Written answers

Thursday, 1 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the compliance of his Department’s rules on annual leave carry-over with the Working Time...

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential cost savings that could be achieved from introducing a rolling programme of rail electrification compared...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of the rail network have been electrified in England in each year since 2010.

      Trains: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of the UK rail network are suitable for battery technology powered trains to operate.

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of the UK rail network are suitable for hydrogen technology powered trains to operate.

      Railway Track

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total mileage is of track in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Great Britain.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of the UK rail network does not benefit from electrification.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of the UK rail network is electrified.

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to introduce early stage projects with the objectives of (a) progressing the introduction of hydrogen trains on the UK...

      Taxis: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 September 2020 to Question 93554, what the scientific basis is for his Department's decision not to enforce mandatory...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points in towns and cities in England.

      M11: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many collisions there have been at Junction 7 on the M11 in each of the last three years; and what has been the nature of those collisions.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 September 2020, HCWS460 on Rail Update, what steps he plans to take to ensure that operators improve...

      Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements: London North Eastern Railway and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total amount that will be paid to (a) LNER and (b) Northern Rail under the Emergency Recovery Management Agreements.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 September 2020, HCWS460 on Rail Update, what performance targets have been set; and if he will publish...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the Operator of Last Resort to each rail franchise as an alternative option to Emergency Recovery...

      Train Operating Companies: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Management Fee Performance Payment was at the end of the initial Emergency Measures Agreement period for each train operating company; and...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 September 2020, HCWS460 on Rail Update, who is responsible for operational decisions and performance of...

      Train Operating Companies: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether train operating companies will be subject to obligations to reduce their operating costs as a condition of Emergency Recovery Management...

      Train Operating Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing for open access train operators during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Train Operating Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 September 2020, HCWS460 on Rail Update, what estimate he has made of the level of debt that operating...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to continue to cover the cost of rolling stock company contracts under the new Emergency Recovery Management Agreements; and if he...

      Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on open access train operating companies of his recent decision to move away from rail franchising with...

      Greek Islands: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to publish the (a) data and (b) evidential basis for the Government's decision-making on including the Greek islands on the...

      Train Operating Companies: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish the Emergency Recovery Management Agreements signed with Train Operating Companies.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 September 2020, HCWS460, if he will publish the tougher performance targets for operators under the...

      London North Eastern Railway and Northern Rail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to tender the (a) LNER and (b) Northern Rail contracts to private sector companies.

      Official Cars: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of commercial fleet vehicles on air quality in (a) Huddersfield and (b) the UK.

  • Treasury

    • Working Tax Credit: Washington and Sunderland West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families with children received the £20 per week uplift in Working Tax Credit basic element payments in Washington and Sunderland West...

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Trusted Support Service will be operational for all eligible declarations between Great Britain and Northern Ireland on 1 January 2021.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 September 2020 to Question 93667, if he will (a) request and (b) publish aggregate statistics on the data held by HMRC as...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) request and (b) publish aggregate statistics on the data held by HMRC from countries participating in information exchange under the (i)...

      Revenue and Customs: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for HMRC Datalab.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 September 2020 to Question 93721 on Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Personal Care Services, which (a) industries and...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional provisions he has under assessment to help self-employed individuals who do not qualify for the Self-employed Income Support Scheme.

      Working Tax Credit: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families with children received the £20 per week uplift in Working Tax Credit basic element payments in the North East in each month since...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the treatment by Germany and Italy of (a) business events and (b) trade fairs as...

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason he plans to remove the ability for customers to reclaim VAT on luxury good sales in the UK at custom points.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a sector specific extension to the Self Employment Income Support scheme for industries that...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether reusable menstrual underwear is defined as a reusable menstrual product for the purposes of the forthcoming VAT zero rate for menstrual products.

      Employee Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) holding period from five to three years.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make available additional support beyond the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and Job Support Scheme for people working in industries...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his extension of the Self-employed Income Support Scheme is a grant covering 20 per cent on average monthly trading profits.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many policy evaluations of non-structural tax reliefs have been undertaken by (a) HMRC and (b) his Department in each of the last five years.

      Investment Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department made of the effect of the number of UK-listed companies which have suspended or cancelled dividend payments on (a) pension...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he is making available to eradicate fuel poverty through the insulation of homes in Bosworth.

      UK Government Investments: Business Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the UKGI's annual declaration of interests compliance officer is.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 18 year olds are estimated to be eligible for proceeds under the Child Trust Fund in September 2020.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is making an assessment of the potential merits of introducing funding schemes similar to the Eat Out to Help Out initiative in support of...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate funding to local authorities to enable them to create their own discretionary business support schemes based on local information.

      Disadvantaged: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on regional economic inequalities.

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to create a national clean air fund to support the implementation of Clean Air Zones in cities.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Buses: Northern Ireland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on increasing support for the hydrogen-powered bus sector in Northern Ireland.

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on preparations for the end of the transition period.

      Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on a UK-wide approach to tackling covid-19.

      Duty Free Allowances: Northern Ireland

      If he will make representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that the extension of duty free arrangements to the EU from January 2021 includes Northern Ireland airports.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • General Practitioners: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the GP-to-patient ratio for female patients with epilepsy aged people 15 and 45 years in the...

    • Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what value of Healthy Start vouchers have been redeemed in 2019-20.

      Food Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children living in food insecure households in England.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking during the second wave of covid-19 to protect people who were in the shielding category during the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that vulnerable people can access the flu vaccine for winter 2020-21.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an update on the roll-out of the flu vaccination programme for winter 2020-21.

      Addictions: Health Services

      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 those unable to attend addiction recovery groups...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he had made of the adequacy of funding for public health departments within local authorities in England.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of individuals with qualifying serious long term health conditions who (a) are entitled to...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of individuals who (a) are entitled to an NHS flu vaccine in 2020 and (b) have received one...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people entitled to an NHS flu vaccine in 2020.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of flu vaccine supplies.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) general practitioners and (b) pharmacies on the adequacy of their 2020 flu vaccines supply.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidential basis for the decision to introduce a 10pm closing time for pubs as part of the covid-19 lockdown...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 89709 on Food: Labelling, which organisations and experts he has met with...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he made an assessment of the potential merits of awarding covid-19 test, track and trace contracts to local authorities before he...

      Coronavirus: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Dartford constituency who have been tested for covid-19 in the last four weeks.

      Coronavirus: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the availability of covid-19 tests for people living in North Kent of the closure of the...

      Coronavirus: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential spread of covid-19 through bags for life and other reusable plastic bags in...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it remains his Department's policy to halve childhood obesity by 2030, as outlined in the childhood obesity plan, published in...

      Mumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the change in the prevalence of mumps in the last three years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) GP surgeries and (b) community pharmacies in Birmingham have reported a shortage of the 2020 flu vaccine.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support (a) GP surgeries and (b) community pharmacies to meet increased demand for the winter flu vaccine.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is giving to GPs and community pharmacies to ensure they have adequate stocks of the 2020 flu vaccine.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of the 2020 flu vaccine.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what restrictions are in place on visits to children and young people aged under 25 who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities...

      Blood Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of diagnoses there will be for (a) leukaemia, (b) myeloma and (c) lymphoma in England over the...

      General Practitioners: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the GP-to-patient ratio for female patients between 15 and 45 with epilepsy in Stalybridge and Hyde...

      General Practitioners: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the GP to patient ratio for female patients between the ages of 15 and 45 years old with epilepsy in...

      General Practitioners: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the GP to patient ratio for female patients between the ages of 15 to 45 years old with epilepsy in...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children under five years old who are obese in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Obesity: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of exempting small shops under 280sqm from the siting restrictions set...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will issue guidance to schools on using locally grown produce in the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what strategy his Department has to tackle Foetal Alcohol Syndrome; and what steps his Department is taking to make pregnant mothers...

      Addictions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding has been allocated for addiction services in (a) England and (b) each local authority in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many soliped and equidae were slaughtered at each abattoir licensed to slaughter horses in 2019.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that it (a) secures and (b) maintains an adequate supply of the influenza vaccine for...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people his Department estimates will require a Winter 2020-21 influenza vaccine; and how many of those vaccines will be...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on the number of daily cases of covid-19 that would result in reintroduction of shielding advice and support.

      NHS: Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on a national eye health strategy; and what assessment he has made of the effect of medical research on finding...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of women affected by the backlog in breast screening appointments that has arisen as a result of...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with infantile fibrosarcoma in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with pseudomyxoma in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the last five years.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available patients with non-melanoma skin cancer to help with the psychological effect of (a) the disease and (b) the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the length of time that people identified as extremely clinically vulnerable will have to continue to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that any future reviews of guidance on shielding are undertaken in consultation with charities working with shielded...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential risk of the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency being given...

      GP Surgeries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide support for GP practices to become covid-secure and allow for social distancing.

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on increasing NHS support for people with gambling addiction.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that disabled people exempt from wearing masks are not being discriminated against when...

      Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to use the workplace to promote improved health outcomes for people over 60.

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of fuel poverty on trends in the level of respiratory problems.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the Government will use to decide whether the wearing of face coverings (a) in shops and (b) on public transport will...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of face coverings in reducing the level of covid-19 cases since the wearing...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria must be met for the Government to review its policy on mandatory face coverings in enclosed spaces.

      Charities: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of personal protection equipment for charities providing frontline care and support for...

      P14 Medical: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department had a relationship with P14 Medical LTD before the awarding of a contract to provide personal protective equipment...

      Chemical Intelligence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department had a relationship with Chemical Intelligence Limited before the awarding of a contract to provide personal...

      Ramfoam: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department had a relationship with Ramfoam before the awarding of a contract to provide personal protective equipment in May 2020.

      Unispace Global Health: Protective Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department had a relationship with Unispace Global Health before the awarding of a contract for personal protective equipment...

      Ayanda Capital: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department had a relationship with Ayanda Capital before the awarding of a contract to provide personal protective equipment...

      Home Care Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) care providers and (b) local authorities on home carers receiving pay for the time that they spend...

      Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he plans to provide to adult social care providers after the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund ends on 30 September...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the equity of permitting 15 attendees at religious weddings and six at humanist...

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to (i) review, (ii) improve and (iii) expand the Flood Recovery Framework, and the resources...

      Mining: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government if he will provide support to mining communities to maintain recreational grounds and miners' welfares where they are...

      Empty Property: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of empty shops on high streets in England.

      Empty Property: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of vacant shops on high streets in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for updating the Hate crime action plan 2016 to 2020; and what the process is for engaging...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Minister for Building Safety's evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government on 18...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many leaseholder feedback forms have been received by his Department in each month since the form's introduction.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to work with mortgage providers and insurers to ensure that they are complying...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to improve the clarity of guidance on buildings where lenders are requiring External...

      Property Development: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the (a) planning system and (b) National Planning Policy...

      Local Plans: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide for (a) shared mobility solutions, (b) public transport and (c) other sustainable...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed national infrastructure levy on the...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much the Government spent on removing unsafe non-Aluminium Composite Material from high-rise residential buildings...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many high-rise residential buildings in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency still have unsafe non-Aluminium...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of professionals available to complete EWS1 forms; and what steps...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that building owners complete EWS1 forms when that has been requested by residents...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to people who are unable to sell their properties because (a) their building still has...

      Building Safety Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria the Government will use to determine eligibility for membership of the Building Advisory Committee.

      Homelessness: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Rough Sleeping Strategy, published in 2018, what progress he has made on...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of court closures on victims during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to mitigate the risk of increased victim attrition from court cases as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Criminal Proceedings: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the level of victim satisfaction with the criminal justice system.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to covid-19 regulations providing for 15 people to gather only for legally recognised marriages, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Victims Strategy, what progress has been made on publishing revised police guidance on interviewing and supporting victims.

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding civil hearings excluding trials were listed to be heard before county and civil courts excluding the High Court as of 23 September 2020.

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil trials listed to be heard before county and civil courts excluding the High Court were outstanding as of 23 September 2020.

      Prisoners On Remand: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what planning (a) his Department and (b) HM Courts and Tribunals Service have carried out for the future provision of virtual remand hearings in the...

      Private Rented Housing: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference section 1.19 of his Department's Guidance for landlords and tenants, what plans he has to collect and publish data on the number of...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what was the average amount of time spent on remand in 2019.

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many illegal evictions took place in England and Wales between the implementation of the stay on possession proceedings on 25 March 2020 until the...

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information he uses to measure the backlog of cases in civil and county courts.

      Television Licences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many ongoing prosecutions there are for TV licence non-payment.

      Remand in Custody: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are currently on remand in Stockport.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are in custody for non-payment of a fine arising out of a TV Licensing conviction.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Institute of Economic Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reasons items relating to the Institute of Economic Affairs were removed from the official record of her ministerial meetings and...

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of sectors requiring trade cooperation with Israel beyond the trade continuity agreement.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph 76 of the report of the United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen dated 9...

      Trade Agreements: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what contingency preparations she plans to make for a continuity trade agreement with Turkey in the event of not reaching a deal with the EU...

      Rules of Origin

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish guidance on how rules of origin will operate after the end of the transition period.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the air-strike on houses in Al-Silw on 29 October 2016 was among the...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 19 November 2017 air-strike on a house in Al-Maslub was among the...

      Department for International Trade: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she approved (a) the original publication of DIT ministers' meetings, hospitality, gifts and overseas travel: January to March 2020...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Females: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to (a) progress the equality agenda for girls...

    • Russia and USA: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support negotiations between the United States and the Russian Federation on the...

      Kameel Juma Hasan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in Bahrain on (a) securing the release from prison of...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to meetings between his Ministers and Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 7 September...

      Mohammed al-Roken

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Emirati counterpart on the political prisoner Mohammed al-Roken.

      Dual Use Goods and Technologies: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of the sale of dual-use goods that could be used for military purposes by...

      Education: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK-funded educational material and teachers supported by UK aid...

      Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to implement the policies set out in the paper entitled UK Approach to Protection of Civilians...

      Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Minister is responsible for delivering the commitments set out in the new UK Approach to Protection of...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his timescale is for rescheduling the postponed Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative conference,...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of staff employed by the Department for International Development were from BAME backgrounds prior...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government is providing support overseas to tackle (a) historical carbon emissions and (b) factory...

      Tanzania: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to review the covid-19 guidance on travel to Tanzania.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to include conflict prevention as part of his Department's contribution to the Integrated...

      Sudan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the education of former combatants reintegrating into civilian life...

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what programmes his Department is funding in Sudan.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Government plans to respond to the Third Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Flying Home: The...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his former Department's report of January 2015, Review of consular assistance following murder...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his former Department's report of January 2015, Review of consular assistance following murder...

      Tibet: Surveillance

      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 charges brought against a New York City...

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to publish an official response to the APPG on Deaths Abroad, Consular Services and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Journalism: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he plans to publish the findings of the independent review that he commissioned into claims of journalists being blacklisted by his Department.

    • Centre of Excellence for Human Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on establishing the Centre of Excellence for Human Security.

      Royal Military Academy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on the upper age limit for applicants to that Academy during the covid-19...

      Sri Lanka: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of withdrawing the UK's resident Defence Advisor from Sri Lanka in response to reported human rights...

      Sri Lanka: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's defence engagement programme with Sri Lanka in light of reported human rights abuses in that country.

      Iraq: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the number of cases brought against the armed forces by Iraqi nationals which were settled out of court.

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the base locations are in Saudi Arabia of the Royal Saudi Air Force’s Typhoon pilots who have been trained to fly in the UK by the RAF.

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) training and (b) other support Saudi pilots trained in the UK to fly Typhoons receive from the (i) RAF and (ii) his Department's contractors...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether UK-trained pilots have undertaken combat missions in Yemen.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average number of claimants each work coach is supporting in each region.

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the £20 uplift to universal credit in response to covid-19 outbreak.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the mandatory financial advice requirement for people wishing to transfer or convert a DB pension with a transfer...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she next plans to review the benefit cap.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff of her Department have been transferred from working on Child Maintenance Service issues since March 2020.

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the proposed Remedial Order to extend the legislation governing widowed parent's allowance and bereavement support payments will be...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent work coaches are employed by her Department in each region.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the introduction and implementation of universal credit on its ability to meet...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what strategy his Department has in place to ensure that the Government's tree planting targets are met.

    • Rivers: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce pollution levels in rivers.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the maximum penalty is for someone found to be illegally importing puppies.

      Air Pollution: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will postpone the introduction of proposed Clean Air Zones until after the end of the covid-19 outbreak to minimise...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of flood warning systems in the UK.

      Clothing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations set out in the All-Party...

      Flood Control: Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reforest upstream areas to reduce flooding risk.

      Flood Control: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what short-term flood prevention measures will be put in place to tackle the potential for flooding in Shrewsbury in winter...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Government has allocated to flood resilience schemes in each year since 2010.

      Recreation Spaces: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) national parks and (b) other public open spaces can be accessed to...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Wildlife and Countryside Link's campaign for a National...

      Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on dog welfare.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were seized by the Animal Health and Plant Agency for having been illegally imported via (a) Eurotunnel, (b)...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the addition of pesticides to the exclusions list in the UK Internal Market Bill means that devolved Governments...

      Agriculture: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the draft National Action Plan on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides will be published for consultation; and what steps...

      Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to work with the agricultural sector to develop the market for digestate as an...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether plans to implement digitally the documentary and identity SPS checks on goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

      Veterinary Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of veterinary officials that will be required at border inspection posts in Northern...

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many post-Balai import checks took place between February 2019 and August 2020.

  • Home Office

    • Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of (a) the volume of user-generated fraudulent and scam content posted on online platforms and (b) the harm that...

    • Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to tackle user-generated fraudulent and scam content on online platforms.

      Fraud: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have contacted Action Fraud regarding potential pension scams since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Immigrants: Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies on preventing infiltration of the police by foreign intelligence agents of...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria Action Fraud use to decide whether a matter reported by the public is referred to a police force.

      Immigration: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a new immigration route to allow international students to enter the UK on a work or study-based placement of...

      Emergency Calls: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure police and fire emergency control room computer systems have effective back-ups and safeguards to prevent...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the UK’s designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

      Offences against Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to collect data on the incidence of crime against children during the lockdown restrictions due to the...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has issued guidance to staff undertaking face-to-face substantive interviews of asylum claimants to ensure that they facilitate...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a legal requirement for asylum seekers to be given advance notice of the accommodation that they are to be placed in.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were awaiting assessment in the latest period for which figures are available; what recent estimate she has...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of electric vehicles produced in the UK in 2030.

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be employed in the electric vehicle manufacturing sector by 2030.

      Events Industry and Trade Fairs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is making an assessment of the potential merits of giving trade fairs and events organisers a three-month...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the amount fraudulently acquired from the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase consumer confidence in high street retail shopping.

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he ha made of the rate of transfer from gas home heating to electric over the next five years.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on their progress in implementing the Consumer Vulnerability...

      Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what research the Medical Research Council is funding into diffuse midline glioma.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that electricity supply is adequate to match the increase in demand for electric vehicles.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the legislative proposals needed to enable electricity distribution companies to prepare...

      Energy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to energy providers facing penalties for non-delivery of Capacity Market...

      Energy: Self-sufficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure UK energy self sufficiency.

      Natural Gas: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what stets he is taking to avoid UK dependence on (a) continental European and (b) Russian gas.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential increase in electricity demand in order to charge electric cars by 2025.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what preparations his Department has made for the COP26 climate summit.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to new projects for wind-based renewable energy generation.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to (a) support the roll-out of large scale non-residential heat pump projects and (b) meet...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Question

      What recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on the UK's trade negotiations with the EU.

    • Life Expectancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of life expectancy in (a) Coventry North East constituency,...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) people and (b) people who are (i) women, (ii) disabled, (iii) BAME, (iv) under 25 years old, (v)...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the daily death rate was from (a) cancer, (b) dementia (c) Alzheimer's disease, (d) coronary heart...

      Infrastructure: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to increase (a) infrastructure spending and (b) the number of large...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that Article 8 of the Withdrawal Agreement is implemented in full.

      Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change in value was of (a) exports and (b) imports between the UK and the Irish Republic between (i)...

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many letters Government Ministers have (a) received from MPs and (b) replied to since 1 May 2020.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness, and (b) value for money of private companies contracted...

      Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) guidance and (b) public information has been issued to businesses on complying with the import of...

      Question

      What steps he is taking to help ensure that SMEs are awarded public procurement contracts.

      Question

      What plans his Department has to introduce a national identity card.

      Coal: Exports and Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the net effect of import and export of UK coal on the balance of payments in...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died (a) with covid-19 symptoms and (b) from covid-19 to date.

      Devolution: Public Opinion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent in each of the last twelve months on polling the general public on their...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the 2021 local...

      Polling Stations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made about the accessibility of polling stations to people with dementia.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Age UK and (b) other organisations representing older people and...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to increase funding for (a) children’s centres, (b) youth workers and (c) other early intervention services during the covid-19...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to support the childcare sector to ensure that parents can access the childcare that they need during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to disburse the additional funding and grants for costs associated with the covid-19 outbreak claimed for by (a) Eversely...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the trends in the level of school exclusions in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England...

      National Tutoring Programme: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will allocate ring-fenced funding as part of the National Tutoring Programme to children from Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller communities.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been sent home from school due to a covid-19 outbreak since March 2020; if he will publish the number of those children who...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all pupils are able to access physical education outdoors.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with local authorities to ensure that children’s services are not adversely affected due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Departments' policy is on measuring attendance rates at schools where children have been sent home from school due to a covid-19 outbreak.

      Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of school closures on (a) Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils and (b) other pupils experiencing the poorest...

      Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of permitting UK-based school residential trips to take place where the venues hosting those...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework conducted by Dame Shirley Pearce and...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what changes are made to a student's maintenance loan when circumstances require them to change from a student living away from home to a student...

      Foster Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department has provided to foster carers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with (a) universities who operate student accommodation and (b) private providers of student accommodation on...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support volunteers in the third sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to take to further steps to support the live entertainment industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that funding for the live entertainment industry is made available to all parts...

      BBC: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the criteria by which he is seeking a candidate for the Chairmanship of the BBC.

      BBC: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the process will commence to appoint a new a Chairman of the BBC; and whether that process will be an open competition.

      BBC: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what role the Commissioner of Public Appointments will play in the process of selecting a new Chairman of the BBC.

      Lord Moore of Etchingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings (a) he or (b) he and the Prime Minister has had with Lord Charles Moore in 2020; and on what dates those...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure the transparency of the process by which funds are allocated through the Dormant Accounts Scheme.

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the suspension of driving tests during the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to extend the validity period of driving test theory certificates.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2019-21

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Welsh Government, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Northern Ireland Executive, about the United...

    • Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to instruct pubs to close an hour earlier in areas under local restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so why.

      Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 September (HL7963), whether the model being used by the International Standards Board to set...

      Hydrogen Advisory Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the Terms of Reference of the Hydrogen Advisory Council.

      Accountancy: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 September (HL7849), whether (1) the Secretary of State, (2) the UK Endorsement Board, (3) the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • China: Minority Groups

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

    • 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 on Lesbos.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Foreign Secretary last spoke directly to the Foreign Minister of Iran about the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe; and whether any such discussions...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by United States Customs and Border Protection to issue five Withhold Release Orders on products from China...

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the report by Amnesty International Military Limited: The company financing human rights abuses in Myanmar, published on 10...

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to implement the proposals contained in the joint briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, Burma Campaign UK and...

      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...

      Turkey: Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of (1) Turkey, and (2) Greece, (a) to de-escalate the dispute over maritime rights in the eastern...

  • Treasury

    • Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of negative interest rates being introduced in the current financial year.

    • Investment Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that dividend recapitalisations have on financial security (1) nationally, and (2) internationally.

      Financial Institutions: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many financial institutions in the UK have been subject to fines for misconduct in each year since 2000; and what was the total amount of fines paid by them.

      Advertising: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consider revenue-raising opportunities and consequential behavioural changes through the levying of taxes on online and television...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Property Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to prevent developments stalling, and (2) to ensure obligations to build are met in a timely manner, in their changes to planning rules.

    • Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to honour their announcement on 18 March that “no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their...

      Planning: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 16 September (HL7638), what assessment they have made of the letter sent by the Rural Services...

      Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with (1) the Northern Ireland Executive, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Welsh Government, about the scope for (1)...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a package of financial support to enable tenants to pay off arrears accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order (1) to prevent...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are introducing to ensure that private renters whose income has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of eviction do not...

      Local Government: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have received from Lancashire County Council for the reorganisation of local government in that county; and what plans they have to...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to eradicate rough sleeping.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time for people who pass the recruitment process for the British Armed Forces before they receive a job offer.

    • Armed Conflict: Explosives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any contribution to the Draft Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from Humanitarian Harm arising from the use...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the event that the military is used to support the enforcement of new COVID-19 restrictions, whether military personnel will be empowered to issue fines for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Furs: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to ban the sale of fur products in England.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Au Pairs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what immigration rules will apply to au pairs from EU countries who (1) are currently living with families in the UK, (2) wish to commence residency in the UK...

    • Armed Forces: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 9 September (HL Deb, col 758), on what date Ministers will complete their discussions on visa fees for Commonwealth...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 July (HL6581), whether their paper on group-based child sexual exploitation...

      British National (Overseas): Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about rental problems faced by British National (Overseas) citizens who are currently in the UK on leave outside the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises are appointed to Cabinet Office advisory panels; and what plans they have, if any, to...

    • House of Lords: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have held with (1) the Northern Ireland Executive, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Welsh Government, about recommendations for...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes will be necessary at the ports of Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock following the end of the transition period with the EU on 1 January 2021.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what personnel would be necessary to manage any agreed administrative border between Great Britain and the island of Ireland; and where these personnel would be...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure there will be no shortage of medicinal drugs produced outside the UK in the event they do not reach a trade agreement with the EU.

      Veterans: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their paper The Strategy for our Veterans, published in November 2018, what progress has been made in improving data collection to help prevent...

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support the Office for Veterans' Affairs provides to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Employment: Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Office for Veterans' Affairs is taking to work with the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure that veterans who have become unemployed during...

      Civil Service: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the civil service are currently working from home.

      Doug Gurr

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, when Doug Gurr will take up his role as an advisor to the Government Digital Service; what his role and responsibilities will be; and whether he will remain in...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote public morale during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Minister for Investment last met representatives of the UK automotive industry to discuss (1) the reduction in investment that motor...

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