Written answers

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with bus operating companies on improving the (a) reliability and (b) journey times of bus routes.

    • Motor Vehicles: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on bringing forward the ban on new fossil fuel...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, whether trainee driving instructors who are practising for their test will continue to be permitted to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to speed up the delivery of High Speed Two.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that emergency powers granted to local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak are not being used to...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timescale is for reaching a decision on the potential electrification of the railway line between Liverpool and Manchester via Warrington...

      Roads: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times officials or ministers in his Department met with the Kent Resilience Forum to discuss Operation Brock in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) to...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to allocate emergency covid-19 funding to providers of school transport that have reduced commercial viability as a result of...

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities produced local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs) by November 2019; and how many have produced LCWIPs since then.

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the announcement of the £250 million emergency active travel fund on 9 May 2020, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Motor Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on levels of (a) pedestrian and cyclist safety and (b) passenger safety of vehicle construction...

      Cycling and Walking: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in cycling and walking rates as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions have eased.

      Cycling and Walking: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage primary school children to walk and cycle to school as they re-open in September 2020.

      Cycling: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to publish an updated Cycle Infrastructure Guidance for Local Authorities.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the location of speed cameras.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52118 on Bus Services: Coronavirus, whether he plans to make additional support available to private...

      Bus Services: Faith Schools and Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) extend the temporary exemption for fee paying school children on non-Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations compliant...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to allocate the £2 billion of funding for active travel announced in early 2020.

      Parking Offences: Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the new powers given to local authorities to take enforcement action against drivers parked in cycle lanes will apply to all mandatory cycle lanes.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that the terms of the covid-19 emergency management arrangements with train operating companies do not financially...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department is having with (a) coach operators and (b) the Department for Education on ensuring that there is sufficient capacity...

      Estonia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department made of the number of new daily covid-19 cases recorded in Estonia as part of its decision to exclude it as a country...

      Railways: Onllwyn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the development of The Global Centre of Rail Excellence on the site of Nant Helen Open...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the transport system is safe and accessible to disabled passengers as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the needs of disabled passengers as lockdown restrictions are lifted on the transport system.

      Easyjet: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of Easyjet on that company's redundancy proposals.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the minutes of the discussions between his Department and the Office for Product Safety and...

    • Redundancy Pay: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on employers using money from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

      Consumers: Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring (a) retailer advertising and (b) influencer marketing...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) lettings agents and (b) other independent businesses, required by covid-19 guidance to restrict activity,...

      Public Houses: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will include the Campaign for Pubs in his Department's discussions with the hospitality sector.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of easing covid-19 lockdown restrictions to allow pubs to return...

      Overseas Aid: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Official Development Assistance his Department has disbursed in (a) Least Developed, (b) Other Low Income, (c)...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to develop a replacement for Galileo's encrypted service for use by UK military and...

      Oneweb: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 72998, what the evidential basis is for the Government to expect...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's acquisition of an equity share in OneWeb, who will develop the go-to-market strategy...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his plans are for the (a) governance arrangements and (b) board representation for the Government's equity share...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK deal to purchase 90 million potential covid-19 vaccine doses complements...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ensure that the 90 million doses of potential covid-19 vaccines which the UK has purchased are allocated...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what advice the Government has provided to employers of clinically extremely vulnerable employees, who have not used...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy, what steps she is taking to create safe work...

      Batteries: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the extent of the need to support UK manufacturing capacity for batteries in...

      Foreign Companies: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the level of involvement of state-owned Chinese companies in the UK’s critical energy...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications have been received for the coronavirus future fund from companies in (a) Hounslow, (b) Scotland,...

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) funding from the public purse and (b) support the Government is providing for young entrepreneurs in (i)...

      Aerospace Industry: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to (a) Rolls-Royce, (b) Bombardier and (c) other such companies located in the...

      Aviation: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential timescale for all UK internal flights to be able to be powered through (a)...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing retrospective claims for the green homes grant scheme...

      Energy Supply: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the National Grid on its capacity to store and supply...

      Universities: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding each university in the UK has received from (a) the Chinese Government, (b) other Chinese state...

      Postgraduate Education: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support is available for early career researchers who are unable to finish their research projects before the...

      Postgraduate Education: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government makes available to help post-doctoral researchers who have left research return to the...

      Small Businesses: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support the research priorities of SMEs.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on how many occasions he has issued a Ministerial direction to his Department in the last 5 years.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on finding a safe and effective vaccination against covid-19.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on covid-19 deaths of British citizens in (a) the US and (b) other overseas countries.

    • Andrew Buncombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his US counterpart on the arrest and detention in Seattle of the Independent's...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance his Department has disbursed to (a) Least Developed, (b) Other Low Income, (c) Lower...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is establishing an evidence base with the aim of introducing sanctions on Chinese nationals involved in (a) the...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of including Chinese officials who have...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he has and (b) officials of his Department have made to the Government of Saudi Arabia on abolishing...

      Iraq: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he has and (b) officials of his Department have made to the Government of Iraq on abolishing the death...

      Egypt: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he has and (b) officials of his Department have made to the Government of Egypt on abolishing the...

      China: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he has and (b) officials of his Department have made to the Government of China on abolishing the...

      Israel: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it remains the Government's policy not to support the boycott of Israeli (a) goods and (b) services.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on allegations of (a) torture and (b) due process...

      China: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his (a) Australian, (b) Malaysian, (c) Indonesian and (d) Japanese counterparts on...

      Hong Kong: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to help protect Hong Kong's Christian community from the effects of the new National Security Law.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to help protect Christians in Nigeria following the death of nine Christians in...

      FSO Safer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release entitled, UK warns of catastrophic environmental threat from hazardous Yemeni...

      Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk to Yemen of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Ethiopia: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Ethiopian counterpart on tackling ethnic and political violence in that country.

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of UK online activity on the political situation in Ethiopia.

      Guatemala: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Guatemalan counterpart on the maintenance of the independence of the Constitutional...

      Hopewell Chin'ono

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussion he has had with his Zimbabwean counterpart on the recent arrest of the journalist Hopewell...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the drone footage released by War on Fear...

      Hezbollah and Yemen: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UN Security Council resolutions (a) 1540, (b) 1701 and (c) 2216 in...

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he uses the principle of command responsibility when making decisions on whether to introduce sanctions on foreign...

      Human Rights: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to co-ordinate the use of the Global Human Rights sanction regime with his counterparts overseas.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make its future assistance to Bahrain contingent on a decrease in or end to that country’s use of...

      Russia: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will include imports of coal from Russia in the list of sanctions against that country; and if he will make a...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the trends in the level of international humanitarian law breaches committed as a result...

      Germany: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his German counterpart on that country’s detention of people suspected spying for...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment has he made of the (a) extent of and (b) trends in the level of incidences of persecution and human...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential identities of the perpetrators of incidences of persecution and human...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which Nigerian national or state Government officials have been involved in...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of applying sanctions to those responsible for committing or allowing...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to take account of the judgment of the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of...

      Huang Jiefu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to include Huang Jiefu former Vice Minister for Health in China who has been held responsible for...

      Middle East: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to allocate funding to the People-to-People Partnership for Peace Fund upon its creation.

      Cyprus: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he is having with his counterpart in Cyprus on allowing British citizens to travel there to deal with family...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of his Department's Official Development Assistance budget for each year of the 2019 Parliament.

      Occupied Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli authorities on the demolition of a covid-19 testing centre in Hebron; and what...

      Riot Control Weapons: Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which non-governmental organisations his Department has worked with in order to determine whether the granting of crowd control...

      Chile: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the risk to (a) the legal protection of human rights and (b) the compliance of...

      Russia: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will include imports of coal from Russia in the list of sanctions against that country; and if he will make a...

      African Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met with President Cyril Ramaphosa in his role as African Union Chair.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to implement the recommendation of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales which has called...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is taking steps to implement the recommendation of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and use all...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2020 to Question 76100 on India: coronavirus, for what reasons repatriation flights from...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Coronavirus

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of CPS staff have had to self-isolate due to covid-19 and what (a) role and (b) staffing grade of those staff is.

    • Sexual Offences: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 75406 on Sexual Offences: Private Rented Housing, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the updated...

      Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions for assaulting an emergency worker have related to assaults against (a) police officers, (b) NHS staff, (c) prison officers, (d) firefighters...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate she has made of the proportion of assaults on shop workers that were prosecuted in each of the last three years.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent sentences she has extended through the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Charities and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that staff working in children’s social care (a) services and (b) charities have adequate...

    • Charities and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that staff working in children’s (a) social care services and (b) charities have adequate...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been tested for covid-19 in each region as at 15 May 2020.

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's press release of 5 June 2020, on surgical masks worn in NHS hospitals, what provision his Department...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £300 million provided to help local authorities deal with local lockdowns has been allocated; and which local...

      NHS: Contracts

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

      Gender Recognition: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the length of waiting lists for adult gender identity services; and...

      Ventilators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of anti-bacterial filters NHS trusts for people using home ventilators.

      NHS: Procurement

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

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the development of obesity services in (a) hospitals and (b) communities in areas where such services do not...

      Ventilators: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of ventilator stock for long term ventilated children.

      Ventilators: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure an adequate supply of (a) bacterial filters, (b) circuits and (c) other ventilator consumables for...

      Health Services: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on and (b) assessment he has made of the potential merits of devolving health...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer received on 5 June 2020 to Question 52035 on Hospitals: Coronavirus, of the total number of covid-19 deaths in...

      Pregnancy: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome...

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the proposed deductions to be applied to NHSE payments to dental providers for (a) April, (b) May and (c) until 8 June...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of school closures as a result of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of dental decay among children.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children whose planned dental GA admission to hospital was (a) suspended and (b) cancelled...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of people employed by (a) the NHS, (b) police forces, (c) fire brigades and (d) (i) primary and...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have participated in the PrEP trials in the UK since they have become available.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to have an independent review of the definition of autism as a mental disorder under the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the developers of the Zoe covid-19 symptom tracking application on (a) testing of people...

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the British Medical Association North East Regional Council on tackling health...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2020 to Question 67635 on Coronavirus: Screening, whether (a) covid-19 and (b) other notifiable...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department collects on the number of people with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

      Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of Integrated Care Systems for people with Secondary Progressive...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve health outcomes for people living with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to use Versus Arthritis' physical activity toolkit as part of their local recovery...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with which (a) companies and (b) organisations Minsters of his Department have held discussions on health passports and their use in the...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason health passports have been excluded from the NHSX track and trace mobile app.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has incorporated health passports into its contingency planning for a second wave of covid-19 infections.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to onshore personal protective equipment manufacturing.

      Surgery: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, Elective Surgery During COVID-19, published in June 2020 by the Royal College of Surgeons, what...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 64074, how many adult flu vaccines (a) were ordered in 2019 and (b) have been ordered...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when covid-19 risk assessments were undertaken for his Department's offices in (a) Victoria Street and (b) Quarry House; who carried out...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation he has had with staff of his Department's offices in (a) Victoria Street and (b) Quarry House on preferences for...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when staff of his Department will be required to return to the office as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the NICE appraisal of (a) ivacaftor, (b) tezacaftor and (c) elexacaftor was paused; and what the new timeline is for that...

      Prostate Cancer: Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has held with representatives of the Royal College of Nursing on the potential connection between...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle (a) obesity in men and (b) the effect of that condition on (i) bowel cancer, (ii) diabetes,...

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps her Department has taken to (a) prevent and (b) tackle post- natal depression.

      Sheltered Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to extend whole care home covid-19 testing to elderly residents and social care staff in sheltered accommodation facilities...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 64266 on Contact Tracing: Computer Software, which companies have been subcontracted by...

      Methadone: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 71722 on Methadone: Prescriptions, what plans he has to authorise requests from NHS...

      Obesity: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on tackling obesity; and whether he plans to allocate additional...

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2020 to Question for 67749 on Pain: Health Services, what steps his Department is taking to increase...

      Parkinson's Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many neurology appointments for people with Parkinson’s disease have been delayed or cancelled since January 2020 as a result...

      Trikafta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he had with representatives from (a) NICE and (b) NHS England on Kaftrio.

      Health Services: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department to ensure that the Statutory Guidance to the Domestic...

      Health Services: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure the adequacy of funding for (a) best practice and (b)...

      Health Services: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the adequacy of funding for the effective provision of (a) services and (b) referrals in relation to...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Medical Officer on the distribution of accessible, deaf-friendly face masks in response...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the hearing impaired community whose ability to communicate may be affected by the introduction of...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 8394 on Ophthalmic Services and with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what the...

      Coronavirus: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 July 2020, Official Report, column 1866, on the Coronavirus Response, how much funding from the...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contributions of 20 July 2020, Official Report 1863 and 1865, what steps he is taking to ensure consistent...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the delivery of the NHS covid-19 Test and Trace app; and what comparative assessment he has made of the...

      Health Services: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support the re-development of primary care facilities that are no longer fit for purpose.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the effectiveness of the temporary approval of home use for both stages of early medical abortion.

      Ventilators: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ring-fencing ventilator supply budgets to help ensure the adequacy of supplies...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been issued for healthcare practitioners to support the accurate diagnosis of people with signs and symptoms of...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much revenue has been collected in fines at NHS facilities as a result of parking infringements in each of the last five years.

      Self-harm: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children (a) attended A&E and (b) were admitted to hospital as a result of self-harming in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have been moved out-of-area for inpatient mental health hospital admissions (a) since 1 January 2020 and (b) in each of...

      Antidepressants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have been prescribed anti-depressants (a) since 1 January 2020 and (b) in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have been referred to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services (a) since 1 January 2020 and (b) in each of...

      NHS: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors there were in the NHS, by ethnicity, in each of the last five years.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to implement the recommendations of Baroness Cumberlege's Review on the Safety of Certain Medicines and Medical Devices;...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to Question 38910 tabled on 22 April 2020 by the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, on his policy on wearing masks.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to Question 63335 tabled on 23 June 2020 by the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, on his plans to use the...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will clarify guidance on permitted social interactions for those currently in residential care units with their immediate family...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow family members to visit relatives in residential care homes; on what date will those visits be allowed to...

      Breast Milk: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to human milk bank services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that plans to support the recovery of the NHS after the covid-19 outbreak include service provision for...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase funding to dental practices for the purchase of personal protective equipment.

      Ophthalmic Services: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to allow patient transport services that enable people to attend ophthalmology appointments to resume.

      Ophthalmic Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) advice he has received on and (b) assessment he has made of the effect of restrictions resulting from the covid-19 outbreak on...

      Ophthalmology: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £750 million package of support for charities has been allocated to ophthalmology charities.

      Patients: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will estimate the number of employed people who were formerly on the Government's Shielded Patient List who are aged...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government plans to ensure that a vaccine for covid-19 will be administered equality across the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a vaccine for covid-19 will be administered to target local areas with a higher incidence of covid-19.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individuals have requested to detransition following gender transition in the most recent period for which data is available.

      Gender Recognition: Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of closing the Gender-identity Development Service at the Tavistock Centre.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the recommendations outlined in the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review.

      NHS: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the GS1 report entitled, A scan of the benefits: the Scan4Safety evidence report, published in July 2020, what recent...

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to enable care homes to access supplies of centrally purchased personal protective equipment; and if he will...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to launch the national public information campaign on the 2020-21 flu vaccine programme.

      Health Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of interpreters for remote medical consultations.

      Coronavirus: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people (a) under 50 years old, (b) aged 51 to 65, (c) aged 66 to 75, and (d) aged 76 have (i) tested positive for and (ii) died...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when GP surgeries will move from total triage to regular service as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will provide guidance on the use of face masks for people with asthma.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, how many times the powers relating to the compulsory extraction of biological...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how a patient's covid-19 test result is considered with regard to (a) GDPR and (b) data protection legislation.

      Rare Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure access to enzyme replacement treatment at a local specialist centre for children with rare diseases.

      Trikafta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with (a) charities, (b) campaign groups and (c) pharmaceutical companies on the drug Kaftrio...

      Rare Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the timely (a) assessment and (b) diagnosis of people with rare diseases; and...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to allocate additional funding to the specialised drug budget to cater for technologies being developed for...

      Dental Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people requiring dental work who have been unable to secure appointments in each of the last...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional mental health support his Department is making available to (a) frontline workers, (b) people from Black, Asian and...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidelines are issued to GPs on recommending less damaging alternatives to cigarettes to help more people give up smoking.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include all tobacco and nicotine containing products available in the UK in the forthcoming review of tobacco and e-cigarette...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an evaluation of the effectiveness of 2019’s Stoptober campaign in advance of any future Stoptober campaign.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that powers in Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 will not be used to coerce people to comply with...

      Health and Social Service: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS and social care sector have adequate stock levels of scrubs during the...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations in the July 2020 Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      What assessment he has made of the effect on the NHS of the long-term health consequences of covid-19.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      What recent assessment he has made of the causal factors for the mortality rate in the care home population during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      What steps the Government is taking to ensure adequate provision of mental health services in schools when they reopen as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      What steps he is taking to help prevent a second wave of covid-19.

  • Department for International Development

    • CDC: Private Equity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the CDC Group has invested via private equity funds in each of the last five years.

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has disbursed to multilateral institutions in response to the covid-19 pandemic; and how much of that aid has...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has been made of the potential level of reductions in non-urgent funding to the UN and other multilateral or...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on local partners in the global south of a reduction in the UK's official development...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to bring forward a new UK Aid Strategy.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 71769, if she will list the (a) NGOs and (b) other stakeholders that have been...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's timescale is for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office becoming fully operational.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 20 July to Question 73967, when the Government will begin targeted engagement with stakeholders on the...

      Department for International Development : Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department (a) has renegotiated or (b) plans to renegotiate contracts at a reduced value to account for a potential...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) multilateral donor partners, (c) civil society organisations and...

      Migrant Camps: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to help ensure the effective delivery of aid to refugee camps in (a) Yemen, (b) Syria and...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the job security of...

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has been made of the financial sustainability of her Department's (a) major and (b) SME suppliers; how many of...

      Overseas Aid: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is the Government's policy to maintain the Programme Quality Index after the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth Office...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 73751 on Israel: Palestinians, for what reason the UK’s People-to-People...

      Developing Countries: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to take steps to help strengthen rules to prevent...

      Ghana: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to support (a) Ghana in-country programmes to...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £50 million in funding from her Department matched with funding from Unilever, has been disbursed to date.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) people have been advised on the importance of hygiene and (b) products have been distributed through the Hygiene,...

      Ethiopia: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the food security situation in Ethiopia; and if she will make a statement.

      East Africa: World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will allocate additional funding to the World Food Programme to enable it to increase assistance to East African countries; and...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the Government plans to make its pledge of funding for Nutrition for Growth post-2020.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her priorities are for the GAVI board meeting to discuss the COVAX facility.

      CDC: Wonderchef

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding the CDC Group has invested in Wonderchef to date.

      CDC: ONOMO Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding the CDC Group has invested in ONOMO Hotels to date.

      CDC: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what investments the CDC Group has made since 2010.

      CDC: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the compatibility of CDC Group investments in luxury brands and hotel chains with its mission...

      Europe: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the (a) Maltese and (b) Italian authorities to help deter and prevent boats carrying...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on levels of hunger across the globe; and what steps she is taking...

      Food Poverty: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with G20 colleagues on the (a) funding and (b) distribution of emergency cash transfers to tackle...

      Overseas Aid: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will maintain her Department's commitment to more than double its use of...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking along with other G20 countries to ensure that the G20 covid-19 action plan includes a dedicated...

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure the Global Fund’s allocation of resources in response to the covid-19 pandemic does not effect...

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care: Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the looked-after children who were cared for in a friends and family foster placement were placed there as part of a voluntary agreement...

    • Children in Care: Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many previously looked after children on a (a) special guardianship order, (b) child arrangements order, (c) residence order and (d) adoption...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to amend the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 to allow contact between a looked-after child and a...

      Students: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of treating students from Commonwealth countries the same as students from England for the...

      Students: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) schools and (b) colleges are required to agree to requests from students wishing to enter the autumn exam series.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to issue guidance on whether grandparents can provide childcare for their grandchildren as covid-19 lockdown restrictions...

      Edge Hill University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Universities Minister in his Department plans to provide a date and time for the meeting with the hon. Member for West Lancashire to discuss...

      Holiday Play Schemes: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) holiday clubs that will be open and (b) holiday club places that will be available in (i) Edgbaston...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2020 to Question 64157, and with reference to the Parentkind survey results published on 16 July 2020, what steps he...

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that students receive value for money for university courses during the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are in relative or friend foster care placements as of 31 March 2019 by (a) ethnicity and (b) age of the child.

      Pupils: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government’s Guidance for full opening: schools, what assessment he has made of the additional cost to parents of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government’s Guidance for full opening: schools, how many covid-19 home testing kits will be provided to (a) primary and...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government’s Guidance for full opening: schools, what assessment he has made of the effect on teacher workload of the need...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the funding required to enable schools to (a) build and (b) rent additional teaching space during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) stakeholder group meetings, (b) literature reviews and (c) expert interviews have been undertaken to examine the role of juries and courts...

    • Sexual Offences: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government's Rape Review will examine potential barriers to reporting rape and sexual offences crimes for migrant victims.

      Prisons: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2020 to Question 904751, what the (a) scope and (b) timeframe of the HMPPS review into the whistleblowing process for...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of the Chief Executive, HM Courts and Tribunals Service to the Justice Select Committee on 23 June 2020, when his...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s news story of 5 November 2019, Approved Enforcement Agency Services Contract Awarded, what assessment he has...

      Debt Collection: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s news story of 5 November 2019, Approved Enforcement Agency Services Contract Awarded, what contingency plans...

      Debt Collection: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s news story of 5 November 2019, Approved Enforcement Agency Services Contract Awarded, whether departmental...

      Debt Collection: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s news story of 5 November 2019, Approved Enforcement Agency Services Contract Awarded, whether departmental...

      Debt Collection: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s news story of 5 November 2019, Approved Enforcement Agency Services Contract Awarded, whether departmental...

      Tribunals: Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards are in place to protect individuals whose names may be referenced in published tribunal judgments.

      Court of Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July to Question 74457 on Court protection, what the average waiting time was for an application for deputyship to be heard...

      Prisons: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to include the recording of autism in the Prison Population Statistics.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral answer of the Minister of State of 14 July 2020 to the Justice Select Committee, Question 264, what discussions his Department has...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 July 2020, Official Report, HCWS408, Government response to the Prison Service Pay Review Body recommendations...

      Prison Officers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant the the Written Statement of 21 July 2020, Official Report HCWS408, Government response to the Prison Service Pay Review Body recommendations...

      Prisons: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 July 2020, Official Report HCWS408, Government response to the Prison Service Pay Review Body recommendations...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the HM Prison and Probation Service has declared a moratorium on prison research during the period of covid-19 related solitary...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the legal recognition of humanist marriages in Scotland since 2005; and if he will...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for the (a) easing of covid-19 lockdown restrictions in prisons and (b) the resumption of prison visits in England and Wales as...

      Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled, 10 Nightingale Courts unveiled, published on 19 July 2020, how much each of the the 10...

      Courts and Tribunals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard in (a) family courts, (b) civil courts, (c) magistrates courts, (d) crown courts and (e) tribunals in the most recent period...

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children have been under a special guardianship order (a) where there were no care proceedings and (b) where there have been care proceedings...

      Crime: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase support for victims of crime.

      Offences against Children: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for livestreaming sexual exploitation of children in each of the last five years.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to encourage probation agency staff to take up permanent positions within the National Probation Service.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to offer all employees of community rehabilitation companies new roles on at least equivalent terms and conditions in the National...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department issued to community rehabilitation companies on the development of exceptional delivery models in response to the covid-19...

      Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permitting independent celebrants to carry out legal marriage ceremonies.

      Coronavirus: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of fines wrongfully issued under (a) the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to publish the review upon which it based its decision to resume arms exports to Saudi Arabia in July 2020.

    • Trade Agreements: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made in negotiations on free trade agreements covering the automotive sector with (a) the US and (b) Australia.

      Trade Agreements: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) the US and (b) Australia on vehicle safety standards during negotiations on free...

      Trade Agreements: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will take steps to ensure that vehicles that do not meet current UK vehicle safety standards would not be permitted to be (a) sold...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has granted arms sales open licences to Saudi Arabia which include dual-use weaponry.

      Imports: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect on pedestrian and cyclist safety of the differences in vehicle safety standards between vehicles...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanisms will be included in a future trade deal with Japan; and if will she make a statement.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that her policies protect biodiversity.

      World Health Organisation: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on reforms to the World Trade Organisation disputes resolution process.

      Agreement On Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) her international counterparts on the UK signing the proposed Agreement on...

      Trade Agreements: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how new agricultural subsidies linked to...

      Strategic Trade Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the next meeting date of the Strategic Trade Advisory Group.

      Exports: Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to support UK fuel cell manufacturers export their products.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for the development and export of tidal technology.

      Felixstowe Port: A14

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has held with the Secretary of State for Transport on upgrading the A14 in Suffolk to enhance the route for transport...

      Felixstowe Port: A14

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the strategic importance of upgrading the A14 in Suffolk to (a) enhance the route for transport between the...

      Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63293 on Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid, if she will publish the...

      Trade Agreements: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on maintaining International Labour Organisation standards in future trade agreements.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has licensed exports of riot control equipment where the end user was the US Marshals Special Operations Group, a...

      Department for International Trade: LinkedIn Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what marketing and media services her Department procured from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, paid for on 27 March 2019.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which individuals she shared a roundtable discussion on trade and the impact of tariffs on 17 October 2019.

      Internet: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings she has had with representatives from (a) Facebook and (b) the Internet Association in which Section 230 of the US...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the compatibility of the proposed UK-US...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the licence granted in June 2019 for the export of a £200 air cooler for an armoured vehicle to the Royal Saudi Land Forces was...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Written Statement of 7 July 2020 on Trade Update, whether the 30 July 2019 air-strike on a market in Al-Thabet was (a)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his officials had with the Deputy Mayor for Planning in April 2016 on his decision to accept a...

    • Supported Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of regulation to (a) protect tenant welfare, (c) ensure property...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of registrations for the Building Safety Fund have stated that they are a (a) local authority and (b)...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the existing Help to Buy Scheme for people purchasing new homes, where the build completion...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that emergency powers granted to local authorities during the covid-19...

      Local Government Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities to provide effective local authority services...

      Leasehold: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of waking watches services to leaseholders in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the completion of (a) fire safety assessments and (b) the removal of unsafe (i) ACM and (ii)...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral answer to the hon. Member Lancaster and Fleetwood of 20 July 2020, Official Report, column...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference the National Audit Office report, Review of the Town Deals selection process, published 21 July 2020,...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of local authorities that may have to issue s114...

      Local Government Finance

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

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to allocate funding to local authorities to (a) meet losses in income from rents and...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Ministers were authorised to determine the towns that would receive funding from the Towns Fund.

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which local authorities (a) have and (b) have not reopened public toilets as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has allocated to local authorities to reopen public toilets in compliance with...

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to issue updated guidance to local authorities on the reopening of disabled toilets as...

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) new homes constructed as part of an upward extension on an existing block which takes it over 11m in...

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to fund the retrofitting of sprinklers in homes owned by (a) leaseholders, (b) local authorities, (c)...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the definition of a high-rise block for fire-safety purposes is a building over (a) 11 metres or (b) 18 metres...

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable local authorities to enforce the retrofitting of...

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that public toilets are reopening safely and hygienically, in the context of the...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on unauthorised encampments.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers are in place to prevent the development of unauthorised encampments.

      Towns Fund: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason funding was allocated from the Towns Fund to the low-priority towns of Brighouse, Morley, Stocksbridge...

      Visual Impairment: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support people living with eye conditions to access (a) essential items, (b) outdoor spaces...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to tackle housing benefit discrimination in the private rented sector.

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on reducing social housing waiting lists.

      Urban Areas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase investment in town centres.

      Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will publish an impact assessment for The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to increase developer contributions to affordable housing.

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the additional funding requirements of local authorities that have a budget shortfall...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant of the Answer of 15 July 2020 to Questions 72267, 72268, 72269 and 72270 on Property Development: Isle of...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department made of whether the Viability Assessment for the Westferry Printworks planning proposal...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department made of Northern & Shell's reported tax arrangements when considering the...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to implement the lessons learned from the Westferry Printworks planning application to a...

      Property Development: Isle of Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 22 July 2020 to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, for what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have received payments from his Department or any other Government department as a result of alleging unlawful detention or maltreatment...

    • Aircraft Carriers: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the Far East is planned to include other ships to support that carrier.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of providing free meals to armed forces personnel who have been mobilised during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Navy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward the date of the next Submariner remuneration, which is next planned to be...

      Porton Down: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Government special advisers have been granted access to Porton Down in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the UK armed forces are deployed on counter-terrorism operations for which their rules of engagement permit them to use lethal force.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) the armed forces recruitment process and (b) the proportion of recruits that...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applicants withdrew from the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) RAF recruitment process in (i) January, (ii) February, (iii) March, (iv) April and (v)...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait time is for people who pass the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) RAF recruitment process to receive a job offer.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the procedure is for foreign nationals wishing to apply for a national insurance number; for what reasons her Department has not made...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending the time frame beyond 30 days of the date of decision for the...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to have a target for a proportion of the proposed additional job coach roles to be held by people with disabilities.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish the findings from the review announced in July 2019 on how the welfare system supports the terminally ill.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of the covid-19 recovery strategy for supporting disabled people; whether that...

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with trade unions on the reopening of job centres in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the job finding support service referred to in paragraph 2.19 of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs, published on 8 July 2020, will...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) duration and (b) delivery method of training for new work coaches will be as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether contracts for new work coaches in her Department will be (a) full-time or part-time and (b) short-term or permanent.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on its Safeguarding Policy Review which was due for completion in Autumn 2019.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 592 on Social Security Benefits, on what dates the Independent Serious Case Panel has...

      Independent Serious Case Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 18385 on Independent Serious Case Panel, if she will publish the agenda for each...

      Independent Serious Case Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2020 to Question 18385 on Independent Serious Case Panel, if she will publish the qualifications the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing non-repayable grants upon qualification for universal credit.

      Disability Living Allowance: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will allow people over 65 years of age to be reassessed for a higher rate of Disability Living Allowance if their needs have...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how her Department monitors whether disabled workers receive the reasonable adjustments that they are entitled to under the Equality Act 2010...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied for reasonable adjustments from their employer in the last 12 months; and what number and proportion of those applying...

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to respond to increases in the volume of claims for the Access to Work grant scheme as a result of the...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the average length of time taken by her Department to process an Access to Work scheme...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who applied to the Access to Work scheme in the last 12 months (a) classified themselves as disabled or with a long-term...

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of whether there is a need to increase funding for the Access to Work scheme in response to the...

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the (a) number and (b) types of applications to the Access to Work scheme since March...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy, what steps she is taking to ensure that disabled people can live...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that all businesses provide reasonable adjustments for (a) disabled employees and (b) people at higher risk...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to continue (a) paper and (b) telephone assessments for (i) personal independence payment and (ii) disability...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to develop (a) paper and (b) telephone versions of work capability assessments; and if she will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 9 July 2020, WS 353, whether she plans to permit disability benefit claimants to choose a face-to-face,...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 July 2020, Health Transformation Programme update, HCWS353, what plans her Department has to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 July 2020 by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, what plans her Department has to...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the National Strategy for Disabled People.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 24 February to Question 725, what plans she has to extend the Yellow Card warning system to other locations across the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of amending the universal credit application form and online journal to enable her...

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants who previously had access to public funds have had their claims ended as a result of No Recourse to Public Funds conditions...

      Vacancies: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of job vacancies in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands in each month since January 2020 to date.

      Jobcentres: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches will be recruited in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the reinstatement of the claimant commitment on 1 July 2020, how the findings of the Proof of Concept pilot which took place...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what lessons her Department will be taking forward from the Harrogate managed migration pilot; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available to people whose covid-19 symptoms have extended beyond two weeks and are unable to return to work as a result.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how she plans to support claimants with long-term symptoms from contracting covid-19.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of safety screens installed at jobcentres; and whether her Department has...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to monitor the effect of the ending of the shielding programme on levels of employment among disabled and...

      Universal Credit: Wirral West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people affected by the decision of the Court of Appeal of 22 June 2020 in the case Johnson, Woods,...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials of her Department have had with officials of the Department of Health and Social Care on potential additional...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that flame retardant chemicals from end-life sofas and mattresses are prevented from...

    • Litter: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support local authorities tackle increased littering during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Glyphosate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to undertake an independent assessment of the safety of glyphosate as part of the forthcoming...

      Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office's oral contribution of 13...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Health and Safety Executive is taking to ensure it has the capacity to (a) implement legally enforceable (i)...

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2020 to Question 18441 on Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances and with reference...

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to respond to the Natural England's report on the Weybourne to Hunstanton proposals for the England Coast...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce littering in public places.

      Beef: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the price paid to beef farmers by wholesalers.

      Total Allowable Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the level set for the Total Allowable Catch for fish stocks of...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote registration for supermarket priority slots for people who (a) are shielding...

      Rivers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding (a) his Department and (b) the Environment Agency has made available for the restoration of chalk streams in...

      Water: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Environment Agency has made in its plan to de-main eleven watercourses in Norfolk, announced in 2017.

      Fisheries: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Icelandic counterpart on access to Icelandic waters for British fisherman as the UK...

      Grapes: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce regulations to allow the importation of grapes from third countries, including the EU, for British...

      Air Pollution: Ethnic Groups and Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of air pollution on (a) BAME communities and (b) women.

      Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on making (a) possession and (b) consumption of dog meat an offence in the UK.

      Furs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the potential merits of a ban on fur in response to evidence from Spain that mink fur farms can...

      Wines: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Written Question 60862, if he will commit to undertaking an impact assessment on...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department last held discussions with its international counterparts on tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and...

  • Home Office

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2018 report published in July 2019, for what...

    • Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places of worship have received funding from her Department for additional safety and security measures by religious denomination...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report entitled, Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2018, published in July 2019, for...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what recent assessment her Department has made of the merits of the introduction of (a) covid-19 screening measures and (b) quarantine...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of (a) the compliance of digital supply chains with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act...

      Exploitation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a cross-Departmental assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the National Referral Mechanism for preventing the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the EU Settlement Resolution Centre telephone service has been closed during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of additional Dublin Regulation requests that will be decided in the UK after the end of the...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the use of the Public statement: relationship no longer subsisting forms.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the no recourse to public funds policy in the absence of available data and...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to provide safe passage to the UK for unaccompanied child refugees in Europe who have relatives in the UK.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received since the change of conditions form for recourse to public funds was digitised at the beginning of...

      Home Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when staff of his Department will be required to return to the office as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children and young people have been identified as victims of child sexual abuse since the Online Harms White Paper was published in...

      Amazon: Nitrous Oxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions has she had with representatives from Amazon on the online sale of Nitrous Oxide for recreational consumption in the UK.

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the potential for non-Chinese ethnic minority British citizens resident in...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to update the Modern Slavery Strategy.

      Detention Centres: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pieces of medical evidence her Department has received since January 2017 under the Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention policy...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that Government's £1.5m Support for Migrant Victims pilot scheme will be led by specialist BME...

      Immigrants: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a specific strategy on violence against migrant women.

      Intelligence Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for a foreign agents registration Act.

      Immigration: Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will remove the requirement for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals with Settled Status to have had Comprehensive Sickness Insurance when...

      Detention Centres: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pieces of external medical evidence on adults at risk in immigration detention received by her Department since January 2017 have...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40657, whether she asked the Migration Advisory Committee to consider and make...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of the report by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on Refugee Family Reunion for...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the number of passport applications that are processed in a timely manner.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the performance of the Passport Office in processing passport renewals.; and if she will make a statement.

      Passports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will waive fees for renewing a passport for people who travel often for work when the new rules on the passport expiry date come info...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of online remote asylum interviews.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to remove foreign national offenders from the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Detention Centres: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the for the implications of her policy of the findings of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to respond to my letter of 6 April on notice of marriage fees.

      Migrant Workers: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of granting Leave to Remain to people in the UK on a Tier 2 Visa who have been made...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish the Policy Equality Statement for the EU Settlement Scheme.

  • Wales Office

    • Air Passenger Duty: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had recent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the devolution of air passenger duty to the Welsh Government.

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

    • Public Inquiries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, when he plans...

    • Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Sikh community engagement roles are being advertised for the 2021 Census.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his timetable is for introduction of the Smart Freight Service before the end of the transition period.

      Labour Force Survey: Autism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to record autism in the Labour Force Survey.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will review the limit of 30 people attending wedding ceremonies as the covid-19 lockdown...

      Cabinet Office: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with trade union representatives on adherence to covid-19 guidance for civil...

      Peers: Donors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to bring forward proposals to increase the transparency of financial donations...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of disabled people working from home as a...

      Democracy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on the Defending Democracy programme announced on 22 July 2019; and what plans he...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the written judgment of the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland in response to the judicial review brought by Fine Point...

    • Official Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information he holds on the number of visits made to Northern Ireland by the (a) Prime Minister of the Irish Republic and (b) Minister for...

  • Treasury

    • Urban Areas: Cycling and Walking

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

    • Gyms: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the VAT reduction for the hospitality and leisure sectors to yoga and fitness studios and gyms.

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Financial Conduct Authority issuing guidance on communicating the (a) potential effect on credit...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing specific support to wet-led pubs to help them recover from the effects of the covid-19...

      International Monetary Fund: Lebanon

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 71019 on Loans: Lebanon, if he will make representations to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July to Question 65099 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department held discussions with representatives from (i) childcare, (ii) afterschool clubs and (iii)...

      Exports: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK is exporting fabric for use in personal protective equipment.

      Cycling: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Cycle to Work scheme in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include (a) period pants and (b) other reusable menstrual products within the VAT reduction covering menstrual products.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will he make it his policy to maintain the triple lock on state pensions.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on proposals to introduce non-repayable grants on qualification for universal...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his timeframe is for publishing information on which border points will be operating a (a) pre-lodgement or (b) temporary storage model for clearing...

      Further Education: Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allow further education colleges access to borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board; and if he will make a statement.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HMRC has made of the number of traders that will make customs declarations for the first time in Northern Ireland as a result of the Northern...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HMRC has made of the number of traders in Great Britain that will make customs declarations for trade with Northern Ireland for the first...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of the Prospective Regulation exemption limit of 8 million euros for secondary public offerings.

      Covid Corporate Financing Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the conditions attached to covid-19 financial support to Celsa Steel announced on 2 June 2020 are not also attached to the public financial...

      Covid Corporate Financing Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish (a) all the companies that have received public money through the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF), (b) the full amount of...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of appointing a senior minister with responsibility for financial wellbeing.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the adequacy of control over goods entering the UK of the proposed system for deferred...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional funding has been allocated to Northern Ireland through Barnett consequentials as a result of the Government response to the covid-19...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals in 2020 to implement the recommendations of the Office of Tax Simplification on reforming the...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change VAT arrangements in the UK after the transition period; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to food of a kind used for human consumption.

      Village Halls: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has change the rate of VAT applied to the construction of new village halls.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun of 5 June 2020 on self...

      Heating: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to ground source heat pumps installed in dwellings and buildings used for a residential purpose.

      Heating: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to electricity for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to support employed people from (a) 1 August 2020, (b) 1 September 2020 and (c) 1 October 2020 who (i) are over the age of 60...

      Shipping: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to ship repairs and maintenance.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) deferring the re-introduction of Crown Preference for 12 months and (b) capping the amount of...

      Education: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support educational charities; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) extending...

      Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on (a) extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (b) other employment support and (c) an...

      Audiobooks: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will remove VAT on audio books in line with the removal of VAT on e-books and newspapers on 1 May.

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend the reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions to (a) travel and (b) holiday letting agencies.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his press notice entitled £1.57 billion investment to protect Britain’s world-class cultural,...

    • ICT: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July to Question 74572, and with reference to the National Cyber Security Centre's guidance...

      Broadband: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from (a) churches and (b) faith groups on the barriers to broadband access for places of...

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government support package for the arts in response to the covid-19 outbreak will provide funding for theatres to...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 14 July 2020 on UK Telecommunications, Official Report 1377, where the clear and...

      Gambling: Interent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of access among young people to online gambling through video games via the loot box...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to ensure that Parliamentary staff are protected in the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender: Marketing

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackle differential pricing of similar products and services that are marketed to a particular gender.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Speech and Language Therapy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will reply to the letter from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, dated 2 April, about...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 26 June (HL3499), where in the report Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Mitigating Measures, published on 4...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests have been made available but not processed as part of the NHS Test and Trace programme, broken down by the local authority area (1) to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost of COVID-19 tests which have been made available but not processed since 1 January.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests have been made available but not processed; and of those, how many relate to each pillar of the NHS Test and Trace programme.

      Coronavirus: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will list the contracts awarded in 2020 for the supply of (1) personal protective equipment, and (2) other COVID-19 related products or services, with...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the study Socio-demographic heterogeneity in the prevalence of COVID-19 during lockdown is associated with ethnicity and...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why NHS dental practices have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what assessment they have made of adequacy of the operation of such practices that have...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the national test and trace system in deprived areas.

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to provide dental treatment for older people (1) in receipt of pension credit, and (2) who are unable to afford dental treatment by...

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to safeguard young people by preventing the use of controlled drugs.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the impact of (1) the limited availability of, and (2) the long waiting times for, dental treatments under general...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the NHS dental budget to mitigate any effects resulting from the reduction in routine dental care during the...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to help tackle the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on BAME communities.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with each NHS trust in England about the implementation of the recommendations of Public Health England’s...

      Pharmacy: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a scheme for prescriptions to be supplied by pharmacists in England similar to Pharmacy First Scotland.

      Pharmacy: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of compliance by community pharmacies with health and safety rules and regulations, in particular since the...

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