Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 October 2020 to Question 98677 on Taxis: Protective Clothing, which organisation is responsible for ensuring that...

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the National Bus Strategy; and when those discussions took place.

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the National Bus Strategy of the National Audit Office report entitled, Improving...

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce traffic cameras with detectors to identify and record modified exhaust systems which amplify engine sound levels.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it is his policy to exempt blue badge holders from parking fines at airports.

      Leeds Station: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of Northern Trains staff employed at the Leeds City Station travel shop who have tested positive...

      Cycling and Walking: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £2 billion active travel fund announced on 9 May 2020 has been spent in each local authority.

      Motorway Service Areas: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of renewing or extending the leases at state-owned motorway service areas to leverage private...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • State Aid (Revocations and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compliance of the State Aid (Revocations and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020...

    • Environment Protection: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of a greener economy in Worcestershire.

      Carbon Dioxide: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the carbon dioxide storage licences granted by the Oil and Gas Authority.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on the wedding industry of the further restrictions announced on 22...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to provide tailored support to the wedding industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason wedding venues that ensure table service, social distancing and prevent dancing are subject to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department are working primarily on (a) fossil fuels, (b) renewables, (c) energy efficiency and...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of loans provided through the Bounce Back Loan scheme to applicants in...

      Employment: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on local economies in West Yorkshire of young people moving to urban centres...

      Insolvency: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many business have submitted HR1 forms to the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service since April 2020.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

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

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his oral contribution on 5 October 2020, Official Report, col 616, what mechanisms are available to...

      Broadband: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that there is...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the operation of Enterprise Zones to help those zones that have...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 51063 on the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme, whether the...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much is held in the investment reserve funds for the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of how much the Government will receive from the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme in the financial...

      Coal: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of increases in the domestic supply of coal on global carbon emissions.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to Written Ministerial Statement HCWS168 on Addressing Northern Ireland Legacy Issues, published on 18 March 2020, which...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to Written Ministerial Statement HCWS168 on Addressing Northern Ireland Legacy Issues, published on 18 March 2020, on what dates...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Surgery: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that dental surgeries receive adequate levels of personal protective equipment.

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish additional guidance for dental professionals on (a) the resumption of a full service and (b) how to handle...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many delayed transfers from hospital into (a) the community and (b) a care home there have been in each local authority area in the...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the time taken to discharge elderly and vulnerable people from hospital to care homes and the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing surgical or medical-grade face masks for people most vulnerable to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and which NHS hospital trusts in England have access to 90-minute tests for covid-19.

      Health Professions: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) doctor and (b) nurse retention in the NHS in the last ten years.

      Cerebral Palsy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the transition from specialist cerebral palsy services provided for children and young...

      Cerebral Palsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of mental health medication on the motor function of adults living with cerebral palsy.

  • Department for Education

    • Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government has provided additional funding to schools to meet the costs of additional supply teachers to cover teachers who are...

    • Schools: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that music education provision in schools is not reduced during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was (a) raised by the Apprenticeship Levy and (b) spent by employers on apprenticeships in 2019-2020.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the £1,500 incentive for employers hiring a new apprentice aged 25 and over on the number of...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will extend the clawback for the Apprenticeship Levy to 48 months from the existing 24 months to support companies that have been affected by...

      Training: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to consult with the manufacturing industries on support for skills that will be required in those industries in the next 10 years.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which organisations have been provided with funding as a result of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy; and how much each of those organisations received,...

      Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of how schools are using payments from the Coronavirus catch-up premium.

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the ability of schools to access the national tutoring programme.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Association of Education and Learning Providers on a stand-alone apprenticeships budget for SMEs.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children were living in placements outside their local authority (a) from 1 April 2020 to 1 September 2020 and (b) in the same...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new apprentices (a) aged under 25 and (b) aged over 25 were taken on in (i) August and (ii) September 2020 where the employer benefitted from...

      Lifetime Skills Guarantee: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prime Minister's recent announcement of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, whether he plans to extend the 30-hour childcare policy...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what payments have been made to schools in (a) Sefton, (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West from the covid-19 exceptional costs fund; and when...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of the level of funding announced for early years' provision on (a)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on whether contact tracers are required to follow up cases of covid-19 reported in schools.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support he is providing to families educating children in non-school settings as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is he taking to support children with special educational needs and disabilities as they return to school during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Foster Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to publish guidance for local authorities and foster carers on safe contact for foster children with their birth parents during the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which agency makes the decision to transfer an offender to an open prison; what consultation takes place with (a) other agencies and (b) victims prior...

    • Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how victims are notified that their offender's sentence is being reconsidered; and whether the victim has a right to consultation on that sentence.

  • Treasury

    • Sole Traders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support sole employees of limited companies who are unable to access support with lost earnings.

    • Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the protection from adverse entries on credit reference agency files for people who have...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will raise the FSCS compensation rate of £85,000 at the end of the transition period.

      Redundancy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of employees that will potentially be made redundant after the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention...

      Business and Unemployment: Oldham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the correlation between local lockdown restrictions and (a) business survival rates and (b) unemployment in Oldham since 1...

      Small Businesses: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide a Corporation Tax payment break or exemption to small businesses for the next 12 months.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the transfer of businesses to the Customs Declaration Service model.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2020 to Question 91671, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of monies voluntarily returned within...

      Financial Conduct Authority: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will launch a review into Financial Conduct Authority regulator fees.

      Building Societies: Shares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of risk involved for purchasers in the sale of redeemable shares by building societies; and if he will make a...

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a timetable for bringing forward legislative proposals to protect people's access to cash.

      Respite Care: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate additional resources to local authorities in the Comprehensive Spending Review to enable them to fund short respite breaks for children...

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on the right of customers to pay in cash.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Welsh Government has received in Barnett consequentials as a result of the £1.6 billion allocated to cladding remediation in England.

      Insurance: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to respond to the Financial Conduct Authority's report, General insurance pricing practices: Final report, published in September 2020.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential annual income stream to the Treasury from fuel duty for each year between 2020 and 2030.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on small, independent breweries of the proposal to convert Small Brewers Relief from a percentage...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses whose trade has been adversely affected by the rule of six covid-19 restriction.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the the Answer of 6 October 2020 to Question 98211 on Beer: Excise Duties, whether HMRC has advised any small breweries that they can make...

      Business: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional financial support to businesses that have had to (a) partially close and (b) fully close as a result of local covid-19...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Monuments: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting locally elected politicians greater powers to...

    • Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the stay on eviction proceedings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the average cost of patrolled fire security for leaseholders in...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of the Building Safety Programme has been paid out for the removal of combustible cladding.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate the Department has made of the number of commercial fire engineers who are employed in advising...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is Government policy to require mortgage lenders to obtain a valid EWS1 form from applications to satisfy...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a target date for the completion of the removal of...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using compulsory purchase orders on freeholders who refuse to...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding required to remove all serious fire-related safety defects in...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to the cladding remediation fund.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the £1 billion fund announced for the removal of dangerous cladding from high rise buildings,...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support or guidance is available to leaseholders on their rights with regard to leases on residential properties.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when officials of his Department last met mortgage providers; and whether the use of the EWS1 form was raised at that...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will work with mortgage lenders and providers to ensure that sources of evidence other than the EWS1 form are...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish guidance clarifying whether all properties require an EWS1 form for the purposes of sale or remortgage.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether agreements are in place between hsi Department and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors stating that a...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the letter he received from Professor Paul Ekins...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the outcome of the review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the...

      Community Development: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the role of the National Bus Strategy in the...

      Local Government Finance: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the response to the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) (i) direct and (ii)...

      High Streets Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the list of experts appointed by the High Streets Task Force.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Pay

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

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money from the public purse has been spent on support costs for the (a) Husky, (b) Panther, (c) Foxhound, (d) Jackal, (e) Mastiff and (f)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of people in employment that are living in poverty.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will increase support for separated families who use the Child Maintenance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Kickstart scheme will include childcare provision to ensure that young parents are able to participate in that scheme.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Asbestosis and Diffuse Pleural Thickening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessments for industrial injuries disabled benefits have been suspended due to the covid-19 outbreak in respect of (a) asbestosis...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Asbestosis and Diffuse Pleural Thickening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many industrial injuries disablement benefit applications have been received for (a) asbestosis, (b) diffuse pleural thickening since...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to ensure that the Government’s Opportunity Guarantee, announced by the Prime Minister on 30th June, reaches young...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is providing to self-employed people who are ineligible for the £500 support payment and have to self-isolate...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all personal independence payment assessors have undertaken training on understanding the (a) nature and (b) effect on people of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Question

      What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to promote UK agricultural produce abroad.

    • Question

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce the practice of horse tethering.

      Recreation Spaces: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increasing green public spaces in urban areas on (a)(i) physical and...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2020 to Question 97481, when he plans to launch the consultation on a ban on the export...

      Question

      What steps he is taking to help ensure that zoos and aquariums affected by covid-19 can access the Zoos Support Fund.

      Bus Services: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential for the National Bus Strategy to...

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Life in the UK test for fostering the integration of migrants in UK society.

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of net migration to the UK from (a) EU member states and (b) the rest of the world in each of the first three...

      Shoplifting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops on rates of shoplifting during the covid-19...

      101 Calls: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the answering time to calls on the 101 service; and if she will make a statement.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants are waiting for an appointment with UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services as of 12 October 2020.

      Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what quantity of flame retardant is held by each fire service in England and Wales.

      Home Office: Pay

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

      Cybercrime: Extortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is her policy on the payment of ransoms both for (a) individuals and (b) in response to cyberattacks.

      Immigration: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit, whether a relevant person from Northern Ireland who has not been residing in the...

      Visas: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of expanding the T5 visa scheme for Hong Kong residents by making it renewable after 24...

      Migrant Workers: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will include senior careworkers in the Shortage Occupation List.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that food shortages and famine across Sub-Saharan Africa do not result in an...

    • Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on levels of Christian persecution.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK and EU failing to agree a deal on their future...

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the finding of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine,...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths due to covid-19 per head of the population there have been in each NHS Trust area since 4 July...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Rules of Origin

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her policy is on rules of origin for exports to the EU after the end of the transition period; and if she will make a statement.

    • Generalised System of Preferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether countries accessing trade preferences under the least developed countries framework, general framework or enhanced framework will be...

      US Republican Party

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which (a) Republican Senators, (b) Republican Congresspeople and (c) other representatives of the Republican Party she met to discuss...

      Department for International Trade: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to provide an Answer to Question 90067 tabled by the hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury on 15 September 2020.

      Aluminium: Antidumping Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her policy is on the anti-dumping duty applied to aluminium extrusions after the end of the transition period.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues to secure support for the Sport of Association Football and clubs at all...

    • Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on implementing Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.

      Digital Technology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the digital divide during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to provide additional support to the business events industry as a result of the pause in the planned 1...

      Telephone Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Ofcom and the (b) Phone-paid Services Authority on improving...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of government support to the hospitality sector on that sector.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of children identified as problem gamblers between (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support (a) amateur and (b) semi-professional sports clubs during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to support the fairs and showmen industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given (1) to introducing a national and regional skills strategy to provide reskilling opportunities within low carbon sectors, and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that trade agreements will contribute to the UK's net zero carbon emissions target.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for carrying out COVID-19 tests at UK airports.

    • Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their powers to deal with pharmaceutical companies that make significant increases to the cost of their drugs.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of Amnesty International's report As if expendable: the UK Government's failure to protect older people in care...

      Coronavirus: Gatwick Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what COVID-19 testing capabilities exist at Gatwick Airport; and how much any such testing capabilities have been used in each of the last eight weeks.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the success rate of a single polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19, in terms of a percentage, for people with COVID-19 who have previously...

      Coronavirus: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests have been conducted at UK airports since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Medical Treatments: Infectious Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to verify that all practitioners providing (1) special treatments, and (2) other non-surgical cosmetic treatments, are taking suitable...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what insights they have gathered from the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace service about the main circumstances in which the virus is transmitted.

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of complications that occur as a result of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the UK; and what are the annual...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for the creation of a new task force on meeting the current and future housing and care needs of people as they age...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in addition to the Fire Safety Review, to support people in shared ownership properties who cannot obtain a mortgage due to a lack...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend legal recognition to humanist marriages.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UN Security Council: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 October (HL8353), what is their process for triggering an assessment of indications of the...

    • Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about safeguarding the Ahmadi Muslim community, following the killings of Naeem-ud-dine...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bread: Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Supreme Court of Ireland's ruling in Bookfinders Ltd -v- Revenue Commissioners on 29...

  • Home Office

    • Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) places of worship were registered for solemnising opposite-sex marriages, and (2) denominations those registered places of worship belonged to, in...

    • Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities about whether they have capacity to welcome refugees to their area.

      Asylum: Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they carried out any analysis of the potential cost of moving and accommodating asylum seekers to Ascension Island; and if so, what those costs were.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the estimated cost per week is for each asylum seeker staying in an accommodation centre.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the governments of (1) Moldova, (2) Morocco, and (3) Papua New Guinea, about their suitability as UK asylum processing...

      Asylum: Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have abandoned any proposals to move applicants for asylum in the UK to Ascension Island; what other proposals for the movement of such applicants to...

  • Treasury

    • Net Zero Review: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an assessment of funding for (1) a low carbon reskilling strategy, and (2) a public engagement strategy, will be included in the Net Zero Review

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to guarantee the future of public libraries throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on online travel agents.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism; and what steps they are taking to mitigate any such impact.

      Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of first class cricket clubs to remain in business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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