Written answers

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Coronavirus Act 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many regulations he has brought forward under provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 since the passing of that Act.

    • Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) merits of recent requests to provide covid-19 testing at airports and (b) potential merits of allocating...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to provide support to bus and coach industries to mitigate the effects of covid-19 outbreak on those industries.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the bus and coach industries during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Driving Licences: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether grandfathered driving rights driving licenses issued by the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland are recognised if that driver transfers...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what safeguards are in place to ensure that e-scooters used on roads and highways have been legally approved.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 57396 on answered on 17 June 2020 on Driving Tests: Coronavirus, what estimate he has made of the...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 57396 on Driving Tests: Coronavirus, what estimate he has made of the number of theory test...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 57396 on Driving Tests: Coronavirus, what consultation he has undertaken on whether to bring...

      Railway Network: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is Network Rail's policy to implement the recommendations of the (a) Varley Review and (b) Network Rail Vegetation Management Review.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with industry representatives on (a) converting petrol-fuelled modern cars and (b) retrofitting petrol-fuelled classic...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to consult on the introduction of a UK equivalent to the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002.

    • Groceries Code Adjudicator: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he will plans to extend the Groceries Supply Code of Practice to include developing country suppliers; and if...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he plans to provide to mobile hairdressers, who cannot enter residences and therefore operate while the...

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of pubs that have closed in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b)...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Government support provided to pubs during the...

      Package Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the need to educate consumers of the financial risks when booking travel...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated in the form of vouchers under the Green Homes Grant scheme to date.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for grants under the Green Homes scheme.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October to Question 102124 on Terrorism: Northern Ireland, if he will publish the (a) community groups, including...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, when the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate report on the Victim Communication and Liaison scheme will be published.

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Attorney General, what the compliance rate was for the Area Assurance Programme in (a) 2020, (b) 2019, (c) 2018, (d) 2017, (e) 2016 and (f) 2015.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the need to close gyms in (a) the Liverpool City Region, (b) Lancashire, and (c) all other areas that are...

    • Childbirth and Infant Mortality: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department provides for (a) miscarriage, (b) premature birth and (c) stillbirth research.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to ensure that local authorities receive covid-19 test data on their residents (a) in a consistent format and (b) under...

      Coronavirus: Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to issue guidance on the risk of transmission of coronavirus on paper.

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons gyms are (a) required to close in the Liverpool City Region and (b) permitted to stay open in Lancashire under the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department's annual report and accounts 2019-20 will be published.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Private Finance Initiative

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

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on abolishing hospital car parking charges for disabled people.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what products are contained in his Department’s centralised stock build of fast-moving medical devices and clinical consumables;...

      Patients: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mechanisms his Department has in place to assess and include patient feedback and experiences in the health and care policy...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 81543 on Coronavirus: Health services, what the current level of restoration of...

      NHS: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to NHS trusts on the process for authorising the transfer to local ownership of NHS properties...

      Department of Health and Social Care: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish a formal response to the proposals from HM Treasury on Reform to VAT refund rules.

      Epilepsy: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of continuing observational trials for medical cannabis for families with severely...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 85002, tabled on 4 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion, on Care Homes: Visits.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that care homes are prepared for a second wave of covid-19 ahead of winter 2020-21.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the increased replacement of in-person consultations with telemedicine...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment for people with long term symptoms of covid-19.

      Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October to Question 96854, when the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will establish a...

      Medical Treatments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the potential effectiveness of cotrimoxazole in the treatment of covid-19.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of (a) women and (b) men who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in each year...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 6 July 2020 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay and follow up...

      Gout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with gout in each of the last five years.

      DNACPR Decisions: Care Homes

      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 recommendations of the August 2020 report of the Queen's...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce a threshold for regional covid-19 cases to trigger the implementation of a local lockdown.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to enable residents of care settings to safely visit their family members.

      Autoimmune Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of UK adults diagnosed with an immune-mediated inflammatory condition have achieved their NICE-recommended...

      Heart Diseases: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequate future supply of cardiologists to work in the NHS.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that funding from the public purse is allocated to support the provision of adequate NHS staffing levels to...

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of units of personal protective equipment in stockpile for use in (a) Hull and...

      Domestic Accidents: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to local ambulance services and community teams for fall prevention work.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what process his Department is reviewing the effectiveness of each covid-19 protective measure enacted by the Government.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to fund counselling in all schools and colleges as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

    • Union Learning Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussion he has had with (a) training providers, (b) Sector Skills Councils and (c) further education representative organisations on the...

      Unionlearn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when (a) he and (b) the Under-Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills last discussed the Unionlearn service with the Trades Union Congress...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are currently being schooled at home on a permanent basis because they are not permitted to attend school for medical or other...

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 restricts children from gathering in groups of more than...

      Children: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops, iPads and 4G routers were provided to children in Wansbeck constituency (a) in total and (b) by school.

      Counselling: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the accessibility of counselling and support services for students in higher education.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) pupils and (b) teachers attending (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary schools and (iii) special schools...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to Head Teachers to help ensure that the expectation on pupils to wear a face covering does not exclude those...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy for children to be permitted to miss a day of school to celebrate (a) Eid and (b) Yom Kippur without that absence...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to amend his Department's policies on school and college accountability, including performance tables and data for the 2020-21...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of state schools paying for externally provided mental health support for students.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with school leaders on providing financial support for expenses incurred by schools as a result of the covid-19...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy for schools to be compensated for the full costs incurred from purchasing free school meal vouchers direct from a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals to EU Settlement Scheme decisions have (a) been made and (b) been successful in reversing a decision made by his Department.

    • Prisons: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisons in England and Wales do not have a prison video link system.

      Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the trends in the number of assaults on prison officers since the publication of the Hutton report on Public Service...

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the retirement age for prison officers.

      Young Offenders: Care Leavers and Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of young people convicted for (a) drugs offences, (b) robbery and (c) violence against the person were (i) looked after children and...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the definition is of settled accommodation for the purposes of recording the accommodation circumstance of prisoners released from custody.

      Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) drug and (b) alcohol-dependent prisoners in the prison population in England and Wales.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to expansion works at HMPs Guys Marsh, Rye Hill, Stocken and High Down, announced on 12 October 2020, what estimate he has made of the...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in England and Wales use history of service in the armed services as a criterion for the placement of prisoners within their accommodation.

      Pre-sentence Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2020 to Question 98201 on Pre-sentence Reports, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the (a) higher...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of automatically providing contact details for local support workers on phones supplied to prisoners.

      Criminal Proceedings: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2020 to Question 83722 on Remand in Custody: Veterans, what the £5.7m funding for support for veterans within...

      Criminal Proceedings: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) training and (b) processes are in place to ensure that courts take account of issues in the lives of veterans for the purposes of the (a)...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff have had Veterans in Custody Scheme training, in each prison in England and Wales.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what factors are considered when categorising an offender in prison as low risk.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate is of people released from prison for (a) each region in England and (b) Wales.

      War Memorials: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the Government has made in bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure that people who desecrate war memorials are subject to...

  • Treasury

    • Public Houses and Restaurants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional support to businesses affected by the 10.00pm curfew on bars and restaurants.

    • Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to provide additional financial support to small breweries during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to allocate funding when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends to sports clubs to support them in retaining non-playing staff whose...

      Carbon Capture and Storage and Hydrogen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s support for (a) Carbon capture and storage and (b) Hydrogen technologies.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for businesses of extending the business rate holiday by six months after April 2021; and if he will...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support is available to employers whose staff need to self-isolate for a period during which time statutory sick pay would exceed the amount of state...

      Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the VAT holiday on personal protective equipment after 31 October 2020, in response to the ongoing covid-19 outbreak.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending mortgage holidays beyond 31 October 2020 for people who remain financially affected by...

      Banks and Building Societies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report entitled Coronavirus Survey Report, published by the APPG on Challenger Banks and Building Societies, if he will make an...

      Wirecard: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that a repeat of the Wirecard collapse could not occur in the UK.

      Building Societies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on UK building societies; and if he will make a statement.

      Help to Save Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Help to Save accounts (a) have been opened and (b) have no deposits; and what steps he is taking to encourage account holders to actively utilise...

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a banking service standard to prohibit the closure of the last bank branch in a community.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nigeria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of deploying British armed forces to join a UN peacekeeping...

    • Armed Conflict: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what criteria the Government plans to use to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the fight against West...

      Nigeria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress there has been on using British armed forces to train and support counter-terrorism squads in...

      Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to eliminate (a) child, (b) early and (c) forced marriage and (d) female genital mutilation.

      Marie Stopes International: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to Marie Stopes International over the last five years...

      Humanitarian Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support to UK charities in receipt of (a) development and (b) humanitarian funding...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many applications for funding from the Integrated Activity Fund over £50,000 were approved in financial...

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the College of Policing has received through the Integrated Activity Fund to deliver activities...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the £2.9 billion projected reduction in the Official...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on enabling access to refugee camps on the island...

      South Asia: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what further funding he plans to provide to help tackle climate change in (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Nepal and...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2020 to Question 91204 on UNRWA: Finance, how much funding the UK has...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representation his Department has to the Indian Government on the detention of Jagtar Singh Johal; and...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on alleged incidents of (a) physical and (b)...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the living conditions for Rohingya refugees living in refugee camps on the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights...

      Offences against Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to include child protection through (a) services which identify children at...

      Females: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to eliminate (a) trafficking, (b) exploitation and (c) other forms of violence against...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the gender ratio is of Air Cadets who receive an Air Experience Flight; and what that ratio was at the start of the current Air Experience Flight...

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the RAF Air Cadets are trained through Air Experience Flights each year.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on providing live flight experiences to all members of the RAF Air Cadets.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the Project TELUM training sites will be located.

      Ministry of Defence: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil claims were brought against his Department under the Human Rights Act 1998 in (a) 2000 and (b) 2009.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's plans are for how shielding people can access benefits after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2020 to Question 102871, what the next steps are for the Green Paper on disability benefits; and what her...

      Local Housing Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor on the potential merits of removing the Shared Accommodation Rate exemptions for homeless...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of access to insurance for households affected by 2019-20 winter floods.

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to reduce flood risk to communities that experienced flooding in the last 12 months.

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to protect Marine Protected Areas.

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish (a) the contribution of the Environmental land Management scheme to the six goals of the 25 Year...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support he plans to make available for farmers and land managers prior to the roll out of the Environmental Land...

      Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies that...

  • Home Office

    • Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Recommendation 21 of the Third Report of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report, Forensic...

    • Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) British and (b) foreign travellers have been fined for breaching quarantine rules following arrival to England from a...

      Retail Trade: Abuse and Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle violence and abuse experienced by shop workers; and if she will make a statement.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions hon. Members have waited longer than 20 working days for a response to their enquiry from her Department in the last...

      Fraud: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) prevent, (b) protect people from and (c) warn people about scams related to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the compliance rate for travel quarantine rules.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the revised Life in the UK test will (a) include a history of Britain’s colonial past and (b) include important colonial...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons a UK citizen living in the UK is charged a fee for the citizenship applications process to bring their non-UK citizen...

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that known human rights abusers in Hong Kong do not benefit from the bespoke immigration route being...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Commonhold and Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to respond to the Law Commission’s three reports on reforming residential...

    • Permitted Development Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the provisions of The Town and Country Planning...

      Housing: Construction Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to expand the evidence base to increase its understanding of modern methods of...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to ensure that any baseline for standards in the Building Safety Bill includes (a)...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) entries, (b) offences, (c) landlords, and (d) letting agents are currently included in his...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Birth Rate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the birth rate was in each month since January 2020 to date.

    • Private Companies: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria is used by Government Departments when granting public contracts to private companies.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will hold civil society roundtable meetings on the issues of (a) human rights, (b) labour rights and (c) conflict resolution, as they...

    • Strategic Trade Advisory Group and Trade Union Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the members of her Department's (a) new Trade Union Advisory Group and (b) expanded Strategic Trade Advisory Group,...

      Trade Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether provisions have been made on the protection of human rights in the UK-Cote d’Ivoire continuity trade agreement beyond those in...

      Trade Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the legal text of the UK-Cote d’Ivoire continuity trade agreement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what further support will be made available to grassroot music venues who were unsuccessful in their bid for funding from the...

    • Digital Technology and Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the Government’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s market study on...

      Rugby: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the RFU (b) Premiership Rugby on a timeframe for assessing the merits of...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to make an assessment of the implications for his guidance on holding live events and festivals of the...

      Artificial Intelligence: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to Question 96062 on Twitter: Racial Discrimination, what steps the Government is...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to increase the £750 million covid-19 support package for frontline charities announced in...

      Culture: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to allocate additional funding to the culture and arts sector in Battersea constituency.

      Gaming Machines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to provide support to seaside and high street arcades during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the proposals made in FIFPro's report of 14 October 2020...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Question

      What steps the Government is taking to help protect disabled people from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Question

      What steps she is taking to help tackle race inequality in the workplace.

      Question

      What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring public health communications on covid-19 reach communities throughout the UK.

  • Department for Transport

    • Crossrail 2 Line: Kensington and Chelsea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Crossrail Limited and Transport for London about plans for a Chelsea station on the Kings Road in the latest Crossrail 2 proposal.

    • Aviation: Repayments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of travel companies using a trust account model to process flight-only airline refunds.

      Civil Aviation Authority: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the enforcement powers held by the Civil Aviation Authority under the Enterprise Act 2002; and what plans they...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct a systematic review of passenger rights and protections following difficulties in accessing refunds for cancelled flights during...

      Airports and Ports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether venues at airports and ports have been removed from the list of exemptions to the restaurant curfew from 10pm to 5am; if so, why; and what assessment they...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the law in respect of drink driving.

      Freight: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the take-up of transporting freight by water, rather than by road.

      Driving: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ban all hand-held phone use while driving; and what research they have undertaken, if any, on the impact of hands-free phone usage...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to hold a full-route public consultation for the latest Crossrail 2 proposal.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a temporary travel guarantee fund to support travel companies to settle claims made against cancelled travel during...

    • Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to the hospitality sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recovery of loans under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme considered fraudulent is the responsibility of lending banks or the Government.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they received, if any, from officials on (1) the percentage by number, and (2) the value, of loans received under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme estimated...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to identify fraudulent applications under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme; and what advice they took from banks or specialist...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests that have been sent through the post were (1) analysed in UK laboratories, and (2) sent overseas for analysis, in May.

    • Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they have made to their (1) policies, and (2) practice, relating to (a) sourcing personal protective equipment, and (b) the methodology...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an NHS-led and commissioned treatment system to treat gambling addiction.

      PPE Medpro: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence was carried out on PPE Medpro Ltd prior to it being awarded a contract for the supply of personal protective equipment to the NHS; and what...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that women are able to attend breast screening appointments, following reports from Breast Cancer Now that up to 986,000 women in...

      Dental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan (1) to confirm the funding, and (2) to announce the timing, of the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of people waiting more than 12 months for hospital treatment.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have identified any shortages in the supply chain that provides chemicals and equipment that have adversely affected the COVID-19 testing capacity.

      Coronavirus Act 2020

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their impact assessment of the Coronavirus Bill, whether they have conducted further analysis on the monetised impact of the exercise of...

      Hygiene: Public Spaces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that information hygiene ratings in hospitals and other public spaces are displayed.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help pupils from low income backgrounds who have missed out on schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Senior Civil Servants

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

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • China: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek compensation from the government of China for British victims of COVID-19.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the Palestinian Authority to drop their preconditions for peace talks with Israel.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on Israeli–Palestinian relations of the Israel–United Arab Emirates normalisation agreement,...

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they plan to hold with the government of the United States in November and December 2020.

      USA: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have contracted any non-governmental organisation to select election monitors to observe the elections in the United States on 3 November.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh as part of the nation of Azerbaijan.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of refugees from the Nagorno-Karabakh region since 1990.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Bill before the French National Assembly to recognise the Republic of Artsakh; and what plans they have to...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the missile attack on 11 October on Ganja was a breach of the agreed ceasefire in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support, if any, they are providing to the fair trade movement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the £20 increase to the weekly standard allowance of Universal Credit, made during the COVID-19 pandemic, indefinitely.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Incinerators: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the CO2 emissions limits for energy from waste incinerators; whether they monitor local authorities to ensure that less CO2 from waste is produced each...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: By-elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the conduct of local government by-elections in Scotland in order to assess the feasibility of holding such elections in England.

    • Advocate General for Scotland: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the resignation of the Advocate General for Scotland on 16 September, what progress they have made in appointing a successor; and in the absence of any...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Export Finance: Senior Civil Servants

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

    • Department for International Trade: Senior Civil Servants

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

      Arms Trade: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change their policy on granting arms export licences to Turkey in the light of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

      Uighurs: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 23 September (HL7967), what plans they have to introduce legislation to ban the import of all goods...

      Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the application of the UK Global Tariff on the costs of UK (1) imports, and (2) exports.

      Trade Agreements: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to embed gap analysis into the process of negotiating free trade agreements in order to identify (1) the amount, (2) the duration, and (3) the...

      Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards exist to ensure that weapons sold to other countries are not used on civilian populations.

      Arms Trade: Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of UK arms sales to Yemen in (1) 2017, and (2) 2019.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in (1) 2017, and (2) 2019.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Advertising Standards Agency, Trends in exposure to TV ads during COVID-19, published on 8 October; and what...

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body what discussions they have had about (1) the combining, and (2) the rationalising, of facilities as part of the Palace of Westminster Restoration and...

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