Written answers

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include provisions on step free access in the upcoming white paper on the railway network; and on what date (a) that white paper...

    • Trains: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when diesel trains will cease to operate on the rail network.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of step-free access at national rail stations in England.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much printed material has been distributed to public transport providers operating in (a) the UK, (b) London and (c) Lewisham constituency in...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has provided to train operating companies on the ratio of first class seating to standard class seating on passenger trains.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people using public transport wear appropriate face coverings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      South Wales Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reconfiguring the South Wales Mainline so that inter-city services can be separated from...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on improving step-free access at railway stations.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to make rail travel in the UK more affordable to passengers.

      Railways: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve rail connectivity in Wallington, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches and Hackbridge after planned infrastructure...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when part-time season tickets will be introduced for commuter services into (a) London, (b) Manchester (c) Birmingham.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage transport operators to ensure that their services are well-ventilated to limit the spread of covid-19.

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support the Government is providing to the British cruise ship industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Road Traffic Control: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is available for local authorities to improve junction safety and capacity and to remove bottlenecks to make it easier for people to get...

      A49: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) accidents and (b) fatalities occurred on the A49 in Shropshire between the Bayston Hill junction with the A5 and Church Stretton in (i)...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the DVLA is taking to make the processing of V5 forms (a) more efficient and (b) accessible online during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Motorhomes: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for van to motor caravan conversions have been made in last five years; and how many of those applications have been turned down...

      Driving Licences: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential risk of allowing D4 drivers categorised as healthy to defer their medicals for a year.

      Motorhomes: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications to change a vehicle description to a motor home the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has received in each of the last three...

      A303: Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) archaeological effect and (b) effect on Stonehenge's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the...

      Jet Skis: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to help prevent accidents as a result of collisions between jet skis and boats.

      Driving and Parking: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he is issuing to local authorities to make it easier for people to drive to town centres and park to boost local economies.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the period of validity of a Theory Driving Test Certificate in response to the covid-19 lockdown restrictions that were imposed on...

      Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made in the discussions with (a) Transport for London and (b) the Mayor of London on the Government’s review into...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing demand responsive bus services to reduce the level of private car dependency for...

      Bridges and Tunnels: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the scoping report on a road transport link between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

      A1: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent cost-benefit analysis has been undertaken of the options for improvements or realignment of the A1 in Bedfordshire.

      A1: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many journeys have been undertaken on average on each day on the A1 in Bedfordshire in each of the last three years; and at which locations those...

      A1: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what type of measurements of air quality are taken along the A1 in Bedfordshire; in which locations those measurements are so taken; what recent...

      Hackbridge Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating funding to support a platform extension at Hackbridge station.

      Transport: Carshalton and Wallington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve transport connectivity in Carshalton and Wallington constituency.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that public transport is accessible to people with disabilities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to enable local authorities to introduce electric vehicle workplace charging schemes without prior permission from his...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Questions 34321 and 38037, when the audit trail which his Department is undertaking with the Rail Delivery...

      Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to discourage UK-based aircraft from using foreign registration systems with less onerous regulatory requirements.

      Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban foreign-registered planes from being based in the UK for longer than 90 days.

      Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the Government's bicycle repair voucher scheme to people without access to a computer.

      Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's bicycle repair vouchers are issued to people (a) with the greatest need and (b) who live in...

      Cycling: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the Cycle to Work scheme is available to people on zero-hour contracts.

      Bicycles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to make it compulsory for bicycles to be fitted with bells when in use.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on regional economies of job losses in aviation as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to take immediate action against Airlines that fail to comply with consumer rights legislation during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to work with airlines to provide refunds for customers who have been forced to cancel holidays as a result of local...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether support is in place for people whose travel insurance did not cover their having to cancel their holiday as a result of being unable to secure...

      TravelUp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has met with TravelUp to discuss the implications for his policies of their proposals for airlines to protect customers' money in trusts.

      Ryanair: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Ryanair on (a) the continuation of that airline's flights to Spain and (b) the provision of vouchers or refunds to...

      Maldives: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's guidance, Coronavirus (covid-19): travel corridors, published on 3 July 2020, what plans he has to include the...

      Tunisia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons Tunisia has not been added to the travel corridor list.

      Portugal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to lift quarantine restrictions for people returning to the UK from Portugal.

      Portugal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis is for Portugal being identified as a country where quarantine arrangements are still required for travellers between...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) scientific and (b) technical advice that informed the Government's decision to exclude Portugal from the Government's air...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he next plans to review the list of countries not subject to covid-19 travel quarantine exemptions; and how frequently those reviews are being...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include Portugal on the list of countries from which people are not required to quarantine on return to the UK; and what criteria...

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to introduce International Road Permits for HGVs entering the UK from 1 January 2021 in the event that a reciprocal...

      Motorcycles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of powered two-wheelers as an alternative to public transport while capacity is reduced for...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) increase the number of electric vehicles on the UK's roads and (b) ensure the adequate supply of electricity for those vehicles.

      Roads: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has issued to (a) local authorities and (b) businesses on the access needs of disabled people when making changes to roads, pavements...

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the role of hydrogen passenger vehicles in de-carbonising transport.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision not to extend the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive...

    • Termination of Employment: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce an appeals process for people released from employment without their company first applying for...

      Coronavirus: Personal Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to review the date at which beauticians can perform the full range of treatments; and if...

      Termination of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure businesses do not terminate staff required to self-isolate due to covid-19.

      Redundancy Pay: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to review the (a) weekly income limit, (b) maximum number of qualifying years and (c)...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that high street lenders do not require firms to conduct costly third party audits...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the Coronavirus Business Interruption...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending British Business Bank lending criteria to allow...

      Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support is available to businesses which operate childcare activity groups in rented spaces and who have...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that small businesses whose otherwise viable credit rating has been...

      Clothing: Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the exploitation of people working in UK garment factories.

      WH Smith: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of planned reductions in posts at WH Smith on the Post Office network.

      Future Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have taken loans through the Future Fund scheme in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK; and...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have taken loans through the Bounce Back Loan scheme in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK;...

      Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make it its policy to ensure the country of origin is displayed on consumer products bought (a)...

      Small Businesses: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to collaborate with regionally-focused private equity firms to help encourage local businesses...

      British Business Bank: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the British Business Bank will lower its interest rates to help support businesses to expand as the economy reopens...

      Minerals: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with this Canadian counterpart on critical minerals.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will issue guidance on the re-opening of larger event and dinner venues, in particular on the numbers allowed to...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of designating energy...

      OneWeb: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to invest in the OneWeb satellite system.

      OneWeb: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what value for money assessment he has carried out on the Government's investment in the One Web satellite system.

      Companies: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that companies (a) produce (i) Paris climate change agreement-aligned and (ii)...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish (a) the eligibility criteria for and (b) further details on the New Green Homes Grant.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of local authorities having a role in supporting initiatives to...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes he plans to upgrade to EPC Band C by (a) 2025, (b) 2030 and (c) 2035.

      Heating: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce barriers to the adoption of (a) biopropane and (b) other new low carbon...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing operational performance ratings...

      Boilers: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to end the sale and installation of oil burning boilers; and if he will...

      Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of creating a national delivery body to co-ordinate...

      Boilers: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to set a mandatory date for boiler installations to be...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) Heat Batteries and (b) other A+ rated efficient innovative space-saving thermal stores will be included in...

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effectiveness of the June 2020 Committee on Climate Change...

      Hydrogen: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what measurement traceability the UK uses for dispensed quantity at hydrogen refuelling stations.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's response to the consultation on the future of UK carbon pricing published on 1 June...

      Flats: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support is available to help with (a) repairing flat roofs and (b) other energy efficiency initiatives...

      Natural Gas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Russian gas is imported into the UK; and what proportion of national gas consumption that represents.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of global wind turbine production is based in the UK.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the country of origin is for the majority of solar panels used in the UK.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of global solar panel production is based in the UK.

      Energy Supply: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking with Ofgem to ensure that investment decisions taken by the Distribution Network...

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) manufacturers of electrical infrastructure products and (b) other industry stakeholders from across the...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Opening up the Gas Market project by...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the take up of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has been in each year since the scheme opened in 2011.

      Energy Companies Obligation and Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of merging the Green Homes Grant and the Energy Company Obligation...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure the quality of work undertaken under the Green Homes Grant scheme is consistent with...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the new Green Homes Grant scheme complements the existing Energy Company Obligation...

      Solar Power and Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity would be generated by the £1.26 billion of Renewable Obligation Certificates which biomass...

      Shipbuilding: Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits to local economies of awarding contracts for the...

      Night Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of businesses and industry bodies representing...

      Post Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many sub-postmasters employed directly by McColls stores are known to have been removed from their employment as...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the beauty industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Minerals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK has a critical mineral strategy.

      Minerals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) FTSE 100, (b) FTSE 250 and (c) AIM listed mining companies are producing critical minerals as defined by...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of electric vehicles that will be produced in the UK in each year up to 2030.

      Electric Vehicles: Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of electric vehicles produced in the UK have fuel cells that are produced in the UK.

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to make a decision on whether to fund a clean fuels metrology centre.

      Aerospace Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to involve precision engineering companies in (a) Bosworth and (b) the UK in the post-covid-19...

      Jet Zero Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what work has been undertaken by the Jet Zero Council on producing the first zero carbon transatlantic passenger jet.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the 30 person limit for weddings includes staff at the wedding venue.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional support he plans to make available to businesses that remain closed as a result of covid-19 lockdown...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 57275, which proposals for Companies House reform are still under...

      Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government’s commitment to have an operational register in place in 2021, when he plans to...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, by what date local authorities are required to return underspend from the coronavirus business grant schemes.

  • Attorney General

    • Trespass: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what is the prosecution rate is for trespass committed in (a) Sussex and (b) England.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the public have uninterrupted access to over the counter medicines in the event of the...

    • Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people with severe and complex obesity who used (a) Tier 3 weight management services and...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's report, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's report, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase the number of walk-in covid-19 testing centres available to people without vehicle access in...

      Coronavirus: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the residents of Brighton and Hove will have access to a local covid-19 testing site following the closure of the AMEX stadium...

      Screening: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to phlebotomy services in the London Borough of Redbridge.

      Nutrition: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the 5,000 DNA Nudgebox machines will be rolled out across NHS hospitals.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) existing and (b) planned covid-19 daily testing capacity separately for (i) antigen testing and (ii) antibody...

      Care Quality Commission: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the Care Quality Commission is prevented from promoting its Give Feedback on Care service through all media channels;...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing will be available at no cost as part of the screening pathway for Down’s syndrome,...

      GP Surgeries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that GP surgeries are adequately insured against litigation in the event that a patient...

      Batten Disease: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what advice his Department has published on shielding for patients with Batten Disease.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the reopening of sexual health services after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the families of young people who misuse substances.

      Obesity and Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuation of work relating to (a) obesity and (b) smoking after the dismantling of...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice he is giving to other Departments on ways to reduce the increased risk covid-19 poses to black, Asian, and ethnic minority...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve eye health services.

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review whether alcohol-free hand sanitisers which are independently lab-certified to be effective can be included in public...

      Protective Clothing: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the definition of shop in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England)...

      Cancer: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with cancer and a mental health condition in the UK in each region of the UK in each year from 2014.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a screening service for prostate cancer.

      Health Services: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the document entitled, Revision of Health Technical Memorandum HTM 03-01: Specialised Ventilation for Healthcare...

      Dental Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that homeless people are able to access dental treatment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Brain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of evidence behind reports that covid-19 can cause brain injury; and what steps he is taking to...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has published for Black, Asian and minority ethnic NHS (a) patients and (b) employees in response to the...

  • Wales Office

    • Football

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

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to meet the public sector apprenticeship target for 2020-21.

    • Department for Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to hold discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on that Department's digital strategy...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that schools are able to reopen safely during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pupils: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that no child misses time in education this year as a result of local lockdowns.

      Academies: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to academy trusts on ensuring the affordability of school uniforms.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment in the autumn term of the effect on children's progress of exposure during the covid-19 lockdown to different types and...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish a new careers strategy.

      Teachers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on teachers wearing face masks when schools return during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will publish his...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of adding critical thinking to the secondary school curriculum.

      Private Education: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the charitable status of independent schools.

      Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) local authorities, (b) Academy Trusts and (c) other relevant organisations overseeing schools and social care responded to his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 2 July 2020 from the hon. Member for Bradford South on covid-19 and free school meal vouchers.

      Technology: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to establish retraining programmes in (a) renewable energy and (b) other clean technologies for people that were made unemployed as...

      Schools: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made, ahead of schools returning in September 2020, of the (a) effectiveness and (b) safety of the use of...

      Young People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support young people into (a) apprenticeships and (b) training during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support will be provided for careers guidance programmes to meet the potential increase in demand for retraining and employment advice...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans have been made to expand the 30 hours free childcare scheme to include children under the age of three with parents who are key workers.

      T-levels: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the level of student enrolment for T Levels courses starting in September 2020.

      Foreign Students: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether UK students enrolled at US universities who cannot continue their studies there as a result of the covid-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for...

      Vocational Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to provide further information on the reassessment procedure for students completing BTECs in summer 2020.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide a financial support package for (a) childminders, (b) nurseries and (c) other Early Years Foundation Stage childcare...

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Children Society’s report entitled The Good Childhood Report 2020, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Pupils: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that children and young people have been receiving healthy and nutritious meals during the 2020 school summer holidays.

      After School Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what after-school support is available for the children of parents who are returning to work following the outbreak of covid-19.

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to help the most disadvantaged students catch up on learning missed during the covid-19 lockdown to prevent the attainment gap from...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date the temporary extension of free school meals for children in families with No Recourse to Public Funds conditions will cease; and if he...

      Children's Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to children's centres on allowing physical contact for parents of children in temporary foster care during the covid-19...

      Higher Education: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve diversity among (a) students and (b) academic staff in higher education.

      Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help support universities increase the number of places available to students in the forthcoming academic year.

      Care Leavers: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers have benefited from the Government’s scheme to provide care leavers with access to technology and data.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National Tutoring Programme's aim to reduce the attainment gap that arises as a result of social disadvantage, what discussions...

      Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the ECORYS evaluation of the 2019 Holiday Activities and Food scheme.

      Postgraduate Education: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to introduce maintenance loans for post-graduate education.

      Pupils: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) schools and (b) further education providers on the provision of in-house counselling to support the...

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Adoption Support Fund, how many claims have been received on behalf of previously looked after children on special guardianship...

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Adoption Support Fund, how many claims have been received on behalf of adopted children (a) in financial year 2019-20 and (b)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) young adult, (b) other female and (c) other male prison leavers were released without an address to go to between 9 June 2020 and 17 July...

    • Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people given a custodial sentence for assaulting an emergency worker have been released before the half way point of...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans there are to amend the definition of position of trust in the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

      Administration of Justice: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure objectiveness of judges and (b) tackle racial disparities in the justice system.

      Repossession Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many property possession orders are (a) suspended and (b) pending in Cambridge due to the implementation of the eviction ban during the covid-19...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many section 21 notices are pending in Cambridge due to the implementation of the eviction ban during the covid-19 outbreak in March 2020.

      Offences against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions have been made under Section 66 of the Serious Crime Act 2015.

      Debts: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether changes to the treatment of VAT on enforcement fees on judgement debt can be implemented without secondary legislation.

      Civil Partnerships and Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to extend the validity period of marriage and civil partnership notices as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Remand in Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants that have appeared on video from police custody have been remanded by the court but have failed to be transported to prison at the...

      Burial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is on non-English inscriptions on tombstones in (a) local authority maintained cemeteries, (b) faith and communities...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether a covid-19 health risk assessment for defendants and staff on court transport has been published.

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on good practice for local authority...

      Remand in Custody: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people in custody had a (a) virtual visit and (b) physical visit in each custodial facility in England and Wales in August 2020.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the HM Prison and Probation Service COVID-19 Official Statistics, published on 14 August 2020, what assessment he has made of the...

      Theft: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous theft offences was for people convicted of a further theft offence and not given a sentence of immediate custody in...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what economic assessment he has made of the effect of ending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to increase the minimum wage to the Living Wage Foundation's recommendation of £9.30 in the next Budget.

      Consumers: Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that businesses invoice consumers with the appropriate VAT.

      Agency Workers and Zero Hours Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available to (a) workers on zero hour contracts and (b) agency workers who have been advised to continue to self-isolate during...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to financially support individuals who are required to self-isolate as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Sunscreens: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the rate of VAT on sunscreen and other sun safety products.

      Events Industry: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending business rates relief to the events sector.

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he plans to extend the eat out to help out scheme beyond the end of August 2020.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs protected in industries eligible for the business rates suspension in the financial year 2020-2021.

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that discounts under the Eat Out To Help Out scheme are not given to people who have been recorded as eating...

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available during the covid-19 outbreak for directors of limited companies who are (a) paid in dividends and (b) not eligible for...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme beyond the second grant for (a) musicians, (b)...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions the exemption in relation to the multiple dwellings relief for property transactions of six or more separate dwellings FA03/S116(7)...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions the exemption in relation to the multiple dwellings relief for property transactions of six or more separate dwellings FA03/S116(7)...

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the rate of VAT applied to soap and sanitising gel.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the level of business taxation for the (a) physical and (b) digital economy.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing stamp duty relief for owners of properties affected by the costs of cladding replacement...

      Stamp Duties: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of backdating the reduction in stamp duty to the start of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for (a) the live events sector and (b) other industries that are unable to re-open until Spring 2021...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 19 June 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow North West on access to the Self-Employment Income Support...

      Social Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the letter from the HM Treasury Correspondence and Enquiry Unit of 2 July 2020 to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead, ref MC2020/19806,...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people moved home and paid Stamp Duty between 1 April and 7 July 2020; and how much revenue was collected in Stamp Duty during that period.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to not require businesses who have yet...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Blood Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend financial support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to people with blood cancer who have been shielding during the covid-19...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2020 to Question 71791 on Environment Protection: Coronavirus, what progress has been made in allocating the £1...

      Universities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the contribution of universities to the local economy.

      Gambling: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential tax revenues lost to the public purse as a result of a lack of regulation of the grey market in gambling.

      Free Zones: Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans take to ensure that its free ports policy mitigates the risk of money laundering.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further steps he plans to take to help people affected by the Equitable Life scandal.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) credit unions and (b) credit unions affiliated to faith groups there are in the UK.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the effect on financial advisor firms of the recent increase in the...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the proposal by the Personal Finance Society that compensation awarded by the Financial...

      Companies: Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that climate-related disclosures by all listed companies align with the proposals in the 2019 Green Finance Strategy...

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect of increased regulatory fees on financial advisors.

      Banks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people have access to banks and cash withdrawals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the provision of mobile bank branches.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Poverty: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the $1.90 level of the World Bank's international...

    • Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how his Department plans to fund the £119 million aid package to combat covid-19 related famine in Africa,...

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Sierra Leone budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22...

      Southern Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many southern African nations have received additional dedicated support to help tackle the covid-19 pandemic.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Somalia budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Uganda budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Sahel: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Sahel budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Sudan budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was DFID Zimbabwe budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Zambia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Zambia budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Tanzania budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID South Sudan budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Africa regional budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his...

      Ghana: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget for financial year 2020-21 for DFID Ghana aid programme; and what effect his...

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget for financial year 2020-21 for DFID Ethiopia aid programme; and what effect his...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget for financial year 2020-21 for the DFID DRC aid programme; and what estimate has been...

      Rwanda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Rwanda budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Mozambique: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget for financial year 2020-21 for DFID Mozambique aid programme; and what effect his...

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the DFID Nigeria budget was for 2020-21; and what the reduction is in that budget as a result of his 22 July...

      Liberia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget for financial year 2020-21 for DFID Liberia aid programme; and what effect his...

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget for financial year 2020-21 for DFID Malawi aid programme; and what effect his...

      Colombia: Violence

      What recent discussions he has had with his Colombian counterpart on increased incidents of violent conflict in that country.

      Overseas Aid

      What his policy is on maintaining the statutory target to spend 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance.

      Sustainable Development

      What plans he has to help meet all of the Sustainable Development Goals following the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with the Department for International Development.

      Nutrition: Overseas Aid

      What the Government's timescale is for pledging funding for Nutrition for Growth post-2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the G20 covid-19 action plan includes a strategy for economic recovery in...

      China: Uighurs

      If he will extend the list of people designated for Magnitsky sanctions to include senior Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for human rights violations against the Uyghur people in...

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has held with his counterpart G20 finance ministers to ensure that the G20 covid-19 action...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Human Rights and Democracy Report published on 16 July 2020, on how many occasions did the...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the National Security Law on the people of Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: Civil Liberties

      What recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the arrest of newspaper owner Jimmy Lai and the suppression of freedom of speech and press freedoms in Hong Kong.

      Sri Lanka: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting an independent investigation headed by a...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese authorities on the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to pursue sanctions against Chinese officials involved in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the detention of Uighur Muslims in camps in Xinjiang, China; and what plans...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that no products made from human hair taken from the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to continue to use the Interserve agency to carry out work under their newly...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the size of the Uighur population in Xinjiang region for each of the last...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many of his Department's staff are (a) working at posts overseas and (b) have returned from posts overseas as...

      China: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Consulate-General in Belfast and Belfast City Council on the...

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

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

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the number of detention camps in Xinjiang region, China where Uighurs...

      Nepal: Overseas Aid

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

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to his Chinese counterpart on the detention and repression of the...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) steps his Department is taking to support the rights of Uyghur Muslims in extra-judicial detention in...

      China: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what provisions he has made to freeze individual Chinese assets if they have played a role in the repression of...

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many FTE staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been allocated to work dedicated to Belarus in each...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff will be employed by his Department on 1 September 2020.

      Human Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help ensure that UN human rights work can restart (a) in a...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 22 July 2020 to Questions 76098 and 76102 on India: Coronavirus, what estimate he has...

      Rohingya: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the people responsible for crimes committed against...

      Colombia: Paramilitary Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of commitments in the Colombian peace deal for the Colombian...

      Belarus: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Belarus on the (a) integrity of its 2020 Presidential...

      Poland: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Polish Government in response to Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro's recent...

      Poland: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to encourage the Polish Government to remain a signatory to the Istanbul Convention.

      Ernesto Aguilar Barrera

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of the murder of community activist Ernesto Aguilar...

      Poland: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Polish counterpart on what steps the Polish Government plans to take to help...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Colombian Truth Commission; and if he will...

      Poland: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to hold discussions with his Polish counterpart on alleged human rights abuses against...

      Myanmar: Overseas Aid

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

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on routine immunisation funded by the UK...

      Business: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the information note Mapping the UK’s approach to tackling corruption and illicit...

      Developing Countries: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to help ensure that the proceeds of corruption in...

      Tajikistan: Overseas Aid

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

      Department for International Development: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the different fee rate caps for national and international experts working on projects funded by...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that ODA's achieve better value than cash transfers during the next three...

      Liberia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's covid-19 travel guidance for Liberia.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 18617 on Type 23 Frigates, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of that data...

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it remains his policy to deliver the Carrier Enabled Power Projection project by 2026 following the Infrastructure and Projects Authority report...

      HMS Queen Elizabeth: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the environmental impact will be of the first deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions the Administration of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus has had with the local population on future developments of that base.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose is of the first deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Oman: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) current and (b) projected capital costs for the joint logistics support base and regional land training hub at...

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made in his discussions with the Home Secretary on enabling admittance to the UK for Afghan citizens who served as interpreters for...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the number of his Department's patrol vessels to tackle crime around the UK's coasts.

      Officers: Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to reduce the most senior officer role for Devonport Naval Base from a Commodore to a Captain.

      Porton Down: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has provided in tackling covid-19.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it remains his Department's policy to purchase 138 F-35 aircraft.

      Navy: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2020 to Question 1181 on Fisheries: Navy, which two to three offshore patrol vessels he plans to assign to...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

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

      Ministry of Defence: Personnel Management

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

      Ministry of Defence: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the compatibility of his Department's policy on engagement with journalists from selective publications and the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons state pensions in Northern Ireland are devolved but a reserved matter for the Scottish Parliament; and if she will make a...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made for the implications of her policy of the Court of Appeal judgment handed down on 22 June 2020 on the Universal...

      Industrial Accidents: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she made of the (a) effectiveness of enhanced RIDDOR reporting, (b) potential merits of appointing a confidential...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the requirement for candidates for the kickstart scheme to be in receipt of universal credit on...

      Hygiene: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to review the regulatory regime for hand sanitiser products to ensure those on sale are both safe and effective.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government expects a return to the Exchequer from the (a) implementation of the Kickstart Scheme and (b) expansion of existing...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of permanent jobs that will be created by the Kickstart Scheme.

      Pensions: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of her Department's frozen overseas pension policy on members of the...

      Pensions: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of the frozen pension policy on the livelihoods of members of the Windrush...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure the maintenance of the triple lock on pensions in the 2019 Parliament.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have died while waiting for their eligibility for personal independence payment to be determined since April 2018.

      Occupational Pensions: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the financial effect on small businesses of workplace pensions.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to offer financial support to British residents who are required to self-isolate on return from travelling abroad.

      Food Banks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to provide further support to food banks in response to a potential increase in unemployment as the Coronavirus...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons payments from the (a) Armed Forces Pension Scheme and (b) War Pension Scheme that are paid out early due to injury in service...

      Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries which occur as a result of working at height.

      Child Maintenance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service's Financial Investigations Unit.

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to amend the Gas Safety Management Regulations to allow hydrogen blending within the main grid to levels higher than 0.1...

      Child Maintenance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she will take to improve the ability of the Child Maintenance Service to scrutinise effectively new claims of hardship from a...

      Jobcentres: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2020 to Question 74613 on Jobcentres: Staff, what progress her Department has made on the recruitment of the...

      Child Maintenance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to prevent silo working and improve information sharing within the Child Maintenance Service.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) pension credit claims and (b) successful pension credit claims there were in each of the last 12 months for which data is available.

      Cosmetics: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government takes to ensure that face painters use paint that is compliant with the CE standards required under Regulation (EC)...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she will take to ensure that work placements on the Kickstart Scheme are in addition to and not a replacement for existing jobs.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she had with trade unions in developing the Kickstart Scheme.

      Older Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that older workers are able to contribute to the economic recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures the Government plans to introduce to ensure that work placements created by the Kickstart Scheme provide high quality...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to permanently abolish (a) conditionality, (b) sanctioning and (c) the five-week wait for universal credit for...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to impose mandatory conditions to encourage (a) universal credit and (b) job seeker's allowance claimants aged below 25 to...

      Unemployment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent unemployment figures are for (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands by, (i) gender, (ii) age, (iii) religion, (iv)...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data the Government plans to collect to assess the impact of the Kickstart scheme; how often that data will be published; and whether...

      Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit limited capability for work and limited capability for work related activity mandatory...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) chambers of commerce, (b) local authorities, (c) trade bodies and (d) groups of employers have signed up as representatives for...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) universal credit and (b) employment and support allowance claimants were found fit for work but were awarded (i) limited...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether updated assessment guidance stating that new-style employment and support allowance claimants who are unable to do a telephone...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who applied for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payments needed reasonable adjustments in...

      Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit limited capability for work assessments were successful at the initial assessment in each...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on the applicability of the Kickstart scheme to employment...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure parity between the amount received by claimants of universal credit in relation to the covid-19 outbreak...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tree Preservation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has, as part of the England Tree Strategy, to amend guidance on granting Tree Preservation Orders to afford...

    • Hen Harriers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the hen harrier from extinction.

      Waste Disposal: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of banning cash transactions for (a) householders and (b) businesses...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will increase funding to local authorities to help support the provision of food waste bins.

      Livestock Industry: Zoonoses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of potential effect of intensive animal farming on the prevalence of zoonotic diseases.

      Pets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with animal welfare charities on the effect of lifestyle changes in response to the covid-19...

      Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) adequacy of the regulation and enforcement of pet imports, (b) trends in...

      Game: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to review regulation of driven grouse shooting to help protect (a) hen harriers and (b) other...

      Microplastics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) micro- and (b) nano-plastics used in products, such as (i) food packaging and...

      Pets: Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cats report entitled Cats as Companions: Can Cats Help Tackle...

      Hydrogen: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of hydrogen technology on improving air quality.

      Metaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2020 to Question 30111 on Metaldehyde, when the Government plans to make a fresh decision...

      Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further restricting the importation of pets from overseas to...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to (a) commission independent annual reviews of the implementation of the 25 Year Environment...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the 2020 25 Year Environment Plan progress update, what steps the Government (a) is taking and (b) plans...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the practice of puppy smuggling in the UK.

      Chemicals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the estimated (a) cost and (b) timescale of the Government’s plan to create a UK equivalent to the European...

      European Chemicals Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government will require companies to buy letters of access to use data held by the European Chemicals Agency...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 72166 on Animal Products: Imports, what steps he is taking to include...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recycling plants in the UK accept and process (a) polycarbonate, (b) polyethylene, (c) polyethylene terephthalate...

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications have (a) been made and (b) accepted under the Zoo Animals Fund since its introduction.

      Cats and Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that (a) dog and (b) cat meat is not being consumed in the UK.

      Animal Welfare: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional support is being considered for animal rescue organisations in response to the covid-19 outbreak to ensure...

      Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which illegal puppy and kitten dealers have established themselves as rescue...

      Angling: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to prevent illegal angling in Devon.

  • Home Office

    • UK Visas and Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a target proportion of free appointments provided at UKVCAS centres.

    • Aviation: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers have entered the UK through airports from countries on which the UK has imposed quarantine restrictions since those...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure people who need to apply to UKVCAS as a result of the covid-19 pandemic are not bearing the financial...

      Seasonal Workers: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer on 22 July 2020 to Question 76041, whether her Department collects information on the number of workers in the...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's document entitled, Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2019, for...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will record the generation of primates within each colony type by sub-category in the UK Annual Statistics of Scientific...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's document entitled, Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2019, how...

      Domestic Abuse and Stalking: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people charged for repeated offences of (a) stalking and (b) domestic abuse in each of the last...

      Gangmasters: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer on 22 July 2020 to Question 76043, which overseas agencies Concordia deal with as part of the seasonal pilot scheme;...

      Offences against Children: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Centre in protecting vulnerable...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of her Department's progress on the UK's commitment to the replacement, reduction, and refinement of the use...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons no pyrogenicity tests on animals were reported in the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's document entitled, Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2019, what...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what dog species are included in the other dog species category used in her Department's document entitled, Annual Statistics of Scientific...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that policing strategy is up to date and effective at tackling crime that takes place digitally.

      Fines: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle racial bias in the issuance of covid-19 related fines.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason refused passport application fees are not covered under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the Scottish Borders have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Visas: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the health and care visa to include roles in disability charities and hospices that are not direct NHS...

      Visas: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the health and care visa to include all jobs requiring a HCPC registered physiotherapist.

      Biometric Residence Permits: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the immigration status is of migrant healthcare workers who are currently without Biometric Residence Permits.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional (a) funding and (b) resources have been allocated to (i) the Metropolitan Police, (ii) each other police force and (iii)...

      Driving: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to introduce information on cyclists in speed awareness courses.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children were detained in police cells under the Mental Health Act 1983 (a) since 1 January 2020 and (b) in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to (a) enable the use of derelict buildings for housing developments and (b) reduce waiting...

    • Housing: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that local authorities provide up to date local housing figures in...

      Green Belt: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the greenbelt in (a) Bury South constituency and (b) Greater Manchester...

      Local Plans: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposals in the Planning for the future consultation,...

      Green Belt: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposals in the Planning for the future consultation,...

      Local Plans: Rossendale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 137 of the National Planning Policy Framework, if he will provide guidance to Rossendale...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of applications to the Aluminium Composite Material remediation fund from local...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July to Question 70953 on Mortgages, on what date he plans to hold a further roundtable...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of sales of flats in buildings (a) under or (b) over 18 metres that have not...

      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 Harrow West...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on remediation works to remove...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of buildings guidance issued by the Independent Expert Advisory...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2020 to Question 74630, what progress his Department has made on property valuation...

      Religious Buildings: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the March 2020 Budget, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including places of...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of housing affordability in (a) Cambridge city, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c)...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to mortgage lenders in relation to the scope of recent buildings safety...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the budget allocated to the Aluminium Composite Material Remediation fund.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average timeframe is for processing an application to the Aluminium Composite Material remediation fund.

      Temporary Accommodation: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential need to update his Department’s guidance for domestic abuse...

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned local government reorganisation on York's ability to recover...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Expanded Retail Discount 2020-21 applies to those businesses whose activities are split evenly between...

      Village Halls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will change his Department's guidance to allow parish councils that have a precept to claim discretionary...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support and guidance is available for childcare providers that use multi-purpose community spaces to help them...

      Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much is paid in business rates on stand-alone public lavatories by (a) each (i) county, (ii) district and (iii)...

      Tax Collection: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of collection levels for (a) council tax and (b) business rates by local authorities for...

      Social Media: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle anti-Semitic hate online.

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

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has invested in middle income countries through the Prosperity Fund in each of the...

    • Ports: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to set out how the £705 million of funding for ports will be allocated by (a) region and...

      Nuclear Weapons: Testing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Advisory Military Sub Committee plans to review all cases relating to nuclear test veterans.

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the occasions on which the Devolution and You Steering Board has met during 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the maximum length of contract is which can meet the criteria of the Cabinet Office procurement policy...

      House of Lords: Members' Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to improve oversight and transparency of the financial and business interests of Members of...

      Raw Materials: Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that raw materials imported into the UK and used for vital...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with businesses on the Northern Ireland protocol.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in his Department's human resources section in April 2020.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Minerals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether critical mineral supply chains are being discussed in Project Defend.

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what criteria she uses to delegate responsibility for approving arms export licences to (a) junior ministers and (b) officials in her Department.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the decision to resume the licensing of exports of riot control equipment to the US in June 2020 was primarily based on the...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what is the (a) purpose is and (b) latest estimated cost of establishing a new dedicated Trade Negotiation Facility.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 July 2020, WS339, what her Department's definitions are of (a) any patterns of non-compliance,...

      Trade Agreements: Environment protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government’s policy on trade negotiations allows the UK to increase (a) current UK pesticide standards and (b) levels of...

      Sugar: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what impact assessment was carried out prior to the decision to include a 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota for raw cane sugar in the...

      Trade Agreements: Greenland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress her Department has made on a trade agreement with Greenland.

      Cane Sugar: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that the 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota for raw cane sugar included in the Government's UK Global...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps she has taken to support producers in the global south whose trade has been disrupted as a result of the covid-19 pandemic

      Trade Agreements: Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has had discussions with her Israeli counterpart on illegal annexation; and if she will take steps to reconsider UK trade deals...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of staff in his Department have either equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

    • Disclosure of Information: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2020 to Question 75283 on Disclosure of Information: USA, when he plans to publish updated...

      BBC: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on the effect of reduced funding on regional programming.

      Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support regional and local news coverage.

      Television Licences: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional resources the Government plans to allocate to the BBC to help the free TV licence for people aged over 75 in...

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to discuss with children and young people the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their lives.

      Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the publication of the review by the hon. Member for Devizes on the role of the voluntary and...

      Digital Technology: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Competition and Markets Authority plans to report on the findings of the digital markets taskforce; and what plans he...

      Video Games: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the regulation of loot boxes in computer games.

      Performing Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue producers and production companies, who are unable to...

      Commonwealth War Graves Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to make a statement about the department's relationship with the War Grave's Commission.

      Events Industry: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support his Department is providing to (a) self-employed and (b) freelance workers in the entertainment and...

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to allow an exemption to the rule that workplace lotteries must be located on a single set of premises for...

      Greyhound Racing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether greyhound stadiums are permitted to (a) open food outlets in line with Government guidance issued on the reopening of...

      Digital Technology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money his Department has spent on digital inclusion for adults in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to provide additional support to the live events industry in response to the effect of the...

      Music: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a live music industry support scheme similar to the...

      Events Industry: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department will make available to freelance workers in the events industry to help retain those workers in...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to provide targeted support to (a) the events sector and (b) other sectors that remain...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to provide targeted support to the events sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a long-term strategy to support the re-opening of the live events sector as covid-19 lockdown restrictions...

      Music: Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether businesses supplying technical and musical kit to live music events and concert venues can access the Culture Recovery...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing targeted support to (a) the events sector and (b) other...

      Arts: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made under the Creative Industries Sector Deal rights holder and online marketplaces roundtables in...

      Coronavirus: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what staffing and resource is provided to the unit in his Department tackling covid-19 misinformation.

      Digital Technology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure that all households in the UK are digitally enabled in response to a...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government is planning to provide additional support for the exhibition industry in response to the effect of the...

      Hotels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is available for hoteliers in the event that customer must self-isolate at the hotel during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hotels: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the tourism industry in England on establishing a Government backed...

      National Lottery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with industry stakeholders on increasing the legal age limit to play the National...

      Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made with the Gambling Commission on regulating the grey market in gambling.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle underage gambling.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of permitting a limited number of spectators to attend...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) he or (b) a Minister in his Department is planning to attend the final of the delayed 2019-20 FA Vase.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Football Association and (b) his counterparts in the devolved administrations on the...

      Football: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a statutory owners and directors test in football.

      Telecommunications: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 73828 on Telecommunications Russia, whether the Government has made an...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make extended financial support available for freelancers in the arts sector when the Self-Employment Income...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what arrangements are in place for (a) the House of Commons and (b) hon. Members to...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Local Government: Single Member Constituencies

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Committee has made of the potential merits of all councils having...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to encourage diversity in senior professions in relation to (a) age, (b) class, (c) ethnicity, (d) gender and (e) sexuality.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Accountancy: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be any licensing charges or similar arrangements for the publication of accounting standards endorsed by the Secretary of State for Business,...

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