Written answers

Monday, 26 October 2020

  • Department for Education

    • Outdoor Recreation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the feasibility of safely reopening outdoor activity centres during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the further education White Paper.

      Teachers: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) paid and (b) unpaid overtime hours worked by (i) primary and (ii) secondary school teachers...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for how long the age at which students have been able to obtain public funding for their first Level 3 qualification has been capped at 23.

      Further Education: Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase funding for extra-curricular activities in sixth form institutions and colleges.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the rate for funding for sixth form educational institutions.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the installation of automated parcel sorting machines at Royal Mail...

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses unable to access the bounce back loan scheme due to their bank...

      Small Business Grants Fund: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the recall of undistributed covid-19 business...

      Centrica: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total value is of Government contracts delivered by Centrica and its subsidiaries for service provision since 2015.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which local authorities have been allocated funding through the green homes grant local authority delivery scheme.

      Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to set up a new green investment bank to finance clean and resilient infrastructure projects...

      Industry: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK industries reduce the release carbon through extraction techniques.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support (a) skills and (b) research and development in (i) low emission oil and gas...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Stormont House Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the New Decade, New Approach document published in January 2020, what estimate he has made of the funding required to...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals in relation to Northern Ireland legacy.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41538, on Northern Ireland Government, what engagement has taken place with a range of...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the (a) attendees, (b) dates and (c) outcomes of meetings his Department has held with victims' groups in relation to the...

      Independent Commission on Information Retrieval

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date he plans to published the unpublished recommendations from the report by Public Health England entitled Covid-19: Review of...

    • Emergency Calls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has put in place to ensure the safety of staff at emergency call operating centres as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Coronavirus and Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2020 to Question 64076 on Accident and Emergency Departments: Coronavirus and Influenza, for what...

      Urgent Treatment Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to not delay seeking urgent medical care during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Diagnosis: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the capacity and effectiveness of diagnostics throughout the NHS.

      Abscesses: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve care for patients with venous leg ulcer; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when Professor Sir Mike Richard's report on diagnostic capacity across the NHS is planned to be published; and how that report will...

      Hospices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the level of support available for hospices to respond to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that clinically extremely vulnerable people observing strict social distancing can...

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with a representative of the blood cancer community to discuss the effect of covid-19 on patient care and treatment; and...

      Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure people with (a) diabetes and (b) at risk of serious consequences from covid-19 are being actively...

  • Wales Office

    • Credit Unions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will hold discussions with the Welsh Government on encouraging employers in Wales to offer payroll deductions to enable employees to join a credit...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Fossil Fuels: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has plans to announce an end to UK Government financial support for fossil fuels overseas...

    • Developing Countries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that children in developing countries return to school safely...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of deploying millimetre scanners as part of Enhanced Gate Security measures at High Throughput...

    • Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) installing and (b) operating millimetre scanners as part of Enhanced Gate Security measures at High...

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many district governors there are in the prison system; and what average pay rise those district governors have received in the last three years.

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of covid-19 have been identified in HMP Wormwood Scrubs; how many of those identified are receiving hospital treatment; how many require...

  • Treasury

    • Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect on breweries that produce 2,100hl of (a) the Government's proposed changes to small brewers' relief...

    • Attendance Allowance: Mobility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 99582, if he will take steps to allow a mobility vehicle purchased by a person in receipt of Attendance Allowance to...

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide financial support to food and drink wholesalers to ensure continuity of food supply to the public sector.

      Music: Teachers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional support the Government will provide to self-employed peripatetic music teachers who remain unable to work and whose support from the...

      Ports: North Cornwall

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to process imports that are retained in port so as to avoid demurrage charges being imposed on businesses in North...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to support people at risk of having their homes repossessed.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the adequacy of funding for support for the unemployed.

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide funding for an international mobility scheme equivalent to Erasmus+.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for the future of the Coastal Communities Fund; and whether those plans include providing grant for...

    • Mining: Health and Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that miners' welfare and recreational grounds are protected.

      Housing: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what fiscal steps he plans to take to support people wanting to form or live in a housing co-operative; and if he will...

      Housing: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of housing co-operatives; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of training will be provided through Project TELUM.

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 4 April 2019 air-strike on a water transport truck in Al Sawadyah was among...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 24 May 2019 air-strike on a fuel station in Mawiyah was among the 528...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 23 April 2018 air-strike on a fuel station in Abs was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 31 January 2018 air-strike on a bridge in Qaflah Odhr was among the 528...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 15 December 2017 air-strike on a market in Monabbih was among the 528...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 14 December 2017 air-strike on a bridge in Maqbanah was among the 528...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 22 January 2017 air-strike on a house in Al-Mukha was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 27 June 2016 air-strike on a fuel market in Hayfan was among the 528...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 17 February 2016 air-strike on a house in Nihm was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 12 January 2016 air-strike on Hammam Jarif was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 18 December 2015 air-strike on a house in Al-Safra'a was among the 528...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 10 October 2015 air-strike on a bridge in Baqim was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 18 September 2015 air-strike on a house in Haydan was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 8 September 2015 air-strike on stores in Al-Mukha was among the 528 incidents...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 6 September 2015 air-strike on a consolation gathering in Khab Wa Al-Sha'af...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 7 July 2015 air-strike on a store in Al-Mansoriyah was among the 528...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 27 May 2015 air-strike on a fuel station in Khadir was among the 528...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 26 April 2015 air-strike on a house in Al-Makhader was among the 528...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 24 September 2019 air-strike on a residence in Qataba was among the 528...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 31 May 2015 air-strike on the Great Dam of Marib was among the 528 incidents...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 16 February 2017 air-strike on an informal petrol station near a school in...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2020 to Question 86598, whether the 12 August 2016 air-strike on a house in Saada was among the 528 incidents...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the use of leaded aviation fuel within the armed forces.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the circumstances of previous fatal accidents involving Air Cadets; and what steps he is taking to ensure contracts held...

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average qualification failure rate was for (a) Army and (b) Navy pilots that have successfully streamed in the most recent period for which...

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Army and (b) Royal Navy pilots are planned to be streamed through project TELUM per year.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the contract for Light Aircraft Flying Training 2 is due to be renewed.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on levels of unemployment in (a) the Shipley constituency, (b) the Bradford district and (c) West...

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the impartial pensions guidance rules covered by Clauses 18 and 19 of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 are planned to be introduced.

      Pension Wise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to clauses 18 and 19 of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018, what take-up targets are being set for Pension Wise...

      Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus: Bosworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to help ensure adequate staff resources in (a) her Department's and (b) Jobcentre Plus's teams covering Bosworth...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing women born in the 1950s to be able to access their state pensions early.

      Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle unemployment in Morley and Outwood constituency as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims from Wakefield constituency have been rejected in the (a) 2019-20 financial year and (b) 2020-21 financial...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is an upper limit on the number of placements that can be created through the Kickstart Scheme; and if she will publish data on...

  • Home Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Borders: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to implement AI infrastructure at EU-UK borders.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish proposals for changes to primary and secondary domestic legislation required to implement trade agreement agreed...

    • Antidumping Duties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the termination of anti-dumping duty will apply to companies in Northern Ireland at the end of the UK's transition period with the EU.

      Trade and Agriculture Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the summary of the Trade and Agriculture Commission meeting held on 2 October 2020, if she will publish the series of...

      Trade and Agriculture Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the summary of the Trade and Agriculture Commission meeting held on 2 October 2020, if she will publish a list of the (a)...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many members of staff, at what grades, will accompany her to Tokyo to sign the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement;...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what changes to domestic legislation she plans to propose to implement the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which of the continuity trade agreements negotiated by her Department since 2016 have been physically signed in person by (a) the Secretary...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Greyhound Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) members of his Department last met with representatives of the betting and gaming industries to discuss...

    • Printing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the print industry; and what support he is providing to...

      Musicians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support available to freelance musicians during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Arts: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to support freelancers working in the creative sector who are ineligible for the Self-Employment...

      Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a Government-backed insurance scheme for live events.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when her Departments plans to publish the Government's response to the Government Equalities Office consultation on Sexual Harassment in the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that ports in the UK (1) remain cost-effective destinations for global container shipping services, and (2) remain able to...

    • Air Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the increase in air traffic over the next (1) 10 years, (2) 20 years, and (3) 30 years; what sources of information...

      Aviation: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of occasions where airlines have chosen to operate a flight contrary to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Leader of the House of Lords: Senior Civil Servants

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

    • House of Lords: Government Bills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they make any assessment of the estimated costs arising from an amendment agreed to by the House of Lords to a Government Bill; and if so, (1) how, and (2)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the conclusions from the Migration Advisory Committee in their report Review of the Shortage Occupation List: 2020, published on 29 September,...

    • Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence and tendering process they followed when awarding a contract to Platform-14 for personal protective equipment (PPE); what was the total...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct an inquiry into the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders in care homes for (1) elderly people, and (2) people with learning or...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Holyhead Port: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government about reconstructing the entrance to the port of Holyhead.

    • Holyhead Port: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government about the provision of parking sites for lorries travelling through the port of Holyhead after...

  • Department for Education

    • Union Learning Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the independent evaluation of the Union Learning Fund by Exeter University, Union Learning Survey 2018 Results, published in September 2018, whether the...

    • Academic Year: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to finish the winter school term early in order to ensure that children can be isolated in their family groups, ahead of any...

      Lifetime Skills Guarantee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the training provided as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee to those who have a level three qualification and have been made...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that academic mentors are in schools by the end of the year.

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the representation of BAME individuals in school governance roles.

      Department for Education: Senior Civil Servants

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

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allocate a proportion of the National Skills Fund to projects that aim to directly engage learners in the workplace, replacing the current...

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consulted with (1) the Trades Union Congress, and (2) individual trade unions, prior to terminating the Union Learning Fund.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Senior Civil Servants

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

    • Maher al-Akhras

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the detention of Maher al-Akhras.

      Palestinians: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that four Palestinians were injured by the Israel Defence Force during...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 October (HL8342), what assessment they have made of the government of Israel's treatment...

      Israel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase collaboration with Israel with regard to (1) medical devices, (2) remote care, and (3) cutting-edge medical technology, in...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 23 September (HL7966), what plans they have to support calls for the establishment of a UN Commission...

      Laos: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the religious freedom of minorities in Laos; and what representations they have made to the government of Laos about its duty to...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the planned demolition of a Palestinian school that was built in Ras Al-Tin without...

      Palestinians: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that travel restrictions have been place on Palestinian mothers with new-born babies...

      Cyprus: Beaches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the opening of the Varosi beachfront in Cyprus; and what steps they intend to take to...

      Garo Paylan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey following reports that Garo Paylan has been subjected to intimidation tactics including (1) threats...

      Mubarak Bala

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have on the status of Mubarak Bala.

      Kenya: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of human rights abuses on the Kakuzi farming estate in Kenya; and what plans they have to discuss these reports with...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by End Child Poverty Child poverty in your area 2014/15 – 2018/19, published n October, which found that...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pheasants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of pheasants in the UK, and (2) their impact on other wildlife.

    • Agriculture Bill 2019-21

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the estimated costs arising from an amendment agreed to by the House of Lords to the Agriculture Bill; and if so, (1)...

      Beavers: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the reintroduction of beavers into the South West of England in order to encourage the use of natural solutions to improve flood...

      Countryside

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 6 October where he referenced the “new wild belts” that will “mark the landscape” by 2030,...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent on consultancy services by the Home Office and its related agencies in the 2019/20 financial year; and what was the (1) cost of, and (2)...

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what costs have been occurred so far in this financial year as a result of any increase in the number of people arriving in the UK by boat in order to claim asylum.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have planned any events or activities to mark the UK Anti-Slavery Day 2020; and whether they will support the passage of the Modern Slavery...

      Home Office: Twitter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who operates the Twitter account of the Home Office @ukhomeoffice, and whether ministerial agreement is required for any content posted.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed full-time by the Independent Office for Police Conduct; and of those, how many are (1) female, and (2) BAME.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed full-time by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services; and of those, how many are (1) female, and (2) BAME.

      Illegal Immigrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement made by the Clandestine Channel Threat Commander on Twitter on 11 October that ‘I’ll do whatever it...

      College of Policing: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed full-time at the College of Policing; and of those, how many are (1) female and (2) BAME.

      Immigration: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for reforming immigration procedure; when they last reviewed those procedures; and what plans they have to undertake...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of people awaiting a decision on their asylum claims.

      Immigration: Sports Competitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to set out changes to the UK points-based immigration system as it applies to sportspeople.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons stated for the refusal of settled status or pre-settled status for the 16,600 applicants who have been refused to up to September; and how...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Metropolitan Police Service about (1) the number, and (2) the percentage, of police officers recruited since 1 January, who...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have been recruited in England and Wales since 1 January; and of those, how many are (1) female, and (2) BAME.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, immigration decisions were overturned on appeal in 2019.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international partners about changing the criteria for eligibility to claim asylum in the UK.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Covid Recovery Commission Paper One: Levelling up communities, published on 11 October; and what metrics...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the levels at which donations to political parties are recordable and reportable.

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 7 October (HL8550) and (HL8549), what plans they have to provide copies of the official-level guidance...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Export Licensing Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many licences were granted by the Export Licensing Unit for the exportation of (1) art, (2) antiques, and (3) cultural goods, in each year between 2015 and 2020.

    • National Lottery: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to using the National Lottery Distribution Fund exclusively to support the arts, heritage and sports industries...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the letter sent by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 31 July about...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what level new COVID-19 infection cases must fall before they allow sports venues to reopen to spectators.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of problem gambling; and what estimate they have made of how likely problem gamblers are (1) to...

      Gambling: Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of establishing a gambling ombudsman.

      Think Tanks: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require think tanks who seek to influence government policy and the policy of registered political parties to publish the (1) source,...

      Charitable Donations: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the levels of charitable donations.

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