Written answers

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of diesel-only trains on the environment.

    • Patrol Craft: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department holds information on a vessel named HMS Alfred the Great being registered and based in Plymouth.

      Department for Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library his Department's plans to reduce its carbon emissions.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage people to use the railways as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased; and if he will make it his policy to...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of grants in each of the Transport-technology research innovation grants funding rounds have been awarded to (a) female...

      Business: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of grants in each of the Transport-technology research innovation grants funding rounds have been awarded to disabled...

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to establish a hydrogen hub; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution that a...

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to establish a hydrogen hub; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution that a...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of hydrogen lorries to de-carbonising transport; and what discussions he has had with...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on transport decarbonisation of hydrogen lorries; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of hydrogen lorries to de-carbonising transport; and what discussions he has had with...

      Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to help increase the number of hydrogen passenger vehicles in use.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has allocated from the public purse to (a) electric vehicle charging infrastructure and (b) hydrogen vehicle refuelling...

      Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to help increase the number of hydrogen passenger vehicles in use.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has allocated from the public purse to (a) electric vehicle charging infrastructure and (b) hydrogen vehicle refuelling...

      Trains: Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much carbon dioxide is emitted annually by diesel-only trains in the UK.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many journeys are made on average annually between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton by train.

      Railways: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the resilience of rail infrastructure to bad weather conditions to prevent delays and cancellations to rail services.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what covid-secure contingency plans he has for the railway network in the event of (a) signal failure and (b) other disruption.

      Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transport Acceleration Unit.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licence applications had been received but not processed on 30 August 2020; and what estimate he has made of the average time taken...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its National Bus Strategy for England.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the number of crossings made on the Dartford Crossing during the covid-19 outbreak on...

      Roads: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2020 to Question 84287 on Roads: Hedgehogs, what steps local highway authorities in England need to take to...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the future of the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway project.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential for (a) job losses and (b) loss of union recognition as a result of the...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress is being made on the development of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK remaining on British Summer Time to (a) encourage travel,...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional financial support he plans make available for hair and beauty salons during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to ensure that employees can not be lawfully dismissed from their job as a result of long...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the forthcoming energy white paper is planned to include detailed policy on the next steps of the...

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department with Ofgem to attract investment in (a) innovation and (b) development of the electricity...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs that will be created as a result of the Government’s...

      Environment Protection: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking with Ofgem to help ensure that the UK attracts international investment as part of...

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ask Ofgem to include representatives from the electricity network supply chain in their Net Zero Advisory Group.

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to publish a fully funded hydrogen strategy in the first quarter of 2021.

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his appearance before the Environmental Audit Committee on 10 September, whether the Government plans...

      Hydrogen: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on their role in the (a) development and (b) implementation...

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his appearance before the Environmental Audit Committee on 10 September, whether the Government plans...

      Hydrogen: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on their role in the (a) development and (b) implementation...

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the level of funding for hydrogen strategies in...

      Hunting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what advice he has given to local authorities on providing financial support for fox hunts from covid-19 funding...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 September 2020, Official Report, column 185, if he will publish the source of the data which...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Prime Minister's oral contribution of 22 July 2020, Official Report, column 2152, whether he has read the recommendations...

      Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he is making on ensuring that people whose surgery has been delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak receive the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the effect of covid-19 on flu vaccination programmes ahead of winter 2020-21.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions have taken place between his Department and the Care Quality Commission on the need to require care homes to participate...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to fill vacancies for medical staff in the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce the time taken for close contacts' details to be obtained by email from people who have tested...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the capacity is for (a) pillar I and (b) pillar II covid-19 tests in (i) the North West, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) Wirral and (iv)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been available and what proportion of those tests have been used in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside, (c)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 tests in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool city region, (c) Merseyside,...

      Pregnancy: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to protect the health of pregnant women from air pollution.

      Pregnancy: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research published in September 2018 by Queen Mary University of...

      Coronavirus: Southend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests the Southend covid-19 testing centres at (a) Short Street and (b) Southend Airport (i) have the capacity to carry out and...

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2020 to Question 58767, what plans he has to centrally collate data on the total number of severe...

      Inflammatory bowel disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on care for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients of...

      NHS: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a one-off financial bonus for NHS staff who worked on covid-19 wards...

      Shotley Bridge Hospital: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, prior to 14 September 2020, when (a) he and (b) another minister in his Department most recently visited Shotley Bridge Hospital in...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many members of staff in their Department have one or more of the words equality, diversity, inclusion, gender, LGBT or race in their...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the Government to require NHS hospitals to make provision for elective surgery seven days a week; and if...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between the level of hospital admissions and positive tests for covid-19; and if he...

      Ophthalmic Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what resources and funding he is allocating to restart ophthalmology services and provide increased ophthalmology capacity as a result of...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding being made available in the next Comprehensive...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Training

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

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England is taking to monitor uptake of its Using patient initiated follow-ups as part of the NHS covid-19 recovery...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for ending free parking for NHS workers.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the news story, £22 million awarded to life-saving health charities during virus outbreak, published on 22 May...

      Hospitals: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure all personnel in hospitals wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the National Screening Committee in its review into the case for prostate cancer screening will make an assessment of the...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of treating people with gambling addiction in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 (c) 2020.

      Addictions: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for public health addictions policies and strategies following the merger of Public Health England with NHS Test and...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the safety of face-to-face GP surgery appointments as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy's six point...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effects of the covid-19 outbreak and lockdown on children’s (a) physical agility and (b)...

      Cancer: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support is available to organisations and charities that help people with cancer.

      Ayanda Capital: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the qualifications of Ayanda Capital Limited to ensure compliance with NHS...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are shielding will be able to receive a flu vaccination.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the article published in The Lancet on 12 August 2020 entitled Effect of mammographic screening from age 40 years on...

      Protective Clothing: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help secure the import of personal protection equipment during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new domestic suppliers of personal protective equipment have been signed up in the last two months by NHS England and Public...

      Coronavirus: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Coronavirus support from business web page.

      Coronavirus: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the health effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on (a) LGBT+ people and (b) other people with protected...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the referral rates from primary care for patients presenting with possible symptoms of cancer were in each (a) clinical...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) financial and (b) other resources he is making available to help local authorities become carbon neutral.

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the proposed recovery and devolution White Paper will be published.

      Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to strengthen the protections against light pollution in the forthcoming reforms...

      Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make it a statutory requirement to consult disability organisations...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to provide financial support to district councils for the provision of covid-secure marshals.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2020 to Question 88934 on Mortgages, what steps he is taking to raise awareness...

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Question

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the response to the covid-19 outbreak in prisons.

    • Question

      What plans he has to include proposals on strengthening non-custodial sentences in the forthcoming sentencing White Paper.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to tackle recent trends in the level of self-harm in prisons.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the public are protected from terrorists.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to improve the rehabilitation of offenders on release from prison.

      Question

      What steps his Department has taken to ensure that courts can continue to operate effectively during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to tackle the backlog of family court hearings accrued during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What recent progress has been made on the Independent Review of Administrative Law.

      Legal Opinion: Advisory Services

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

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) private and (b) public proceedings in family courts have been attended in person by parties litigant in each of the...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of violence against prison officers have been recorded in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Coronavirus 

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 84991, on Prisons: Coronavirus, what responsibilities his Department holds on (a) the fair...

      Prison Service: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the retention of experienced (a) prisons and (b) probation staff in the last five years.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Community Rehabilitation Company staff have appealed against the indicative role assignments to (a) the National Probation Service or (b) the...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of illegal substance misuse have been record in English and Welsh prisons in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been released in error in each of the last 10 years.

      Ministry of Justice: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target; and when his Department will meet that target.

      Courts: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of violence against court staff have been recorded in each of the last 10 years.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contractors have received tenders from his Department in the last 12 months.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the reduction in court capacity as a result of court closures in the last 10 years.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much revenue has been raised by the court closure programme in the last 10 years.

      Crown Court: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the cases in the crown court backlog by type of case.

      Trials: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many jury trials were outstanding in each of the last 12 months.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of number of suspected offenders who were likely to be released early without the custody time limit extension.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the rule of law and negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

      Prisoners' Release: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children have been released from custody without a confirmed permanent address in the last 12 months.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women have been released from prison without a confirmed permanent address in the last 12 months.

      Social Entitlement Chamber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of proceedings before the First-Tier Social Entitlement Chamber were attended by parties litigant in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of proceedings before the (a) First-Tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal and (b) Upper-Tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of employment tribunals have been attended by parties litigant in each of the last 10 years.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of unbanked individuals in the UK.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Trade Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2020 to Question 85130, on Trade Unions, if he will publish anonymised figures for (a) the totality of funding given...

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Trader Support Services tender notice published on 9 July 2020 was subsequently withdrawn; when that notice was withdrawn and for what...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of monies voluntarily returned within the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution to the economy of the introduction of a hydrogen hub.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Small Breweries' Relief has cost the public purse; and how many brewers have received it in each year since 2015.

      Treasury: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to help improve (a) water and (b) hygiene infrastructure in developing states.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it remains Government policy to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on Official Development Assistance.

      Syria: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Syrian refugee camps to help tackle the spread of covid-19.

      Overseas Aid: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help reform OECD guidance on the use of Official Development Assistance in funding...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 6 July 2020, Official Report, column 673, when he plans to co-host a...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the (a) gender, (b) age group and (c) ethnicity breakdown is of non-UK nationals employed in his Department.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 76829, how much of the £774 million has been disbursed...

      Asif Pervaiz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan on the safety and well being of Asif Pervaiz who...

      Pakistan: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan on the death sentence imposed on Asif Pervaiz on...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Pakistan Government on the (a)construction of a new Hindu temple in...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether an equality impact assessment has been undertaken on the decision to withdraw the opportunity of permanent...

      Pakistani National Commission for Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) civil society or (b) human rights organisations working in Pakistan to seek...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress his Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target; and when...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department are employed on a fixed-term contract.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Pakistani National Commission for Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the creation of the National Commission for Minorities in Pakistan has been...

      Pakistani National Commission for Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) his counterparts in the EU and (b) the USA to urge the Government of...

      Pakistani National Commission for Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on (a) the relationship between future UK aid...

      International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK Government upholds the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

      Migrant Camps: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the living conditions for refugees living in camps in (a) Calais and (b) Dunkirk.

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the change in the level of Official Development Assistance on global...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the cases of (a) Mohammed Ramadan and (b) Hussein Moosa were discussed during meetings between Ministers...

      Yemen: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his relevant international counterparts and (b) the United Nations...

      Georgia: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Government of Georgia on (a) proposed updates to the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Government plans to publish details of the governance architecture of the new department responsible...

      Greek Islands: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the clarity of the Government's advice for people travelling to Greek islands;...

      Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing to vulnerable, unaccompanied children on the Greek islands following the...

      Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2020 to Question 88867 on Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, if he...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September to Question 82263, of the £18 million provided to charities through the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) people from Northern Ireland and (b) other people with dual citizenship are barred from taking up positions within the UK with (a) BAE...

    • Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target; and when his Department will meet that target.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the extension of the Veterans Recognition Scheme.

      Unmanned Marine Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) progress by other countries in developing marine autonomous unmanned surface vehicles and (b) ability of...

      Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

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

      Reserve Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to circumstances which where a member of the auxiliary reserve forces lives in Northern Ireland but is part of a GB based military unit,...

      Navy: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department provides to veterans of the Royal Navy who believe they have been wrongfully discharged.

      Navy: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to introduce retrospective medical discharge with recourse to appeal in the Royal Navy.

      Veterans: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans live in York Central constituency.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of morale in the armed forces.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions have been issued to claimants in each month since 30 June 2020.

    • Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the economic effect of self-isolation on people who are (a) reliant on and (b) ineligible for statutory sick pay.

      Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s letter of 27 May 2020, dated 8 July 2020, how many people in...

      Rapid Response Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many projects have been initiated by the Rapid Response Service in each month since January 2020; how many companies have been included in...

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the finding of the Financial Conduct Authority that pension scammers take on average £91,000 from each of their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests and Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) other support he is giving to local authorities to (i) plant more trees and (ii) create new areas...

    • Wildlife: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect endangered UK wildlife from extinction.

      Flood Control: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has set a date for the South Yorkshire flood summit.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that animal tests on products which have already been tested to EU REACH requirements will...

      Pesticides: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK's standards for pesticides are protected and maintained in...

      Organic Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure equivalence agreements for organic products with her international counterparts.

      Lighting: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) strengthen protections against light pollution and (b) increase the number of...

      Hunting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much Government covid-19 support has been allocated to fox hunts during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Home Office

    • Travel: Coronavirus

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

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of delays in renewing biometric residency permits due to the covid-1-9 outbreak on people's...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many potential victims of modern slavery were identified and referred to the National Referral Mechanism at (a) seaports, (b) airports...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) identified potential victims of human trafficking or modern slavery and (b) persons prosecuted for human trafficking or modern...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support communities in tackling anti-social behaviour (a) during and (b) following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Slavery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities, published on 8...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of change of conditions applicants with no recourse to public funds were required to respond to a request for additional...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether illegal immigrants who have recently crossed the English Channel are being housed in hotels in Southend West constituency.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who had been identified as trafficked used her Department’s Voluntary Returns Service during (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to continue resettlement of refugees in the long term; and if she will make a statement.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the resettlement of refugees into the UK will resume.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on support and standard operating procedures in relation to its hotel accommodation; and whether those...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of granting refuge to some of those refugees who have been affected by...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to complete and publish the full report of its evaluation of asylum accommodation and support services relating to...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on covid-19 testing and safety for people in asylum accommodation; and if she will publish that guidance.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigrants who have crossed the English Channel illegally since 1 January 2018 remain in the UK.

      Passengers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Passenger Locator Forms have been checked by UK Border Force Officials from those people returning from countries not included in...

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the safety of asylum seekers in hotel accommodation across the UK in response to recent...

      Asylum: Finance and Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to implement asylum support cessations and evictions of people in asylum accommodation who have been refused asylum.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to restart the UK Resettlement Scheme.

      Home Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target; and when her Department will meet...

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

    • Children: Health

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the data collected by the Government relating to...

    • Cobra: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the COBRA Civil Contingencies Committee last met to discuss covid-19; and how many times that Committee...

      Covid-19 Operations Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Covid-19 Operations Committee.

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the contaminated blood inquiry takes evidence at a session in...

      UK Government Union Capability Independent Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on publishing the findings of the Dunlop Review into UK Government Union...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) average age and (b) median age is of people who have been reported of dying as a result of covid-19.

      Government Departments: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a health and safety committee will be formed for any building shared by two or more Departments, where...

      Government Chief Digital Information Officer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons there has been a delay in appointing a Government chief digital and information officer; and what assessment he has made of the effect...

      Bank Services: Foreign Nationals and Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 21 July 2020 to Questions 75431 and 75432 on Bank Services, 75433 on Bank Services:...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September to Question 78927 on Broadcasting: Northern Ireland, when the overall profiling of the £140 million...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will ensure that the UK Government provides adequate funding for the Troubles victims' pension scheme; and what steps he is taking to...

      Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has held with the Home Secretary on the continuation of funding for the Warrington Peace Foundation's victims of terror...

      Official Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 77858 on Official Visits: Northern Ireland, for what reason the Government does not...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) schools and (b) colleges in Wirral that are facing difficulties in keeping fully...

    • Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been enrolled for elective home education in September (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many covid-19 outbreaks have been reported in early years settings in each week since 1 June 2020.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date schools are planned to be able to claim for exceptional costs associated with covid-19, after the first claim window closed on 21 July 2020.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to bring to an end the temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to certain no recourse to public funds groups.

      Children: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of changes in the level of pupils' reading ability in the last ten years in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has published for schools on (a) parents, (b) pupils and (c) teachers with covid-19 symptoms who are unable to access a...

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of applications to the Troops to Teachers scheme were successful in each year since 2018.

      Department for Education: Correspondence

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

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of making it compulsory for teachers to teach the same curriculum to whole classes...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that pupils are able to swiftly access covid-19 tests so that they can return to their education setting.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer 11 September 2020 to Question 86651 on Children: Internet, whether that Answer refers only to those eligible or to all children...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many covid-19 outbreaks have been reported in children’s residential social care settings in each of the last six months.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many organisations in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire have received funding through the £1.57 billion arts,...

    • Choirs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure clarity on the guidance for choirs and choral societies who wish to meet and rehearse during...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons amateur music ensembles are not permitted to perform as lockdown restrictions are eased; and what criteria...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued on the implications for (a) brass bands, (b) choirs and (c) other amateur music groups...

      Choirs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's guidance, last updated on 11 September 2020, entitled Working safely during coronavirus,...

      Public Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is taking steps to ensure that local authorities support local libraries during the next phases of the covid-19...

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress the Government has made on its plans to review the Gambling Act 2005.

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of indoor sport and leisure facilities that have not reopened since the easing of...

      Tennis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support in addition to the Coronavirus Employment Support Scheme is available to indoor tennis venues.

      Arts and Innovation: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on plans for UK Festival 2022; and how (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire can participate in...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cybercrime and Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July to Question 72907 and the Answer of 17 July 2020 to Question 72907 on Cybercrime and Digital...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timescale is for the launch of the Youth Investment Fund.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2020 to Question 82137 on Data Protection: EU Law, what assessment he has made of the...

      Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available for (a) charities and (b) religious organisations to help them respond to the covid-19...

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report entitled Back on Track supporting young people out of lockdown, published by the YMCA in August...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Organic Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote the export of organic produce from the UK.

    • Board of Trade: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2020 to Question 89802, whether the next board of trade meeting will be advertised prior to it taking...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on negotiating the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

      Expert Trade Advisory Groups: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to meet with the TUC to discuss the membership of the Trade Advisory Groups.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church of England has made of the effectiveness of its communication strategy during the...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Transport

    • Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of Fulham, Richmond and Hammersmith Councils, and with Transport for London, about the funding for repairs to...

    • Road Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that congestion is now higher than comparable 2019 levels, what plans they have to reduce congestion on roads.

      Motor Vehicles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles have been stopped for reasons which include overloading in each region in England in the last 12 months; how many such vehicles have been tested...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opportunity cost of HS2; and what plans they have to allow for further Parliamentary scrutiny should the official cost increase.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pharmacy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research, published in Chemist+Druggist on 3 August, which showed that 51 per cent of BAME pharmacy staff have considered leaving...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 4 February 2008 (HL Deb, col 904), what conclusions were reached by the review of practices in...

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not implemented testing for COVID-19 at airports and other ports of entry for those entering the UK.

      National Institute for Health Protection: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the governance of the National Institute for Health Protection will include representatives from both national and local government.

      National Institute for Health Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the National Institute for Health Protection (1) to be formally established, and (2) to be fully operational.

      Prescriptions: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook prior to the decision that patients may not order prescriptions by telephone from 1 September; and what assessment they have made...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 August (HL7375), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what is their assessment of...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement of a public consultation on whether to make permanent the current COVID-19 measure allowing for home use of early medical abortion...

  • Department for Education

    • Business: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist businesses to deliver online skills training to staff.

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children who do not have adequate access to computing devices or digital connectivity and who have not yet received...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Chair of Ofqual on 2 September that GCSE, AS and A-Level exams may take place online in 2021.

  • Treasury

    • Retail Trade: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that online retail businesses pay corporate taxation (1) at similar levels to high street retailers, and (2) which is relative...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey results published by Make UK in its report Manufacturing Monitor, published on 7 September, and in particular the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of fraud that has taken place in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and what action they are taking in...

      VAT: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether value added tax rates (1) will, or (2) have the potential to, vary between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after the end of the transition period.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support are they giving to the Fair Tax Mark certification scheme.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about the uprooting of olive trees for the construction of a settler-only road in Ras...

    • Somalia: Female Genital Mutilation and Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy to address (1) female genital mutilation, and (2) child marriage, in Somalia, following the introduction of the Sexual Intercourse...

      Somalia: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to dissuade the government of Somalia from pursuing the Sexual Intercourse Related Crimes Bill.

      Armed Conflict: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving the UN in the application of pressure (1) to the government of (a) Israel, (b) Russia, and (c) Saudi Arabia, and (2) to any other...

      Jerusalem: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel demolished 51 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem in August.

      Palestinians: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that the bodies of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israel Defense Force...

      Gaza: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide (1) ventilators, and (2) any other urgently required medical supplies, to Gaza; and what steps they are taking to encourage...

      USA: International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the sanctions imposed by the government of the United States on the International Criminal Court's (1)...

      Belarus: Political Parties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) independently, and (2) with the governments of other European nations, to provide political and financial support to opposition...

      USA: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has delayed the publication of the inquiry into the leaking of confidential messages from Lord Darroch of Kew when he was UK Ambassador to the United States.

      Ethiopia: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that more than 500 Christians have been killed in coordinated attacks in Ethiopia since June; and what steps...

      Cameroon: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the continued imprisonment of Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine other members of the Southern Cameroon’s...

      Ethiopia: Arrests and Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) recent large-scale arrests and alleged disappearances in Ethiopia, (2) violence against the Tigre people, and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Harrogate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have (1) moved, and (2) are in the process of moving, onto Universal Credit as part of the 'Move to Universal Credit' pilot currently taking place...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of declarations for Universal Credit made between 16 March and 1 September were closed due to ineligibility regarding (1) partner earnings, and (2)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • EU Law: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what body will (1) determine, and (2) enforce, EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period.

    • Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook before deciding to conduct constituency boundary reviews on an eight-year cycle; and what plans they have to publish a summary of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Bill: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of discussions with (1) the Northern Irish Executive, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Welsh Government, about the Trade Bill.

    • Trade Agreements: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to exclude products which are not sustainably produced from future trade deals; and if not, why not.

      Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the tariff rate quotas outlined in the UK goods schedule submitted to the World Trade Organization on 24 July 2018; and if they have...

      Confederation of British Industry: Strategic Trade Advisory Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a representative of the Confederation of British Industry to the Strategic Trade Advisory Group.

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the draft trade agreement with Japan differs from that which the European Union already has in place with Japan.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: Free Movement of People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Barran on 10 September (HL Deb, col 911), what plans they have to seek a Mode IV agreement with the EU to cover...

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