Written answers

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Veterans: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many veterans have purchased the Veterans' railcard.

    • Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to replace the road vehicles used to transport (a) MPs and (b) civil servants on Government business with electric vehicles.

      Electric Scooters: Visual Impairment

      To the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the safety of visually impaired individuals from e-scooters.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of railway stations have step-free access.

      Shipping: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the development of the maritime energy efficiency sector.

      Aviation: Restart, Recovery and Engagement Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in establishing the Restart, Recovery and Engagement unit; and what plans he has for the (a) work objectives of...

      Heathrow Airport: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect on the economy of potential industrial action at Heathrow Airport.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the Government's commitment of 4,000 UK-made zero emission buses by 2024.

      Bus Service Operators Grant: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the eligibility conditions of the Bus Service Operator's Grant to include hydrogen...

      Buses: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to announce the local authority selected to become England's first All Electric Bus Town.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to enable those who were unable to take their practical driving test during the first covid-19 lockdown and whose theory...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the November 2020 covid-19 restrictions on learner drivers.

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on driving instructors of the November 2020 covid-19 restrictions.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that railway season ticket holders are not financially disadvantaged as a result of the November 2020 covid-19...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what official term is used by his Department to refer to the proposed series of checks on the movement of goods between Great Britain and...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has held with Cabinet colleagues on Northern Ireland's allocation under the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in the last four weeks.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the proportion of dental services accepting new NHS patients.

    • Dental Services: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of dental practices taking on new NHS patients.

      Coronavirus: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish each week the (a) number of (i) covid-19 hospital patients, (ii) covid-19 hospital patients who are in critical...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the OptiGene Direct RT-LAMP test, if he will publish the (a) clinical validity data and (b) results of the Southampton...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he was advised that the NHS would be overwhelmed if a national covid-19 lockdown was not implemented in November 2020.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS employees in England have recovered from covid-19 after receiving a positive test result.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of the mass vaccination of vulnerable people in England against influenza in winter...

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for the decision of 31 October 2020 to close covid-19 secure gyms and sports facilities.

      Coronavirus: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) prevent, (b) protect people from and (c) warn people about health scams related to the...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children whose planned dental (a) general anaesthetic and (b) other admission to hospital has...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the competitive process used to award contracts at the Joint Biosecurity Centre; and if he will confirm how many...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the location of covid-19 walk through centres; and what steps his Department is taking to increase access to testing...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to provide support for family carers.

      Arthritis: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the reasons for the greater prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis among women; and what bespoke support is...

      Arthritis: Children

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

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to provide an SMS service as part of the covid-19 119 hotline.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when local authorities will be provided with guidance on how to set up the discretionary fund accompanying the new £500...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been delivered by couriers; and how much has been paid to couriers for those deliveries, in each month since...

      Coronavirus: Oil Rigs and Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 7 July 2002, Official Report, column 839, what assessment he has made of the potential effect...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provided to NHS Trusts on the resumption of NHS screening programmes in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the taking of Vitamin D during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle flu vaccine shortages in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of influenza vaccinations for winter 2020-21 in (a) Cheshire and (b) Merseyside.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of flu vaccinations for those over the age of 50.

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 22 September 2020 Government response to its consultation on how to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004, what...

      Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to review guidance on the use of personal protective equipment to protect NHS health and social care...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to implement clear face masks in NHS settings to mitigate the effect of mask wearing on patients who are deaf and...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of air pollution-related illness to the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the size of the breast imaging and diagnostic workforce.

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the guidance to track and trace assessors on whether (a) physiotherapists and (b) other medical staff wearing PPE...

      Coronavirus: Alcoholic Drinks and Take-away Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidential basis for (a) restricting the sale of alcoholic drinks with takeaway meals by public houses and (b)...

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Scottish Government on the effect of mutual recognition principle in the UK...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of testing and chemical supply to support 200,000 covid-19 tests a day.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an oropharyngeal swab for testing care homes residents with dementia...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many healthcare workers have been tested for covid-19 to date.

      Coronavirus: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS diagnostic tests for covid-19, what tests have been used; which tests are no longer in use; and for what reasons...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to add the category of domiciliary care to the organisation type page of the test booking website, supported by the CQC...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of tests for covid-19 are false negatives.

      Joint Biosecurity Centre: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many psychologists and behavioural scientists are working to support the Joint Biosecurity Committee; when they were recruited; and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 home testing kits distributed to the public in each week from 3 August to 13 September 2020 were (a) not...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many screenings for bowel cancer have taken place in the NHS, as part of the NHS Bowel Screening Programme, in each month since April...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans NICE has to review recent research on the (a) use of and (b) eligibility for Spinraza for treatment of type three spinal...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in England who have a natural immunity to covid-19; and what evidence he...

      Batten Disease: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support has been provided to families of people diagnosed with Batten Disease during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much additional funding he has made available for (a) cancer drugs, (b) chemotherapy and (c) radiotherapy to help cancer services...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he estimates cancer diagnosis and treatment waiting times will return to pre-covid-19 levels.

      Ovarian Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what priority his Department has accorded to ensuring that psychological support services are available for people diagnosed with...

      Blood Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to introduce a shared decision-making model within the NHS to help meet the complex needs of people living with blood...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage companies to (a) increase collection of high-quality evidence through randomised control trials and...

      Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 81540, if he will publish data on waiting times by (a) borough, (b) NHS hospital Trust, (c) region...

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the increased (a) risk and (b) effect of covid-19 on people living with blood cancer.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the number of people diagnosed with cancer in (a) 2020 and (b) the last five years.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people waiting for cancer treatment whose (a) diagnosis and (b) screening were...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2020 to Question 43622, how many people received chemotherapy treatment in (a) May 2019, (b) June 2019,...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the UK National Screening Committee's review of the process of screening for prostate cancer.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many screenings for cervical cancer have taken place in the NHS, as part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, in each month since...

      Blood Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on people living with blood cancer being able to make an informed choice on their...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS has the capacity to catch up on the backlog of cancer (a) tests and (b) treatments which...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the cancer treatment backlog; and what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he is putting in place for the distribution of a covid-19 vaccine to the public.

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made on the effect of anti-vaccination campaigns on the number of young children receiving the MMR vaccine.

      Vaccination: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on his Department's ability to meet immunisation targets.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the operation of NHS screening programmes.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department (a) is taking in the months leading up to and (b) plans to take during the 2020-21 winter period to ensure high...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timetable is for the administering of flu jabs by the NHS to clinically vulnerable diabetic patients; and whether jabs for those...

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to enable the NHS to recruit additional specialist staff to improve early diagnosis of cancer.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission a public inquiry into the disproportionate impact of covid-19 cases and fatalities amongst BAME, migrant and...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many screenings for breast cancer have taken place in the NHS, as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, in each month since...

      Protective Clothing: Eyes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the assessed requirement for PPE eye protection was for the period May to December 2020; and whether that amount has been procured.

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with blood cancer have had (a) CAR-T cell therapy and (b) a stem cell transplant in each of the last six months for which...

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all care workers have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment in (a) Wolverhampton...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to promote the use of clear face coverings in healthcare and other settings to assist people with hearing...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the September 2020 report by the Commission on Alcohol Harm, whether she plans to publish a new alcohol strategy.

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish guidance on the use of PPE in social care settings for people who (a) are deaf and (b) have communication needs.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are unable to download the NHS covid-19 app as a result of their phones not support...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to wear face coverings which are effective in reducing the transmission of...

      Coronavirus: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the 15,841 covid-19 cases that were not initially reported to Public Health England between 25 September and 2 October 2020...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer to Question 55014, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) eye protection visors and (b) other items of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisations are contracted to deliver covid-19 home test kits to people's homes; and what proportion of deliveries are being...

      Protective Clothing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that face coverings sold privately for use by the general public are of a high standard and effective.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people eligible for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment are able to claim the payment on more than one occasion in the...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of levels of compliance with the ban on menthol cigarettes; and what steps the Government is taking to remove...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 cases in Liverpool, West Derby constituency were affected by the reporting error in NHS Test and Trace; and what steps...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of delays to the expansion of gambling addiction as a result of the covid-19 outbreak on...

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution during the Covid-19 update on 12 October 2020 in response to the hon. Member for...

      Meat Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's proposed health marks for meat are finalised and in use by the end of the...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he had made of the adequacy of funding for public health departments within local authorities in England.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons he has not yet answered Question 84658, tabled on 3 September 2020; and when he plans to answer that Question.

      National Institute for Health Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the National Institute for Health Protection’s status as an administrative unit, executive agency or non-departmental public...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to facilitate safe contact between the guests of care homes and their families to mitigate the effects of...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to amend the guidance on hospital and care home visitations under the Tier 2 and Tier 3 covid-19 rules to...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to recruit additional consultants to work in the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to parents of children told to self-isolate for fourteen days as a result of another person in their...

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people living with rheumatoid arthritis in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Lewisham constituency are currently in...

      Chronic Illnesses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available for university students with (a) cystic fibrosis and (b) other long-term health conditions who are required to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason people who have been tested positive and recovered from covid-19 are not exempt from quarantine requirements and other...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to provide financial assistance for low income families of children sent home from school to self-isolate during the...

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of English language schools at risk of closure as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) financially support apprentices who cannot finish their programme as a result of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on...

      Schools: Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Regional Schools Commissioner did not engage in the Q1 Serious Case Review conducted by the Manchester Safeguarding Partnership;...

      Teachers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help improve morale of (a) teachers and (b) other education professionals.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in England have had to self-isolate since the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

      Children: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the age at which children's attitudes towards money are shaped; and if he will make a statement.

      Educational Institutions: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to calls by the Association of School and College Leaders that Ofsted inspections should not return until September 2021, what...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the finding by the National Autistic Society’s report of 7 September 2020,...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people that have completed an adult education course in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and...

      STEM Subjects: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students studying STEM-related courses in further education colleges in each of the last five years.

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential risk to public health of students returning from universities in Tier 3 areas to areas with lower...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether one to one music lessons can continue during the November lockdown, provided that they are covid secure.

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making the implementation of sprinkler systems in new build and substantially...

      Schools: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure all school pupils continue to have easy access to drinking water throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on setting and monitoring objectives to reduce the rate of 18 to 24 year olds not in education,...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the monthly cost to the public purse of the provision of £15 weekly food vouchers for pupils eligible for Free...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing financial support to pre-schools during the covid-19 outbreak to...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 74468 on Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes, how much commission Edenred has earned through its...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were eligible for Free School Meals on (a) 1 January 2020 and (b) 1 October 2020.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Judiciary: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to encourage increased diversity among (a) judicial appointments to the Supreme Court during its current recruitment process and (b)...

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will estimate the average cost of a recall to prison for (a) an adult woman, (b) a young person and (c) an adult man who has been sentenced to a...

      Prisoners: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will estimate the number of prisoners who were living under custodial regimes allowing for only (a) 30, (b) 60, (c) 90 and (d) 120 minutes of...

      Barristers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on access to justice of barristers registered with the Bar of Northern Ireland and who are based in...

      Magistrates: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of extending the cut-off age for magistrates beyond 70 on the administration of justice...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the recent report by the Office of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, what steps the Government plans to take to...

      Courts: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of all court buildings in England and Wales.

      Trials: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many jury trials were completed in each of the last six months.

      Courts and Tribunals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long he plans to keep in place covid-19 flexible operating hours in courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Government Departments: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 106365 on Overseas Aid, how many projects were applied for...

    • Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 106366 on Overseas Aid, how many of those 29 projects were...

      Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October to Question 101064, with reference to Save the Children's finding that the...

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the authorities in Myanmar on the decision by the Union Election Commission to...

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in response to the disenfranchisement of the Rohingya from the 2020 general...

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has for monitoring the forthcoming elections in Myanmar, both in the days before and...

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to review the provision of support to the Union Election Commission in Myanmar in response to...

      Myanmar: CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that increased CDC investment in Myanmar does not benefit military companies.

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of arrests of peaceful protestors and other restrictions on...

      Myanmar: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to review its support to the peace process in Myanmar in response to increased...

      Myanmar: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to Aung San Suu Kyi on the detention of almost 200 political prisoners in...

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 106366 on Overseas Aid, how many projects were delivered...

      Overseas Aid: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to on the Transparency of the Integrated Fund on 22 October 2020, to clarify (a) for which...

      Haiti: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help tackle poverty in Haiti.

      Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure an expansion of gender-responsive social protection following...

      Haiti: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the Government of Haiti deliver free and fair elections.

      Haiti: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Haitian counterpart on the potential effect of climate change on Haiti.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK’s international response to the covid-19 pandemic...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money from the public purse was spent on the (a) Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (b) his Department's Saudi Armed...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 106364 on Overseas Aid, how many projects were applied for by his Department under the Integrated...

      Defence: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the UK defence industry can supply the defence equipment required to meet future threats.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when contracts (a) will be signed with Rolls Royce for the reactors for the Dreadnought ballistic missile submarines and (b) need to be delivered by so...

      Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) of his Department's civilian staff based in the UK, (b) of his Department's civilian staff based in Saudi Arabia, (c) military personnel...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on tax credit claimants of the closure of the interface with HMRC on tax credit debt.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Maintenance Service cases have been (a) received and (b) overturned by the HM Courts and Tribunal Service, in each of the last...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to implement changes in response to the court ruling (Case No: C1/2019/0593 22 June 2020) in respect of...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) failed to attend or (b) failed to participate in a telephone assessment for employment and support allowance since...

      Food Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of the number of parents who cannot afford to feed their children.

      Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the money students receive through maintenance loans from Student Finance is being deducted from universal credit payments.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) artificial intelligence and (b) machine learning projects are being (i) undertaken and (ii) considered for her Department.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is an easement in place for people who fail to (a) attend and (b) participate in a telephone assessment for (i) employment and...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes her Department have made to its policies on easements related to telephone assessments since such assessments were introduced in...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) failed to attend or (b) failed to participate in a telephone assessment for the limited capability for work...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) dog groomers and (b) other pet grooming (i) venues and (ii) businesses are required to close under the November...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to answer the letter of 17 August from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay and follow up...

      Inland Waterways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking under the Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill to improve the health of (a) rivers and (b) other inland waters.

      Rivers: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the Environment Agency's funding allocation for de-silting...

  • Home Office

    • Electric Scooters: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many privately-owned e-scooters have been seized or confiscated by the police for illegal use on the road or pavement, by police force.

    • Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have closed in England in each of the last ten years.

      Immigration: Cyprus and Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend preferential e-gate access at airports and ports to citizens of (a) Malta and (b) Cyprus after the end of the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Teachers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of effect of the UK Internal Market Bill on teaching standards in Scotland in the event that the provisions of that Bill...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support the Government plans to provide in addition to statutory sick pay to ensure that (a) people...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has put in place to ensure that (a) older and (b) clinically vulnerable people (i) have continued access...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 49601, when he plans to publish data on the number of additional...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will commission independent research into the additional costs to local authority council tax support schemes of...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 49601 on Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Coronavirus, how many local...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to account for population age in the Covid-19 Relative Needs Formula.

      Collective Worship: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing communal worship to continue during the November 2020...

      Collective Worship: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support communal religious worship while churches, mosques and other premises are closed...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the closure of places of worship in response to...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of covid-19 spreading in places of worship where hygiene and...

      Collective Worship: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Places of Worship Taskforce was consulted on the announcement that communal worship will not be allowed...

      Collective Worship and Marriage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) covid-19 lockdown process on the human right to practice religion...

      Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of (a) the transparency of service charges and (b) the level...

      Sleeping Rough: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to support rough sleeping programmes in Harlow in the last 12 months.

      Planning Permission: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he holds information on examples of local authority planning enforcement having been outsourced to private...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance he has issued to local councillors on considering planning applications over the internet.

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ban section 21 orders to end no fault evictions.

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reinstating the ban on rental evictions in the context of the...

      Environment Protection: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Planning for the Future White Paper published in March 2020, what steps he is taking to (a)...

      Landlord and Tenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect the right to a fair reference for tenants in rented accommodation.

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support shielding tenants in private rented accommodation whose landlord...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the average per household costs born by leaseholders addressing fire safety...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to assist leaseholders whose homes are in high-rise residential buildings with...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Commonwealth: Veterans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to support the Commonwealth Veterans 8 faced with unaffordable bills for...

    • Pets: Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made in discussions with the EU Commission on obtaining part one listed...

      Construction: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a requirement for all publicly-funded...

      Contracts for Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the his Department has made of the value of insourcing services as part of the...

      Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking in response to representations from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been made redundant since August 2020 who had been furloughed via the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications to the Self Employment Income Support Scheme from self-employed workers have been refused.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people subject to the High Income Child Benefit charge have been subject to penalty charges.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the £50,000 cap on earnings under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme on the financial resilience of...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the monthly cost of providing self-employed people seeking financial support with 70 per cent of their annual profits.

      Bowling: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether bowling centres, once they are allowed to reopen, will be afforded the same substantive reduction of VAT on ticket sales that was put in place for...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether workers who were furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme but were made redundant on 31 October 2020 are eligible to apply for...

      Community Development Finance Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to allow community development finance institutions to access funding from the Bank of England.

      Loans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the regulation of loan companies during the second covid-19 lockdown.

      Loans: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tackle (a) payday loan scams and (b) other fraud by fake loan companies.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral statement of 5 November 2002, on Economy Update, what steps he is taking to ensure that people not eligible to access the (a)...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend business rates relief for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England for the 2021-22 financial year.

      Treasury: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) artificial intelligence and (b) machine learning projects are being (i) undertaken and (ii) considered for his Department.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing support for self-employed people comparable to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

      Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to amend the VAT liability on garages let to non-council tenants in order to remove the discrepancy between council and non-council...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reason is for not including UK tax paying limited company directors in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the stamp duty holiday for six to 12 months.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of moving the trigger point for the Stamp Duty holiday from the date of completion to the date of sale.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the level of financial support available to self-employed people to 70 per cent of their annual profits.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish an economic assessment of the effect of the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tennis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permitting socially-distanced outdoor singles tennis games to be played...

    • Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of covid-19 spreading in gyms where hygiene and social distancing measures...

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of covid-19 spreading on golf courses where hygiene and social distancing...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the risk of infection from covid-19 in outdoor (a) school sport and (b) children's club sports.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment on the effect of a potential ban on youth sports in response to the covid-19...

      Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government is providing to help ensure that museum curatorial staff are able to continue scientific work...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what targeted support the Government is providing to the events and exhibitions sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will provide a timetable for the resumption of conferences and exhibitions.

      Archery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to provide additional financial support for outdoor archery clubs during the period of new national covid-19...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing gymnasiums to remain open during the November 2020 covid-19...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and (b) Secretary of State for Health and Social...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for North Herefordshire of 21 October 2020 on vaccine and therapeutics trials.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 13 October (HLWS503), what plans they have to produce a revised plan for the remainder of HS2...

    • Tolls: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Transport for London about ensuring that residents in London receive a discount on the charge for driving within the congestion...

      Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which firms have been selected to run electric scooter trials in areas where trials are being undertaken.

      Aviation: Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the lack of direct flights from the UK to Ercan International Airport, and (2) the reasons why there are no such...

      Aircraft: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reach an agreement with the EU on aircraft certification standards.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) feasibility, and (2) benefits, of promoting the use of digital identification in retail and hospitality settings to help...

    • Contact Tracing: Sheffield City Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have allocated to Sheffield City Council to support the local NHS Test and Trace scheme.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the level of demand for flu jabs, and (2) reports that pharmacies and GPs have not had sufficient stock to meet demand; and...

      Urology: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been their involvement in Urology Awareness Month 2020; and what steps they are taking to raise awareness around urological health and diseases.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 26 October (HL8435), why the need to act with “extreme urgency” did not lead them to award a personal...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) JCVI: updated interim advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination,...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they used the services of ADM Group to procure personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic; if so, (1) what equipment they purchased, and...

      Health Professions: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward pay reviews for those nurses and other medical staff who were not included in the pay award for some public sector workers...

      NHS: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the turnover rate of NHS medical staff; and what steps they are taking in response.

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recommend that a client has a consultation with a clinician prior to the purchase of emergency contraception.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to close the educational attainment gap between wealthy and deprived areas.

    • National Tutoring Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Tutoring Programme Academic Mentors they estimate will be working in schools from 2 November.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase BAME representation on apprenticeship schemes.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of male teachers; and what plans they have to encourage men to enter the teaching profession.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the intended educational outcomes for the pupils of the sexual aspects to be included in relationships education in primary schools; whether parents have...

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ideal age range to begin financial education in schools; and what plans they have to support the delivery of financial...

      Schools: Computers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide laptops to schools in deprived areas.

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sustainability of the current university funding model.

      Universities: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies Ethnic diversity in UK economics, published on 26 October; and...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 16, and (2) 17, year olds are not in education, employment or training.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 27 October (HL9110 and HL9111), how many transgender prisoners who have obtained a gender...

    • Prisoners: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the study by the Home Office Research Directorate Imprisoned Women and Mothers, published in 1997; and what assessment they...

      Prisoners: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children who were living with people now in prison, are currently living with the prisoners' partners.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many offenders were transferred from prisons in England and Wales to prisons in Northern Ireland in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020 to date.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions for the sale or distribution of counterfeit pharmaceutical products there were in each of the last four years.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Government Departments: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 May (HL4189), which Government departments applied to the Integrated Activity Fund for funding...

    • USA: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of the United States is considering (1) declaring a number of humanitarian organisations...

      Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Syrian refugee camps in Idlib; and what action they are taking to...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Hong Kong police to establish a multiplatform hotline to encourage the public to report potential...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken in response to reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will face new charges in court on 2 November; whether they have secured consular...

      Iraq: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq on 22 October, whether they have raised concerns over the competing influence of the...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are pursuing any new approaches to mediation in order (1) to make diplomatic progress, and (2) to end the civil war, in Yemen.

      Syria: White Phosphorous

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan (1) to investigate, and (2) to report on, on whether white phosphorous was used as a result of considering samples of skin tissue from victims of...

      Zimbabwe: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their hosting of the Global Conference for Media Freedom in 2019, what project work they have (1) undertaken, or (2) supported, to address issues with...

      Zimbabwe: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by their Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Zimbabwe on 30 September  that "the UK has rapidly...

      Canary Islands and West Africa: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of migrants arriving in the Canary Islands from West Africa, and (2) the case for agreed European policies.

      Special Envoy for Gender Equality: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to appoint another Special Envoy for Gender Equality; and, if so, when any such appointment will be announced.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reported breaches of the COVID-secure workplace guidance have been received by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); what proportion of those were...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 16, and (2) 17, year olds are participating in the Kickstart Scheme.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have had benefit claims rejected due to receipt of payments from the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scotton 16 October (HL 8845), what are the Universal Credit earnings for a claimant earning £1,000 a month...

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 16, and (2) 17, year olds are unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

      Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their evidence review of the drivers of food bank use, commissioned in August 2018.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Protective Clothing: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted an environmental impact assessment of the disposal of single use face masks; and if so, what was the outcome of any such assessment.

    • Forests: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the target date for the completion of the planting for the Northern Forest; and whether they are on target to meet that date.

      Water Companies: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish annual league tables of the performance of water companies in tackling leakage.

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fishing vessels, registered in England, are currently in operation in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £27million of COVID-19 related funding allocated to domestic abuse services has so far been paid out; and how much they have...

    • Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the benefits of consulting with civil society groups, and those who are engaged in supporting asylum seekers through interview...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will evaluate the success of the proof of concept pilot for the outsourcing of asylum interviews.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 October (HL9091), how many of the 33 full and part-time BAME staff employed by Her Majesty's...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many written submissions they have received in connection with the first part of their internal review of Police and Crime Commissioners; and what plans they...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 October (HL Deb, col 1598), when the review into "safe and legal routes to the UK for asylum seekers,...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the devolved administrations, and (2) the government of the Republic of Ireland, about legal high psychoactive substances.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proof of concept pilot for the outsourcing of asylum interviews, whether the claimants will be informed that they are being interviewed by a third...

      Interpol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Interpol for reforms that would prevent member states misusing Interpol procedures for political purposes.

      Immigrants: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for a new charter city in the north of England for persons with Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) status...

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British Nationals (Overseas) can include any years they have spent residing in the UK under a Tier 4 or Tier 5 visa towards the residency criteria in an...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the implementation of their codeword scheme for domestic abuse victims, announced on 21 May; and what assessment they have...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate the total spend on the #YouAreNotAlone domestic abuse campaign to be; and which media channels they intend to use to disseminate that...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the demand for allotments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what assistance they intend to provide to local...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Greenhalgh on 1 October (HL8296), 6 October (HL8828), and 28 October (HL9442), what assessment they have made of whether...

  • Treasury

    • Customs Officers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of training HM Revenue and Customs officers in Northern Ireland in the use of vehicle stop and search powers since January...

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support creative freelancers who do not qualify for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they estimate wll be raised through the imposition of value added tax on face masks and personal protective equipment.

      Gambling: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much value-added tax was collected from adult gaming centres in England and Wales in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020 to date.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of NatWest’s announcement of a 48-hour gambling block for debit cards to reduce gambling-related harm; and what action...

    • Events Industry: Insurance and Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce (1) new business rate relief, and (2) an indemnity insurance scheme, for the events industry.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their COVID-19 guidelines to include professional musicians within the list of jobs qualifying for travel exemptions.

      Infrastructure: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the use of Pyronix-Hikvision technology in UK infrastructure in the light of reports of the alleged use of that company’s...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: First Report (HC 291),...

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