fighters and individuals assisting Daesh in different capacities have been prosecuted...

      Nitrous Oxide: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of restrictions on the supply of nitrous oxide to young people; and what plans they have to strengthen those...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Subversion: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the risk of Russian interference in UK democratic processes; and what steps they are taking to enable the rapid...

    • Subversion: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Russia, published on 21 July, what assessment they made of the open source studies...

      Subversion: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons why the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Russia, sent to the Prime Minister on 17...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further plans they have to change regulations relating to COVID-19; and how any such plans have been influenced by the behaviour of any ministers or advisors...

      Subversion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make certain that no future (1) election, or (2) referendum, in the UK will be subject to outside interference.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 28 May (HL4424), what estimate they have made of the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 23 July (HL6931), what plans they have to ensure that the UK’s road vehicle environmental and...

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they decided to resume granting export licences for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games about the diversity of its workforce.

    • Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to work with local authorities to provide additional leisure facilities, especially for young people, in areas of high unemployment...

      Arts: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made (1) of the difficulties in obtaining insurance cover faced by people working in the creative industries, and (2) of the effect that...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that there is full consultation across the performing arts sector on any Government-commissioned research into managing risks...

      Huawei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing how BT verify Huawei’s denials of (1) the use of slave labour, and (2) the use of Huawei technology in...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with regard to the applications for World Heritage Status for (1) Chatham Dockyard and its Defences, (2) Creswell Crags, (3)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the intersection between relevant dimensions of inequality and the impact of COVID-19.

    • Equality: Ethnic Groups and Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the recent Higher Education Statistics Agency statistics which suggest that gender and race inequalities are...

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that no one is discriminated against when booking goods and services online from companies based in the UK on the basis...

      Equal Pay: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suspension of gender pay gap reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic on gender pay gap inequality.

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