Written answers

Thursday, 22 October 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to provide additional funding to local transport authorities to reduce the cost of travel for young people in (a) London...

    • Driving Instruction: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that adequate personal protective equipment for driving test instructors is available at driving test...

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the driving test centre in High Wycombe has closed; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that none of the recent funding provided by the Government to Transport for London will be used, directly or indirectly, to fund the...

      Global Travel Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Global Travel Taskforce held its first meeting.

      Biofuels: Coronavirus

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the introduction of E10 fuel.

      Cycling and Walking: Urban Areas

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding to create active travel cities as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the increased costs to schools of complying with covid-19 safety guidance; and what assessment he has made of the effect...

    • Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the refreshed National Plan for Music Education.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on levels of teacher recruitment of the withdrawal of teaching bursaries for arts,...

      Music: GCE A-level and GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to accommodate students who have been unable to practice their chosen musical instrument in school during the covid -19...

      Languages: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage secondary pupils to study a foreign language.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of suspending the School Attendance Order for parents who do not want their child to return to...

      GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the effect of delaying GCSE examinations by three weeks in the 2020-21 academic year...

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the equity of the decision to cease funding to the Union Learning Fund.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of apprenticeship starts, by sector; and what steps his Department is...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to extend free school meal vouchers in England to include the October 2020 half term.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training is being made available to university students to help them to access their online tuition at university.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, dated 8 September 2020, ref MR/ZA53629, on a student of...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether recent trends in the level of funding for early years education and childcare provision has matched (a)...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what compensation is available to university students who have their online tuition cancelled.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he intends to publish his plans for the safe return of students home from universities at the end of the autumn 2020 term.

      Schools: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the finding of research by Outwood Academy in Hemsworth constituency that states...

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children from families that have no recourse to public funds can access free school meals.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to create jobs in renewable energy as the UK recovers from the covid-19 outbreak; and if he...

    • Business: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with manufacturers on energy costs for businesses.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to publish a review of the Green Homes Grant scheme after that scheme has ended.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Transport to co-ordinate policy on a UK hydrogen strategy.

      Solar Power and Wind Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Government funding has been spent on subsidising (a) offshore wind, (b) onshore wind and (c) solar for...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to maximise uptake of the Warm Home Scheme among pensioners eligible for Pension...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which local authorities applied to the green homes grant local authority delivery scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to help people eligible for the Green Homes Grant to find qualified installers.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have applied for the Green Homes Grant scheme to date.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the need to legislate to protect workers in workplaces in regions placed in...

      Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the evidence for his decision that wedding venues cannot be made covid-secure in the same way as...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he is providing to businesses that are (a) closed and (b) trading with reduced capacity as a result of...

      Paternity Leave: Fathers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department is making on making it easier for fathers to take paternity leave.

      Paternity Leave and Pay: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department is making on its consultation on parental leave and pay which closed on 29 November 2019.

      Parents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to provide additional parental pay entitlements for new parents who have recently changed...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the increase in the level of covid-19 cases, what steps he is taking to encourage (a) supermarkets...

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on ensuring that the roll-out of hydrogen...

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he has made available to (a) private dental practices and (b) other healthcare providers during the...

      Versarien: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the recent loan given to Versarien PLC by Innovate UK with (a)...

      Astrazeneca: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of (a) when the not for profit price commitment made by AstraZeneca as part of the deal...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Remembrance Day: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will urgently co-ordinate advice on the management of services and parades on Remembrance...

    • Absent voting: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the findings by the Royal National Institute of Blind People in their report entitled Turned...

      Artificial Intelligence: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Minister is responsible for auditing the algorithms used by Government; and what steps that Minister...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to carry out an equality impact assessment on the effect of Voter ID on BAME...

      Interserve: Mitie

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed merger of Interserve and Mitie on the...

      Elections: Travellers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2020 to Question 100441 on Elections: Travellers, if he plans to...

      Drugs and Medical Treatments: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his oral contribution of 19 October 2020, Official Report, whether cross-border supply chains of...

      EU Exit Operations Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times the EU Exit Operations Cabinet Committee met to discuss preparedness for the end of the...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 41909 on Coronavirus: Death, what proportion of people that...

      Cabinet Office: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the renovations to the Cabinet Office collaboration hub.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the cessation of the exclusion of healthcare workers from the list of jobs that qualify for travel exemptions...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable who work in (a)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 86764, tabled by the hon. Member for Luton North on 8 September 2020.

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the National Police Chiefs' Council on their data sharing...

      Lithium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he made of the level of access to lithium carbonate in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 and beyond.

      Lithium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NICE on the removal of Priadel.

      Coronavirus: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the results of covid-19 tests administered in Slough are received within 24 hours.

      Coronavirus: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of covid-19 test results received within 24 hours from tests administered in Slough constituency.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the criteria for determining an area's local covid-19 alert tier status.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the structure is for making locally-agreed decisions on covid-19 tiering arrangements between the Government and (a) regional...

      Public Health: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the (a) Liverpool City Region Combine Authority, (b) Merseyside Resilience Forum, (c) St Helens Council and (d) St Helens CCG...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the (a) Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, (b) Merseyside Resilience Forum and (c) individual local authorities play in...

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) delays to people seeking care and (b) reduced access to routine tests and treatments...

      Coronavirus: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) increase covid-19 testing capacity and (b) reduce waiting times for results for (i) students and (ii)...

      Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the agenda of the next meeting of NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group before that meeting...

      Inflammatory bowel disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS England on reducing variation in care for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis...

      Social Services: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the nationality of people employed in care work sector in each year since 2015.

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effect of burn-out among (a) NHS staff and (b) staff in the care sector as a result of the...

      Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for sodium valproate have been issued since 8 July 2020.

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of catheter acquired urinary tract infections which develop into a gram negative...

      Prostate Cancer: Olaparib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when Olaparib will be made available for the treatment of prostate cancer on the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the minutes of the deliberations of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on the use of Vitamin D3 in...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths which are primarily caused by excess of prescription drugs.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to plan for the distribution of a potential covid-19 vaccine.

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the treatment options available on the NHS for children with diffuse midline...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure (a) public confidence in development of a covid-19 vaccine and (b) effective planning...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Health Service Products (Provision and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018 on...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Access to Medicines and Medical Devices on Special Medicinal...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of medicines deemed to be priced excessively by (a) his Department and (b) the Competition and Markets Authority.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to respond to concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority on the pricing of (a)...

      Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Remdesivir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has adequate stock and future...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether treatments for community acquired pneumonia have been used to treat patients with covid-19 on the NHS; and whether he plans to...

      Coronavirus and Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to engage with (a) representatives of people affected by thalidomide and (b) other stakeholders as part of his...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to ensure adequate refrigeration capacity for a vaccination programme to tackle covid-19.

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if they will make an assessment of the potential merits for supply stabilisation of recategorising entacapone only products to category C...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken to assess the effectiveness of (a) inhaled treatment for covid-19 and (b) trails carried out by Synairgen plc...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made in ensuring that (a) very ill children and (b) other patients who benefit from prescription cannabis are able...

      Angling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether angling will be included in the proposed three tier covid-19 restrictions list.

      Neurofibromatosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate funding is being made available for neurofibromatosis Type 1 patients.

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 23 September 2020 to Questions 90184 and 89844, what assessment his Department has made of the number of NHS...

      Neurofibromatosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurofibromatosis Type 1.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the medical logistics sector on the distribution of a potential covid-19 vaccine.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) antenatal and (b) postnatal care.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research undertaken by Gabriella d’Ettorre of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the responses to his consultation on legislative changes to support...

      Perinatal Mortality: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available to mothers who suffer baby loss; and if he will make a statement.

      Perinatal Mortality: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available for (a) women and (b) partners who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby loss; what steps his Department is...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Oversight Group overseeing implementations on dependence forming medicines, if he will (a) list the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for the decision to close (a) gyms, (b) leisure centres and (c) fitness and dance studios as part of the...

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 21 September 2020 Official Report, column 633, if he will publish the evidential basis for his...

      Coronavirus: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) beauty, (b) physiotherapy and (c) other businesses that operate from a person's home can continue to remain open and see...

      Spina Bifida: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many unborn babies have received surgery for open spina bifida; and how much money has been spent on those surgeries since the...

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department last reviewed reimbursement prices for pharmaceutical companies licensed to supply entacapone only products.

      Coronavirus: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to (a) change the rules on support bubbles and (b) permit individuals to visit both elderly parents in the same...

      Mental Health: Community Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of community centres on people's mental health; and what plans he has for their...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times a medicine for a rare disease, not eligible for the HST process, has received a conditional approval for reimbursement...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of prescribing waste to the NHS in each of the last five years; and what steps his Department is...

      Lithium: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of prescriptions for lithium carbonate to NHS mental health providers.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for (a) benzodiazepines, (b) z drugs and (c) antidepressants were issued in the last year.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made on the effectiveness of introducing targeted messages and advertising for people in clinically vulnerable...

      Blood Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the vulnerability of people living with (a) beta-thalassaemia, (b) sickle cell...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when GP surgeries will resume face to face consultations.

      Lithium: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the availability of Priadel to NHS prescribers.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GP appointments that have been missed in the UK as a result of covid-19.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of people with sarcoma waiting more than six months for a diagnosis.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that primary healthcare professionals are trained to spot (a) sarcoma and (b) other less common cancers.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the additional resources required to (a) manage and (b) clear the breast screening backlog created as a...

      Health Centres: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether individual health centres are receiving guidance from Public Health England on the administering of winter flu jabs.

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of psychologists (a) specialising in diabetes and (b) providing clinics for...

      Atrial Fibrillation: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have not met the inclusion criteria for treatment for atrial fibrillation as a result of their weight, in England, in...

      Atrial Fibrillation: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in England have undergone treatment for atrial fibrillation having reduced their weight to meet the inclusion criteria...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with medical logistics experts on the roll-out of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his strategy is for administering a covid-19 vaccine once it has been approved by the Government.

      Coronavirus: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria are being used to assess the effectiveness of support for people shielding and the clinically extremely vulnerable in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 vaccine on the performance of elite athletes in the context of...

      Cancer: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are waiting for cancer treatment in West Yorkshire; and what the average waiting time is for that treatment.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that NHS (a) dentists and (b) dental staff are able to access free NHS flu vaccines for winter 2020-21.

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with community pharmacies on Government support for their services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a centralised database is being used by Public Health England to record the information provided to them by schools who report...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maintain the standard of treatment for secondary breast cancer during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the NHS England Chief Dental Officer responds to the letter of the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 23 June 2020...

      Blood Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the rising incidence of blood cancer on the funding requirements of NHS services...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many FP17 forms detailing dental activity were submitted in each of the last six months.

      Health Services: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to make a single person accountable for the provision of rehabilitation support in England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons eligibility criteria for accessing covid-19 tests are different for care workers in (a) the community and (b) care homes.

      Dementia: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to lift restrictions on care home visits to enable families to visit loved ones with dementia.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the expanded flu vaccination programme, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure extremely vulnerable people...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he plans to make available to general practices (a) during and (b) after the coronavirus outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether young people under 18 will be able to receive the covid-19 vaccination; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the he is taking to provide the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation with the necessary information to add people...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to prioritise residents of care settings to receive a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS (a) dentists and (b) other dental staff will be eligible to receive a covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has for eligibility for potential covid-19 vaccines for people with long covid symptoms.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the distribution of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of stockpiling of medicines in preparation for (a) a second wave of covid-19 and (b) the...

      Myeloma: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when assessment he has made of the timescale for the approval of lenalidomide as a maintenance drug for post stem cell transplant...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent shortages of prescription inhalers at the end of the transition period.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research undertaken by Xu K of the State Key Laboratory...

      Death: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths that were attributed to poor air quality in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase capacity in radiotherapy services to help reduce the number of cancer patients awaiting treatment as a...

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the funding allocations for the replacement of NHS linear accelerator radiotherapy machines (a) was for the financial year 2019-20...

      NHS 111: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS 111 Get an isolation note service checks that applicants to that service have genuinely...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's updated estimate is of the number of daily new covid-19 cases during the peak week in March 2020.

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) access to and (b) take up of weekly covid-19 tests for domiciliary care staff.

      Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of elective surgeries that have been postponed or cancelled during the covid-19 outbreak; and...

  • Leader of the House

    • Parliamentary Proceedings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what recent assessment he has made of the level of health and safety risk posed by Members travelling to Parliament to take part in parliamentary proceedings that...

    • Virtual Proceedings

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing virtual parliamentary proceedings in response to London being subject to Tier 2 local...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Cyrpus: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart on the decision to re-open beachfront areas in...

    • Venezuela: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the findings of the International Criminal Court into the human rights abuses of...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department's decision to refer to people seeking consular support as customers is in line with...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason his Department decided to refer on its website and in documentation to people seeking consular...

      Diplomatic Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the UK last compared the effectiveness of its consular assistance with that provided by other countries.

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many meetings have taken place since January 2019 between Ministers in his Department and members of the...

      China: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress has been made on attempting to resolve the dispute between the Chinese authorities and Belfast City...

      Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the UK has to move a UN Security Council Resolution in response to recommendation 20 of the Bishop of...

      Lebanon: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what financial support his Department has provided to Lebanon since the explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020 to...

      Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) cost to the public purse of UK aid-funded projects in the West...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the RAND Corporation report, Consular services to citizens abroad: Insights from an...

      Hong Kong: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether representatives of (a) the Government and (b) non-departmental public bodies have met with representatives...

      Sri Lanka: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on promoting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, who was interviewed at his Department as part of the RAND Corporation report, Consular services to citizens...

      International Development Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the contribution of the UK to the World Bank International Development Association...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on waiting times for Child Maintenance Service appeals.

    • Remand in Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the timeliness for young people on remand being informed of trial dates.

      Crime: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many minors were found not guilty through successful use of a Section 45 defence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in each year in the last five years.

      Youth Offending Teams: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to develop specific training and employment opportunities to help people in the cohort of youth offending teams to tackle the economic...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of potential barriers to justice encountered by survivors of domestic violence since the implementation of the...

      Domestic Abuse: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many survivors of domestic violence have been ineligible for legal aid due to the capital means test since the implementation of the Legal Aid,...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether enforcement agent home visits will continue in regions placed in (a) Tier 2 and (b) Tier 3 during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Child Arrangements Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that women on low incomes are able to access legal aid in cases where a child arrangement order has been breached.

      Criminal Legal Aid Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when part two of the Criminal Legal Aid Review is planned to conclude.

      Criminal Legal Aid Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to announce the Chair of part two of the Criminal Legal Aid Review.

  • Treasury

    • Aviation and Business Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide sector specific financial support for (a) businesses and (b) employees operating in the (i) aviation industry and (ii) business travel...

    • Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue to the public purse from the UK hospitality sector as a result of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what economic impact assessment has been undertaken on gym closures in tier 3 covid-19 areas; and what further economic support will be provided to gyms...

      Aviation and Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Transport on introducing a bespoke package of financial support for businesses and employees...

      Air Passenger Duty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a 12-month waiver on Air Passenger Duty to provide support to the aviation...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support businesses that (a) operate seasonally, (b) have insufficient funds to see them through winter 2020-21 and (c) will not...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there are plans to provide a more tailored package of support for pubs and brewers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support duty free stores prepare for the changes to duty free shopping from 1 January 2021.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to conduct a review of funding for community pharmacies ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that restrictions on public sector exit payments do not affect people whose annual salary is less than £25,000.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 99158, if he will publish the specific Barnett Consequential arising to Northern Ireland from the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Entertainers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending eligibility to the extended Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to freelance performers...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason self-employed individuals eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will receive 20 per cent of their average monthly trading...

      Job Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Job Support Scheme incentivises employers to maximise the number of jobs retained during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the levels of pay in each of the last five years.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will offer a settlement opportunity for people affected by loan charges.

      Job Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people employed by (a) business conference centres, (b) exhibition centres, (c) sports stadia, (d) live music venues, (e) theatres, (d) cinemas and...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to develop the Authorised Economic Order system for trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending business rates relief to include English language teaching schools.

      Pre-school Education: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of abolishing business rates for early education and childcare providers.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to exempt the covid-19 self isolation grant from income tax.

      Coronavirus: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the economic effect of the tier-3 local covid restrictions on (a) the Liverpool City Region and (b) the six individual...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with mortgage lenders on support for workers in industries that remain closed due to public health...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on debt relief for developing countries in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Night Shelters: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's announcement of 13 October 2020 on COVID-19: provision of night shelters, what...

    • Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial and other support he is providing to local authorities to enable them to provide self-contained...

      Permitted Development Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward a statutory instrument to extend the additional 28 day permitted development period for the...

      Derelict Land: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of brownfield land in the Wolverhampton local authority area.

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of evictions that were prevented between 27 March and 20 September 2020 as a...

      Repossession Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to extend the suspension on house repossession.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on (a) ensuring contractors are not able to start work on...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the financial implications for local authorities of removing section 106...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's response to the e-petition entitled Free leaseholders trapped in new build...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Government funding for winter 2019 of £13 million for the Cold Weather Fund for rough sleepers,...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people were recorded as (a) homeless or (b) rough sleeping on (i) 1 March 2020 and (ii) 1 October 2020.

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent statistics he has on the number of homeless people with a military background.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) US and (b) UK personnel working at US bases in the UK have been admitted to hospital with covid-19; and how many of those people were...

    • Military Bases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many US personnel at (a) USAF Lakenheath, (b) USAF Mildenhall, (c) the Joint Intelligence and Analysis Center at Molesworth, (d) USAF Croughton, (e)...

      RAF Menwith Hill: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British personnel working at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill have tested positive for covid-19 since March 2020.

      RAF Menwith Hill: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many US personnel working at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill have tested positive for covid-19 since March 2020.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether attacks on (a) the Al-Wehdah school and (b) other educational facilities in the city of Taez in Yemen over the last five years are listed on the...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to roll-out the deployment of military fighter pilots to fly drones to deliver (a) PPE and (b) covid-19 test results to...

      Ministry of Defence: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department allocated to the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund school places (a) overseas and (b) in the UK in 2019-20; and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 69600 and Answer of 1 July 2020 to Question 63208, what progress has been made on implementing...

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from food bank providers on levels of demand for emergency food assistance in the last six months.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new jobs the Government aims to create through the Kickstart Scheme.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on poverty levels of reintroducing universal credit sanctions and conditionality in the...

      Aviation: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with local jobcentres on the length of time it takes to conduct pre-employment security checks for jobs in the...

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specific steps she is taking to support women and girls facing multiple disadvantage into employment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date her Department became a Living Wage Employer.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she made of the implications for her policies of the recent finding by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that 700,000 more people...

      Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of reducing universal credit and working tax credit by £20 a week in April 2021 on...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of low pension credit uptake on (a) pensioner poverty and (b) fuel poverty.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy for pensions dashboards to highlight information on responsible investment; and if she will make a statement.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2020 on Question 101290 on Pension Credit, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful pension credit...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her statement made on 14 October 2020, Official Report, HCWS512, whether all existing pension credit claimants will receive the...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's review of how the welfare system works for people with a terminal illness includes an assessment of (a) the ability...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reducing the five-week wait time for universal credit claimants to receive their first...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing local authorities to identify publicly people...

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safeguards he plans to put in place to ensure that the interim environmental governance arrangements required before...

      Palm Oil: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to encourage manufacturers to (a) reduce and (b) end use of palm oil in their...

      Zoos: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support zoos conservation work worldwide before they reach their final financial reserves.

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will extend the scope of the Zoo Animals Fund to allow (a) more zoos and (b) larger zoos to access that funding.

      Environment Protection: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how serious breaches of environmental law will be enforced in the time period between the end of the transition period and...

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to take steps to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the sea; and if he will make a...

      Inland Waterways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Canal and River Trust's recommendation for...

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce use of single use plastics; and if he will make a statement.

      Office for Environmental Protection: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2020 Question 57161, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) timetable for...

      Environment Protection: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the full, open public consultation on the Government’s policy statement on environmental...

      Environment Protection: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether members of the public will be able to submit complaints on potential breaches of environmental law via a complaints...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) staff resources and (b) funding he plans to make available to the interim environmental governance arrangements...

      Clothing and Textiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage a more circular fashion and textile industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Fly-tipping: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing fines for fly-tipping.

      Tree Planting: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees have been planted under the Urban Tree Challenge Fund (a) nationally and (b) in Harrow West constituency to...

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps his Department will take to prevent the decline in the bee population after the end of the transition...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of levels of air pollution in areas surrounding schools in (a) Harrow West and (b)...

      Protective Clothing: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage the public use of reusable face coverings to reduce the potential effect...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2020 to Question 1928 on Immigration: Windrush Generation, when she plans to make the first...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will provide physical proof of settled and pre-settled status to EU Citizens who have applied successfully to the EU...

      Visas: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to extend the visas of foreign nationals stranded in the UK due to travel restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Police: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of police resources during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Police: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to ensure that data is collated on police (a) traffic stops and (b) vehicle searches.

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the number of cases issued under a fixed penalty notice in (a) 2020, (b) 2019, (c) 2018, (d) 2017, (e) 2016 and (f) 2015.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a minimum price for alcohol.

      Factories: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the level of labour exploitation in garment factories in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to implement the reforms to the Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure rules.

      Knives: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 10 September 2020 to Question 85969 and 14 October 2020 to Question 100312, if she will take steps with knife (a)...

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on police powers to stop vehicles travelling into Wales during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • IRA: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the publication of the Shawcross Report on UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism.

    • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of investigations into deaths of British soldiers during Operation Banner which remain outstanding.

      Police and Security: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on meeting the financial commitments to policing and security outlined in the...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many joint boards of the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive have been appointed to review UK Government funding through the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her written statement on Trade Update, Official Report, cols 32-34WS, what the different circumstances and reasons were for the...

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her written statement on Trade Update, Official Report, cols 32-34WS, what the different circumstances and reasons were for the...

      Department for International Trade: Pay

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

      Department for International Trade: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much funding her Department allocated to the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund school places (a) overseas and (b) in the UK in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with Ofcom on clarifying consumer pricing regulations in relation to mobile operators'...

    • Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to provide further financial support to organisations in the voluntary sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what long-term financial support his Department is offering to dementia charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling amateur music groups to resume rehearsals and performances...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support freelance venue technicians and producers unable to access Government support.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on further support for the live events sector during the...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the role of the proposed online harms regulator to promote education and raise...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government will pursue mutual recognition of regimes in respect of online harms and protections in trade...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will allocate adequate financial support to ensure that no professional sports club goes out of business during the...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will develop an action plan to support the response to the (a) community, (b) amateur and (c) professional sports...

      Rugby: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the England Rugby Football Union on their policy on the participation of...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria the Government is using to define the hardest-to-reach areas for gigabit capable rollout.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the clearing of the 700MHZ frequency has affected any services.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the UK has one gigabit capability; and what assessment he has made of the geographical distribution of one gigabit...

      Broadband: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the March 2020 Budget, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Chamber: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment has been made of the potential merits of reconstructing the Commons Chamber to facilitate social distancing in...

    • Richmond House: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of the design of the proposed temporary chamber in Richmond House to facilitate...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timeframe is for the publication of the work of the Racial Disparity Unit in response to the report of Public Health England on disparities...

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to her oral contribution of 4 June 2020, official report, column 1003, on public health England review: covid-19 disparities, what recent...

      Equality: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's policy is on enacting section 106 of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term case for new railway (1) lines, and (2) stations.

    • Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of (1) the reliability of rail services under reduced service levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the value of a future...

      Aviation: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will bring forward the proposed airline insolvency legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last communicated with Greybull Capital and Petrol Jersey Limited about the repayment of the costs to taxpayers of repatriating UK passengers of Monarch...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House how much Cranborne money has been budgeted to (1) the Labour party, (2) the Liberal Democrat party, (3) the office of the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers, and (4)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what preparations they have put in place to deal with any early onset of peak oil.

    • Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reduce and, if possible, (2) to eliminate, the flaring of surplus gas from production platforms and refineries before COP26.

      Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the postponement of their autumn comprehensive spending review, what plans they have to accelerate measures to address (1) climate change, and (2)...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan 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 Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

      Quintessentially: Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any loans from the Bounce Back Loan Scheme have been made to members of the Quintessentially Group.

      Companies: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of annual company meetings being closed to physical attendence on the ability of small shareholders to hold companies...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to propose urgent action nationwide to combat childhood obesity.

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the programme of flu vaccinations is delivered successfully for this autumn and winter.

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of obesity in the UK; and what steps they are taking following that assessment.

      NHS: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of women employed in senior NHS roles.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have formed a COVID-19 response University stakeholder advisory group; and if not, why not.

    • History: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of steps taken by some universities to decolonise the history curriculum; and what plans they have to issue guidance to universities...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases were awaiting trial in (1) the Crown Court, and (2) the Magistrates' Court, as of 30 June.

    • Wandsworth Prison: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 5 August (HL7250), when they expect to be able to share the results of the pilot for the "book a video...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 5 August (HL7251), whether Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service or the judiciary were among the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the UK abstained on the US-sponsored UN Security Council resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from (1) New Zealand, and (2) Germany, with regard to handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the free expression of will on the status of (1) Nagorno-Karabakh, (2) Scotland, (3) Hong Kong, and (4) Crimea, by those who live there.

      Russia: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the use of Novichok by, and (2) the efficacy of sanctions on, Russia; what plans they have to review those sanctions; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the Tempest programme of the announcement of an American sixth generation fighter.

    • Ministry of Defence: Senior Civil Servants

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ethnicity pension gap; and what steps, if any, they are taking to reduce it.

    • Occupational Pensions: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number, and (2) the value, of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes rescued by the Pension Protection Fund after a pre-pack administration.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Moorland: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given, if any, to the owners and managers of grouse moors in relation to the current burning season; and whether they are monitoring the...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional measures the Clandestine Channel Threat Commander will implement to reduce the number of migrant boats crossing the English Channel.

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Clandestine Channel Threat Commander assesses the threats for which they are responsible.

      Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fixed penalty notices have been issued to those refusing to comply with any restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Domestic Abuse: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the Domestic Abuse Bill includes a requirement that data on domestic abuse is gathered on those aged 74 years old and over.

      Asylum: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the numbers of street homeless people of the Home Office’s decision to restart asylum evictions from 15...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to award greater powers and responsibilities to Police and Crime Commissioners, including powers which would grant them authority within...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers have entered the UK this year; and whether they plan to make the National Transfer Scheme compulsory for all local...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the transportation of illegal substances through county lines.

      Law and Order: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update legislation covering the use of drones by law enforcement agencies (1) to incorporate provisions for transparency, and (2) to...

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 October (HL8409), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what percentage...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Infrastructure: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect critical national infrastructure from potentially hostile states, particularly in the nuclear sector.

    • Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a 'territorial minister' to answer for the Government in the House of Lords on matters relating to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Treasury

    • Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to reports of a low-income debt crisis emerging in the UK as a result of redundancies and income loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the business rates system in England.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future cost of business rates; and what plans they have to support businesses to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arm: Nvidia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the acquisition of Arm by NVIDIA, and (2) whether such an acquisition is in the national interest.

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