Written answers

Monday, 21 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the ability of ferry companies to resume their services of increasing the number of people...

    • Parking: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the construction timeframe for the new lorry parks set to be built in 29 council areas across the UK as part...

      Ports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the financial security of ports that offer passenger services of the Government’s strategy of using...

      Northern Transport Acceleration Council: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether members of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council have been appointed; on what basis those appointments will be made; and if he will...

      Eurostar: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential financial effect of the withdrawal of Eurostar services from (a) Ebbsfleet International and (b) Ashford...

      Railway Stations: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have (a) departed from and (b) arrived in the UK at (i) Ebbsfleet International and (ii) Ashford International in each of the last...

      Railways: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on levels of job...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether rail operators plan to extend railcards due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what e-scooter trials are (a) operational and (b) in the planning phase.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to increase capacity for (a) practical and (b) theory driving tests throughout the UK to tackle backlogs accrued as...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 81866 on on Driving Tests: Coronavirus, what evidence was used to inform the decision not lay...

      Cars: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in relation to the Government's covid-19 guidance on private hire cars, for what reason the wearing of face coverings is not mandatory in those...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of the DVLA workforce are currently (a) working at DVLA premises and (b) processing driving licences.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September to Question 77508 on Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties, how many paper driving licence applications were waiting to...

      Eurostar: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of Eurostar on the restoration of Eurostar services at (a) Ebbsfleet International...

      Active Travel England and National Cycling and Walking Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for establishing Active Travel England; what powers that inspectorate will have; what the appointment process is for the...

      Tourism: Caerphilly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on ensuring that residents of Caerphilly Borough are able to claim refunds on holidays they are...

      Aviation: Sweden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's guidance on travel corridors during the covid-19 outbreak, what plans he has to include Sweden on that list.

      Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June to Question 62617, if he will provide a list of the (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory public inquiries currently...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s guidance entitled Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, updated on 10 September...

    • Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding available to further education colleges to provide remote learning and learning packages...

      Extended Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools provided wrap around care in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020; and what funding is available for the provision of wrap around care.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils are eligible for free school meals in (a) Vauxhall constituency, (b) Greater London and (c) England.

      Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the Vulnerable children fund has been allocated to organisations to date; and how much each organisation has received.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the additional funding allocated to primary and secondary aged pupils also applies to special and alternative provision providers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether officials in his Department sought a Ministerial Direction in relation to any aspect of the Internal Market Bill.

    • Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulations to protect online platform workers using...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will publish the findings of the 2016 security review into overseas nuclear investment.

      Aerospace Industry and Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the continued expansion of the Local Energy Programme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2020 to Question 85040 on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, what the piece of...

      National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what types of company he plans on including within the scope of the proposed national security and investment Bill.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 84242 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, if he will list those six...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports citing delays in banks processing awards under the Bounce Back...

      Dismissal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to ensure that no employee is dismissed from their job as a result of experiencing long...

      Mothers and Pregnancy: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) pregnant women and (b) mothers are not disproportionately affected by...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that invoices from small and medium businesses are paid on time by (a)...

      Citizens Advice: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, of the £15m allocated for Citizens Advice to respond to the covid-19 outbreak, how much has been (a) allocated to...

  • Attorney General

    • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

      To ask the Attorney General, whether officials in his Department sought a Ministerial Direction in relation to any aspect of the Internal Market Bill.

    • Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many sentences imposed for causing death by dangerous driving his Department has considered under the unduly lenient sentence scheme in each of the last two...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Erith and Thamesmead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps people in Erith and Thamesmead constituency should take in the event that they have covid-19 symptoms but are unable to access...

    • Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to use (a) universities, (b) businesses and (c) other private laboratories to increase covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for St Albans of 15 September 2020, Official Report, column 199, if he will publish...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the covid-19 test sensitivity rate is for each of the Lighthouse Laboratories under pillar 2; and what standard sensitivity rate has...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) value and (b) cost is of the contracts to run the Lighthouse Laboratories; and what the planned duration is of those contracts.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish weekly updates on the implementation of the programme of weekly covid-19 testing for care home workers with data on...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 tests in care homes sent for analysis have not had a result reported to the care home provider.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of workers in care homes received a weekly covid-19 test in each week of (a) July and (b) August 2020; and if he will...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests as part of the programme of weekly covid-19 testing for care home workers (a) were carried out and (b) provided an...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the average cost of a covid-19 test when using (a) commercial partner and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average distance travelled by people to access a covid-19 test has been in each week since 3 August 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the covid-19 test booking system's algorithm is effective in allocating people a test close to...

      Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of contracts awarded to Randox Laboratories for the delivery of covid-19 testing since 1 March 2020.

      Coronavirus: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the daily testing capacity of covid-19 testing sites in Rotherham was in the week commencing 7 September 2020; and how many tests...

      Coronavirus: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,where the new covid-19 laboratory planned for Newcastle will be located; and who is providing that laboratory.

      Coronavirus: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support Staffordshire County Council to tackle the rapid rise in demand for local testing for covid-19 in...

      Leukaemia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the early diagnosis of leukaemia and the outcomes for...

      Coronavirus: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure NHS and social care staff in Suffolk receive same day testing for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure key workers in Suffolk receive same day testing for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support Suffolk County Council to increase covid-19 testing capacity in Suffolk.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who tested positive for covid-19 and were asked to provide details of close contacts by email were...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who tested positive for covid-19 and were asked to provide details of close contacts by telephone...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who tested positive for covid-19 cases were asked to provide details of close contacts via (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether private contracts between the NHS and providers of covid-19 tests permit the moving of supply of covid-19 tests to areas of the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the viability of moving the supply of covid-19 tests to areas of the UK with unmet demand.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to produce guidance for (a) GPs and (b) other health professionals on the long term health effects of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made on the adequacy of covid-19 testing available to NHS and care workers.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care home staff were tested for covid-19 in each Greater Manchester local authority area in each week since 1 July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out on each day in September 2020 in the Hove constituency.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to universities in areas where there is no campus or local walk in covid-19 testing centres.

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) men aged 16 to 30 years and (b) people from black, Asian or minority ethnic...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the closure of a covid-19 testing centre is communicated to people travelling to attend a...

      Coronavirus: Congleton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the distance people in Congleton constituency have to travel to a covid-19 testing centre.

      Coronavirus: Congleton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 tests for people in Congleton constituency.

      Coronavirus: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the capacity of (a) drive-in covid-19 testing centres, (b) school testing and (c) other testing...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance is being provided to Resilience Forums on public communications on what to do in the event that an individual has covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests were carried out via (a) home-testing kits and (b) walk-in or drive-through testing centres in each week from 3...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 testing kits completed at walk-in or drive-through testing centres in each week from 3 August to 13 September...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 home testing kits distributed to the public in each week from 3 August to 13 September 2020 were (a) not...

      Coronavirus: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out in the borough of Barnet in the last six weeks.

      Health Professions: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 testing for health professionals in the West Midlands.

      Coronavirus: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 testing in Sutton Coldfield constituency.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will add the activities of non-profit music organisations to the list of exemptions to the rule of six restriction on socialising.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter of 24 March 2020 from NHS England and NHS Improvement entitled COVID-19: Partnership working with the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people attending the Regional Testing Site at Birmingham International Airport are required to present a QR code in order to be...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of domiciliary care workers on minimising the risk of infection from covid-19 for (a)...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of risk to disabled people of infection with covid-19 from domiciliary care workers who visit...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure domiciliary care workers are regularly tested for covid-19.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS funding spend on cancer is currently spent on prostate cancer.

      Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time in each (a) clinical commissioning group and (b) region was for lung cancer patients for (i) chemotherapy...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons Government contracts for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) were awarded to companies with (a) no...

      Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to review the referral pathway to allow CA125 blood tests and ultrasound tests to be done at the same time, rather than...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to provide free face masks to people in receipt of benefits.

      Skin Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference Melanoma UK's report entitled, State of the Nation: Non Melanoma Skin Cancer, published in March 2020, what steps he is...

      Protective Clothing: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 3 August 2020 to Question 59809 on Protective Clothing: Turkey, how many of the 185,000 gowns and coveralls have...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that dental surgeries have access to an adequate supply of appropriate personal protective...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017, (e)...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the average cost of disposable mask used in dentistry practises in (a) Jan 2020, (b) Feb 2020,...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking tackle the risk of stigma faced by people who are unable to wear face masks due to hidden...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the additional costs attributed to increased personal protective equipment purchases incurred by...

      Cancer: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish cancer waiting time statistics on (a) urgent two week wait referrals and (b) the 62 day wait for first treatment for...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the backlog of unmet clinical cancer need due to the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps his...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will publish the daily recovery rates for confirmed covid-19 cases.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward proposals to widen access to NHS patient transport in County Durham.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with cancer had (a) an urgent two week wait referral and (b) a 62 day wait for first treatment in each age category in...

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to review the suspension of face-to-face community rehabilitation services in England.

      Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis

      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 prostate cancer identification and diagnosis rates from March 2020...

      Tobacco: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 30 January 2020 to Question 8193 on Tobacco: Research and Question 8194 on Smoking, when the Government plans...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a national cancer recovery plan to tackle the backlog of cancer care resulting from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the proportion of people switching to e-cigarettes in (a) 2020 and (b) 2019; and if he will...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish cancer waiting time statistics for (a) urgent two week wait referrals and (b) the 62 day wait for first treatment for...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance the Government has provided to the UK tobacco manufacturing industry on the source of the pictorial health warnings that...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available to vulnerable people that require urgent dental treatment but have no access to the internet.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 27 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North on covid-19 shielding for...

      Influenza: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preparations his Department have made to procure adequate quantities of influenza vaccinations to prepare the adult social care...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs have the (a) staffing and (b) financial support they need to manage the long term effects of...

      MMR Vaccine: Coronavirus

      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 the take up of MMR vaccinations in (a) York and (b) the UK.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of GPs allowing more face-to-face appointments following the outbreak of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people in cold homes and in fuel poverty will be at higher risk from the worst effects covid-19 in winter 2020-21.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) remote and (b) telephone GP appointments on patient well-being.

      Asthma: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis was for the removal of certain categories of asthma sufferers from the list of people entitled to free flu...

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the deaths associated with covid-19 comprised people with diabetes in each of the last 12 weeks; for what reason...

      Vitamin D: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of evidence suggesting a potential link between vitamin D deficiency and susceptibility to covid-19.

      Eating Disorders: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what safeguarding measures his Department has put in place to ensure that the NHS Better Health app is not used by people with eating...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of air sanitisation and UV-C sterilisation units on reducing the spread of...

      Phenylketonuria: Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with NICE on the appraisal of Kuvan as a treatment for phenylketonuria.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department plans to allocate to the NHS to deliver the Government's new obesity strategy, announced on 27 July 2020; and...

      Phenelzine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Department is taking to (a) monitor the recent shortages of Nardil (Phenelzine) and (b) ensure that patients who require...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to include dairy-free milks for children with dairy allergies in the healthy start voucher scheme.

      Dental Services and Prescriptions: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the period for new mothers to receive (a) free prescriptions...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS is only paying a reasonable price for drugs.

      Influenza: Health and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has put in place to encourage the uptake of influenza vaccinations among the health and adult social care...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the availability of cervical screening to people who show symptoms of cervical cancer.

      Skin Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference Melanoma UK's report entitled, State of the Nation: Non Melanoma Skin Cancer, published in March 2020, if he will make it...

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to allocate funding for the replacement of radiotherapy machines in use in NHS trusts that are past the recommended...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients with pancreatic cancer receive treatment as quickly as possible.

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling people to have close social contact with a limited number of people...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support is available to freelancers in the digital, culture, media and sport sectors who have not received an income...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 76698 on Coronavirus: Screening, whom that data sharing contact is; or whether he...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of covid-19 patients who experienced symptoms for over (a) 1 month, (b) 2 months and (c) 3 months.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential therapeutics for the long term symptoms of covid-19.

      Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's new story of 7 August 2020, Update on Randox test kits, which elements of Randox covid-19 tests did...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's press release of 21 August 2020 entitled, More targeted action in local areas to curb the spread of...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to NHS Trusts on allowing partners of pregnant women to attend (a) appointments with midwives, (b) routine...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to put in place a compensation framework for people who have received contaminated blood and for their families.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the single adult household rule for covid-19 support bubbles for...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending support bubble arrangements to include all grandparents in addition to...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) key workers and (b) their employers of those workers having to reduce their hours to...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to allocate funding to deliver localised contact tracing for covid-19 to local authorities using central...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to collect data on the (a) number and (b) type of non-surgical aesthetic treatments that are being...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to empower local authorities to (a) refuse registration of people wishing to practise aesthetic...

      Luxe Lifestyle: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of Luxe Lifestyle Ltd's capacity to fulfil it contract FFP2/KN95 to provide 1.2 million...

      Health Professions: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on guidance on the wearing of personal protective equipment by...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to provide face coverings free of charge to people who cannot afford to pay for them.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the sign-off process for awarding contracts for personal protective equipment procurement.

      Vitamin D: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage the maintenance of adequate vitamin D levels to support immune response during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 August 2020 to Question 66150, what the timescale is for ensuring that all children receive vaccinations for...

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has undertaken of the validity of evidence linking time spent out of doors with improving vitamin D levels.

      Obesity: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the obesity strategy on people with eating disorders.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans in place to ensure that care home residents can be vaccinated against the flu in a timely manner.

      Obesity: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the policy paper entitled Tackling obesity: government strategy published on 27 July 2020, what assessment his...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people with severe and complex obesity by local authority in each of the last five years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of (a) people at risk and (b) health and care workers will receive a flu...

      Care Homes: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how often named GPs should make a visit to their allocated care homes.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from what date he estimates flu vaccines will be administered to patients in winter 2020-21.

      Care Homes: General Practitioners

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

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the winter flu vaccination will be ready for (a) elderly and vulnerable people who qualify for their vaccination and (b) all people...

      Visual Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who have experienced sight loss as a result of covid-19 receive adequate treatment.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 August 2020 to Question 71084, whether the independent panel on aerosol generating procedures has (a) been...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women aged under 25 were invited for cervical screening in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 August 2020 to Question 66150 on vaccination: children, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maximise the take-up of the influenza vaccine in 2020.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women aged under 25 have been invited for cervical screening in the last six months.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 77523 on Influenza: vaccination, how much additional stock has been ordered; and...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for his oral contribution of 1 September 2020, Official Report, column 29, that the backlog of cancer cases...

      Cancer: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for cancer patients in the London Borough of Redbridge.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of working with private hospitals and private health providers to reduce...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of 13 to 24 year olds with cancer who were considered clinically extremely vulnerable and advised...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on producing impact assessments on health inequalities in policy development.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of how patient (a) acquisition and (b) outcome of covid-19 infection within a hospital setting differs by (i)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 August 2020 to Question 43978, what steps his Department is taking to protect people from lower...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the prevalence is of healthcare associated infections in hospitals in England.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the scientific evidence is that underpins the decision that people with underlying respiratory conditions should be exempt from...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the backlog of hospital dental departments due to the postponement of face-to-face care during the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reduction in CO2 emissions funded by UKAid climate finance outside the UK in...

    • Corruption: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the timetable is for the scope of the Magnitsky regime to be extended to encompass corruption abuses; and if...

      Overseas Aid: Freedom of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of discrimination against religious minorities on the distribution of UK aid.

      British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will set out the (a) terms of reference and (b) progress of his review of the British Council; and if he...

      Mexico: Freedom of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of freedom of religion or belief in Mexico.

      Mexico: Protestantism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on freedom of religion or belief of the case of six...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any private hospitals in receipt of funding from his Department have made a profit during the covid-19...

      Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when (a) existing and (b) planned girls' education programmes have been paused or cancelled as a result of the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) girls’ education, (b) women’s economic empowerment, (c) the...

      Turkey: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support international sanctions against Turkey following its militarily supported...

      France: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in France on the recent evictions of refugees from camps in...

      Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of the fires in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos which...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conditions for refugees living in the Moria refugee camp on the Island of Lesbos.

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK aid reaches the most vulnerable people during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will ensure continued UK leadership, investment, and evidence-based programming across the former Department...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department will have staff dedicated to gender equality and sexual and reproductive health.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure delivery on the aims of the Strategic Vision for Gender Equality.

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evidence, analysis and conclusions reached by his Department as part...

      Government Departments: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government Wine Cellar has to increase its proportion of English wine purchases.

      Shipping: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to ensure that UK offshore sailors visiting the EU will be able to (a) stay in...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to appoint a new FCDO Special Envoy for Gender Equality.

      EU Countries: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress the Government has made on discussions to secure the expansion of visa-free travel between the UK and EU.

      Kenya: Al Shabaab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 6147 on Kenya: al Shabaab, what progress is being made on...

      Armed Conflict: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government has responded to the 9 September 2020 report of the UN Group of Eminent International and...

      Iran: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his P5+1 counterparts on the report of 4 September 2020 from the International...

      Israel: Arab States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on helping Israel develop further diplomatic ties with...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reported rise in the number of political prisoners at imminent risk of execution in Bahrain,...

      Israel and West Bank: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure religious freedom for Arab Christians in (a) Israel and (b) the West...

      Yemen: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has received reports of a court hearing in Sana’a, Yemen on 22 August 2020 in which six Baha'i's...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Amnesty International report...

      Haiti: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the government of Haiti in establishing conditions for a fair and...

      Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assistance his Department is providing to the Greek Government to help the acquisition of accommodation for...

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian authorities on the execution of Navid Afkari.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking with other Departments to protect the UK from cyber security breaches carried...

      Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reasons the call for evidence on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign...

      World Food Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much the Government has donated to the World Food Programme in response to its request for assistance to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to (a) develop an online information hub for victims and (b) improve the allocation of funding for victims services as part of...

    • Debt Collection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to introduce independent regulation of bailiffs to tackle (a) harmful and unnecessary bailiff visits and (b) bailiffs breaking the rules.

      Public Service: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Law Commission will publish its response to the consultation on reforming the offence of misconduct in public office, which opened in September...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much of the funding allocated by his Department through the survivors of sexual violence fund has been (a) allocated to and (b) received by...

      Young Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential effect on capacity in young offender institutions of proposed changes to youth sentencing before...

      Youth Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time from (a) offence to charge and (b) offence to completion in the youth courts was in each quarter since the second...

      Youth Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long the backlog in youth courts was in each quarter since the second quarter of 2015.

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of orders for repossession of a residential property under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 that...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appellants are waiting for the Tribunals Service to list their First Tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support appeal in relation to...

      Sentencing: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of short-term custodial sentences below six months in duration for children before bringing...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2020 to Question 84222 on Employment Tribunals Service: Applications, what the (a) median and (b) mean clearance...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse is to administer a First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support Appeal) in respect of personal...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of levels of (a) violence and (b) staffing between (i) public and (ii) private prisons.

      Child Trust Fund: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to remove fees for child trust funds access that may unfairly disadvantage families with children with disabilities.

  • Treasury

    • Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on protecting access to cash.

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available to self-employed workers who have to self isolate (a) once or (b) repeatedly due to themselves or a personal contact...

      Bank Cards: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential discriminatory effect on certain consumers of some retail, hospitality and other outlets only accepting...

      First Time Buyers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) mortgage rates and (b) range of mortgage products available to first-time buyers.

      UK Government Investments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2020 to Question 86572 on UK Government Investments, whether that list of declared interests is publicly available.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities, published on 8 April 2020, how...

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) obligations and (b) timescales are in place to require organisations in receipt of Research and Development tax breaks to publish the outcome of...

      Tax Avoidance: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to reduce tax avoidance in (a) Bermuda, (b) the Cayman Islands, (c) the British Virgin Islands, (d) Anguilla, (e) the Turks and...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of extending (a) VAT deferral and (b) the Time to Pay scheme for the coach industry to help ensure that no...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Railways

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the international rail transport sector.

      Child Benefit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of compensating people who were unable to claim child benefit due to delays in receiving their child's...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what modelling his Department has undertaken to understand the effect on job losses of not extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria are used to decide whether to allow an appeal for a Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant application; how many SEISS...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it Government policy that businesses which voluntarily repay furlough payments to the Government are not subject to tax on those payments;...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to make financial support available to people suffering long-term effects of covid-19 and who are unable to work as a result of their...

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on airports of the proposals he made in the Consultation on the potential approach to duty- and...

      Hospitality Industry: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a tax-break-based hospitality voucher scheme to support businesses in the UK.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 86639, whether he plans to publish a proposed taper (a) before or (b) with that consultation to...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the changes to Small Brewers’ Relief on pubs.

      Poverty: Newport West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to tackle poverty in Newport West constituency.

      Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on working tax credits received by health and social care workers of additional hours that have been...

      British Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to provide financial support to the British Council during the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will waive the repayment of the childcare element of working tax credit for working parents who lacking adequate childcare provision over summer 2020...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel last met; and how many meetings that Panel has held in the last 12 months.

    • Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 87573 on Private Rented Housing: Rents, what statistics the...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support renters served a Section 21 between 21 and 29 August who did not qualify for the...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on ending rough sleeping.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's average reply time has been for ministerial letters in each of the last five months.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding will be available through his Department's proposed Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Planning: Injunctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities seeing to obtain High Court injunctions in planning...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for proposals in Planning for the Future White Paper,...

      Planning: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Planning for the Future White Paper, published on 6 August 2020 will take account of the limitations set...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultation his Department carried out with (a) Salford city council, (b) Greater Manchester resilience forum...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that permissions under article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (Border Facilities...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish modelling undertaken by his Department on the potential effect of the proposed expansion of the...

      Land: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to analyse the extent of the use of options agreements in the English land market...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the proposed National Infrastructure Levy for...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated from the £200 million fund for the removal of ACM cladding to date.

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has carried out an impact assessment on the removal of the statutory requirement to publicise planning...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the (a) transparency and (b) integrity of the planning system.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support homeowners who cannot sell their homes due to the freeholder of their...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason he has not replied to the letter of 6 May 2020 from the Defence Select Committee on the Overseas Operations Bill; and on what date he...

    • Armed Forces: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims have been made by solicitors on the conduct of UK servicemen and servicewomen, in the last 25 years.

      Question

      When the Government plans to publish the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

      Question

      What plans he has to increase the number of people applying to join the armed forces.

      Question

      What steps his Department has taken to maintain the overall size of the armed forces since the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Question

      When his Department plans to award the contract to build the Fleet Solid Support Ships; and if he will make a statement.

      Question

      What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of defence procurement contracts to the UK economy.

      Question

      What plans his Department has to procure additional F-35 Lightnings; and if he will make a statement.

      Question

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of non-disclosure agreements used within his Department's defence programmes; and if he will make a statement.

      Question

      What recent assessment he has made of the utility of offensive cyber in countering conventional aggression.

      Greece: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the territorial dispute between Turkey and Greece in the Aegean Sea; and if he will make a...

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will delay the decision on disposal of his Departments land at Chorlton Cum Backford, Chester, until further consultation with (a) previous...

      Oman: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many additional British personnel will be stationed at the UK logistics hub in Duqm, Oman, once it has tripled in size.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Saudi Arabian pilots are training at RAF bases in the UK; and what models of aircraft they are training on.

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Royal Saudi Air Force pilots last trained to fly the Typhoon in the UK; and whether that training is ongoing.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Royal Saudi Air Force Hawk T2 pilots last conducted air-to-ground attacks at the Pembrey Sands Air Weapons Range; and what munitions they fired.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what type of of munitions have been fired at Pembrey Sands air weapons range by the current group of Royal Saudi Air Force pilots...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon pilots last undertook training in air-to-ground attacks in the UK where that training took place; and what munitions...

      Oman: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK Port Task Group is in Duqm in Oman; how many personnel that group has; and what the source is of its funding.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per flight hour is of the in-service aircraft (a) C130J, (b) C17, (c) E3 AWACS Sentry, (d) A400M, (e) P-8, (f) R1 Sentinel, (g) Rivet...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 8 September 2020 to Question 81701 on Personal Independence Payment, how many of the 18,290 people who registered to...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 8 September 2020 to Question 81701 on Personal Independence Payment, how many of the 18,290 people who registered a...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, further to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s letter of 27 May 2020 which stated that it is increasingly untenable for...

      Pension Funds: Energy and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to encourage pension scheme investment in (a) infrastructure and (b) energy provision.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that new universal credit claimants are paid on time.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff have been recruited to her Department (a) at each location and (b) in each category of work in each week since July 2020.

      Kickstart Scheme: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches in Birmingham will be assigned to the Kickstart scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness in preventing fraudulent samples being provided of the DNA testing used by the Child...

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres have closed as a result of safety concerns in relation to covid-19 since 1 August 2020; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will take steps to encourage employers to (a) recognise the condition of long covid and (b) take into account employees'...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to reduce benefit levels for people deemed by her Department to be unfit for work.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many representatives are required from a group of employers to form an application for the Kickstart scheme.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2020 to Question 905164, what new and existing data sources her Department is monitoring to understand the...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department is providing to people with covid-19 symptoms who are required to self-isolate and do not qualify for statutory...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions her Department has had with staff representatives in the Department on its recruitment programme.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications to be a representative of a group of employers from (a) the West Midlands and (b) the UK her Department has received for...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who applied for personal independence payment died within six months of making their application since April 2018.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers vaccinated against bovine TB were culled during the 2019 badger cull in Gloucestershire; and whether there...

    • UK Trade with EU: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help prepare the farming sector for the possibility of the transition period ending with the UK...

      Flowers: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on fresh flower sellers of potential tariff imposition in the event that an...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on flood defence by region in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Fish: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the European Commission’s procedure for listing the UK for fish exports into the EU requires audit of the...

      Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Lucy's Law on banning third-party puppy sales since that...

      Hen Harriers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to combat the illegal shooting of hen harriers associated with grouse shooting; and what...

      Fisheries: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of fishing by supertrawlers in Marine Protected Areas; and whether those...

      Tourist Attractions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the £14m allocated for zoos and aquariums in response to Covid-19 has been (a) allocated to and (b)...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the impact assessment that will be published alongside the second consultation on a deposit return scheme will...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the expansion of badger culls to 11 new areas of England, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ensure that badgers vaccinated against bovine TB through Government-funded badger...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether during the 2019 badger cull in Gloucestershire there was a buffer zone established around Woodchester Park to...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that businesses in the fishing industry are not adversely affected by (a) increased...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badger vaccination sites in Derbyshire will be both (a) close to new badger cull zones and (b) unable to apply for...

      Fisheries Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Fisheries Bill on (a) fisher employment levels (b) access to...

      Fisheries: Ynys Mon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to support the fishing industry in Ynys Môn constituency.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect an expansion of badger culling to Derbyshire, Leicestershire,...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons landowners who have previously utilised Government-funded badger vaccination programmes are allowed to...

      Food: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release, £16 million for food charities to provide meals for those in need, published on 8...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been subject to enforced removal since since 1 April 2020; and to what countries they have been removed.

    • Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what countries her Department has assessed it safe to return refused asylum seekers to during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has paid to (a) Serco, (b) Mears Group and (c) Clearsprings for the provision of hotel asylum accommodation since 1...

      Detention Centres: Non-governmental Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list (a) the Non-Governmental Organisations with access to Immigration Removal Centres, (b) the purpose of their access and (c)...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of effectiveness of teleconferencing interviews for asylum seekers to ensure that the (a) quality and...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many physical visits were carried out to monitor adherence to quarantine rules by arrivals into the UK in (a) July and (b) August 2020.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost to the public purse is for (a) housing of and (b) weekly payments to people who have had their asylum application...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people and (b) dependents of people who have had an application for asylum rejected are (i) housed and (ii) receive payments...

      Independent Review of Prevent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list the organisations being consulted on the terms of reference for the Independent Review of Prevent.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department will publish its response to the consultation on Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments, which...

      Motor Vehicles: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences there have been of non-compliance with section 59 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 in (a) Sussex and (b)...

      British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for British citizenship from EU citizens with Settled Status, but who did not hold Comprehensive Sickness...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon Member for East Londonderry dated 8 June 2020 regarding British National (Overseas)...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government’s review on the restrictions on asylum seekers' rights to work, initiated in December 2018, will be concluded.

      Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether funding will be made available to continue the work of Warrington Peace Foundation's victims of terrorism support service.

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

    • Ports: Personal records

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what financial provision he is making available to ensure that there is adequate (a) infrastructure and (b) staffing in place to enable exit checks to...

    • Coronavirus: Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Government covid-19 advertising spend has been allocated to (a) radio, (b) TV, (c) social...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Smart Freight system will require verification of completed customs...

      Veterans: Medals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Advisory Military Sub-Committee has been delayed in bringing forward recommendations on the case for service medals for British...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of veterans who have died from suicide in the last five...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to improve mental health support for veterans.

      Veterans: Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what systems are in place to monitor and record veteran suicide rates.

      Government Communication Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) value was of contracts issued, (b) which foreign governments were involved and (c) other...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Board of Trade: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK climate commitments are a priority for the activities of the Board of Trade.

    • Trade and Agriculture Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Mr Shanker Singham (a) attended the meeting of the Trade and Agriculture Commission on 21 August 2020 and (b) was present during the...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the provisions on (a) Government procurement, (b) competition policy, (c) Government subsidies and (d) state-owned enterprises,...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the estimated £15.2 billion increase in trade as a result of the UK-Japan free trade agreement announced by her...

      Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of Investor-state dispute settlement cases during the covid-19 pandemic; and is she will take...

      Trade Agreements: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of inserting clauses on human rights in future trade deals with China in order to...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 78567 and grouped questions, whether the 21 May 2015 air-strike on a residential area...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will extend access to the £1.57 billion support package for cultural and heritage organisations to members of the...

    • Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the consultation process will be for the Government's forthcoming Digital Strategy; and what information (a) is and (b)...

      Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 81831 on Gambling: Regulation, what his Department's policy is on the...

      Broadband: Warley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the progress of the roll-out of full fibre digital infrastructure in Warley constituency in the...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) Wolverhampton Wanderers and (b) other UK football supporters are able to access...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government plans to provide to the events sector during autumn and winter 2020.

      Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is taking steps to ensure that local authorities support public local museums and galleries during the next phases...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) the film sector and (b) other creative industries.

      Internet: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the (a) UK online regulation framework and (b) effectiveness of UK...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

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

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government will reconsider implementing Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 in response to the court case...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support he is providing specifically to (a) people and (b) companies that provide technical services to (i) concerts and...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been allocated to the live comedy industry as part of his Department's coronavirus arts funding support...

      Arm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will refer the Nvidia / SoftBank Arm deal to the Competition and Markets Authority under the 2002 Enterprise Act on...

      Football: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on levels of problem gambling of permitting the advertising of gambling on...

      Loneliness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities,...

      National Lottery Community Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities,...

      Gambling: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to launch its review of gambling.

      Exercise: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department makes available to communities to promote exercise and fitness.

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional (a) business and (b) financial support for the tourism industry he has discussed with the Chancellor of the...

      Yoga: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether meditation and yoga classes are defined as exercise and education under the rule of six covid-19 regulations.

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support his Department has provided to (a) Visit Bath and (b) other destination management organisations for...

      Holiday Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the rule of six applies to holiday cottages; and whether exemptions are available to allow more than six people from...

      Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department allocated to projects to support grassroots sports facilities in Coventry in each of the last two...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to (a) ensure the democratic accountability of football club owners to fans and...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of fan representation on football club boards.

      Darts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether darts games are exempted from the covid-19 social distancing rule of six.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, further to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 75251, what assessment he has made of the level of risk that commercial...

  • Department for Transport

    • Tolls: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Mayor of London about the effect of the changes to the level and scope of the Congestion Charge on (1) businesses, (2)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Aerospace Industry: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about the level of support required to retain jobs in the aerospace industry in the UK.

    • Environment Protection: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Penn on 2 September (HL Deb, col 344), how much investment they have made in the last year in green industries...

      Tourism: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the change to the daily number of people visiting central London since 22 June.

      Accounting Standards Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why UK accounting standard FRS102 states that copyright of the standard remains with the International Accounting Standards Board; and whether they plan to...

      Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent skills losses in the manufacturing industry when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Ports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the infrastructure that will be required at ports in Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland Protocol contained in...

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the UK’s approach to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol contained UK-EU...

  • Department for Education

    • GCSE: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage and support entrants to GCSE examinations in community languages for the 2020/2021 academic year.

    • Education: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the use of educational technology.

      Schools: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial implications for schools in which catering and support staff are employed on contracts that do not provide...

      Universities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to invite representatives of the National Union of Students and the University and College Union to join the taskforce on university...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UN Security Council: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to lead the initiative at the UN General Assembly to request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legality of...

    • Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they provide to developing countries for family planning services.

      Developing Countries: Family Planning and Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the current level of real terms official development assistance spending on (1) sexual and reproductive health, and (2) family...

      Cyprus: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the government of France’s stationing of military aircraft in Cyprus, and (2) whether any such action is in violation...

      World Food Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people they estimate are beneficiaries of UK contributions to World Food Programme projects; what assessment they have made of the impact of...

      Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to support people living in Gaza during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Lebanon: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid they have provided to Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut on 4 August.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of violence by border police towards workers from Palestine with permits seeking to...

      Gaza: Energy and Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take following reports that families living in Gaza are living in conditions which are (1) unsafe, and (2) at imminent risk of fire, due...

      Khairi Hanoun

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the treatment of Khairi Hanoun.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement signed by 76 faith leaders calling for action in response to alleged atrocities against Uyghurs over the past three...

      Hong Kong: Arrests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what consular assistance they are able to provide to those who have been arrested, or are in fear of arrest, in Hong Kong.

      Cameroon: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they have provided to address the needs of the those displaced by conflict in Cameroon both internally and into Nigeria and other...

      Cameroon: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Commonwealth in promoting peace and reconciliation between the Anglophone and Francophone Communities in...

      Cyprus: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of France about that government’s actions in (1) the Mediterranean near Cyprus, and (2) the territorial...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had (1) with the government of India, and (2) at the UN, about the annexation of Jammu and Kashmir and the revocation of Article 370 of...

      Macao: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of China about upholding the "one country, two systems" principle, in respect of Macao,...

      Migrant Camps: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support refugees in response to the health and humanitarian situation resulting from COVID-19 in refugee camps.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent long term unemployment among older workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to target Kickstart Scheme funding to ensure that (1) there are more places available to regions in England with the highest level of youth...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support small businesses which cannot apply for funds from the Kickstart Scheme to create job placements for young people.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely perturbation effect on the spread of bovine tuberculosis following the extension of the badger culling programme...

    • National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for creating new national parks.

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much, in total, has been paid to the victims of the Windrush scandal as part of the Windrush Compensation Scheme to date; what proportion of the funds...

    • Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average processing time for spouse visa applications from the United States in each of the last 12 months.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have suspended priority visa services for spouses; and when they plan to reinstate pre-COVID-19 pandemic arrangements and timescales for such visas.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they use the civil test of 'the balance of probabilities’ or the criminal law test of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ to assess...

      Security Guards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment was made of compliance with (1) the Equality Act 2010, and (2) the exemptions under that Act, of the Security Industry Authority’s...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of private rented sector tenants who are in arrears due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be subject to a section 21 or...

    • Religion: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support religious and minority belief communities which have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made, if any, of the possible impacts of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI 2020/751) on the duties of...

      Domestic Abuse: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to allocate extra resources for the safe accommodation of victims of domestic abuse.

      Coronavirus: Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) how many COVID-19 Secure Marshals they expect to be operating in England by 1 November, (2) how much they will cost, and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Death: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths were recorded in each calendar month of (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020, up to and including August.

    • Care Homes and Hospitals: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many recorded deaths were (1) residents of adult care homes, and (2) patients in NHS England hospitals, in each calendar month of 2020, up to and including August.

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an independent public inquiry into their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; and, if so, when such an inquiry will take place.

      Home Office: Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received the report of the investigation into allegations of bullying of officials by the Home Secretary; and when that report will be published.

      Subversion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 11 August (HL7558), how the reference to the answers by Lord True on 3 August to the Questions for Written...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in developing a cross-departmental human rights threshold for inclusion in any (1) current and forthcoming trade and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arm

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to instruct the Competition and Markets Authority to review NVIDIA's acquisition of Arm.

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