Written answers

Monday, 14 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the maritime sector on the level of funding required to decarbonise maritime.

    • Engines: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the contribution to carbon emissions of non-road mobile machinery (NRMM); and whether the Government has plans to...

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to the maritime sector as part of the economic recovery from covid-19.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to decarbonise the maritime sector as part of meeting the net zero target by 2050.

      Roads: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Government agency or agencies will be responsible for (a) checking lorry paperwork, (b) issuing fines and (c) impounding non-compliant lorries...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to introduce covid-19 testing for departures and arrivals at airports.

      Aviation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Government's financial support for the aviation sector.

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the competitiveness of passenger airlines within the aviation sector.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he issued a ministerial direction in relation to the temporary closure of the Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple railway line.

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to bring forward plans for hydrogen trains.

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to bring forward plans for a hydrogen hub.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to bring forward plans for a nationwide hydrogen refuelling network.

  • Treasury

    • Hospices: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will plans to announce a final consequential funding figure for hospices in Scotland in respect of the £200 million allocated to hospices in...

    • Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that the coach travel sector is treated as part of the leisure sector and able to access support available to leisure...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received from (a) British Airways and (b) International Airlines Group on the Government's support for the aviation...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's financial support for the aviation industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he made an assessment of the potential merits of different scheme designs when he made an assessment of the potential merits of ending the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of furlough agreements that purport to oblige employees (a) to pay back the contributions...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates he met and with which business representatives he discussed the design and closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and what the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he undertook a regional impact assessment of the (a) implementation and (b) closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Equality Impact Assessments were undertaken on the (a) design of and (b) the conclusion of the Job Retention Scheme.

      Social Security Benefits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in Northern Ireland have been affected by the loss of the child element of child tax credit and universal credit for a third or later...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to monitor the lending practices of banks.

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with mortgage providers on preventing the repossession of family homes of small business owners whose business has...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support travel agents during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Global Challenges Research Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to maintain the current level of Global Challenges funding.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of each Post Office branch type were temporarily closed in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and...

      Night-time Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) nightclubs and (b) other parts of the night-time economy which still...

      Small Businesses: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential benefits to SMEs of creating unfair competition legislation...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK's hydrogen strategy; and what steps he is taking to...

      Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the Internal Market White Paper since its publication.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the coach industry was ineligible for support from the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund; and...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing support to businesses that have received state aid...

      Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of companies in receipt of a coronavirus large business interruption loan...

      WH Smith: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of WHSmith stores with in-store post offices; and what assessment he has made...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 76792 on Oneweb: Investment, what assessment his Department has...

      Coronavirus: Research

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

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research into understanding the biological mechanisms of long-term...

      Horizon 2020

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

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research into the efficacy of a covid-19 vaccine in (a) older people and...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for the introduction of the Government's proposed Home Upgrade Grants.

      Post Office Horizon IT System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2020 to Question 71096 on Post Office Horizon IT System Independent Review, whether...

      Future UK Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Regime Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the terms of reference for the review of policy on the future UK offshore oil and gas licensing regime.

      Hydrogen Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish future meeting dates of the Hydrogen Advisory Council.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to promote the UK's hydrogen sector at COP26.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK's hydrogen strategy; and what steps he is taking...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to promote the UK's hydrogen sector at COP26.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of trials that are testing the safety of using hydrogen for domestic heat.

      Hydrogen Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the dates on which the Hydrogen Advisory Council is planned to meet.

      Future UK Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Regime Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Oil and Gas Authority's mandate to Maximise Economic Recovery of oil and gas will be within scope of the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a fuel poverty debt relief programme...

      Social Rented Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for the introduction of the Government's proposed social housing decarbonisation programme.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been (a) administered in person and (b) posted out to care homes in Hull; and how many of those tests posted...

    • Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has on covid-19 testing for NHS mental health staff; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the study published by Imperial College London on 24 April 2020, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the inclusion of community pharmacies in the rollout of antibody testing; and if he will make...

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the unrestricted travel into the UK in (a) April and (b) May 2020 on the...

      McKinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his office was involved in the negotiation of the contract with McKinsey for reviewing the NHS test and trace governance structures.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the NHS is not using SureScreen CoVid-19 rapid antibody tests.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate the Government has made of the level of risk of incorrect negative covid-19 test results due to ineffective...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific advice provided on the covid-19 lockdown relaxations announced on 9 July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific advice formed the evidential basis for the lifting of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions announced on 9 July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many physical checks have been made to assess the level of compliance with the requirement under the test and trace scheme to self...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 July 2020, Official Report, column 1865, on Coronavirus Response, what (a) data processors, (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations contained in the report published by Public Health England on 12 February 2020 entitled...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that covid-19 home antibody tests (a) are safe to use and (b) provide accurate results.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on implementing the recommendations set out in Chapter 2 of its Childhood Obesity Plan since the...

      Public Health: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to communicate the importance of a healthy and balanced diet to the general public.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing free prescriptions for women who use hormone replacement therapy to...

      Methadone: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2020 to Question 61461 and the Answer of 18 August to Question 74489 on Methadone: Prescriptions, what...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Nusinersen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NICE plans to undertake its review of evidence on the potential benefits of Spinraza for Type III spinal muscular atrophy patients...

      AstraZeneca: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what price the NHS will pay AstraZeneca for AZD1222, developed by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, working with the Oxford...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is planning to launch a mass vaccination programme in winter 2020 in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many unlicensed cannabis-based products have been prescribed on an NHS prescription, dispensed in the community in England and...

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure a reliable supply of sertraline after the transition period.

      Batten Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make enzyme replacement therapy accessible outside of London for patients suffering from Batten Disease.

      Trikafta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making the drug known as Trikafta or Kaftrio available to people with Cystic...

      Pharmacy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to ensure that independent pharmacists are able to obtain essential medicine at fair and reasonable prices.

      Contact Tracing: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the availability of covid-19 testing in Northern Ireland and (b) rectify flaws in the test and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will answer the letter of 23rd June 2020 from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and Venous Disease on the effect of...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access on patient access to new...

      Influenza: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure that influenza vaccinations are adequately distributed to the adult social care...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish local data on the number of people requesting covid-19 tests using the Government portal who are told that none is...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent meetings he has had with the Joint Biosecurity Centre to discuss the threat level from covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been delivered by couriers; and how much has been paid to couriers for those deliveries, in each month since...

      Medical Treatments: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how NICE is reprioritising technology appraisals that were delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the location is of each laboratory engaged in processing tests for covid-19; and how many tests were processed at each of those...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many completed home testing kits for covid-19 were (a) collected at the individual's home by courier and (b) delivered to the nearest...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) financial, (b) emotional and (c) medical implications for couples experiencing...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of laboratory capacity to process covid-19 tests in (a) the Sheffield City Region and (b) England.

      Coronavirus: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability of covid-19 tests for (b) average distance travelled to receive a covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in which local authorities the Your COVID Recovery programme is currently available; and if he will provide a timetable for the launch of...

      Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much laboratory testing capacity in industry he has secured for covid-19 testing.

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NICE plans to publish a timetable for technology appraisals delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and whether NICE plans to...

      Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what laboratory capacity in universities and colleges he has secured for covid-19 testing.

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NICE is taking to (a) value the benefits of medicines through the introduction of modifiers into their decision making...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 57346 on Cannabis: Medical Treatments, what progress the Government has made on...

      Health: Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department applies to determine what goods qualify as essential health products.

      Batten Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is no delay to the diagnosis of Batten Disease as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NICE on the lessons that can be learned from its agility during the covid-19 outbreak in order to enable...

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address the backlog of screening for diabetes following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that care homes have access to adequate supplies of PPE.

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to introduce regular covid-19 testing for asymptomatic domiciliary care workers.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is for care home staff to access the covid-19 anti-body tests which were due to be rolled out in England from the end of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from UK members of the Body Politic Covid-19 Support Group of 29 March 2020 on support...

      Care Quality Commission: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the testing of Care Quality Commission inspectors who do not show symptoms of covid-19 and who visit...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to recruit more nurses in the NHS.

      Hospitals: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) chaplains and (b) other spiritual and religious workers working in hospitals and...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) level of use of short-acting beta agonist (SABA) blue...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that measures introduced under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations are...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will make it his policy to increase funding for local authorities to allow for a pay rise for local authority funded care...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether people with dementia have been disproportionately affected by the covid-19 outbreak; and if he...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make an assessment of the occupancy levels in CQC-regulated care homes.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date he will publish the Social Care Taskforce plan for supporting the social care sector through coronavirus.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many members of staff in NHS England have equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

      Pharmacy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he make it his policy to raise pharmacy staff wages in line with pay rises for other public sector workers.

      Supported Housing: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate visits to supported living facilities for disabled people in a covid-19-secure way.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it was Government policy to link the increase in social care funding allocated to local councils during the covid-19 outbreak to...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when covid-19 restrictions will be lifted allowing partners to attend maternity appointments and scans.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the frequency of his weekly review of lockdown measures across England.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Personnel Management

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

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of clinical trials involving 13 to 24 year olds with cancer that have been disrupted or abandoned...

      Clinical Trials: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of clinical trials involving 13-24 year olds with cancer which have been disrupted or abandoned...

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of clinical trials involving 13 to 24 year olds with cancer that have been disrupted or abandoned...

      Clinical Trials: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) the covid-19 outbreak and (b) resultant (i) funding reductions and (ii) other factors on...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) undertake and (b) commission research into the longer-term effect of the covid-19 lockdown on people's mental health.

      Screening: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of waiting times and access to phlebotomy services in the London Borough of Redbridge.

      Health Services: Redbridge

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

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to update NHS guidance on allowing non-essential visitors to NHS facilities as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, what assessment the Government makes when procuring (a)...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance the NHS issues to people with settled status on providing documentary evidence to prove that they are entitled to free NHS...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department does not collect data on how many migrants have received bills for healthcare treatment in error during...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether regulation 32(2)c of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 applies to procuring vendors in making preparations for a second wave...

      Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the mental health of former armed forces personnel.

      Coronavirus: Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of whether the maximum number of people that can attend a funeral can be increased safely during the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to review Government covid-19 guidance applying to non-cohabiting couples in multiple-occupancy...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is providing to people with mental health conditions as an alternative to medically prescribed drugs.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to reform the Mental Health Act 1989 during the 2019 Parliament; and whether children's mental health needs...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that (a) young people and (b) adults with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder can access...

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of male suicides in each of the last three years.

      Menorrhagia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that women with heavy menstrual bleeding receive a timely diagnosis (a) as covid-19 restrictions are eased...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that charitable organisations providing (a) mental health, (b) learning disability and (c)...

      Plastic Surgery: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plan the Government has to introduce a mandated standard of education and training for people who practise in the aesthetics sector.

  • Attorney General

    • International Law

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 8 September 2020, Official Report, column 509, on how many occasions since...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Training

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

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that Btec assessments can be adapted in the event of further lockdown restrictions placed on educational settings...

    • Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the financial stability of early years providers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he is making in supporting universities to manage the increased number of places available to students for the 2020-21 academic year.

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the International Baccalaureate Organisation on using predicted grades for International Baccalaureate qualifications.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish guidance instructing schools not to include specific brands or types of face covering in their uniform policies for non-medical reasons.

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the additional teacher timetable planning required as a result of the covid-19 on the workloads of teachers.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage schools to reopen their outdoor sports facilities in the evenings and weekends for (a) their own students and (b)...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy under his Department's restructuring regime to enable (a) Buckinghamshire New University and (b) other financially...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reduced ability of schools to ventilate classrooms during winter months on the safety of (a) teachers and (b)...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of pupils taking a different form of end-of-year assessment due to the covid-19 outbreak at the...

      Foreign Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking in response to the situation of students planning to undertake a year abroad but who may be prevented from doing...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made by the Independent review into the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework; when Dame Shirley Pearce will make...

      Universities: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the British Council on the number of international students expected to enrol in UK universities during academic...

      Education: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of attainment of (a) early years, (a) primary and (c) secondary pupils in Oldham as a result of its...

      Department for Education: Training

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probate: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the closure of the Birmingham probate registry office on the processing times for probate claims.

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the average length of waiting time for applicants to receive a grant of probate (a) before and (b) after the...

      Solicitors: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many firms of solicitors hold a criminal legal aid contract as at 1 September 2020.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason a coroner's inquest is not held in circumstances where someone has been convicted in relation to the death of that individual.

      Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 78820 on Nightingale courts, how many cases have been heard at each of the active nightingale...

      Human Trafficking and Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of human trafficking and modern slavery offences as the principal offence; of those people how...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has taken recent steps to review sentencing policy for dangerous driving.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of re-opening recently closed Courts in order to help tackle the backlog in cases arising from the...

      Probate: Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help improve communications between (a) probate registry offices and (b) solicitors.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders convicted of human trafficking or modern slavery offences were returned to their country of origin under (a) the...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what lessons he has learnt from the implementation of his Department’s accommodation support scheme for prison leavers.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect on (a) fair treatment of staff, (b) rates of absence, (c) staff morale and (d) staff retention of the...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of covid-19 sick pay policies implemented by G4S at (a) Altcourse Prison and (b) other private prisons...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on which dates each of the Nightingale courts started trials; when those courts will be operating at full capacity; and what plans the Government has...

      Slavery: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Justice, how many (i) Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders and (ii) Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders were made by courts in each calendar year from...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Explosions: Lebanon

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church of England is providing to the church and people of Lebanon to recover and rebuild...

    • Christianity: South Sudan

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church of England is providing to the church in South Sudan following the shootings of 32...

      Churches: Theft

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England plans to take to tackle the theft of lead from churches.

      Marriage

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support marriage (a) for couples on low incomes (b) more widely.

      Ordination

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress the Church of England has been made on increasing the number of ordinands.

      Churches

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress the Church of England is making on its plans to establish 2,700 churches over the next ten years.

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church of England has made of the extent of the global persecution of Christians during...

      Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress the Church of England is making on reopening (a) churches and (b) cathedrals for (i) worship,...

      Church Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support children to return to school as covid-19 lockdown...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to support mental health during the covid-19 pandemic.

      St Margaret's Church Westminster: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what representations he has received on the continuation of Sunday services at St Margaret's, Westminster.

      Church of England: Investment

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how the Church is using its investment portfolio to encourage (a) ethical business practices and (b) a...

      Churches: Greater London

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on central London parishes of the congestion charge being...

      Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps he is taking to ensure the accuracy of guidance issue to people planning weddings to (a) protect...

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church of England has made of the extent of global persecution of Christians during the...

      Cathedrals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what support is being made available to cathedrals to tackle the financial challenges they are facing as a...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the debt levels of lower-income countries on their...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the financial effect of a fall in Gross National Income on the Official...

      Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the humanitarian situation in Gaza in relation to recent...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to continue to promote the principles that were in the Department for International Development's...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to retain the former Department for International Development's Strategic Vision for Gender...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the £2.9 billion reduction of funding for Official Development...

      Developing Countries: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to publish an action plan for meeting Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 on ending preventable...

      Developing Countries: Health Services and Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will maintain existing levels of funding for (a) child, new-born and maternal health...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

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

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of health workers in developing countries whose training to respond to...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the budget was for the Department for International Development's Afghanistan programmes in 2020-21; and how...

      India and Pakistan: Locusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department has provided within the last six months to (a) Pakistan and (b) India to tackle locust...

      Eastern Europe and South America: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many of his staff are dedicated to working on human rights issues in (a) eastern Europe (b) South America.

      USA: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to support UK citizens working in the US during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on national security legislation in Hong Kong; and...

      International Decade for People of African Descent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 4 July 2019 to Question 270326 on the International Decade for People of African...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the national security law on the people of Hong Kong.

      China: International Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of Chinese Communist Party officials holding senior...

      Taiwan: World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to build support to help Taiwan gain observer status on the World Health Organisation in...

      National Security: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government will take against UK-headquartered companies who assist the Chinese authorities in...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Chinese authorities on reports of the mass...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of consular assistance for UK citizens seeking to return...

      Foreign Students: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of classifying travel to study abroad as essential travel for...

      Kenya: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the relationship is between his Department’s counter-terrorism partner ARCTIC and the Kenyan...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when his Department will publish its planned spending distribution for UK Official Development Assistance.

      Mozambique: Politics and Government

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

      Mozambique: Security

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

      Côte d'Ivoire: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help reduce violence committed against civilians in the Ivory Coast as a...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for which (a) Nigerian Government officials and (b) civil society...

      Alassane Ouattara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that the President of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Mastiff, (b) Ridgeback, (c) Wolfhound, (d) Foxhound, (e) Warthog and (f) Jackalof protected mobility vehicles have been procured to date.

    • HMS Severn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was to the public purse of the recommissioning of HMS Severn.

      Defence: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has held discussions with his counterparts in other governments on the potential merits of accelerating transnational defence programmes, as...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September to Question 84972, whether the UK possessed good existing radar coverage in the area; and for what reasons his...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to make her Department's dedicated phone line for prison leavers a permanent programme after the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Life Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the £60,000 life assurance payment for NHS and social care covid-19 victims is disregarded for means-tested benefits.

      Question

      What steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to (a) tackle unemployment and (b) promote job retention in the tourism and hospitality sector.

      Child Maintenance Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints were received about the website of the Child Maintenance Service in (a) 2017 and (b) 2019.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government will take protect shielding workers returning to the workplace.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish further guidance on the kickstart scheme to clarify recommendations on the skills development element expected of...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a health and safety committee will be formed for the Benton Park site, where a request has been made under Regulation 9 of the Safety...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of universal credit benefit caps on people who are in receipt of statutory sick pay.

      Child Maintenance Service: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of running the Child Maintenance Service was in (a) 2017 and (b) 2019.

      Question

      What steps she is taking to encourage SMEs to participate in the Kickstart scheme.

      Universal Credit: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of (a) Macmillan Cancer Support and (b) other similar charities on the potential...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the level of the cap on the carer's allowance income threshold to help...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department is providing to help disabled people in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Kidsgrove find and stay in work during the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the Animal and Plant Health Agency maps of the Edge area.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish Professor Malcolm Bennett’s badger roadkill study of the Edge area.

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he has issued to food manufacturers on food packaging labelling requirements from 1 Jan 2021 for items (a)...

      Wines: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 26 June 2020 to Question 60861 and of 9 June 2020 to Question 54850 on Wine: Imports, which...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the import of hunting trophies.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the request made to his Department by the PCS union under Regulation...

  • Home Office

    • Biometric Residence Permits: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that NHS staff who received free one year visa extensions have their applications processed and their...

    • Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the performance of UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was between an application for asylum being rejected and the asylum seeker being deported in each of the last...

      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, for what...

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers have arrived in the UK by sea, by individual country, from those countries not included in the Government’s travel...

      Borders: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to stop illegal entry to the UK across its border with the Republic of Ireland.

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers in total have arrived in the UK by air from countries not included on the list of covid-19 travel corridors since 3 July...

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers in total have arrived in the UK by air from each country not included on the list of covid-19 travel corridors since 3...

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers have arrived in the UK by rail from countries not included on the list of covid-19 travel corridors since 3 July 2020.

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers have arrived in the UK by rail from each country not included on the list of covid-19 travel corridors since 3 July 2020.

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers have arrived in the UK by rail from each country not included on the list of covid-19 travel corridors since 3 July 2020.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people renting homes in the private rented sector who are in more than six...

    • Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many changes of building use to residential under permitted development rights complied with minimum space...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have requested permission to undertake article 4 direction to restrict the scope of...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when a covid-19 risk assessment was undertaken for his Department's office on Marsham Street; who carried out that...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the request made to his Department by the PCS union under...

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

    • Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people received honours in each constituency between August 2016 and August 2020.

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to introduce a framework of compensation for the (a) victims and (b) families of the...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether visa-free travel for UK owners of second homes in the EU is an objective in negotiations on the future...

      Brexit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Operation Yellowhammer Reasonable Worst Case...

      Hull and Goole Port Health Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the locations are of the new Border Control Posts for the Hull and Goole Port Health Authority; whether...

      Coronavirus: Disinformation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the covid-19 fake news unit has made; and what criteria he is using to evaluate the performance of that unit.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 45240, when he plans to publish the responses to his Department's consultation on same-sex...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the re-assessment of exports of riot control equipment to the US conducted by her Department in June 2020, which minister...

    • World Trade Organisation: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many hours of staff time at each grade were involved in (a) scripting, filming and editing and (b) distributing her Department's...

      Department for International Trade: Thomas Tucker

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 78562, what is the (a) primary trading address and (b) company registration number of...

      Department for International Trade: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the (a) locations and (b) names of the hotels where her Department incurred expenditure of £2,129.84 and...

      Department for International Trade: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the (a) number and (b) grades of staff in her Department who have been issued with electronic purchasing cards.

      Department for International Trade: Worzals Farm Shop

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department's transparency data on DIT Ministers' meetings: January to March 2020, if she will publish details of the...

      Dual Use Goods and Technologies: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how long on average it takes her Department to respond to an application for an export licence for a dual use product in cases where that...

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support exports from the maritime sector.

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans her Department has to support the maritime sector as part of the economic recovery from covid-19.

      Tourism: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was of advertising space for the GREAT campaign at UK international airports during (a) February, (b)...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 July 2020, HCWS339 on Trade Update, whether the 15 July 2020 air-strike on houses in al-Hazm,...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on what date she instructed her Department to (a) initiate a reassessment of exports of riot control equipment to the US and (b) suspend the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase accessibility to sign language coverage on television.

    • Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many SME businesses have taken up the Government's Cyber Essentials scheme.

      Arm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) ARM Holdings Ltd and (b) Nvidia on the proposed purchase of ARM Holdings Ltd;...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his 5 July 2020 press release, when the Government plans to finalise its guidance on a phased return of the...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional funding his Department plans to make available to sports clubs to carry out additional cleaning of sports...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the effect of changes...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 August 2020 to Question 75281 on Social Security Benefits, what plans the Government has for the...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the continued allocation of funding to...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Blackburn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bethell on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 2475–98), whether they will now answer the question put by Lord Alton of Liverpool...

    • Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what format data on the number of patients who have been admitted to the NHS Nightingale Hospitals is held.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections during the winter.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what cross-Government planning is taking place in preparation for a potential second wave of COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the warning from the director-general of the World Health Organisation that the “worst” of the COVID-19 pandemic...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have put in place to ensure that there will be sufficient influenza vaccine available from the start of the influenza season to vaccinate the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maximise the take up of the influenza vaccine this year.

      Social Services: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the suspension of all casework by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman between 26 March and 29 June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what steps...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the uptake of the influenza vaccination programme this autumn; and what measures they intend to take to promote uptake.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Anna Campbell

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they received a request from the family and friends for the repatriation of the body of Anna Campbell, who was killed near Afrin in Syria...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with the government of Israel to provide protection to Palestinian farmers in the West Bank from attacks by Israeli settlers.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Israel about Yanun and other Palestinian villages in the West Bank whose land is...

      Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid and Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the cases of Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah and Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid with the government of Bahrain; and which individuals and...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office staff based in central London were working from their office desks on 2 September.

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement made by the Saudi Arabia Human Rights Commission on 27 August that the public prosecutor has referred the death...

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request by the Libyan Investment Authority to the UN to access frozen assets, including assets frozen in London; and what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Golden Jubilee Medals, issued in 2003, were awarded to (1) the Reserve Forces, and (2) the Merchant Navy Reserve.

    • Military Bases: Air Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to recognise the strategic role of the RAF Regiment in defending RAF airfields and bases in the UK and abroad as part of the Integrated Review...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 6 August (HL7356), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many serving members of the...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Afghan interpreters, and (2) family members of Afghan interpreters, have been cleared for relocation to the UK but are awaiting transfer; how...

      A400M Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many A400M aircraft are currently on order.

      A400M Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many A400M aircraft they have obtained for current service.

      A400M Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they provided in total monies for the A400M project.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) how couples living in the same household in receipt of social security benefits intended for children share their income, and...

    • Universal Credit: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why (1) payments from the Armed Forces Pension Scheme, and (2) War Pension payments to cover the costs of injuries arising from service, are treated as income...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made to assist the children of those illegal immigrants crossing the English Channel who have been separated from their parents.

    • Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to resume the resettlement scheme for refugees.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 August (HL7163), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, when the report by the...

      Social Distancing: Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of tactics used to police large gatherings of people who are not adhering to COVID-19 preventative measures.

      Extradition: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens are held in custody in the UK awaiting the outcome of hearings on extradition to the United States.

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the maximum length of continuous visa-free stay for EU citizens in the UK will be from 1 January 2021; how soon after the end of any such visa-free stay...

  • Treasury

    • NHS: Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the review into the application of VAT as applied to the NHS.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) under what circumstances, applications made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme between 1 August and 31 August were (a)...

      VAT: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they took and when to address concerns raised by Richard Allen and others that Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) was being used for a purpose for...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the zero rating for personal protection equipment to include air purification systems and other equipment used by the dentistry...

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