Written answers

Monday, 16 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to use the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to encourage the uptake of low carbon fuels in the shipping industry.

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of electric vehicle charging points that will have been installed by the end of 2021.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential for private and public electric vehicle charging points to be hacked by cyber criminals or hostile...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on a comprehensive private and public network of electric vehicle charging points across England and Wales.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the inclusion of (a) international aviation and (b) shipping emissions in the Sixth Carbon Budget.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2020 to Question 111511 on Merchant Shipping: Carbon Emissions, how much the Government is investing to support...

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2020 to Question 111511, when he plans to publish the Transport Decarbonisation Plan; and what assessment he has...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria were used to define a permitted reason for the purposes of an overnight stay in the UK during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown; and...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of EU-registered lorries that have entered the UK in a seven day period to make deliveries that will...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) UK transport infrastructure and (b) the logistics sector of the UK and EU not agreeing a...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether lorries travelling into Kent from the rest of the UK but not travelling to EU countries will from 1 January 2021 have to register with the...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish guidance for lorries travelling into Kent from the rest of the UK but not travelling to a country in the UK on how they can...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether EU-registered lorries that have entered the UK to make deliveries will require a Kent Access Permit for their return journey if they are empty.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints about the DVLA his Department has received in the latest 12 months for which figures are available; and what plans he has to...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the DVLA on ensuring people are not able to book tests that would require travelling from an area with a...

      Confederation of Passenger Transport: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he next plans to meet with representatives of the Confederation of Passenger Transport to discuss the issues facing the coach sector.

      Railway Stations: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway stations in London have been refurbished or rebuilt since 2010; and at what cost to the public purse.

      High Speed Two Railway Line: Manchester Gorton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Minister of State at the Department for Transport will meet with local stakeholders in Manchester Gorton to discuss the proposed Birchfields...

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway bridge crashes have taken place in each of the last ten years.

      Southern: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the emergency funding provided to the railways, whether the Government plans to take steps to assess whether actual cumulative...

      Southern: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what formula was used to calculate the emergency funding given to Southern Railway to cover the period from (a) 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020 and...

      Southern: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has required Southern Railway to provide monthly management accounts and cashflow forecasts to be reviewed by his Department in response to...

      Southern: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to appoint special representatives to attend all Southern Railway board meetings as a result of the decision by the Office for...

      Trains: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has commissioned a Government-led expert review of the potential implementation of driverless trains in areas outside London.

      Train Operating Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with train operating companies on refunding rail tickets purchased before the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown was imposed.

      Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the next tranche of repair vouchers under the Fix Your Bike scheme are planned to be released before the expiration of the existing covid-19...

      School Streets Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to extend the school streets initiative outside London.

      Public Transport: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to extend the eligibility for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme to people under the age of 65 diagnosed with...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the effect of the objectives of the Clean Maritime Plan, published in July 2019, on maritime...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Clean Maritime Plan, published 11 July 2019, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential amount of (a) public...

      High Speed Two Railway Line: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value is of the (a) rent-free working space and (b) commercial and technical support being given by the Government through the High Speed Two...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Minister of State at the Department for Transport plans to respond to the letter of 12 October 2020 from the hon. Member for Manchester...

      Transport: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a hyperloop transport system through the High Speed Two project.

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the risk to passengers of railway bridge crashes.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the financial support available to taxi drivers who have been affected financially by the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether group music and movement classes for children aged under five can continue during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

    • Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2020 to Question 109509, if he will publish the total number of devices allocated to schools in London which have...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to amend the assessment criteria for SATs due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to minimise the (a) incidences and (b) effect of pupil exclusion from school.

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the selection criteria will be for pupils receiving tutoring under the National Tutoring Programme.

      National Curriculum Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the viability of proceeding with SATs in the 2020-21 academic year.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Bolton South East of 10 July 2020 and 18 September 2020 on concerns from...

      National School Breakfast Programme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in (a) London and (b) Erith and Thamesmead constituency have received funding through the National School Breakfast Programme.

      Foster Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to protect foster carers from covid-19 when facilitating meetings between foster children and birth parents, who reside in...

      British Students Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to arrange for UK students studying at universities in France to be tested for covid-19 to enable them to return home for...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are registered as having SEND; how many children with SEND are enrolled in schools; what information his Department holds on...

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the proportion of secondary school pupils that attend before and after school activities (a) in order to support...

      Free School Meals: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary school pupils were in receipt of free school meals in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry North East constituency in...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the financial support available to the 900,000 children eligible for Free School Meal vouchers living...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much each local authority area will receive under the additional covid-19 restrictions support grant; and what the...

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that supply chains for perishable goods are maintained in the event that the UK and...

      Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of distributing the November 2020 local authority discretionary...

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the health benefits of bereavement leave.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if businesses permitted to remain open can sell goods provided by businesses that are required to cease trading by the...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department is providing to suppliers wishing to undertake work under the Green Homes Grant but who...

      Wind Power and Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has set a target for the amount of (a) solar PV, (b) onshore wind, and (c) offshore wind...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will increase the maximum permitted state aid limit of support that a business can receive under the Covid-19...

      Warranties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that warranties on the products of companies that become insolvent and then reopen...

      Photography: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether photography businesses specialising in pets can continue to operate during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the civil nuclear power sector to the UK’s economy.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is he taking to ensure that safe construction methods are followed at Hinkley Point C during the covid-19...

      Physiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons sports therapists' premises in England are required to close during the second national covid-19...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential role of a national copyright exhaustion framework in underpinning the...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of an international copyright exhaustion framework on...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made representations to the Intellectual Property Office on the importance of a national copyright...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is being consulted as part of the Intellectual Property Office’s consultation into the...

      Night-time Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department consulted representatives from the night time economy sector on the effect of covid-19...

      Charities: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether charity shops are classed as essential retailers and are able to open during the second covid-19 lockdown.

      Heating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with representatives of energy suppliers on support for customers...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of developers of tidal stream technologies operating in the UK.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with respect to the cessation of abortion services in the Northern Trust in Northern Ireland, what assessment has been made of the infection...

    • Consumers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the comments of the Chief Executive of Sainsburys, relating to food entering Northern Ireland after 1st January 2021, if he...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure equitable access to contact tracing for people who do not have a smartphone after the Covid-19...

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) staff and (b) patients have had a 90-minute covid-19 test at an NHS hospital trust in England since their introduction.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the NHS covid-19 app to ensure that it works with (a) a wider range of mobile phones and (b) older...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who will be unable to use the NHS covid-19 app because (a) they do not have a...

      NHS Test and Trace: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff (a) are employed by and (b) have left the employment of NHS Test and Trace by region in England for each month for which...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government provides to those that cannot download the NHS Test and Trace app because it is not compatible with their...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to enable people with older smartphones to download the NHS covid-19 app.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many downloads there were of the NHS covid-19 app on (a) 14 October 2020 and (b) the date the Secretary of State responds to this...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people being advised by NHS test track and trace to self isolate for longer than...

      Coronavirus: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential spread of covid-19 through bags for life and other reusable plastic bags in...

      Intensive Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to resume the (a) collection and (b) publication of data on critical care bed capacity across the NHS.

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to reported levels of covid-19 infection rates in West Yorkshire, for what reason people who live in York are being sent...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts his Department has with Serco; and what the lifetime value is of those contracts.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to release timely and transparent trust-by-trust covid-19 admissions numbers for every NHS trust (a) in...

      Coronavirus: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason York Central constituents are unable to access a covid-19 test at the local testing centre.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when local authorities who were under tier 2 local lockdown covid-19 restrictions will receive allocated funding for contract tracing.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests have been taken by residents of England at the coronavirus test centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf since 1 September 2020.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much resilience funding has been made available for mental health services for winter 2020-21.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for reported increases in the number of still births since April 2020.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2020 to Question 100446 on Mental Health Services: Children and Young People, if he will publish the...

      Disease Control: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 12 October 2020, official report, column 55, on covid-19 update, what proportion of...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the transmission of covid-19 of providing additional ways for hon. Members to work from home during the November...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Protection of Badgers Act: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each police force area in (i)...

  • Treasury

    • Exports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the end of the VAT Retail Export scheme for overseas customers on (a) Bicester Village and (b) other...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the coronavirus job retention scheme to people who would have qualified for that scheme if their employer had made an application to it.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2020 to Question 108277, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available for people who are not digitally literate and have difficulties submitting their...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing of a call back system when individuals have spent a significant period of...

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on extending business rates relief to wholesale...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the stamp duty holiday on the housing market in Northern Ireland, and if he will make an assessment of...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of fraud in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support the Government plans to provide to people who have become self-employed since March 2020.

      Public Service Broadcasting: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2020 to Question 91828, whether he has made an estimate of the number and proportion of PAYE freelancers who are...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to expand the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to include self-employed people who are currently ineligible to receive...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employees with a permanent part-year contract are eligible for the coronavirus job retention scheme.

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential scope for fraud in claims by directors of limited companies in respect of future financial support provided...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an estimate of the number of people who were denied furlough by their employers.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish an equality impact assessment on the difference in financial support available to (a) workers paid through PAYE who qualified for...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on people on lower incomes of the (a) reduction in stamp duty and (b) increase in house prices in response to the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend the eligibility of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme to people who first submitted tax returns in 2019-20.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury of 9 November 2020, Official Report, column 707, which breweries in Easington...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will take steps to ensure that businesses sign contractual commitments to help deliver the Government's target of net zero emissions by...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on unemployment of the covid-19 outbreak in areas with a high proportion of aviation-related jobs.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Statement of on 21 July 2020, HCWS400, on Finance Bill 2020-21: Draft Legislation and Tax Documents, on what date he plans to...

      Infrastructure and Public Expenditure: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will create a net zero test for all infrastructure policy and spending decisions.

      Infrastructure and Transport: North of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide additional financial support to new infrastructure and transport links in the North of England to support the UK economy in...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with breweries that produce less than 5000 hectolitres of beer on changes to Small Brewers Relief.

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to financially support wholesale distributors in localities where local authorities do not include them in eligibility for five per cent...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing an additional financial support package for (a) the events and exhibitions...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide financial support to businesses in the travel industry at the end of the coronavirus job retention scheme.

      Infrastructure: Recycling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give a remit to infrastructure agencies to consider the (a) circular economy and (b) natural infrastructure.

      Treasury: Press Releases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which media outlets were given embargoed sight of his Statement on the Future of Financial Services, of 9 November 2020; and at what time it was released...

      Infrastructure: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the Infrastructure Strategy; and how he plans to ensure that infrastructure that is selected for investment aligns with the...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the progress of the Kickstart scheme.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of redundancies that may have been avoided if the announcement on the extension of the coronavirus job...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to expand the coronavirus job retention scheme to allow (a) schools and (b) other publicly funded organisations to access...

      Insurance: Older People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to ensure that insurance companies do not routinely decline cover to people aged 70 years and over.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of permitting a standard variable rate of over 4 per cent on former Northern Rock mortgages now managed by...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what economic models his Department used to brief (a) officials in the Cabinet Office and (b) members of the SAGE committee.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support mortgage prisoners.

      Government Securities: Index Linking

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of continuing with an RPI-like measure until such time as index-linked Government...

      Pension Funds: Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of switching from RPI to CPIH in 2030 on pension funds’ holdings of index-linked government bonds.

      Pension Funds: Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of switching from RPI to CPIH in 2025 on pension funds’ holdings of index-linked government bonds.

      Money: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the difficulties faced by people who primarily use cash during the covid 19 outbreak.

      Pension Funds: Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the potential cost of compensating pension funds for losses arising from index-linked government bonds as the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on commissioning research on establishing an online database to provide...

    • Business Improvement Districts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to require local authorities to cancel levies in relation to Business Improvement Districts for...

      Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulation of student accommodation provision in the context of...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many companies have voluntarily opted out of charging event fees on retirement properties.

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the allocation to local authorities of (a) £15 million funding through the Protect Programme...

      Question

      What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) environmental impact assessments and (b) strategic environmental assessments are prioritised as part of the Government's planning reforms.

      Question

      What his policy is on the future of the Troubled Families programme.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on consulting local authority Directors of Public Health on improvements to the covid-19 test and trace services in their area.

      Question

      When he plans to publish details of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Question

      What progress his Department has made on the forthcoming devolution and local recovery White Paper.

      Question

      What estimate he has made of the amount owed to local authorities in council tax arrears.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to promote housebuilding.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed expansion of the small sites exemption...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposals of the Planning for the Future White Paper...

      Estate Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on regulating estate agents' fees since his Department's consultation on the...

      Local Government: Property Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will review the length of time being taken by local authorities to process Local Authority Land Registry...

      Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timeframe is for the next stages of the public consultation for the Parking (Code of Conduct) Act 2019; and...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Covid-19 Hardship Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the Hardship Fund allocated to local authorities was spent between March and October 2020; and what...

      Fairgrounds: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on making available Government-backed business rates relief to...

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's guidance, Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the response rate of members of the public to planning consultations at...

      Affordable Housing and Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of homes defined as affordable for purchase; and how many social...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to establish a timeline for the introduction of space standards on new homes delivered under...

      High Rise Flats and Public Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of identified high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings with unsafe cladding had their...

      High Rise Flats and Public Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of identified high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings with unsafe cladding are in the...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to support leaseholders in replacing cladding on their properties when they are unable...

      Building Safety Fund: Southampton Itchen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Building Safety Fund applications his Department has received from Southampton Itchen constituency to date.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the compliance of his Department’s rules on annual leave carry-over with the Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment)...

    • Cadets and Reserve Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will improve security at (a) Army Reserve centres and (b) cadet organisations that house weapons for small arms training or drill practice.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, have any British personnel accompanied the deployment of Giraffe radars to Riyadh since February 2020 to assist Saudi Arabia to track and identify...

      Saudi Arabia: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, are Royal Navy personnel on loan to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) permitted to sail on RSNF vessels off Yemen.

      Saudi Arabia: Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado pilots were taught to fly the Tornado by the RAF in (a) the UK and (b) Saudi Arabia.

      Cobham Helicopter Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Cobham Helicopter Academy is required to inform the Ministry of Defence about the nationalities of foreign military personnel that it trains at...

      Armed Forces: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British-born Muslims who joined the armed forces from (a) 2016 to (b) 2019 completed the minimum length of service before exiting the armed...

      Armed Forces: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many formal complaints were received from British-born Muslim armed forces personnel in service from (a) 2016 to (b) 2019.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 Nov 2020 to Question 109376 on Army: Young People, what the outcomes were of the 60 cases of violent behaviour by staff.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, further to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 104201, what the contribution rates are for (a) employers, (b) employees in service personnel...

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2020 to Question 88829 on Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review, (a) if the follow-up report to the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Commonwealth Games 2022: Employment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking with Birmingham 2022 and the West Midlands Combined Authority to ensure that the Commonwealth Games generates local...

    • Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral statement of 9 November 2020, Official Report, column 637 on supporting disadvantaged families, whether children in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 9 November 2020, Official Report, column 636, how much funding is planned to be allocated to each local...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a call back system when individuals have spent a significant...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether benefit sanctions will continue to be applied by her Department during the period of the new national covid-19 lockdown from 5...

      Employment: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that people seeking employment are able to access in-person work-related training under (a) the November...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce youth unemployment in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) the West Midlands.

      Employment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that people with (a) hidden and (b) fluctuating conditions can (i) find and (ii) stay in work.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what method her Department has used to conduct personal independence payment medical assessments since face-to-face assessments were paused in...

      Disability: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle the disability pay gap.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of factors behind for the rates of success for personal independence payment claimants at the mandatory...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to the letter of 26 October 2020 from the hon. Member for Glasgow North East.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure pensioners who are eligible for pension credit are notified of their eligibility.

      Kickstart Scheme: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of jobs created as part of the Kickstart scheme have been allocated to Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people to date.

      Pension Credit: Erith and Thamesmead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of eligible people have claimed pension credit in Erith and Thamesmead constituency.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential economic effect on self-employed workers claiming universal credit of the reintroduction of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to increase the rate of (a) jobseekers' allowance and (b) employment and support allowance in line with the increase in...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the titles are of the projects that have been approved to date for funding under the Gulf Strategy Fund in...

    • Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on the welfare of (a) Maria Shahbaz and (b)...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what criteria his Department uses to decide when and how to make representations to an overseas Government on the...

      India: Amnesty International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the Government of India's decision to freeze...

      Christianity: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department will take to safeguard the human rights of Christians overseas made vulnerable by the...

      Pakistan: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on recommencement the Krishna Hindu temple in Islamabad.

      Bangladesh: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports by Human Rights Watch of women and...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to tackle the human rights abuses in Indian-administered...

      Bangladesh: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in the Government of Bangladesh in response to the October...

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in light of the International Maritime Organisation Circular Letter No.4204/Add.33 on cruise resumption dated 5...

      North Korea: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) reports of conditions in quarantine camps and (b) the wider humanitarian...

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the joint statement by the UN World Tourism Organisation and the International Maritime...

      India: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer on 27 April 2020 to Question 37391 on Repatriation: Coronavirus, how many UK nationals have...

      Human Rights: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote the empowerment of girls and women around the world.

      Maternal Mortality: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October to Question 97554 on Maternal Mortality: Overseas Aid, what the...

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the proposed Migrants' Commissioner role.

    • Immigration: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the minimum income requirement on families with a non-European person whose earnings have been...

      Migrant Workers: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what visa options are available to the ship building industry for the use of non-UK labour for the delivery of shipbuilding projects.

      Immigration Controls: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to update the Immigration Rules Appendix K: Shortage Occupation List before the end of the transition period.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to expedite the approval process for new technologies aimed at enforcing road traffic speeds and other...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of UK residents who are members of Daesh.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 277618 on Hezbollah, whether it remains her policy to not collect data on the number of...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with external stakeholders on the role of the proposed Migrants' Commissioner.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision there is for mutual aid between counter terrorism policing and the National Crime Agency.

      Jonathan Taylor

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role (a) her Department and (b) her Department's non-departmental public bodies have in the case of the UK whistleblower, Jonathan Taylor.

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of the Proscription Review Group; and when that Group last met.

      Home Office: Artificial Intelligence

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

      Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the effectiveness of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer the named day Question tabled by the hon. Member for Luton South on 13 October 2020 on...

    • Drugs: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of drug-related deaths registered in 2019 involved combinations of cocaine with (a) opiates,...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of long term trends in the level of zero-hours contracts, casual labour, piece...

      Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of (a) value for money and (b) supplier performance for each Government contract...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether contractor relief identical to that set out in Procurement Policy Notice PPN 02/2 will be given from...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Tradeshow Access Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what funding has been delivered as part of the Tradeshow Access Programme to date in financial year 2020-21.

    • Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to reports that some UK companies have not honoured contracts with suppliers in developing countries during the covid-19...

      Origin Marking: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, who will oversee the examination and opposition procedure for the UK’s proposed geographical indications under the provisions of the...

      Trade Agreements: Ghana and Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2020 to Question 102656 on Trade Agreements: Ghana and Kenya, when she plans to publish full details of...

      Trade Agreements: Devolved Matters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the interests of the devolved administrations are adequately represented in UK trade...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the effect is of the provisions in Article 8.84 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, prohibiting restrictions...

      Food: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will (a) make an assessment of the potential effect on the price of food in the UK of a new trade agreement and (b) lay that...

      Defence and Security: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to enable UK companies to bid for defence and security contracts with (a) EU member states and (b) companies based in EU...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for charities and community projects which tackle loneliness.

    • Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to tackle problem gambling.

      Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the results of the Government's assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the Shared Rural...

      Telecommunications: Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance is available for local authorities to help them negotiate wayleaves for their housing stock with telecoms...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure a reasonable cost of wayleaves for installing full fibre in new and existing housing...

      Social Media: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to Question 94546, and with reference to the report entitled Video Unavailable:...

      Local Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of local and regional news outlets on matters affecting those outlets...

      Broadband and Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) elderly people and (b) people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to...

      Facebook: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many pieces of disinformation the Counter Disinformation Unit has reported to Facebook since 1 March 2020; and how many of...

      Conspiracy and Disinformation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of activity of hostile states in relation to spreading disinformation and...

      BBC: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on (a) a pay freeze for BBC top tier earners and (b) steps taken by the BBC to...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of establishing an innovation fund for charities to help the voluntary...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging on the environment.

    • Flowers: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support fresh flower sellers in the event that tariffs are applied to the flower industry after the...

      Hunting: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what restrictions are placed on hunts meeting during the November 2020 lockdown restrictions.

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the imposition of fines on people who ride bicycles on pavements.

    • Africa: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they undertake country-specific risk assessments for countries in Africa before deciding whether visitors to the UK from those countries have to...

      Transport: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have achieved their target, set in 2015, to create 30,000 apprenticeships in the transport sector; if not, why not; and what fresh initiatives they...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest funding envelope for HS2, broken down by (1) Phase 1 (Euston to Old Oak Common), (2) Phase 1 (Old Oak Common to the West Midlands), (3) Phase...

      Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles are (1) in the Department for Transport (DfT) fleet, and (2) in the fleets of those agencies that report to the DfT and otherwise operate...

  • Department for Education

    • History: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how those universities which receive public funding are accountable to the taxpayer for decisions about their curricula, including decisions on whether or not to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Legal Profession: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions they have put in place for short-term business visits to the EU for legal professionals and barristers once the Brexit transition period ends.

    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total value of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans that (1) have interest rates set at the maximum permitted rate of 14.99 per cent per annum,...

      Horticulture: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fairness of allowing garden centres, classed as ‘essential’ retailers, to sell Christmas gift items during the...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Greensill Capital has extended Bounce Back Loans to companies that are part of, or associated with, the GFG Alliance; and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Centenary Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Northern Ireland Centenary Forum; and which organisations these members represent.

    • Centenary Historical Advisory Panel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Northern Ireland Centenary Historical Advisory Panel; and which organisations these members represent.

      Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the Belfast Agreement, (2) the involvement of the Republic of Ireland in the internal affairs of Northern Ireland, (3)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who owns (1) the intellectual property rights, and (2) the commercial rights, of the algorithm that was developed for the NHS COVID-19 app to determine the...

    • Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of adverse health impacts from exposure to pesticides have been reported to the National Poisons Information Service by (1) trained operatives,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.4) Regulations 2020, what evidence was used to inform the decision to close certain...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made available for people who do not have their own transport who have been told they must travel for a COVID-19 test.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the British Medical Association about the capacity to deliver seasonal flu jabs to all people aged over 50 in the...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent sector beds are used by the NHS for the treatment of patients with eating disorders in (1) England, (2) the North of England, (3) the Midlands...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to amend the regulations underpinning the new national COVID-19 restrictions in England from 5 November to allow churches and other places of...

    • 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 the...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the scale of rental income losses in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Landlords: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of COVID-19 on private landlords; and what steps are they taking to provide financial support to private...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consulted the Places of Worship Taskforce before announcing the closure of places of worship as part of the national COVID-19 restrictions in England...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Syria: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what presence they have, if any, in the (1) Al Hol, and (2) Roj, camps in north-east Syria.

    • Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have, if any, that British nationals may be put on trial in north-east Syria.

      Syria: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the return of women and children to the UK from the Al Hol and Roj camps in north-east Syria.

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure the release of senior political detainees, including Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Prince Turki bin Abdullah, in advance of...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 October (HL9333) that they "call on both parties to avoid any provocative action which might...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about women’s rights in that country.

      Loujain al-Hathloul

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about Loujain al-Hathloul, in particular about her access to family visits.

      Ramy Kamel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the case of Ramy Kamel with the government of Egypt; and what assessment they made of (1) his treatment in prison, (2)...

      Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Naijah Yusuf has been detained and tortured by the government of Bahrain.

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the governments of Turkey and Iraq about the agreement between the government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the proposal by the President of the Palestinian Authority to hold a peace conference about the independence of Palestine as a...

      West Bank: Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of the destruction of water pipes which has led to the water supply...

      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...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa on 23 October (HC106362), what are the titles of the 47 projects delivered by...

      Westminster Foundation for Democracy: Gulf States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Westminster Foundation for Democracy has ever received funding through the Integrated Activity Fund to implement projects benefitting Gulf Cooperation...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa on 23 October (HC106361), which minister, or ministers, were consulted in...

      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 have applied to the Integrated Activity Fund for funding...

      Côte d'Ivoire: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the Ivory Coast following the election of President Alassane Ouattara.

      Diplomatic Service: Driving Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is being spent by the British Embassy in Dublin on the provision of advice to UK driving licence holders about applying for Irish driving...

      Philippines: Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Philippines about progress in implementing the Republic Act No. 9775 (the Anti-Child Pornography Act...

      Philippines: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Philippines about (1) the murder of journalist Jobert Bercasio, (2) the alleged killing of 85 other...

      North Korea: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made (1) of reports of persecution based on religion or belief in North Korea, and (2) the report by Korea Future Initiative...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Trees: Fruit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of traditional orchards in England that are in a favourable condition.

    • Natural England: Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of demands arising from Environmental Land Management schemes on Natural England; and what plans they have to increase...

      Agriculture: Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to improve knowledge of, (2) to implement, and (3) to enforce, their farming rules for water.

      Pollinators: Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support an international treaty for global pollinator stewardship and pollinator ecosystem restoration.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reopen the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and the Community Sponsorship programme, (2) to provide safe and legal...

    • Quad Bikes: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of quad bike theft in the UK; and what research they have undertaken, if any, on whether stolen quad bikes are being...

      Police: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each...

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9278), what was the total number of police officers in England in 2010.

      Visas: Musicians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the music sector to discuss the requirement, particularly for self-employed musicians, of a flexible and affordable mechanism...

      Immigration: European Economic Area

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permitted Paid Engagement visa will be extended to citizens in the European Economic Area after the end of the transition period.

      Legal Profession: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that independent legal professionals based in the EU can access the UK (1) visa free, and (2) without needing a UK sponsor.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Musicians: Free Movement of People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 21 October (HL Deb, col 1538), whether their offer on mode 4 includes expanding the list of permitted activities to...

    • Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 27 October (HL9112), what is the breakdown of honours received by region or nation in the UK as a percentage of the...

      House of Lords: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of people who responded to the questions on ethnicity in the 2011 Census of England and Wales by identifying as...

      Census: Ethnic Groups and Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to make changes in the 2021 Census to the questions on (1) religion, and (2) ethnicity, used in the 2011 Census of...

      Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the steps taken by the Office for National Statistics to ensure that parliamentary constituency boundary data for March is made...

  • Treasury

    • Quad Bikes: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of HMRC investigating all quad bikes exported from the UK in ISO shipping containers using search technology like...

    • Environment Protection: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their decision to conduct a one-year Spending Review on the levels of funding available for green investment...

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what discussions they have had and with whom, and (2) what evaluations they have undertaken, in relation to (a) investing in hydrogen projects, and (b)...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the business rates holiday beyond April 2021 for (1) retail, and (2) hospitality and leisure, businesses.

      Exports: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the withdrawal of the VAT retail export scheme from 1 January 2021 on levels of employment in (1) the retail...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Age: Proof of Identity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward proposals for a pilot study allowing the use of digital forms of identification for age verification purposes in retail...

    • Broadband: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 3 November (HL9493), whether the commitment to provide gigabit-capable broadband nationwide will be...

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who are exposed to gambling advertisements in football.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to enforce (1) effective affordability checks for gamblers, and (2) a duty of care on gambling companies.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of workers who have left the (1) music, (2) performing arts, and (3) creative sectors, since March.

      Arts: Termination of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of workers who have left (1) the music, (2) the performing arts, and (3) the creative, sector since March.

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the effect of the introduction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 COVID-19 measures on (1) live music venues, (2) theatres, and (3) other live...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Barran on 9 November (HL Deb, col 808), what funding streams constitute the £119 million which Arts...

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