Written answers

Monday, 7 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June to Question 59209 on Aviation: Coronavirus, when the second phase of the aviation restart and recovery expert...

    • Latvia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include Latvia on the list of countries who do not require self-isolation upon arrival back into the UK; and what criteria will...

      Aviation and Package Holidays: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to help people who have outstanding claims for refunds for holidays and flights that were cancelled as a result of...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with trade unions representing workers in the aviation sector on the effect of changing quarantine regulations...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of lifting quarantine restrictions on travellers from Madeira as the covid-19 lockdown...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the merits of area-wide tenders of public electric vehicle charge points in The Netherlands and elsewhere to...

      Shipping: Renewable Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding research and development to support a shift to sustainable fuels in the...

      Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the proposal by the online travel agent TravelUp to ringfence civil...

      Cycling: Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of Cycling UK’s 10 proposed changes to the Highway Code.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) financial and (b) non financial resources his Department has allocated to (a) Humber Ports and (b) other UK ports to prepare for the end of...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support people who had their driving tests cancelled as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the backlog is for applications for (a) new and (b) renewal of driving licences; and what steps he is taking to tackle that backlog.

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it possible for a UK citizen stranded abroad with an out-of-date driving licence to receive a temporary emergency licence in order for...

      High Speed Two: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps High Speed Two Ltd is taking with (a) further and (b) higher education institutions to employ apprentices.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the DVLA on the (a) disruption caused to their services and (b) steps being taken to resume services following the...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the DVLA.

      Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his time frame is for responding to requests for Government funding to provide for a temporary bridge and repairs to Hammersmith bridge.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement on Transport infrastructure of 11 February 2020, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Road Traffic Control: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of road closures introduced under emergency provisions during the covid-19 outbreak on local...

      Road Traffic Control: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimates his Department has made of changes in the level of local air pollution as a result of traffic jams caused by road closures put in place...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with UK bus (a) manufacturers and (b) operators on the February 2020 Government announcement on purchasing at least...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test appointments the DVSA made on (a) 21 August 2020 and (b) 25 August 2020; how many appointment applicants were unsuccessful on...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test appointments on 14 September will be made available in (a) Poole, (b) Southampton and (c) Salisbury; for what reason it is not...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on developing an initiative to support a furlough scheme for (a) luxury coaches and (b) other assets which cannot be used...

      Motorcycles: Safety Barriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve motorcyclist safety in relation to safety barriers installed on carriageways.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to reform taxi and private hire licensing.

      Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to split up the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise.

      Bicycles: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding the Government is making available to local authorities seeking to implement on-street bike storage.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is giving to Sustrans to increase the National Cycle Network.

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 76602, what the timescale is for publishing the plan for integrated rail investment.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of potential trends in the level of future rail passenger numbers on (a) suburban commuter and (b) intercity...

      Lifeboats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will reimburse independent lifeboats for costs incurred during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the frequency of rail services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Transport: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last held meetings with representatives of trade unions representing transport workers.

      Railways: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to connect more towns to the railway network.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential for rail fares reform to increase the number of additional journeys that could be undertaken by...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) rail fares reform and (b) different pricing for rail (i) leisure passengers, (ii)...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of rail fares reform in order to (a) reduce overcrowding, (b) better spread passenger...

      Department for Transport: Training

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

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on London’s economy in the (a)...

    • Boots: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what conditions were attached to any financial support provided to Boots.

      Personal Care Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of additional regulation in the hairdressing...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing a compulsory registration scheme...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to (a) support retailers that have sought to close stores during the covid-19 outbreak in (i) East...

      Retail Trade: Home Shopping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a scheme to provide financial support to small...

      Post Office: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the Post Office Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2020 to be laid...

      Manufacturing Industries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on manufacturers in the West Midlands of not (a) updating and (b)...

      Small Business Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has published updated guidance for local authorities on their ability to pay out business...

      Personal Care Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions on (a) businesses, (b)...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to financially support clothing retailers experiencing reduced footfall during the...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he is providing for (a) companies and (b) people working in the wedding industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2020 to Question 74577 on OneWeb, if the Government will...

      OneWeb: Satellites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July to Question 66860, what discussions his Department has had with Airbus on its plans to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when staff of his Department will be required to return to their workplace as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Imports: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the reliance on China for (a) pharmaceuticals, (b) microchips and (c)...

      Green Deal Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average response time is from the Green Deal Ombudsman on a complaint about Green Deal mis-selling once an...

      Green Deal Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what time targets his Department has for acknowledging complaints from people about Green Deal mis-selling.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in response to complaints made to date to his Department in relation to misselling of Green Deal loans by Home Energy...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many initial intention notices issued by his Department in response to complaints of the mis-selling of Green Deal...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the value is of reduction offers made to consumers who have complained to his Department in relation to...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total value is of Green Deal loans of those consumers who have complained to his Department in relation to...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many initial intention notices proposing reduction of a Green Deal loan mis-sold by Home Energy and Lifestyle...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many complaints his Department has received relating to the Green Deal scheme in each of the last 12 months that do...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new complaints, by parliamentary constituency, his Department received on the mis-selling of Green Deal loans...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many initial intention notices proposing reduction of a Green Deal loan mis-sold by Home Energy and Lifestyle...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many initial intention notices proposing cancellation of a Green Deal loan mis-sold by Home Energy and Lifestyle...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many complaints on the mis-selling of Green Deal loans by Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Ltd his Department...

      Hydrogen: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to provide support for the UK hydrogen sector which is equivalent to EU support for that...

      Life Sciences: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to the life sciences sector to help ensure that life sciences research does...

      Vehicles: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the average (a) wholesale and (b) retail margin of profit on sales of vehicle fuels...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with commercial property companies since 1 March 2020.

      Global Challenges Research Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to support Global Challenges Research Fund funding projects which have had to halt...

      Global Challenges Research Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Foreign Secretary and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of...

      Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the 22 July 2020 Wellcome Trust proposals on...

      Charity Research Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 75291 on Charities: Research, what recent assessment the Government...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement that the Government has secured access to 90 million doses of promising coronavirus...

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where vaccine doses purchased in the agreements with (a) BioNTech and (b) Pfizer will be manufactured.

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many UK-based jobs will be created in the vaccine manufacturing supply chain in response to covid-19.

      Research: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for (a) Health and Social Care and (b) Digital, Culture, Media...

      Research: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to consult medical research charities during the development of the Government's comprehensive...

      Research: Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) research into heart and circulatory diseases and (b) UK research and...

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to support research into the correlation between age and susceptibility to covid-19.

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has for the UK’s future association with the Horizon Europe programme.

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research into the long-term health consequences of covid-19.

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the future of UK’s copyright...

      Charity Research Support Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of funding for the Charity Research...

      Conditions of Employment: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent businesses from firing and rehiring employees to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's policy paper, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on...

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many FP17 forms detailing dental activity were submitted in each of the last six months.

      Kidneys: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on trends in the level of people (a)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the NHS England Chief Dental Officer responds to the letter of the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 23 June 2020...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the established contact tracing expertise in (a) sexual health services, (b)TB clinics and (c) environmental health services is...

      Eating Disorders: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to mitigate the risk of calorie labelling on menus exacerbating eating disorders; and if he will make a statement.

      Mckinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the project plan for the contract with McKinsey in relation to the new permanent test and trace body.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients have been confirmed as infected with covid-19 (a) admission to hospital and (b) as a result of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria are for deciding whether a mobile covid-19 testing unit should be (a) opened and (b) closed in an area; and whether...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 public testing sites are operating in England; and how many of those sites are (a) walk in and (b) drive in sites.

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people awaiting a kidney transplant who were not offered an operation because of...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is giving to Domiciliary Care Companies during the covid-19 outbreak; what recent assessment he has made of the (a)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 5 June 2020 from the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North, on advice to the clinically...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 August 2020 to Question 74648 on Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review: Sodium Valproate,...

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address the specific challenges to children's mental health found in rural and isolated areas.

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to review the use of electroconvulsive therapy.

      Mothers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training (a) health visitors, (b) midwives and (c) GPs receive on identifying (a) post-natal depression and (b) other maternal...

      England Infected Blood Support Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing Barnett Consequentials to Wales for the additional payments offered to...

      Social Distancing: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has sought guidance from SAGE on changing covid-19 social distancing guidance for children in England.

      British Society for Immunology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings he has had with the British Society for Immunology regarding covid-19.

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to resume the (a) collection and (b) publication of data on critical care bed capacity across the NHS.

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current level of restoration of NHS services is as covid-19 restrictions are eased, by region.

      NHS Trusts: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the level of bed occupancy is in acute NHS Hospital Trusts in England, by (a) Trust and (b) region.

      Oximeters: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many oximeters have been purchased by NHS England for the treatment of covid-19.

      NHS: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the progress of trials by NHS Highlands of drones being used to transport medical supplies; and what...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) advice and (b) guidance provided by the (i) Chief Medical Officer and (ii) Public Health England on the...

      Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of testing newly arrived international students for covid-19.

      McKinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the contract with McKinsey for reviewing the NHS test and trace governance structures.

      McKinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much McKinsey will receive for reviewing the NHS test and trace governance structures.

      Contact tracing: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 July 2020, Official Report 1865 and with reference to comments by his Department's spokesperson...

      British Medical Journal: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will respond to the open letter published on by the British Medical Journal on 23 June 2020 on a potential second wave of covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Deloitte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons his Department awarded Deloitte a contract to help distribute covid-19 tests.

      Coronavirus: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the satellite testing centre for covid-19 in Bidston, Wallasey is limited to 50 swab tests a day.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to what extent local authorities have been involved in the setting up of covid-19 testing stations; and what assessment he has made of...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the failure to collect completed tests from a number of care homes, whether there has been a problem with the courier...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes have accessed covid-19 tests via the new portal for care home testing to date.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is doing to ensure that test results for covid-19 are delivered to care homes in a timely manner.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of covid-19 home tests have not been returned by post (a) within seven days of being dispatched to a...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that test results for covid-19 are delivered to care homes in a timely manner.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's covid-19 testing data for every day of the last three weeks, for what reasons the efficiency of tests,...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision and uptake of cancer services following the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Wales Office

    • Hydrogen: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to support the Welsh hydrogen economy.

    • Wales Office: Airbus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions he has met with representatives of Airbus since 1 July 2020.

      Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many members of staff in his Department have equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

      Wales Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when his Department's Cardiff hub will be officially opened.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the optimum amount of learning time that pupils should spend on (a) the Internet and (b) screen-based devices daily...

    • Remote Education: Gravesham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many disadvantaged pupils in Gravesham have been provided with technological support by the Government during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to make available additional online learning resources for children during the 2020 summer holiday.

      Schools: Gravesham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to schools in Gravesham for (a) online tuition and (b) teaching materials.

      Schools: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the gap in educational provision between state and private schools in Kent after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Remote Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers Ofsted will have after undertaking visits to schools in the period September 2020 to January 2021 to enforce standards in remote learning.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of forming a cross-party parliamentary task force to return young people safely to schools...

      Physical Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to increase Government funding for physical education programmes in schools to help tackle (a) inactivity among children during the...

      Private Tutors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what Government support is available to help small tutoring companies become an approved Tuition Partner; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether sports clubs outside schools will be allowed to operate due to the covid-19 outbreak in September 2020.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all school pupils have access to face masks.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance has been provided to local authorities and schools to support the safe return of pupils with sight loss during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to help schools improve their buildings and facilities to provide high-quality education.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to support good (a) attendance and (b) behaviour as pupils return to school as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to universities to help mitigate financial pressures as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allocate additional resources to local councils for the provision of support for families with SEND children.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he will make available to parents of children with special educational needs over the summer holidays 2020.

      Pupils: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who require assistive technologies to access online material.

      After School Clubs: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has provided to academy schools on after-school provision during the covid-19 outbreak following their reopening in September 2020.

      Pre-school Education: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has for issuing further guidance on which social distancing measures will need to be in place when pre-school education...

      Question

      What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating additional funding for (a) further and (b) higher education.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the free school meal vouchers system for families who (a) do not have access to internet-enabled...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons covid-19 cannot be cited as a reason to grant additional (a) study skills and (b) mentoring hours to higher education students that...

      Special Educational Needs: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for SEND education in Country Durham.

      Children in Care: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the completion of his Department's review of Looked after Children.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure that children do not miss time in education as a result of local covid-19 lockdowns.

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce a new funding settlement for maintained nursery schools.

      Apprentices: Care Leavers and Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the £1,000 incentive payment available to any employer taking on an apprentice aged 16-18, or aged 19-24 with an Education Health and...

      Question

      What recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on visas and immigration rules for international students studying in the UK after the transition period.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people as they return to school as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 72965, on Schools: Mental Health, whether schools will be able to use the £650 million...

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will include Barnet within the scope of his transitional funding for maintained nursery schools.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing funding for maintained nursery schools to support the implementation of the recent...

      Postgraduate Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to make provision for postgraduate students whose courses have been extended as a result of covid-19 but are disallowed by Student...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he had with representatives of the judiciary in England and Wales ahead of the announcement of the launch of the independent panel to...

    • Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who the independent panel considering judicial review will be consulting with.

      Business: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will publish the responses to the call for evidence on corporate liability for economic crime, which closed on 31 March 2017.

      Prisoners' Release: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide a breakdown of the accommodation status of prison leavers in 2019 who had an origin address in Wales.

      Prisoners' Release: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison leavers in 2019 had an origin address in Wales, by prison establishment.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget was for the Employment Tribunal Service in each year from 2010-11 to 2020-21.

      Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service for (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d)...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of assaults on shop workers resulted in (a) a discharge, (b) a fine, (c) a community order, (d) a suspended custodial sentence and (e)...

      Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences that were recorded as convictions for assaulting an emergency worker were assaults against (a) police officers, (b) NHS staff, (c)...

      Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of assaulting an emergency worker since the offence was introduced had previously committed (a) zero, (b) between one and...

      Restraining Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many restraining orders have been broken in each (a) month of 2020 and (b) of the last five years.

      Courts: Closures and Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) closing and selling Telford county court in 2017, (b) reopening that court in 2020, (c) closing and selling...

      Solicitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to help improve access between solicitors and their clients during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Bail Information Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts in England and Wales are served by a Bail Information Service.

      Prison Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that social visits to prisoners can be made possible at every prison.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of probation services remaining permanently under public ownership and civil service control.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the transition of probation services in Wales into the public sector; and if he will make a...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of each model of probation service delivery on (a) rates of (i) re-offending and (ii) staff wellbeing and (b)...

      Prisons: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 65980 on Prisons: Construction, what plans he has to consult (a) prison educators, (b) prison...

      Young Offenders: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many youth offenders were sentenced for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, by (a) sex, (b) age and (c) perceived ethnicity in the last 12...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to build additional prison capacity.

      Judges: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reclaim powers from judges.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of applications for probate were processed within his Department's target for processing those applications.

  • Treasury

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on the Government's review of business rates.

    • Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to Question 52095 tabled by the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire on 1 June 2020.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2020 to Question 56027, how many subject access requests under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 2000 were received by...

      Boilers: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to the installation of oil-fired boilers as part of grant-funded energy efficiency schemes in the homes...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to Question 48486 on 2 June 2010, how many submissions of the iForm had been received by (a) 30 June 2020, (b) 30 June in each of...

      Safety Belts: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to children's car seats.

      Charities: Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to amend the rate of VAT applied to advertising services for charities.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements have been made through the Border Operating Model to help traders unfamiliar with customs procedures to make entries into their own records.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to tampons.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made the average time it will take for a frontier location to become a customs approved area.

      Food: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) ice cream served from an ice cream van and (b) other takeaway cold foods are eligible for the reduced rate of VAT for the hospitality industry.

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 75294 on Digital Technology: Taxation, what steps he is taking to engage with his US counterpart on a...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) ports, (b) roll-on/roll-off locations, (c) rail terminals and (d) airports are customs approved areas.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional steps he is taking to reduce the tax gap in the next three years.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the availability of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to people with blood cancer who have been shielding and (a) cannot work...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support will be made available to shielding people who are unable to work from home and whose places of work cannot be made covid-19-safe by...

      Bakery Products: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to pasties baked for sale by retailers where there is no intention that they be consumed hot, they are...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Plan for Jobs, published in July 2020, if he will extend (a) eligibility for the £1,000 bonus to employers who re-employ new...

      Companies: Cornavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish (a) the conditions relating to climate and greenhouse gas emissions attached to Project Birch funding, (b) the process and evidence base...

      Ports: Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) the Humber Ports and (b) all other ports will have adequate customs infrastructure in place by the...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to monitor the economic effect of its covid-19 business support packages; and what the timeframe is for the...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of targeting Government funding towards areas with (a) a relatively higher unemployment rate and (b)...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) rail terminals, (b) airports and (c) pipeline operators that require temporary customs approvals.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include sole directors of limited companies in the Self-employment Income Support Scheme by matching Companies House officer records to dividend...

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what companies are in scope of the Digital Services Tax; and what other forms of taxation are applicable to such companies.

      Treasury: Property Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with commercial property companies since 1 March 2020.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 73946 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Travel, what businesses and representatives groups from the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to further support landlords of commercial properties by extending the Business Rates Expanded Retail Discount to owners of...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to allow refunds of VAT to be claimed where paid in advance at the standard rate covering the period of the newly introduced VAT...

      Treasury: Personnel Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in his Department's human resources section in April 2020.

      Free Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons his Department did not renew freeport licenses by Statutory Instrument when they expired in 2012.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 8 July 2020, Official Report, col 973, what plans he has to develop a long term programme with additional funding to...

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support he has made available to public leisure services during their closure as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Economic Situation: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Government Minister is responsible for overseeing the (a) Government's economic strategy and (b) the Governments levelling up agenda; and how...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of small breweries operating between 2,100 hectoliters and 5,000 hectoliters, that will be financially...

      Small Businesses: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support for small to medium sized brewers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support is available to small businesses which do not meet the definition of a business in the retail, hospitality and leisure industry and therefore...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will advise local authorities to apply discretion to the definition of the retail, hospitality and leisure industry to enable them to offer support...

      Public Expenditure: Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the conditions that Departments have been asked to meet as part of preparations for the Comprehensive Spending Review as set out on 21 July 2020...

      Pensions: Devolved Matters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons public service pensions in Northern Ireland are devolved but a reserved matter for the Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list each of the Barnett Consequentials that have arisen for the Northern Ireland Executive since 1 April 2020.

      Street Trading: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) rent assistance and (b) other forms of financial support is available for market traders and stallholders who have been adversely affected by the...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Barnett Consequentials arising for the Northern Ireland Executive during the 2020-21 financial year must be spent in-year or may be carried...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Barnett Consequential funding will be allocated to the Scottish Government from the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial implications for local authorities of excluding social care workers from the fast track visa programme; and...

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 76681, how many (a) high cost credit, (b) log book loan, (c) BNPL, (d) credit card, (d) personal...

      Betting: Television

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to help regulate the advertising of spread-betting sites across television channels; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Conduct Authority: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been received through the FCA Complaints System; and how many complaints in relation to the conduct of the FCA Supervision team...

      Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to regulate company formation agents.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the credit ratings of homeowners who have taken mortgage holidays during the covid-19 outbreak are not negatively...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that mortgage lenders follow official guidance and look favourably on loan applications during...

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken for National Savings and Investments to transfer prize money to premium bond winners in each of...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the wedding industry is able to access suitable and affordable insurance for potential delays and cancellations due...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending mortgage repayment holidays during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made on the effect of reforming RPI to align with CPIH on pension schemes deficits.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of reforming RPI to align with CPIH on employee pensions in (a) 2025 and (b) 2030.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a small business grant scheme targeted at small businesses which were ineligible for the...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing fines for shops selling illegal tobacco products.

      Red Diesel: Golf

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on community golf clubs of prohibiting the use of red diesel.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of small breweries that will pay a higher rate of duty under the proposed changes to Small Breweries' Relief.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing Small Brewers Relief on the viability of small and medium sized brewers.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many small and medium sized Brewers in each (a) nation and (b) region qualified for Small Brewers Relief in financial year 2019-20.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the...

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the new infrastructure built in Xinjiang to imprison Uyghur Muslims; and...

      United Nations: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Review of the UN Human Rights Treaty Body System announcement by the President of the 74th...

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on anti-conversion laws in India in relation to...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress he has been made in discussions with his Iranian counterpart on the Dispute Resolution Mechanism.

      Lebanon: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what humanitarian support his Department is providing to people in Beirut.

      Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to put in place scrutiny measures to independently evaluate the Government's Official...

      Mixed Migration Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Department for International Development's budgeted funding for the Mixed Migration Centre through to...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget this year for DFID's Syria aid programme; and with reference to his 22 July announcement...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the timescale is for launching the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office; and what estimate he has made...

      CDC: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the CDC on private hospitals in receipt of funding from his...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Zimbabwe.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Training

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

    • Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's staff were based in Scotland in each year from 2016 to 2020.

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the number of extant service complaints as of 28 August 2020 in (a) the Army, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Royal Navy which have been...

      Armed Forces: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to publish official statistics of the (a) total number of serving armed forces personnel in receipt of universal credit and (b) mean...

      Prosecutions: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the review of the Prosecutor’s Protocol has begun, and when that review is planned to (a) conclude and (b) be published.

      Ministry of Defence: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department does not contain institutional racism.

      Libya: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military assistance the Government is providing to Libya.

      Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries in 2019 UK armed forces were deployed on counter-terrorism operations where they used lethal force.

      Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the UK is (a) conducting air and drone strikes and (b) deploying military personnel on countert-errorism operations.

      Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in how many countries the UK armed forces are conducting counter-terrorism operations; and in how many of those countries the UK is (a) conducting air...

      Army Personnel Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the facility at the Army Personnel Centre enabling people to trace the service records of their relatives will be fully operational; and when a...

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made on recycling the retired Royal Navy submarines in Devonport as a stated objective of the Integrated Review.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed in the defence and aerospace industry by his Department's contractors and sub-contractors in the constituency of (a) Durham...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department's spending is benefits the economy of each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK.

      Defence: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs that defence procurement supports in (a) Sussex and (b) the UK.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to reduce the order of F35's from the original number of 138.

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of UK armed forces have participated in supporting the Government's efforts to tackle the covid-19 outbreak.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the upgrade programmes of (a) the Warrior and (b) Challenger II.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the performance framework for job centre advisers measures performance by the proportion of claimants who have left benefit regardless...

    • Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 73027 on Universal Credit: Coronavirus, what progress has been made on the Government...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on employer operations of the requirement for them to have a minimum of 30 placements on...

      Industrial Health and Safety: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many investigations of workplace concerns relating to (a) covid-19 and (b) non-covid-19 concerns, where checks have been made to ensure...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

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

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons public sector employers are not eligible for inclusion in the Kickstart scheme.

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 74609 on Jobcentres: Staff, what progress she has made on evaluating the job centre network...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to sign-up employers to the Kickstart scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the level of child maintenance arrears built up by paying parents during the period in which the Child...

      Support for Mortgage Interest: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to amend the 36 week eligibility requirement for Support for Mortgage Interest payments to support people...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of including a universal credit claim start date selection section, within the...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish her Department's evidence review on the drivers of food bank usage.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what types of change in circumstances are recorded by her Department when a benefit claim is ended as a result of a change in circumstances.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to allow health and disability benefit claimants with mental health illnesses to choose assessment types...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to increase the rate of Statutory Sick Pay to in line with the National Minimum Wage.

      Access to Work Programme: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People to the Work and Pensions Committee on 29 October 2014, Qq275-6,...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential additional barriers people with mental...

      Immigrants: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York Council area have No Recourse to Public Funds.

      Child Maintenance Service: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July 2020 to Question 76783 on Child Maintenance Service: Secondment, how many new employees have been recruited...

      Child Maintenance Service: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July 2020 to Question 76783 on Child Maintenance Service: Secondment, how many Child Maintenance Service staff...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on potential difficulties that people with mental health...

      National Insurance: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the National Insurance number application process for EU citizens; and if...

      Disability: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken to make public services more accessible to people with hidden disabilities.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will commission a study from the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on (a) the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that non-assessed fish stocks are not overfished.

    • Fisheries: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to meet Aichi Target 6 under the Convention on Biodiversity; and what assessment the...

      Plastics: Biodegradability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether oxo-degradable plastics which are produced in the UK will be excluded from EU Directive 2019/904 Article 5 after the...

      Hare Coursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of farming income lost as a result of (a) illegal hare coursing and (b) damage to...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to restrict the activities of supertrawlers operating within UK fishing grounds.

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to work with third sector organisations to allow people with disabilities to self-certify as...

      Highly Protected Marine Areas: Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that recreational sea anglers are consulted on the implementation of Highly Protected Marine Areas.

      Herring: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy that a zero total allowable catch limit be set for the herring stock in ICES divisions 6a and 7b-c.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the earliest date is for applications to be made under the new points based immigration system.

    • Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has published details of an independent inspection framework for the Victim Care Contract for supporting survivors of...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on compensating victims of the Windrush scandal; and what the deadline is for applications to the Windrush...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Loss of Access to Benefits award under the Windrush Compensation Scheme does not include circumstances where decisions...

      Domestic Abuse and Stalking: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of tracking and routinely supervising repeat offenders of stalking and domestic abuse...

      Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of passport applicants, have a dual nationality and use a name different in their application for a British...

      Asylum: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are in temporary housing and hotel accommodation in (a) Medway Council and (b) Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people refused asylum have been deported in each of the last six months.

      Asylum: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are accommodated in (a) Shipley constituency, (b) Bradford district and (c) West Yorkshire.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of section 31 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 on the rate of illegal crossings...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deprived of British Citizenship in each year since 2010 by (a) nationality, (b) race, (c) ethnicity and (d) religion.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of Government financial support for (a) people with no recourse to public...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women are detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of detainees remained in immigration detention centres for longer than 28 days; what the longest recorded...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) provide refugees and asylum seekers with (i) additional financial support and (ii) support with their travel...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how do asylum caseworkers access country of origin information for asylum seekers; and (b) how often this information is updated.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) limit the level of turnover of caseworkers in her Department and (b) ensure the effective training of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides to asylum caseworkers on the extent to which country-of-origin information should be (a) used in...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public paper of providing support to asylum seekers who are unable to work because their case...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to allow asylum seekers to work after they have been waiting six months for a decision on their case.

      Domestic Abuse: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what languages have been used in public communications to raise awareness of the support available for victims of domestic abuse as part of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she will conduct an updated national assessment of the scale of modern slavery in Britain, to include the (a) economic and (b)...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Sopra Steria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to reports of a shortage of free appointments for visa applicants to register their biometric data, what recent discussions...

      Visas: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect that different visa arrangements for EU citizens visiting the UK, and UK citizens visiting the EU...

      Immigrants: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average time taken by her Department to process a refund of the NHS immigration health...

      Immigrants: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of processing refunds in relation to the immigration health surcharge paid on immigration...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment she has made of the number of young people arrested for anti-social behaviour in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire,...

      Burglary: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the use of drone devices on the rate of home burglaries in England; and how many crimes were...

      Assaults On Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect police officers from assault or injury.

      Nitrous Oxide: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to regulate the market for nitrous oxide to restrict access for people wishing to use it as a...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of progress made on tackling violent crime since the implementation of the Serious Violence Strategy.

      Police: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many schools-based police officers are (a) authorised to carry tasers and (b) permitted to carry tasers in schools in each police force...

      Police: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to police forces on the carrying and use of tasers in schools by schools-based police officers.

      Investigatory Powers Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 to allow the Home Secretary to vary the time allowed for urgent warrants to be...

      Hezbollah: Fundraising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of Hezbollah’s ability to raise funds within the UK.

      Organised Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to dismantle the operations of county lines drug gangs.

      Investigatory Powers Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 to allow temporary judicial commissioners (JCs) to be appointed at the request of...

      Antisocial Behaviour: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of antisocial behaviour have been recorded in (a) Edgbaston constituency, (b) Birmingham and (c) the West Midlands in...

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with representatives from the Portuguese police on the disappearance of Madeline McCann.

      Public Order: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to maintain public order during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Taxis: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she had with the Secretary of State for Transport prior to the announcement on changes to the statutory taxi and private...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of assaults on shop workers in each of the last three years.

      Crime Prevention: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking is taking to prevent crimes against churches.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many members of staff in his Department have equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

    • Civil Servants: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress has been made in moving civil servants to Queen Elizabeth House in Edinburgh.

      Local Growth Deals: Borderlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he will take to fast track the Borderlands Growth Deal to ensure it can help the area recover from the economic effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Football Association and (b) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the...

      Local Growth Deals: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when the final agreement for the Ayrshire Growth Deal will be signed between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and the three Ayrshire council...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Second Homes: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of changing the tax regulations which allow second home owners to...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with commercial property companies since 1 March 2020.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Coronavirus

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

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has provided to each local authority to help them deal with the effect of the covid-19...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of how much each local council has (a) spent on dealing with the effect of the...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of amending his Department's expanded retail relief guidance...

      Markets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support indoor market retailers during the economic recovery from the covid-19...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department considers the minimum population size to be for a newly-established unitary authority for that...

      Public Lavatories: Coronavirus

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to write to McComb Students to encourage that company to respond to correspondence from the hon....

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on existing leaseholders since the implementation of the Town and Country...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the suspension on evictions beyond 20...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to people living in residential blocks with prohibited aluminium composite...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average (a) weekly and (b) monthly cost to leaseholders in buildings in Poplar and...

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the removal of any unsafe cladding from 84 Stainsby Road, London, E14 6JD.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has in place to provide for additional home insulations to meet the target for net zero emissions by 2050.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to incentivise the removal of dangerous materials from high-rise buildings.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to small firms of house builders.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of new housing units created through permitted development rights.

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the provision of accessible housing for older and disabled people...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's press release of 20 June 2020, entitled Build build build: Prime Minister announces...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase capacity among the competent professionals needed to (a) sign EWS1 forms and (b) carry...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support leaseholders who experience delays in receiving an EWS1 form as a result of the low risk...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting building owners to fund remedial works (a) for...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the External Wall System (EWS) form; what the average length of...

      Building Safety Fund: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many applications to the Building Safety Fund have (a) been submitted and (b) were successful in relation to...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he made of the number of buildings in (a) Edgbaston constituency, (b) Birmingham and (c) the West...

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

    • Veterans: Mental Illness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what support the Government has made available to help ensure that the mental health conditions of armed...

    • Care Homes: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died in care homes in (a) April, (b) May and (c) June 2020 in (i) Preston and (ii) Lancashire compared to the same period in each...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, the exact number of daily excess all-cause mortality in (a) age group and (b) PHE centres in week 30 of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Preston

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) median age (b) sex (c) race (d) religion and (e) gender was of covid-19 (i) deaths and (ii) cases...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of (a) trends in the level of non-covid-19 deaths during the peak of the outbreak...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of whether non-covid deaths in care homes at the peak of the outbreak were...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent voter identification pilot schemes on BAME communities.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Ports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the infrastructure that will be required at ports in Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland protocol.

    • Official Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times he has met with each of the Northern Ireland Executive Ministers in an official capacity since taking up his role as Secretary...

      Football: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Irish Football Association, (b) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and...

      Anniversaries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to mark the 100th anniversary of Northern Ireland in 2021.

      Northern Ireland Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has received in each of the last three years; and how many of those requests (a) remain...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Thomas Tucker

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) venue, (b) purpose, (c) list of attendees and (d) outcome was of her meeting on 10 October 2019 with Tommy Tucker.

    • Trade and Agriculture Commission: Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the remit of the Trade and Agriculture Commission includes fish and fishing products.

      Department for International Trade: Jingo Juice

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what marketing and media services her Department procured from Jingo Juice Ltd T/A Marshmallow Laser Feast, paid for on 3 June 2019.

      A14: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 78611, if he will make an assessment of the strategic importance of upgrading the A14 in...

      Prawns: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has for tariffs on the import of prawns after the transition period.

      Human Rights: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 July 2020, HCWS339 on Trade Update, whether the 6 July 2015 air-strike on a market in Lahj was...

      Whisky: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July to Question 76780 on Whisky: USA, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in the US on the...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

      Board of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what criteria she uses in the appointment of (a) members of and (c) advisers to the Board of Trade.

      Board of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the list of (a) members of and (b) advisers to the Board of Trade.

      Ceramics: Export Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps she has taken to reduce tariffs on British ceramic exports.

      Ceramics: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to engage with ceramic businesses as part of negotiating free trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on negotiating a free trade agreement with the US.

      Clothing: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63203 on clothing: Bangladesh, what further discussions she has had since 21 May 2020...

      Cane Sugar: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) for raw cane sugar included in the Government's UK Global Tariff scheme is intended...

      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 protecting International Labour Organisation standards in future trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her policy to exclude the NHS from potential future trade deals.

      Overseas Trade: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to remove any special trading status with Hong Kong in response to the imposition of the National...

      Mozambique: Liquefied Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the carbon footprint of the Mozambique gas project funded by UKEF; and whether that carbon footprint meets...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the roll-out of superfast broadband to rural communities in (a) Worcestershire...

    • Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when indoor play centres will be allowed to open as lockdown restrictions are eased due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry: Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will extend the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to include (a) rental companies and (b) the entire live events supply...

      Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria his Department used when deciding to delay the proposed reopening of bowling alleys due to take place 1 August 2020.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions he has met with representatives of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions, to...

      Business and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the economic effect of continued covid-19 lockdown restrictions being imposed on (a)...

      Culture: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to protect jobs in cultural industries.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to issue guidance on when amateur choirs can (a) rehearse together and (b) perform in person as covid-19...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will make it its policy to reinstate the provisions under the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (b)...

      Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce how theatres can apply for the Government support package for the arts in response to the covid-19...

      Telecommunications: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing statutory restrictions on the amount that...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will (a) provide and (b) encourage insurers to provide freelance workers in the cultural sector with a personal...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

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

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to underwrite the £270 million of repayable finance in his funding package for arts and cultural...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what processes his Department will use to monitor the distribution of the £880m grant funding to the arts sector to...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason (a) institutions and (b) individuals in the arts sector will be required to demonstrate how they have...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish a timeframe for the release of the £880m grant funding for the arts sector.

      Arts and Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to help ensure resources from the £1.57 billion funding for cultural, arts and heritage institutions...

      National Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to increase accessibility to files held by the National Archives for people living outside London.

      Tourism: Motorhomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is taking steps to encourage local authorities to support and improve motorhome facilities in towns and rural areas...

      Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support ten-pin bowling alleys during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of (a) civil society organisations and (b)...

      Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what role his Department had in the appointment of Sir Roger Taylor as the Chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.

      Newspaper Press: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether comments on newspaper website forums will be considered to be user generated content for the purpose of the...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether racist abuse and disinformation will be within the remit of the Government’s planned online harms regulatory system.

      Cybercrime: Business and Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 54172 on Business and Government Departments: Cybercrime, how many such...

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many successful cyber attacks took place against businesses in the UK in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019.

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 54171 on Small Businesses: Cybercrime, what recent steps his Department has...

      5G: Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2020 to Question 74566 on Telecommunications, what role local authorities will play the...

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 54171 on Small Businesses: Cybercrime, what recent steps his Department has...

      Broadband: Ynys Mon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve broadband provision in Ynys Mon constituency.

      Vodafone: Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of Vodafone's evidence to the Science and Technology Committee on 9 July 2020,...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the report by the National Neurosciences Advisory Group on their June 2019 Mental Health and Neurosciences...

    • Contact Tracing: Contracts for Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies they approached to compete for the contract to review the NHS Test and Trace system; and how they approached such companies.

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how those entering England who are required to self-isolate are permitted to travel from their port of entry to their places of residence; and what...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which towns, counties or communities in England had an 'R' rate for COVID-19 reinfection in excess of 1.0 during June; what specific steps were taken in each of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a COVID-19 test comprising of a swab of the back of the throat and the nose, (1) taken at the same time, (2) at the same testing venue, and (3) from the...

      Ventilators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that home ventilation users in England have been refused adequate supplies of anti-bacteria and anti-viral filters for...

      Spain: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the majority of those returning from Spain do not intend to adhere to quarantine when they return; and what steps...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about preparation for any further local lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      NHS: Ventilators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many mechanical ventilators are currently available to the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what COVID-19 testing is carried out (1) at airports, and (2) at other points of entry into England.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative analysis they have undertaken of the success rates of COVID-19 contract tracing applications in other countries against that of the NHS Test and...

      Contact Tracing: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consistency of the answer on Data Protection Impact Assessments by the Secretary of State for Health on 20 July (HC Deb, col...

      McKinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a breakdown of the elements of the NHS Test and Trace system that McKinsey have been contracted to review.

      Preventive Medicine: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make financial resources available to assist in the growth of the UK health care testing industry.

      Palantir: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Palantir’s contract with NHS England for the NHS COVID-19 Data Store allows that company to process sensitive personal data such as “political...

      Social Distancing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to provide a list of the data collected for the NHS COVID-19 Data Store which is to measure compliance with social distancing, including the...

      Drugs and Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to rebuild UK stockpiles of medicines and other health products used during the COVID-19 pandemic, and which were initially procured as...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the UN Human Rights Commissioner about the operation of care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic; what assessment...

      Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the report by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Ensuring DASS and their partner decision makers have the critical...

      Continuing Care: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether clinical commissioning groups should follow (1) the National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care guidance, or (2)...

      NHS: Diversity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the diversity of NHS senior management.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bethell on 15 July (HL Deb, col 2028) that they intend to keep measures, and regulations introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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