Written answers

Thursday, 10 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of all emergency measures agreements on rail franchises since (a) 1 March 2020 and (b) 15...

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage passengers to return safely to rail travel as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to change the DVSA driving test booking system to prioritise rebooking by people who had booked and paid for their tests...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions has he had with the Confederation of Passenger Transport on the challenges facing the coach industry as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of potential new jobs that could be created through decarbonisation of the maritime sector.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence-based assessment he has made of the effectiveness of quarantine measures for people coming in to the UK from abroad in containing covid-19.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how an airline passenger flying from Northern Ireland to Great Britain can demonstrate to an airline that they are exempt from wearing a face covering...

      Travel Information: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) provide the public with the information necessary to confidently plan travel and holidays while staying...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to mitigate the disruption caused by the closing of travel corridors; and what steps his Department is taking to avoid...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential for disruption to travel corridors after the end of the transition period.

      Motorhomes: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the DVLA guidance entitled Converting a vehicle into a motor caravan (motor home) updated on 27 August 2020, what estimate his...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the DVLA since April 2020.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of practical driving tests.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to extend the two-year period in which the driving theory test is valid in response to the effect of covid-19 lockdown...

      Roads: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has issued to local councils on the introduction of hedgehog crossing signs.

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commit to increasing funding by £6 billion to local authorities for the investment of cycling and walking infrastructure.

      Rail Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Williams Rail Review.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the impact assessment on the effect on local communities of the decision to suspend services on the Manchester Piccadilly to Rose...

      Official Cars: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Ministerial vehicles are electric.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much taxpayers’ money each trade union has (a) registered with the Certification Officer and (b) claimed...

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that providers of Bounce Back Loans have the funds to grant the loans promptly.

      UK Trade with EU: Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK Government's single market proposals on the...

      UK Trade with EU: Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK Government's single market proposals on the...

      Post Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he (a) holds information and (b) has received representations on the exclusion by the Post Office from the...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his proposals on a state aid regime to be implemented after the end of the transition period.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure that technologies with long-term potential for decarbonisation are not adversely...

      Renewable Energy: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to encourage the creation of new jobs in the renewable energy sector as part of the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he plans to diversify the Pot structure of Contracts for Difference to ensure optimal auction results.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what adjustments he plans to make to future Contracts for Difference allocation rounds to accommodate unprecedented...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to apply any capacity caps as soft instead of hard constraints in future Contracts for Difference...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps increase or lift the capacity cap in future Contracts for Difference allocation rounds.

      Construction: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2020 to Question HL4482 on Construction: Mental Health, what assessment he has made of...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Personnel Management

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

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to tackle the concerns raised by the Glass and Glazing Federation in that organisation's letter...

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to require all Energy providers to offer at...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the eligibility for the Green Homes Grant to all...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to publish the advice his Department is receiving from the Committee on Climate Change on...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve energy standards in the private rented sector to help reduce fuel...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase funding for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in response to recent trends in the...

    • Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase mental health support as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Endometriosis: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the findings of the report The prevalence of endometriosis in adolescents with pelvic pain: a systematic...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with a pre-existing mental health condition who have been unable to access treatment during...

      Tomography: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the value of artificial intelligence to reading PET CT scans.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that care home (a) residents and (b) staff members can be tested regularly for covid-19.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of confidence that care homes employing agency staff on an emergency basis can have that those...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of agency care staff who are able to access weekly covid-19 testing.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment was made of the rate of complications resulting from abortion performed at (a) hospital and (b) home prior to...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff members have died from covid-19 since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) information he holds on and (b) assessment he has made of the effect on the risk of transmission of covid-19 for clinically...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the education sector on securing a safe and localised covid-19 test and trace...

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that a walk-in covid-19 testing centre is located in York, before the university term commences, in order...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to give permission for local directors of public health to run a localised tracing system.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of calls (a) made to, (b) answered by and (c) that were answered within 60 seconds by...

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that women with (a) heavy menstrual bleeding and (b) other women-specific conditions are not...

      TransUnion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason Transunion is being used to confirm identity for NHS Test and Trace home virus tests instead of the Government's Verify...

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests have been taken at each covid-19 testing centre in London on each day since 31 August 2020.

      Coronavirus: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to agree to the request from Brighton and Hove City Council for the seven day temporary mobile testing unit...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislation to give local authorities the power to enforce a...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for the understanding of long-term covid-19 symptoms of contacting people who tested...

      Health Centres: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether individual health centres are receiving guidance from Public Health England on the administering of winter flu jabs.

      Plastic Surgery: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether practitioners of aesthetic treatments are required to undertake a mandatory risk assessment of each patient prior to treatment.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of covid-19 test results which are lost; what steps he is taking to reduce that number;...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the delayed Answers on 20 August 2020 to Questions 59658 asked on 16 June and 74414 asked on 15 July, on the delay to answer...

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.33 in the NHS Long Term Plan, what progress his Department has made on the implementation of support...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the range of (a) extra care housing and (b) housing with care to alleviate pressure on...

      NHS: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase disclosure to families involved in complaints on disciplinary procedures within the NHS.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reimburse childcare costs to parents working in the health and social care system who had to isolate...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to the recent Learning Disability Mortality Review's (LeDeR) recommendation that epilepsy safety...

      Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what safeguarding provisions his Department has put in place for women who have been prescribed abortions at home during the covid-19...

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2020 to Question 68456, if he will publish the membership of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to (a) promote the NHS Rightcare Epilepsy Toolkit and (b) implement best practice highlighted in that...

      Pets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to enable them to meet their obligation under the Care Act 2014 to ensure...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the new guidelines for do not resuscitate orders will be published; and how that guidance will prevent such orders being applied...

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to recruit workers to the social care sector from within the UK.

      Patients: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2020 to Question 71027 on Patients: Monitoring, what steps his Department is taking to close staffing...

      Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is requiring local authorities to report how they have spent their discretionary 25 per cent allocation of the Adult Social...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women have been admitted to hospital for complications after being prescribed medical abortion pills, since 1 April 2020.

      Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure access to medical radio-isotopes in the event that an agreement is not reached on a future relationship...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether medicines and medical supplies will be treated differently at the UK-EU border to other items following the transition period.

      Drugs and Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that buffer stocks of (a) prescription medicines and (b) medical products and devices from the UK's EU exit...

      Ventilators: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Chancellor's summer economic update of 8 July 2020, how much of the £1 billion allocated to procure additional...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of clear face masks to health and social care settings to allow lip reading and...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women of child bearing potential receive prescriptions for Valproate in England.

      Maternity Services: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHSX trial of the Peppy app for pregnant women and new parents; and what...

      Fetal Valproate Syndrome: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have been (a) exposed to Valproate in pregnancy, (b) harmed by Valproate in pregnancy and (c) diagnosed with Fetal...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on covid-19 patients who experience long-lasting effects of that virus; what research he has...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the long term health consequences of covid-19 on the NHS.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to uphold quality and safety standards after...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is doing to ensure the availability of adequate (a) specialists and (b) treatment for patients facing long-term...

      Mental Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS England announcement, Rough sleepers in homeless hotspots to benefit from NHS mental health outreach, published...

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions the Government is having with specialist bereavement organisations on the wider support that bereaved families need (a)...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make it its policy to implement the findings of the Cumberlege Review in full.

      Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to update the House on its response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review; what the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that child and adolescent mental health services will have adequate capacity to meet demand when the...

      Gambling: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of gambling-related suicides.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Review report published in July 2020.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of pain medication and antidepressants for victims of the vaginal...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to co-ordinate the Government's support for people’s mental health and wellbeing in...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made the suicide rate for (a) Preston (b) Lancashire and (c) England between April 2020 to July 2020...

      Coronavirus: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on suicide rates.

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on mental health; and what the implications are of that assessment for...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made in developing post-covid-19 plans for increased mental health and psychological support for (a)...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the use of sectioning powers in Schedule 8 Section 3 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what specialist treatment is available for mothers suffering post-natal depression in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) steps the Government plans to take and (b) funding the Government plans to make available to prepare for an increase in demand...

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of covid-19 patients who have been diagnosed with PTSD.

      Health Services and Social Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve technology in (a) health and (b) social care sectors in (i) Stoke-on-Trent and (ii) Staffordshire.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) the accuracy of data collated and (b) that all necessary individuals are contacted...

      Coronavirus: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many supermarket workers have been infected with covid-19.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will work with FIXR to incorporate contact tracing into their app.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish, by local authority area, the number of (a) personnel carrying out covid-19 contact tracing in England and (b) close...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the release of the covid-19 contact tracing app.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to adopt the independent SAGE Group's proposed zero covid-UK strategy.

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children of essential workers that tested positive for covid-19 between March and July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he makes of the accuracy of previous R estimates for the rate of covid-19 transmission when actual transmission rates...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of occupational data is captured on the Coronavirus test booking system, by local authority area in England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests for covid-19 have been completed at drive in testing centres in each month since they were established.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the social care Green Paper.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his department has taken to raise awareness in (a) the general population and (b) BAME community of the changes to the...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate has he made of the number of people on an organ transplant list who have (a) died and (b) become too unwell to receive a...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time is that it takes (a) directors of public health and (b) GPs to receive covid-19 test results.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on the expansion of a major anti-body testing programme since the update to the Government's...

      Public Health England: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of funding for public health responsibilities which he plans to reallocate to bodies other than the National Institute...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish covid-19 testing data by postcode; and when he will be able to begin publishing that data.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the potential merits of using local providers of contact tracing as part of the Government's covid-19 test and...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the daily maximum capacity is for covid-19 tests in care homes.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase covid-19 testing capacity in the community in addition to the local covid-19 testing centres.

      Food: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that raw products imported into the UK for the use in advanced medical nutrition products...

  • Wales Office

    • Hydrogen: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential role of Wales in the UK's hydrogen strategy; and what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for...

  • Department for Education

    • Private Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what procedure is in place to allow privately- educated students who had their Centre Assessed Grades rejected by exam boards to seek recourse.

    • Department for Education: Staff

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

      After School Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the re-opening of before and after school club provision for children of working parents as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the 230,000 laptops distributed to students during the covid-19 outbreak have been returned to his Department.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on fees charged to school pupils to re-sit (a) GCSE and (b) A-level examinations in autumn 2020.

      GCE A-Level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of alternative algorithms and methods to moderate the 2020 GCSE and A-Level results;...

      Further Education: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to Further Education colleges in Newcastle to expand their retraining capacity.

      Schools: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking review his Department's guidance that advises against residential school trips, in light of the financial difficulty faced by...

      Adult Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support lifelong learning and skills development for adult workers needing to re-skill after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2020 to Question 77609 on Digital Technology: Training, where the (a) details of the new entitlement which will...

      Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) plans he has to monitor the adequacy of covid-19 risk assessments undertaken by further education colleges.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on training designated senior mental health leads in schools since that policy was announced in 2017.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of schools providing care before and after the start of the school day on reopening as the covid-19...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of children with special educational needs or disabilities who have not yet returned to...

      Special Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of special schools have not yet reopened in (a) London and (b) England as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and what...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Private Rented Housing: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when courts will resume hearing private rented sector related possession cases; and if he will make a statement.

    • Hen Harriers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for persecuting a hen harrier in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Child Support and Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal for (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to make all benefits appeals forms available to be completed electronically.

      Funerals: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to help reduce the cost of services provided by funeral companies.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 73751 on Israel: Palestinians, when the research component will...

    • Overseas Aid: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its plans for (a) parliamentary and (b) independent scrutiny of the UK’s aid budget.

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Libyan Investment Authority and (b) his counterparts at the UN on...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of DfID's merger with his Department on UK humanitarian aid to Gaza.

      Iran: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to (a) his counterpart in Iran and (b) the Iranian embassy on (i) allegations...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

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

      Indonesia: Overseas Aid

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

      Government Departments: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to allocate the same proportion of Official Development Assistance through other...

      British Overseas Territories: Overseas Aid

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

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to (a) retain and (b) promote the Strategic Vision for Gender Equality.

      Montenegro: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Montenegrin counterpart on reports of sectarian violence and intimidation...

      Trade Unions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2020 to Question 48267 on Trade Unions: Coronavirus, what specific steps his...

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the 2 September 2020 joint statement of Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Declassified UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department’s media officers made of the implications for their adherence to Government Communication Service propriety...

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made representations to his overseas counterparts on accelerating transnational defence programmes as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the lack of spare parts for the F-35 does not affect future flying hours of the aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timeframe is for the rollout of Meteor on the UK's F-35b.

      European Fighter Aircraft: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timeframe is for the rollout of AESA radar for the Typhoon.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which multi-national military exercises UK armed forces (a) are participating and (b) have participated since the UK left the EU conducted under the...

      Saab: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs will be created by Saab’s new facility in Lancashire.

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on capability of mothballing Challenger 2 tanks.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department took to ensure that any action taken by RAF aircraft in the English Channel did not contravene the United Nations Convention...

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation process he has put in place for the chair of the people committee’s review into his Department’s progress implementing the...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Home Office has reimbursed his Department for the use of RAF aircraft over the English Channel.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Redundancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to support people who have been made redundant as a result of the covid-19 outbreak to (a) access training...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to improve the (a) recruitment and (b) progression of its BAME staff.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the ethnic breakdown is of her Department’s workforce at each civil service grade.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the Government's policy to extend the £20 monthly uplift to universal credit beyond Spring 2021.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the Kickstart scheme to allow smaller businesses to take on fewer than 30...

      First Aid: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to strengthen the provisions protecting mental health within existing...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Personnel Management

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

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for universal credit made by people aged under 25 in (a) March, (b) April, (c) May, (d) June and (e) July are still...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the Government has set the minimum level of Kickstart Scheme roles at 30 per company.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Parliamentary constituencies do not contain any open JobCentre Plus sites.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to reference to the Child Maintenance Service standard practice of making reassessments when there is a 25 per cent reduction...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on the National Strategy for Disabled People.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that claimants suffering from long-term effects of covid-19 can access appropriate welfare support.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has published for employers to support employees suffering from the long-term effects of covid-19.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of the UK Fishing Quota that is used by companies headquartered (a) in...

    • Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total area of farmland is in (a) England and (b) the UK; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of that...

      Fisheries: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of hours spent by supertrawlers in protected areas of UK waters in each of...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure enforcement of the Live transport: welfare regulations to prevent...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is Government policy to bring forward legislative proposals on animal sentience; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Personnel Management

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

      Cane Sugar: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the (a) decision to include a 260,000...

      Plastics: Pollution

      What steps he is taking to tackle plastic pollution.

      Question

      What assessment the Government has made of the potential role of hydrogen technology in improving air quality.

      Arable Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on requiring farmers to protect land for wildlife at the edge of fields under cultivation.

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that British firms do not have to repeat animal tests on products already in use in the UK following the...

      Water Industry National Environment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for approving projects classed as amber within the Water Industry National Environment Programme.

      Hen Harriers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made with its hen harrier recovery programme.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to end the export of plastic waste.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to implement the recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change on the UK’s planned...

      Hen Harriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hen harriers there have been in England in each of the last 10 years.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph A3 of the Tier 2 of the Points Based System – Policy Guidance, for what reasons care workers have not been...

    • Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unexplained wealth orders have been sought in each financial year since 2014.

      Barbecues: Moorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of moorland fires caused by BBQs from May to August 2020.

      Home Office: Personnel Management

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

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will (a) make an assessment of the validity of September 2020 research on knives from De Montfort University and (b) bring forward...

      Crimes of Violence: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violent crime have been recorded in (a) London, (b) Bexley Borough and (c) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency in...

      Police: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department will take to improve levels of confidence in safety among police officers.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department made in 2016 of the procurement of light surveillance aircraft for the UK border force; and if she will make...

      Domestic Abuse: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 July 2020 to Question 55645 on Domestic Abuse: Victims, when the Government plan to their findings into changes...

      Wildlife: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) units and (b) kilograms of live animals and birds were seized in the UK in the first two quarters of 2020.

      Ivory: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) units and (b) kilograms of ivory and items containing ivory were seized in the UK in the first two quarters of 2020.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether immigrants entering the UK via crossing the English Channel illegally are being tested for covid-19 upon arrival.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2020 to Question 64881 on Refugees, what progress she has made on recommencing (a) refugee resettlement...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that immigrants who cross the English Channel illegally return safely to their home countries.

      Passports: Courier Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports issued by HM Passport Office have failed to be successfully delivered by courier since the 23 March 2020.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the repeal of section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, as provided for by the Immigration Act 2016, has not yet...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities were contacted in advance of the latest allocation of asylum seekers to initial accommodation.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to provide safe and legal routes of entry to the UK for asylum seekers in order to prevent the risk of exploitation...

      Asylum

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

      Asylum: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to make it harder for migrants who are in the UK illegally to make an...

      Asylum: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has published for companies contracted by her Department to provide housing for asylum seekers on the (a)...

  • Scotland Office

    • Hydrogen: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the role that Scotland can play in the UK's hydrogen strategy; and what discussions he has had with the Secretary of...

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

    • Cabinet Office: Personnel Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in his Department's human resources section in April 2020.

    • Civil Service: Modernisation and Reform

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the McKinsey consultancy report on Civil Service Modernisation and Reform will be completed.

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) full time equivalent posts there were and (b) part-time staff were employed in the Racial...

      Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff in his Department have equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

      Public Sector: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will publish a full register of the algorithms currently being used in the provision of public services throughout Government by each...

      Government Departments: Access

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an automated traffic light system to control the number of people entering and...

      Committee On the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when did the Advisory Military Sub Committee last meet.

      Delivery Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to (a) recognise and (b) reward delivery drivers who transported essential items across the UK during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from (a) coronary heart disease, (b) stroke, (c) prostate cancer, (d) breast cancer and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what meetings he has held with human rights organisations based in Northern Ireland to discuss the UK's exit from the EU and the Northern...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department spent on unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

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

  • Treasury

    • Fuel Oil: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what quantity of diesel has been subsidised through his heavy mineral oil excise duty reclamation scheme H049.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 26 June 2020 from the hon. Member for North Durham on his constituent.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to support the recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change on the UK’s intended Nationally Determined...

      Fiscal Policy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his fiscal policy of the May 2020 OECD report entitled Tax and Fiscal Policy in response to the...

      Job Retention Bonus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether companies that have (a) made compulsory redundancies and (b)re-hired workers on new terms and conditions will be eligible to receive payments under...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals were qualified as customs intermediaries in the UK in (a) July and (b) August 2020.

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that cash is always an accepted as a means of payment.

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2020 to Question 76028, what the evidential basis was for the estimated increase in revenue from the Digital Services Tax...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September to Question 81494 on Pensions, on what date he is planning for that change to take effect.

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking with international counterparts to develop a global digital taxation solution through the OECD.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that reforms to off-payroll working rules do not result in contractors being subject to role-based blanket...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the Exchequer was of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August 2020.

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons two per cent was considered the appropriate level of taxation for the Digital Services Tax.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the new zero VAT rate for female hygiene products to ensure reusable sanitary underwear is brought within the scope when it comes into...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have been investigated for (a) employees continuing to work while placed on furlough and (b) other instances of misuse of the...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any trials have taken place of the proposed Goods Vehicle Movement Service IT system.

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of changing the level of VAT payable on laptops, tablets, routers and other items important to...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Loan Charge declaration deadline from the end of September 2020 to the end of January 2021 to provide time for delays due to the...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many eating establishments registered for the Eat out to Help out Scheme in Northern Ireland, by constituency.

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the five largest recipients from the Eat Out to Help Out scheme are.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date HMRC plans to reinstate its fraud hotline.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate the Government has made of the number of spectators that will return to sporting events as covid-19 lockdown...

    • Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to issue guidance for non-league football clubs in the National League and National Leagues North and South on...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on safety of allowing fans to return to watch non-league football clubs...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on non-league football clubs.

      British Telecom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what communications his Department has had with BT on potential takeover bids; and what assessment has been made of the...

      Exhibitions: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the ongoing legacy of the Great Exhibition of the North.

      Arts: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support will be offered to self-employed people in the arts after the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme closes.

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure that funding from the Culture Recovery Fund reaches self-employed workers in the arts sector.

      Performing Arts: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to allocate a proportion of the £1.57 billion funding for cultural, arts and heritage...

      Film: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure that the British Film Institute fulfils its responsibilities to support the Scottish film sector.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Personnel Management

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

    • Manufacturing Industries: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Government's proposed tariff structure on economic recovery for UK manufacturers...

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of EU regulations on the import of palm oil on reducing deforestation; and whether the...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many UK firms (a) exported to, (b) imported from and (c) exported to and imported from the EU in the 2019-20 financial year.

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UK's potential membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, what...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Personnel Management

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

    • Parking: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has identified sites for proposed lorry parks that he is seeking planning permission for under...

      Parking: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Town and Country Planning (Border Facilities and Infrastructure) (EU Exit) (England) Special...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the UK’s broadband speed ranking.

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the outcome of their consultation on the Online Harms White Paper which closed in July 2019.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with universities regarding accommodating the demand for places on courses following the withdrawal of A-level results based on...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to (1) identify the 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income committed to spending on aid within the merged accounts of the Department for...

    • Maira Shahbaz

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the ruling of Lahore High Court on the legality of the marriage and religious conversion of...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in relation to the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy; whom they have consulted as part of...

      Maira Shahbaz

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the ruling of Lahore High Court on 4 August, which decided in favour of a man accused of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of smartphones currently in circulation in the UK which are fully functional with (1) the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application, and (2) the...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic in England, when two households join to form an extended household, that extended...

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the research published on 19 May by NHS England which found that higher blood glucose levels and obesity increased the risk of poor outcomes from...

      McKinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when McKinsey were contracted to review the NHS Test and Trace system; how they approached that company about undertaking that review; and which criteria they used...

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