Written answers

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Scooters: Pedestrians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what regulations are in place to prevent e-scooters from causing an obstruction to pedestrians; and whether anti-social behaviour regulations can be...

    • Electric Scooters: Pedestrians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his strategy is on preventing e-scooters from adversely affecting pedestrians on footpaths.

      Buses: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the economic viability of electric buses.

      Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of levels of compliance by Ministers of his Department with the Ministerial Code.

      Railways: Franchising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason he announced changes to his policy on rail franchising first to the media; what advice he (a) asked for and (b) received on the...

      Buses: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of buses running public routes in the UK are using (a) diesel and (b) petrol engines.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Equal Pay: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce the pay gap between (a) young and (b) older people who are doing the same job.

    • Energy: White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the energy White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of pubs that have closed in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry,...

      Remote Working: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that remote digital workers are being paid the National Minimum Wage.

      Arm: Nvidia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on how many occasions he and his Department have had discussions with (a) Nvidia and (b) Arm on the sale of Arm from...

      Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps she has taken to help tackle (a) age-bias in recruitment and (b) ageism in the workplace.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer to of 21 May 2020 to Question 47349, what the definition of the target period of well ahead of...

      Companies: Venture Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that innovative UK companies can access the scale-up capital from (a) pension funds...

      British Patient Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average time from application to funding decision is for British Patient Capital.

  • Attorney General

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of cases pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service resulted in unsuccessful outcomes due to victim issues in each quarter since the third quarter of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dietetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with registered dieticians to inform (a) the obesity strategy and (b) wider nutrition policy.

    • Obesity: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of cross-departmental collaboration on the obesity strategy.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the obesity strategy provides (a) appropriate services and (b) support for at-risk...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people waiting for cancer screening tests following delays as a result of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the effect of regional health inequality on the covid-19 death rate in the North East.

      Coronavirus: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of regional health inequalities on covid-19 death rates in the North East.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to permit NHS Trusts in England and other health bodies to procure their own personal protective equipment...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the introduction of regulations requiring the use of face coverings was linked to an increase in infection rates of covid-19; and...

      NHS: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 62691 on NHS: Racial Discrimination, what steps his Department has taken to protect...

      Supported Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to enable residents in supported living facilities for disabled people to be tested for covid-19.

      Neurofibromatosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to improve awareness amongst nurses and general practitioners of neurofibromatosis Type 1.

      Asthma: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 22 June 2020 to Questions 58768 and 58769, what assessment he has made of the effect of waiting times on...

      Care Homes: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) relatives, (b) carers and (c) staff are able to raise concerns about concerns apparent in care...

      Care Homes: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support care home residents who suffer from dementia.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued instructions to medical staff in hospitals and care homes to apply Do Not Resuscitate notices on (a)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital laboratory staff were furloughed in each hospital trust in each month since March 2020.

      Care Homes: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that Do Not Resuscitate instructions are not imposed on care homes in winter 2020-21.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's strategy on tackling the covid-19 outbreak of recent trends in the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the precautionary principle is adhered to in his Department's guidance and preparations for (a) a...

      Urgent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to consult with (a) patient groups and (b) the public on plans to introduce a call before you walk...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects on (a) the use of European Health Insurance Cards and (b) other medical...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England have been waiting for more than one year for hospital treatment.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of online A&E appointment slots to reduce the volume of people...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to inform NHS trusts of their financial settlement for the remainder of 2020-21, for the period October 2020...

  • Wales Office

    • Procurement: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the legislative competence of Welsh Government to issue procurement advice notes regarding foreign countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make support available to children who are bereaved as a result the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Children in Care: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the number of children in care who have participated in education (a) at school and (b) online since March 2020.

      Children: Dyscalculia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department’s policy is on supporting children with dyscalculia; and what Government guidance is available on that policy.

      Children: Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of conversion therapy on children.

      Pupils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance the Government provides to local authorities required to provide support for children who live in their authority but attend school in a...

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure grant maintained nurseries remain an integral part of early years provision.

      Educational Institutions: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the veracity of World Health Organisation guidance on staff aged over-60 or vulnerable that medical grade masks should...

      Overseas Students: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that foreign students are quarantined upon entry to the UK; and who is responsible for overseeing that...

      Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure exam fairness in the 2020-21academic year.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to address the concerns of schools who state that the Centre Assessed Grades at GSCE and A level allocated to them were fair...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is providing additional (a) financial and (b) other support to supply teachers who have been adversely affected by the closure of schools...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support children in receipt of free school meals in the event that their school is closed as a result of covid-19.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to issue updated covid-19 guidance to children's residential care homes.

      Nurseries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of extending the business rates holiday for nurseries to 2021-22.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that there is no reduction in the per pupil allocations of the Pupil Premium for each year of the 2019 Parliament.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that early years providers can access support through the (a) Job Support...

      Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans for (a) GCSE, (b) BTEC and (c) A-level (i) exams and (ii) assessments to take place in 2021.

      Sanitary Protection: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Eduaction, what plans his Department has to work with the university sector to introduce free sanitary products on campuses.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how and (b) what steps he is taking to monitor changes in the level of drop-out rates among higher education students due to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to provide additional financial support to higher education students in response the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support and resources he is providing to schools to allow children who have had a tracheostomy or require other aerosol generating procedures to...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to allocate additional ring-fenced funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review to support children with SEND to (a) catch up on...

      Pupils: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will (a) provide access to counselling for all children in secondary schools and (b) extend access to counselling in further education colleges.

      Department for Education: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all civil servants are back at work at his Department.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Business: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department will publish a response to its corporate liability for economic crime: call for evidence consultation, which closed on 31 March 2017.

    • Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans the Government has to extend the marriage licence during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Closed Material Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to appoint a reviewer of closed material procedures.

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade: ACP Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department made of the EU-ACP European Partnership Agreements before completing continuity trade agreements with...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of staff employed by his Department identified as BAME immediately prior to the announcement of...

    • Sudan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding he has allocated to support education in Sudan.

      Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the upcoming expiry of the UN conventional...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Israel-UAE and Israel-Bahrain peace agreements on stability in...

      Nasrin Sotoudeh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh.

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the detainment of human rights campaigners by Saudi authorities on...

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi counterpart on (a) Loujain al-Hathloul and (b) other women’s rights...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has made to support (a) effective refrigeration capacity and (b) refrigerated transport...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Operations: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on torture victims and their communities of imposing a time limit on claims for actions...

    • Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed provisions of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans)...

      Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to classify the new Fleet Solid Support ships as a warship suitable only for UK bids for their construction.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the criteria are for extending the notice period for tenants where leases with Annington Homes are terminated by his Department.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many leases with Annington Homes his Department has ended in the last 12 months; and in what locations those leases were in place.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many leases with Annington Homes are due to be ended in the next 12 months; and if he will publish the locations of those properties.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Action for Children’s report, Childhood during coronavirus: protecting children from the effects of poverty, published...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have received Access to Work grants in each of the last five years.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to promote the Access to Work grant scheme.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time taken was for her Department to undertake a mandatory reconsideration of its decision to refuse employment and...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) she or (b) the Minister of State for Disabled People authorised her Department’s decision to contest Mr Connor’s legal...

      Pension Wise: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had a (a) telephone and (b) digital appointment with the Pension Wise service since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pension Funds: Science and Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to the fee cap proposed in her Department's consultation entitled Improving outcomes for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Services: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many veterinary surgeons hold the required qualifications to carry out export health certification by (a) type of...

    • Fisheries: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the UK applied to the EU for third country status on fisheries.

      Flood Control: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what payments have been made from the Flood Recovery Fund to farmers in (a) West Worcestershire and (b) Worcestershire.

      Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times his Department has issued guidance to individual Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities since 2010.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on undertaking a consultation on food labelling requirements relating to animal...

      Apples: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial support his Department is providing to apple growers in response to reductions in demand from pubs and...

      Fisheries: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support upskilling in the fishing sector.

      Agriculture: Shrewsbury and Atcham

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

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimates the Environment Agency has made on funding needed for future flood risk mitigation.

      Flood Control: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environmental Agency has spent on flood defence measures in each year since 2010.

      Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the Environmental Agency.

      Heather Burning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 92945 on heather burning, how many site visits (a) his Department...

      Washing Machines: Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to make mesh filters in washing machines compulsory to prevent microbeads entering rivers and...

  • Home Office

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police resources have been allocated to fraud investigation in each of the last 10 years.

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle child sexual abuse (a) at home and (b) online.

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of trends in levels of domestic abuse during the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Coventry, (b) the...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to provide practical support to people discovered in modern slavery rings by police sting operations.

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on police force finances of funding the long-term salaries of new police officers.

      Economic Crime Strategic Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the need to increase independent input on the Economic Crime Strategic Board (ECSB).

      Gangs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the steps schools can take to reduce the number of young people...

      Emergency Calls: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the (a) number of hoax calls made to the emergency services and (b) prosecution rate for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood of 17 February 2020 on the regulation of shisha...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have applied for funding from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to date.

    • Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have received money from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to date.

      Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated to local authorities from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to date.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authority accountable officers have indicated to his Department that they may have to consider issuing...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £60 million announced by his Department to support the enforcement of covid-19 regulations in...

      Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2020 to Question 91059 on the Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel, how many times the...

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the removal of the statutory requirement to...

  • Treasury

    • Job Support Scheme: Pre-school Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether early years providers will be able to use the Job Support Scheme announced on 24 September 2020 if those providers also receive early entitlement...

    • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people working in nuclear decommissioning for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will be exempt from the provisions of the Restriction of Public...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the business rates holiday for (a) businesses in retail, leisure and hospitality and (b)...

      Treasury: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to consult with (a) recognised trade unions and (b) HMRC on environmental sustainability issues at his Department.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of flattening the taper down of Small Brewers Duty Relief on the development of small brewers.

      Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make provision to ensure that UK citizens resident in the remaining EU 27 countries are able to have British Civil Service and other state...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide one-off funding of £270 million to (a) support and (b) extend tenancies for people at risk of homelessness...

      Community Care: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide ring fenced funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review for community social care services.

      UK Government Investments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Question 86572, Answered on 24 September, whether the list of UKGI register of interests in publicly accessible.

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) his international counterparts, (b) global financial institutions and (c) private creditors on developing a debt...

      Service Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he is providing for the (a) events, (b) hospitality and (c) nightlife industries which are unable to reopen as a result of the covid-19...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of a reduction in Beer Duty on small and medium sized brewers in West Yorkshire.

      Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number of small breweries at each level of production in hectolitres (a) 0-1000, (b) 1001-2000, (c) 2001-3000,...

      Science: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the financial support required to help ensure that Science and Discovery Centres do not close permanently as a result...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is planning to take to help cover employment costs for businesses in the hospitality, tourism, sport and entertainment sectors affected by...

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Life Sciences Investment Programme is planned to be launched; and whether he plans to increase that programme's budget in the forthcoming...

      Arm

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions he and his Department have had discussions with (a) Nvidia and (b) Arm on the sale of Arm from Softbank to Nvidia.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on support for businesses operating in the creative...

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department had with representatives of the aviation industry regarding tax-free sales at UK airports to non-EU nationals after the...

      Aerospace Industry and Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in tax revenues originating from aviation and aerospace-related activities in (a) 2020-21 and (b) the next three...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has in place to ensure that musicians working overseas are able to fulfill booked gigs in Europe after the...

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications have been received for the Emergency Grassroot Music Venues Fund; and how many of those applications...

      Twitter: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Twitter on (a) racial bias in its thumbnail algorithm and (b) redress for people...

      Arm: Nvidia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the national security implications of the Nvidia/Softbank Arm deal.

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether illegal fraudulent and scam content will be included within the scope of forthcoming online harms legislation.

      Social Media: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report entitled Video Unavailable: Social Media Platforms Remove Evidence of War Crimes, published by...

      Music: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to support music businesses in the event that they cannot reopen when the Coronavirus Job...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing greater restrictions on loot boxes in video games.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of workers who have left the theatre, arts and creative sectors as a result of the...

      Arm: Nvidia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions he and his Department have had discussions with (a) Nvidia and (b) Arm on the sale of Arm from Softbank...

      Arts Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has been made on implementing the Arts Council 10 Year Plan.

      Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what exemptions the Government has sought from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control regulation in order to ensure that UK...

      Theatres: Coronavirus

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

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many members of House of Commons staff have roles with equality, diversity, inclusion or...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the level of road tax evasion.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial support they plan to provide to the aviation industry in the UK to support that industry during the COVID-19 pandemic; and how they calculated...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to arrange a debate on the report by the Committee on Climate Change Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress report to Parliament, published on...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Pedestrian Areas: Greater Manchester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the guidance about smoke-free pavement licences to Manchester City Council from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government was agreed with...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Court: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable Crown Court proceedings to be viewed remotely from outside the court estate.

    • Crown Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many courtrooms in the Crown Court of England and Wales are currently set aside for the exclusive use of members of the public and press to observe (1) jury...

      Rule of Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to produce a list of laws which can be broken in a specific and limited way without penalty; and if so, when such a list would be available.

      Civil Partnerships and Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 August (HL7029) and by Lord Keen of Elie on 4 August (HL7031), what is the timetable for...

      Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow commercial wedding celebrants to perform legally recognised marriages without being precluded from carrying on a business of...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 prevent a possession notice where the notice was served to private rented sector tenants...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Zara Mohammadi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the case of Zara Mohammadi; and what response they have received.

    • China and Hong Kong: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the advisory warning issued by the government of the United States on 14 September against travel to mainland China and Hong...

      Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what urgent action they are taking, together with international partners, to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global efforts to address (1) HIV...

      Russia: Pipelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Germany about the future of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline since the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the report by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds A lost decade for nature, published on 14...

    • Rivers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of rivers in England are considered to be in good ecological condition; whether this figure has declined since (1) 2015, and (2) 2010; if so, what...

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

    • Armed Forces: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to help armed forces personnel from Commonwealth countries to settle in the UK.

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their paper on group-based child sexual exploitation; and who externally has been appointed to review the paper prior to its publication.

      Terrorism: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of religion in participation in terrorism.

      Hatun Tash

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Hatun Tash was detained by the police on 13 September; if so, on what grounds; whether there are any restrictions in place on Hatun Tash's...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide financial support (1) to further education, and (2) to sixth form, colleges.

    • Confucius Institutes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received regarding the activities of (1) Confucius Institutes in universities, and (2) Confucius Classrooms in schools; and what...

      National Skills Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the written answer by Baroness Berridge on 30 March (HL2644), when they expect to launch a consultation on the National Skills Fund.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliament: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to provide COVID-19 testing facilities within the Palace of Westminster or the Parliamentary Estate; and if there are any such plans,...

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