Written answers

Monday, 12 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the biggest pay rise given to someone in his Department was in (a) percentage and (b) cash terms in the last 12 months.

    • Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will discuss with the Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency the reopening of waiting rooms for driving instructors during driving tests.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to address the backlog of driving test applications.

      Department for Transport: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what live PFI contracts his Department has; and for each of those contracts (a) what service is provided, (b) when the contract became live, (c) what...

      Cycling and Walking: Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) encouraging the use of canal towpaths and (b) the proposals of the Canal & River Trust...

      Driving Tests: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of average time it takes to obtain a practical driving test in the UK.

      Driving Tests: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people waiting for a practical driving test in the UK.

      Namibia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce an air bridge to Namibia; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what policies within the transport sector he plans to introduce to ensure emissions are reduced in line with the fifth carbon budget.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how covid-19 restrictions are enforced on public buses; and what penalties his Department has imposed on bus operators for non-compliance with those...

      Bus Services: Disadvantaged and Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Improving local bus services in England outside London, published on 2 October 2020, HC 577, what...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2020 to Written Question 96957, for what reasons the Government decided that the...

    • Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of insolvencies of the decision not to extend the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of company insolvency in each sector of the economy of the decision...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis was for not extending the wrongful trading measures in the Corporate Governance and...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) notifying the European Commission that local authority...

      Small Businesses: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 October 2020 to Question 98704 on Business: Coronavirus, how much funding has been...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to raise the minimum wage to (a) at least £10 an hour or (b) a real living wage as calculated by...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that businesses in the hospitality supply chain are able to access the Retail,...

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that garment manufacturers in Leicester work with trade unions to set employee terms...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take on workers’ rights following the conclusion of the Alison Levitt QC report into...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will provide financial support to pubs which experience financial losses as a consequence of the 10pm...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the ending of the Coronavirus Job...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement of 30 September 2020 on the Green Homes Scheme, when he plans to bring forward...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason households without access to the internet are excluded from the Green Deal scheme; and whether he is...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the PUMP IT UP! campaign's recommendations on...

      Carbon Emissions: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to establish a banking agency to finance green investments as part of the Industrial Strategy.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK's hydrogen strategy; and what steps he is taking to...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many intention notices proposing a reduction of a Green Deal loan mis-sold by Home Energy and Lifestyle Management...

      Fuel Poverty and Wind Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the £160 million allocated to developing offshore wind he plans to spend on the coasts of Caithness,...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives from Aquind Interconnector on running a route for cables through open...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the current proposed route of the Aquind Interconnector on the welfare of...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on electricity prices of the Government's policy to expand offshore...

      Boilers: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of fossil fuelled boilers; and if he will introduce targets to phase them out.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with Northern Ireland’s business community in areas of localised covid-19 lockdown on the provision of...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 46639, what assessment he has made of the effect on the provision of abortion services in...

      Radio Telefis Eireann: Broadcasting Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will hold discussions with the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Justice Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive on the funding of a...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Professions: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his speech to the Royal College of Physicians of 30 July 2020, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of...

    • Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to ensure that people are still offered in-person appointments for (a) NHS services and (b) social care...

      Hearing Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his speech to the Royal College of Physicians of 30 July 2020, what assessment his Department has made of the effect...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to publish updated guidance on the reopening of social care day centres for people with disabilities.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria he has set for removing additional covid-19 restrictions in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to roll out rapid covid-19 saliva testing nationally.

      Coronavirus: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people returning from the EU have been given (a) temperature checks and (b) other covid-19 tests at UK airports in the...

      Coronavirus: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 testing swabs were provided to testing centres in Batley and Spen constituency on each of the last 14 days.

      Coronavirus: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests were carried out in Batley and Spen constituency on each of the last 14 days.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent loss of test data, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling local Directors of Public...

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the threshold is for the introduction of further covid-19 restrictions in York, given the increased infection rate in the city.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason .xls files instead of .xlsx or non-Excel files are being used to transfer covid-19 test data.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason areas with similar infection rates are subject to different infection control measures.

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional infection control measures he will take in York in response to its infection rate reaching 114.4 per 100,000.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a Green Paper on social care.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to pharmacists on the advice that pharmacists should provide to patients in circumstances where a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons he has not yet answered Question 94354, tabled on 23 September 2020; and when he plans to respond to that Question.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons he has not yet answered Question 81646, tabled on 28 August 2020; and when he plans to respond to that Question.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons he has not yet answered Question 84658, tabled on 3 September 2020; and when he plans to answer that Question.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2020 to Question 84148 on Influenza: Vaccination, what the stock of additional seasonal flu...

      Protective Clothing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the sufficiency of supply of personal protective equipment for the winter 2020-21 period for (a)...

      Oral Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the cancellation of dental check-ups as a result of the covid-19 outbreak on the...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of annual or six monthly dental check-up appointments that have been cancelled as a result...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who no longer meet the (a) age or (b) other eligibility requirements for...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people eligible for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment are able to claim the payment on more than one occasion in the...

      NHS Test and Trace: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff (a) are employed by and (b) have left the employment of NHS Test and Trace by region in England for each month for which...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on NHS Test and Trace by region in England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and which regional NHS Genetics Laboratories are being used to increase covid-19 testing capacity.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using regional NHS Genetics Laboratories to increase covid-19 testing capacity.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of ambulance service callouts by NHS trust that were alcohol-related in each of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that private dentists will have priority access to receive a covid-19 vaccination alongside other health...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that NHS (a) dentists and (b) other dental staff will have priority access to receive a covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Lord Bethell, of 6 October...

      General Practitioners: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GPs (a) retiring and (b) leaving the profession in each of the last five years.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified at a performance meeting in respect of the Government's contract with Randox Labs in its role in...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified at a performance meeting in respect of the Government's contract with Lighthouse Labs and its...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified in respect of Deloitte's contract to manage the provision of a test and trace service at a...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified as a result of the performance meeting on Serco's management of the test and trace service; and...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 22 September 2020, Official Report, Column 798, whether the evidential basis for...

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to enact Section 4 of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 relating to Codes of Practice.

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to enact the changes contained in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish draft guidance on the operation of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to lay regulations under Section 6(3)(b) of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have attended accident and emergency departments in England for mental health issues in each month since March 2020.

      Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many veterans have died from covid-19 since March 2020.

      Veterans: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward proposals to renew funding from the public purse for the Veterans Hearing Fund.

      General Practitioners: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) funding and (b) training his Department plans to provide to GPs on supporting women diagnosed with epilepsy and carrying out the...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps (a) have been and (b) are being taken to implement the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in the last three years.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on home visits for students at Christmas 2020.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the tiers system in CAMHS; and if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of...

      Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women aged 15 to 45 years in the Romsey and Southampton North constituency are being treated with sodium valproate for epilepsy.

      Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to identify all women of childbearing age in receipt of prescriptions for sodium valproate.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department sought behavioural science guidance before implementing (a) the 10pm curfew on the hospitality industry and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the viability of exempting children aged 12 and under from the rule of six, in line with the...

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September to Question 88935 on Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus, what assessment his Department has made...

      Coronavirus: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he received a proposal, as part of the response to the initial request of seven North East Councils for further local...

      Coronavirus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment of the needs and rights of babies and young children aged 0-2 was made in decisions regarding local lockdown social...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been referred to the Your COVID Recovery programme.

      Clinical trials: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) subject and (b) outcomes for each trial of a new medical device developed for the UK market since 1 January 2006.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to allow grandparents to be included in a support bubble to help working parents.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that children and young people who need mental health support, including those who do not meet the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on waiting lists for CAMHS.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned publication date is of the 2020 Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Workforce Census; and if he will make a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Named Day Question 88292, due for Answer on 15 September 2020.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the implementing the the Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision green paper...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health and wellbeing of BAME children and young people during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Mental Health Services: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to adults in West Yorkshire with mental health issues experienced while under local restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of acute respiratory infections which resulted in at least one positive test for covid-19 there were in the most recent...

      Coronavirus: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for people living in (a) the South East and (bi) Portsmouth to receive their results for a home covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of laboratory capacity to process covid-19 tests in (a) the Sheffield City Region and (b) England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate has he made of his Department's average daily capacity to provide covid-19 home testing kits; and what steps is he taking...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase the number of walk-in covid-19 testing centres available to people without vehicle access in...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the development of a robust and reliable antibody test for covid-19; and what the timetable is for that...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) existing and (b) planned covid-19 daily testing capacity separately for (i) antigen testing and (ii) antibody...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who receive a positive result to a PCR test under (a) Pillar 1 and (b) Pillar 2 of...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 77728, what monitoring his Department is undertaking of the 29 companies...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been turned away from regional covid-19 test centres since their establishment.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average distance people are required to travel when asked to undertake a covid-19 test.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Question 69448, for what reason the contract awarded to Serco for contact tracing training has not been published on...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish all contracts agreed between his Department and (a) Serco, (b) Sitel Group and (c) all other commercial providers of...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to encourage higher donor registration among mixed ethnicity donors to the UK stem cell and bone marrow register.

      Endometriosis: In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that women in England who have been diagnosed with endometriosis and are suffering fertility problems as a...

      Hologic: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department had a relationship with Hologic Ltd before the awarding of a contract to provide SARS-Cov-2 tests in April 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of estimates published on the level of covid-19 in the community since the start of the...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information the Government holds on the number of deaths from covid-19 occurring within twenty-eight days of receipt of a covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2020 to Question 84231 on Coronavirus: Disease control, whether (a) the published R is an estimate...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce a national exemption card for people unable to wear a face-covering on public transport and...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of unconscious bias on the treatment of BAME covid-19 patients.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's report, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many universities are currently operating under tier (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four covid-19 restrictions; and how many students are...

    • Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making financial support available to students wishing to complete a second undergraduate degree.

      Universities: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) affordability and (b) availability of academic ebooks on the teaching content of university courses.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) laptops, (b) tablets and (c) 4G wireless routers were provided to children attending (i) Hull City Council schools or (ii) Kingston upon...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support schools that experience outbreaks of covid-19.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of mental health training for (a) schoolteachers and (b) university lecturers.

      Breakfast Clubs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide free breakfasts for disadvantaged children during school holidays; and what contingency planning he is undertaking...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including foster carers in the list of critical workers.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many suspected covid-19 related school absences there were in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough, (c) London and (d)...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      What assessment he has made on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on universities.

      Education

      What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the end of the transition period on (a) further and (b) higher education.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of intermediate level apprenticeship starts for young people under the age of 19 between May 2019...

      Education: Scotland

      What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the effect of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill on Scotland’s education system.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's ring-fenced annual apprenticeship budget was for the 2019-20 academic year; how much of that budget was spent on training and...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to tackle the educational attainment gap following the closure of schools as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure adequate supplies of covid-19 tests are available for students living in grouped university accommodation.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to close the educational attainment gap in the last five years.

      Overseas Students: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the tuition fees that will apply to BNO citizens from Hong Kong in the event that they move to live in the UK.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) banning or (b) introducing a minimum standard of care quality required for the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence in prisons.

    • Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase the use of in-cell technology in prisons for (a) education, (b) rehabilitation, (c) communication and (d) other purposes.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ten longest lengths of time have been that a prisoner has served longer than their original tariff as a result of serving sentences of...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection in each prison in (a) England and (b) Wales for the most recent period...

      Prisoners' Release: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the practice of providing mobile phones to prison leavers who do not have access to a phone of their own has ended in any prison in (a) England...

      Crimes against the Person: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to enable overseas workers who are victims of corporate harm in the UK to access the UK courts.

      Solicitors: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many firms of solicitors hold a civil legal aid contract as of 1 October 2020.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of a Bounce Back plan for the maritime sector.

    • 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 13 November 2018 air-strike on a bus in Hodeidah was among the...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total value was of arms exports from the UK to Saudi Arabia in 2019.

      Arab States: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her (a) Emirati, (b) Bahraini and (c) Israeli counterparts on helping those countries expand their...

      Trade Competitiveness: China and Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential level of unfair competition from (a) Russian and (b) Chinese state-owned companies in (i) UK...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Stirling of 10 July 2020 on MENA civil society.

    • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian authorities on their (a) compliance with Iranian law on (i)...

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to advocate for human rights in Zimbabwe.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to Written Question 95716, whether any Parliamentarians were consulted on the merger prior...

      Developing Countries: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2020 to Question 91717, which developing countries are in receipt of funding...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN's statement of 8 September 2020 at the Security...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN's statement of 8 September 2020 at the Security...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's spending on management consultancy...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken on Israel's plans to annex parts of Palestine.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to support a ceasefire in Yemen.

      Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2020 to Question 88867 on Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Stirling of 2 September 2020 on human rights in...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will include (a) a call for evidence and...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the terms of reference are for the review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact; and when he plans to...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the situation for human rights defenders in Colombia.

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, who the (a) senior FCDO officials and (b) independent external experts are leading the review of the Independent...

      Italy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Italian counterpart on that Government's response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to adopt and implement the Department for International Development's Strategic...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the UK continues to uphold its Grand Bargain commitments (a) for donors...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact will be a tailored review conducted according to...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure gender equality remains a strategic priority of his Department.

      Eritrea: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Eritrea on the ongoing treatment of 27 Christians released...

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2020 to Question 91717, how many (a) programmes and (b) civil servants there...

      Catalonia: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 936, on the Disqualification of the President of Catalonia, tabled by the...

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how his Department monitors and measures its performance in returning British citizens home who are arbitrarily...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on their Government's response to the...

      Diplomatic Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the Key Performance Indicators are for his Department's Consular Department.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October to Question 95714 on Non-Governmental Organisations, how many of the 50 calls...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October to Question 95714 on Non-Governmental Organisations, what criteria his...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with Boeing on the E-7 Wedgetail programme.

    • Armed Forces: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have left the armed forces from September 2015 to September 2020, by parliamentary constituency.

      International Military Services: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the legal costs were for International Military Services in 2019-2020.

      Ministry of Defence: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what live PFI contracts his Department has; and for each of those contracts (a) what service is provided, (b) when the contract became live, (c) what...

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has taken steps to resolve the IMS debt to Iran through humanitarian supplies during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on using the procurement for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Fleet Solid Support...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an estimate of the saving to the public purse of reducing the proposed E-7 aircraft fleet from five aircraft to (a) four and (b) three...

      Military Bases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of ESS reducing contracted hours for cleaners at his Department's bases on levels of covid-19 transmission at...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has paid out in response to findings of maladministration in each financial year since 2009-10.

    • Industrial Accidents: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fatal workplace accidents resulted in an employer prosecution following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive in each...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2020 to Question 89694, what steps she is taking to ensure that people who received support through the...

      Industrial Accidents: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department is taking to expedite the conclusion of the Health and Safety Executive investigation into the deaths of Almamo Jammeh,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much is owed to her Department in total from people in receipt of advance payments of universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

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

      Industrial Accidents: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fatal workplace accidents resulted in the employer being found liable by the Health and Safety Executive each year from 2010 to 2020...

      Industrial Accidents: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many investigations the Health and Safety Executive has carried out into fatal accidents in workplaces since 1 January 2010; and what the...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the temporary removal of the minimum income floor for all self employed universal credit claimants that has applied since April 6 2020...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the financial effect of ending the removal of the minimum income floor for all self-employed...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child maintenance cases with arrears awaiting enforcement action were put on hold as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and how many...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people sought an advance payment of universal credit in each of the last 10 months.

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support victims of universal credit scams.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of retaining the weekly £20 increase to universal credit payments beyond April 2021;...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the merits of bringing forward proposals to amend universal credit regulations to allow her Department to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long it takes a claimant to repay a full advance of universal credit on average.

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people on (a) universal credit and (b) legacy benefits were subject to deductions for benefit overpayments in...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Recommendation 13 of the Work and Pensions Select Committee's report entitled, DWP’s response to the coronavirus...

      Attendance Allowance: Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to provide help, through the benefits system, with mobility costs for people in receipt of attendance...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating in line with inflation the state pensions of British nationals living in (a)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the Government's policy to increase the state pension age to 68.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants were subject to a deduction of any type in the most recent month for which data is...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants are (a) repaying an advance payment and (b) also repaying other debts through the deductions system.

      Social Security Benefits: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are affected by the two-child limit on social security benefits in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Stockton North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are affected by the two-child limit on social security benefits in Stockton North in the most recent period for which...

      Social Security Benefits: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are affected by the two-child limit on social security benefits in Newport West constituency.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • National Parks Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for responding to the Glover Landscapes Review published in September 2019.

    • Freight: Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will prioritise the movement of agricultural products for firms relying on just-in-time production between the UK and...

      Freight: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had his with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring the quick and efficient transport of food products...

      Food: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the £551,350.34 provided to Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council via the Local Authority Emergency...

      Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to ensure that all slaughterhouses (a) are compliant and (b) remain compliant with rules...

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the design and implementation of the Darwin Plus programme.

      Peat

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

      Sanitary Protection: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to extend the single use plastic ban to include plastic in sanitary products.

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken ensure that people on the covid-19 shielded patient list who were not registered for free food...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what live PFI contracts his Department has; and for each of those contracts (a) what service is provided, (b) when the...

      Fishery Agreements: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when negotiations on the first annual agreement with Norway within the new fisheries framework to set total allowable...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the fishing license condition issued to non-sector under 10 metre vessels affecting Cat A (91/99) and Cat A limited...

      Food: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the documentation which food importers and exporters...

  • Home Office

    • Property: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value was of property in the UK that has been investigated as suspected proceeds of corruption from 2016 to 2020.

    • Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government’s review on the restrictions on asylum seekers’ right to work, initiated in December 2018, will provide...

      Visas: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department is making decisions on visa applications for people required to undertake English language tests as part of their...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for reconsideration of No Recourse to Public Funds status for reasons of destitution were received by her Department in...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers (a) have entered the UK from countries on which the UK has imposed quarantine restrictions since those restrictions were...

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hotels are being used by her Department for asylum accommodation; how many people are resident in those hotels; and what the...

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to police authorities on the holding of speed awareness courses during the covid-19 outbreak; where live...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines have been issued for failing to self isolate when returning from overseas.

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what plans she has to commission a full, judge-led public inquiry into exploitation in Leicester’s Garment Industry.

      Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September to Question 88909 on Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund, how much her...

      Police: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers police officers have relating to right of entry to private property in order to enforce covid-19 rules in the event that there...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been evicted from their homes in England in areas where covid-19 local lockdown measures have been in place.

      Asylum: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) safeguarding and (b) other training her Department makes available to (i) provider staff and (ii) hotel staff working in hotels...

  • Scotland Office

    • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury on allocating funding to the Scottish maritime industry to support decarbonisation.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the scientific basis is for the decision to require face masks to be worn in places of worship.

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish 2021-22 funding, grants and council tax principles for councils.

      Floods: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2020 to Question 96982, whether his Department has rejected any claims to the...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including parks and green spaces within the statutory services...

      Nature Reserves and Recreation Spaces: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is conducting any reviews or site surveys to investigate whether any brownfield sites could be...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government will publish the findings of the review into the ban on combustible materials.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to provide additional fire safety advice, in addition to the guidance issued by the...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has an estimated timeframe of when all combustible and flammable cladding will be removed from...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure combustible and flammable cladding has been removed from residential...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is adequate capacity of specialist fire safety skills in the housing...

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will hold urgent discussions with representatives of financial institutions on their requirement for an EWS1...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he will publish the findings of the audit of high-rise residential buildings.

      Domestic Violence: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on steps the Government is taking to protect...

      Next Steps Accommodation Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to release the £13.5 million in Next Steps Accommodation funding that has been...

      Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has published on domestic abuse victims' rights to stay in their home; and what recent...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure homelessness does not increase as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Border Delivery Group: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2020 to Question 92635, what the outcomes were of the Border and...

    • Race Disparity Unit: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people (a) work and (b) have worked in the Race Disparity Unit.

  • Treasury

    • Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to make available for previously furloughed employees in the night-time industry and other sectors which are not yet safe to re-open...

    • Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend business rates relief to food and drink wholesalers in response to a Federation of Wholesale Distributors survey...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to provide self-employed people with the same level of financial support as those in full-time employment.

      Minimum Wage: Convictions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers have been convicted of offences related to under-payment of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage in the last two years.

      Bowling: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether ten pin bowling alleys are eligible to benefit from the reduced rate of VAT which the Government has applied to attractions and accommodation and...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of preventing businesses that are registered in tax havens from accessing covid-19 related financial...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of preventing businesses that engage in high levels of executive pay from accessing covid-19...

      Maternity Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of a period of statutory maternity pay being used to calculate a reduced furlough pay entitlement for returning...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Wallasey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Wallasey have been furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in each month since the introduction of that scheme.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department is providing to retail supply chain businesses that are ineligible for both the Small Business Grant and the Retail,...

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2020 to Question 98157, what the change in the number of prosecutions has been for fuel fraud in Northern Ireland in...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to introduce sector-specific financial support for the automotive industry.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment his Department made on the decision to withdraw tax free shopping for all passengers travelling from the UK.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional financial support to the Northern Ireland Executive to assist local businesses affected by local lockdowns in Northern...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of Public Works Loan Board debt on the ability of local authorities to fund essential services during the...

      Local Government: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of cancelling the local authority debt held by the Public Works Loan Board.

      Working Tax Credit: East Renfrewshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families with children received the £20 per week uplift in working tax credit basic element payments, announced by the Chancellor of the...

      Public Sector: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to update the Green Book to issue local authorities and other public sector bodies with guidance on how to manage land assets and...

      Employment: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to implement the measures relating to supporting jobs announced in the Summer Economic Updates in Stockport constituency and the North West region.

      Job Support Scheme: Pre-school Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the job support scheme announced on 24 September 2020 will support early years' providers.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of public sector net debt as a share of GDP, on 1 September 2020.

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors survey which found that wholesalers have seen...

      Banks and Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from residents in (a) Wick and (b) other towns in cases where a bank branch has been proposed for closure at the same...

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on tax revenues of his plans for duty-free and tax-free goods at airports announced on 11 September 2020.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support the live music industry during the next six months of covid-19 social restrictions.

    • Events Industry and Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department is providing to the (a) events and (b) the music industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from the Let Live Thrive Campaign for live events in the UK.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a specific job support scheme for the live events supply chain for the...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his timeframe is for making available funding from the Youth Investment Fund; and what categories of youth provision he...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with local authorities on allowing supporters to return to football stadiums during the covid-19...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific advice behind the decision to delay the reopening of football stadiums to fans.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what international comparative assessment the Government made of permitting spectators back into football stadiums during the...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the economic benefits that football clubs can bring to the towns in which they are...

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking account of the outcomes of the fan-led review of governance...

      Sports: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out the (a) specific initiatives and (b) associated funding for each initiative funded through the £10.7...

      Culture and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to roll out an effective covid-19 track and trace system for cultural and sporting events.

      Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will (a) set out the budget for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games legacy programme and (b) list the contributing funding...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing the events and exhibitions sector to reopen with reduced...

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of gardens which would be paved over, and (2) the consequent loss of wildlife habitats, as a result of each of the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Remote Working

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a comprehensive review of any changes to the legal position of (1) employers, and (2) employees, as a...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Special Educational Needs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people with special...

    • Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further measures are being taken to protect members of the security forces from "vexatious claims" over actions related to the Troubles.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 28 September (HL8106), how they will ensure that people will "limit social contact as much as...

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 24 July that the “most comprehensive flu programme in UK history will be rolled out this winter”, what steps they...

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the efficacy rate of a single COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test for international travellers upon their arrival in circumstances where...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an individual is legally required to remain in quarantine between taking and receiving the results of a COVID-19 test.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that labels on alcohol products do not display misleading or out-of-date information.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of smoking amongst the population in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of alcohol consumption amongst the population in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Maternal Mortality: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about reducing the number of maternal deaths among Black, Asian and minority ethnic women.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set up a working group to address the needs of people experiencing long-term health effects of COVID-19.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any agreement in principle has been reached on continuance of the European Health Insurance Card scheme for UK citizens visiting the EU after 31 December 2020.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the delivery of the flu vaccine this autumn has been delayed in reaching GP surgeries.

      Health Services: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase NHS funding to address (1) ethnic, and (2) gender, inequalities in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that labels on alcohol products contain information on nutritional and calorie content in line with other food and drink products.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to close the attainment gap for (1) disabled children, and (2) children from (a) disadvantaged, and (b) BAME, communities.

    • Music: GCE A-level and GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students took (1) GCSE, and (2) A Level, music in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist private candidates denied a centre assessment grade due to the cancellation of exams this year; and what plans they have to prevent...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support women returning to work to access childcare as restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk assessment they undertook, prior to September, of the impact of students returning to universities on the transmission of COVID-19.

      Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increased pressures facing organisations which provide support to children and young people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Court: St Albans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of trials that are waiting to be heard at St Albans Crown Court; and when they estimate that the present...

    • Erlestoke Prison: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of staff at HMP Erlestoke who handle and process (1) evidence, and (2) contraband, who work in buildings without...

      Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to ensure the safety of staff in prisons.

      Veterans: Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 6 August (HL7330), how many British Armed Forces veterans are serving a custodial sentence as of 30 June.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 6 August (HL7333), how many of the 20,000 prisoners and 10,000 staff at the 28 sites of the testing study...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Palestinian schools which have been demolished in the West Bank in each of the last five years.

    • Palestinians: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that Palestinian children have been interrogated by the government of Israel in...

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold elections in Palestine within the next six months.

      Yemen: Bombings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by Oxfam, published on 18 August, that on average one air raid has hit civilian infrastructure in Yemen every...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that peace talks in Yemen are inclusive of women, youth and civil society.

      China: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Official Development Assistance was given to the government of China in the last 10 years; to list the projects that were funded; and what assessment they...

      Nigeria: Abduction and Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of Nigeria about (1) the abduction of Ezra Bako, Miracle Saitu Danjuma, Favour Danjuma, Happiness Odoji,...

      Mubarak Bala

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the arrest and ongoing detention without trial of Mubarak Bala.

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the rule of law in Kano State, Nigeria, and what financial and technical assistance they are providing to strengthen the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 23 September (HL7973), how many Universal Credit applications were made between 16 March and 1...

    • Pension Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by Independent Age The cost of pensioner poverty and non-take up of Pension Credit, published on 14 September, whether they have...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been granted pre-settled status; and of these people, (1) how many are now eligible to apply for settled status on the basis of five...

    • Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances would an absconding process be triggered when a person is held at (1) the Napier Barracks in Folkestone, and (2) the Penally Barracks in...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 August (HL7163), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, when the report by the...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration into family reunion was delivered; and when they plan to publish it.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Future High Streets Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to provide additional resources to the Future High Streets Fund, and (2) to increase the current cap of £25 million per applicant to...

    • Building Alterations: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average cost to a local planning authority of determining an application for prior consent for a two-storey upward extension...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to announce the arrangements for a committee to carry out a review of the operation of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, in pursuance...

    • Census: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Census planned in England and Wales for 21 March 2021 will still take place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Expert Trade Advisory Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which, if any, of the Expert Trade Advisory Groups continue to exist; and how the remaining Groups will work alongside the trade advisory groups announced in July.

    • Expert Trade Advisory Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the trade advisory groups will interact with the Strategic Trade Advisory Group; and what the remit of each group is.

      Expert Trade Advisory Groups: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the membership of the trade advisory groups established in July includes trade union representation; and if not, why not.

      Trade Agreements: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to consult the Joint Committee on Human Rights when assessing prospective trade deals.

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their free trade agreement with the government of Japan on Northern Ireland.

      Trade Agreements: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the status of UK trade negotiations with Commonwealth countries; and in particular with (1) Canada, (2) Australia, and (3) New...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the status of UK trade negotiations with the government of the United States.

      Exports: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the remit of the new expert panel established to support UK trade negotiations includes the assessment of the impact of a policy change by leading...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term effects of (1) gambling advertising in sport, and (2) loot boxes, on young people.

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce an online harms bill.

      Musicians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish guidance on how solo singers can perform in a COVID-19-safe way either (1) inside, or (2) outside.

      5G

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to speed up the 5G rollout.

      Hospitality Industry: Job Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact on employers in the hospitality sector of the process of making payments through the Job Support Scheme in...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Reviews

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the estimated cost of the external management review of the House of Lords.

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