Written answers

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has with (a) the Mayor of London and (b) Transport for London on the timescale for Crossrail becoming fully operational.

    • Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring the financial viability of the UK bus and coach industries during...

      Department for Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on rates of pay for (a) seafarers and (b) maritime workers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the feasibility of increasing the number of people allowed to attend...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to encourage (a) Proctor & Gamble and (b) Assist Recruitment to respond to correspondence...

      Foreign Companies: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on best practice for preventing business takeovers by...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses unable to repay debt resulting from the effects of the covid-19...

      Construction: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring construction businesses to hold public...

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the energy sector on the potential role a hydrogen hub can play in...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that the French and German governments plan...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has with his counterparts in European countries on co-operating with other international partners...

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had representatives of the (a) energy and (b) transport sector about the role a hydrogen hub...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that the French and German Government's...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on a programme of expanded rollout of collective switching for the...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on a programme of expanded rollout of collective switching for the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure that (a) poor and (b) vulnerable fuel consumers do not face increased costs as a result of...

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support geothermal energy generation.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to include representatives of the electricity network supply chain in the...

      UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on introducing a UK emissions trading scheme.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to encourage young people to study courses relating to mining and the procurement of energy at...

      Ceramics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research and development in ceramics.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September to Question 78925, on what date he last met with each of the Northern Ireland Executive Ministers; and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Healthy Start Scheme: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the digitisation of Healthy Start vouchers.

    • Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of take up of the Healthy Start voucher scheme in 2020.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent on Healthy Start vouchers in 2019-20.

      Coronavirus Self-isolation Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government’s covid-19 self-isolating payment scheme announced on 27 August 2020, how many people have applied...

      DNANudge: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the (a) financial viability and (b) resilience of DNA Nudge prior to the award of a Government contract with a...

      Smoking: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of adults smoking in beer gardens in the presence of children aged under 16 on the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the steps needed to treat gambling-related harm as a public health matter.

      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.

      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.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has budgeted for the 2020-21 flu vaccination campaign; how many doses have been ordered; and from (a) which...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of vaping on the transmission on covid-19.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that dentists will soon be able to provide (a) services that involve the use of aspirators and (b)...

      Antenatal Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many risk assessments have been (a) carried out and (b) published regarding decisions on allowing partners to attend antenatal (i)...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of dental surgeries have been able to return to operating at full capacity.

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether funeral receptions and wakes will be exempt from the covid-19 lockdown restrictions announced on 9 September 2020.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on public health of people not being able to access dental surgeries during the covid-19 lockdown.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on medication errors in each year from 2005 to 2019 inclusive.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to guidance for dentists on the requirement to have air circulation equipment during the covid-19 outbreak, if he will...

      Dental Services: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will help support dental laboratories by paying them their average lab element fees.

      Care Homes: Primary Health Care

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

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on their capacity to (a) develop and (b) supply an adequate quantity of...

      Coronavirus: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the potential link between higher covid-19 death rates and regional health inequalities in the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu vaccines (a) were administered to patients in 2019-20 and (b) he estimates will be required for winter 2020-21.

      Brain Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been allocated from the public purse to research on glioma brain tumours in each of the last five years.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in waiting times for surgery during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Haemochromatosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure each NHS Trust is equipped with the (a) expertise and (b) resources needed to treat...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure everyone in the at risk groups receives a flu vaccine in 2020.

      Visual Impairment: Research

      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 medical research on eye conditions.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to allocate resources to the Government's rapid, comprehensive study of long covid.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the cause of the national shortage of Hormone Replacement Therapy products in the UK; and what steps he is...

      Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information NHS England holds on prescribing rates of sodium valproate to women and girls of childbearing age in each clinical...

      Paracetamol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the size of the stockpiles of paracetamol that were available for prescription or purchase in the UK prior...

      Endometriosis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to research on endometriosis.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of babies harmed by valproate in pregnancy following the failure of the...

      Thalassaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to measure patient experience for people with beta-thalassaemia.

      Genetics: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) social, (b) economic and (c) personal effects of (i) beta-thalassaemia and (ii)...

      Vitamin D: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the conclusions of the study by the Reina Sofia...

      Insulin and Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the uninterrupted provision of (a) Epi-pens and (b) insulin in the event that the UK and EU do not reach a...

      Ophthalmic Services: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and social Care, pursuant to the answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 78839, what his timetable is for the resumption of patient transport services for...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional steps his Department is taking to tackle sexually transmitted diseases.

      Pharmacy: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the efficacy of National Pharmacy Association advice to pharmacists responding to customer complaints that...

      Pharmacy: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that pharmacies have a sufficient supply of personal protective equipment.

      Malnutrition: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the incidence of malnutrition in covid-19 patients outside hospital settings.

      Malnutrition: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the incidence of malnutrition in covid-19 patients in hospital settings.

      Health Professions: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) consultants in communicable disease control and (b) community infection control nurses are working in those roles in each...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what safeguards he is putting in place to ensure that vulnerable and elderly people have access to GP surgeries during and following the...

      Social Prescribing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's press release of 16 August 2020 announcing £5 million of funding for social prescribing extends to people...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuity of health improvement work referred to in the July 2019 Green Paper entitled...

      Vaccination: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that any vaccine approved for product license is safe for use.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

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

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the July 2019 Green Paper entitled Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, when he plans to publish further...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) set out the decision-making process for decisions to impose local covid-19 lockdown restrictions on areas with high rates...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the criteria on which he bases decisions on when to lift local covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the criteria on which he bases decisions to impose local covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of disabled people who are financially affected by charges for doctors letters and statements.

      Musicians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if (a) amateur and (b) professional (i) choirs, (ii) orchestras and (iii) music groups that can demonstrate they are covid-secure are...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the regional variation in smoking cessation rates.

      Social Distancing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the risk to public health of a social gathering of six people (a) in the open air and (b)...

      Smoking: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the smoking cessation rate in Ashfield.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish details of the expansion of weight management services as part of the obesity strategy; and whether...

      Social Distancing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the comparative risk to public health of (a) a wedding reception for a maximum of 30 people in compliance...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to restart the school fruit and vegetable scheme; and whether he plans to extend that scheme to all primary school pupils.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to consult people (a) with lived experience of eating disorders and (b) experts in the field of eating...

      Members: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Coronavirus Members' Hotline will reopen.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department made of the potential merits of exempting children from the covid-19 restrictions announced on 9 September...

      Suicide: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies on suicide prevention of the ONS's estimates of suicide among...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has set a timetable for reviewing the covid-19 restrictions announced on 9 September 2020.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Black people are in psychiatric custody; how long they have been in psychiatric custody; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department assessed before devising the rule of six; during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether his Department made an...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to support quality improvement programmes aimed at reducing the use of restrictive practices...

      Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review; and if he will make a...

      Crematoriums: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the maximum number of 30 attendees for large events during the covid-19 outbreak (a) applies to both local authority and...

      Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support people with Foetal Valproate Spectrum Disorder; and when he plans next to meet the...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the number of (a) British and (b) foreign travellers that have been fined for breaching quarantine rules following arrival to England...

      Antenatal Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many local trusts and other NHS bodies are permitting partners to attend (a) scans and (b) other antenatal appointments.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce an annual mental health assessment for veterans for three years following discharge.

      Mental Health Services: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the provision of mental health services in Worcestershire for people aged 16-24.

      Mental Health: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of supporting grassroots initiatives to improve mental health in local...

      Maternal Mortality: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to end the increased risk of maternal death for Black women.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review entitled First Do No Harm, what his...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what definition of labour is used by (a) local trusts and (b) NHS bodies.

      Musicians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) music ensembles and (b) orchestras can meet in groups of more than six people following the Government's announcement on 9...

      Antenatal Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to allow all pregnant women to have a partner attend hospital and anti-natal appointments throughout their...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) evidential and (b) scientific basis for tightening restrictions on gatherings in the open air in England under...

      Antenatal Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to publish guidance on allowing partners to attend antenatal appointments and scans during the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of section 2(4) of the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act 1948 on the annual cost of...

      Coronavirus: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the advice of the Chief Medical Officer on removing local restrictions due to the covid-19 outbreak in parts of the...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support the Government is providing to support the mental health of (a) frontline workers, (b) people from different...

      Coronavirus: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he overruled the advice of the Chief Medical Officer on removing local restrictions due to the covid-19 outbreak in parts of the...

      Chief Medical Officer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions he has overruled the advice of the Chief Medical Officer on decisions relating to local restrictions during the...

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all practitioners providing (a) specialised cosmetic treatments) and (b) other...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the level of clinical negligence claims against the NHS of incidents...

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of (a) mobile and (b) home-based practitioners providing...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the proportion of visiting restrictions that can be lifted in maternity services without services becoming...

      Sepsis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve public awareness and understanding of sepsis.

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of (a) the risks associated with non-surgical cosmetic treatments and (b) where to make...

      Down's Syndrome: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the effect of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Down’s Syndrome on the number of children born with Down’s...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date he is planning for the full implementation by maternity services of the guidance on visitor restrictions issued on 8...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether decisions by clinical commissioning groups to decommission fertility services contravene the principle of equality of access to...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there have been incidences where his Department has instructed hospital doctors and general practitioners to record the cause of...

      General Practitioners: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether in response to the covid-19 outbreak there have been changes to the opt-out options for citizens to choose whether they wish to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the changes proposed in his Department’s consultation on changes to Human Medicine Regulations to support the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Observer newspaper article of 6 September 2020 on the leaked Public Health England report on covid-19 lockdown...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were tested for covid-19 from 20 May to 31 May 2020 inclusive.

      DNANudge: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the procurement process for the Government’s contract with DNA Nudge to deliver technology to rapidly detect...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's announcement of 19 May 2020 on social media that data for the number of people tested was unavailable,...

      Coronavirus: Screening

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

      Large Goods Vehicles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) potential merits and (b) feasibility of carrying out temperature checks on hauliers...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the changing distribution of covid-19 cases across different (a) age groups and (b) demographic...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reinstating the ability for sperm banks to deliver to residential addresses in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contract with Lighthouse Labs for managing access to covid-19 testing, what penalties can be imposed under that...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contract with Randox for managing access to covid-19 testing, what penalties can be imposed under that contract in...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local healthcare worker covid-19 infections can be attributed to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contract with Deloitte for managing access to covid-19 testing, what penalties can be imposed under that contract...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contract with Serco for managing access to covid-19 testing, what penalties can be imposed under that contract in...

      Sitel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which companies have been subcontracted by Sitel to deliver contact tracing services; what the (a) value and (b) staffing levels is of...

      Randox Testing Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether independent laboratory validation of the Randox tests for covid-19 were undertaken by the Government.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) reception, (b) Year 1 and (c) Year 6 students have tested positive for covid-19 since 1 June 2020.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding is being provided to schools to ensure that home learning packs are distributed to pupils who are not returning to school...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support is being made available to schools which must return to online learning as a result of a covid-19 outbreak in the school.

      Local Government and Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) schools and (b) local councils where incidents of covid-19 occur.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had to enable local authorities to lead recovery in the education sector as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils will be home educated in September 2020 compared to September 2019 (a) nationally and (b) in York.

      Secondary Education: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to make the free period product scheme compulsory for secondary schools in England.

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) primary school teachers and (b) other teaching staff who have been in contact with a school bubble in which there has been a confirmed...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) nursery, (b) primary and (c) secondary school children have been (i) sent home or (ii) remained at home due to displaying covid-19...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have received teaching bursaries since March 2018.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of changes in the level of retention of newly qualified teachers since March 2018.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 16 June 2020 from the hon. Member for Warley on his constituent Angela Turner.

      Boarding Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all residential educational settings follow PHE guidance on isolating pupils with covid-19 on the premises,...

      Assessments and Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the Government's proposals for (a) a recovery curriculum and (b) the conduct of end of year assessments.

      Schools: Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to continue the National School Breakfast programme beyond March 2021.

      Holiday Play Schemes: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to implement a national holiday activities and food programme during the 2021 school summer holidays.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of sixth form colleges in Portsmouth to remain open of recent trends in the number of sixth...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in England are (a) eligible and (b) registered for free school meals.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help local authorities improve their support for vulnerable children.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide free school meals to eligible children over the (a) autumn half-term and (b) Christmas holiday period.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many covid-19 home testing kits have been supplied to early years settings; and when his Department plans to order more testing kits for those...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children (a) under and (b) over the age of 16 have been placed in unregulated residential care settings in each of the last twelve months.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of school-age children in England whose parents have elected to educate them at home; and what the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending maintenance loans to distance learners.

      Runshaw College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what reparations are available to a student who received incorrect A-level results as a result of a clerical error by Runshaw College which resulted...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many serious incident notifications his Department has received in each of the last 12 months regarding children in care placed in (a)...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, under what circumstances it is permitted for a child in care to be placed in a unregulated residential care setting.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support prospective apprentices while apprenticeship opportunities are reduced as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons

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

    • Family Courts: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases are in the backlog of the York Family Court; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level of the case backlog at that court...

      Magistrates' Courts: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases are in the backlog of the York Magistrate Court; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level of the case backlog at that court...

      Courts: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases are in the backlog of the York Criminal Court; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level of the case backlog at that court...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to introduce legislative proposals to extend the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Blood: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the UK's ability to export plasma products after the transition period ends on 31 December.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Human Rights: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to raise the profile of women's rights internationally; and whether he plans to organise...

    • Rohingya: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's diplomatic policy on the Rohingya people of...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the compatibility of blasphemy laws in Pakistan as they are applied in...

      Yemen: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has prepared a contingency plan in the event that the abandoned FSO Safer oil tanker off...

      CDC: Azalai Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding has been in invested by the CDC Group in Azalai Hotels Group to date.

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the continued use of the death penalty in that country.

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Amnesty International report on torture in Iran, published on 2 September 2020, what steps...

      Hygiene: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to prioritise hygiene and hand-washing in schools in his Department's development...

      Sudan: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to introduce UK Aid Match to support charitable giving for the people of Sudan following the...

      Mauritius: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oil leak of August 2020 in Mauritius, what steps his Department is taking to support the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the role of hydrogen in decarbonising the naval...

    • Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic merits of building naval support vessels in UK shipyards.

      Armed Forces: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) access to phone calls, (b) access to high speed internet and (c) the welfare of armed services...

      Armed Forces: Clergy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many chaplains in each religious denomination served in the Sea Cadet Corps in 2019.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to reduce carbon emissions arising from the operations of the Department.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultative arrangements are in place between trade unions and her Department to discuss sustainability issues at her Department.

      Child Maintenance Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that the Child Maintenance Service responds to the letter of 24 June 2020 from the hon Member for West...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to bring forward with immediate effect the proposal to allow universal credit claimants an extended period to repay advances...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 81702 on Personal Independent Payment, how many of the 3,310 personal independence...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 81702 on Personal Independence Payment, how many of the 3,310 personal independence...

      Pension Funds: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy that pension fund trustees should undertake value at risk financial modelling for a 1.5 degree scenario as part...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fish: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether fish and shellfish landed directly on the quayside from UK vessels onto vivier lorries and then transported to the...

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made in bringing forward legislative proposals to introduce five-year maximum sentences for acts of...

      Fish: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government applied to the EU for third country status and agreement to export fish and fish products; and what...

      Agriculture: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) support the growth of agroforestry, and (b) ensure that sector receives adequate funding.

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports in the Guardian newspaper in its article entitled Nearly...

      Developing Countries: Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Official Development Assistance is being made available to help reduce the reliance of communities in...

      Territorial Waters: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many areas of less that 800 metres depth in UK territorial waters have been closed to bottom trawling following...

      Agriculture: Shropshire

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

      Exclusive Economic Zone: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish information on the (a) known and (b) potential areas within the UK's exclusive economic zone of sensitive...

      Litter: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to support (a) litter picks and (b) other community-based anti-litter schemes.

      Water Voles: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to support populations of water voles in the South West.

      Clothing: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2020 to Question 77811, whether his Department holds the data supporting the...

  • Home Office

    • Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 69698, what estimate he has made of the number of extradition requests made by the USA to...

    • British Nationality: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Zimbabwean Government officials who have been granted British citizenship in each of the last five years are...

      Common Travel Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to tackle potential breaches of rights under the Common Travel Area.

      Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Command Paper 258 entitled UK points-based immigration system: further details, whether passport checks will take place on...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the July 2020 Command Paper entitled UK Points Based System Further Details, CP 258, whether she plans to include in a...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the July 2020 Command Paper entitled UK Points Based System Further Details, CP 258, what assessment she has made of the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that potential implementation of proposal 4 of the consultation Planning for the Future, updated on...

    • Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to implement reforms on the planning system outlined in the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is collecting data on buildings with potentially dangerous cladding between 11 and 18 metres in...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many applications his Department has received to the Building Safety Fund for the remediation of unsafe non-ACM...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release, Jenrick unveils huge £12 billion boost for affordable homes,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on unconscious bias training for civil servants; and what plans he has to...

    • G7

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will invite India, Australia and South Korea to attend the G7 summit in the UK in 2021.

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on its review of intergovernmental relations between the UK Government...

  • Treasury

    • Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of extending the reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions...

    • Hospitality Industry and Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the number of businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors that have benefited from the temporary cut in Value Added Tax.

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the business rates holiday for pubs.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to provide to people shielding with blood cancer who are unable to work from home and whose workplaces cannot be made covid-safe as...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when HMRC plans to respond to the letters dated 18 May 2020 and 10 July 2020 from the hon Member for Angus on the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many discounts were claimed as part of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough, (c) London and...

      Credit Rating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2020 to Question 31557, what steps his Department has taken to protect consumers' credit ratings being affected by the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of Apple's proposed decision to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in...

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Apple, (b) Google (c) Microsoft and (d) Mozilla on (i) new DNS over HTTPS...

      Religious Hatred: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle (a) anti-semitism and (b) islamophobia online.

      DVDs and Film: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals in line with New Zealand...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Committee of Registered Clubs Associations and its affiliates on managing the...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help non-profit community clubs manage the safe return of live entertainment, following the...

      Musicians: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on musicians working in EU countries of the end of the transition period.

      British Telecom: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with BT on that company’s reorganisation and maintaining jobs.

      Internet: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to support residents in Living Well Street in Greets Green, West Bromwich to tackle slow internet speeds.

      Communications: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the role of communication workers in maintaining communications services during the covid-19...

      BBC: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of the BBC's publication of salaries paid to presenters this year.

      Third Sector: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how his Department is recording redundancies from voluntary and community organisations making fewer than 20 people redundant...

      Revenue and Customs: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 83792 and with reference to his statement of 9 July 2020 in his...

      TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many TV licences have been issued in each of the four regions of the UK in each of the last three years.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) digital inclusion, (b) online harms and (c) algorithmic bias will be in the scope of the Government's forthcoming...

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the respective risks of travel by (1) public transport, and (2) car.

    • Bridges: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of bridges in England that are not able to support vehicles over a certain weight as a result of structural weakness.

      SS Richard Montgomery: Wrecks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest safety assessment of the wreckage of the SS Richard Montgomery; and what action they are taking to protect the Thames Estuary and Kent Coast...

      Road Traffic Control: Kent

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the estimated costs are to date for the preparations of (1) Operation Stack, and (2) Operation Brock, to minimise any traffic disruption at the Port of Dover...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with industry and other sector bodies about the role that decarbonising the maritime sector can play in achieving the UK's target to...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Questions for Short Debate

      To ask the Leader of the House when Questions for Short Debate will be re-introduced as an item of business in the House.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doses for a COVID-19 vaccine they have purchased from companies based in (1) the United States, (2) China, and (3) Russia; if none, whether they...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 8 September (HC Deb, cols 517-519), what is the nature of the vaccines...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have received from companies about how many vaccinations for COVID-19 it will be possible to manufacture and produce in the UK by December.

      Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress in negotiations with the EU on the UK’s access to the Horizon Europe research funding programme.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have allocated to the Northern Ireland Troubles-related incident victims payments scheme.

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of the proposals to address the legacy of the Troubles with the obligation to carry out an effective investigation...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagements they have had with victims' groups on the proposals to address the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 8 September that provisions of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill do "break...

  • Department for Education

    • Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the successful operation of the 2021 BTEC, GCSE, and A-Level examinations and the subsequent publication of results.

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of teachers recruited by maintained schools after participating in school-centred initial teacher training programmes...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have made available for supply teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with universities about the steps which can be taken to prevent new outbreaks of COVID-19 when students return home.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the additional costs facing schools in ensuring that gym and sports equipment is cleaned and maintained to a sufficient standard...

  • Treasury

    • NatWest: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of NatWest bank's closure, without explanation, of the accounts of (1) small business customers after their approval for...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the publication of the names of borrowers under various financial support arrangements established by the Government...

      Private Equity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential competitive threat to the UK economy of treating carried interest arising from the management of private equity...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the proposal by UN independent experts on 26 June for (1) a UN Human Rights Council special session on China, and (2) the...

    • Ethiopia: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in the Oromia Region in Ethiopia; and what steps they have taken to protect...

      Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the refugees based in the Moria camp on Lesbos after the recent fire; and what steps they are taking to support sexual and...

      Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to support victims of the fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos; and whether they plan to bring any of those affected, including...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Greece about reports that that government has expelled over one thousand refugees.

      Malta: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Malta about migrants and refugees alleged to be detained on ill-equipped ferries in Maltese waters.

      Developing Countries: Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries supported by UK aid have provided contraception as part of their package of essential health care services during the COVID 19 pandemic.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they (1) to attend, and (3) to support, the independent tribunal established by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC to examine whether the Uyghur people are being...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to apply sanctions to any Chinese Communist Party Official found to be responsible for the forced sterilisation of or other human rights...

      Mauritius: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the actions of the government of Mauritius following the shipwreck of, and subsequent oil spill caused by, MV Wakashio.

      Mauritius: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the oil spill caused by the shipwreck of MV Wakashio, what assistance they are providing to the government of Mauritius to clean the area and save...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 14 September (HL7741), whether the Merchant Navy Reserve was disbanded on (1) 15 December 2003 upon the...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to proceed with the acquisition of more F-35 Lightning aircraft; and how many such aircraft will be purchased.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many declarations for Universal Credit were made between 16 March and 1 September; and how many of those were claims from couples.

    • Kickstart Scheme: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that young disabled people are able to fully benefit from the Kickstart Scheme.

      Pensions: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gender pension gap.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for regulating the use of new technology in the development of non-genetically modified organism products.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of voluntary organisations in meeting the needs of asylum seekers in terms of the supply of (1) accommodation, (2) food,...

    • Visas: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to respond to the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Africa Visa problems for African visitors to the UK, published on 16 July 2019.

      Police: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address inequality in the treatment of black people by the police.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure (1) that removal planning starts at the beginning of sentences of imprisonment in cases where foreign offenders are...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths (1) of men, (2) of women, and (3) in total, were recorded as suicide in England in each of the past ten years.

    • Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support older veterans who are facing social isolation and loneliness; and how they plan to ensure that such veterans are...

      Housing: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to promote the use of the Unique Property Reference Numbers and Unique Street Reference Numbers that were released as open...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish the weekly reports on the percentage of full-time employees of each Government department attending the workplace at least once...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter sent by senior representatives of the logistics industry to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 2...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the governments of (1) Canada, (2) Australia, and (3) New Zealand, about establishing a trading bloc with those nations.

    • Uighurs: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the import of items manufactured in factories which use forced labour of Uyghurs in China.

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership are currently supportive of the UK becoming a member; and what...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Olympic Games: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much public funding has been allocated for UK participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing; whether, in the light of reports of serious human...

    • BBC: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the BBC about increasing the number of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic leaders within that organisation.

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