Written answers

Friday, 4 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to fast track construction on transport projects while fewer passengers are using the transport system as a result...

    • Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what printed material his Department has produced to advise passengers that they must wear a face covering on public transport.

      Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government’s review of Transport for London’s operating model will include an assessment of the potential option of...

      Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government’s review of Transport for London (TfL) will include an examination of the operating model of (a) London Underground and...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of E10 on UK (a) carbon emissions and (b) air pollution.

      Biofuels: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2020 to Question 46196 on Biofuels, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Consultation on the...

      Electric Scooters: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have died riding electric scooters in the UK in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020 to date; and what steps he is taking to reduce the number of...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity for social distancing on the public transport network in Birmingham.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to increase the number of driving license renewal applications that are processed in a timely manner.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government plans for future covid-19 vaccinations to be free at the point of use.

    • Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has for the safe re-starting of (a) respite care, (b) day centre and (c) other social care services that were...

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what processes are available to members of the public to report possible increases in covid-19 cases at a workplace.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the test and trace programme will be able to provide accurate information on the covid-19 R number at local authority level.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that testing methods for covid-19 in care homes take account of the needs of people with dementia.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when each stage of the Your Covid Recovery service will be made accessible; and if he will make statement.

      NHS: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to support Black and Minority Ethnic NHS workers at risk of contracting covid-19; and what...

      Coronavirus: Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings reported in the July 2020 article entitled, The emerging spectrum of COVID-19 neurology: clinical,...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote musculoskeletal health during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Lipreading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people reliant on lip reading as a key form of communication in (a) Camberwell and Peckham and...

      Learning Disability: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent guidance he has issued to hospitals on reducing the number of deaths in their care of people with learning difficulties.

      Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long should a person infected with covid-19 feel unwell.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people experiencing long-term effects of covid-19.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 14 July 2020, Official Report, col 1409, when he plans to discuss the long-term effect of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of patients experiencing prolonged covid-19 symptoms on decisions to ease the covid-19 lockdown...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the long-term health impacts and support needs of people severely affected by covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of long-term physical symptoms experienced by some people with covid-19.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the length of time symptoms of covid-19 persist in people who have contracted that virus.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Mahmoud Nawajaa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to help secure the release by the Israeli authorities of Palestinian human rights...

    • Mahmoud Nawajaa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the (a) arrest and (b) detention of the Palestinian...

      Government Departments: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he will have final sign-off of Official Development Assistance spending proposed by other Government...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to increase bilateral funding in response to the covid-19 pandemic for (a) primary health...

      Yachad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he was consulted on the invitation from her Parliamentary Private Secretary to representatives of Yachad...

      Yachad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues on inviting hon. Members to the meeting between her Parliamentary...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's bases in each branch of the armed forces in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland are used by over (i)...

    • Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which constituency each company with a prime contract with his Department is based; and how many employees each of those companies has.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's announcement entitled, Migrant victims of domestic abuse: review factsheet and the £1.5 million...

    • Public Health: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Home Office’s You Are Not Alone campaign, what plans her Department has for a long-term public health campaign...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department have either equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

    • Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish Answers to Questions 77576, 77577 and 77578 published on 21 June 2020.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available for self-employed publicans who are not eligible for (a) universal credit and (b) the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department uses to ensure (a) industries and (b) projects selected for funding from the Government's post-covid stimulus packages are...

      Hydrogen: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support private investment in the UK's hydrogen sector.

      Treasury: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of moving from vehicle excise duty to road-user charging; and if he will make a statement.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the effective tax rate at which Gift Aid is paid to 25 per cent.

      Beer: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the potential effect of changes to Small Breweries' Relief on small breweries in Scotland.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the new taper is for the Small Brewers Relief.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that pensioners do not suffer (a) social isolation or (b) loneliness as a result...

    • Football: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to work with the football authorities to help tackle racist abuse of players (a) in person...

  • Women and Equalities

    • LGBT Advisory Panel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many times the LGBT Advisory Panel has met in the year from July 2019 to July 2020; whether she has fulfilled the requirement set out in the LGBT...

    • Equal Pay: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that employers take steps to close the gender pay gap.

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