Written answers

Friday, 25 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of progress in the development of hydrogen technology and how it could be applied to public transport.

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent comparative assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of the use of private transport prior to the start of the covid-19...

      Diesel Fuel: Renewable Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the use of (a) food and (b) animal feed crops for the production of renewable diesel.

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 85098 on a hydrogen hub, what assessment his Department has made of the role of hydrogen...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department is making on supporting the UK’s aviation sector in the development of sustainable aviation fuels.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the safety of e-scooters; and what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) road...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much carbon dioxide is emitted annually by diesel-only trains between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

      Transport: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to extend Government guidance on face coverings to include privately run school transport.

      Cars: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2020 to Question 90961 on Cars: Hire Services, and the Prime Minister's statement on covid-19 measures on 22...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there is a backlog in (a) opening and (b) responding to postal enquiries at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

      Railways: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his announcement of 21 September 2020 on ending rail franchising, whether the Government has taken over the obligations from...

      Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to consult organisations representing disabled people as part of the evaluation of the pilot e-scooter rental schemes.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has made an estimate of the number of private electric scooters being used illegally on the streets.

      Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the success of the roll-out of the rental electric scooter pilot schemes to date.

      Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what criteria the Government will be assessing the success of the rental electric scooter pilot schemes.

      Boats: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect the interests of UK recreational boaters who travel to the EU after the end of the transition period.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) Sheffield, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England have (i) students and (ii) staff who are self-isolating due to covid-19 in the latest...

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to mandate universities to publish publicly their covid-19 risk assessments.

      GCE A-Level: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using UCAS predicted grades to determine the A-level results for external candidates who were...

      Armed Forces: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the taxpayers purse was spent on Military Ethos programmes in each year since 2013.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many student bursaries were awarded to 16- to 19-year olds between 23 March and 1 September 2020; and what comparative assessment his Department...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have been absent from school since 1 September 2020 as a result of a pupil in their (a) bubble and (b) school having covid-19...

      Pupils: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of pupils without access to an (a) internet-enabled laptop or (b) tablet at home.

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers are waiting for covid-19 (a) tests and (b) test results in (i) Sheffield, (ii) Yorkshire and (iii) England.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional resources he is providing schools to respond to guidance on covid-19.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to mandate businesses to publish their covid-19 risk assessments.

    • Consumer Rights Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Consumer Rights Act 2015 so that the same rights apply to...

      Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of hospitality sales that occur after 10.00pm.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of the exhibition industry on the effect on that sector of the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many smart meters were installed in England in each month of 2020.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2020 to Question 85040, what statutory provisions are in place on the...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much and what proportion of coal in thousands of tonnes used in British industry in each of the last five years was...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 22 September 2020, Official Report, if the Government will publish the evidential basis for...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to provide a full response to Question 85080 tabled on 4 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Dulwich and West...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 77728 on Contact Tracing: Computer Software, what steps he is taking to assess the...

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests were carried out in (a) Lambeth and (b) Southwark in each of the last five weeks.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to roll out covid-19 antibody testing throughout the UK.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made in ensuring that (a) very ill children and (b) other patients who benefit from prescription cannabis are able...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that care home staff are able to obtain a QR code to attend walk-in testing facilities.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 testing kits have been distributed to care homes in (a) the Sheffield city region, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c)...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of smartphone users that will not be able to access the NHS Test and Trace app as a result of the...

      Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2020 to Question 81767 on Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus, how many Randox sampling kits were...

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to enable the NHS to recruit additional specialist staff to improve early diagnosis of cancer.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his response to the hon. Member for Ealing Central and Acton on 21 September 2020, Official Report, column 633, on...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which university and college laboratories in the West Midlands have been commissioned by NHS Test and Trace to process covid-19 samples.

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which hospital laboratories in the West Midlands have been commissioned by NHS Test and Trace to process covid-19 samples.

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to bring forward legislative proposals to improve the consistency of requirements for practitioners and premises...

      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) special treatments (b) other non-surgical cosmetic...

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the study published in the October 2020 edition of Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's October...

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 21 September 2020 Official Report, column 633, if he will publish the evidential basis for his...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he (a) consulted Halton Borough Council or (b) received any representations from that Council or the Director of Public Health...

      Sickle Cell Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NICE technology appraisals for upcoming non-malignant haemoglobinopathy therapies will be rescheduled.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to consult with experts on eating disorders in (i) adapting and (ii) implementing a...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that children’s well-being is prioritised in the Government’s covid recovery strategy.

      Endometriosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of NHS endometriosis specialist centres.

      Endometriosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of improvement in diagnosis and management of endometriosis in women since the publication of the 2018 NICE...

      Mothers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) mental and (b) physical health of new mothers during covid-19 restrictions on the...

      Endometriosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with endometriosis.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients of child and adult mental health services administered by the NHS have (a) fetal valproate spectrum disorder,...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the time taken for his Department to investigate the effects of valproate in pregnancy;...

      Haemochromatosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis for those suffering from haemochromatosis.

  • Wales Office

    • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions he has met with Welsh Government Ministers to discuss the UK Internal Market Bill.

    • Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales of 16 September 2020, Official Report, column 298, on the Future...

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 September 2020, Official Report, column 296, if he will list the 70 new policy areas for which the Welsh...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the optimal upper limit of population for unitary authorities.

    • Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many meetings Ministers from his Department have had in 2020 with the directly elected Mayors or their deputies of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the total amount of additional financial support provided through (a) each local...

      Leisure: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will allocate additional funding to local authorities for investing in sport and leisure facilities.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target; and when his...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help shelters for rough sleepers plan for the winter with covid-19 social...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to prevent rough sleeping in (a) London and (b) England in winter 2020-21.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the difference between the number given of 14,610 rough sleepers housed under the emergency Everyone...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a comparative assessment of his Department's housing targets and the Office for National Statistics...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposals in the Planning for the future consultation,...

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what regulatory impact assessment he has carried out on the proposal to remove statutory requirements for planning...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Government provides to local authorities on planning permission rules for roof terraces on buildings...

      New Homes Ombudsman: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, by what date he plans for the New Homes Ombudsman to be appointed.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on private prisons of the adequacy of covid-19 sick pay policies implemented by G4S in...

    • Child Trust Fund: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made on the number of families with disabled children are unable to access their child's child trust fund account when that child...

      Suicide: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require coroners statistically to record veteran suicides.

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of adults convicted of offences involving the online grooming of children in 2018 and 2019.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps is he taking to help ensure that women who have experienced sexual assault feel able to report it.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made in contributing to the cross-government strategy on tackling the drivers behind the rising cost of clinical...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2020 to Question 89629, whether the 21 trade agreements referred to in that Answer include those with...

    • Wines: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK does not levy new tariffs on wine from the EU; and if she will cancel the planned...

      Food: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK global tariff on food prices if the UK ends the transition period (a) with a...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • International Development Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister to the Liaison Committee on 16 September 2020, HC 744,...

    • Cameroon: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress he has made on preventing the flow of money from the UK to armed separatist groups in Cameroon...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister to the Liaison Committee on 16 September 2020, which...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the importance of clean water and good sanitation as part of tackling covid-19...

      CDC: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance was due to be transferred to the CDC in 2020 before the announced...

      Middle East: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential of the deal signed by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2020 to Question 84325 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:...

      Overseas Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many termination notices of contracts have been sent to aid delivery partners since his announcement of cuts...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress the UK has made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; and whether he plans to...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent an outbreak of covid-19 in the Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether UK diplomatic and development work will continue to prioritise gender equality after the Integrated Review...

      CDC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reduction in the value of 0.7 per cent of GNI, by how much the capital transfers his...

      Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment for his policies of the findings of the report by the all party parliamentary group...

      Asif Pervaiz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he will make representations to his Pakistani counterpart on the use of blasphemy laws to sentence Asif...

      British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the British Council is adequately resourced through the...

      Asif Pervaiz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the death sentence passed on Asif Pervaiz for blasphemy on 8 September 2020.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of (a) forced abortions and (b) removal of wombs...

      Overseas Aid: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government’s aid and development strategy will distribute funding to offset the energy support...

      China: Uighurs

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

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the treatment of Uyghur children in special orphanages for Uyghur children in China.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to (a) establish a relationship with and (b) provide evidence to the Uyghur Tribunal.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will commission an independent assessment on the situation of Uyghur Muslims in China.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to assess the treatment of Uyghur Muslim refugees from China in Turkey.

      Maria Shahbaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Pakistani Government about the welfare of Maria Shahbaz, the 14-year-old...

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department's policy is that abduction, forced conversions and forced marriages of religious minorities...

      Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the (a) Greek authorities and (b) UK’s European partners...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Reserve Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse is of mobilising reservists under Operation Rescript.

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to public purse would be of cancelling the E-7 Wedgetail contract.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what measure the Government has added 600 new jobs to the E-7 Wedgetail contract; and what the job titles of those jobs are.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 84971 on Military Aid, when the decision was taken by his Department to adapt the P-8s training...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Information Commissioner's Office's recommendation of 10 April 2019, RFA0715409, if she will publish, alongside her...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Information Commissioner’s letter to her Department of 10 April 2019 which stated that explicit consent for...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 8 September 2020 to Question 81700 on Personal Independence Payment, how many of the 7,260 claimants who died after...

      Kickstart Scheme: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness among small and medium-sized businesses in St Helens North constituency of the...

      Kickstart Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) guidance and (b) support her Department is providing to gateway organisations to assist them in helping small and medium-sized...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the (a) production and (b) sale of single use plastics.

    • Furs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to further restrict the fur trade after the transition period.

      Horse Meat: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantity of horse meat was exported from the UK in 2019.

      Transport: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made as to whether there are sufficient supplies of heat-treated pallets to meet EU regulations...

      River Thames: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of giving Designated Bathing Water Status to a stretch of the River...

      Countryside: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the public (a) right of way and (b) right to roam on farmers and landowners.

      Hydrogen: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on air quality of the use of hydrogen energy technology.

      Wlldlife: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect wildlife from death or injury caused by discarded face masks.

      Committee On Climate Change: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish any correspondence he has had with the Committee on Climate Change in 2020 on the burning of peatland in...

      Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease in the UK.

      Horses: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many soliped and equidae were imported from Ireland for slaughter in Great Britain in (a) 2019 and (b) in each month of 2020.

      Fishing Vessels: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ban supertrawlers from fishing in UK waters.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

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

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide financial support to wholesalers to ensure the security of the food supply after the transition period.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage family farming in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Hare Coursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to enable magistrates to issue bans to individuals being on (a) certain lands and (b) county...

    • Police Custody: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police forces have spent on equipping custody suites with video technology equipment.

      National Retail Crime Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the national retail crime steering group is next due to meet.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Windrush Compensation Scheme are yet to be considered by her Department.

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with organisations to contribute to the review of the compliant environment as...

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to invite non-government (a) migrant rights and (b) No Recourse to Public Funds experts to contribute to the upcoming...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will include community-based services in the Domestic Abuse Bill.

      Immigration: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she made of the affordability of armed forces dependents' leave to remain visa applications for armed forces service...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on salaries for staff based in (a) Scotland and (b) London in each of the last five financial years.

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff were employed in his Department who were based in (a) London and (b) Scotland on (i) September 2020 and (ii) 1 April in each year from...

      Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the absence rate was for staff of his Department based in (a) Scotland and (b) London in each of the last five financial years.

      Government Departments: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of the cost of the recent refit of Queen Elizabeth House was borne by (a) his Department and (b) HM Treasury.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Imports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) guidance and (b) other information the Government has issued to businesses in Northern Ireland regarding requirements for (i) the...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Immigrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to provide financial support to those with No Recourse to Public Funds conditions who are currently supported by the furlough scheme, when...

    • Financial Institutions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2020 to Question 89824, whether his Department holds information collected by UK financial institutions to meet UK...

      Duty Free Allowances: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's news story Duty Free extended to the EU from January 2021, published on 11 September 2020, whether those new...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Personal Care Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of self-employed workers in the beauty industry throughout (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) the UK who have applied...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2020 to Question 90033 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, whether a business that repays a furlough grant to which...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support people on an annual pay period where the last payment notified to HMRC via PAYE was before 5 April 2019 and no further...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to employees of sectors that are not able to fully reopen.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis he has made of the possible different methods of taper that could be used for the Small Brewers Relief scheme.

      Treasury: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library his Department's plan to reduce its carbon emissions.

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 77560 on companies: coronavirus, if he will publish either a copy of the text of the conditions...

      Gyms and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further support he plans to provide to safeguard (a) public gyms, (b) leisure centres and (c) indoor sports courts due to restrictions in place during...

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department conducted an impact assessment of the potential effect of changes to tax-free sales in airports of goods for passengers travelling...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the minimum levels of connectivity required for assistance under the...

    • Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of urban properties are unable to access fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband and qualify for...

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of urban properties are unable to access fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband and above the...

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department provides to broadband customers in urban areas who are unable to access fibre-to-the-cabinet,...

      Football: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2020 to Question 91087 on Football: Gambling, if he will make an assessment of (a) the...

      Remembrance Day: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals and advice on the conduct of parades and services on Remembrance Sunday.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Network Rail on 16 September that they are reviewing every scheme in the rail network enhancements pipeline to test their viability...

    • Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of campaigns to encourage people to cycle more; and what support they are giving to teach adults to ride a bike.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by the Learning and Work Institute, published on 27 August, that suggested young people have lost apprenticeship...

    • Higher Education: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase access to online learning for all university students.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Trade Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a complete list of all (1) chambers of commerce, and (2) trade associations, registered in the UK; and whether the list of trade associations...

    • Trade Associations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support and advice they have provided (1) to chambers of commerce, and (2) trade associations, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Culture Shift, Maintaining Workplace culture in a rapidly changing environment, published on 11 September.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 September (HL7786), whether the reference in that answer to emergency support having been provided to...

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