Written answers

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Delivery Services: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to incentivise fleet delivery companies to install air quality monitors on their vehicles.

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to incentivise the use of air quality monitors on Heavy Goods Vehicles.

      Travelup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of TravelUp proposals to (a) utilise trusts to protect customers' funds and (b) bring...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting people from covid-19 quarantine rules who due to contractual obligations must...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support decarbonisation of the maritime sector.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on coastal communities of providing Government funding for maritime decarbonisation.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs that would be created through the provision of funding for maritime decarbonisation.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to (a) encourage and (b) incentivise the use of environmentally sustainable (a) Heavy and (b) Medium Goods Vehicles.

      Northern: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the provisions of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, what...

      Northern: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what enhancements have been made to cleaning regimes at (a) Leeds City Station and (b) all Northern Trains stations in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Leeds Station: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect staff (a) employed by Northern Trains and (b) employed at Leeds City Station from contracting covid-19 during the...

      Public Transport: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to fund public transport in (a) Bosworth and (b) Leicestershire.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is empowered to turn the inquiry into Post Office Horizon cases into a statutory inquiry.

    • Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which foreign Governments he has met with to discuss their nationally determined contribution ahead of COP26; and on...

      Iron and Steel: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason UK applicants have been excluded from submitting to the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel during the...

      Horizon Europe: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding he plans to allocate to alternative schemes in the event that the UK does not participate in the...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to dementia research in 2020.

      Spirits: Renewable Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the £10 million Green Distilleries Competition funding has been allocated.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding he plans to make available in grants during the second stage of the university covid-19 research...

      Vaccination: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether there are any supply chain problems in vaccine development programmes at UK...

      Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the incentives to improve the energy efficiency of (a)...

      Common Travel Area: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the mutual recognition of qualifications between the UK and Ireland to enable British...

      Hydrogen: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Government's strategy on hydrogen technology.

      Aircraft: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the UK economy of introducing an aircraft scrappage scheme.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of money fraudulently obtained from the Bounce Back Loan Scheme to date.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provisions he has put in place to ensure that Northern Ireland goods do not face competitive disadvantage or discrimination when placed on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of clinically extremely vulnerable people who will be unable to return to work on 1 November 2020...

    • Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department made of the performance of Roche Diagnostics in delivering blood testing for NHS England; and what the (a)...

      Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with Roche Diagnostics on provision of blood tests in South East London; and what steps is he taking to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what target times his Department has set for the return of covid-19 test results.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 test results have been returned within (a) 24 hours, (b) 48 hours, (c) 72 hours, (d) 96 and (e) after 96...

      Coronavirus: Gyms and Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific evidence base for the decision to close gyms and leisure centres in (a) tier 3 covid risk areas and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of covid-19 cases linked directly to gyms in the Liverpool City Region area.

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) the Liverpool City Region mayor and (b) Liverpool local authority leaders agreed during their recent discussions with him...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 12 October 2020 on Covid-19 Update, Official Report, Column 25, if he will publish the...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many units offering treatment for patients suffering from long covid there are in England.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to produce guidance for (a) GPs and (b) other health professionals on the long term health effects of covid-19.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis was for the omission of rectopexy mesh from the specialist removal guidelines for the proposed specialised mesh...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of evidence-based talking therapies other than cognitive behavioural therapy in...

      Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to recent World Health Organisation updates and the addition of fetal valproate spectrum disorder to the 11th revision of...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the (a) physical and (b) mental health of people with long-term covid-19 symptoms; and if he will make...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the difficulties experienced by people suffering from...

      Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether GPs are required to (a) record and (b) report each instance when they have warned a female patient of the risks of prescribed...

      Kit Tarka Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Kit Tarka Foundation.

      Mental Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) women and (b) girls with their mental health.

      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 children and young people who need mental health support who (a) meet and (b) do not meet the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing a two person household, in which one person is a carer, to form a...

      Endometriosis: Diagnosis and Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the proportion of women with endometriosis who do not receive the correct (a) diagnosis of and (b)...

      Women's Health Taskforce for England: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what dates the Women’s Health Taskforce for England has met since January 2020; and what the topics of discussion were at each...

      Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what topics will be included in his Department’s women’s health strategy; and when his Department plans to publish that strategy.

      Endometriosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating endometriosis in the last 12 months.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to include the elderly and infirm as high risk groups requiring particular interventions within the Cross-Government...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 78516 on Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review, what the...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take following the Cumberlege Report to ensure that GPs are informed of (a) the effects of faulty mesh surgery on...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices...

      Suicide: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the the report by Friends, Families and Travellers entitled...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support the creation of a holistic pain management service as part of the proposed NHS mesh specialist centres.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the proposed NHS Mesh specialist centres function as a network.

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September to Question 88936 on Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus, what assessment his Department has made...

      Gambling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department received on the rate of covid-19 transmission in adult gaming centres (a) before 10pm and (b) between 10pm...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide ring-fenced funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review for community social care services to help ensure...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the backlog of bowel cancer screenings that has developed since those services were paused...

      Protective Clothing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his decision to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) free of charge to establishments in England registered with...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for a patient to be diagnosed by a cancer specialist.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of implementing covid-safe spaces for cancer services to ensure cancer...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the resources needed to support the provision of remote services such as phlebotomy and...

      Blood Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS is taking to ensure that blood cancer patients have access to a named Cancer Nurse Specialist.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure women from Black and Minority Ethnic groups are not be negatively effected by a change to open...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to provide, how many patients have been awaiting bowel cancer screening; and what the average delay in weeks has been for patients...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to allow breast screenings and treatments to continue during a potential second wave of covid-19.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the NHS backlog in cancer (a) screening and (b) treatment.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps has he taken to encourage those invited for a breast screening to attend in (a) Slough and (b) England.

      Breast Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect a second wave of covid-19 infections on the waiting times for breast cancer (a)...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's strategy is on increasing breast screening uptake.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve breast screening uptake in (a) South East and (b) England.

      TB Alert

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) the charity TB Alert on the national TB response and (b) that charity's impending...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to advise people who had previously been shielding to do so again in response to increasing infection rates...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the advice the Government received from (a) the Chief Medical Officer and (b) Public Health England on whether people...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government is providing to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable who are unable to work from home and feel...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston of the 29 May 2020 regarding the experience...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what safeguards are in place to prevent (a) children and (b) those suffering from eating disorders using the NHS’s Better Health...

      Malnutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children in London have been hospitalised with malnutrition since the beginning of the covid-19 outbreak in March 2020.

      Public Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role (a) he and (b) officials in his Department played in the design of the covid-19 public advice to stay alert, control the virus,...

      Heart Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of primary care networks on rates of detection of heart valve disease.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the care and treatment of patients with heart valve disease; and...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with heart valve disease symptoms are able to access (a) diagnostic assessments...

      General Practitioners: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on people's health in Bolton local authority area of the reduction in GP referrals of almost...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to section 3.70 of the NHS Long Term Plan, what plans the Government has for the appointment of a national cardiovascular...

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) diagnosis and treatment of and (b) support...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the operational capacity of the PPE portal; what plans his Department has to reimburse (a) local...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review the decision to require individuals to wear face coverings in places of worship during the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 August 2020 to Question 74433 on Coronavirus: Protective Clothing, what assessment he has made of the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of mandatory face coverings for contractors completing building work and maintenance...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to recover the monetary cost of faulty personal protective equipment supplied from Turkey in May 2020.

      Orthopaedics: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of directing NHS England to reclassify splint replacements for children by hospital...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what items of personal protective equipment people conducting covid-19 testing are required to wear to be covid-secure; and what steps...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2020 to Question 94389 on Coronavirus: Protective Clothing, what steps business and public transport...

      Alcoholism: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NICE Implementation Collaborative report, Supporting local implementation of NICE Technology Appraisal 325 on...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for children to be diagnosed with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in each of the last five years; and...

      Alcoholism: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps Clinical Commissioning Groups has taken to challenge abstinence-only approaches to alcoholism by GPs.

      NHS: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the (a) clinical performance and (b) delivery rate of NHS treatments not related to covid-19.

      Fireworks: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions in England were classified as relating to injuries or accidents as a result of firework displays in each...

      Drugs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the availability of supplies of medicines in Northern Ireland after the transition period.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific tests have been used to assess the suitability of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)...

      Bereavement Counselling: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provides to support local services to assist with the effective assessment of the psychological support...

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that BAME people can access the same level of support through mental health services as people from...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on allocating additional resources for mental health support...

      Sepsis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve diagnostic testing for sepsis and bloodstream infections.

      Mental Health: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the adequacy of and (b) progress on disbursing the additional financial support available to...

      Mental Health: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the adequacy of and (b) progress on disbursing the additional financial support available to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the level of public understanding of the covid-19 rules on household bubbles.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when data will be available to enable an assessment of the effectiveness in suppressing the transmission of covid-19 with the rule of six...

      Coronavirus: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons wet only pubs are required to close in a tier-three covid-19 lockdown while pubs serving food are allowed to remain open.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he plans to offer to adult social care providers facing additional costs as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to permit a person in a tier two covid-19 area to travel to a family wedding in a tier one area and stay...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) people with dementia and (b) the carers of people with dementia.

      Cremation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the limit is on attendance for the scattering of ashes in each of the three tiers of covid-19 restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the local covid-19 lockdown restrictions introduced by the Government to date have included restrictions on entering premises...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of domiciliary care workers on minimising the risk of infection from covid-19 for (a)...

      Bereavement Counselling: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken steps to develop quality standards and national guidance to support people planning, funding and...

      Coronavirus: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the additional number of physiotherapists and physiotherapy support workers required to support people who...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on people in flat shares; and what steps he is taking to (a) support...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with NHS England to ensure more timely data is published on the capacity of mental health services...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the capacity of NHS mental health services during periods of high levels of unemployment.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure continued access to mental health services in areas with covid-19 lockdowns.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risks to care home residents of the cessation of visits of (a) family and (b) health professionals...

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward a long-term social care reform proposal by the end of 2020 which recognises the additional cost of...

      Antenatal Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support pregnant women facing restrictions on their partners accompanying them to antenatal...

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that safe and healthy pregnancy information is communicated effectively as outlined...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage employers to follow the Government's guidance pertaining to allowing employees to work...

      Gender Selection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the UK National Screening Committee's recommendation that non-invasive prenatal testing should not be used for testing...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to improve dependency ratios in care homes.

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 September 2020 to Question 92882 on Multiple Births, (a) how many twins were delivered after 38 weeks...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 test swabs have been sent for analysis overseas since the start of the outbreak of that disease.

      Abortion: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the definition of seriously handicapped in Ground E of the Statutory...

      Sportsgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) advice and (b) guidance provided by (i) the Chief Medical Officer and (ii) Public Health England that informed...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific basis for the rule that pubs and restaurants must close at 10.00pm.

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of the covid-10 outbreak on (a) people with dementia and (b) their carers.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has published guidance on whether people in care homes with covid-19 virus should not be admitted to hospitals.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) England and (b) Slough admitted to hospital with covid-19 symptoms have been discharged from hospital without...

      Care Homes: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of care home visiting guidance on the health and wellbeing of care home residents with dementia.

      Care Homes: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the (a) Rosetrees and (b) Lady Sarah Cohen House care homes in Friern Barnet receive the covid-19 tests they have...

  • Wales Office

    • Iron and Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps the Government is taking to support the steel industry in Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Extended Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the availability of wraparound childcare for the children of key workers.

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on steps the Government is taking to limit the spread of covid-19...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to students who are (a) care leavers and (b) estranged from their families during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise schools to install air quality monitors.

      Education: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of gender-based pay inequality in the education sector.

      Children: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) progress and (b) effectiveness of the scheme to provide laptops and other devices to vulnerable and...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending the teacher pensions abatement threshold during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department (a) has and (b) plans to fund the cleaning costs incurred by schools in Wealden (i) to make them covid-19 safe and (ii)...

      Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to review the guidance for overnight residential trips in outdoor education centres for regions with low rates of covid-19 infections.

      Remote Education : Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children without access to an internet enabled device enabling them to participate in remote education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that key workers are able to access childcare throughout the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of children in England without a laptop or tablet.

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason schools are being asked to provide assessment data for (a) phonics screening and (b) key stage 1 and 2 statutory tests for academic...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children with special educational needs unable to attend school receive the education that they are statutorily...

      Secondary Education: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of secondary schools in England have school based counselling services in place.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Offending Teams: Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the (a) number and (b) type of concerns measured by youth offending teams using the AssetPlus assessment tool,...

    • Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners had been diagnosed with covid-19 up to the end of September 2020.

      Youth Justice: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) composition and (b) remit is of the Scrutiny Panel set up to deal with racial disparity in the youth justice system.

      Prison Service: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what targets his Department has set for recruiting Black and ethnic minority staff to the prison service; and what progress his Department has made on...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place a copy in the Library of the equalities impact assessment of the changes to custody time limits in the crown court.

      Prisoners: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned timescale is for publishing the report by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman on the death of two babies in prisons.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many external consultants have been employed to help implement temporary courts during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Chief Coroner: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Chief Coroner’s annual report for 2018-19 will be published.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment: Georgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2020 to Question 91155 on Georgia: Freedom of Expression, what assessment the Government has made of...

    • Fuel Cells: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to support UK fuel cell manufacturers export their products.

      Brendan Cox

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department had with Brendan Cox on the GREAT campaign in financial year 2019-20; and whether Brendan Cox received...

      Generalised System of Preferences: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the graduation thresholds will be under the UK general framework compared with the EU generalised scheme of preferences.

      Generalised System of Preferences: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the vulnerability thresholds will be under the UK enhanced framework compared with the EU GSP+ system.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure funding from the public purse is not spent on support for fossil fuel projects...

    • Africa: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding he has allocated to programmes to (a) support the education of and (b) prevent violence against...

      Gulf Strategy Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the cost has been of the Gulf Strategy Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) by financial year from 2019-20; what...

      Libya: IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has now considered the report of William Shawcross on Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism; and if he will...

      West Bank: Foreign Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with (a) EU and (b) West Bank Protection Consortium members on (i) deducting funds...

      Poverty: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that Official Development Assistance spend by his Department prioritises poverty...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the demolition of UK aid-funded schools and...

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the use of Official Development Assistance funding is (a) transparent and...

      Lebanon: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that Hezbollah is storing weapons in...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has taken steps to help prevent the demolition of the Palestinian school in Ras Al Tin on the West Bank.

      John Bunyan Fund for Freedom of Religion and Belief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the John Bunyan fund for Freedom of Religion and Belief remains unallocated.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that his Department continues to prioritise the prevention of violence,...

      John Bunyan Fund for Freedom of Religion and Belief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the titles are of the 15 projects funded through the John Bunyan fund for Freedom of Religion and Belief.

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of departmental funding for education in emergencies and protracted crises he...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to eliminate (a) violence against and (b)(i) the...

      Malnutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help tackle global child malnutrition during the covid-19 pandemic.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the spread of disinformation in international media concerning the existence of...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken to counter disinformation on the existence of detention camps in Xinjiang...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence,...

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on returning the twelve Hong Kong youths detained in...

      EU External Relations: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to develop the Falkland Islands’ future relationship with the EU.

      Musicians: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what his Department's negotiating policy is on rights for UK-based musicians to tour in EU countries after the...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Children

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

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2020 to Question 101319, how hon. Members should contact the MOD Prime Contractor for the remediation works at...

    • Army: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many junior soldiers at the Army Foundation College on the (a) short and (b) long course have enrolled on a Level 3 BTEC course while at that college.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 19 March 2020 to Questions 27016 and 27017, on Employment: Disability, whether her Department has (a) noted and (b)...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to prepare her Department for a rise in (a) unemployment and (b) benefit claims at the end of the Coronavirus Job...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2020 to Questions 29978, on Department for Work and Pensions: Disability, what the terms of reference are...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reforming the welfare system in response to the (a) economic and (b) social challenges...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of families with children affected by the benefit cap.

      Employment Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people that will be retrained by Government schemes after the end of the Coronavirus...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to extend eligibility for the childcare element of universal credit to parents and guardians in the event that...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to extend the £20 uplift to universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her plans are for the future of face-to-face assessments for welfare payments.

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on disabled people of the decision to convert the severe disability premium transitional...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of systems for recycling plastics.

    • Fireworks: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the celebrations on the 5th of November on air quality.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to enable local authorities to monitor air quality in their areas.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of air quality monitors.

      Flood Control: Bosworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has has made of the robustness of flood defences in Bosworth following the 2019 floods; and what steps he...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle the illegal dumping of waste.

      NHS: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of poor air quality on the...

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to research published by the University of Lincoln in August 2020 that concludes reward-based training...

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy to launch the Environmental Land Management scheme national pilot and (a) finalised scheme...

      Organic Food: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an Organic Equivalence Arrangement will be in place with Japan before the end of the transition period.

      Marine Protected Areas: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ban destructive industrial fishing in marine protected areas.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to restrict the use of pesticides by farmers; and if he will make a statement.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) changes he plans to make to and (b) estimate he has made of the level of participation in the Countryside...

      Sheep: Dartmoor National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation (a) his Department and (b) Natural England have carried out with Dartmoor commoner farmers on the decision...

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy that (a) the Environmental Land Management scheme and (b) transitional land management schemes will...

  • Home Office

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Silica: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has commissioned research on the potential effect on health of silica particulates transported...

    • Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of section 21 eviction notices served from 12 October 2019 to 12 October 2020.

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of Section 21 eviction notices served since the Government consultation on...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide support for tenants in Rother Valley constituency who have built up rent arrears as...

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the housing market; and what...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the recommendation of the Construction Industry Council's interim report entitled, Raising the Bar,...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce a model similar to Flood Re for fire risk assessments.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will create an online publicly accessible portal of all residential buildings with external cladding...

      Housing: Insulation

      ORIGINAL: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will allocate additional resources to his £1.6 billion fund to remove and replace unsafe non-ACM...

      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 applying a risk-based approach to the use of his...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on interested parties of developments of sub-18 metre buildings...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will hold discussions with representatives of the British Standards Institution on creating a British Standard...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department used to select the places which receive funding from the Towns Fund.

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans are in place for occupants of the 1500 new beds provided by the domestic abuse safe accommodation covid-19...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the new bed spaces provided by the £10 million domestic abuse safe accommodation covid-19 emergency...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the new bed spaces provided by the £10 million domestic abuse safe accommodation covid-19 emergency...

      Respite Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of local authorities to fund short break services to provide...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the state aid provisions of the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement on...

    • Civil Servants: Southampton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil service jobs there have been in Southampton in each of the last 10 years.

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of civil service jobs in (a) Wakefield, (b) West Yorkshire...

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that relocation of civil servants outside of London helps to...

      Public Sector: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on transparency on Government algorithms.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to improve electoral registration levels among young voters.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Border Operating Model for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland interface be released.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a windfall tax on organisations that have gained financially during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 100891, how many and what proportion of brewers produce (a) less than 2,100 hectolitres per year and...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reducing Government wage subsidies from 80 per cent to 67 per cent during the covid-19...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for self-employed people who rely on the hospitality sector for their income.

      Amusement Arcades: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide support to (a) seaside and (b) high street arcades; and if he will extend the reduction in the rate of VAT to 5 per cent to...

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the expected number of returns to the Exchequer of the level of deferred VAT payments under the...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the likely combined effect on lending to UK businesses of the partial reintroduction of crown preference...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support he plans to provide to clinically extremely vulnerable people who are unable to return to work because of the safety concerns after...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional financial support to people of working age who were employed or self-employed...

      Question

      What steps the Government is taking to help prevent the fraudulent use of Government schemes to provide financial support for people and businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if people whose working hours are reduced to less than 16 hours per week during the covid-19 outbreak after 31 October 2020 will be able to access the...

      Question

      What plans he has to provide additional fiscal support to families during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on additional financial support in helping to close the disadvantage attainment gap.

      Question

      What fiscal steps he is taking to support food supply chains during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Job Retention Bonus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, prior to taking his decision to introduce the Job Retention Bonus, what assessment his Department made of the potential merits of allocating the funding...

      Public Expenditure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish all Departmental budget adjustments in response to the covid-19 outbreak, in full, so that there is transparency and clarity of...

      Fiscal Policy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying Modern Monetary Theory principles to his fiscal policies when responding to the covid-19...

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the effect of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy on...

      Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the outcome of the consultation on the pre-paid funeral plan sector.

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has undertaken of the effect that changing the calculation formula for Retail Price Index will have on private pension income.

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to protect people who have accrued debt as a result of the covid-19 outbreak from losing their homes.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the delivery of the fan-led review of football governance.

    • Sports Competitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the need to prioritise elite athletes to receive the covid-19 vaccine in the...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government is on target to meet its 2025 gigabit capable broadband rollout target.

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of removing Huawei from the 5G network; and how he plans to fund...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase (a) investment in OpenRAN technology and (b) vendor diversification in the...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many households do not have access to high speed internet; and what his Department's definition is of high speed internet.

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) households and (b) land area have 5G coverage.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what live PFI contracts his Department has; and for each of those contracts (a) what service is provided, (b) when the...

      Data Protection: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what privacy, data sharing and data safeguarding obligations, in addition to GDPR, there are on private data firms providing...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of Tier 2 covid-19 restrictions on (a) choirs, (b) singing groups, (c) acting groups...

      Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to increase funding for arts and culture in England over the next five years.

      Remembrance Day: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Royal British Legion on enabling the safe attendance of Remembrance Sunday...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a freelance performers support scheme during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cultural Heritage: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help preserve historic sites in Wakefield constituency.

      Hotels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether accommodation businesses in areas where the local covid-19 alert level is (a) medium and (b) high are required to (i)...

      Sportsgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria need to be met for the resumption of pilot events with 1,000 spectators in sports stadiums.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Premier League, (b) EFL and (c) National League on a timeframe for assessing...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Twitter

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answers to Questions 98904, 101251 and 101252, what discussions members of the...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 September (HL7652) and (HL7653), when their review of Transport for London's future...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the amount of energy generated from solar power; and how they plan to assist private and public sector businesses (1) to start, or...

    • Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the amount of energy generated from wind power; and how they plan to assist private and public sector businesses (1) to...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the decision not to proceed with the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the rollout of the latest version of smart meters to be completed.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they envisage for the cooperative model in renewable energy.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a launch mechanism for OneWeb satellites which is independent of Roscosmos.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have agreed with their investment partners that OneWeb's manufacturing capability will be brought back from the United States to the UK.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 24 September that they "will explore new options for a UK satellite navigation and timing capability programme to support the...

      Global Positioning System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when is the Space-Based Positioning Navigation and Timing Programme due to report.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their equity investment in OneWeb has been completed; and if not, whether there are any approvals from the government of the United States which are...

      Mortgages and Telecommunications: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that existing customers within the mobile, broadband and mortgage markets cease to pay more than new customers.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the outcome of the consultation on egg, sperm and embryo storage limits.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer a COVID-19 vaccination to the entire population if such a vaccine is developed.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many BAME civil servants there are at the Department for Health and Social Care at (1) SCS1, (2) SCS2, (3) SCS3, and (4) SCS4, grade.

      Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Royal Preston Hospital

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have allocated for the development of proposals for the replacement of Royal Preston Hospital and Lancaster Royal Infirmary; to which body...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the statement made by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer on 11 October that "we are at a tipping points similar to where we...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in place to ensure a supply of medicine and COVID-19 test equipment in the event of any shortage of such supplies.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the implications for the response to COVID-19 in the UK of the open letter from medical doctors and health professionals...

      Royal Sussex County Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional buildings and facilities on the Royal Sussex County hospital site will be covered by the Prime Minister's announcement on 11 August of £300...

      Medical Treatments: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research published in the Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious...

      NHS 111: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to launch an inquiry into (1) the impact of the suspension of nurses and allied health professionals from taking calls to the NHS 111 COVID-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Bethell on 23 September (HL Deb, cols 1919–32), what steps they are taking to ensure that care home staff receive (1)...

      Coronavirus: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to share complete details of COVID-19 cases with Directors of Public Health in local authorities as soon as cases are identified. [T]

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commend the new liothyrine patient pathway agreed by the Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group to other Clinical...

      Protective Clothing: Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require local authorities to maintain stockpiles of personal protection equipment.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the scientific basis for their current rules on the maximum number of people allowed to attend (1) christenings, (2) weddings, and (3) funerals.

      Coronavirus: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the evidence base for regulations permitting six people to sing in public houses but banning six people from singing in churches and other places of worship.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards halving rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth...

      Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish any correspondence with the Welsh Government relating to the cancellation by Roche Diagnostics of orders for supplies relevant to...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of visiting restrictions at care homes on the wellbeing of residents; and what plans they have to review their policy...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) guidelines they have published, and (2) advice they have provided, about priority COVID-19 testing for care home staff.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates any guidance on COVID-19 was issued to care homes by (1) Public Health England, (2) the Care Quality Commission, and (3) any other public body,...

      Patients: Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which systems are currently being used by NHS GP practices in England to provide patients with online access to their medical records; and how many (1)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times, and on what dates, the R rate for COVID-19 went above 1 for each region that is recorded in England between 30 June and 10 August.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the resources committed to NHS Test and Trace have been allocated (1) to the public sector, and (2) to the private sector.

  • Department for Education

    • Covid-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the COVID-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group have signed personal confidentiality agreements.

    • Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that pupils with special educational needs can attend school while restrictions are in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Pupil Exclusions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Race Relations How Black Working-Class Youth are Criminalised and Excluded in the English...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to providing temporary additional funding to schools to help fund the increase in cleaning costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Children: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that vouchers granted through any future programme providing meals for schoolchildren during school holidays are only used...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much foreign aid they sent to Yemen in (1) 2017, and (2) 2019.

    • Taiwan: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in the Taiwan Strait, following increased tensions and Chinese military activity during the visit of the United...

      Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey regarding President Erdogan's statement on 1 October that "Jerusalem is our city".

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the demolition of Palestinian property by the government of Israel, and (2) the impact of any such demolitions on people...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that prominent Palestinian cultural and academic figures have been arrested by that...

      India: Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to support victims of rape in India, and in particular, Dalit women in Uttar Pradesh.

      Syria: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) humanitarian, and (2) reconstruction, assistance they have provided in (a) Latakia, (b) Tartus, and (c) central Homs, Syria, following forest fires in...

      Commonwealth: Business

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office development funding has been allocated to advance the Commonwealth Digital Connectivity Agenda for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Fleet Solid Support Ships capable of supporting a Carrier Strike Group are currently in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

    • Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new Fleet Solid Support Ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary will be built in UK shipyards.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for 16 and 17 year olds to be disqualified from the Kickstart Scheme because they are unlikely to receive...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sewage: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Environment Agency, and (2) water companies in England, about testing waste water for COVID-19; and what plans they...

    • Grazing Land: Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what scheme they intend to establish to replace Natural England's Wood-Pasture Restoration Option within the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of badger tuberculosis vaccine trials; what impact the outcome of those trials had on their decision...

  • Home Office

    • Crime: Borders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the steps being taken to address cross-border crime involving (1) people, and (2) fuel smuggling, between the UK and the Republic...

    • Home Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many BAME civil servants there are at the Home Office at (1) SCS1, (2) SCS2, (3) SCS3, and (4) SCS4, grade.

      Homosexuality: Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about extending by regulation the disregards and pardons for now abolished offences under section 166 of the Policing and...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 October (HL Deb, col 407), what criteria are being used by Public Health England to assess when...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Councillors: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many council seat vacancies are currently being held over by principal local authorities in England; and, of these, how many are in seats where the term of...

    • Social Services: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid out by local authorities as a result of Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigations into adult care complaints each year in...

      Community Development: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Locality, Communities Work: How community organisations can lead the post-Covid jobs recovery, published on 16...

      Future Homes Task Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial resources have been allocated to the Future Homes Task Force from (1) 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, and (2) 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

      Future Homes Task Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Future Homes Task Force.

      Ventilation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of (1) evidence of aerosol transmission of COVID-19, and (2) the adequacy of (a) current building regulations, and (b) guidance on...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 6 October (HL Deb, col 510), when a fiscal council for Northern Ireland will be established.

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Comprehensive Spending Review will conclude.

    • Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resilience of the credit union sector.

      Job Support Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number, and (2) the total cost, of fraudulent claims that have been made to the Job Support Scheme.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their Consultation on the potential approach to duty- and tax-free goods arising from the UK’s new relationship with the EU: summary of responses,...

      Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect jobs lost as a result of the ban on residential school trips.

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