Written answers

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of reducing the rate of VAT for charging electric vehicles on...

    • Highway Code: Pedestrians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent public awareness-raising campaigns his Department has undertaken on rule 170 in the Highway Code.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the DVSA on temporarily extending the validity period for test theory certificates following the introduction of...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 59592 on Bus Services: Coronavirus, what progress the Government has made on a sector-based...

      Motorhomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve the UK's network of motorhome stopover points.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

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

      Global Travel Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Global Travel Taskforce has made and what proposals it has put forward in response to the challenges posed by covid-19 to...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Global Travel Taskforce has made on assessing the steps that can be taken to facilitate business travel without the need for a...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date the changes to rail fares from 2 January 2021 will be published.

      Railways: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of train delay were attributed to vegetation on each Network Rail Region in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020 to date.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential (a) health and (b) economic benefits of introducing a...

    • Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been eligible for (a) parental bereavement leave and (b) statutory parental bereavement pay since...

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to raise public awareness of (a) Parental Bereavement Leave and (b) Statutory...

      Bereavement Leave

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

      Energy: White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to Question 95690, when he plans to publish the white paper on energy.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether people who unable to work because they are clinically extremely vulnerable are able to be furloughed under the...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many proposed redundancies were indicated on HR1 forms received by the Redundancy Payments Service in October 2020.

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on ensuring that local authorities administer grant...

      Fireworks: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of fireworks on people with post traumatic stress disorder.

      Events Industry and Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional steps the Government has taken to support the wedding and events industry during the November 2020...

      Christmas Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the November 2020 lockdown restrictions in England on florists...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for security and stability of the National Grid of the need to issue...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of intelligent electrical heating on the effectiveness of Energy Performance...

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the level of human relevant life sciences in the UK.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in place to ensure that (a) vulnerable and elderly people who have difficulty using technology and...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Transport on the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Summertime: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for Northern Ireland to be operating in a different time zone from the rest of the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to open a long covid clinic in Wycombe.

    • Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) total number of beds available to the NHS and (b) number of beds occupied by covid-19 patients as at...

      NHS 111: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS 111 service cost the public purse in 2019-20; and what its budget is for 2020-21.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of hospital interventions to (a) minimise the risk of covid-19 outbreaks and (b) bring...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies and Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the functioning capacity of his Department’s advisory groups and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: TAEG Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) value and (b) purpose is of his Department's contracts with TAEG Energy Ltd to date.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies and Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) advisory groups and (b) committees in his Department.

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether someone is able to travel abroad under the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown rules to attend a commemorative event to celebrate the...

      Coronavirus: Weddings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made available mental health support to small businesses in the wedding sector affected by the covid-19...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve mental health support for young people.

      Mental Health: Diagnosis and Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people are able to access diagnosis or treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder.

      Loneliness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effects of loneliness on physical and mental health in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work with NHS England to ensure that psychosocial assessments are undertaken for everyone who discloses...

      Coronavirus: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cases of covid-19 at HMP Wakefield were included as part of the decision to place the Wakefield area in a tier 2 local covid...

      Coronavirus: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cases of covid-19 at Pinderfields hospital diagnosed in people living outside of the Wakefield area were included as part of the...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to standardise IVF access criteria across Clinical Commissioning Groups in England.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the need for vaccines to be suitable for people who are (a) immunocompromised and who cannot receive a...

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2020 to Question 103607 on Arthritis: Medical Treatments, for what reason they have not made that...

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2020 to Question 103607 on Arthritis: Medical Treatments, whether his Department plans to make an...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make guidance available on visiting rights during the covid-19 outbreak for people detained under the Mental Health Act.

      Pre-school Education: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making the wearing of face coverings at nurseries compulsory.

      Learning Disability and Autism: 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 and the restriction of visitors on the wellbeing of autistic people...

      Learning Disability and Autism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that autistic people and people with learning disabilities living in residential care, supported living...

      Learning Disability and Autism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) autistic people and (b) people with learning disabilities living in residential care,...

      Learning Disability and Autism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide consistent guidance on visiting rights during the covid-19 outbreak to the families of autistic people...

      Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to ensure that the devolved nations can benefit from the initiatives in England to incentivise the development of...

      Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to (a) Clinical Commissioning Groups and (b) local NHS providers on the introduction of new...

      Coronavirus: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish the results of the asymptomatic covid-19 testing pilot carried out in Bradford, announced on 9 July 2020.

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to tackle workforce shortages in (a) rheumatology and (b) other specialty workforce shortages in the NHS...

      Energy Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to implement the ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to people with severe mental illness during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of deaths taking place within 28 days of a positive covid test in each of the last six months had an unrelated primary...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 1 September 2020 and follow-up correspondence of the 29 September 2020 and 22 October...

      Viral Diseases: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether air filters reduce the rate of transmission of viruses in indoor environments.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many stillbirths occurred in the NHS in (a) each of the last 5 years and (b) since 23 March 2020.

      Coronavirus: Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many health visitors have been reassigned to covid-19 responsibilities; and what plans he has to assign health visitors to the...

      Psylocybin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter of 16 October 2020 from the Minister with responsibility for drugs to the hon. Member for Reigate, what...

      Vitamin D: Coronavirus

      What steps he is taking to encourage the consumption of vitamin D supplements during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      If he will publish a timescale for the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report, published in July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of November 2020 covid-19 restrictions on non-cohabiting partners.

      Cancer: Health Services

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the second wave of covid-19 infections on the (a) recovery of cancer services in (i) Stockport and (ii) Greater Manchester and (b) waiting...

      Mental Illness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable people with mental health illnesses to form a support bubble with another person...

      Out-patients: Coronavirus

      What estimate he has made of the number of hospital patients diagnosed with covid-19 in October 2020 who contracted that virus while in hospital.

      Mental Health Services

      What steps his Department plans to take to support mental health services during winter 2020-21.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Test and Trace service.

      Coronavirus: Exercise and Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the science-based evidence on the transmission of covid-19 in places of (a) worship and (b) exercise.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Test and Trace service.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting (a) leisure centres, (b) gyms, (c) golf clubs, (d) tennis clubs and...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for a Covid Recovery Mental Health Strategy for children and young people involving (a) the NHS, (b) schools, (c)...

      Coronavirus: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence of the risks to public health posed by the giving or receiving of the Sacrament in places of worship...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including women with children under the age of 12 months on the list of people...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued on couples in established relationships who live apart in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether shoe repair businesses can operate during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown in England.

      Hypnosis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether hypnotherapy in a face-to-face session is permissible under the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Babies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether clause 11, Exception 5: support groups of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020...

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the threshold is for the introduction of further covid-19 restrictions in York, given the increased infection rate in the city.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria he has set for removing additional covid-19 restrictions in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) England.

      Mental Health Services: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will fund age-appropriate mental health support for pupils beyond the trail blazer pilots and pre-covid-19 content in the NHS Long...

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff use Facebook's productivity tool Workplace.

      Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the use of minimally invasive procedures during the covid-19 outbreak on...

      Sodium Valproate: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the potential health risks for women aged between 15-45 years who are...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been treated at the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and the Humber since it opened.

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance is available for pregnant women in their third trimester on attending work during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Health and Social Care, whether all foreign nationals living in the UK will be able to access free covid-19 related healthcare treatment during the November...

      Heart Diseases: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has received representations on the sustainable global supply of paediatric cardiology equipment from following the transition...

      Childbirth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rules are on the presence of partners during the birthing process during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Intensive Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients reported as being covid-19 patients in intensive care have (a) had a positive covid-19 test result, (b)...

      Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to improve supply chains for the chemicals used to process blood tests.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made at the time of the March 2020 lockdown of the capacity of the NHS to cope with a second wave of covid-19.

      Operating Theatres: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to classify surgical fires in operating theatres as never events.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on mental health of enabling couples to form a bubble while living in separate...

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 81561 on Public Sector: Contracts, what the average length is of contracts...

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been treated by the NHS for pressure ulcers in each year since 2010.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) Personal Protective Coveralls have been used throughout the NHS and ancillary services since March 2020, (b) Personal...

      Coronavirus: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the provision of respiratory physiotherapy for (a) patients with covid-19, (b) patients with long-term...

      Obesity: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of media representation of obesity on the stigma associated with living with...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for his Department to undertake a review of the tobacco and related product regulations after the transition...

      Strokes: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the progress made by stroke teams in following up with stroke survivors, who had a stroke in the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who require an egg-free flu vaccine are able to access one.

      Nabiximols

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for Sativex have been issued by the NHS in each month since November 2019.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report Women's Lives, Women's Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic, published...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish a plan to ensure that the NHS is able to receive sufficient supplies of personal protective...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve public awareness of exemptions to the rules on the wearing of face coverings for deaf people and those...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of shopper intent when developing the scope for the proposed location restrictions set out in the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2020 to Questions 91703 and 91704 on Influenza: Vaccination, by what date will new mass vaccination...

      Heart Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged 15 to 25 years old have had heart disease in the UK in the last five years.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have lost their eyesight in the last five years in the UK.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a response to the Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020’s consultation, which closed on 14 October 2019.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020’s Green Paper consultation.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of flu vaccine doses that will be administered to people aged over 50 in winter 2020-21.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) officials of his Department and (b) NHS England on issuing guidance to GPs on dealing with pressures...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department (a) is taking to improve access to medicinal cannabis for people living with multiple sclerosis and (b) if he...

      Laboratories: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons NHS England has restricted the supply of chemical reagent for covid-19 testing to NHS hospital laboratories in Dorset;...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 tests returned a positive result, in each month since January 2020, by English county.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using routine hospital laboratories to support the processing of covid-19 tests.

      Coronavirus: Humber Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for the return of covid-19 test results to patients tested for covid-19 at the Humber Bridge car park testing centre.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to integrate covid-19 testing with existing NHS community facing services; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to schools on managing and administering tests for covid-19.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reliability of covid-19 test results from tests performed in hospitals.

      Coronavirus: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people in (a) Rother Valley constituency, (b) the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham and (c) South Yorkshire are tested...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been undertaken at the testing centre in Watney Market, Shadwell, London.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria he is using to select locations to pilot the covid-19 saliva tests.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department processes consultations held by his Department’s advisory groups; and if he will publish a list of consultations...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) systems and (b) data formats local authorities need to use to view all covid-19 test data for their residents.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date all people whose covid-19 tests had been misplaced as a result of the excel technical issue identified on 2 October 2020 had...

      Coronavirus: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people do not need to cross the Solent in order to access covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out in the borough of Barnet in the last six weeks.

      Coronavirus: Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out on each day in September 2020 in the Hove constituency.

      Coronavirus: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data the Mildmay Road covid-19 testing centre in Ilford shares with the London Borough of Redbridge council.

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of covid-19 testing kits for students who are living in student accommodation and isolating.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been offered covid-19 tests more than 75 miles from their home address since 3 September 2020.

      Coronavirus: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the minutes of the fifty-fifth meeting of SAGE on covid-19 on 3 September 2020, if he has developed a national strategy...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the covid-19 test booking system's algorithm is effective in allocating people a test close to...

      Coronavirus: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when adequate covid-19 testing capacity will be available to allow all St Albans residents with symptoms to get tested within a...

      Coronavirus: Birmingham Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people attending the Regional Testing Site at Birmingham International Airport are required to present a QR code in order to be...

      Coronavirus: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests have been taken at each covid-19 testing site in Birmingham on each day since 31 August 2020.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to modify the NHS covid-19 app to ensure that the app is compatible with phone handsets that are unable to run the iOS...

      Coronavirus: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to universities in areas where there is no campus or local walk in covid-19 testing centres.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who test positive for covid-19 antibodies are included in overall covid-19 infection rate figures in England.

      Mckinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the project plan for the contract with McKinsey in relation to the new permanent test and trace body.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) accuracy of covid-19 testing and (b) correct diagnosis of patients with covid-19 symptoms.

      Coronavirus: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to covid-19 testing in Buckinghamshire.

      Higher Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of positive covid-19 test results in the last six weeks are from students in higher education settings in England, by (a)...

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for hospices; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Montem testing facility in Slough will return to operating as a drive-through and walk-in facility.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of delays to local authorities receiving positive test results on the effectiveness...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of regional demand for covid-19 tests ordered through the online booking system, and if he...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of dementia diagnosis in each of the last five years.

      DNACPR Decisions: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to protect people in care homes who have had Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation added to their files,...

      Autism: Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the collection of data on the needs of autistic children and adults in the health and social care system.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is for a woman to report a medical complication after an at-home abortion; and whether those reports are recorded.

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to schools for building improvement programmes in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry...

    • Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of pupils in elective home education.

      Apprentices: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to businesses in Coventry to support the recruitment of apprentices in each of the last 10 years.

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 outbreak on the (a mental and (b) physical health of (i) teachers and (ii)...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children in each region who are (i) clinically vulnerable and (i)...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to develop a long term plan for education during and beyond the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide fiscal support for parents with childcare cost liabilities in the event that a family is required to self-isolate as a result of...

      Pupils: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November to Question 106214 how many and what proportion of pupils in receipt of free school meals have been given laptops...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for schools that were in Tier 3 covid-19 local alert level areas before the November 2020...

      Schools: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been (a) requested by and (b) delivered to (i) local education authorities and (b) academy schools, companies and organisations...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support clinically extremely vulnerable children learning from home.

      Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support outdoor education centres at risk of permanent closure as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to close the attainment gap in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures to prevent infection are in place for children of medically vulnerable parents returning to school.

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Talk Money Week, what plans he has to promote conversations about money to pupils in primary schools to help build their financial...

      Further Education: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve social mobility in post-16 education for people in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Further Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many further education establishments have closed in the last (a) 12 months, (b) five years and (c) 10 years.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what was the cost of the free school meal vouchers issued over the summer holiday; and what was the value of those vouchers not redeemed.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Feltham Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to pp. 67-68 of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons’ Annual Report 2019-20, what steps he is taking to remedy the increase in...

    • Secure Training Centres: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 74 of Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2019-20, for what reason the secure training centres...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 68 of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons’ Annual Report 2019-20, for what reason the use of force and persistent use...

      Young Offender Institutions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 65 of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons’ Annual Report 2019-20, for what reason more than 50 per cent of...

      Remand in Custody: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 111584 on Remand in Custody: Community Orders, how many people are on remand for breach of...

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which parts of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate in each constituency of Wales have been sold since 2010; what the date was of each such sale;...

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on additional court space in each constituency of Wales since March 2020.

      Courts: Legionnaires' Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of legionella within the HMCTS estate.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the modelling in respect of the criminal courts backlog published by CREST Advisory on 30 October 2020.

      Domestic Abuse: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 3.18 of the A Smarter Approach to Sentencing White Paper published in September 2020, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Debt Collection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish guidance on the application of VAT on judgement debts in the cases of High Court enforcement.

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the statutory basis is for his request to the Chairman of The High Court Enforcement Officers Association for enforcement agents not to enter...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to enforcement agents on taking control of goods during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Family Proceedings: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the second report of the Private Law Working Group entitled, The Time for Change,...

      Coroners: Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on Coronial investigations of stillbirths, which closed on 18 June 2019; and if he will make a...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the potential economic effect of an extension to the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

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

      Directors and Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing financial assistance to (a) freelancers, (b) small company directors, and (c) people who...

      Bowling: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 109655 on Bowling: VAT, for what reasons bowling centres were not included in the reduction in VAT on...

      Remote Working: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the eligibility criteria of the 12-month business rates holiday scheme to include the flexible workspace sector.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility's Public finances databank, 27 May 2020, what proportion of the five capital budget of £358...

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional steps he has taken during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown to support small company directors who in normal operating periods would have...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing people who receive less than 50 per cent of their income from self-employment to claim...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility criteria for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to people...

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the deferral of VAT payments due to the implementation of a further period of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Investment Income: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide support to people who receive income via company dividends that are taxed, during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the covid-19 stamp duty exemption beyond 31 March 2021.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to allow credit unions to (a) provide loans for members to buy cars, (b) offer insurance products to members and (c) offer credit cards; and...

      Beer and Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what sector specific support is being provided for (a) independent brewers and (b) public houses during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions period.

      Green Recovery Challenge Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to allocate an additional £1 billion to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund in the forthcoming spending review.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of retaining the Small Brewers Relief threshold at 5000 hectolitres rather than lowering that...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, dated 1 October 2020, reference ZA10051.

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of extending the Community Housing Fund on (a) business confidence and (b) local...

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the ineligibility of wholesalers for Business Rates Relief on the integrity of public sector supply chains.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many supervised company formation agents HMRC visited from (a) 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018 and (b) 1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the forthcoming spending review, if his Department will preserve the current ring-fence on public health funding for local authorities.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on implementing the rules governing the extension of the maximum loan term under the coronavirus business interruption loan...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the proposals made by the London School of Economics on mortgage prisoners, published...

      Government Securities: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Green Sovereign Bonds.

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what targeted rates relief support the Government has provided for food service wholesalers whose rateable value exceeds £51,000.

      Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reduce VAT on essential repairs to pre-1919 properties.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the support available under the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to people who...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the temporary 5 per cent reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation businesses for the 2021-22 financial year.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people who were on a permanent part-year contract from 1 May to 31 October 2020 and did not receive a P45 at the end of that period are eligible...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Commissioners have made of (a) trends in the level of closure of churches and (b)...

    • Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Commissioners have made of the effect of churches on community health and wellbeing...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church Commissioners have had with the Government on allowing places of worship to...

      Churches: Leicestershire

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps he is taking to support churches across Leicestershire to conduct Christmas services in 2020.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to UK immigration policy on the shipbuilding industry who employ non-UK labour on...

    • Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK security of the delay in the procurement of the second tranche of Type 26 frigates.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the extent to which overseas service personnel face challenges in their postal votes being (a) delivered on time and (b)...

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK Government Investments representative is planned to be on the board of Atomic Weapons Establishment.

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of reverting AWE to a direct Government ownership model.

      Defence and Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a singular definition of interoperability.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has an agreement with the United States which would allow RAF pilots to fly USMC F-35b aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to replace the F-35b support system from ALIS with ODIN.

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on UK defence exports of the increasing proportion of US-made equipment procured by his...

      Armed Forces: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Saudi Air Force pilot Mahna al-Biz received training from armed forces personnel in (a) the UK and (b) Saudi Arabia before 13...

      Nuclear Weapons and Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of maintaining nuclear weapons on the deterrence of cyber crime threats.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is a central agency that deals with the supply of non-military flights for officials within his Department.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Local Government: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the audit process is to ensure that funds to support local authorities to provide for the most deprived people in their communities are...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many businesses in the (a) South East and (b) UK have signed up to the Kickstart Scheme.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of Government programmes on the employment prospects of the over-60s.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial support for people in receipt of the state pension.

      Pension Credit: Coventry North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of pensioners in Coventry North East constituency (a) receive the basic state pension, (b) receive pension credit...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the Pension Credit report from Independent Age.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of border checks on goods arriving from the EU after the transition...

    • Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of hunting trophy (a) imports and (b) exports...

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which zoos and safari parks have accessed the £100 million Zoo Animals Fund.

      Dairy Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the London School of Economics report, Vulnerabilities of Supply Chains Post-Brexit, published in...

      Urban Tree Challenge Fund: Greater London

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

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has for the UK to become self-sufficient in the growth of fresh flowers in the event of the UK not...

      Furs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the US, (b) China and (c) other countries that permit mink farming...

      Food Supply: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the London School of Economics report, Vulnerabilities of Supply Chains Post-Brexit, published in...

      Green Recovery Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the £40 million allocated to the Green Recovery Challenge...

      Green Recovery Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of hectares of new wildlife habitat that will be created under the £40...

      Green Recovery Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs in the UK conservation sector (a) (i) safeguarded and (ii) created...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on job creation of investment in nature restoration in the UK; and if...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of increased cost of health problems caused by air pollution as a proportion of GDP since the...

      Environmental Health and Waste Disposal: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government funding for (a) refuse collection and (b) environmental health.

  • Home Office

    • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Fire on the LiBess battery explosion in September 2020.

    • Racially aggravated offences: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in racially-aggravated offences reported to Leicestershire Police during the...

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of (a) trends in the level of theft of catalytic convertors and (b) the involvement of those thefts in wider...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government Departments and agencies she has consulted on potential sites for asylum accommodation; what sites she has under...

      Sleeping Rough: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the new discretionary powers in the Immigration Rules...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on providing support to child refugees made homeless by the recent fires at the Moria refugee camp.

      Asylum: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of reinstating the link with mainstream benefits by setting the asylum...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) backlog and (b) average length of time taken to process applications for indefinite leave to...

      Asylum: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) process is and (b) agreed timescales are for the return of confiscated mobile phones to asylum seekers by Border Force; and...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of (a) Biometric Residence Permit cards are issued within her Department's target time; (b) responses to BRP...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November to Question 105275, what routes are included in the other category referred to in the data for...

      Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on Government support for people with no recourse to public funds during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to restart refugee resettlement programmes.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2020 to Question 96931 on Asylum: Interviews, whether the pilot of third parties carrying out asylum...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • South America: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of British...

    • Bolivia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the new Government of Bolivia following the recent elections in that...

      Religion: Overseas Aid

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

      Ethiopia: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterparts on the use of military force against protestors...

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the average length of time British citizens have been detained overseas...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Hostage Taking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 99696 on Integrated Security, Defence, Development and...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports by human rights lawyer, Emma Reilly, of the UN sharing the names of Uyghur...

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the steps that cruise ship operators have...

      India: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Indian counterpart on the detention of (a) Friar Stan Swamy and (b)...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including in the permitted reasons for international travel...

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon Member for Glasgow East in the debate on the Transparency of...

      Sudan: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to recommend to the Prime Minister that he appoint a trade envoy to Sudan as a result of the US...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to encourage the EU to publish the interim report of the Georg Eckert...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has received a copy of the EU interim report on the Palestinian Authority school curriculum.

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the UK will attach (a) the need to release human rights activists and women’s rights defenders and (b)...

      Mohammed bin Salman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, for what reason Mohammed bin Salman was not included in the list...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020 to Question 5457, what the allocated budget is for the Gulf Strategy...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question HL9495 on Government Departments: Overseas Aid, which...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question HL9495 on Government Departments: Overseas Aid, on what date...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many and what proportion of projects that have been applied for under the Gulf Strategy Fund to date in...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the 2019-20 Memorandum of Understanding between the Department for International Development and...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the 2019-20 Memorandum of Understanding between the Department for International Development and...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the 2018-19 Memorandum of Understanding between the Department for International Development and...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of different legislative options for imposing...

      China: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to reports that an online Christian bookseller in China has been fined and given a seven-year...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish details of the expenditure from the Chagossian Support Package; and which projects that funding...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the merger between his Department and the Department for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Protective Clothing: Exemptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people who are exempt from wearing face coverings are able to use...

    • Slavery: Monuments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of commissioning a memorial to remember the victims...

      Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total (a) value and (b) number of Government contracts spent with Amazon Web Services was in the last...

      Ministers: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is Government policy that Cabinet ministers use the NHS covid-19 app, including contact tracing.

      Influenza: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths there were from seasonal flu in each month of the last three years.

      Electoral Register: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to improve voting registration rates among black people in the UK.

      Civil Partnerships and Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will put in place a mandatory two-week notice period for changing guidelines for marriages and civil...

      Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to revoke the (a) Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies were in receipt of UK export finance in each of the last five years by (a) region of the UK, (b) type of business (c)...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the Which? report entitled National Trade Conversation,...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish her Department's long term strategy to increase exports; and if she will make a statement.

      Tradeshow Access Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much funding she plans to provide to the trade show access programme for 2021-22; and if she will make a statement.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will list every trade mission organised by her Department in each of the last five years.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department provides to UK companies seeking to develop international renewable energy projects to provide energy to the UK.

      Energy: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to support UK businesses to develop energy projects in Morocco.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of UK exports.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to reform the Electronic Communications Code to support the rapid rollout of full fibre digital...

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the role the coach travel sector can play in revitalising the UK tourism industry; and when he...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy on the Outside In programme of the findings of the...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government's Rethink, Reskill, Reboot campaign was launched.

      Telecommunications: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether there is a competent authority in place to fulfill the UK's obligations under the EU Electronic Communications Code 2018.

      Telecommunications: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of closuring telecoms customer support services during the covid-19 outbreak on (a)...

      Tennis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether outdoor tennis played by people from (a) one household or (b) different households respecting social distancing...

      Arts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support London’s creative sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the extent of (a) misinformation and (b) disinformation on social media on the covid-19...

      Arts and Culture: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the arts and cultural sector in Coventry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Sir Malcolm Arnold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the papers of composer Sir Malcolm Arnold are preserved in the National...

      Data Protection: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to update the explanatory framework for adequacy discussions presented to the EU, following the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Virtual Proceedings

      To ask the Leader of the House, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reintroducing virtual parliamentary proceedings during the autumn 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to his oral contribution of 12 November 2020, when the Government plans to issue new procurement guidelines for Government departments and public bodies.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has taken steps with the (a) fire and rescue services and (b) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors on...

    • Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the statutory requirement to publicise planning applications in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the rate of house building.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much the average grant allocation is under the Building Safety Fund.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average processing time for Building Safety Fund applications.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of houses built without the necessary fire breaks in England and Wales in the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Disability: Railways

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question 106463 on Disability: Railways, what the outcome was of the recent discussions between her...

    • Pay and Redundancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what comparative assessment she has made of the effect of (a) redundancies and (b) reductions in pay during the covid-19 outbreak on women and men.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 19 October (HL8705), how many schemes have been set up for training Green Homes Grant skills; where in the UK...

    • Boilers: Waste Heat Recovery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 3 August (HL7278), why passive flue gas heat recovery systems with thermal storage are not mandated for (1) all...

      UK Intellectual Property Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to lay a Statutory Instrument to ensure that lawyers from the European Economic Area cannot appear before the UK Intellectual Property Office from...

      Hunterston B Power Station: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the economic impact of the permanent closure of Hunterston B nuclear power station; and what steps they...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with President-elect Biden about the Belfast Agreement.

    • Consumer Goods: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent comments by (1) Marks and Spencer’s, and (2) Sainsbury’s, about the impact of the UK’s departure...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether schools are encouraged to develop individual clean air plans; and if so, how they incentivise the development of such plans.

    • Private Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the registration of independent schools in instances where Ofsted has expressed concern regarding that registration.

      Skilled Workers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by City & Guilds Group Act Now, published on 2 November; and what steps they are taking to allow more autonomy...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the COVID-19 transmission rate in schools; and what steps are they taking to protect teachers from COVID-19 infection.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey by the Early Years Alliance, published on 30 October, finding that one in six early years providers could close by...

      Schools: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish new transgender guidance for schools; and when such guidance will be available.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Trials: Administrative Delays

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time for cases to come to trial in England; and what action they are taking to speed up the process.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Poland: Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Poland's compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to its position on the termination...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that demolition orders have been delivered to Palestinian-owned houses in the...

      Palestinians: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the planting of olive trees in Atuwani to ensure land near that village is not classified as state land by the government of Israel.

      Palestinians: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 November (HL9384) and the statement that they "welcome the efforts of Israeli authorities to...

      United Arab Emirates: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the United Arab Emirates about the release of 18 Yemenis and one Russian, who are currently detained and at risk...

      Hussein Yousef

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that authorities at Jau Prison in Bahrain are preventing Yousef Hussein Yousef from receiving the medical treatment he...

      Ethiopia: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of refugees in the Ethiopia-Sudan border region, (2) the nationality of these refugees, and (3) the impact of the...

      Uganda: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether South Sudanese refugees are returning to South Sudan from Ugandan camps; and what assistance they are providing to South...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 November (HL Deb, cols 495–9), what assessment they have made of the judgment delivered by the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Scientific Review Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what relationship they plan to have with the EU's Scientific Review Group after 1 January 2021.

    • Animals: Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the power to prohibit the holding of specimens including live animals under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and...

      Nature Conservation: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what happens to the fines levied under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and what plans they have, if any, to...

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage caused by sky lanterns; and what plans they have to impose a national ban on such lanterns in rural areas.

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 August (HL7533), whether Hong Kong citizens who do not hold British National (Overseas)...

    • Work Permits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the previous arrangements for a cap on the annual number of work permits (1) have been deleted in the revised Immigration Rules, published on 22 October, and...

      Police: West Midlands

      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...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings (1) the Prime Minister, (2) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (3) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and (4) the Secretary of...

  • Treasury

    • Cash Dispensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the future of cash machine networks in the UK.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sustainability of the Press Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the implementation of each recommendation of The Cairncross Review: A Sustainable Future For Journalism, published on 12...

    • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the rate of closure of churches in recent years; what assessment has been made of the ability of worshipping communities to fund...

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