Written answers

Friday, 9 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to implement the Airspace Modernisation strategy; and if he will make a statement.

    • Package Holidays: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) international counterparts on the viability of establishing covid-tested, resort based...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who do not have internet access are able to participate in the consultation on pavement parking.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of royalties paid by music streaming companies as a proportion of revenue in...

    • Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with streaming music companies on enhancing cultural plurality for listeners.

      Unemployment: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions has he had on unemployment levels in York in the next 12 months.

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the (a) names of the beneficiaries and (b) amounts of the loans with a nominal value of over...

      Manufacturing Industries: North Wales and North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the manufacturing sector in the North Wales Mersey Dee region.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications he has received for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme in the last 12 months.

      Job Creation and Labour Market: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) medium and (b) long-term effect of automation on (i) the labour...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of Lord Callanan of 25 February 2020, Official Report, column 95GC, what plans...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many personnel make up the Post Office policy team within his Department.

      Postal Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Royal Mail on ensuring the continuation of letter deliveries on Saturdays.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s press release of 5 September 2020 entitled Government delivers 250,000 clear face masks to...

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisation has overall responsibility for ensuring that (a) NHS hospitals and (b) other NHS care settings have sufficient...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many items of personal protective equipment were procured through his Department's contract with Elite Creations UK.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many items of personal protective equipment were procured through his Department's contract with Trade Markets Direct.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether contracts for procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) were awarded to (a) Ayanda Capital, (b) Uniserve Ltd of Essex, (c)...

      Pharmacy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the September 2020 report by EY on independent pharmacies, what assessment he has made of the implications for the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date his Department plans to conduct stakeholder engagement on initial options for strengthening national and local health...

      Pregnancy: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on developing a UK-wide alcohol in pregnancy policy.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on its ambition of a smokefree England in 2030.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the delayed Answers on 20 August 2020 to Questions 59658 asked on 16 June and 74414 asked on 15 July, on the delay to answer...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the size of the stockpiles of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine that were available for prescription or...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the covid-19 outbreak does not adversely affect HPV vaccination uptake rates across the UK.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of school children who have had HPV vaccinations delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the proposed vaccine strategy.

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the outcome was of the MMR catch-up programme for 10 and 11-year olds, held through general practices.

      Vaccination: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle misinformation on vaccines online, and if he will make a statement.

      Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his recent meeting with Facebook’s Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications, whether Section 230 of...

      Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his recent meeting with Facebook’s Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications, what the outcomes of...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to covid-19 social distancing measures, whether annual school flu vaccination programmes are planned to proceed in 2020.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the administering capacity of flu vaccine doses for winter 2020-21.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as part of preparations in the NHS for winter 2020-21, what steps he has taken in response to the conclusion of Public Health England...

      Cerebral Palsy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the barriers adults living with cerebral palsy face in accessing national health screening...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report by the Teenage Cancer Trust entitled Cancer x...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report by the Teenage Cancer Trust entitled Cancer x...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government last made an assessment of stockpiling of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine that may need to be undertaken in...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the size of the stockpiles of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine that are available for prescription or...

      NHS: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tasks have been undertaken by volunteers through the NHS Volunteer Responders programme in each month since it was set up, up to...

      Mental Health Services: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of availability of specialist mental health support services for autistic people.

      Nursing and Midwifery Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to pay the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s annual registration fees for nurses working during the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, why care home providers are not required to participate in the weekly covid-19 testing regime; and what plans he has to review this situation.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that a woman can be accompanied to (a) maternity appointments, (b) antenatal classes and (c) the...

      Pregnancy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to MBRRACE's report of 2018 entitled Saving lives, improving mothers' care, what steps the Government has taken to tackle...

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions the Government is having with specialist bereavement organisations on the formal and informal support that bereaved...

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations the Government has received from specialist bereavement organisations on the need for a bereavement support policy...

      Mental Health: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on student mental health of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to enable people to identify quickly the steps that they need to take to (a) protect themselves and (b) follow...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific evidence underpins the public health decision to limit the number of guests in attendance at humanist wedding ceremonies...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for having an attendance limit of 15 people for weddings and 30 people for funerals and no attendance limit...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 91196 on NHS: negligence, what the steps the Government has taken to ensure that...

      Coronavirus Act 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the enforcement of restrictions under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

      Licensed Premises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence that informed the decision that all licensed premises should operate on a table service only basis in...

      Coronavirus Act 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 30 September 2020, Official Report, column 392, what discussions he has with Cabinet colleagues on...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 30 September 2020, Official Report, column 392, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness...

      Remembrance Day: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on taking steps to mitigate covid-19 risks...

      Coronavirus: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential need to provide legal protection to doctors during the covid-19 outbreak in the event that...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many serious incidents have been reported in each of the last 10 years.

  • Department for Education

    • Adult Education: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to help ensure that adults in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) Kidsgrove and (c) Talke can access education...

    • Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Worcestershire.

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing financial education in schools for 7 to 11 year olds.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the funding arrangements for post-October half-term school transport will be published.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school (a) staff and (b) pupils have received positive covid-19 tests since 1 September 2020.

      Sign Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including teaching of British Sign Language in the curriculum of Key Stages one, two and three.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of schools were classed as not fully open on (a) 1 September 2020, (b) 8 September 2020, (c) 15 September 2020 and (d) 22...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter from National Chair of Independent Monitoring Boards dated 22 September 2020 to the Chair of the Justice Select Committee,...

    • Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made on the publication of a national concordat on female offenders.

      Residential Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress has been made on the (a) identification and (b) delivery of five residential women’s centre sites across England and Wales as...

      Advisory Board on Female Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Advisory Board on Female Offenders last met; and what was discussed at that meeting.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how he plans to consult HM Inspectorates of (a) prisons and (b) probation during the design and contracting process for new prisons.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating capacity in the National Probation Service for insourcing electronic monitoring.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating statutory accountability bodies with community representation similar to Independent...

      Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of accommodation volume within new probation contracts.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what lessons were learned from the (a) structures, (b) governance, (c) partnerships and (d) operations of the previous probation trusts that will be...

      Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what lessons were learned from the operation of probation services in England and Wales under Exceptional Delivery Models during the covid-19 outbreak...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the next version of the Target Operating Model for the Future of Probation Services in England and Wales will be published.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the (a) National Probation Service bands structure and (b) scope for progression above band 4 without...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the need to improve partnership working culture and skills within the probation workforce.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to improve (a) service user and (b) ex-service user (i) engagement, (ii) involvement and (iii) employment in the reintegrated National...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what responsibilities and powers Assistant or Deputy Chief Probation Officers in England and Wales will have in relation to the creation and maintenance...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a professional register of qualified probation staff in meeting the goals of...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on plans for a professional register of qualified probation staff.

      Pre-sentence Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the average time taken to compile a pre-sentence report for (a) young people, (b) adult women and (c) adult men.

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce a temporary ban on evictions in areas subject to local covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the reforms made by Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

  • Department for International Trade

    • 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 26 October 2015 air-strike on houses in Thabwa was among the 310...

    • Ceramics: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits for the ceramics industry of free trade agreements with countries other than the...

      Tradeshow Access Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she will extend the tradeshow access programme funding to domestic events during the covid-19 pandemic.

      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 1 July 2015 air-strike on an apartment building in Saada was...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last spoke to his Iranian counterpart.

    • Developing Countries: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help end preventable deaths of mothers, new-born babies and...

      Developing Countries: Education and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to use the UK’s G7 Presidency to help deliver a global commitment to strengthening health...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the health and safety record over the course of the Maritime Support Delivery Framework.

    • Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessment has been made for in-service support of (a) complex warships, (b) submarines and (c) naval base services with relation to the...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to introduce virtual medical assessments for war pension applicants.

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last spoke to his Iranian counterpart.

      Veterans: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to help ensure that armed forces veterans have access to housing at the end of active service.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the Child Maintenance Service debt that has been written-off in the last 12 months where the paying parent has...

    • Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) suspected and (b) confirmed cases of covid-19 have been reported among officials working in job centres in each month since June 2020.

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) suspected and (b) confirmed cases of covid-19 have been reported among security guards working in job centres in each month since...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • River Severn: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timescale is for the planned flood defence infrastructure works along the River Severn.

    • Committee on Climate Change: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 25 September to Written Question 90996, if he will place a copy of the correspondence dated 9th June...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he is taking steps to respond to the WWF Living Planet report; and if he will make a statement.

      Countryside: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to maintain without changes the right to roam for green and blue spaces.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the RSPB campaign highlighting a lost decade for...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of a deposit return scheme in the UK.

      River Severn: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent flooding along the River Severn in winter 2020-21.

      Sustainable Development: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure an environmentally sustainable economic recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

      River Severn: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the risk of flooding along the River Severn.

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the export of live animals for slaughter on or before 1...

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the current rules on the import of fur and fur products after the end of the transition period...

      Sharks: Animal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of banning the import of shark fins into the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested for breaking covid-19 restrictions.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will meet the hon. Member for North Cornwall and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall to discuss the future...

      Criminal Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether access to the (a) European Criminal Records Information system and (b) Schengen Information system for (i) Police Scotland and (ii)...

      Slavery: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in prison have been identified (a) provisionally and (b) conclusively by her Department as victims of modern slavery through...

      Slavery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in modern slavery referrals for children during the first three months of the...

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many missing children incidents were reported at each risk level (a) in each quarter since March 2019 and (b) since 23 March 2020.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence of 26 August 2020 from the hon. Member for Harrow West which requested an urgent response...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the waiting time is for an applicant to HM Passport Office to receive a passport.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the data collection exercise on residential buildings between 11 and 18 metres commenced.

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason places of worship are not allowed to serve food and drink while businesses are allowed to do so during...

  • Treasury

    • Landlords: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the level of tax compliance among buy-to-let landlords; and if he will make a statement.

    • Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the names of (a) suppliers, (b) agencies and (c) partners including staff procured via preferred suppliers such as (i) Crown Commercial...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency have received a payment via the self-employed income support scheme.

      Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the names of umbrella companies to which payments were made by (a) suppliers, (b) agencies and (c) partners engaged by RCDTS in each...

      Revenue and Customs: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if will publish the names of umbrella companies to which payments were made by (a) suppliers, (b) agencies and (c) partners engaged by HMRC in each year...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Estate Agents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) Mainstay and (b) other property management providers have received funding through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Revenue and Customs: Agency Workers

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

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to prevent people who are currently on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and will not benefit from the Job Support Scheme...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to introduce support for people who are ineligible for existing covid-19 support schemes.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps an employee can take when they have not been paid furlough by their employer, when that employer has received the Government payment under the...

      Revenue and Customs: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) names of suppliers, (b) agencies and (c) partners including staff procured via preferred suppliers such as (i) Crown Commercial...

      Boats: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if HM Revenue and Customs will publish guidance on whether recreational boaters will be liable to pay (a) VAT and (b) import duty in the event that their...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry and Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the application process for covid-19 related support for businesses in the (a)...

    • Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the growth of the digital economy.

      Sports: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing (a) a DBS checking process and (b) safeguarding guidance...

      Cinemas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will provide sector-specific support to the cinema sector following the closure of Cineworld venues; and if he will make...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with Cabinet colleagues on preparation to counteract misinformation...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made in appointing another company to replace Huawei as a 5G supplier.

      Telecommunications: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Foreign Secretary’s Oral Statement of 28 January 2020, what progress he has made on supporting the...

      Telecommunications: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representation there is on the Telecoms Diversification Taskforce of (a) UK telecom system developers and (b)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) the specific details, and (2) the financial value of each aspect, of the £343 million railways package for Wales,...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedure was used to change the location of the Chiltern Tunnel North Portal at Frith Hill in South Heath on the HS2 Phase One route; why the change was...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to use the Transport and Works Act 1992 order procedure in support of the development of the HS2 Phase One route between London and Birmingham.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that employment tribunal hearings are held on time.

    • Justice and Security Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards appointing a reviewer to conduct the five-year review into the operation of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and...

      Child Trust Fund: Mental Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of young people who do not have the required mental capacity to make the decision to access a Child Trust Fund...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Human Rights: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) which, of the commitments made at the Girl Summit 2014 have been met; and (a) what progress has been made, and (b) which countries they have...

    • Human Rights: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what activities they have planned, if any, to revitalise the commitments made at the Girl Summit 2014, and in particular the commitment to end child, early and...

      Human Rights: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by CRIED, Invisible Targets of Hatred: Socioeconomically Excluded Women from Religious Minority Backgrounds, published...

      Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent on the wars in Iraq; and how much has been spent subsequently on assisting (1) translators who helped the UK during the wars, and (2)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Funeral Payments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to low-income families to help pay for the funeral costs of family members who have died of COVID-19.

  • Home Office

    • European Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a UK citizen could be extradited under the European Arrest Warrant after the end of the transition period; and if so, why.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific paperless trade initiative.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they undertake impact assessments to inform any trade deal negotiations.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult (1) consumers, (2) non-governmental organisations, (3) unions, and (4) civil society groups, on their negotiations with...

      Trade: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve access to trade finance; and what assessment they have made of the need for a review of small and medium enterpresise (SME)...

      Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for a list of all UK development funded capacity building projects contributing to improving the international trading environment.

      Trade: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into (1) trade policy objectives, and (2) trade negotiations.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Oral Questions

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to provide training to members of the House of Lords to assist them with preparing concise and succinct supplementary questions.

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