Written answers

Monday, 5 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2020 to Question 91626, if he will publish a list of projects and programmes he has tasked the Acceleration...

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans publish a white paper on the future of UK railways.

      Network Rail: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of staff (a) employed by or (b) under contract to Network Rail to undertake rail electrification construction...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail operators on plans to make (a) three-day (b) other part-time season tickets available to rail passengers across...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates Ministers and officials have met representatives of the open-access rail operators Hull Trains and Grand Central to discuss support for...

      Driving Tests: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for a driving test date in (a) England and (b) Ellesmere Port and Neston in the latest...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what tailored support is available to the coaches industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Motorways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has published on using motorway lanes safely.

      Shipping: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, ahead of COP26, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a green shipping fund.

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) suspected and (b) confirmed cases of covid-19 have been reported among driving examiners in each month since June 2020.

      Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish the Taxi and Private Hire Bill.

      Shipping: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the technologies required to deliver a green UK shipping industry.

      Shipping: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support private investment in the UK maritime industry.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to the maritime industry to support the decarbonisation of that industry.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the level of funding that would be required to decarbonise the maritime industry.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the role decarbonising the maritime industry can play in reaching net zero by 2050.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Skilled Workers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the publication by the Mayor of London entitled Skills for Londoners: a Call for Action, published in...

    • Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) ease of use of the search facilities HM Land Registry uses to...

      Events Industry and Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of people employed in the (a)...

      Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 21 September 2020 Question 90945 on Remote Working, whether he plans to make an assessment of...

      Post Office and UK Government Investments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any Government internal audit has identified the Post Office Limited or UKGI as entities which lacked a...

      Post Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department retained a copy of Second Sight’s final report into the Post Office Limited's Horizon IT...

      Post Office: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Triennial Reviews there have been of Post Office Limited; and when those reviews were carried out.

      Post Office and Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the Partner Organisation Assessment made by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of applications to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme have been declined to date.

      Employment: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of developing work hubs in towns to (a) support remote...

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the threshold at which statutory bereavement leave is provided for parents that lose a child during...

      Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting an increased fixed statutory level for which music...

      Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with music streaming companies on the rates of remuneration for minority language...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest in the awarding of contracts to develop a...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to seek access to the EU's Galileo system in order to avoid disruption to existing...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to Question 93621, if the Government will publish its Nationally Determined...

      Research: Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect of UK Research and Innovation’s proposed...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to ask clinically extremely vulnerable people to shield again in areas with additional covid-19 restrictions...

    • Health Services: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with local Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards on their plans to...

      Health Services: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure patient access to high quality community rehabilitation.

      Health Services: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve rehabilitation services for patients through the (a) NHS Constitution and (b) NHS Long Term Plan.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of levels of compliance with the ban on menthol cigarettes; and what steps the Government is taking to remove...

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the infection fatality rate is (a) overall, (b) for women, (c) for men, for covid-19 cases; and what the infection fatality rate...

      Meat Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's proposed health marks for meat are finalised and in use by the end of the...

      Coronavirus: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) cases of and (b) deaths from covid-19 have been recorded in food factories in England to date.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of air pollution-related illness to the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to end the marketing of high-sugar and high-fat foods to infants and children.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to tackle childhood obesity by making it mandatory to label the nutritional value of food in a way...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department included key performance indicators in its contracts with (a) Deloitte and (b) Boston Consulting Group for those...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the extension of bowel cancer screening to people aged over 50 is planned to begin.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of covid-19 have been tracked and traced as a result of the NHS covid-19 app.

      Contact Tracing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reliability of (a) Ring Central, (b) Amazon Workspaces, (c) Contact Tracing Advice Service, and (d)...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu vaccines were held in stock on 29 September 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 89690 on Coronavirus: Screening, what the performance standards are that...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 89687 on Coronavirus: Screening, what the performance standards are that Serco...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 89688 on Coronavirus: Screening, what the performance standards are that Deloitte...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 89689 on Coronavirus: Screening, what the performance standards are that Randox...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of false positive covid-19 test results on (a) the overall number of covid-19 cases in the UK...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether children and adults with cystic fibrosis will continue to receive priority access to influenza vaccinations in 2020.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his Department's policy to offer children and adults with cystic fibrosis priority access to influenza vaccinations for the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to implement the (a) recommendation to increase the availability of talking therapies as an...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the UK National Screening Committee's review of the process of screening for prostate cancer.

      Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 81540, if he will publish data on waiting times by (a) borough, (b) NHS hospital Trust, (c) region...

      Gender Recognition: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral response of the Minister for Women and Equalities to the Urgent Question from the hon. Member for Reigate of 24...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      What steps his Department is taking to increase Covid-19 testing capacity.

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Correspondence and Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the time taken to respond to (a) written questions and (b) letters from hon. Members.

    • Council of Europe

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make time for an annual debate in Government time on the role of the Council of Europe.

  • Department for Education

    • Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people aged (a) over 18 and (b) over 23 who do not have a level 3 qualification, by (i) local authority...

    • Adoption Support Fund: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to provide (a) therapeutic and (b) other support to adoptive families through the Adoption Support Fund on a long-term basis.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in place to (a) contact, (b) encourage parents who have not sent their children back to school to do so and (c) provide home school...

      Swimming: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of ensuring that swimming lessons are free of charge for children whose families...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether an early years provider can require a child to self-isolate for 14 days before attending its premises after they visit an area in the UK...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to continue funding early entitlements for free childcare at the rate of occupancy before the covid-19 outbreak after January 2021.

      Further Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money from the public purse has been spent on capital improvements to further education colleges in each year since 2000.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on prioritising covid-19 testing for children without covid-19...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a London Apprenticeship Service.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that covid-19 home testing kits are readily available in early years settings.

      Children: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils who have suffered a family bereavement since the...

      Free School Meals: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that all disadvantaged children are able to access a free school breakfast.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in place to ensure that the assessment of children who may require special needs support is not additionally delayed as a result of...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of covid-19 risk posed to nursery workers who have returned to work since 1 June 2020.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Level 2 apprenticeships were (a) started and (b) completed in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Skills Toolkit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have (a) started and (b) completed courses available in The Skills Toolkit online learning platform since it was launched on 28 April 2020.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2020 to Question 91681 on pre-school education: coronavirus, if he will request that HM Chief Inspector publish...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that safety measures introduced to nurseries re-opening as covid-19 lockdown restrictions were eased are...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement of 21 September 2020 entitled Eight more Nightingale Courts to deliver justice, how many of those nightingale courts...

    • Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many inquests there have been where (a) Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998 has been engaged, (b) Article 2 of that Act was engaged in relation...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable legal recognition of humanist marriages through section 14 of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples)...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) suspected and (b) confirmed cases of covid-19 have been reported among civil servants working in HM Courts and Tribunal Service in each...

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made representations to the EU on enabling Northern Ireland-origin goods which can freely circulate within the EU single...

    • Department for International Trade: Apprentices

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

      Institute of Economic Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Government business was discussed at (a) her dinner with the Institute of Economic Affairs on 14 January 2020 and (b) meetings with...

      Shipping: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support UK maritime trade links.

      Hydrogen: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department has had with UK businesses looking to export hydrogen technology internationally.

      Trade Agreements: Australia and Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to ensure that potential future trade agreements with (a) Canada...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Torture: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many cases of torture or suspected torture he recorded among British citizens detained overseas in 2019.

    • Rwanda: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 91695 on Rwanda: Females, on what dates the process and...

      China: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese authorities on the reports of persecution and monitoring of...

      Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to develop an action plan for its policy paper on the UK’s approach to...

      China: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the detention of Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference page 5 of the Sixth Special Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Merging success: Bringing...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 91694, what criteria his Department used to determine the...

      Maternal Mortality: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what changes have been made to UK Aid spending on reducing maternal deaths which satisfactorily address the...

      Overseas Aid: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to ensure that all UK aid spending Government departments achieve a (a) good or (b)...

      Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much the UK has (a) spent and (b) committed to be spent with the intention of helping achieve the UN...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his announcement on 22 July 2020 of a £2.9 billion reduction in the aid budget, which...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 91694 on overseas aid: poverty, in which countries the...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to assert the UK’s diplomatic protection of Mrs Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to Iran in...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the airstrikes in Washah in Yemen; and if he...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his Turkish counterpart on recent military activity against Kurds in Syria...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what attempts his Department has made to assert the UK’s right to consular access in the case of Mrs Nazanin...

      Abortion: Gender Selection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the practice of sex-selective abortion internationally.

      Nagorno-karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help de-escalate tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help resolve the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh does not become a front in a struggle...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict in...

      Zimbabwe: Politics And Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Zimbabwe on the process of taking farmland from white...

      Zimbabwe: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Zimbabwean counterpart on the (a) arrest and (b) alleged abuse of...

      Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase access to medicines in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.

      USA: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has in place to respond to the results of US presidential elections in the event that...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 69743 on Military Aid, for which countries the armed forces provided training in (a) 2015-16, (b)...

    • Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims have been made against UK (a) servicemen and (b) servicewomen in the past twenty-five years.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he will take to ensure service leavers who have had their resettlement workshops and courses cancelled as a result of the covid-19 outbreak...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the definition of what constitutes a pattern of incidents, used by his Department in its evaluation of allegations of violations of...

      Cyprus: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of reported Turkish naval activity in proximity to the territorial waters of...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the methodology used by his Department to evaluate allegations of violations of international humanitarian law caused by fixed-wing aircraft in...

      RAF Leeming and RAF Valley: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average salary is for people employed in maintenance jobs at (a) RAF Valley and (b) RAF Leeming as at 30 September 2020.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598 and related questions, how many allegations were newly entered into his Department's...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what specific police and military training is being provided by the UK to (a) Turkey, (b) Bahrain and (c) the Philippines.

      RAF Leeming: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the business case is for moving work carried out on the Hawk Contract for T1 and T2 jets from RAF Valley to RAF Leeming.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 84971 on Military Aid, how many flights did that training mission consist of.

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the simulator used by Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon pilots in the UK is operated by a private contractor.

      Reserve Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists have been mobilised as part of Operation Rescript.

      Saudi Arabia: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what types of munitions Royal Saudi Air Force pilots are able to simulate using from the Hawk T2.

      Belarus: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training was provided by the UK to the Belarusian armed forces between 2018 and 2020.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 84645, whether there is a difference between the (a) assets and (b) capabilities of the (i)...

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the location is of the RAF bases in the UK where Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon pilots are learning to fly the Typhoon.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will delay the discharge of service leavers who are being discharged on medical grounds, after suffering injuries sustained whilst on operations,...

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pilots are undergoing RAF training to fly the Typhoon, by nationality.

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of the Royal Saudi Air Force’s current Typhoon pilots were taught to fly the Typhoon by the RAF.

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2020 to Question 85970 on Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review, what the terms of reference are...

      Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy solely to use UK steel in the building of new Fleet Solid Support Ships.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the track miles or equivalent figure is for Foxhound; and how many years of data his Department holds on the track miles of Foxhound.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Welfare Delivery on 25 June 2020 Official Report, column 1455, what progress she...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on the new agent-led process for both personal and corporate appointees, as outlined as a priority in the Universal...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2020 to Question 85078, if she will disregard compensation payments for Historical Institutional Abuse...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on improving the universal credit service to customers without bank accounts, as outlined as a priority in the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Information Commissioner’s decision requiring the publication of the 2017 Universal Credit Programme Board papers,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what analysis she has undertaken on the effectiveness of the new functionality outlined in the Universal Credit Programme Board minutes from...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment applications are awaiting in-person assessments; and when she plans to enable in-person assessments to...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, further to the High Court judgment in the case of Connor v SSWP, how many people have had employment and support allowance payments withheld...

      National Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September to Question 86679 on National Insurance, what progress the Government has made on implementing a...

      Social Security Benefits: Stockton North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families with children are affected by the benefit cap in Stockton North constituency.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the stockpiling of food and other essentials in the context of the covid-19...

    • Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what analysis his Department has commissioned on the effect on the UK farming sector of importing food with lower (a) animal...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 11 August 2020 on flood pumps and the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond the letters of 11 August 2020, 28 August 2020 and 7 September 2020 from the hon. Member for West...

      Meat Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that there will be sufficient numbers of qualified vets to inspect and sign...

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had on tackling the Phytophthora austrocedri pathogen outbreaks that threaten the UK's juniper crop;...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the total sea area around the UK designated as a marine protected area; and how many areas designated as protected...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number additional veterinary professionals who will be required to process animal health...

      Meat Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that the Government's new health mark scheme allows groupage of exports from the UK to the...

      Meat: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish guidance to UK meat exporters wishing to export fresh and frozen groupage products to retail and...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable he has set for the new online system to process Animal Export Health Certificates to be completed.

      Meat Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure that the new online system for Export Health Certificates for meat...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Environment Agency has been allocated for flood risk mitigation projects in each year since 2010.

      Animal Experiments: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure there is no duplication of chemical tests performed on animals from UK organisations which...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates the Environment Agency has made of the funding required for flood risk mitigation projects in each year since...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to align the UK's target for PM2.5 with the World Health Organisation's guideline...

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has set a date for publication of the England Peat Strategy.

      Food: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how his Department plans to fund universal food waste collections; and what steps he is taking to ensure that those...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of food wasted by (a) consumers, (b) supermarkets and (c) restaurants.

      Environment Protection: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to make ecocide a crime.

      Marine Protected Areas: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how he plans to involve devolved administrations in the regulation and enforcement of marine protected areas after the end...

      Fisheries: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which species of fish are mentioned in the UK-Norway Fisheries Framework Agreement of 30 September 2020; and what changes...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to issue guidance on labelling requirements for products after the transition period ends to...

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans provide a substantive response to the correspondence of hon. Member for Glasgow Central of 15 July 2020 regarding constituent...

    • Undocumented Migrants: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people in temporary accommodation facilities who are (a) not British citizens and (b)...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that adequate due diligence is taking place to ascertain the difference between economic...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what processes she used to identify third party suppliers to conduct asylum interviews and gather evidence on asylum cases; and which such...

      Undocumented Migrants: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is putting in place plans to reduce the number of migrants being placed in hotels within Wakefield constituency.

      Undocumented Migrants: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants have been housed in Dudley borough in the last six months.

      Asylum: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the equity of processing applicants for asylum on (a) UK Crown Dependencies and (b) British Overseas Territories.

      Refugees: Chimney House Hotel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people her Department is housing in the Chimney House Hotel, Sandbach; and for how long those people have been so housed.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the (a) vulnerable person resettlement scheme to date; and what plans she has for...

      Asylum: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 89697 on Asylum: Newcastle Upon Tyne, how many of the people resettled in Newcastle...

      Crimes of Violence: Firearms and Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of violent crimes that involved the use of a (i) firearm and (ii)...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the proportionality of the level of fees for GP medical assessments for firearm licenses.

      Hate Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the change in the number of hate crime incidents since the onset of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of firearm license applications were refused following medical assessment in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Mining: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of commissioning an independent review of criminal convictions during the...

      Criminal Investigation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been released under investigation in (a) Sussex police force area, and (b) England and Wales since 23 March 2020.

      Immigrants: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for a change of conditions to no recourse to public funds in each quarter since the third quarter of 2017 identified...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with women's organisations on the forthcoming renewal of the cross-departmental violence against...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Answers of 8 September 2020 to Questions 83978, 83979, 83980 and 83981, if she will provide bespoke Answers to each of...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when expedited services will resume for visa and settlement applications.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Angus of 7 August 2020 on biometric assessments.

      Overseas Students: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral statement of 19 March 2020, Official Report, column 1168, on Windrush Lessons Learned Review, what progress she...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to recommendation seven of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review, published in March 2020, what plans she has to review her...

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 September 2020 to Question 93656, for what reason she has not been able to update the House sooner on the...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, in what circumstances her Department envisages that...

      Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials of her Department engaged with their US counterparts on the FBI’s policy expressly limiting the crimes which its...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that Food Standards agents will receive training if they are authorised to participate in criminal activity in...

  • Wales Office

    • Shipping: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to support the decarbonisation of the maritime industry in Wales.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to Question 93582 on Local Government Finance, for what reason he did not...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to open applications to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the annual value of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which bodies he plans to use to distribute funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to ensure councils are adequately resourced to manage (a) the consequences of the...

      Towns Fund

      What progress he has made on the Towns Fund.

      Question

      What recent discussions has he had with his counterpart in the Scottish Government on cladding.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      What progress the Government has made on the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to discourage developers from building in areas at risk of flooding.

      Question

      What recent assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on local authorities of additional local restrictions as a result of an increase in covid-19 infections.

      Question

      How the Government allocates resources between local authorities.

      Floods: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many claims were (a) made and (b) approved under the Bellwin scheme in respect to flooding incidents in England in...

      Floods: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much additional Government funding has been allocated to local authorities to manage the effects of flooding since...

      Question

      What steps he is taking to promote house building.

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will allow people to gather in groups of up to 15 when attending a humanist wedding ceremony during...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason (a) humanist wedding ceremonies and (b) religious marriages are treated differently under the Health...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the 80:20 funding formula used by Homes England to ensure an...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to respond to the Law Commission report on leasehold reform, published in July 2020.

      Refuges: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of women's refuges that have closed since 2010.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor on increasing funding for homelessness services in the 2020 spending...

      Property Development: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the £77.1 million allocated to the York Central Development includes the provision whereby in the event...

      Tenants: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to question 95062, if he will consult local government and industry...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 12 August 2020 on permitted...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has in place to encourage the (a) safe and (b) consistent development of new build housing during the...

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the importance of advertising planning notices in local newspapers to (a) local...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 72766, when the Government plans to respond to the Future Homes...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number of deaths caused by covid-19 among people without...

    • Employment: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he had made of the effect on employment levels in the event that an agreement is not reached...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that staff at polling stations to be used in the 2021 local elections will...

  • Treasury

    • Roads: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of haulage and logistics companies who will be unable to find a customs brokerage service by 1 January 2021.

    • Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Agency Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost is to RCDTS of staff engaged by suppliers (a) Crown Commercial Services Frameworks and (b) Experis Ltd, alongside and in addition to any...

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customs intermediaries (a) there are as at 30 September 2020 and (b) will be needed from 1 January 2021.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of state aid rules on the ability of customs intermediaries to scale up ahead of the end of the transition period.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) applications have been made and (b) how much funding has been issued to customs intermediaries by HMRC.

      Revenue and Customs: Agency Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) proportion of total staff engaged by HMRC via an umbrella company or similar in an (i) individual and (ii)...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2020 to Question 88386 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Night-time Economy and his statement that it may be the...

      Service Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the economic effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) events, (b) hospitality and (c) exhibition sectors.

      Job Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the (a) Job Support Scheme in (i) 2020-21 and (ii) 2021i22, and b) take-up of that scheme in...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 September 2020 to Question 95206 on Tax allowances, how much additional funding will be allocated to HMRC for the monitoring...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who made student loan repayments were receiving maternity pay in each of the last five years.

      Treasury: Agency Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were engaged by suppliers (a) Crown Commercial Services Frameworks and (b) Experis Ltd in addition to any other known suppliers; and if he...

      Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Agency Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) proportion of total staff engaged by RCDTS via an umbrella company or similar in either an (i) individual or (ii)...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will outline the Barnett consequentials for the Welsh Government resulting from the £546m England only adult winter social care plan announced...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the live events industry; and if he will make a statement.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to help them plan for and enable large scale events to take...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support he plans to provide to lower league football clubs to compensate for lost gate receipts as a result of...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with advisory bodies on identifying the type of businesses which require different...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the launch of his call for evidence on loot boxes, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had...

      Rugby: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had on additional specific financial support for rugby league clubs, and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Travel Agents

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons' Travel Office books tickets solely through the Trainline; and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many proposals for southern rail access to Heathrow were received in response to the Department for Transport’s call for market-led proposals,...

    • Railways: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in assessing the Outline Business Case for a southern rail link to Heathrow Airport submitted by Heathrow Southern Railway Limited to...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much civil service time is currently allocated by the Department for Transport (1) for the evaluation of market-led proposals for new railway infrastructure,...

      Railways: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many proposals for rail investment other than for southern rail access to Heathrow were received in response to the Department for Transport’s call for...

      Fishing Vessels: Ammunition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports have they received about fishing vessels from the West of Scotland and Northern Ireland picking up munitions in their nets (1) from 1 April 2010 to 31...

      Fishing Vessels: Ammunition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a trawler registered in Ardglass fishing port in County Down picking up munitions in its catch on 19 September.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • British Chambers of Commerce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were consulted by the British Chambers of Commerce prior to the decision of that organisation to remove itself from the Association of European...

    • Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) businesses, and (2) tradespeople, have to attain the PAS 2030-2019 Specification to take part in the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that waste incineration contracts do not hinder the delivery of the target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they include carbon emissions from incineration, including energy from waste, as a separate category in their (1) calculations, and (2) international...

      Energy: White Papers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish a White Paper on energy policy; and if so, when.

      Power Stations: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effect of rises in sea levels on the operation of coastal power stations.

      Coronavirus: Clinical Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research from Radboud University Medical Center, Aarhus University and Copenhagen University that suggests sex and gender are not...

  • Department for Education

    • Ofqual: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of (1) the board of Ofqual, and (2) non-Board members of Ofqual's Standards Advisory Group, are BAME; and when the issue of the promotion of the...

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) children had Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, and (2) new EHC plans were agreed, in (a) the 2015–16, (b) the 2016–17, (c) the...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Furs

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to replace fur used in House of Lords robes with a fur substitute.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Libya: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people held in indefinite detention in centres in Libya.

    • Libya: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding, if any, they have provided to be used (1) to inspect, (2) to improve, and (3) to close, detention centres in Libya.

      Libya: EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they contributed to EU funding used to train and support the Libyan Coastguard in each of the last three years; and what estimate they have made...

      North Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to EU member states about policies controlling the migration of refugees and migrants from north Africa; and what discussions...

      Hong Kong: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about (1) the location, and (2) the well-being, of Andy Li and eleven other young detainees who...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that 160 structures were demolished in the West Bank in July and August.

      Myanmar: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Human Rights Council Report of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar, published...

      USA: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States since 21 September to discuss that government's (1) policy towards, and (2) sanctions...

      UN Security Council: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 September (HL8043 and HL8044) and their commitments under the Accountability, Coherence and...

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 23 September (HL Deb, col 1834), to (1) send a copy of the Minister's letter to the World Health...

      UN Security Council: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 September (HL8043 and HL8044), what criteria they use to determine when genocide, crimes against...

      Southern Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with other countries to draw up a strategy for the delivery of aid in southern Africa which would (1) promote democracy and human...

      Navid Afkari

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the execution of Navid Afkari on 12 September.

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrangements put in place for the education of Palestinian children whose schools have been demolished by the government of...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 September (HL8095), what support they plan to give to the Palestinian Authority to enable the...

      Libya: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees about speeding up the evacuation process of women and other vulnerable people...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to support the establishment of, (2) to attend, and (3) to provide evidence to, the independent tribunal established by Sir Geoffrey Nice...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on disabled people of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Bereavement Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where there is a publicly available list of state benefits and other financial support available to bereaved families.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have allocated for flood defences and further related mitigation measures in the Somerset Levels in the current financial year; and what...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether migrants crossing the English Channel who are detained by the UK Border Agency receive a COVID-19 test.

    • Immigration Controls: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of the United States to impose visa restrictions on Nigerians they claim have undermined the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided to local authorities to address any additional demand on domestic abuse services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Local Government: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with local authorities about the case for changing procurement policies to ensure that local specialist services...

      Domestic Abuse: Refuges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of specialist BME refuges for victims of domestic violence that have closed in the last 12 months as a...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Uk Government Union Capability Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Dunlop Review of UK Government Union Capability will be published.

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage young people to register to vote.

      Elections: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in place to facilitate the postponement of (1) local, (2) mayoral, and (3) Police and Crime Commissioner, elections in May 2021 due to the...

      Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen (1) the role, and (2) the democratic accountability of local resilience forums.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support (1) banks, and (2) other financial institutions, are providing to businesses trading in the UK during the COVID-19...

    • Recognised Clearing Houses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter from 18 March 2019 by the Systemic Risk Council to the Financial Stability Board in response to that Board's...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Conferences and Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on the hospitality sector of the decision to not permit conferences, exhibitions and events to take place.

    • Tourism: Job Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to address concerns from the tourism industry, including from tour operators, about employees who are unable to meet the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Proceedings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) service users, and (2) victims in the criminal justice system.

    • Youth Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people in custody.

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